We welcomed everyone back, hopefully refreshed from the two week half-term break. Over the break we had a burst water main to contend with at the top of our drive. We had no water at all in school and it took a long time to be fixed but thankfully all was well by Monday morning.
Our assemblies this week have been Remembrance Assemblies. We will also hold a minute’s silence on Monday, 11th November.
On Thursday, Year 11 students and their parents attended our Sixth Form Open Evening along with many from other schools looking to secure a place in our Sixth Form next September. It was a very busy night with lots of positive feedback. Now begins the process of choosing which subjects to take. The online application form is available on our website (Sixth Form area) and applications close on 13th December 2019.
As if the burst water main over the half-term break was not enough to challenge us, late on Thursday we discovered that a tree which overhangs the entrance to the Year 8 playground had become diseased and was in danger of falling. We had to close the playground until Friday when a team of tree surgeons was able to remove the tree. All was well by lunchtime and Year 8 could again use their playground in safety.
Teaching Information Event
The Bromley Schools’ Collegiate, an outstanding provider of initial teacher training, is holding a recruitment event at Ravens Wood School on Tuesday, 12th November, 4-6pm. The BSC has partner schools across SE London and includes Darrick Wood. In fact, many of our staff were trained through BSC programmes.
More information is available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teaching-information-event-tickets-76218111423
You will be pleased to hear that we have ordered some more robust student planners. These will be distributed to all students when we receive them. Homework is recorded electronically in Bromcom but planners can still be used for making notes and for communication with home/school.
Year 13 Parents’ Evening
If you have not yet made an appointment, you need to do so via the Bromcom parent portal. Instructions can be found here:
Tickets are selling fast for our production of Beauty and the Beast. To purchase tickets, please see our website.
The Christmas Ball is on the evening of Saturday, 7th December in the Main Hall from 7pm until midnight. Tickets include a three course meal and live music. Click here for further information.
Tickets to see Cinderella at the Churchill Theatre can be obtained at a much reduced price via the PSFA website here.
An easy way to support the School is by taking part in the PSFA lottery. More details can be found here.
Parents of Year 7 – has your child got their ticket for the Christmas Party yet?
A reminder that as the temperature drops the School uniform policy on coats remains unchanged. Plain dark brown is required.
Dates for the diary
Monday, 11th November – PSFA Committee Meeting, 7pm in the Library
Wednesday, 13th November – Year 13 Parents’ Evening 5-8pm
Tuesday 19th – Thursday, 21st November – School Production of Beauty and the Beast
Monday 25th November – Friday, 6th December – Year 11 Mock Examinations