One of the many benefits of an independent school education is the vast number of opportunities open to the children. Alongside a rigorous academic programme, the boys at The New Beacon can participate in a wide range of musical, sporting, Art, and drama endeavours. Our mission statement says, ‘We ask each boy to strive for personal excellence, aiming to be the best he can be, making the most of every opportunity and possibility.’

The boys at The New Beacon certainly take this to heart. Last weekend, some of the Year 3 and 4 boys took part in the Schools’ Triathlon. Not only did they step out of their comfort zones with their training in the lead up to the event, but they also competed with camaraderie, respect, maturity and kindness. They proudly showed off their medals in assembly on Wednesday and spoke about their sporting successes as well as how they had worked together as a team and cheered each other on.

This week, saw the triumph of the Year 4 Play, Finding Nemo. The boys sang brilliantly and said their lines with clarity, enthusiasm and confidence! The production was a collaborative effort and my thanks to all the staff who contributed to this performance, especially Dr. Maslin for her inspirational music teaching, our industrious Year 4 TAS and our three magnificent Directors, Miss Stone, Mrs Manning and Mrs Williamson.

Pre-Prep and Junior School boys are working hard rehearsing for the Summer Concert, which will take place during our Celebration Day on 5th July. This promises to be a wonderful musical extravaganza!

A reminder that no parents should be in any school building unaccompanied. If you need to see a teacher, please book an appointment and if you need to drop something off for your son, please leave it with Mrs. Harding in her office. Another reminder that when you collect your son(s) at the end of the day, please leave promptly to ease traffic congestion, and please avoid using the Adventure Playground.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead, whatever it has in store.

Mrs Alteirac
Head of Pre-Prep & Junior School

WATER BOTTLES FOR HOME FIXTURES
Boys playing home fixtures are requested to bring their water bottles to home fixtures. There will be water filling stations for the boys to replenish their water bottles. We are trying to do away with supplying plastic bottles of water.

 

THE NEW BEACON AND ROAD SAFETY
It has been noted and reported that a few parents are not adhering to the speed limit on the drive around the school at drop-off and pick-up times. All drivers are reminded that they must observe the speed limit, be vigilant as you drive on the campus and certainly not be using mobiles until you are stationary.

Even though we regularly remind boys about their own safety on the campus, there is bound to be an occasion that one or more boys may not observe the necessary safety checks before crossing at the pedestrian crossings.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SENIOR SCHOOL DISCO!

The NBPA are looking for parent volunteers in Nursery to Year 6 to help with decorating or supervising at the Senior School Disco – please follow the link below for more information.

Volunteers Needed!

 

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 COLLECTIONS
Teddy Tombola – Do you have a teddy bear that needs a home?  Please click here for more details.

Bottle Tombola – Own clothes day in return for bottles! – Please click here for more details.

 

FUN CARDS
Fun Cards are now available to pre-buy for the Summer Fete from Friday, 17 May to Monday, 2 June and will be sent home by boy-mail on Thursday, 6 June.

At the fete, Fun Cards will be available for sale at the NBPA stall, though we do encourage you to pre-buy to eliminate as much queuing time as possible! You can use ALL Fun Cards at the NBPA events, they do not expire, so they will never be wasted!
Please click here for more details.

 

YEAR 8 DUNK IT! TOURNAMENT
The NBPA would like to invite all Year 8 boys to take part in this year’s Summer Fete Company Tournament, DUNK IT!
Please click here for more details.

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