THE NEW BEACON, SEVENOAKS
New date (rearranged from 29th January) - Wednesday 19th March 2014 - U11A v Sevenoaks Prep (A)
Friday 21st March - Y3 Rugby Festival – rescheduled for Thursday 20th March
Extra hockey fixture:
2nd XI v. Holmewood House (H) – 2pm
1st XI v. Holmewood House (H) – 3pm
Full details of the days events can be found here: www.newbeacon.org.uk/parents/downloads/category/125-spring-term-2014
A very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year from all at New Beacon.
One of the many successes of 2013 was raising £13500 to purchase a tractor for the people of Kondoa in Tanzania. Bishop Given (Diocese of Kondoa) sent the message below on Christmas day.
We send you our warmest Christian Greetings from Kondoa. Today we celebrated the birth of Jesus with great joy. This joy was added with the fact that we consecrated our Brand New Tractor given to us by New Beacon School who decided to transform our mission so that it can be a transformative force to the poor people in Kondoa. May our Lord bless the Students of Beacon School and teachers so that they may have a prosperous year 2014. I have attached the tractor's photo taken out side the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.
Blessings to you all
New Beacon Cruise - October 2013
“An Autumn Adventure”
Not even St Jude could dampen the enthusiasm of the 43 boys and 6 staff members who set off at 2.30am for Gatwick Airport on the 28th October to start their long-awaited cruise on the Mediterranean Sea to Turkey (Bodrum, Kushadasi and Ephesus), Israel (Ashdod, the Sea of Galilee, River Jordan and Jerusalem) and Greece (Rhodes, Lindos and Athens).
The New Beacon boys thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to socialise with boys and girls from other schools, as well as cementing their friendships with their own school mates. The boys certainly learnt to deal with being away from home and managing their own affairs, such as keeping their cabins tidy, arriving on time for meals, meetings, lectures and more importantly, their budgeting skills! In Kushadasi and Rhodes, another admirable trait surfaced; the art of haggling with the traders. This is an art perfected by New Beacon boys on tour!
The boys were complimented by various people, including the captain of the mv Discovery, for their exemplary manners.
There is an old adage amongst the sporting fraternity that, “what goes on tour stays on tour”. Well this is not the case with the “Autumn Adventure” cruise – there is so much to tell and I’m sure that parents have only heard half of the adventure.
My sincerest thanks to all the “cruise parents” for your support throughout the planning phases of this cruise; to the boys – it was a pleasure to witness your enjoyment of the cruise and lastly and certainly not least, to Mesdames Hunter and Greensmyth-Jones and Messrs Presnell, Bartlett and Smit – a huge debt of gratitude for your assistance and support. This cruise could not have been the success that it was without your input!
The current Spring term calendar can be found by clicking here: ('PARENTS / Downloads / Letters / Spring Term 2014'). (Please remember to login).
DISCO INVITATION FOR YEARS 7 AND 8: Invitation letter from Mrs Buchanan-Dunlop for Y7 and 8 boys to attend a disco on the 25th April at Solefields School. Please note that there are a limited number of places. Further details and permission slip for the boys to attend can be found here: ('PARENTS / Downloads / Letters / Spring Term 2014'). YBD
MUSIC CONCERTS AND ASSOCIATED BOARD MUSIC EXAMS: A letter from Mrs Carpenter giving further details and dates of the above. This letter can be found here: ('PARENTS / Downloads / Letters / Spring Term 2014'). EC
AUTHOR MARCUS SEDGEWICK TO VISIT MARCH 14TH: Information regarding Marcus Sedgewicks' visit to New Beacon on Friday 14th March. He will be talking to boys from Y5 to Y8. Biography details can be also be found in a separate document. These documents can be found here: ('PARENTS / Downloads / Letters / Spring Term 2014'). JH
SPRING TERM LETTERS FOR Y1,Y2 AND Y3: These documents can be found here: ('PARENTS / Downloads / Letters / Spring Term 2014'). WS
HEADMASTERS AUTUMN END OF TERM LETTER: Headmasters Autumn Half Term letter a copy of which can be found here: ('PARENTS / Downloads / Letters / Headmasters Autumn End of Term Letter'). MRP
NEWSBEACON: Latest Newsbeacon edition - 7th March can be found at: ('PARENTS/Downloads/Other Downloads/Newsbeacon'). TE
The New Beacon Sailing Club is now recruiting for April! Please click here to visit the Sailing Microsite for more details
HEADMASTERS ISI INSPECTION LETTER: Headmasters ISI Inspection letter a copy of which can be found here: ('PARENTS / Downloads / Letters / Headmasters ISI Inspection Letter'). MRP
CURRICULUM MAPS 2013-4 Y1 TO Y4: These documents can be found here:('PARENTS / Downloads / Curriculum / Curriculum Maps 2013-4 Y1 to Y4'). JA/AA
SCHOOL HANDBOOKS 2013-14: Updated versions of Handbooks when available can be downloaded from here: ('PARENTS / Downloads / Letters / Handbooks 2013-14'). YBD/GR/JA/LB/TE
SCHOOL HANDBOOKS 2012-13: Updated versions of Handbooks when available can be downloaded from here: ('PARENTS / Downloads / Letters / Handbooks 2012-13'). YBD/GR/JA/LB/TE
AFTER SCHOOL AND BROTHERS CLUB BOOKING SHEETS: These documents can be found here: ('PARENTS / Downloads / Letters / Spring Term 2014'). WA/AA
NEW SUMMER SHIRT: A document displaying an image of the shirt can be found here:('PARENTS / Downloads / Letters / New Summer Shirt'). AA
PROSPECTUS: A copy of the New Beacon Prospectus can be found here:('PARENTS / Downloads / Letters / Prospectus'). AA
SCHOOL SHOP OPENING HOURS: The school shop will be open from 8.15 - 9.15am Tuesday and 8 - 9am Friday. JK/AAZ
NBPA MERCHANDISE: Please post any new orders required to the School Office marked "Merchandising" - all completed order forms should have a cheque attached payable to: 'The New Beacon School Shop'. HG
'OLD BEACONS' ASSOCIATION: The School is exploring the degree of interest in establishing an 'Old Beacons' Association, for former boys, parents, teachers and employees. A first meeting has been held. For further details, please see the following web page: 'NBPA/ECO/OB / Old Beacons Association'. MP