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Week 11: Beginning Monday 26th November 2018

Below you will find further information on:

  • Information about the School Play – ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ (all parents)

  • Prep Monday 26th November, Tuesday 27th November and Thursday 29th November (parents in Years 6-8)

  • Swim Training Activity, Thursday 29th November (parents of pupils in the activity)

  • Chapel Service, Friday 30th November (all parents)

  • Late start to school, Saturday 1st December (parents in Years 6-8)

  • French Horn and Trombone Free Trial (all parents)

  • Lymington Rushmore Holidays (parents of pupils in Years 6-8)

  • Christmas Hockey Camp (all parents)

General notices

Information about the School Play – ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ (all parents)

Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th and Friday 30th November

5.00pm School tea provided for all cast members

6.45pm Auditorium doors open

7.00pm Start of performance

9.00pm (approx.) The cast and crew can be collected from the Centenary Hall Atrium

Tickets – sold out. Should you have any surplus tickets, please return these to the school office as soon as possible, so they can be reallocated to those on the waiting list.

After show Party – on Friday 30th November the cast and crew can be collected from the Centenary Hall Foyer at approximately 9.30pm when the after-show party is over. Family and guests of the cast and crew are welcome to attend.

Any pupils coming to watch the play must wear school uniform

Prep Monday 26th November, Tuesday 27th November and Thursday 27th November (parents in Years 6-8)

Please be aware, due to the Senior Play performance and rehearsals, there will be no prep set for pupils in Years 6-8 to complete. There will be a supervised study session for any pupils who would like to attend. Pupils will be available to collect from the Day Houses from 4.35pm, unless involved in other school commitments. The day houses will remain open as usual until 6.00pm.

Swim Training Activity, Thursday 29th November

Swim Training on Thursday has been cancelled due to the school play.

Chapel Service, Friday 30th November (all parents)

All parents and guardians are invited to join us for our Advent Chapel service on Friday 30th Nov, at 2.40pm. We would request that parents and guardians sit in the balcony and aim to be seated by 2.30pm.

Late start to school, Saturday 1st December (all parents)

Many of our pupils have been involved in the fantastic production of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ both front stage and back of stage. Therefore, on Saturday 1st December December, we would like to offer the opportunity for all pupils to have the option of arriving in school at the later time of 9.20am for registration at 9.30am. At 9.40am lessons will follow as normal after this.

If the later start to the school day causes any logistical issues for any parents, please contact your child’s Day House and we can arrange for them to be looked after and have a late breakfast with us in school.

The Year 3 and Year 4 swimming lessons will take place as normal.

French Horn and Trombone Free Trial (all parents)

The Music department are offering 6 places on a free French Horn and Trombone trial. The sessions will take place from 1.45pm-2.15pm on Tuesday 4th and Tuesday 11th December. In the sessions, the children will have the chance to try the instruments in a fun and relaxed session.

This is the perfect opportunity for your child to try out these brass instruments and decide which their favourite is, before committing to a term’s lessons. Trumpet and cornet are currently not on offer as there are no spaces available, however, if you are interested in these specifically, please let Mrs Godley know as there is a waiting list.

If your child would like to take up any of the instruments in the Lent term, the cost will be £238 per term for tuition and £40 for the hire of a school instrument, should this be necessary. Please secure a place on the trial by emailing Mrs Godley as soon as possible: akgodley@deanclose.org.uk.

If you have any questions about the sessions or about learning a brass instrument, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me via email hopstad@deanclose.org.uk

Lymington Rushmore Holidays (parents of pupils in Years 6-8)

Please click here to access a letter for parents in Years 6-8 concerning the Lymington Rushmore Christian holiday camps.

Christmas Hockey Camp (all parents)

Please click here to access information about the Christmas Hockey Camps run in the school holidays at Dean Close.

Match Fixtures week 11

Wednesday 29th November

Rugby v Cricklade Manor – U10A Away 2.30pm

Rugby v Hatherop Castle and Cricklade Manor – U12A and U12B Home 2.30pm

Rugby Festival at Clifton College Preparatory School – U10B and U10C 2.00pm

Rugby Festival at St John’s-on-the-Hill – U9A and U9B Away 2.00pm

Rugby Festival at Dean Close Preparatory School – U11A and U11B Home 2.00pm

Rugby Festival at Cheltenham College Preparatory School – U13C Away 2.00pm

Saturday 1st December

Rugby v Monmouth School – U13A, U13B and U12A Home 2.30pm

Hockey v Royal Grammar School, Worcester – 1st XI and 2nd XI Home 12.40pm