11 April 2014 Dear Parents,

11th April 2014
Dear Parents,
Curriculum Letters
Curriculum letters outlining the work that will be covered next term are available to view on the school portal at
https://portal.gdst.net
All parents have been sent individual log-ins for the school portal and copies of the curriculum letters and the school
newsletters will be uploaded to the ‘Parent Documents’ section.
Click on:
 Parents
 Parent Documents
 Letters
 Junior
 Curriculum Letters
Summer 2014
Please email Mr Maurice (Data Manager) at [email protected] if you have any problems using the portal.
School Uniform
A reminder that girls in Reception to Year 6 should wear their summer uniform to school after the Easter holidays
(summer dress, navy jumper and white ankle socks). The summer dress is optional for girls in Nursery.
The shop will be open at the following times during the Easter holiday:
Opening Hours – Easter Holiday
First week
15th April
10.00am- 4.00pm
nd
rd
th
Second week 22 April, 23 April and 24 April
10.00am – 4.00pm
Advance Notice – Whole School Photograph – Thursday, 1st May
There will be a whole school photograph (Nursery to Year 13) on Thursday, 1st May. All girls from Reception to Year
6 will need to wear their summer dresses for the photograph.
Own Clothes Day – Friday, 2nd May
We will be having a non-uniform day on Friday, 2nd May to support the Wales Air Ambulance charity. Girls will be
allowed to wear their own clothes to school for a suggested donation of £1. Miss Crompton’s fiancée Gareth had a
terrible accident on his mountain bike last year, which resulted in him breaking his neck, shoulder, collar bone and
ribs. The Wales Air Ambulance attended the scene and airlifted him to the Heath Hospital where after several
months and several operations he is back to full health. As a thank you to them, in May, Gareth and 12 friends will
be doing a sponsored 500km bike ride from North to South Wales via the WAA bases to raise as much money as they
can for this vital service which doesn’t receive any government funding. For further information, the JustGiving link
is https://www.justgiving.com/TourdeWales2014/
Summer Term Clubs
The updated clubs timetables for the summer term (for lunchtime and after school clubs) can be found at the end of
this newsletter, together with information on the new ‘Disney Choir’ Club for girls in Reception, Years 1 and 2.
For further information on the following clubs, please email the club teacher directly using the email addresses
below:
Club
Chess
Spanish
French
German
Speech and Drama
Yoga
Ballet / Jazz / Street Dance
Football / Cricket
Name of Teacher
Kevin Thomas
Milena Hardy
Caroline Munro
Edith Mayr
Karen Steadman
Barbara Camilleri
Anna Chapman
CCLFC - Michele Adams
Email address
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Ballet/Jazz and Street Dance Lessons
Miss Chapman has a few spaces remaining in her ballet and street dance lessons. Please see the letter at the end of
this newsletter for further information.
Nursery
It has been a very exciting week in Nursery! The baby chicks have now been returned back to the farm
where they are thriving. We have been trying to find the Easter bunny who has eluded us, but finally
today an invitation arrived inviting us to the Easter celebration in the Senior School. Low and behold,
there he was with seven of his friends who hopped back to nursery with us. We found some footprints
which led to the Green Garden and scattered there were lots of Easter eggs. We had fun trying to find
them all! We sang our Easter songs to the Easter bunny and all his friends.
We have a Nursery trip planned for the first week back in school and would be grateful if the consent form could be
returned on Monday, 28th April.
After a very busy term visiting the planets, learning about spiders, building houses for Sion Cwilt and the 3 Little Pigs,
it is time for a restful holiday. Wishing you all a very happy Easter!
Mrs Scott
Year 5 Visitor
Year 5 girls were plunged back in time to the Second World War when a visitor from the Firing Line Museum brought
her evacuee's suitcase into their classroom. They discovered how women and children managed on the 'Home
Front', using ration books, working in factories and on the land, while the men were away fighting Hitler. After Easter
they will visit the museum to handle artefacts, dress-up in uniform and experience an air-raid for themselves.
Year 1 Football Session
The Year 1 girls had a real treat on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Bellamy came in to coach a football session. The girls took
part in a wonderful warm-up followed by a session on ball skills. The afternoon finished with a game of football. The
game was a draw so they had to move onto penalty kicks to decide the winners! A huge thank you to Mr Bellamy;
the girls had a wonderful time.
Year 3 Waitrose Visit
Year 3 were delighted to welcome Waitrose to school on Monday. Waitrose staff came laden with smoothies, fruit
and worksheets to hand out to the girls. We watched a video about the Fairtrade farming principle, discussed how
we could eat a rainbow and considered how we should select a range of foods from all the food groups in order to
keep healthy. We would like to thank Waitrose for a super event.
