Switch-Off Fortnight has begun very well with members of the eco-committee monitoring our energy usage. There have been lots of emoji smiley faces around the School, so I’m sure boys and teachers are doing their bit to use energy responsibly. I hope this zeal extends to lights at home!
I’m delighted to congratulate the following on their success in the recent Handwriting Competition organised by Mrs Showell-Rogers. All the entries set a very high standard and it was pleasing to see that the art of beautiful handwriting is not yet dead! Well done to all.
Yrs 6-8 : 1. James Clarke, 2. Sammy Jarvis, 3. Lyndon Chen, HC: Dennis Pym. Yrs 3-5 1. Edward Millar, 2. James Woolley, 3. Finley Appleby, HC: Arjun Sabharwal, HC: Zachary Williams, HC: Luca Prag. Yr 2 1. Toby Conway, 2. Jack Douglas, 3. Tristan Brown, HC: Laurence Phythian-Adams. Yr 1 1: Henry Clifton, 2: Fox Davies, 3: Samuel Jacoby, HC: Radin Nekouzad, Reception 1. Tassilo Huber, 2. Harrison Williams, 3. Nicolas Mestre, HC: Francis Phythian - Adams.
Congratulations to Lyndon Chen, Freddie East, Arnaud Girardin-Potts, Ioan Glyn-Jones, Dylan Jamieson, Sammy Jarvis, Jamie Kilroy, Callan McMillan and Nathan Sparkes who represented the School so ably and personably in the New College Inter-Schools Debate this week. In an initiative led by Mrs Brown as part of our Educational Partnerships programme, the boys debated with their counterparts at Cheney School and Oxford Spires Academy and all participants enjoyed a most sociable dinner in College to conclude the event. Well done to all on being excellent ambassadors for the School.
The Junior Concerts last Wednesday gave us some most enjoyable music-making with many making their first appearance in a prep school concert. There was a wonderful atmosphere of enthusiasm and mutual support, which is a real hallmark of these concerts. Many thanks to Miss Llewellyn-Jones for organising it all. I look forward to hearing the seniors in action this coming Wednesday. Mr Neal has promulgated arrangements to the boys involved.
I’m sure many of you will have noticed that the landscaping of the garden to the interim building is now moving on apace and we shall shortly see the new play equipment installed. Over the Christmas holidays the move from the current pre-prep and Years 3 & 4 classrooms will take place, ready for a grand opening on the first day of next term. Parents and friends are invited to join us for ribbon-cutting and cake and an opportunity to view the building at 10.00am on Wednesday 9th January instead of our usual beginning of term service.
Book Launch. All NCS parents, colleagues and older pupils are warmly invited to the launch of Dr Jenkinson’s and my poetry anthology, How Poems Work, featuring meanings, techniques and effects in 100 poems from Beowulf to the Iraq War. The launch will take place in the Founder’s Library in College at 6.30pm on Friday, 30th November. Drinks and nibbles will be served. Please let the School Office know soonest if you think you are likely to join us so we have a sense of numbers for catering purposes.
Please find attached a poster for the Chamber Choir and Choral Society Christmas Concert on Saturday 15th December at 7.30pm in New College Chapel. Tickets (£15 full price; £10 concessions including NCS parents; £5 students; Free for u18s) are obtainable from the school office and from www.wegottickets.com/event/455265
If you’re in London before Christmas, why not join in A New College Christmas, a journey in music through Advent and Christmas in a concert given by the choristers and clerks at St John’s Smith Square on Monday 17th December at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 - £25 from www.sjss.org.uk/events/new-college-christmas
Road Safety. As the mornings and afternoons get darker, please can I ask all parents to take particular care in driving and manoeuvring in Savile and Mansfield Roads. In particular, please observe the 20 mph speed limits, avoid turning in our gateway as children are entering and exiting the School at drop-off and pick-up time, and be especially vigilant for cyclists at all times. Many thanks for your help with this!
And finally, do click on the link below to see the video of the Year 7 & 8's production of Julius Caesar, which they performed in Chapel earlier this month.
With good wishes to all NCS families,
Monday, 19 November 2018
‘Switch-Off’ Fortnight continues
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
10.30 U9 Tag House Matches, Home
13.30 U8 A,B&C Tag Festival vs MCS, Away
14.30 U11A Rugby vs Sibford, Home
14.30 U11B Tag vs Sibford, Home
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
10.00 School Service, New College Chapel. Speaker: The Revd Canon Bruce Kinsey, Chaplain of Balliol College. Coffee in the Undercroft afterwards for parents and visitors
12.30 Eco Committee Meeting, Year 5 classroom
14.15 U13 A Rugby vs Bruern Abbey, Home
14.15 U13 B Rugby vs Bruern Abbey, Away
17.15 Senior Concerts (Years 6,7 & 8), School Hall. Refreshments beforehand in HM Study at 5.00pm
18.15 Senior Concerts (Years 6,7 & 8), School Hall. Refreshments beforehand in HM Study at 6.00pm
Thursday, 22 November 2018
13.00 U11 A Rugby vs Cokethorpe, Away
14.15 U11 B&C Rugby vs CCCS, Home
Saturday, 24 November 2018
No choristers at Saturday Morning Music School
Sunday, 25 November 2018
17.30 Advent Carol Service New College Chapel
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
10.00 School Service, New College Chapel. Speaker: Professor Richard Whittington, Millman Tutorial Fellow in Business Studies, Tutor for Undergraduate Admissions, Professor of Strategic Management, New College. Coffee in the Undercroft afterwards for parents and visitors
14.00 U13 A Rugby vs Dragon, Home
14.00 U13 B Rugby vs Dragon, Away
Thursday, 29 November 2018
14.15 U11 A Rugby vs Kitebrook, Away
14.30 Pre Prep Winter Concert, Hall
Friday, 30 November 2018
14.00 U9 A & U8 A Rugby vs Cokethorpe, Away
Saturday, 1 December 2018
End of University Term