Prospect Weekly
  THIS WEEK’S NEWS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL 14 JULY 2017
A Final Goodbye

What an incredibly emotional week this has been. My final few days as head of Prospect House are over, and I have had to say goodbye to you, to all your wonderful children and to my amazing staff. It has been a very good week for Kleenex!

Thank you to everyone – children, parents and staff for your support and friendship, and for making PHS such a special place. I will miss you all so much. Please be gentle with Mr Hodge in September!

Year 6 Final Assembly

In my final assembly as head, I was delighted to present the awards at the prizegiving for Year 6 children. The list of the awards presented can be found in the latest school magazine. It was a hugely emotional time saying goodbye to the children and to their families, many of whom have been associated with the school for many years, but we wish them all every success for the future. You will be missed Year 6, but ensure you make the most of all the wonderful opportunities which lie ahead. Good luck for the future and remember the hermit crab!

Thank you PROFs

Many, many thanks to all the PROFS reps for their hard work during the year organising events for both children and parents. Their final act this year was to present two amazing cakes in the Lower and Upper School final assemblies. Needless to say, they were extremely popular with both children and staff! Thank you everyone!

Thank you Mrs Lowe, Mrs McCarthy and Mrs Porter

In this last edition of the Prospect Post, I want to say a very special mention to our wonderful ladies in the school offices. They do an incredible job and juggle circulars, invoices, scraped knees, emails, parents’ appointments, deliveries, the Prospect Post and me – and that’s just on a quiet day! Thank you, ladies, you are an amazing team and I will miss you all.

Year 2 Graduation Assembly

A special ‘graduation’ assembly was held in the Lower School for the Year 2 children this week. This marked the end of their time in the Lower School and their forthcoming move to the Upper School. The list of the award winners can be found in the latest school magazine. Well done, Year 2 – have fun in the Upper School next year!

Year 5 holiday homework

You have all been given work to complete over the holidays. Please don’t leave it until the last minute or start to grumble when your parents ask you to complete it! The message for holiday homework is “Just do it!” Make yourself a schedule and work through the tasks you have been given gradually. Being organised in this way will mean you, and your parents, will have a much happier holiday! Good luck for Year 6; I will be thinking of you.

Year 6 London Geography Field Trip

Year 6 enjoyed a splendid finale to their time at Prospect House when they took part in the annual expedition to Central London. After travelling together by train to Waterloo, the children split up into small groups, each with two parents and a teacher, and found their own way around London on foot and by bus, tube and river boat, visiting eight different locations. Along the way, they had over a hundred buildings, bridges, parks, vehicles, people and other sights to spot. The children had spent several lessons planning their routes and researching the things they were going to be looking out for, and found it very motivating, challenging and fun to see how all their hard work in the classroom played out in the field. The weather was not kind but their spirits remained irrepressibly high throughout. With many thanks to all the parents and staff who accompanied the children and to Mr Marshall for organising the day.

End of year report

A reminder that reports have been sent home with the children, along with a copy of this year’s school magazine. Parents in Year 5 should ensure their child’s report is kept safely, as many senior schools request a copy as part of the Year 7 application process.

Autumn term clubs

The final clubs list was circulated to parents today and as usual has been uploaded to the website. It takes a considerable amount of time to organise the composition of the clubs and we have endeavoured to meet requests as far as possible. For those clubs that have been oversubscribed, names have been drawn from a hat. It is very difficult to make changes between clubs once the composition has been determined; however, should you wish your child to attend a club where space is still available, please contact the office on receipt of the clubs list and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis until the club is full. Parents are advised that the office will only be manned intermittently during the summer holidays.

Autumn term invoice

As usual, the invoice for the autumn term has been sent by email. For those parents whose children are leaving PHS, your invoice will show the return of your deposit, less any payments for activities undertaken during the summer term. Any monies due will be returned to you within fourteen days.

Curriculum evenings in September

Please note in your diary the dates for curriculum evenings in September. These evenings give parents the opportunity to meet their child’s new teacher and to hear more about the curriculum and timetable:

Lower School: Thursday 7 September at 7.00pm.

Upper School: Tuesday 12 September at 7.00pm.

Lost and found property

Elizabeth Irvine (Year 4H) has lost her new blue named trainers (pink laces). Please check your child’s belongings.

A ladies watch has been handed into the office following the Year 6 Graduation ceremony. Please email the office if the watch belongs to you.

Future dates

Wednesday 6 September

Term starts: Years 1 – 6

Thursday 7 September

Term starts: Reception 9.00am

Nursery 9.30am

Lower School curriculum evening: 7.00pm

Monday 11 September

Clubs commence

Tuesday 12 September

Upper School curriculum evening: 7.00pm

Circulars

DATE SENT

TO

SUBJECT

Tuesday
11 July

To the parents of children born between 1 April and 31 August 2012

EECP (Early Education Childcare Place) also known as the Nursery grant – receipt only

Tuesday
11 July

To the parents of children born on or after 1 September 2012

EECP (Early Education Childcare Place) also known as the Nursery grant – declaration and receipt

Wednesday
12 July

To the parents of children in Nursery and Reception

On line assessment record for children in the Nursery and Reception classes – Look@me

Friday 14 July

To the parents of children in the Lower School in September

After school clubs autumn 2017

Friday 14 July

To the parents of children in the Upper School in September

After school clubs autumn 2017

All current circulars and messages can be seen in the secure section of the school’s website. Please always report any difficulty in logging in to the secure area to the school office, or to the email address shown on the website: catalina.basualdo@houseschools.com

Dianne Barratt 14 July 2017