Chick Watch!
We said goodbye to the chicks this week. The girls in Year 2 and Year 4 have been excellent carers for the chicks
over the last two weeks watching them grow very quickly and develop proper feathers around their wings. The girls
had to ensure they had enough warmth, food and water at all times and were sad to see the chicks go back to their
home this week; but they understand that they needed space and freedom to roam around on the farm.
Year 1 Visit to RHS Flower Show
Year 1 had a wonderful morning, in the sunshine, at the RHS show in Bute Park. We enjoyed an
African themed story session and all got to make their own beautiful willow wands. The girls
also saw their entry in the schools’ wheelbarrow competition and were able to vote for their
favourite. This year’s theme was 'Fairytales' and our floral display depicted Sleeping Beauty and
the spinning wheel, overlooked by the witch who was inspired by our art work on Guiseppe Archimoboldo's 'Four
Seasons' paintings. The show is on all weekend so please do go along and vote if you can!
Year 1
Welsh Phrases of the Week
This week's phrases are 'dwi'n barod i ddysgu' (I'm ready to learn) and 'dwi'n barod i wrando' (I'm
ready to listen)
Hywelian nominated for GDST Alumna of the Year
We are absolutely delighted that Hywelian, Ann Cotton, has made the shortlist for the GDST
Alumna of the Year 2014. Ann is a remarkable entrepreneur and philanthropist. She is the
Founder and President of the charity Camfed (Campaign for the Education of Girls in Africa),
which is renowned as a model for girls’ education and young women’s empowerment. From her first venture, raising
money by selling cakes to pay fees for 32 girls, the charity, which started in 1993, has developed into a highly
respected international organisation; it has supported some 2 million girls and young women across sub-Saharan
Africa. We hope you will join us and vote for Ann. Click here to place your vote and to find out more about all the
excellent candidates.
Women in Wales Lunch
Last Friday, Howell’s students took part in the Women in Wales Lunch in aid of Save the Children at the SWALEC
stadium. The girls of Years 4 and 5 performed a marvellous medley of horse-themed songs. Girls modelled some of
milliner Alison Tod’s beautiful hats and Dr Morris gave Bing Crosby a run for his money with his wonderful rendition
of ‘Easter Parade’! Many congratulations to everyone who took part; it was a magnificent occasion.
Pitch In Update
Plant and Cake Sale
Enormous congratulations and thanks to our Junior School students, in particular Year 6,
who put on a hugely successful Pitch In Plant and Cake sale. We were delighted to
welcome so many parents, students, staff and governors who joined us for what was a magnificent occasion in the
beautiful sunshine. Our young entrepreneurs could give Alan Sugar a run for his money! Thank you to all the staff
who worked so hard to make the event such a success.
Exciting Events
Don’t forget to book your tickets for the two events in May with the celebrated Michelin starred chef, James
Sommerin, at Howell’s. The first will be Sommerin’s School Dinners on Tuesday, 6th May at 7.00pm in Howell’s
Dining Hall. Tickets cost £50 and include a drinks reception and a five course taster menu. Bring your own! Uniform
non-essential, dress code for this event is informal. All proceeds raised will go to Tŷ Hapus.
The second event, Alice in Wonderland, will take place on Saturday, 10th May in Howell’s Great Hall at 7.00pm.
Tickets for this evening cost £100 and include a drinks reception, a five course taster menu and wine. The dress code
is Black Tie. All proceeds will go to The Noah’s Ark Appeal. I hope you will join us for one or both of these exclusive
evenings with one of Wales’ top chefs. Please contact Hannah Roberts on 029 2026 1825 or email
[email protected] to reserve tickets for these prestigious events.
We’d love you to join us for our Charity Golf Day on Friday, 9th May 2014 for whole day or the dinner only so do
complete the booking form if you would like to come. During dinner there will be a raffle and auction with some
fantastic prizes to be won. Last year’s event was a great success and it proved to be a great business networking
opportunity for those who attended. Click here for full details of the event and a booking form.
On Friday, 16th May 2014 our Pink Ribbon Walk in aid of Breast Cancer Care will take place at Howell’s. The girls will
be able to wear something pink and take part in the walk during the school day. However we are encouraging as
many of you as possible to complete this short walk at the end of the school day, when you collect your daughters.
We would be grateful if your daughters could donate £1 on the day, but of course donations of any amounts will be
welcomed. It will be a fun activity for all the family, so please join us and help us to raise money for this amazing
cause.
Our second Champagne Cycle Challenge will take place on Sunday, 22nd June and we would love to welcome more
families to take part. For full details and a booking form click here.
