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Guide Dog in Training

Guide Dog in Training

From the Head’s Office

This morning, classes were visited by Mr Brown (Mrs Rawson’s father) and his guide dog puppy, Natalie to mark Guide Dog Week. Our children demonstrated their superb concentration and listening skills during an explanation about how guide dogs are trained. Thank you Mr Brown for giving your time generously and answering so many of the children’s questions! We will be collecting for the Guide Dogs for the Blind at our Christmas service.
We all eagerly await the opening of the improved Reynolds Hall tomorrow afternoon. All Pre-prep children will join a workshop with Apollo 5 in the morning and PP3 will join the Prep School for the first opening performance at 4.30pm.  All Pre-Prep parents are invited to the 4.30pm performance (please let Liz Foster know if you plan to attend).  Please could I ask parents to pre-book the after school club if you would like to use this facility whilst you attend the opening as places are limited.
Our house captains have been busy collecting ideas for the further development of the school playground. The children will present their list of suggestions at the end of the week so ideas can be considered by APPA, who will be funding the majority of the equipment.
Finally please could parents kindly refrain from using mobile phones whilst driving in the car park and exit road. Thank you for helping us to keep the children safe.
With best wishes,  Susie Drake,  Head of Pre-Prep

Last week’s certificates for Being Caring were presented to:

  • Bertie Bullas
  • Zoe Hall
  • Flora Favell
  • Amber Goodhart

These children’s work was displayed on the Wall of Fame:

  • Esme Rowbotham
  • Alexander Buczacki
  • Nell Biker
  • Sebastian Buczacki
  • Isla Dinsdale

These children joined Mrs Drake for Friday lunch.


  • Lottie Taffs
  • Tilda Alton-Taylor (Green)
  • Zoe Hall (Blue)
  • Isla Dinsdale (Red)
  • Tom Bland (Yellow)

Happy Birthday: Kitty Hampson

Dates for Your Diary

* Wednesday 15th October: Opening of the refurbished Reynolds Hall
Thursday 16th October: Reception Class Trip to Thorp Perrow.
Friday 17th to Monday 27th October: Half Term
* Saturday 1st November: Bonfire Tea
* Friday 14th November: Pre-Prep Grandparents Afternoon Tea
* Friday 5th December: Pre-Prep Carol Services
Tuesday 9th December: Nursery Christmas Party
Tuesday 9th December: Reception, PP1, 2 and 3 to Georgian Theatre in Richmond to watch the pantomime.
Wednesday 10th December, 12.30pm: End of Term (lunch is not served on the last day of term.)
* Parents are welcome to attend these events.

PP1 have been looking how they feel about school now they have completed their first half term ‘upstairs’!

I feel like I am going to be a bit more grown up.  Bella Bland
I feel good in this class.  William Wyvill
I feel very, very grown up.  William Biker
I feel I am better with my numbers than last year.  Zoe Hall
I feel a little bit tired.  Alexander Buczacki
I can’t wait until I play some touch rugby.  Alexander Storer
I feel really, really, really happy in this class.  Hector Orde-Powlett
My writing is getting neater and neater.  Hector Pearce
I feel like I’m not in school in this class.  Jemimah Vaux
I feel my writing is getting neater.  Georgie Bell
I think this is the best school ever.  Ned Alton-Taylor
I feel grown up in this class.  Isobel Heagerty
I know more letters now.  Martha Pybus
I feel better at my writing.  Isabel Fall
I feel really, really, really, really grown up.  Poppy Dinsdale
I like Mrs Rawson. Nicol White

Menu—Week 3

Thursday—Sweet and Sour Chicken
Friday—Fish and Chips
Monday—Chicken Pizzaiolla

Assembly theme for the week:  Friendship

APPA Bonfire Party

The Parents’ Association are organising their Bonfire Tea again.  Please keep your eye on the notice board for sign up sheets to bring goodies to eat (they must be nut free please).  We are all invited to join the bonfire and fireworks over at the Prep School afterwards.

Scholastic Book Club

Two catalogues for Scholastic Books will be sent home today.  If you wish to purchase books you can order on-line:   or return the form to Mrs Pinkney by 31st October.  If you order on-line you will need to pay directly on-line.  If you return the form the cost of items purchased will be added to your bill at the end of term.  The school receives 20% commission for us to spend on books for the library.  Books will be delivered to school.

Individual and Family Group Photographs

Mark Wilson photography has taken this year’s individual and sibling Photographs.    Images can be viewed and ordered online at - choose E-Shop in the menu.  Click  "Aysgarth School 2014" and request an access code, which will be sent to you via email.  Orders placed before close of business on 13/11/14 will be returned, at no extra charge to school prior to Christmas break.

A visit from Natalie, a Guide Dog in Training