Orchard Weekly
FORM 6 Bee ID Day – Kew Gardens

On Monday the children in Form 6 enjoyed their last trip of the year with a visit to Kew Gardens. Accompanied by representative from The Bumblebee Conservation Trust they learned more about bumblebees and how important they are to the planet. Many thanks to the parents who accompanied the children on the trip.

Moving Up Day

On Monday the children spent the day in their classrooms meeting some of the teachers who will be teaching them next year.


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LOWER 1 Eurhythmics open lesson

Parents of children in Lower 1 enjoyed watching an open lesson this week.

FORM 6 Art lessons

The children in Year 6 have been sculpting sweet and savoury treats from clay.

STAFF NEWS New arrival

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Allen (KS1 teacher) on the safe arrival of a little boy who was born last Saturday. We look forward to meeting him next term.


In assembly today the children said goodbye to Miss Johnston (gap year teacher), Miss Wharmby (gap year teacher), Miss Deeley (Form 5), Miss Hryschuk (maternity leave), Mr Reid (head of sport), Miss Bicknell (Form 5), Miss Darling (specialist teacher) and Mrs Chetwynd-Talbot (Form 3). We wish them all the best of luck.

LOWER 1 ‘Cucamelon’ competition

Congratulations to the children to took part in the competition to grow the largest cucamelon. The seeds were donated by Wheelers Garden Centre and the grower of the plant with the most cucamelons was awarded with a prize. The Den competition will be judged in September.

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.

www.linguascope.com; user nam:e orchard; password: francais


Mrs Pierzchala would like to recommend a new magazine called SCOOP. Subscribe at www.scoopthemag.co.uk and for just £45 a year you’ll receive: the finest illustration and storytelling and a 50 page magazine through your letterbox every month.

Lower School prize winners
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Upper School prize winners
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HST – Team OHS Mont Blanc Challenge

Six fearless parents and three brave teachers from the House Schools Group will be making an ascent of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest peak, to raise funds for the House Schools Trust this September.

Orchard House School is proud to be represented by OHS parents Mr Kees Wesdorp and Mr Amauri Frantz in their Mont Blanc summit attempt, who very generously bid for their places at the OHS May Ball. Over four days, they will take the Gouter Route to the summit, climbing 4,810m up and another 4,810m back down again!

If you would like to sponsor Team OHS’s Mont Blanc Challenge, please go to: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/teamohs

Any amount large or small will be very welcome. We guarantee that 100% of donations made here will go directly to funding HST scholarships. Plus every £1 donated will be matched by the HSG governors up to a ceiling of £25,000.

To find out more about the House Schools Trust, go to: www.houseschoolstrust.org.

OHSPA 2017/2018 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: the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT). A cheque presentation to the BBCT 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 2017/2018 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.

Recognition this week

There is no recognition this week.


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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 13 July 2017