Hermes

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Week 11: Beginning Monday 25th March

Below you will find further information on:

  • Details of events, logistics for the last week of term (all parents)

  • Voting for Dean Close School in the SoGlos Awards (all parents)

  • Tickets for the Junior Production ‘Shakespeare on Trial’ (all parents)

  • Charity Event: Wear a Hat Day and Cake Sale, Friday 29th March

  • Family Space Blind Auction (all parents)

  • Dick Moore Presentation on Mental Health and Wellbeing (all parents)

  • Dean Close Community Golf Day, Friday 29th March (all parents)

  • Ultimate Activity Camps (all parents)

  • Match Fixtures Week 11 (all parents)

 

General notices

Details of events, logistics for the last week of term (all parents)

Please click here to access information for all the events in the last week of term.

Voting for Dean Close School in the SoGlos Awards (all parents)

Dean Close has been shortlisted for the 2nd year by the SoGlos Awards! Please help us win Best Independent School in Gloucestershire by voting using the following link www.soglos.com/awards. If you are not a SoGlos member you may need to register to be able to vote. This takes just a minute. It would be a fantastic achievement to win two years running. Every vote counts so please encourage friends and families to get involved!  Thank you.

Tickets for the Junior Production ‘Shakespeare on Trial’ (all parents)

Tickets for the Junior Production ‘Shakespeare on Trial’ can be purchased from the Bacon Theatre via the below link;

https://bacontheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873600717

Tickets are ‘Print at Home’ or you are most welcome to show your ticket on your phone on arrival.

Charity Event: ‘Wear a Hat Day’ and Cake Sale (all parents)

On Friday 29th March, in support of the final event of Brain Tumour Awareness Month​, all pupils are encouraged to wear a hat of their choice to school. Pupils will need to pay £1 for the privilege, which will be collected in Houses at morning registration. In addition, throughout next week, Wear a Hat Day pin badges will be on sale at break time in the front office (cost £1.00).

Cake Sale

To coincide with ‘Wear a Hat Day’, we are going to hold a magnificent cake sale on Thursday 28th March, 4:30pm on the CPA. This will be to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research. Pupils are encouraged to bake and make cakes, large and small, for this special end of term event and to bring them to the Art Room on Thursday morning. Pupils are allowed to bring in up to £3.00, in a named purse which they can leave with their House parent during the day. Parents are also warmly invited to come and buy cakes at the end of the day.

Archie Pickering (Year 6) is happy to supply free range eggs for your baking and is giving 50% of his profit to charity – I/2 dozen is £1.00. Please pass on your order to him via Oaksey House.

Family Space Blind Auction (all parents)

Our chosen charity for this year, Family Space, have received a donation of two enclosure tickets to the Cheltenham Race Meeting on April 17th, 2019. A blind, sealed auction will be held at school to raise the highest amount we can for the tickets.

If you would like to enter the auction, please give your sealed bid to the front office before Wednesday 27th March, 10.00am. The highest bid will be the winner and they will be notified later that day. In the event of a draw, the joint winners will be informed and asked to provide a final increase to their bid. The highest will then win.

Why not join in and help boost the Family Space funds in this way?

Dick Moore Presentation on Mental Health and Wellbeing (all parents)

Please click here to access the slides from last week’s presentation by Dick Moore on Mental Health and Wellbeing in adolescence.

Dean Close Community Golf Day, Friday 29th March (all parents)

Please click here to access further information.All are welcome to join us for a round of Golf at Cotswold Hills Golf Club, Cheltenham. All in aid of Nyakatukura Memorial Secondary School, a School that Dean Close has supported since 2005.

Ultimate Activity Camps (all parents)

After another successful year, Ultimate Activity Camps are returning to Dean Close Preparatory School in 2019 with their fun and engaging holiday programmes. Ultimate Activity Camps offer exciting activity day camps for 4-14 year olds with over 40 activities every week delivered by engaging and enthusiastic staff who will instruct and encourage children to try new activities and make new friends – and naturally have lots of fun!

Their dates are below:

  • Easter:            Monday 8th to Thursday 18th April
  • Summer:        Monday 22nd July to Friday 23rd August

Match Fixtures Week 11 (all parents)

We are only sending match details in our weekly clarion. Team sheets, pitch location and further information can be accessed using the password DCPSsport2018 on the sports section of the School website http://www.deancloseprepsport.org.uk/

Monday 25th March

10.00am-2.00pm U13 Girls’ Indoor County Cricket Finals UWE, Bristol

Gymnastics – Private Schools Gymnastic Competition at Clifton College Preparatory School 12.00pm Year 6, Year 7 and Year 8

Tuesday 26th March

U11 Boys’ and Girls’ West of England Hockey Finals at Millfield Preparatory School – 9.30am

Wednesday 27th March

2.15pm Senior and Junior House Hockey

Netball House Matches All Year 5, Year 6, Year 7 and Year 8 2.15pm

U12 girls’ hockey practice 3.45-4.30pm

Thursday 28th March

Girls’ Hockey – U12 In2Hockey West Finals King’s College, Taunton

3.30pm U13 Rugby 7s squad depart for Rosslyn Park 7s

Friday 29th March

U13 Rosslyn Park Rugby 7s – 10.00am