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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