Views from the Headmistress’ study – 30th September 2016

Dear Parents,

Thank you for supporting the Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support. Sophie D and Sophie R, in the Lower Sixth, organised the event and we raised nearly £150. Thank you for all your baked and monetary donations. Mercedes’ Oreo cheesecake was particularly popular and sold out in record time!

After reading Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities last Spring, Household girls from Years 8,9 and 10 were able to see this novel brought to life at the Richmond Theatre this week. It was a wonderful and very moving production which captured the true romance. They were all in agreement that the set was beautiful and will linger in their memories as a perfect evocation of a great novel.

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We have had a busy week of matches, including the introduction to our Team Captains. Interviews took place Monday and they all got to lead their teams in matches this week. On Tuesday the U13A finished with a close score of 9-6 but sadly lost to Portland Place. On Thursday we took 3 teams down to Holland Park to compete in their league. The U12A won 4-1 against Sion Manning and lost 2-1 to Burlington Danes. The captain, Emma and Vice Captain Rosie did an excellent job leading their team through these matches. The U13A managed to beat Burlington Danes 8-0, outstanding play. The U13B also had a victory scoring 2-1 against Burlington Danes. Team Captains for these teams are Daphne (U13A) and Phoenix (U13B). The last match of the evening which was also a league match was the U13A against U13B which enabled the girls to forget they were friends and treated them like any other League team in order to achieve the best result. In the end the U13A team triumphed with a score of 4-1. Well done to all!

On Tuesday, the Year 11 & 12 physicists took their studies out of the classroom as they visited Thorpe Park to take part in a workshop on the Science of Roller Coasters. After learning about the G-forces and the slingshot that is used to launch the Stealth roller coaster, they had some free time to experience the forces for themselves before heading back to school to apply their new knowledge to an analysis task in lessons.

There is a further opportunity to experience physics in the real world by observing the Black Moon tonight. A helpful article from The Telegraph is attached.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/28/black-moon-set-to-rise-this-week-in-rare-lunar-event—but-what/

I always enjoy hearing about other interests the girls have outside of More House. Last weekend Emma and Niamh competed in the Kelley O’Boyle Feis. Well done to Emma who came 2nd in the U11 category.

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If you are free on the night of Friday 7th October, you may like to join Matilda in Year 8 and another 300 people who are ‘Sleeping Out’ for Glass Door in Duke of York Square to raise funds and awareness for homeless people. The charity operates night shelters in West London for homeless men and women in the winter — from mid-November to April.

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By sleeping out for one night, you can give others access to winter night shelters. If interested go to http://www.glassdoor.org.uk/sleepoutregistration.htm to register. On the night, all you will need to bring is a sleeping bag and mat and/or cardboard.

I am looking forward to seeing some of you on Tuesday 4th October for the Austrian Fundraiser for the Music Tour.  These evenings are always good fun, so if you haven’t bought a ticket, please do so before they are sold out.

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Next Thursday is Open Evening and you should have received an email from Mr Keeley about the arrangements. Don’t forget to book an appointment with your daughter’s form tutor if they are in Years 7 or 8 for Monday afternoon.

Have a restful weekend,

Amanda Leach

Monday 3rd October Year 7 & 8 Tutor Meetings from 2pm
Monday 3rd October Year 12 Parents Evening  | 4.30-6.30pm
Tuesday 4th October Music Tour Information Evening & Fundraiser | 6pm
Thursday 6th October Open Evening | Girls leave school at 1pm (except Tour Choir)

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer taken from this week’s Spirit and Truth programme:

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that we are privileged to have some many things that other people do not have access to: family, love, support, education, shelter and food to nourish us. Help us never to take these things for granted and never to close our eyes to those in need. Lord, in Your mercy

Hear our prayer.

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