An interesting start to half term with some of us starting the first weekend listening to Heart Radio and reading the Independent to find Sally being interviewed and a photograph of her plus an article in the Supplement on the benefits of magic skills being integrated into the school curriculum. One of the ways of helping with the vital issue of self confidence and public speaking is through these learning these skills, which the children perform firstly to their own class and then to others. This also improves their speaking, listening and concentration skills. This publicity certainly put St Johns on the radar of all those listening to the programme or reading the article.
On the first Monday after half term parents of children in Forms 5 and 6 came to a meeting to be introduced to the Curiosity Curriculum which Form 6 will be taking part in this term. This was started last year with great success with Sally being one of the pioneers of the idea which has now been taken up by many other schools. This learning platform offers an excellent opportunity for pupils to develop their study skills and encourage self-motivation. The input of parents is essential in this curriculum and so valuable as it is an ideal way of forming a joint partnership in a particular aspect of their child’s education and we are indeed fortunate in have Sharon Moore to lead these classes. I hope I have wetted your appetite enough for you to log onto www.curiosity-club.co.uk where you will find all the details.
Sevenoaks Rotary 10K Run
For the interest of all keen runners this will take place in Knole Park on Sunday 2nd April.
10.15am 1.5k Fun Run Age 9-14
11.00am 10k Run Age 15 plus
You can enter on line at www.runnersworld.co.uk/events or enter on the day.
Hollybush Residents’ Association
This week I was elected at the AGM to be Chairman of the Residents’ Association It is very encouraging for us all to realise that St Johns is held in such high regard in the area.