Orchard Weekly
Form 6 Goodbye to the class of 2020!

Yesterday we said a sad goodbye to the children in Form 6, who leave us to move onto their next school in September. Their morning started with a celebratory breakfast, complete with an amazing cake, before attending the prize-giving ceremony in the playground. A little surprise followed when the ice cream van arrived in the playground!

Distance challenge results

Thank you to everyone who took part in the House Distance Challenge. Miss Furneaux was incredibly impressed by the efforts of the children and staff, and would like to mention the following achievements:

Most kilometres travelled by a pupil: Kian – 147.54km

Most kilometres travelled by a teacher: Miss Duncan – 72.9 km

Special mention: Sophia in the Den who travelled 48.1km

Special mention: Cedric in Form 3 who travelled 40km in one cycle ride!

All the individual journeys have been tallied up and the final results are:

  • 1st place – De Morgan – 932.02km
  • 2nd place – Godwin – 858.46
  • 3rd place – Hogarth – 798.13km
  • 4th place – Shaw – 670.09km

Well done to everyone who took part and keep running, cycling, walking and scooting during the summer holidays!

Chiswick Book Festival Young People’s Poetry Competition

I am delighted to share with you the exciting news that four OHS children have won prizes in this year’s Chiswick Book Festival poetry competition. Congratulations to Vinnie, Bea, Fiona and Timo, who have all been awarded prizes.

The competition organisers will not be announcing details of the actual prizes which have been won until the awards ceremony takes place in September, during the Chiswick Book Festival.

News from the Den

The children in the Den celebrated the end of term with a day of party activities! They enjoyed art and singing activities in the morning, followed by a special lunch and a movie and treats in the afternoon! What better way to celebrate!

News from Lower 1

The children in Lower 1 enjoyed a morning of sports to make up for Sports Day which sadly had to be cancelled. It was a triumph and everyone had so much fun!

New arrivals

Congratulations to Ms Shevvanice Ruddock-Brown, one of the teachers in the Den, who last weekend had a baby daughter. We look forward to meeting her next term.

Music Recitals at home

Thank you to everyone who has shared a recording of pieces they have been working on during their music lessons. Clink on the link to see the following performance:

Piano piece by Sebastian

Please do continue to practise your instruments during the holidays!

Summer holidays

At the end of a school year which has been like no other, I hope everyone enjoys a very well-deserved and relaxing holiday, away from Zoom, google classroom and the computer screen.

We look forward to seeing those pupils returning to OHS at the start of September, and those who are leaving we wish the best of luck at their new schools and hope you will come back to visit.

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: info@orchardhs.org.uk

M V Edwards 10 July 2020