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Moulsford Prep School
ISSUE DATE 16/09/2016
Notices
YEAR 5: Curriculum Information Evening - 7.30pm – Tuesday 20th September
Parents in Year 5 are invited to this evening to learn about the admissions process for senior schools, and to hear more about the new curriculum. Julian Thomas, the Master of Wellington College, will be present and will address parents. Parents are also invited for tours of the Boarding House and drinks from 6.30pm.
Ben Beardmore-Gray
YEARS 6, 4, 3 & PRE-PREP:  Curriculum Information Evening - Thursday 22nd Sept
Further to my letter in last week's Week Ahead, please may I remind you that there is an additional information meeting for Years 6, 4, 3 and Pre-Prep regarding our new curriculum on Thursday 22nd September at 7:30pm in the Theatre.  This date is not published in the printed calendar.  Mark Hindley, Deputy Head of Abingdon, will be present.
Ben Beardmore-Gray
YEARS 6 TO 8:  Open Day Duties - Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September
You may have seen in the calendar that we have our Open Days taking place on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September.

On Friday the school day will run totally as normal, apart from some boys from Y7 and Y8 being asked to show around prospective parents.

On Saturday however, as in previous years, we would like all boys in Y6-Y8 to come into school to help with the Open Day. The morning runs from 9am-12pm and boys will be asked to either act as tour guides or take part in various activities, in order that the school looks very much in action!

We do have fixtures in the afternoon against Elstree and therefore we will provide lunch to those boys who wish to stay at school before their matches. (We will make a record of who wishes to stay for lunch once team sheets have been put up nearer the time).  Over the next week I will let the boys know in which area I would like them to help.

If your son is unable to come in on the Saturday morning could you please let me know jhamiltonsmith@moulsford.com
 
Jim Hamilton-Smith
YEAR 5:  Costumes for Year 5 Play
I am in charge of making the set and sourcing costumes for the Year 5 play, 'The Amazing Maurice'. As such, I am emailing to ask whether you could provide the basic costume needed by your son. I hope that you can appreciate that finding tops and bottoms to fit each individual child is rather a big job, so anything that you could provide would be hugely appreciated.
 
Click here for a list of characters and the basic costumes that they will need. I will be providing any accessories that the boys need such as hats, waistcoats, tails etc. Please send the costumes to school with your son, in a named carrier bag, which they can leave in the costume cupboard off the theatre- it would also be a good idea to name the clothes. If you have any trouble finding the correct items, please do not hesitate to contact me at jroberts@moulsford.com and I will see what I can do to help.
 
Thank you for your help with this.
Jess Roberts
YEAR 7:  Study Skills
We ​would like to invite Year 7 boys to join a study skills group. We will cover helpful ways to develop strategies for memory, planning and top tips for revision.

Please could you let me know if you would like your son to join the group. The first session will be on Tuesday 2​0th​ September at 4.30 -5.00pm in the LRC.  Once the session is finished they can join in with prep or go home.

Please would you email me at abush@moulsford.com to let us know if your son can make it.
Annabel Bush and Henry Weeks
YEARS 1, 2 & 3:  Flu Immunisations
A yearly flu vaccination is now part of the UK childhood vaccination schedule.  This vaccination programme is in place to help protect your child against flu and is only available to your child through school, not at your GP surgery.  This will take place at Moulsford on Wednesday 23rd November.  You should have received details, including a consent form, this week.  Please could you complete and return this to the school office as soon as possible. 

Please click on the links below for more information and the consent form.  Visit the NHS website page here.

School Flu Invitation Letter
Consent Form
NHS Information Document
Angela Heslop
WHOLE SCHOOL:  Art Project
Please could you ensure that your son's canvasses are brought into the Art Room as soon as possible.  The deadline is Monday 3rd October.  If you son has lost his canvas, replacements can be purchased for £2 from the school office. 

Bobcats are doing their canvasses in school time.
Anthony Clements
YEARS 5 TO 8:  Pre-season Rugby Training
Monday After School for Years 5 to 8:
We will be running some pre-season rugby training for boys in Y5-8 before the end of this half term.

The sessions will take place from 4.30-5.30 on the following dates:
Monday 3rd October: Years 5 and 6
Monday 10th October: Years 7 and 8

All boys are welcome to attend these sessions.  Please email the office at mpsoffice@moulsford.com if you would like your son to attend.

Half Term Rugby Training:
At this stage, we are finalising the details for rugby training at half term.  There will be a course running on Wednesday 26th October, Thursday 27th October and Friday 28th October.  More details will be in next week's Week Ahead.
Henry Weeks
YEARS 3 TO 8:  Dan Housego Cricket Masterclasses
With the summer drawing to an end, Dan Housego, ex County Cricketer and Old Mole, will start the winter cricket programme as from Sunday 2nd October. This runs every Sunday until Sunday 27th November, with a gap on the 9th October. The sessions will take place in the sports hall at Moulsford Preparatory School, 2-3pm.
 
Open to 7-13 year olds, all abilities are welcome.  It is a great opportunity to try cricket for the first time if you're a beginner, or to improve your game and work with some excellent coaches from Dan Housego cricket coaching. Dan Housego creates a fun, enjoyable environment, packed with innovative drills and games. 
 
£15 per session
£100 for 8 sessions
 
To book, please contact Dan Housego on 07916 804605 or by email:  danhousego@hotmail.com
For more information visit Dan Housego's website.
Mark Griffiths
WHOLE SCHOOL:  Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – Friday 30th September
Following the success of the annual Macmillan Ladies’ Lunch held at Moulsford in June, the Henley and South Oxfordshire Macmillan Fundraising Committee have arranged to take part in the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.  The prestigious Leander Club in Henley-on-Thames has kindly agreed to host the event on Friday 30th September from 9 – 11.30am.  Please come along for coffee and cakes, and give generously to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Macmillan Fundraising Committee
WHOLE SCHOOL:  Press Coverage
We thought you might be interested in some current articles related to Moulsford: one on Muddy Stilettos, the regional on-line blog, and two in the Independent School Magazine online.

Muddy Stilettos – this follows an interview with me and links back to last year’s review.  You need to scroll down the page to the fourth item which clicks through to the full article.

Independent School Parent Magazine – we have two articles in the online magazine, links for each below:
Talking Heads expert advice on how to fit in at a new school
Benefits of single sex education
Ben Beardmore-Gray
 
 
Reminders for the Week Ahead
Tuesday 20th September
08:45 7T Form Assembly.  Parents are invited and are welcome to join us for coffee in the Sports Hall Balcony afterwards.
16:30 Year 5 Play Rehearsal.
18:30 Year 5 Parents' drinks reception in the boarding house
19:30  Year 5 Parents' Information Evening


Thursday 22nd September
19:30  Year 6, 4 3 & Pre-Prep Curriculum Information Evening

Friday 23rd September
Moulsford Open Day

Saturday 24th September
Moulsford Open Morning
 
All Events
 
 
Sports Fixtures Summary
Saturday 17th September
11.30  U9A & B training and match at Marlborough College
14:30 Football v Ludgrove


Wednesday 21st September
14:30  Football v Crosfields

Thursday 22nd September
U8 & U9 Rugby House Matches

Saturday 24th September
14:30 Football v Elstree
All Fixtures
 
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