My renewed thanks for inviting me.
With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
Please take a look at all the other photos in the gallery http://www.goudhurst-kilndown.kent.sch.uk/gallery/manger-mouse
Last week we saw KS2 deliver three wonderful performances of Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits. Sports day took place on Friday morning and weren't we lucky with the weather! Well done to Scotney who won KS1 and Pattenden who won KS2. Well done to all the children who took part. It was a fabulous morning enjoyed by everyone. Thank you to you the parents for your support, the PTFA for the refreshments and of course to the staff but particularly Mrs Mileham for organising us all! Parents and family then visited the school in the afternoon to celebrate all that the children have achieved throughout the year. I felt very proud, there was a real buzz in the school, a sense of community and a feeling of success! Indeed I received this email over the weekend which I think sums up what a special place Goudhurst and Kilndown CEP School really is:
Dear Mrs Roberts
I wouldn't normally send an email but I felt I had to write to say that last night's performance was a delight to watch. Most importantly, the sheer joy on ALL the children's faces during the encore is an absolute credit to you and all the staff. The unity is evident. In fact the whole day was filled with team spirit and true friendship. It is one big, happy family and we feel blessed to be part of it.
Please click on the gallery to see all that the children have achieved, along with the fun and laughter, that we have all shared together this year.
Only 3 more sleeps until the end of term!
On the evening Thursday 15th June, our newly formed Arts Council together with Ms Lane and Mrs Donoghue, proudly presented our first Arts Festival. Ms Lane joined the school in January 2014, she herself attended the Royal Guildhall of music and is an accomplished Clarinetist! Between us we have been planning organising this event over the last couple of years and I am delighted it has now finally been born. Indeed it was an amazing evening, one to watch out for next year as it will be an annual event! At the end of the evening Ms Lane announced:
"This year we have been proud to bring you a celebration of the Arts. Alongside this celebration we would like to make a presentation acknowledging the outstanding contribution to the Arts by one of our children. The Lindsay Roberts Arts Award recognises talent, commitment and aspiration towards achievement in the Arts, be it at performance level of something someone has simply done for joy.
The recipient of this award has been a committed musician since the age of 2. They have hands in many musical pots; a Cellist, a Singer and a Cornetist. They dedicate daily practice sessions to their instruments of choice as well as time at the weekend participating in their local Colour Strings Group. In their recent Grade 3 Cello exam they were awarded a high merit. They have performed numerous solos as part of the school choir and have been invited to become a member of the Cranbrook Town Brass Band. This person is also a budding actress, recently awarded a distinction in her LAMDA Grade 1 exam, she is part of the Italia Conti theatre group in Tunbridge Wells and the East Sutton Community Youth Centre. Currently, she is part of our School Arts Council and we very much look forward to seeing her name up in lights. Congratulations on your Music Scholarship to Sutton Valence, Martha Tatnel."
If you missed the event don't worry you can watch this video to get a feel of evening:
Well done to all the children who performed and produced wonderful art work for the event, the staff, the children who helped with the lighting and sound, the PTFA for serving refreshments and of course to you the parents who continue to support your children and the school. I am looking forward to next year already! Click here to look at the gallery.