With pupils from the independent sector three times more likely to gain top grades at A-level than pupils from maintained schools, there is little surprise, despite the current economic climate, that many parents are continuing to opt to send their children to independent schools.
Where debate remains, however, is choosing to send one’s child to an independent school aged 4 or aged 11.
Holy Trinity Brompton launched HTB Love Ukraine in April and has been able to provide emergency food, hygiene products, SIM cards, and Oyster cards to over 500 newly arrived Ukrainian evacuees.
They are in need of new or gently used toys/games for the children of all ages (no books please as many don't speak English).
If you would like to contribute, please bring them to school where they will be collected in Class 3 and delivered to the church. If you have any questions, please reach out to Courtney Goff at [email protected].
Positive Parenting Workshop at Cameron Vale
Tuesday 10th May 2022 6.00-7:30pm, The Hall, Cameron Vale School
Join us for this inspiring workshop to explore how you can help your child develop the skills needed to establish and maintain healthy, positive friendships.
Friendship struggles are inevitable as children try to work out the best way to communicate, share, trust and collaborate.
Delivered by 'The Parent Team' professional positive parenting skills advisers, you will explore:
How our children's developmental stage affects their friendships and social skills
What skills contribute to a healthy and positive relationship
How to set and maintain boundaries and limits in the digital era
Ways to talk with your children when they are struggling with friendships
How to help children problem-solve and deal with conflict between friends
Friends of Cameron Vale Bake Sale in aid of The Woodland Trust
Thursday 12th May 2022 - 3.30pm by the Front Door!
Our wonderful Friends of Cameron Vale (FoCV) have organised a Bake Sale in aid of The Woodland Trust.
If you are sending in some goodies for the sale:
Please ensure these are all NUT FREE
Include an ingredients list - this is very useful for those with allergies
It would be very helpful if you could send items portioned (so cakes cut into portion slices)
If you send your items in containers, please label these so that we can make sure they make their way home
Donations: Please leave your donations at morning drop off.
In the unlikely event of there being any leftover goodies, we will be selling these on Friday morning.
Baby and toddler storytelling and dance sessions
Starting - Wednesday 11th May 2022, in The Hall
Join us for a 6-week programme of baby and toddler storytelling and dance!
This class is perfect for babies and toddlers aged 6 months to 2 years, and will be delivered by the Inside Out Dance Company, who offer specialist dance and improvisation courses to improve children's mental and physical wellbeing.
Each session will be a different theme - packed with singing and dancing, and will end with a fun movement story or puppet show.
Class details - Price: £72 for 6 weeks*
Book your sessions HERE
DATES: 10:30 - 11:15am
Wednesday 11th May, 18th May, 25th May
Wednesday 8th June, 15th June, 22nd June
*fees may apply for online bookings
Art Awards for Cameron Vale
Every year the Mayor of London invites London’s primary and secondary schoolchildren to create artworks inspired by living in London, for Trafalgar Square’s famous Fourth Plinth.
This year’s competition saw entries from almost 2,000 school children across the city, and we are very proud to announce that two of our pupils won awards!
At a special ceremony at New City Hall this week, Artist Samson Kambalu and Justine Simons OBE, Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries, gave out awards to the winners and runners-up.
Borough Winner - Theodore for his beautiful painting ‘Blast Towards the Future’
Runner-up, 5-7 year olds- Rafael for his amazing technicoloured ‘Clara the Colourful Rainbow’
Year 1&2 teacher Miss Amelia Kenworthy also received an award! She was given the Special Award for Dedicated Teacher for her work with the students on the Fourth Plinth project, inspiring students and helping them their creative their masterpieces.
Congratulations to Theodore, for receiving your award for Borough Winner!
Theodore created his brilliant vision of a ‘Blast Towards the Future’ using acrylic paint on canvas.
Well done, Theodore on your inspirational artwork!
Runner up, 5-7 year olds - Rafael
We loved your Zebra, Rafael, and the 5-7 year old category judges did too!
Rafael created the amazing technicoloured ‘Clara the Colourful Rainbow’ using Plasticine.
Thank you, Rafael for making us all smile with colourful Clara!
VIP visitors to Cameron Vale!
Marine Archaeologist Mensun Bound and Historian Dan Snow visited the school this morning for a very special assembly to describe their adventure on the expedition which discovered the wreck of Ernest Shackleton's Endurance in the icy waters of the Antarctic.
Scientists used submersibles to capture images and videos of the ship, which sank in 1925 and is protected as a historic site and will remain undisturbed.
The children were captivated with stories of Shackleton's attempt to be there first person to cross Antartica, and their exciting discovery of the ship 100 years later, 3000m deep in the icy water.
Even through Shackleton's expedition ended in failure - but became one of the greatest stories of perseverance and of the tenacity of the human spirit.
The children had a fun Question and Answer session - more to follow (and yes, penguin tastes like... chicken).
We would like to thank Mensun and Dan for presenting to the children, and also parents Anthony Clake and Hugo Carlsson for making this wonderful event happen!
FIND OUT MORE
History Hit - Dan Snow Sets Out To Find Shackleton's Endurance Shipwreck
We have added the finishing touches to our new playground at Cameron Vale School and The Chelsea Nursery!
The children couldn't wait to play in the new sandpit and explore the new spaces and games. With the summer weather coming, what better outdoor space could we wish for!
YEAR 6 NEWS: Trip to Western Riverside Waste Authority
Year 6 class discovered what happens to everything we throw away, and learned how we can all help look after the environment.
Our class learned about the history of waste, and discovered how energy was being wasted by throwing away items rather than recycling them.
The came away with a full understanding of the importance of the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!
Class 6 are your recycling experts. Ask them what can and cannot be recycled.
YEAR 5 & 6 NEWS: Investigation 'How does light travel?
Year 5 and 6 were investigating the question 'How does light travel?'.
They used a torch and laser to explore this - and concluded that light travels in straight lines even when reflected.
YEAR 5 & 6 NEWS: Trip to the Imperial War Museum
Our Year 5 and 6's were lucky enough to meet an eyewitness of World War Two, hear her stories of playing in bomb sites and rationing, see her photo album of life in the underground tube shelters - and were all surprised to see a piano down there - whilst also having the chance to ask her lots of questions.
The students were then able to explore the World War One and Two galleries, saw a vast amount of memorabilia, read real people's stories of their life and roles during the war, experience walking through an example trench, hide in an Anderson and Morrison bomb shelter, gaze at tanks and the enormous guns and identify countries through the soldiers uniform.
Reception have been enjoying their sports sessions now the sun is shining.
The Pre-schoolers enjoyed their first Forest School session and look forward to returning next week.
It was all about buildings in LEGO club today. We even had a prison, can you guess which one it was?
B.O.S.S Acting School has arrived at Cameron Vale!
Tuesdays 4-7pm, starting 3rd May
Mini Stage and Screen (4-6 years) 4:00-5:30pm
Maxi Stage and Screen (7-11 years) 5:30-7:00pm
Find our more and book FREE trial: www.BossActingSchool.co.uk