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NAVY NEWS, JANUARY 2011


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“Boarding at Chilton is always cosy and welcoming” Yr 5 Boarder


“The behaviour of the boarders was exceptional - They are clearly happy at school” Independent Schools Inspectorate 2010


Bear day at St John’s


West Hill Park scores highly


A RECENT annual review of the Early Years provision at West Hill Park Pre-Prep by the Hampshire Early Education and Childcare department identifi ed it as Outstanding, achieving one of the highest overall scores in the county.


impressed by the stimulating learning environment which has been enhanced by a recently created woodland classroom. Established in memory of a


They were particularly


Early Years provision at West Hill Park School. Mr Ramsay, Head of West Hill


Park, said: “Through having fun together in this very special place we hope that children from our school and the local community take away with them wonderful memories, skills which will stand them in good stead in their future lives and a love and appreciation of the natural world around them.”


young pupil, the woodland classroom is based on the Forest school model, providing children with a safe, stimulating outdoor learning environment where they can develop their self-confidence and self-esteem. At West Hill Park we believe it is a unique way to teach children key life skills including the ability to work as part of a team to solve hands on problems. Children as young as three can be found sawing wood, building dens and cooking sausages on sticks around a campfire that they have built themselves, supported by trained and experienced staff. Even washing up can be fun outdoors!


woodland classroom will benefit not only our pupils but also the children in the local community. A staff training day for teachers staff from a local


and support The intention is that this


CHILDREN in the Infant and Junior departments of St John’s College dressed in spotty socks and ties and brought their teddy bears to school to support Children In Need. Paying £1 per item and the same for their very own Pudseys to attend lessons and assembly, the school raised over £150. St John’s pupils have already raised over £2,000 for worthy causes since the start of the new school year in September, including a very successful sponsored day of challenges for the Pakistan Floods Appeal. Children also supported


the


Rotary Shoe Box Appeal and donated a large amount of food to the Salvation Army at their Harvest Festival. The next


open morning


heart of Southsea. Founded as a boys school in


1908, the college now attracts over 700 pupils and students to its nursery, lower and upper school and sixth form. The college’s ethos is inspired by the teachings of St John Baptist de la Salle, the patron saint of teachers. It provides an academic education within a Christian environment,


but


welcomes boys and girls of all faiths and beliefs.


High standards are set by the college through its programme of investing in pupils, staff and facilities.


An exciting variety of extra- is


Tuesday January 18 2011. St John’s College is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for children aged two to 18 situated in the


curricular activities are on offer, along with academic and emotional support to ensure students feel secure and stable at the college. If you would like to arrange a visit to the school please contact 023 9281 5118 or visit www. stjohnscollege.co.uk.


a unique path to success Is your child Dyslexic?


The MoD may pay all our fees through the Special Educational Needs Allowance (SENA)


Providing outstanding education for girls aged 3 - 18 Nursery


.


Primary school and three local nurseries recently held in the West Hill Park woodland classroom will be followed up by children from these schools regularly spending time in it. The


community was recognised in the recent Hampshire review of the


value to the local Prep . Senior


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. Sixth Form 11+ Entrance Exams on Saturday 22 January 2011


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A co-educational day and boarding school for children with dyslexia and associated learning difficulties.


Call: 01980 621020 www.applefordschool.org Shrewton, Near Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 4HL


Perrott Hill Time and space for a full education


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Spring Term Open Days Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd January 2011


Perrott Hill, North Perrott, Crewkerne, Somerset TA18 7SL visit us at: www.perrotthill.com or call us on: 01460 72051


Year 7 Entrance Assessment: 15 January 2011. Open Morning: 18 January 2011, 9:30am - 11:00am.


Applications for entry to the Reception Year (4+) now being taken. Fees for families claiming the service boarding allowance are set so that for the current year parental contribution is only £1,935.


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