Sport Newsletter
Our Sport department’s end of term newsletter is now available which I hope you enjoy reading. Click here to read
the newsletter.
I hope you have a lovely Easter holiday; term starts on Monday, 28th April.
Judith Ashill (Mrs)
Head of Junior School
Howell’s New Disney Choir
Is your daughter a “Budding Belle” or a “Diva Dwarf”? Whether she wants to be the
star of the show, or play the triangle in the back row, the new Disney Choir is the place
for her!
My name is Louise Cohen and I specialised in musical theatre after completing my
music degree. I have produced and musically directed many full stage productions
including, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Singing in
The Rain’ in Swansea’s Grand Theatre and Cardiff’s New Theatre.
During the summer term, myself and Suzanne Wicks are going to run ‘Howell’s Disney
Choir’ Club with the aim of providing a fun and stimulating session where the girls will
have the opportunity to sing solos, sing harmonies, play instruments and move to
popular Disney pieces. This term we will be focusing on music from ‘Aladdin’, ‘Beauty
and the Beast’, and ‘The Little Mermaid’ with the aim of performing a short showcase
for parents at the end of the nine weeks.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the girls as the benefits of performance are proven to hugely increase confidence
and achievement in all aspects of life.
The club is open to girls from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Sessions will take place on Tuesdays from 3.30pm 4.30pm in the music room and will cost £3 a week (£27 for the term).
If you would like your daughter to attend, please email me at [email protected] or call me on 07795
412099.
Cheques for £27 for the term are payable to Louise Cohen and should be given to Mrs Thomas in the Junior School
office. All profit for the term will go to “Pitch-In”.
If you would like a place for your daughter, please get in touch soon as spaces are limited.
Best wishes,
Louise Cohen
Dance Lessons at Howell’s
Dear Parents,
I am thoroughly enjoying teaching the Ballet and Jazz/Street dance lessons at Howell’s School. I am
pleased to inform you that after Easter the following lessons will continue:
Monday
3.30pm-4.15pm
Nursery ballet (Nursery)
Wednesday
Wednesday
Wednesday
3.30pm – 4.15pm
4.15pm - 5.00pm
5.00pm – 5.45pm
Reception Ballet (Junior Hall)
Year 1 – 3 Ballet (Junior Hall)
Year 2 – 4 Jazz/Street dance (Junior Hall)
Thursday
3.30pm – 4.15pm
Year 5-6 Jazz/Street dance (Music room)
Friday
3.30pm – 4.15pm
Reception and Year 1 Jazz/Street dance (Music room)
If you would like your daughter to join any of the above classes or for more information, please email me on
[email protected]
As a former student of Howell’s College, I am delighted to be returning to teach dance. I was an associate
of the Royal Ballet School and have trained professionally at London Studio Centre. I am a fully qualified
teacher with the British Ballet Organisation and have a BA (hons) in Theatre Dance. I also have performed
professionally on television shows such as ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and Sky 1s ‘Got to Dance’.
Thank you for your continued support.
Anna Chapman
Howell’s School, Llandaff – After School Clubs – Summer Term 2014
Day
Club
Year
Teacher
Venue
Time
Parents Collect From
Monday
Ballet
Spanish
French
Chess
German (until 9/6/14)
Orchestra (until half term)
Football (from 12/5/14)
Yoga (starting 12/5/14)
French
Rounders
Spanish
Speech & Drama
Disney Choir Club
Cricket (from 12/5/14)
Ballet
Ballet
Street Dance/Jazz
Spanish
Speech & Drama
French
Tag Rugby (until half term)
Cricket Club TBC
Yoga (starting 30/4/14)
French
Speech and Drama
Spanish
Swimming Team Practice (until
half term)
CC4G (Computer Club for Girls)
– until half term
Rounders (from 20th March)
Street Dance / Jazz
