One of the many highlights of my job is boys visiting me in my office. When a boy arrives at my door, I often say, “Is this a ‘good visit’?”, as I hold my thumb up with a smile on my face, or “Is this a ‘not so good visit’?”, as I point my thumb downwards and frown. More often than not, you’ll be happy to hear, it is for a ‘good visit’. Teachers send boys to see me when they have done an extra special piece of work and nothing gives me greater satisfaction than seeing a boy, proud of what he’s achieved, sharing his work with me. Whether it is reading, writing, Maths or Art, it puts a smile on my face and lifts my spirits!

Stereotypes would lead us to believe that reading and writing are for girls whilst Maths is for boys. However, stereotypes for both girls and boys limit their potential and restrict their individuality. I can assure you that boys at The New Beacon love to write. This week alone, I have had several boys come to my office to read me their stories, teeming with descriptive language and imagery. Creative writing offers boys a platform to explore their imagination and encourages self-expression whilst enhancing their communication skills.

This morning in Celebration Assembly, we said a sad farewell to Mrs. Beresford, our dedicated Nursery Manager, who opened The New Beacon Nursery 5 years ago. She also ran the After School programme for several years and was invaluable in her support during the pandemic. Her dedication and commitment to boys across the whole school will be sorely missed. We wish her all the best as she ventures on to pastures new!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead with sunshine at last after the wash-out of Bank Holiday Monday.

Mrs Alteirac
Head of Pre-Prep & Junior School

WHOLE SCHOOL & CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS
We will be having a whole school and class photographs taken on Thursday, 16 May 2024.   For the class photograph we would like all Pre-Prep & Junior School boys to be wearing the same uniform, please can they wear shorts rather than trousers, together with the following:

Blue summer shirt, ties, blazers, shorts.  Please ensure the boys have tidy hair and polished/ clean shoes.

The photography company, Gillman and Soame, will provide details of how to order photographs in due course.

 

RWI
Please click here for this week’s links for our Read Write Inc. activities. A reminder that these links can be accessed, as well as those posted previously for many weeks to come.

 

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

 

TOMBOLA COLLECTION
Do you have a teddy bear that needs a home?  Please click here for more information.

 

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:

NBPA SEALS FAMILY FUN SWIM
Summer half term, book now!
Book your child’s spot for half term at the NBPA Seals program!
Click the link on the poster below and spread the word to keep this amazing opportunity going for our entire school community.

Seals Family Fun Swim