The Christ’s Chronicle Issue 50

Week beginning April 22nd 2009

School Information
We hope everyone had a restful Easter holidays and a chance to enjoy some of the lovely weather. Please could we remind everyone that school uniform is to be worn correctly and that we will be monitoring this on a continuous basis.

Parent information
As part of Harlequin RL’s commitment to offering opportunities for young people to attend top quality rugby league matches and be part of the match day experience, there is an opportunity for students and their families to see fixtures for a fraction of the normal cost (£15 family ticket – 2 adults + 2 children). On Sunday 17th May, Harlequins RL are proud to announce that last years Britain’s got talent winner George Sampson will be performing on the pitch before the game and at the half time interval. Home Start Training Courses for Parent Volunteers If you have some free time after the Easter holidays, and you are a parent, you could help other families with pre school children. Local charity Home-Start is offering a free Preparation Course to train you to be a home-visiting volunteer, supporting families with difficulties such as post-natal illness, bereavement or disability. The course runs from 10am-2.30pm every Thursday for 10 weeks from 23 April-2 July. After the course you would visit a family for about 2 hours a week. For more information, please contact Home-Start on 020 8487 8500, or e-mail info@homestart-richmond.org.uk or visit www.homestart-richmond.org.uk

Events
‘Oliver’ Christ’s School Summer Production Mr Wilson, Miss Medway and Miss Hicklin have started rehearsals. All cast members need to keep a watchful eye on rehearsal schedules as these involve drama, music and dance. Mrs Busby is running a costume project with year 9 and she would be very grateful of any donations of lengths of material such as ticking or calico for making aprons, waistcoats and so on. Trip to First World War battlefields A group of year 9s went to Ypres on Friday 24th to visit the battlefield and memorials as part of studying the Great war in History. This is the first time this trip has gone ahead and it was deemed very worthwhile.

Year news
Year 11 A number of year 11 students attended revision sessions in the holidays. Well done to them. Year 11 are expected to be in school until 15th May. During the week of 11th there will be a number of exams including orals, Enterprise and employability. Preparation for Working Life.

Year 10 Year 10 are now on Work experience until Friday 1st May. Each employer is called by a member of staff during the fortnight and the vast majority of students are also visited by a staff member. There have been some very positive comments already from employers and one students has been offered a Saturday job. Year 9 Many Year 9 students have been interviewed by Mrs Walsh and Ms Bromly in connection with finalising options for next year. PTA The PTA have a meeting every half term and the next meeting will be held this coming Monday the 27th of April at 7pm in the usual venue, the Music Room in the Music Block. Everyone is very welcome and wine and light refreshments will be served.

Sports news Rugby 7s Year 7 played in a rugby 7s competition and won the plate, beating Greycourt in the final 36-0 Year 9 were 2nd in their group in the rugby 7s and qualified for the cup competition but lost in the semi final to Greycourt. Cricket A group of Year 8s went to Lord’s cricket Ground as a reward for winning their league last season. They struggled with 3 of the matches but eventually came good and won the last game. Rugby league We are looking forward to next Thursday 30th April as the year 7 girls team have qualified for the regional finals (South and West London).

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