Street Dance / Jazz
Athletics Club
Nursery
Year 2 and 3
Year 1 and Reception
Years 4, 5 and 6
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
Years 3 - 6
Years 2 and 3
Year 2
Year 4
Year 6
Year 5 and 6
Year 6
Reception, Y1 and Y2
Years 3 and 4
Nursery & Reception
Years 1, 2 & 3
Years 2, 3 & 4
Year 4
Year 5
Years 5 and 6
Years 4 and 5
Years 5 and 6
Year 3
Year 2 and 3
Year 4
Year 1 and Reception
Years 5 and 6 (by
invitation only)
Year 5
Miss Chapman*
Mrs Hardy*
Mrs Munroe*
Mr Thomas*
Frau Mayer*
Mr Beckett
CCLFC - Michele Adams*
Mrs Camilleri
Mrs Munroe*
Mrs Price and Mrs Peter
Mrs Hardy*
Miss Steadman*
Mrs Cohen*
CCLFC - Michele Adams*
Miss Chapman*
Miss Chapman*
Miss Chapman*
Mrs Hardy*
Miss Steadman*
Mrs Monroe*
Mrs Holley
Radyr Cricket Club
Mrs Camilleri
Mrs Munro*
Miss Steadman*
Mrs Hardy*
Mrs Jarvis
Nursery
2S
Art Room
4J
5J
Music Room
Tennis Courts
IT Suite
4J
Sports Field
5J (4S)
Art Room
Music Room
Tennis Courts
Junior Hall
Junior Hall
Junior Hall
4J
Music Room
6J
Sports Field
Sports Field
IT Suite
3S
Art room
RJ
Swimming Pool
3:30 – 4:15
3:15 – 4:30
3:15 – 4:15
3:15 – 4:15
3:15 – 4:15
3:15 – 4:15
3:30 – 4:30
7:45 – 8:30am
3:15 – 4:15
3:15 - 4:30
3:15 – 4:30
3:15 – 4:15
3:30 – 4:30
3:30 – 4:30
3:15 – 4:15
4:15 – 5:00
5:00 – 5:45
3:15 – 4:30
3:15 – 4:15
3:15 – 4:15
3:15 – 4:15
3:30 – 4:30
7:45 – 8:30am
3:15 – 4:15
3:15 – 4:15
3:15 – 4:15
3:30 – 4:30
Nursery
Tŷ Hapus Front Door
Tŷ Hapus Front Door
Hazelwood Exit
Hazelwood Exit
Music Wing Exit
Tennis Courts
N/A
Hazelwood Exit
Sports Field
Hazelwood Exit
Tŷ Hapus Front Door
Music Wing Exit
Tennis Courts
Junior Hall
Junior Hall
Junior Hall
Hazelwood Exit
Hazelwood Exit
Hazelwood Exit
Sports Field
Sports Field
N/A
Tŷ Hapus Front Door
Tŷ Hapus Front Door
Tŷ Hapus front Door
Swimming Pool
Mrs Hodson/Mrs Thomas
Computer suite
3:15 – 4:15
Music Wing exit
Year 5
Years 5 and 6
Reception & Year 1
Years 3 to 6
Mrs Baker
Miss Chapman*
Miss Chapman*
Mrs Baker and Mrs Price
Field or Sports Hall
Music Room
Music Room
Sports Field
3:30– 4:30
3:15 – 4:15
3:30 – 4:15
3:15 – 4:30
Sports Field
Music Wing exit
Music Wing exit
Sports Field
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Club activities that are organised by external teachers are denoted by an asterisk and these staff will give you club details and invoice you on an individual basis.
Howell’s School, Llandaff – Lunchtime Clubs – Summer Term 2014
Day
Club
Year
Teacher
Venue
Monday
Chess
Junior Choir (until half term)
School Forum (Class Representatives)
Years 2 and 3 (beg)
Years 3 and 4
Reception to Year 6
Mr Thomas*
Mrs Tummon/Mrs Griffiths
Miss Davies
Art Room
Music Room
1S
Tuesday
Speech and Drama
Infant Choir (until half term)
Year 3
Years 1 and 2
Miss Steadman*
Mrs Lloyd-Jones
Art Room
Music Room
Wednesday
Speech and Drama
Speech and Drama
Tennis Club
Brass Group (until half term)
Year 2
Years 4, 5 and 6
Year 6
Years 3 to 6
Miss Steadman*
Miss Steadman*
Mrs Baker
Mr Beckett
Art Room (12pm)
Art Room (12:50pm)
Tennis Courts
Music Room
Thursday
Speech and Drama
Sports Club
Forest School (until half term)
Philosophy (until half term)
Pupil Voice (Class Representatives)
Year 1
Year 4
Year 1
Years 1 and 2
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
Miss Steadman*
Mrs Baker/Mrs Holley
Mrs Scurlock
Miss Davies
Mrs Matthews
Art Room
Field
Y1/Green Garden
1S
6S
Friday
String Machine (until half term)
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
to be elected
Year 5
Year 5 and 6
Mr Beckett
Mrs Tummon/
Mrs Baker
Mrs Holley/Mrs Jarvis
Music Room
4S classroom
Tennis Courts
Swimming Pool
Tennis Club
Synchronised Swimming (until swim gala)
Club activities that are organised by external teachers are denoted by an asterisk and these staff will give you club details and invoice you on an individual basis.
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