We have (nearly) come to the end of our longest term, and what an exciting and fun-filled term it has been! The Year 1/2 Nativity performance, ‘A Christmas Recipe’, kicked off this week with joyful singing, wonderful costumes and the boys delivering their lines with gusto, against the beautiful backdrop painted by our very own Mrs. Jackson. The Year 3 and 4 Carol Services were an amazing showcase of the boys’ singing talents- two joyful and festive services.

As I often say to the boys, it is important at this time of year to think of those less well off than ourselves. We are so very blessed and have a duty to pay it forward. It’s important to remember that Christmas is not a joyous season for everyone, and we need to spread cheer where we can.

The boys had a wonderful time at the Christmas Fayre today and looked so festive in their Christmas jumpers. Thank you to the boys in Years 5-8 who organised and ran the stalls this year and to the NBPA who treated us to Father Christmas in his grotto. Some magical moments were shared. There are two more Christmas jumper days to go: Monday, when we will also enjoy our Christmas lunch, and Wednesday, the last day of term. We are waiting with bated breath for the Reception and Nursery Nativity plays taking place next week.

On behalf of all of the staff in the Pre-Prep and Junior School, we wish you a peaceful, joyous and safe festive season.

A reminder that boys are back on the 9 January, 2024.

Enjoy your weekend.

Wraparound Care Arrangements for the Last Week of Term
Please note Junior School and Pre-Prep clubs and activities finish on Friday, 8 December apart from Junior School Prep, Pre-Prep Activity club and Breakfast and After School club.  However, After School club will not run on the last day of term and Junior School Prep and Pre-Prep Activity club will finish by 1pm on that day.

 

Booking for Early Years Activity Club and Pre-Prep Activity Club
Both Early Years Activity Club (Nursery and Reception) and Pre-Prep Activity Club (Y1 and 2), which run daily from 3:30-5pm, will now be booked with via the school website and not on Schools Buddy. There is an option to book for the whole term if your dates won’t change. For Junior School Prep (Y3 and 4), you can also sign up via the school website, if you haven’t already signed up via Schools Buddy. From next term, JS Prep will include 30 minutes of prep and 30 minutes of a club. Y3 will attend the club first, followed by prep, and Y4 will do the opposite. Y3 parents are welcome to collect their son after the club has finished (at 4:30pm), so that they don’t attend prep. For all 3 clubs, please sign up by the Sunday for the week ahead.

 

Form Feasts
In keeping with our usual tradition, there will be ‘Form Feasts’ on the last morning of term.  Please click here for more details.

 

Dates for the Calendar (Including 3 Christmas Jumper Days)

Monday, 11 DecemberChristmas Jumper Day
9.30am – Reception Nativity – coffee & minced pies will be served from 8.30am in the NEW Nursery building.
Wednesday, 13 DecemberChristmas Jumper Day
Term ends:
12.00pm – Pre-Prep
12.15pm – Year 3
12.30pm – Year 4

 

NB Parents’ Association Minutes
Please follow this link for the AGM Minutes 2023.

 

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