Views from the Headmistress’ study – 11th September 2015

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Dear Parents,

It was lovely to see so many of you at the various information evenings this week. If you were unable to make it, please contact the relevant Senior Teacher and they can email through the information that you missed.

Year 8 – sbrown@morehouse.org.uk

Year 9 – jlafrenais@morehouse.org.uk

Year10 & 11 – trobertson@morehouse.org.uk

Sixth Form – kdevine@morehouse.org.uk

Please take a minute to read the amazing achievement of Anastasia Yr9, who is officially the youngest Briton to reach the summit of the Matterhorn. For someone so young and also scared of heights, this is an incredible achievement- well done Anastasia.

http://swns.com/news/schoolgirl-who-is-scared-of-heights-is-youngest-brit-to-climb-one-of-worlds-toughest-and-most-deadliest-mountains-68269/

This picture appeared in The Times:

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The PE Department have long forgotten the summer holidays and are whipping the girls into shape already. This week there have been over 250 participants at clubs. New this term is the rowing club and twenty girls went down to the River Thames at Putney. I am looking forward to seeing some photos next week, as it will be their first week on the Thames- perhaps a change of clothes would be advisable! The climbing club is now offering sessions to both the Juniors and Seniors. 43 girls attended netball club last night and Ms Minto and Miss Dennis came back very excited about the new talent in Year 7. Top attenders of the week are: Y7 – Daphne (8 sports clubs), Y8 – lots of girls on 5 clubs, Y9 – Aoife (6 sports clubs), Y10 – Flora (7 clubs) and Y12 – Maria (8 clubs).

Year 11, accompanied by Mr Hegarty, Ms Travers and Mr Fordham went to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre to see a new production of Lord of The Flies. This new adaptation was inventive and managed to capture much of the disturbing darkness of mankind which is exposed in the telling of the story. The novel by William Golding is part of their GCSE literature studies and the afternoon allowed the girls to be visually captivated by this tale. It was a blistering hot day but it did not detract from our enjoyment of the play.

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Please join us on Friday 18th September at St. Mary’s Cadogan Street for our start of year Mass and then at the Millennium Arena in Battersea Park for our annual Sports Day. The Mass will start at 9.30am and the Sports Day at 11am.

The Tour Choir has started rehearsing for their forthcoming tour to New York. There are a couple of places left and so if your daughter is interested, please see Mr Anstice. There will be a fundraiser on 6th October, all are welcome.

The Sixth Form will be hosting a coffee morning from 8.15am on 25th September, in support of MacMillan Cancer Trust.  Please come and have a cup of tea and a cake to get your day started. If you are inspired by the Great British Bake Off, please do send in some delicious cakes.

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Have a lovely weekend

Amanda Leach

 

 

The weeks ahead 

Monday 14th September 3.30pm – 5.30pm: Senior Chamber choir

6.30pm: Parents Association Meeting

Wednesday 16th September 6.00pm: New Parents Drinks
Friday 18th September 9.30am: Start of Year Mass | St Mary’s Cadogan

11.00am: Sports Day | Battersea Park

Monday 21st September 3.30pm – 5.30pm: Senior Chamber Choir
Tuesday 22nd September 2.00pm: Cyber Bullying event Year 7, 8, 9 & 10
Thursday 24th September 4.00pm: L6th & U6th Parents Evening
Friday 25th September 8.15am: Macmillan Coffee Morning

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Prayer of the Week from our Autumn Term Prayer Book

Open our ears, O God, so we may hear Jesus’

words clearly.

Put the truth in our mouths so we may always

speak it.

Help us to keep our words kind and gentle.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen

 

 

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