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Headmistress’s Blog

Another busy week of learning at Cumnor Girls.

The girls had a swimming Gala at Old Palace and I am delighted to report that we won – 103: 111. Everyone swam well and really tried their hardest, several Year 4 girls were swimming above their age group and performed really well. There were some very close and hard fought races but our girls have got grit and determination and were not going to give up! Our team thoroughly enjoyed their gala and had a well-deserved chocolate biscuit at the end! Thank you to Mrs Lewis for arranging this and well done girls, great stamina!

Year 5 went to Wilhelmina House on Tuesday with Mrs King and Mrs Clingan, the focus this time was Art. It really stimulated the elderly people and they so enjoyed looking at the huge newspaper book of Croydon helping them to reminisce. Some residents, stimulated by the book, told Leana all about their dancing days and another laughed about how her husband couldn’t dance!

The artwork produced by some of the residents was incredible and Peggy said she hadn’t drawn for years! The girls were fabulous as always and it is so special that they interact and bring laughter. Some of the girls even got to shake hands with Lilly who turned 100 over Christmas. She really perked up when the girls came and said hello.

Thank you to Mrs King and Mrs Clingan for all your inspiration with this.

Thank you to the parents who have completed the Voice of the Parent, I will feedback in due course about any of the commonly recurring issues. I will contact parents individually who had some specific queries. However, the general feel of responses is positive, and I thank you for that, we are all working towards a happy school with high expectations.

The rabbits have settled well and had their first sleepovers with families, several more people have contacted the office to book one or both for the weekends. We have set up an Instagram account and soon we will have a booklet to go out with the rabbits about their care and wellbeing, the details of their account will be in the booklet so that you can access it and add pictures of you with the bunnies, the bunnies in a new environment or your own drawings, paintings or writing about the bunnies. It has been suggested that if people borrow a bunny, they may wish to make a small voluntary donation to go towards the “hopping costs” of rabbits – vets bills, insurance, food etc.

We have had some more news of excellent senior school offers and scholarships and I will share these with you when all of the schools to which girls have applied have released their results.

On the 14th February we look forward to the Interhouse Cross Country, girls have been training and it always promises to be a good event. Parents are invited to watch and encourage the girls and if you would like to take your daughter home at the end which is prior to the normal end of day, please let her form teacher know that that will be your intention.

This week’s learning assembly was about buckets – are you a bucket filler or a bucket dipper? ……. please see the attached explanation or you can access it from the website.

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”


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