• 27th - Lower School Drama Workshops in School
  • 23rd April - Sports Lessons and Clubs Start
  • 1st May - Cl 4and5 Rounders vs The Hampshire School (BP, 2.00pm)
  • 24th April - Charity Golf day

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Summer Term 2018—Newsletter One

20th April 2018

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the new term; there has been an incredibly sunny feel to the first week back, not just with this glorious weather but in the atmosphere in the school, emanating from both the children and the staff. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the whole CHS community for making me feel so welcome: staff, parents and children have been so incredibly friendly, kind and welcoming.

This term is looking to be an incredibly busy and enjoyable one with so many events and opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Please see below for upcoming dates for your diary:

Up-Coming Diary Dates

Please find here a gentle reminder of some up-coming important dates for your information:

  • Monday 23rd April: Clubs and Sports lessons re-commence
  • Tuesday 24th April: Charity Golf Day in aid of the Cameron House Foundation
  • Friday 27th April: Reception, Classes 1 and 2 Drama Workshops in school
  • Tuesday 1st May:
    Classes 4 and 5 Rounders vs The Hampshire School (BP: 2.00pm)
    Class 5 Cricket vs Chepstow House School (tbc: 2.30pm)
  • Monday 7th May: National Bank Holiday   School Closed
  • Tuesday 8th May: All Children in Summer Uniform (see below for details)


School Uniform for the Summer Term

At the start of this term, children may wear either Winter or Summer uniform (according to the weather). All the children should be wearing Summer uniform by Tuesday 8th May. Only uniform bought at Peter Jones from the school list or from our second hand uniform stock should be worn. We would be grateful if you could check that all uniform, including socks and other belongings, as well as lunch boxes and water bottles, are clearly named. Thank you for your support.

Boy’s Summer Uniform

Navy blazer with badge
White short sleeved cotton shirt
Navy cord Bermuda shorts*
Navy knee length navy socks with red stripe

*Class 6 boys may prefer to wear trousers

Girl’s Summer Uniform

Navy blazer with badge
Blue & White School Dress
White plain ankle socks (not tights)
Cherry red Cardigan with navy band on sleeves

Please note that fleeces should not be worn as a replacement for a cardigan or blazer.

FoCH Summer Drinks Party — Save the Date!

We are delighted to announce that our annual Summer Drinks Party this year will be held on Thursday 21st June 2018. Please mark this date in your diary as it promises to be a lovely evening for staff, parents and Class 6 children to celebrate the end of our school year.

Summer Term Clubs

The Clubs lists for the Summer Term are now on the Clubs Notice Board in the Entrance Hall. Please could you kindly check the lists and let Izzy in the School Office know if any changes need to be made. Please note the additional 11+ clubs for Class 5 on both Wednesdays and Fridays. Thank you.

Poetry Competition in French Note from Yolanda (Head of French)

Poetry Competition in French

Last term, the children in Classes 3, 4 and 5 were invited to take part in an exciting school poetry competition. They learnt a French poem and recited it in class. The children enjoyed being filmed and were awarded House Points for their performances. Dianne and I watched the videos and judged the children individually on their pronunciation, memorisation, pace and overall performance. We selected 11 winners across the classes. Congratulations to Edward, Atalanta, Felipe and Esperance (Class 3); were announced in school assembly and they were awarded prizes. Bravo to all of them!

School Council Representatives

The aim of the School Council is to give children “a voice” within the school. The purpose of the elected School Councillors is to represent their class’s ideas, concerns and thoughts and to offer an additional forum for airing their views. Congratulations to the following children who have been elected by their peers to represent their class at the School Council meetings this term:

  • Reception – Charlotte and Yassine
  • Class 1 – Merrill and Andrew
  • Class 2 – Benedita
  • Class 3 – Victoire
  • Class 4 – Lucy
  • Class 5 – Townsend
  • Class 6 – Inaki

Parent Readers

We are extremely fortunate to have several parents who will come in to hear the children read. We are very much hoping that those parents who currently come in wish to continue this term. If any more parents would like to hear reading once a week, please contact Alice or James in the School Office so that we can allocate you to a class and start the DBS process. Thank you for your support.

Calendar Dates Booklet — Summer 2018

A copy of the Summer Term Calendar Booklet has been sent home with your children this week. Extra copies are available for you in the school office and you can also view it on the School Website in the Parents’ Section (password protected). We hope you will find this helpful in planning your diaries for the many exciting events planned for the coming months.


If you have not yet ordered a DVD of last term’s Classes 5 and 6 production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, and you would like to do so, please contact the School Office for an order form.

Book Recommendation

If you are looking for a good read, Esperance in Class 3 recommends:

Book Recommendation

“I love this book because it is exciting and scary in parts. It is about a boy who doesn’t have many friends so his mother tells him to go to the library and make friends. So he goes to the library and sees a lady on a unicorn who tells lots of adventurous stories. I would definitely recommend this book as the stories are great!”

Charity news

We are incredibly proud of Kathleen, Isabella, Olivia, Elizabeth, Christiana and Honor in Class 5, who raised a staggering amount of £69.23 for Cancer Research UK. by making, decorating and selling cupcakes.

Well done girls: what a fantastic example you set!

Charity news Charity news

New Pupils

We would like to warmly welcome four new pupils and their families to our school this term:

Class 1: Jessica
Class 4: Giselle
Class 5: Bella and Townsend

We are sure they will settle in quickly and we would like to wish them much happiness and success at Cameron House.

Staff News

Congratulations to Madeleine Balcar on the birth of her beautiful baby boy, Edward Augustine Jonathan Balcar.


Learning Friends

Well done to Merrill in Class 1, for being awarded Benzi the elephant for collaboration. This was awarded for her excellent team-work in STEM.

Well done to Violanda in Class 1, for being awarded Sparky the dragon for creativity. Her creative art, using materials, was very impressive.

Well done to Scarlett in Class 2, for being awarded Snowball the penguin for ambition. This has been awarded for both her hard work in mental maths and for learning her lines.

Well done to Honor in Class 5 for being awarded Lexi the fox for persistence with her reading.

Congratulations to all

Please do return your learning friend to school on Tuesday morning.

Mrs Dina Mallett — Headmistress

Mrs Dina Mallett

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  • I love the clubs at Cameron House because we get to do really fun things like Art and Chess.



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