Orchard Weekly
Form 3 Hillingdon Outdoor Adventure Centre

Thank you to the OHSPA for organising a fun filled adventure day at Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre for the children in Form 3. The children took part in a range of activities including team building tasks, orienteering and an obstacle course which they had to complete whilst blindfolded.

Sport Sunningdale School football tournament

A group of children in Form 3 enjoyed a fun afternoon of football at yesterday’s Sunningdale School football festival. They also enjoyed a delicious tea!

OHSPA Macmillan Coffee Morning

We look forward to welcoming parents and carers to the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” on Friday, 27 September, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Please bring £2 and enjoy a cup of coffee and homemade cakes on the playground at 16 Newton Grove between 8.30am and 9.30am. Could we please ask all parents who would like to participate in their own version of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ to bake and donate cakes, biscuits, scones and pastries (all nut free, please!!).

Thank you so much for your help, support, and cakes!

OHSPA Second Hand Uniform Sale

There will be a second hand uniform sale for winter uniform at drop off on Friday 27 September at 16 Newton Grove. Clean uniform in good condition will be collected in the playground at 16 Newton Grove and at 2 Rupert Road on Tuesday 24 September and Wednesday 25 September at drop off. Labels may be collected from the office at 16 Newton Grove.

Attain magazine

Children have this week brought home a copy of Attain, a free termly magazine from the IAPS, the association to which this school belongs. A digital edition can be accessed at https://attain.digital/

Housekeeping points

Please may we remind parents of the following procedures when dropping off at and collecting children from the playgrounds at Newton Grove and Rupert Road:

Please be courteous towards our neighbours. Parents should never park in front of driveways, on double yellow lines, and should never stop on the zig zags outside the school gate.

Please use the one way system when collecting children from the playground at Newton Grove. Please enter the playground through the gates on The Orchard and leave via the gate by the Coach House where the exit is covered by a CCTV camera. This is part of the school’s security procedures and we ask that parents respect this request.

Dogs should not be brought onto the playgrounds at any time.

Please do not allow children to play on the playground equipment at the end of the day.

Parents of children in Form 1 should say goodbye to their children at the side gate or at the bottom of the staircase in the hallway at Rupert Road to avoid congestion on the stairs. Please do not come up to the classroom unless you need to give a message to the teacher.

Chiswick Book Festival and Cookery Festival - this weekend!

Chiswick Book Festival

Orchard House School is supporting Chiswick Book Festival which takes place this weekend, and a number of talks will be taking place in the OHS annexe at 2 Rupert Road. Tickets are still available for the talks and events, click here for further details. A number of children’s authors are also speaking at the Festival, click here for information about how to book.

Chiswick Cookbook Festival

The Chiswick Cookbook Festival is also back for the second year, with a great and varied line-up of chefs, helping to raise money for charity. With intimate venues you can actually chat to the chefs, ask questions and even taste their food! Book a demo and enjoy good food, food fun and do some good all at the same time!


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M V Edwards 13 September 2019