Year 2 perform Dick Whittington on Tuesday.

I write this having just waved Year 5 (and the Headmaster) off to France. I am sure they will have a fantastic time putting their spoken French to good use in real life situations. My thanks to the staff accompanying them; please remember to bring us back some cheese for the Staff Room! It has been a typically busy week, with sporting success for the IAPS Girls (fingers crossed for the Finals today in Essex), Year 4 at Fishbourne Roman Palace, and the delightful Year 2 production of Dick Whittington.

Page six of today’s Newsletter introduces a new feature, in which members of staff reflect on their favourite books for children. Fostering a love of reading is something that home and school work together to achieve, and, as our visiting authors proved last week, children’s fiction is more vibrant and diverse than ever before.


Do please get in touch with the PA if you can offer an item or service for the Silent Auction at the Spring Fair. All the proceeds go to the Clock Tower Sanctuary, which supports homeless young people in our city. Given the recent freezing weather, the work they do is invaluable, and we are proud to support them.


Speaking of snow, the school's Twitter account @stchrishove was very useful for keeping up to date with changes to events last week. Whilst it will never replace direct emails and Clarion on these occasions, I would invite those of you who use social media to follow us. As well as such important logistical information, it provides yet another insight into the rich and varied life of the school.


Please look carefully at the arrangements for next week; Pre-Prep will be dismissed from school at 12pm next Thursday, with Years 4 to 8 dismissed at 12:30pm from Hove Park following House Cross Country.


With the holidays fast approaching, I wish you a splendid weekend.


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