La journée Francaise
On lundi, vingt-cinq juin, the annual journée francaise got underway with pupils arriving in the customary bleu, blanc, rouge. Year 7s set up the bureau de change in the Quad as eager pupils exchanged Pounds for Euros before morning registration.
Assembly started with Axel (Year 3) and Maelys (Year 2) reading Le Notre Père. Next Monsieur Draper welcomed Year 6 parents, who had arrived to watch the photo / video footage of this year’s French Residential trip.
Following assembly, parents made their way to the outdoor French café. Here they sat back and basked in the early summer sunshine enjoying the atmospheric music; being treated to un café crème avec un pain au chocolat and being served by their own children.
One of the most popular parts of the day was the pupil café. An extended prep school break started with Year 6 serving Years 3 and 4, then it was the turn of Years 5, 7 and 8 before the café concluded with Year 6 pupils serving each other. Years 1 and 2 and Kindergarten / Reception were served separately by a small team of Year 6 waiters and waitresses - it was great to see older pupils serving younger siblings. Everyone enjoyed the food and excellent service. Street entertainers, Sam (Year 7) and Chloe (Year 6) were joined by caricature painters: Honor, Rufus and Abi and they were as popular as ever, particularly with the lower school pupils.
At lunchtime Max (Year 6) said grace in French and Monsieur Draper announced the winners of the Year 3 French menu competition. First place was shared by: Edward S, Fraser M, Bea and Patrick; second place was shared between Addison, Madeleine, Lottie, Hermione and Oscar and third place was shared between Charlotte, and Alex. The delighted winners were rewarded with a variety of French pencils, stickers and book markers.
Meanwhile, our celebrity French chef Jerry was slaving away to produce a special French déjeuner comprising: Moules Marinières, Croque-Monsieur, quiche végétarienne avec de la salade and for dessert, une glace à la framboise.
Throughout the day lessons took on a French theme as teachers and pupils entered into the spirit of cultural exchange and language learning. It was a truly fantastic day!
25 September 2020
Years 7 & 8 took full advantage of being outside in the sunshine on Monday with a day of team building activities.
09 September 2020
Rose Hill School has this September launched their new curriculum, Curriculum 2020. The new framework has been designed over the last 18 months using feedback from universities and the employment sector, international trends in education, a breadth of educational research findings and consultation with local senior schools.
13 March 2020
On Wednesday 11 March the Reception children went on a visit to the nature trail at Coolings Garden Centre in Knockholt. There was great excitement, even before we boarded the minibus in our salopettes, coats and wellies.
12 March 2020
Whilst the heavy rain did make the trip via Alfriston village a little tricky it also served to highlight the spectacular meanders and creeks of the River Cuckmere’s floodplain in the Spring sunshine and allow the ‘New Cut’ to be in full spate and speed along to the sea at low tide. As it did so the fast-flowing water actively undercut and eroded the shingle beach causing mini land or ‘shingle’ slides before our very eyes.
29 June 2018
Year 6 pupils from Rose Hill School have scooped a hat trick of prizes winning second, third and runners up in the national John Lewis Innovation Challenge. The task was to reinvent a school blazer and give it a new life.
22 June 2018
Rose Hill School today celebrated the official opening of their new indoor pool with a visit from the Rt Hon Greg Clark. The sun shone and the pupils provided an excellent drum roll for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
20 June 2018
On Friday 25 May, twenty-seven excited Year 6 children accompanied by: Mr Draper, Mr Long, Mr Hinchliffe, Mrs Makinson, Mrs Warran-Smith and Mrs Morgan arrived at school for a 07.15 departure to St Omer, France.
19 June 2018
Year 7 visited the Olympic Park as part of their geography coursework.