Weekly Bulletin 24/06/2016

Sports Dinner

2016 Sports Dinner Awards



U16 Sportsman

Kate G

Tommy H

U16 Team Player

Megan G

Toby P

U15 Sportsman

Bridget C

Lucas W

U15 Team Player

Sophie C

Rory W

U14 Sportsman

Lexi B

Connor D V

U14 Team Player

Josie M

Archie H

U13 Sportsman

Tyla W

Sammy L

U13 Team Player

Anna D

Luca E

Congratulations to all the award winners.

Mrs Wilson & Mr Green

Year 10 Girls Tennis Trip to Eastbourne

Year 10 girls, together with Miss Reynolds and Mrs Wilson travelled to Devonshire Park at Eastbourne on Wednesday to see the Aegon Women's Tennis Tournament, the final event before Wimbledon, on grass courts. We were treated to some excellent and inspiring play, despite a damp start resulting in the games beginning an hour and a half late.

Mrs Wilson

Robbie Plays at the Tower of London

Robbie played in the RAF Air Cadet Marching Band at the Tower of London as part of the Queen's 90th birthday London celebrations. They played for all of Sunday on the Queen's birthday weekend, having started off with a slow march into the Tower, playing the theme tune to the Game of Thrones.

Mrs Brookes

Olympics Day

On the 1st July we will be running a whole school day celebrating the 2016 Rio Olympics. Students will be exploring the theme 'Olympics' through their chosen subject area. They will be working in house groups to create competing projects, thus allowing the various year groups to mix and work collaboratively.

Charity events will be run by our Year 10 students; currently they are planning a penalty shoot out competition, face painting, cake sales and mufti day.

It would be nice if students could get behind their houses and wear their house colour as part of their outfit. We would suggest up to £5 spending money for the day if they would like to get involved in these events and make donations.

Our chosen charities are Mind and Jigsaw Trust, a school based in Dunsfold that works with severely autistic children and with whom we have a growing link. We are hoping that representatives of Jigsaw Trust will be joining us for Olympics Day.

The timings of the school day will run as normal: prep, activities, tea and normal departure times.

This will be a fabulously rewarding and exciting day for the children and a real opportunity to develop the school community ready for the next academic year. Thanks, in advance, for your support and look out for photos of our Olympic event in a future bulletin.

Mr Watson & Miss Coxhead

Evening of Original Work

On Thursday evening pupils from Years 9, 10 and 11 held an ‘Evening of Original Work’ in the Wilson Room next to St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church in Ewhurst. The idea was to provide an outlet for some of the wonderful writing, music and art that is created in school in a ‘venue’ rather than in the School. And what an evening it was! With the fantastic art on display around the room, the poets stood and recited their own poetry to the packed house of parents and friends, while the composers and musicians played their songs, or instrumental compositions, between each poem. With brilliant poems about topics such as war, Aspergers and sailing, and superb compositions for piano, guitar and voice, the whole evening was a delight from start to finish. There was a warm and intimate atmosphere in the room and every single work deserved the rapturous applause it received. A huge thank you must go to Mrs Kerr and Mr Watson for displaying the art, Mr Southee for helping the poets and Mr Rye for assisting the composers. The biggest thanks of course go to the pupils involved: Poets - Guy R, Siena T, Jasmine P, Will J, Josie M. Composers - Hannah M, Bastien H, Pablo A, Kristien A, Eleri W. Artists - Angus H, K Godfrey, M Godfrey, E Gibbs, H James and the ever reliable George R in charge of the sound.

Mr Rye

Duke of Kent School is proud to sponsor the 'Into the Wild Children's Book Festival' taking place at Leith Hill Place on Tuesday 26th July from 11.00 -16.00.

With fantastic author events, story telling, face painting, a pop-up book shop, den building, treasure hunts and much more this promises to be a great summer holiday day out.

Pre-prep Stars


Alex for showing a positive attitude towards food at lunchtime.


Erin for working really hard on handwriting and involving other children in her play.

Year 1

Isla for showing increased confidence and speed in numeracy work.

Year 2

Matty for making fantastic progress in his reading.

PADoK News


Tuesday 28th June, 8.30-9.30am

Everybody Welcome!

Meet your new Chairlady Harriett Hunter.

Come and chat with our Chairman of the governors Richard Brocksom.

See what PADoK have been up to all year and have your say.

Ewhurst Village Carnival

Once again PADoK will be holding a teddy tombola stall at the Ewhurst Village Carnival.

We need teddy and soft toy donations!

PADoK ladies will be collecting at pick up and drop off on Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July.

PADoK Charity Netball Tournament

Once again we gathered mums' teams from our surrounding schools for our annual charity netball tournament, as you can see from the photo we didn’t have the glorious weather that we have been so spoilt with in previous years. But despite the horrible conditions everybody got stuck in and played a fun, friendly, ever so slightly competitive tournament. This year’s very deserving winners were a mums' team from St Catherine's School, with Duke of Kent School finishing a very respectable 3rd.

This year we asked parents to make donations towards the Starfish Malawi Charity. I am delighted to say through the kind contributions of visiting players we raised £140.

Photo above: Players from Belmont, St Catherines, Shere Infants, Lanesborough and Duke of Kent School, gather before the tournament.

Sarah Trotman, PADoK Chair

Vote for Jigsaw at Sainsbury’s!

Jigsaw is in the running to become the Cranleigh Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year – and needs your vote!

Jigsaw is one of three charities shortlisted to benefit from a year of in-store fundraising, awareness-raising and volunteering.

Sixth-formers have visited the store to thank the branch for the scheme.

Sainsburys has run the Local Charity of the Year initiative since 2009, raising more than £11 million for local charities across the country.

“We want to make as big an impact as possible in our local communities, so every year we work together with our customers and colleagues to support a local cause at the heart of the local community,” Sainsburys says.

Voting closes on Sunday, June 26th. You can vote in the Cranleigh store or online at http://www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk.

Music News

It has been a busy couple of weeks in the Music Department, with lunch-time recitals, CD recording in the studio and pupils participating in the recent Evening of Original Work.

Over the last fortnight, lunch-time recitals have been held for the pupils of Mr Clifford Hill, Mrs Young and Mrs Blunden. These are proving to be very popular with children and parents alike, with each recital having a lovely, relaxed atmosphere and being a good chance for the children to perform and the parents to meet the respective peripatetic music teacher.

In the studio we have had soloist and ensembles recording final takes for the forthcoming Duke of Kent School Album. This will be available on Parents Day and has been adopted by the Year 11 girls as part of their wonderful fund raising for Cancer Research with each CD being given away in exchange for a voluntary donation. Make sure you get yours while they are available!

And finally, look out for the music stage on Parents Day. Beginning straight after lunch soloists and ensembles from across the whole school will be performing throughout the afternoon, in the tent on the Colts’ Pitch. It’ll be like Glastonbury only without the mud, we hope!