Moulsford Prep School
ISSUE DATE 10/03/2017
WHOLE SCHOOL:  Trial of the ‘New School Day’, Thursday 23rd March 
As stated in the Headmaster’s letter regarding the re-structure of the school day from September 2017 ), we will be running a trial ‘New School Day’ on Thursday 23rd March.  (Click here for copy of the letter and click here for a copy of the timetable). 

In order for this trial day to be a success, we do need a response for every boy from Year 3 to Year 8 as to whether they will be participating in activities, and whether afternoon Henley bus transport is required and at which time (4.20pm or 5.05pm). If your son is boarding that night, you do not need to complete the form. If your son is day boarding, you will need to respond.

For Pre-Prep boys:  You do not need to complete the form.  Please note that for those who have signed up, ACF Football will be taking place as usual after school. If Pre-Prep boys require end-of-day supervision, please arrange this in the usual way.
Please click here for an on-line form, which must be completed for each for each boy, no later than Wednesday15th March in order for plans to be put in place.  If you have more than one son in the school, please repeat the process for each son. Thank you in advance for your support, and we’re looking forward to seeing how it goes!

For ease on the Trial Day, if boys opt for an activity, we will assign them one (there is no published list of activities for this day).  When the new timetable is introduced in September, boys will be able to choose activities at least half a term in advance.
Tiffany Squire
WHOLE SCHOOL:  The MPA Mad Hatter's Ball - Saturday 24th June 2017
We are delighted to announce that booking is now OPEN for this highly anticipated event! 

Full details and booking information can be found by clicking here.  After last year's sell out event, you are advised to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.  Just like the White Rabbit, you really don't want to be late!!

Click here for our flyer.
Moulsford Parents Association
YEARS 4 - 7:  Moulsford Boys' Cake Off - Showstopper Round - w/b 13th March

During Showstopper Week, there will be a silent auction on each day where parents in each year group will be invited to bid on all the Showstoppers in their year group. The highest bidders will collect their Showstoppers at the end of the school day.

The Showstopper Days will be:  Monday 13th March – Year 4; Tuesday 14th March – Year 5;
Wednesday 15th March – Year 6 and Thursday 16th March – Year 7

Each year group will receive an email on their Showstopper Day with a photograph and a brief description of each cake, which will be labelled A, B, C or D.  You will be asked to email the office with your bid – please state clearly which cake you are bidding for.  You will then be notified by 3.30pm if your bid was the highest and you will be asked to collect the cake that afternoon. 

We hope you enjoy this auction – please bid as generously as you can - all monies raised will go to our two amazing school charities, Mary’s Meals and Style Acre.

The Charities' Team
YEAR 7:  Lion King Rehearsals - there will be no rehearsal on Tuesday 14th March
There will NOT be Tuesday rehearsal next week after school.
Ash Edwards
YEAR 4:  Trip to STEAM in Swindon - Thursday 16th March
As part of Year 4's English and History curriculum this term, we have been learning about what life was like for children in Britain during WW2. As mentioned earlier this term in The Week Ahead, Year 4 are going to visit 'STEAM' in Swindon on Thursday 16th March. We are going to take part in a 'World War 2 discovery session' and the boys will be handling artefacts and learning through costume, drama and role-play.

We will be leaving school just before 9.00am and we should be back by 3:30pm. This trip is not in the calendar. We will be supplying packed lunches and the boys do not need to bring any spending money.
Clare Symonds
WHOLE SCHOOL:  Spanish Language Day - Friday 17th March
The boys are invited to dress up in a costume representing a country in the Spanish speaking world, on Friday 17th March for Spanish Language Day.  Please click here for more information.
Grace Lancaster
WHOLE SCHOOL:  After School Activities for the end of this term
Junior and Senior Activities on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon will continue until the end of term (ie the last Junior Activities will be on Tuesday 21st March and the last Senior Activities will be on Thursday 23rd March, running in conjuction with the new timetable trial day.

However, all our Activities programme run by external providers will finish next week (except for AFC Henley as they are running a make-up session from one missed earlier in the term).  The last sessions of term will be as follows:
Judo, Fencing, Growing the Game Tennis, Bridge  -  Monday 13th March
Rugbytots - Wednesday 15th March
AFC Henley - Thursday 23rd March
Chris Symonds
YEAR 4:  Backpack Project - Thursday 23rd March
As mentioned in the Charity letter sent out at the beginning of this term, we would like to invite Year 4 to support Mary’s Meals through a Backpack Project. Ideally, we would like all of the boys in Year 4 to take part, however it is not compulsory. The Backpacks can be brought in on Thursday 23rd March, ready for collection.
Please click here for a letter with further details. For more information on the project, please click here.  If you have any questions or concerns about any of this, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Charities Team
YEARS 4 - 8:  Ski Trip - Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd December 2017
We are now taking bookings for the next Moulsford Ski Trip.  This is available to boys in Years 4 to 8 next academic year (ie current Years 3 to 7).  Please click here for more information and a booking form, which you will need to return to the school office please by Wednesday 15th March.
Mark Griffiths
Years 6 & 7:  Moulsford Rugby Tour to South Africa 2018
Please click here for a letter with exciting news of the next rugby tour to South Africa.  The tour will be open to all boys currently in Year 6 & 7.  There will be a tour meeting on Tuesday 21st March at 7pm in the theatre to which all Year 6 & 7 parents are invited, for further information and an opportunity to ask questions.  Please email the office if you would like to attend.
Mark Griffiths
WHOLE SCHOOL:  Lion King Tickets - Wednesday 15th March - Saturday 18th March
There are still a few tickets left for the Wednesday and Friday performances, but Thursday and Saturday are sold out.

