Merton Court Preparatory School
2017
PAST EVENTS SPRING 2017

House Event Winners:
English - MODERN
Football - MERTON
Netball - MODERN
Swimming - MERTON
Hockey - SCHOOL
Merit Shield - MODERN

Charities
Sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to our Spring Term charity â€"Royal National Institute for Blind People. We raised £922.70 from our ‘Charities Day’ which included ‘Wear dots and raise lots’, cake sales and sponsored ‘no homework’.
We also received donations of £1000 from Sidcup Town Partnership and £700 from Sidcup Rotary Club which have already been sent to next term’s charity ‘The Simone Cowland Trust’.
Our total so far to our chosen charities for the year, is a massive £5,516.41.

Sidcup Food Bank
Your contributions to our request for items for the Sidcup Food Bank are much appreciated. There will a collection this term so please do look in the back of your cupboards for any tins or dried goods you haven’t used but could be of important use to someone in need. We will be talking to the children again this term about this community initiative, so look out for further information from our Charities co-ordinators.

Bromley Festival of Music and Speech Winners
A huge well done to both our Junior and Senior Choirs who were awarded Honours certificates and the Winners’ Cup and Shield in their categories. This is the first time ever both of our choirs have won in the same year!

Victoria College
Congratulations to all sixty-five children who sat exams this year where the standard remains high, six children received 100% in their category. Thank you to all staff and parents for working so hard with the children to achieve such impressive results again this year.

Bexley Children’s Art Exhibition 2017 Winners
Some lovely art work from Merton Court was on display at Hall Place, Bexley, and we were delighted to learn that thirteen out of fourteen submitted works by our children had won a prize. Particular mention going to 1st Prize Group winners in J1 (Amee Dhesi, Eshan Rana, Ayla Rahij, Aryan Shaikh and Latika Chandran) and 1ST Prize Group winners in J2 (Zachary Obe, Alisa Habarova, Gurneet Sandhu and Isaac Uba). Along with a 2nd place/Highly commended Certificate of Merit awarded to Daphne Postlethwaite (J3T).
A group entry by S1R was awarded 2nd place/highly commended certificate of Merit, with S3M and S3Me being awarded 1st prize for their ’Poppy Wreath’ group entry. Individual awards went to Naysa Nganje (S3M) 2nd place/highly commended certificate of Merit, Jacob Fidler (S3M) 3rd place/certificate of Merit and Theo Panteli (S3Me) awarded 3rd place/certificate of Merit. Nicholas Barenbrug, Jack Eagle, Katie-Rose Moore, Olivia White, Emma Selvey and Aariya Khosla (S3M) received a 3rd prize group certificate of Merit, while


Robbie Ambler, Hannah Burt-Reed and Tanvi Patil were awarded 2nd place/highly commended certificate of Merit for their Group entry.
The Senior Art Club submitted some entries and 2nd place/highly commended certificate of Merit group award was awarded to Sofeen Siddiqui, Claudia Shaffie and Lara Rampersad. Maisie Chambers, Patricia Hordiychuk and Jake Chea’s entry was also awarded 2nd place/highly commended certificate of Merit for their group entry. A 2nd place/highly commended certificate of merit was awarded to KS1 and KS2 forms for their stunning Pop Art display on WW1 warship patterns.
We were also delighted to learn that Merton Court School has been awarded ‘The Ridley Trophy’ for receiving the highest number of awards in the competition in 2017.
We would like to congratulate all the children who participated for their efforts and all teachers involved for their support.

ISA National Art Awards 2017 Winners
Merton Court were winners of the KS2 Textile Category. Please do have a look at this beautiful piece of artwork now displayed in the corridor next to the Science room.
Particular thanks to S4 and to Mrs Turley for all their input and hard work in this annual event.

Festival of Dance
Another great Festival of Dance with ninety entrants and with a very high standard of performance particularly in J3 & S2. Congratulations to all of those who took part.
‘Best of Festival’ was Summer Cambden (J3C) and Alice Pritchard (S4B). Best Class Dance (Juniors) J3C and (Seniors) S1R.

Spelling Bee
A big well done to our Spelling Bee champions last term, Zachary Obe (J2), Ashley Hamad (J3), Zara Kas (S1), Samuel Pang (S2), Niccolo Cavasino (S3) and Joshua Cook (S4).

Groves Public Speaking Trophy
Well done to all the S4 finalists in this most enjoyable annual school competition - this year won by Sianna Manek with a great talk on ‘Travel in India’.

New Responsibilities in School this Term
Athletics Captain: Mia Delamain & Nathan McCready
Cricket Captain: Mihir Popat
Rounders Captain: Elizabeth Tran & Michael Tobitt

ACADEMIC SUCCESS
Well done to S4 for their particular successes at Secondary transfer this year and their continued hard work. Scholar’s ties last term were awarded in recognition, particularly, of outstanding academic and sporting achievement in external Secondary Transfer examinations to Toby Barenbrug, Zeka Enver, Lara Rampersad, Elizabeth Tran, Alice Pritchard, Tanvi Patil, Lucy McNulty, Michael Tobitt, Michael Truong, Jake Chea and Patricia Hordiychuk.
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