In Kitebrook Prayers this morning Amelia and Evie led us in thinking about the meaning of Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies.
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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
A grand day out and with fabulous weather for this year's Moreton Show. Kitebrook had its usual stand under the Strutt & Parker marquee by the Main Arena. Current and past staff, pupils and parents were delighted to meet under the marquee, and passing children were offered hand-held windmills, which were a tremendous success. It was wonderful to take this opportunity to introduce Kitebrook to prospective children and their parents - we hope to see some of them at our next Open Morning on Thursday 5th October from 9.30 am until 11.30 am. Here are just a few photos from a very busy day.
Kitebrook Preparatory School triumphed at the recent national Final of the Race for the Line, Bloodhound Model Rocket Car competition. The Final, which took place at Santa Pod Race Way on Thursday 29th June, was the culmination of a competition that saw over 350 primary and 500 secondary schools taking part in local regional races. With 30 teams vying for the top prize at the final, Kitebrook’s car, ‘The Wheel Deal’, came 1st with an overall speed of 49.53 mph. The Kitebrook team was made up of Daisy Frampton, Isabel Speir (both Year 6), Alice Bratt and Deven Trotman (both Year 5).
Commenting on their success, Aulden Dunipace, CEO of The Learning Partnership said:
“After an hour spent speed building their cars, 15 primary and 15 secondary teams from the four corners of England and Wales witnessed their car’s first runs at the national finals. Down a four lane race track rocket cars raced at upwards of 50 mph. A 15 minute tweak session then followed and the cars took to the track for their second run.
In an outstanding display of teamwork, innovation and keeping calm under pressure I am delighted that the Kitebrook Prep team took first place at the national finals.
It is evidence of the innovative thinking of some of our younger teams this year, that so many were represented in the upper areas of the leader board and that Kitebrook Prep school came first overall. Well done to the Kitebrook Prep team, we look forward to watching your journey into engineering in the years to come.”
Commenting on their success, Susan McLean, Headmistress of Kitebrook Prep said:
“This result is fantastic. It’s an affirmation of the Growth Mindset principles we follow at Kitebrook encouraging perseverance, resilience, collaboration and experimentation. I am delighted that our team has risen to this engineering challenge, and I would like to thank them and our dedicated staff and parents that have encouraged this process.”
The Kitebrook team is looking forward to their prizes:
- £1,000 cheque for the school
- A trip to Newquay to watch the Bloodhound test run in October
- If Bloodhound SSC reaches a stage in its project plan where a trip to South Africa to take on the world land speed record is confirmed and fully funded, the students and teacher will be offered a fully funded one week trip to South Africa to visit the Hakskeen pan and watch a Bloodhound test run (assuming one takes place in the week they are in the country).
Well done, Team Kitebrook!
On Sunday 25th June, Kitebrook TaeKwondo Club children took part in an International TaeKwondo Competition in Chinatown, London. Our Kitebrook team competed brilliantly and got through to the U8 Semi-Finals and the U11 Semi-Finals, with a win for the overall competition in the Final. Well done, Kitebrook!