17 November 2023

Head’s Art Competition
Thanks to all of those boys who submitted an entry to this term’s Head’s Art Competition. It was an incredibly difficult judging process with so many wonderfully creative interpretations of ‘New Beginnings’ but the overall winner was Olivier, in Y6.

Highly commended entries from Kasper- Y1, Henry-Y2, Riaan-Y3, Eddie-Y5, Natiq-Y6, Fraser-Y8.

Mrs Brownsdon

This Week in Year 2
This week, we finished off making our Scottish men, who are wearing kilts. This has been our artwork over two Art lessons and is linked to our Geography topic of Katie Morag. The boys loved making them, but enjoyed making them dance even more! Quite the sight!

In R.S., we continue to learn about Hinduism. The boys have learnt about the origins of Ganesh and reenacted a story about him called ‘When Ganesh cursed the Moon.’ Their short plays were brilliant, telling the story perfectly. They have also made their own Ganesh sculptures, which they proudly took home this week.

Bollywood Dance Workshop 

All the boys from Nursery to Year 4 took part in the Bollywood Dance Workshop on Monday to celebrate Diwali. Our special guest dancer, Olivia, came to show us some special objects and then taught us some traditional Bollywood Dancing. Diwali is a very special celebration for Hindu people. It is also celebrated by Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. It is a celebration of light over dark, and good over evil. It is also known as the ‘festival of lights.’ Diwali takes place every year and lasts for five days. Rangoli patterns are thought to bring good luck. People make rangoli patterns at the entrance to their homes. This is to welcome the goddess, Lakshmi. Happy Diwali to our New Beacon families who celebrate it.

Well Done, Alberto
We are very proud of Alberto (Year 8), who played the Last Post on his bugle for the Tunbridge Wells Remembrance Day on Sunday, 12 November.


Visit to the Wealden Times Hop Farm Christmas

The Middle School Choir had a wonderful afternoon at the Wealden Times Hop Farm Christmas Fair , entertaining a very busy cafe area with carols and enjoying rousing applause from their audience! Well done to all the boys for their excellent singing, to Fraser and Nicholas for coming along to help and to Mr Vincent, Mr Burton and Mr Pidgen.

U9 Football Season

U9 A Team
Well done to the boys on a wonderful football season. Each boy represented the school admirably and displayed courage, skill, commitment, and desire. The highlight of the season was winning the Ashford Football tournament in October. There were 16 teams taking part, with New Beacon grouped with Sutton Valence Prep, Ashford Prep B and Wellesley House. The team qualified perfectly from the group; 3 wins, 9 goals and no goals conceded. We were matched against Marlborough House in the quarter final and the boys dominated the game, running out 5-0 winners. In the semi-final we played St Faith’s Prep, prevailing in a tight game 1-0. The final was a feisty affair against St Lawrence Prep. Our boys matched the physicality of the opposition and won comfortably by 6 goals to nil. Congratulations to all the boys, each induvial contributed to a wonderful team and it was fantastic to bring home the trophy!

I am extremely proud of each, and every boy and I am very much looking forward to the rugby season.
Mr Young/Mr Eisawy

Results (excluding tournaments):

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U9 B Team
The U9 B team had an excellent season overcoming an early loss in their second match to go unbeaten in every match following. We were prolific in attack scoring 21 goals in 7 games (excluding tournaments) and tight in defence, only conceding 7. We played free flowing attacking football with goals coming from all areas of the pitch. In the two tournaments we participated in we won at DPS Cranbrook and came second at Ashford. Despite this hugely successful season in terms of results, I am most proud of each player in the team improving as the season went on. Well done all.
Mr Yeats-Brown


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U9 C Team
It was a fun if challenging season to work with the U9 C team.  We work hard on encouraging movement away from the ball, as the team had a tendency to cluster around the ball.  As the season progressed the team became so much better at moving into space and so creating more opportunities to score goals and look threatening.  In addition, we naturally worked on passing, dribbling, tackling and shooting to enhance the boy’s abilities with good effect.

As the season progressed an excellent team spirit developed as the team’s self-confidence grew.  I have enjoyed working with this group of boys and a final victory against Downsend (4-1) by four was an excellent way to finish the season.it was a great end to the season.  Well done boys.
Mr Hutchison


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U9 D Team
The U9 D team had an excellent season, going unbeaten in their first 5 matches due to some incredibly solid and consistent performances! The boys continued to show excellent effort, enthusiasm and determination through the last part of the season when they came up against some very strong teams, and never gave up. They can all be proud of what they have accomplished and how they conducted themselves throughout the football term.
Mr Tomic


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Year 8 Music Concert

Year 8 boys put on a wonderful instrumental concert this Thursday to a very appreciative audience, from a jazzy trombone solo to a Bach violin concerto and  some wonderful vocal , guitar, drum, trumpet and keyboard numbers in between. Well done to all participants for their confident and accomplished performances.

Odd Socks Day
The theme for Anti-Bullying Week this year is Make Some Noise. The week began with everyone wearing Odd Socks Day. The idea behind wearing odd socks is that no two socks are the same, just as no two people are the same. Everyone is unique, with their own quirks, characteristics, and ways of doing things. By wearing odd socks, we are celebrating this diversity and uniqueness, and showing our support for anti-bullying and our commitment to creating an environment where everyone is accepted for who they are. The Odd Socks Gang have made a great catchy tune to help, you can listen to it here.

Children in Need
Today we came together to raise money for Children in Need. The boys joined together as a whole school for an assembly which had a focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing. Thank you to everyone who wore something spotty, brought in money for cakes, and generally raised awareness for this charity.

The boys enjoyed our cake sale at break time and there were many entries for the bake-off competitions.

Well done to the following winners:
Nursery: Harrison C.
Pre Prep: Dominic B.
Junior School: Ruan H.
Middle School: Ted B. and Alex B.
Senior School:  Thomas M and Louis A

Middle School Winner