By the time you read this many of you will have enjoyed the wonderful performance of Peter Pan. My thanks to everybody concerned with this production but as usual I particularly congratulate the cast on their outstanding effort. It was a very amusing slant on a familiar story and they carried it off with aplomb.
It’s now only a week until the Christmas Fair (and today is only November the 18th). I hope you are all looking forward to this as much as ever and I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that you are very welcome to bring relatives and friends to enjoy the afternoon. In recent years the fair has been a resounding success largely due to the excellent organisation and impressive attendance. We will of course have hired the one and only, real, genuine, actual Father Christmas, not to be confused with imposters you may see in shopping precincts.
Mrs Wyman: Thank you to the girls in Main School. Lodge loved your Peter Pan. Very well done to all of you.
Costume notices for the Nativity play are starting to filter through over the next few days as each group is allocated.
Nursery had a taste of Christmas this week, having baked their first mince pies.
Bumper Bundle spelling tests for Kg and Trs will be Monday, 5th December. Thank you from the Beginners teachers. Your children had great fun with the torches.
Please return any outstanding cups on Monday, 21st November to Lodge staff room.
Katharine Hersee: The Friends have been delighted at the take-up of our offers this term and are grateful to everyone who has bought hoodies, plants, gift-wrap and Christmas cards. We have one final offer for you, beautiful floral gift baskets to brighten your homes this Christmas. They also make useful gifts when visiting family and friends over the holidays.
The first dark wicker basket will come brimming with either cyclamen, primroses and variegated ivy. Our second basket contains six pink hyacinth that which will be delivered on the point of flowering, ready for Christmas. These baskets look great indoors or outdoors.
Examples of the basket can be viewed in Main School Reception and Lodge Conservatory, together with order forms or click here to print out an order form. We will also have some baskets for sale at the Christmas Fair.
Please return orders to a Friends box, together with cash or a cheque payable to Friends of Godstowe, by 9 am on Monday 28th November or hand in your order at the Friends Stall in reception at the Christmas Fair. Delivery will be made to school on Friday, 2nd December.
Mrs Evans: This year’s main school Book Fair was our biggest ever. The extra space in Reception has allowed us to offer a wider choice of books, and this year our total sales reached an amazing £3,800. The most important result of that is a lot of happy girls enjoying some excellent reads, but it will also give us well over £2,000 to spend on new titles for classrooms, boarding houses and the Library. So thank you to everyone who bought books.
My thanks also go the parents who came in to help with the running of the Fair: Mrs Couch, Mrs Dudrey, Mrs Foster, Mrs Green, Ms Noad, Mrs Adams, Mrs Finlay and Mrs Granville, and to Miss Berdinner, who is involved every year.
Jennifer Thomas: ThisMorrisons Let’s Grow Programme for 2011 is now over, we have until the 30th November 2011 to place our order. Please bring all the vouchers you have collected into main school reception to be counted. Children from the boarding houses will then be able to choose gardening equipment from the Let’s Grow catalogue. Please join me in thanking Kate Rogers for her continued support.
Today the whole school supported Children in Need by making a donation to wear mufti - even the staff! Alice Wright won the competition to guess Pudsey's birthday and takes home a Build-a-Bear Pudsey this afternoon.
Children in Need
Mrs Sellers: Yesterday over 50 girls took part in a friendly gala against Piper's Corner. Everyone swam well and the results for each year group were very close. The final score was a win for Piper's by 158 points to 138. Particular congratulations go to Rhumbi Wasterfall, Maite Martinez, Amelia Weir and Tierney Ruhan for their excellent swims.
Chocolate by Caroline Gough IIL
Chocolate hot, chocolate cold
Chocolate white, chocolate gold
Melting on my tongue so slow
Please stay there and never, never go.
Chocolate sprinkled with dried fruit
Raspberries, oranges, nuts to boot
Get a hammer smash it up
Grab it quickly – eat your tuck.
If I hold you in my hand
What do you melt away?
I have to lick my fingers up
And rush to make you stay.
1 What is the largest mammal in the world?
2 Which of King Arthur’s nephews had an encounter with Green Knight?
3 Where does Toad live?
4 Into which sea does the River Danube flow?
5 What is the capital of Finland?
6 What was Florence Nightingale’s profession?
7 Which region of Spain is most famous for paella?
8 Which sport has a bully?
9 Which travels faster, sound or light?
10 How old is the Prince of Wales?
I look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow at a huge fixtures day of lacrosse, cross country and netball. Have a good weekend. DG
| UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, 19th November:
Dance workshop for boarders
Sunday, 20th November:
Outdoor ice skating trip to London for boarders
Wednesday, 23rd November:
Recital Concert 4.30pm in the Recital Hall
Thursday, 24th & Friday, 25th November:
ABRSM Music Examinations
|ARTWORK OF WEEK
Portraits by Phoebe Tucker,
Ella McGuire and Stella Lindquist
Saturday, 19th November:
U11 A,B,C,D Netball v St. Helen's (Away)
U12 & U13 Lacrosse at Heathfield
Cross Country FI - MIII
Chartridge Combined School
Wednesday, 23rd November:
U13 A,B,C,D Netball v Wycombe Abbey (Home)
v Wycombe Abbey
U12A won 16-4
U12B won 10-3
U12C lost 2-3
U12D drew 4-4
v Pipers Corner
U9 lost 21-34
U10 won 38-17
U11 lost 27-28
U12 lost 32-34
U13 lost 20-45
Boarders of the week:
WALKER: FILIPA YEKINI
TURNER: JIA KIM
HIGHLANDS: EMMA LAMB
50+ HOUSE POINTS:
reader of the week:
ISABELLA VAN BERGEN