What an absolute pleasure to have been able to watch almost all of The Senior School participate in the Company Rugby Championships on Wednesday afternoon! Some sparkling form was on display and congratulations to Nelson who walked off with the overall winner’s cup.

A big thank you to Mr Herbert, our Director of Sport, who within the past two weeks has masterminded the hockey and the rugby tournaments. Today the boys in The Senior School would have competed for the cross-country Company Cup. There are going to be numerous exhausted boys in this department who will need a good rest this weekend.

The spring term draws to a close and after a well-earned Easter break we can look forward to the sound of leather on willow as we bid a welcome to the summer term, and hopefully days of pleasant sunshine.

Your son should be bringing his academic report home on Wednesday. Do please ask him to hand it over, and if he’s left it in his locker in the school room, he should retrieve it before you drive off for home.

For the most part the Year 8 examinations have produced some excellent results. As always, we hope that the boys will take time to reflect upon how they can go about improving their aggregates should they not have performed as well as they envisaged. There is time to be proactive and to request the necessary assistance from the relevant subject teacher prior to the final examination.

Well done to the Year 7 boys who visited Canterbury Cathedral on Monday. The accompanying staff and your guides in the cathedral were most complimentary about your suitably excellent behaviour and your interest shown.

Some excellent news was received on Thursday when Worth School contacted us to announce that Harry F had been awarded a Sports Scholarship. This is well-deserved.

The Year 8 boys read to their ‘buddies’ on World Book Day and will be meeting up with them on a regular basis during the summer term.

I wish you all a wonderful and safe holiday.

Mr Knipe
Head of Senior School

Year 5 – Year 8 Sports Day
Thursday, 27 June 12:30pm – 4:30pm
We are delighted to invite you to join us for your son/s Sports Day. Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon on the Big Upper and Sports Day events for years 5-8 will commence from 13:30pm after a picnic lunch. We invite you to bring a picnic lunch to share with your son/s on the Big Upper starting from 12:30pm.  Please do not feed your son/s too much sugar before the events!  We will obviously provide a picnic for boys whose parents/guardians are unable to attend.  Pupils will be expected to return to their forms at 13:20pm to register with their form tutors. We encourage you to bring foldaway chairs/blankets for the picnic. Please ensure your son is dressed in school PE kit with trainers/spikes, sun hat, water bottle and his company plain coloured top (no football/branded tops). If boys do not have a company coloured top, please ensure they wear white a PE top, and a bib will be supplied for the afternoon. We are very much looking forward to the day and hope as many of you as possible will be there for an exciting afternoon of sport. Further information, including parking details, will be provided closer to the time.

 

Iceland Adventure 23 – 27 March and Passports
Boys who are going on this trip should be dropped off at the North Terminal at Gatwick airport on Saturday, 23rd March at 8.00 a.m. We shall return to the same airport terminal on Wednesday, 27 March at 11.15 a.m. I have a few boys who have yet to hand in their passports. As a matter of urgency, I will need them on Monday at the very latest. Any medical documents and entry visas should also be forwarded on Monday.
Mr Knipe

 

Year 8 Leavers’ Programme
The Leavers’ Programme kicks off after the final examinations. It is a congested programme which includes the Normandy trip, a visit to Ramsgate, two activity days at Tonbridge School, etc. Some of the internal activities may well be subject to change.  Please follow the link below.

Year 8 Leavers’ Programme

 

Senior (Current Year 6 & Year 7) Football Tour to Nottingham
Please follow the link below for more information in relation to the Senior School Football Tour to Nottingham

If you would like your son to be considered for this trip, please email owen.herbert@newbeacon.org.uk  by Monday 15th April 2024.

U13 Football Tour Sept 2024

 

World Book Day Photo Challenge
The theme for World Book Day 2024 is to support and encourage reading for pleasure. World Book Day provides a fantastic opportunity to focus on reading for pleasure, supporting children’s autonomy in book choice, and embedding a habit of reading that brings a wide range of benefits.

In order to promote reading from now and over the Easter break, we would like your son to take a book to an unusual place and for you to take a photo of him reading it. It could be abroad, at home, in your back garden or at a famous landmark. In previous years, this has proven to be one of the year’s most popular activities. Try to make the cover of the book visible and include as much background as possible so that we can guess where he is! Please email your photos to your form teacher so we can compile them as a whole school. This activity is voluntary, but whether you decide to take part or not, please encourage your son to keep reading over the holidays!

 

Red Nose Day
Thank you to everyone for their cake donations for our cake sale today for Comic Relief. The boys had a fun day wearing their red noses, watching an assembly about Comic Relief and where their money goes, and we have also been learning about many different aspects of kindness. Kindness to others, the planet and kindness to ourselves. We have also looked at Random Acts of Kindness and how these can lift our spirits and make others, and ourselves, feel better and more positive. We would love the boys to take part in our Kindness Challenge. Please see poster here for more details.

 

Big Plastic Count
Thank you to everyone who took part in The Big Plastic Count this week tallying the amount of plastic you throw away over the course of the week. The tallying ends on Sunday, 17 March. Please can boys bring their forms back into school on Monday, 18 March so that we can collate the information and send it to Greenpeace.

 

Summer Term Activities/Clubs
The SchoolsBuddy portal will open for applications for the Summer Term Activities/Clubs on Tuesday, 19 March at 9am. The schedule will follow by email on Monday.

 

Sports Kit
We will be engaging a new supplier for sports kit from September 2024.  We anticipate that you will be able to order your sons new sports kit from June 2024 ready for September 2024.  Whilst we will have a transition period so that existing uniform can be phased out, if you need kit for this summer, we encourage you to purchase this from the stock in the school shop.

We will share more information about the new sports kit supplier next term.

 

Reschedule- Company Cross Country
Friday, 19 April during games.
Due to waterlogged pitches and more rain forecast we have had to postpone the Company Cross Country. It will be rescheduled for Friday, 19 April during games. It is an in-house event and will be normal finishing times.

 

Change of date: CRICKET PRE-SEASON- Monday,  15 April 2024
We are holding cricket pre-season at the following times for Y5 – Y8 Boys:
Year 5 & Year 6: 1pm – 2pm        Meet New Beacon Centre          Mr Bromwich/Mr Tomic/Mr Young/Mr Hutchison
Year 7 & Year 8:  2pm – 3pm       Meet New Beacon Centre          Mr Yeats-Brown/Mr Walkling/Mr Herbert/Mr Eisawy

 

Buddies
The Year 8 Buddies will be meeting up with their Buddy on the last day of term for a fun Easter activity!

 

End of Term – Wednesday, 20 March
The term ends at 1.00 p.m. on Wednesday for Years 7 and 8.
If you can only collect your son at the normal end of day time, there will be staff available to look after them. However, there will be no prep session in the afternoon.


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