Archives June 2015


  • How to improve reading skills

    June 29, 2015.

    Meeting Bear

    This week, we met Bear the dog, our beautifully understated village celebrity.  Bear was trained to be a guide dog but did not quite manage to graduate.  Consequently, he was adopted by our neighbours and has since become the most loved furry friend in the area.  Children will knock on Bear’s door and ask if he would like to come out and play, they make him cards for his birthday and greet him with big smiles and hugs.  Bear is as calm as can be and takes all this attention in his stride.  Thanks to his lovable ...

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  • 13+ Common Entrance is over: Let summer begin!

    June 13, 2015.

    13+ Common Entrance is over but school is not quite out.

    Now that the dust has settled on the Common Entrance results, the Year 8 students are in a period of long awaited limbo land.  Mostly, they are in the final year of their Prep School and have licence to kick back and cruise towards the end of term.

    How do children cope without structure though?  For many, school becomes a stream of videos in class, an afternoon ‘on the fields’ and, best of all, no homework!  To start with, the freedom is great as no one is badgering anyone ...

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  • 13+ Common Entrance: The results are in!

    June 12, 2015.

    Congratulations to all the Common Entrance students!

    Congratulations to all of our Common Entrance boys and girls on some fabulous results!  Top grades are one thing and we have plenty of those but more unique are the great many inspiring stories of improvement.  Here are a few favourites:

    Lovely young Ted, predicted D grades at best in February, has toiled harder than anyone, putting the hours in both at Easter and half term, most weekends and week day evenings as well. There were no guarantees though and the progress reports were somewhat shaky. Outstanding news then that Ted some how ...

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