The calendar tells us Spring is here! However, you wouldn’t know it judging by the weather, everyone still wrapped up in their winter garments.

Activities started this week and it’s wonderful to see so many boys taking part in the huge array of co-curricular clubs on offer. From Nature Club to Lego Club to Story Telling Club and more. It’s so important at this age to introduce the boys to as many things as possible to see what piques their interest and stimulates their imagination.

Year 3’s trip to Weald Heights Care Home on Monday was a huge success. The boys performed their Chapel Service with as much enthusiasm and gusto as they did in the Chapel six weeks prior. The smiles on the residents’ faces said it all and as they sang along to ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’, there was a touching moment with the generations coming together through song. Music has a remarkable ability to bridge generational divides, bringing together the young and old in shared joy.

Another example of the power of music, was the lively Accordion Club, who opened our Celebration Assembly this morning. Thank you to the parents of the accordion players, who came along to support them and well done to Mr Guy who leads our Accordion Club!

On the topic of Music, rehearsals for the Year 4 Play are well underway and the boys are making pleasing progress. ‘Finding Nemo’ promises to be a wonderful showcase of musical and dramatic talent!

The cricket season starts next week for our U9 boys, who have matches on both Monday and Thursday. Best of luck to them!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. We just need it to warm up a few degrees now…

With best wishes,

Mrs Alteirac
Head of Pre-Prep and Junior School

DATES TO REMEMBER

7 MayBoys must be in Summer uniform
15 & 17 MayYear 4 Play 7pm
16 MayWhole School Photograph and class photographs
24 MayOwn Clothes Day (Bottle Tombola donations)
27 JuneYear 1-4 Sports Day 9-12pm followed by picnic 1-2pm
5 JulyPrizegiving / Celebration Day

 

ICELAND ADVENTURE – BOOKING IS NOW OPEN
Having just returned from our recent trip to the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’, and believe me, we saw it all and this beautiful country lives up to its moniker, it would seem strange that we are advertising for the 2026 trip already.

Needs must, as Iceland is becoming a must-see adventure for schools and unless we get in early, there is no hope of securing a suitable booking.

Boys who are presently in Years 4, 5 and 6 are eligible to sign up for this thrilling adventure.

One of the Year 7 boys who accompanied us on our latest adventure was so enamoured by the country that he has persuaded his family to book a holiday for next year in Iceland. He wants them to experience what he saw and enjoyed.

Do please note that the trip will depart soon after the end of the spring term in 2026. The intended departure date is Sunday, 29 March. This may, dependent upon available flights on Icelandair, and the availability of accommodation at our favourite guesthouse on a farm in Hjardarbol, necessitate a departure on Saturday.

If you want your son to be a part of this adventure, peruse the brochure below and sign up sooner than later as the uptake is always very good. We will only be able to take 34 boys on the trip.

The New Beacon Iceland Adventure 2026 Brochure

 

TALK EDUCATION
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Talk Education Review

 

READ WRITE INC.
We are now into the Summer Term and all the children are making good progress with their phonics work in our Read Write Inc. sessions. Please use the links attached to further support your son’s understanding and application of the phonics he is currently learning. A reminder that you can click into the reading level your son is on, or revisit other levels. Thank you again for your ongoing support with your son’s reading at home. Please click here for the links.

 

NBPA SCHOOL SHOP OPPORTUNITY!
The NBPA School Shop is looking for friendly, helpful and enthusiastic parent volunteers to join the team. The role will entail being in the school shop one or two mornings a week, Monday and Thursday 8:15-9:15, to sell uniform and process donations.

We are a very friendly team of parents who provide invaluable support to the school, it’s also a great opportunity to get to know other families within The New Beacon community.

No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given. A DBS check will be carried out and references will be required.

If you are interested in joining the team or would like to find out more, please email Alison Harrison: alison.harrison@newbeacon.org.uk.

Please come and join us!

 

 

 

THE NEW BEACON SUMMER FETE
On Saturday, 8 June 2023, 12pm – 3pm. 

We have a fabulous afternoon planned for all The New Beacon families. Please come along and join in the fun!  Please follow the link below for more details.

The New Beacon Summer Fete 2024

 

NBPA REPS MEETING
Please click here for the Minutes of the NBPA Reps Meeting.
CHARITY GOLF DAY
Join us for a Charity Golf Day at Knole Park Golf Club Sevenoaks on Friday, 14 June 2024!
Tee off times start from lunchtime onwards so gather your team for a Fourball and join us for a fantastic day of golf,
raising money for a Charity that is close to our hearts and was chosen by our boys – The Stroke Association.
If you are not a golfer, then please come along and join us afterwards for a family BBQ and children’s putting competition!
For more information and to book your fourball please follow the link below:

ECO INITIATIVE
We have a new initiative mirroring the one from last year, where each boy in the Pre-Prep and Junior School will be offered the chance to plants two seeds.  Please follow the link below for more details.

Eco Initiative

 

CHARITY BOOTS

We are always looking for ways to make a difference beyond our school community and are grateful to William in Year 5 for drawing our attention to Charity Boots.

If your son has outgrown a pair of football boots that are in good second-hand condition and could still be used, please look out for the ‘Charity Boots’ collection point outside the NBC from next week.

Charity Boots – About Us

MAY THE FOURTH (FORCE) BE WITH YOU!
Starship Construction Competition.
Please remember to hand your entries to your form/class teacher or Mrs Westland by Friday, 3 May.