If you would like to see this exciting production of The Lion King by Year 7, please book tickets by going to the 'Moulsford Event Bookings' icon on the school intranet page, or
click here.
Ash Edwards
WHOLE SCHOOL:  Music Department Aladdin Theatre Trip - Wednesday 22nd March
The Theatre Trip to Aladdin on Wednesday 22nd March is now full.  Please click here for the list of boys who have signed up for this trip and please click here for the final arrangements.

If your son isn't on the list and is in the school orchestra or choir, or read at the Christmas Carol Service, and he would like to go, please email the office and we can put him on the waiting list, as there is a chance that nearer the time there may be one or two spaces that become available. 

The cost of the trip is £41.00.  The coach will leave Moulsford at 4.15pm and will return at approximately 11.15pm.  The boys should wear full school uniform, but no caps.
T P Bissell
WHOLE SCHOOL:  Wine Tasting in aid of SKRUM - Friday 17th March
The Moulsford Community supports SKRUM through our South Africa tours and there is a Wine Tasting in aid of this wonderful charity at The White Hart in Nettlebed on Friday 17th March from 7.30 to 10.30pm.  Please click here for more details and how to book.    SKRUM brings hope to the youth of Africa through social education and sport - click here for their website.
Mark Griffiths
YEARS 2 - 8:  Easter Holiday Courses
There are still some places left on the Holiday Courses here at Moulsford.  Please click the links below for more information and how to book each course:

Design and Technology  This will now take place for Years 3 - 6 on Monday 27th March from 9.30am to 3.30pm.  There are 4 places left.  With Jess Roberts.

Drama  Monday 27th March to Wednesday 29th March.  9.00am to 3.00pm for Years 3 to 8.  With Richard Martin.

Cricket:  Monday 10th April to Wednesday 12th April.  9.00am to 12.30pm for Years 3 to 5;  1.00pm to 4.30pm for Years 6 to 8.  With Mark Griffiths.

Kayaking:  Monday 10th April to Wednesday 12th April.  9.00am to 12.30pm for Years 6 to 8 - still a few places left.  The afternoon session for Years 3 to 5 is now full.  With Chris Symonds.

The Cricket and Kayaking Courses dovetail, so if your son does both, he can bring a packed lunch and he will be supervised between 12.30pm and 1.00pm.
MPS Office
YEARS 3 - 8:  Golf Lessons - Summer Term, Tuesdays 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Next term we are offering golf lessons to boys in Years 3 to 8.  The lessons will be given by professionals from Henley Golf Club and there will be 8 lessons in total. The lessons run from 4.30pm to 5.30pm on Tuesday evenings with the first lesson starting on Tuesday 25th April and the last one on 20th June. Please note there will be no lesson during Half Term. The cost of these lessons will be £76.

Please click here for more details and the booking form.
MPS Office
YEAR 5:  Trip to 'STOMP' - Thursday 11th May
Please click here for a letter about next term's Year 5 trip to see STOMP at the Amassador's Theatre, London.  We will return to school at approximately 7.30pm.  If you have any questions, please email me.  If you do not wish your son to attend this trip, please email the school office by Monday 20th March
Jonathan Chitty
YEAR 3:  Trip to the River and Rowing Museum - Thursday 25th May
As part of next term’s topic on The River Thames, Year 3 will be visiting The River and Rowing Museum in Henley on Thursday 25th May.  Please click here for a letter with all the details.
Sally Noble
Reminders for the Week Ahead
Moulsford Boys' Cake Off Showstopper Week

Wednesday 15th March
19:30  Year 7 School Play - The Lion King

Thursday 16th March
09:00  Year 4 to STEAM, Swindon
10.45  7T to Paul Hobbs Exhibition, Pangbourne
19:30  Year 7 School Play - The Lion King

Friday 17th March
UKMT Team Maths Challenge Day
Spanish Language Day
19:30  Year 7 School Play - The Lion King

Saturday 18th March
18:30  Year 7 School Play - The Lion King
All Events
Sports Fixtures Summary
Saturday 11th March
08:15  IAPS Judo Tournament
09:30  U9s Soccer Tournament at Moulsford
10:00  Hockey v Hall Grove
10:50  Hockey v Hall Grove

Sunday 12th March
Fencing Championships at Moulsford

Monday 13th March
13:30  Cross Country v OPS

Wednesday 15th March
13:30  St John's Northwood 7's Tournament
14:30  Football v Bruern Abbey
14:30  Hockey v Thorngrove & Horris Hill

Friday 17th March
13:00  U7 5-a-side Football Tournament at OPS (all of Year 2)

Saturday 18th March
Dulwich 7's Tournament
10:00  OPS Football Tournament
13:00  Caldicott 7's Tournament
14:30  Hockey v Cothill

Sunday 19th March
Moulsford 7's Tournament
All Fixtures
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