Primary News – 8th November 2017

Last week’s royal visit was a very special occasion for everyone at school, as we welcomed Camilla, HRH the Duchess of Cornwall, and Her Majesty Raja Zarith, the Queen of Johor, to officially open our new building, and to launch the Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition.

The royals were greeted by two of our Year 3 students, who presented them with a bouquet of flowers. They were then treated to a very special flag-waving welcome as the whole school greeted them along the walkway, and then at the pool.

Many of our students and staff were spoken to as the royal party toured the school, including in the Year 6 classrooms, and they seemed genuinely impressed with what they saw. Camilla described our students as ‘bursting with ideas. It’s all there, they are just uncorked,’ she said. The Duchess also said: ‘I expect they’re coming up with much more original ideas than we have, they’re so new and fresh.’  High praise indeed!

Here is a video Mr Ian put together of the royal visit, including footage from the chamber orchestra’s performance for the royal reception in the evening at the Majestic hotel:

Last week was also Book Week 2017. There were many engaging and creative activities taking place across the primary school during the week, including snuggle up and read, drop everything and read, paired reading with different year groups, the book sale, door decorations, animated stories, and a special assembly on Friday afternoon. The costume parade on Monday morning started everything off, and I would like to say congratulations to all students for their amazing outfits, and thank you to parents for helping with these. They were incredible! In case you missed the parade, here is a video:

We have a series of primary-themed parent coffee mornings underway at the moment, which continue on Thursday this week with the ‘Primary Maths’ session, led by Miss Fiona. Next week’s coffee morning is ‘Reading to Learn’ in Key Stage 2, led by Miss Laura. As usual, full details of upcoming events can be found on our calendars page.

In Primary sports news, congratulations to our U9 boys benchball team, who won the KLISS tournament, and to our U11 girls basketball, who won silver at ISAC. These are both fantastic achievements!


Later this week we look forward to welcoming ‘Super Cycling Man’ to school, who is a teacher riding around the World – in a Superman costume, aiming to raise over £100,000 for charity. More about this following his visit.

Lastly, next Monday sees the start of the first House Week of the school year – organised by Harimau. We look forward to a week of fun competitions and activities!