Firstly, I must say what a fabulous day we had last Friday for the Start of Term Mass and Sports Day. Fr. Michael spoke to us about using our talents with which we have been blessed. How true for the day; the music from the Senior Chamber Choir was glorious as they led us through the Kyrie, Sanctus and Benedictus and Isabel and Matty gave us time to reflect whilst they performed for us. It was then off to Battersea Park to break some school records and compete for the Sports Day Trophy. It was a close thing all day between Canterbury and Iona and it was Iona who brought the trophy home. You may have heard, from Miss Minto’s account, that the Staff Relay was a particular favourite of the day!
This week has seen the girls enjoying trips, clubs, activities, events and rehearsals.
On Monday, the Lower Sixth History of Art group went off to the Wallace Collection to attend a lecture on ‘Visual Analysis and Interpretation: introducing Approaches to Art History’. The skills that they learnt will be valuable in interpreting the paintings which they will be studying this year.
Tuesday evening saw the annual Science Fair. The Dining Room was full of budding scientists from Year 8 talking enthusiastically about their projects. As a scientist myself, it was fascinating to see the ideas that the girls came up with and the experiments that they conducted. We had everything from bath bombs, to chocolate, to glow in the dark ice cream! We know that science can change our future and the future of our world lies in the hands of young people like the Year 8’s. Well done to everyone. The winners for the evening were Maud, Elena, Melissa, Aoife and Sara.
On Thursday we had Dr. Bryony Bamford talking to the girls, staff and parents about Eating Disorders. Bryony increased our awareness and understanding of eating disorders as well as providing us all with support and advice for a problem which we cannot ignore. The girl’s talk focussed on awareness, Long term impact of eating disorders, Bullying awareness, Media and social media awareness and literacy, advice on what to do if you are struggling and what to do if a friend is struggling. Thank you to the Parents’ Association for sponsoring this event for us.
The week started off with a cake sale by Amara, Eve and Flora who raised over £120 for Save the Children and it finished with a coffee morning for MacMillan Cancer Support. It was lovely to see so many parents enjoying a cup of tea and a cake and having a chat. Thank to everyone who donated cakes, their time and their money~ we raised just over £400, which was incredible.
Have a restful weekend
Mrs Amanda Leach
|Monday 29th September||3.30pm – 5pm: Senior Chamber Choir|
|Tuesday 30th September||7.30pm: U6 English Theatre Trip|
|Wednesday 1st October||9.00am: GCSE Art trip to the British Museum
3.30pm – 5pm Rome Tour Rehearsal
|Thursday 2nd October||NO PM School
4.30pm: Whole School Open Evening
|Friday 3rd October||9.00am: L6th & U6th Art trip to the National Art Gallery|
|Monday 6th October||Year 9 Trip to the National Gallery
3.30pm – 5pm Senior Chamber Choir
AS English Trip to Trafalgar Studios
|Tuesday 7th October||Year 7 Trip to the National Gallery
3.30pm – 6pm: RBKC Mini Marathon Trials
6pm – 9pm: Rome Tour Information and Fundraising Evening
|Wednesday 8th October||Year 8 Trip to the National Gallery
3.30pm – 5pm: Rome Tour Rehearsal
|Thursday 9th October||Language trip to Berlin leave
6pm: More’s Household Exhibition
Prayer of the week from our Prayer Book:
May we live up to the example set us
by your Son in all that we say and do.
Through Christ our Lord,