This half term has seen a few changes to our site organisation. I have finally found a more suitable location for my office, which places me at the heart of the school and just seconds away from the school Reception office - perfect for meeting with parents, students and staff when needed. I always felt it was something of an expedition to come and see me in the Mansion, however beautiful the surroundings, and hope that this move will continue to improve my visibility and accessibility within the school community. I have set the younger classes the task of trying to discover where my new office is so that they can come and visit me or, at the very least, wave at me through the window.
My favourite part of the day is the 15 minutes I spend at the school gate each morning that I can, welcoming the students into school to start their day. Your children are a credit to you with their lovely manners, cheery dispositions and (mainly) energetic attitude for beginning their day of learning. It is also lovely when parents take a moment to chat with me there, so please do feel free to catch me, even if you would just like to say good morning!
Our Admissions and Marketing team have now taken up residence in the main office in the Mansion, which provides such a warm welcome to our prospective families who visit the school. We really hope that this new arrangement makes far more sense for the space and will allow us all to carry out our roles with even more enthusiasm and creativity than before.
As the weather continues to be unsettled, please do ensure that your children are suitably prepared and clothed for each day in school. Being outside in the inclement weather can be fun and provide some amazing learning opportunities, but not with soggy socks or a cold head. Incidentally, the fabulous hats, scarves and wellingtons that pass by me through the gate each morning are truly spectacular. I love the Autumn months and look forward to seeing the children enjoying their learning over the weeks ahead.
A huge well done to all our amazing students who played in the Kidbrooke Park Music Festival last weekend!
Here is The Gypsy's Violin by Jeff Moore, performed by the London Mozart Players and the KPFestival Youth Orchestra, which includes many young musicians from our School.
In their first main lesson block on local geography and history, class 4b made their own compasses by magnetising nails to find magnetic north. First, each child mapped their desk and its contents, then they expanded out to make a map of their classroom, the lower school and the school grounds...
With the support and generosity of our parent community, Michael Hall School is currently fundraising for the redevelopment of the Library Resource Centre, forming part of a larger fundraising initiative for the wider school site development plan.
The library is in desperate need of refurbishment to make this space a fully usable and up-to-date facility for our pupils and staff. It is not only a location for both fiction and non-fiction reading materials, but is also an independent and small group study space, as well as a location where teachers can bring their classes for learning key research skills, and other forms of group activities.
We look forward to finalising the design plans and sharing these with you in due course, as well as keeping you informed with regular progress updates on this exciting project in the weeks and months ahead.
Peredur Eurythmy Christmas fairytale 2023.
Students from Classes 2 to 7 have the opportunity again this year to participate in the Eurythmy fairytale at Peredur Christmas fair on the 3rd of December.
Please contact [email protected] for details if your child is interested in taking part.
Eurythmy club is starting again for Classes 4 and 5 on Mondays from 3.15 to 4.10pm beginning after the half term break. Please contact[email protected] for details.
Eurythmy club for classes 6 to 8 is on Thursday at lunchtime. All welcome.
Please contact: [email protected]
On the 17th & 18th November - Garnering 4 Star reviews at The Edinburgh Fringe this summer - alumna of Michael Hall, singer songwriter & Creative Director, Sadie Jemmett, is bringing her musical and moving show, performed by the renowned Footsbarn Theatre, to the magical venue of Wilton's Music Hall. Discounts available for groups!
'...She discovers a courage she never knew she had…An alternative Panto and a magical Fairy Tale for young and old...' Broadway World
'...the way theatre ought to be delivered: with care and respect. From them, we could learn a great deal.’ The British Theatre Guide