As you are aware, our traditional Spring Fair will not take place this term, to be replaced by an Autumn Fair early in the Michaelmas Term. This will enable our most senior pupils to participate more fully, recent leavers to come back to the school having just started at their Senior School, and new pupils and their parents to taste the community atmosphere which is such a strength of St Christopher’s. At the Parents’ Association Committee Meeting the date was finalised as Saturday 21st September, but the Association is still considering the name. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Association if you have any suggestions.
A GLANCE AT NEXT WEEK...
Monday 15th April 2019
After School Clubs start
4.40pm Upper School Section Meeting and Pre-Prep Common Room Meeting
7.30pm Parents’ Association Meeting
Tuesday 16th April 2019
8.35am Middle School Section Meeting
Year 2 trip to Jubilee Library (am) (no swimming)
Middle School and Upper School Hymn Practice
Year 1 Trip to the Sea Life Centre (am)
4.30-5.30 Years 7 and 8 Little Shop of Horrors rehearsal
6pm-6.30pm Years 1-4 LAMDA Performance Evening
6.30pm-7.30pm Years 5-8 LAMDA Performance Evening
Wednesday 17th April 2019
Middle and Upper School Council Meeting in the Science Lab
Pre-Prep Easter Bonnet Parade 8.30am
1st XI, U11B, U11C, U9A, U9B, U8A & U8B Boys’ Cricket v BCPS (A)
2nd XI & U11A Boys’ Cricket v BCPS (H)
1st & 2nd Girls’ Cricket v BCPS (H)
U11 & U10 Girls’ Cricket v BCPS (A)
12.40pm Pre-Prep Maths themed Easter Egg hunt
Thursday 18th April 2019
10am Head of History at Brighton College to speak to 8H
Friday 19th April 2019
Good Friday - School Closed
It was lovely to see so many of you at Hove Park to watch the Prep School House Cross Country Competition and a delight to see so many children enjoying the healthy competition which the event brings. Impressed though I was by the running of those who headed the field in the three races, I was equally pleased to see those who came in towards the back enjoying the event, all cheered on encouragingly by parents and children.
On Friday afternoon every boy and every girl in the Prep School was out on the games field, playing the same sport, surely a first for St Christopher’s and perhaps for any school. The girls are very excited about their cricket this term and I am sure this will remain the case though, as with anything which is a big departure from tradition, we will monitor it carefully. I raise my hat to the Head of Girls’ Games and her department for organising such a good venue at Henfield for the girls to play cricket. I am also delighted that the weather has been shining on our early season practice.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to our choir sing the Fauré Requiem at All Saints Church alongside the All Saints Choir last Saturday and we were treated to another performance in Assembly on Thursday morning. It proved one of those many moments when I felt moved by and proud of the achievements of your children. I am sure that I will feel the same this evening after the Year 4 & 5 production of Disney Through the Ages. These performances reflect wonderfully on teachers such as Miss Huber and Mrs Griffiths but also on the very wholehearted support parents at St Christopher’s give to the performing and creative arts.