Opportunities to visit Hemdean House School in 2015
Open Morning Dates for 2015:
Friday 6th March - 9.30-12.00,
Friday 22nd May - 9.30-12.00, and
Friday 25th September 9.30-12.00.
The Year 7 Entrance Exam:
Saturday 7th February 9.30-12.30 and the Year 6 Visitors Day:Tuesday 20th October.
Please contact the School Office on 0118 947 2590 for more information or to book an appointment. We are very happy to show visitors around the school at any time.
Congratulations to Year 6 - First Prize in the National ISA Art Competition
Congratulations to last years Year 6 who have won first prize in the recent ISA National Art Competition with their Animation 'Jungle Jail'.
Author Kate Poel visits Hemdean House School
The children's author Kate Poel visited the school on Friday to host a workshop for the junior school pupils. Students in years 3 to 6 found out about plot and character development, how to put a story together and generally what it is like to be a writer. Kate used her new book 'Zachary Mackerel - the Meanie in a Bottle' to illustrate the workshop. All the pupils enjoyed the afternoon and Kate finished off by signing copies of the book.
A Cracking Christmas Fair
Friday 5th December - The annual Christmas Fair was a cracking success this year. The pupils did an amazing job with their ideas for stalls and showed great entrepreneurial skills. The smaller children were thrilled that Father Christmas was able to send one of his helpers to deliver presents. A lot of fun was had by all and we raised just under £1,000 our best Christmas Fair for many years. Thank you to everyone who supported the event.
Carols in Caversham
Friday 5th December - Years 5/6, the senior girls and members of staff walked down to St Martins Precinct in Caversham to bring some Christmas cheer to the shoppers. The public were entertained with Christmas Carols on a very chilly morning. The pupils were raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of their community fund raising activities.
Junior School Play - Countdown to Christmas
Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th December - The Junior school pupils put on 3 great performances of Countdown to Christmas. The play is a set in a church hall and features the various user groups in the run up to Christmas. All the junior pupils took part with Joel and Daisy taking the roles of the vicar and his wife. The songs were all very catchy and everyone remembered their lines. Looking forward to the summer production.
Year 1& 2 visit Reading to Museum for a Victorian Christmas
Friday 12th December - Year 1 & 2 walked to Reading Museum to enjoy a taste of a Victorian Christmas. They learnt about how Christmas was celebrated in Victorian times and that many of the traditions we carry on today started in the Victorian era. They enjoyed some Victorian games and then staged the pantomime 'Aladin' before walking back to school. It was a long but very enjoyable day.
Mrs Lewis retires after nearly 20 years at the school
Monday 15th December - Assembly this morning was a celebration of the work Mrs Lewis has done for the school over the past 20 years. Mrs Lewis has been a teaching assistant in the infants for many years and has helped all the children learn to read. She has also helped out with the extra curricular street dance and ballet clubs. Presents were presented from the staff, the children and the parents. We wish her all the best in her retirement which promises to be anything but quite as she is going to be looking after her young grandson.