Orchard Weekly
DEN Assembly

On Tuesday parents and grandparents were invited to watch the children in the Den perform their assembly. The children told the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

FORM 6 Royal Courts of Justice

Form 6 visited the Royal Courts of Justice on Monday. There are 90 court rooms in the building and they were ushered into a court room where they re-enacted a cyber-bullying case. The children donned wigs and gowns to play the roles of the judge, barristers, solicitors and the jury.


In assembly today the children said goodbye to Mr Forge (gap year teacher), Mr Reeve (gap year teacher), Mrs Sampson (head of sport), Miss Wharmby (gap year teacher), Mrs McKinnon (specialist teacher), Mrs Pierzchala (librarian), Mr Cohen (specialist teacher) and Mr Creegan (Form 5). We wish them all the best of luck.

End of term celebrations

This morning the children in the lower and upper schools enjoyed performances by a magician. Volunteers from amongst the audience were chosen to take part in some tricks including spinning plates and a trick involving Mr Creegan lying flat on the floor whilst the clown juggled knives above him!

Th children in Form 1 and above then enjoyed a celebration in the garden.

FRENCH Linguascope

Mme Rodriguez would like to recommend the Linguascope website to any parent who would like their child to practise their French over the holidays.

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Lower School prize winners
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Upper School prize winners
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OHSPA 2018/2019 Charity nominations

Put your thinking caps on…

We are buzzing with gratitude to everyone for the passion and enthusiasm shown in supporting this year’s nominated charity: BLUE Marine Foundation. A cheque presentation to BLUE will occur at an assembly in the Autumn term to which parents and carers will be invited.

In early September we will be asking you for nominations for our 2018/2019 school charity and we would encourage everyone to ruminate nominations over the Summer holidays.

The charity must meet the following criteria:

1. It must be a registered charity

2. It must have aims that are suitable and easily understood by children throughout the school (from ages 4 to 11 years)

3. It cannot be an aggregate charity – the children should be able to learn how the money they raise will make a direct impact

4. It should be a small charity – one that would benefit from increased recognition and the funds we raise

5. Representatives of the charity must be able to attend the Charities Assembly (usually in February) and the OHSPA Summer Fair (usually in June)

Details of the process will be circulated at the beginning of the Autumn Term.

Summer holiday

I wish everyone a very happy summer holiday and look forward to seeing you in September.

Recognition this week

There is no recognition this week.


Date Sent



Monday 9 July

To all parents

Final assemblies and end of term arrangements

Thursday 12 July

To all parents

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) report

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

M V Edwards 12 July 2018