What a fantastic week the children had creating and running their various businesses during Young Enterprise Week at Kitebrook. Various charities chosen by the children will be lucky enough to have a share of profits made, which were an amazing £1,921. Well done to all the fantastic businesses and their enterprising teams! Special congratulations to Year 2 ‘Kitebrook Greenhouse’ for winning the trophy for Best Business.
Chef, Prue Leith, of Great British Bake Off fame visited Kitebrook Preparatory School and was delighted to receive a cake baked especially for her by its Boarders. Ms Leith also received a jar of marmalade made by the Year 7 class who will also be entering a jar into the 'World's Original Marmalade Awards'. The children of Kitebrook were enthralled by the famous chef's stories of her over 40 year career with food, and certainly they have been inspired to cook more at home with their parents. A fantastic and rare opportunity for the school and it's pupils!
Mr Millett, a year 4 pupil from Kitebrook Preparatory School has acted as 'Head for the Day' at the school. Mr Millet, 8 years old, was interviewed by Kitebrook's BBC Young Reporters and will also appear on Cotswold TV. His day was spent holding staff meetings including an appraisal, leading morning assembly, reviewing school documents and touring the school. Seated at 'Top Table' in the Dining Hall, Mr Millett said "I am proud to be Kitebrook's Headmaster and I hope everyone thought I did a good job." Both pupils and staff agreed that Cameron Millett lead the school with great professionalism and enthusiasm.
A Kitebrook pupil is performing at this year's panto at Chipping Norton Theatre. Tilly Ross auditioned to take part in the performance of Sleeping Beauty last October against some stiff competition. This is her first performance and she is delighted to be a part of the production. The production's staff say her dedication and enthusiasm has certainly contributed to the overall success of the panto. Photo credit Josh Tomalin.
Thank you to all Kitebrook parents who have sent in the many photographs of their children playing in the snow! Please keep sending them in. Stay safe, stay warm and enjoy...please check this website, Facebook and Twitter for updates on school opening.
Over 350 children and their families attended our Winter Wonderland Evening. With perfect weather and an excellent Christmas atmosphere - everyone agreed it was a festive and fun evening for all.
In Kitebrook Prayers this morning Amelia and Evie led us in thinking about the meaning of Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies.
Kitebrook children are ready to assist...
Two children from Kitebrook Preparatory School were recently invited to attend a rigorous 2 hour Tae-Kwondo course in Evesham and both passed with flying colours. Libby E. and Eliza McP. are now able to assist instructors during Tae-Kwondo sessions and provide mentoring support.
Kitebrook has been inspired by the spirit of the Harvest Festival. We have been thankful for our many blessings and have encouraged acts of charitable kindness. There has been a very creative Scarecrow making competition and a harvest produce sale held after our Harvest celebrations on the veranda overlooking our wonderful grounds. The money raised from this sale has been donated to a charity nominated by our School Council.
The First Piper, Ross OC Jennings, is on a world piping tour and has visited Kitebrook Preparatory School to spend the day. Ross played for the children while they arrived at school in the morning, during lunch and around the grounds. A truly inspiring and beautiful experience for everyone.
The Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) is seen as a key strategy for raising the quality of geography in primary schools and has been driving school improvement in Geography since 2006. This year, Kitebrook has been awarded Silver, recognising its high standards of teaching in learning for our pupils.
Dear Kitebrook Parents,
We are only just into the second week of a new school year and already we have praiseworthy news to celebrate. Kitebrook has won a silver award from the Primary Geography Quality Mark, recognising our work in raising the standards of Geography teaching and learning for our children. I am also extremely delighted to announce that we have been selected as one of the featured schools in Tatler. It was a privilege for me to join other Heads of selected schools at the ceremony held at the Landmark London Hotel this week and it was indeed a proud moment for our school. Kitebrook Preparatory School is now listed in this year’s Tatler Schools Guide 2018 as one of the best independent schools in the country. Three cheers for our school and well done, Kitebrook!
With best wishes, Susan McLean