At The Malling School, you entrust your child to us not only to receive an exceptional education, but to grow into a caring, determined and reflective adult who achieves their ambitions and makes valuable contributions to society.
FEARLESS WEEK – SAFER COMMUNITIES EVENT – 25th NOVEMBER At The Malling School, we have been working closely with other local schools and Kent Police to ensure that our students are safe and are educated about the potential issues they may face in the local community and wider society. To support the local community and the students within it, The Holmesdale School are hosting a parental engagement workshop on Thursday 25 November 2021. This will take place between 4.45pm and 8pm at The Holmesdale School. There will be several speakers discussing the issues surrounding young people today. There will be representatives from Fearless, Family Matters, 'Restore, Reform, Respect' and the St Giles Trust, as well as representatives from Kent Police. It is hoped that this workshop will provide parents in the community the opportunity to gain an understanding of the issues that young people face today, as well as educating parents on how to support their children as they grow through adolescence. The event is sure to be popular so you will need to book a space via The Holmesdale School office. Simply call (01634 240416) or email the school to book your place (email@example.com). If you are emailing, please ensure that your name, school, contact details and number of spaces required are provided. Yours truly, Paul Williams
Sea Cadets Last weekend saw the final course of the year on HMS Cavalier in Chatham Dockyard. Cadet Daisy Cole and New Entry Cadet Julia Fedina undertook the General Naval Knowledge Course completing sessions in Seamanship, Naval History, Marching and Naval life. Both did extremely well, staying overnight onboard HMS Cavalier. Congratulations girls! Excellent role models for TMS.
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Remembrance Sunday Yesterday, 9 of our Sea Cadets turned out on parade for the Remembrance Day Church Service and Act of Remembrance at St James the Great Church in East Malling. This was our first independent Community Engagement. Every Cadet acted in an exemplary manner, displaying not only the Sea Cadet Core Values, but the Malling School Way Values too. Cadets: Toby Summers, Fin Drake, Aeddan Day, James Dale, Daisy Cole, Callum Hill New Entry Cadets: Tyler Ireland, Julia Fedina and Sophie Hall from the Pre-Cadet Club
Booking Extension The booking deadline for the Year 5 Transition Workshop this Saturday 13th November has been extended to 9.00am on Thursday this Thursday. Please visit The Malling School website or Eventbrite to book a place for your year 5 child.
If you missed yesterday's announcement, our school show in July will be, Matilda. To audition for a singing and acting part you will need to: Sing 'When I Grow Up' on your own. Perform a monologue from the audition script. To audition for the chorus you will need to: Sing 'When I Grow Up' in a group. Dates for auditions will be revealed soon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h6TZVSRzOk
Little Amal 30 of our students had the pleasure of welcoming Little Amal to Canterbury on 21st October. Little Amal is a giant puppet based on a 9 year old Syrian refugee from the play, The Jungle. Little Amal was created by Handspring Puppet Company (the same company that made the puppets for War Horse), and has walked 8000km from Syria. In order to take part in welcoming Little Amal we were visited by Iranian artist Maryam Hashemi who instructed us on how to create horse heads from cardboard. Why horse heads? The White Horse is the symbol of Kent and what better way to show Amal she is in Kent than by making an array of horses. Our students proudly took part in a procession joining Little Amal on her walk from Canterbury Cathedral to the Gulbenkien Theatre. Along the way they were also joined by some other giant puppets, as well as many members of the public. It was an honour to be part of this day and certainly an eye opener for many of our students.
Student Announcement Lots of people have been asking what this year's school production is going to be.......... It's a miracle that no one has worked it out yet! If you are keen to find out what the show is and how you can be involved, come to the Drama Studio during lunchtime on Monday where all will be revealed!
Trafalgar Day Parade. During the half term break, 6 of our cadets paraded for one of the most important dates of the Sea Cadet calendar, Trafalgar Day. Held at Chatham Historic Dockyard, this was a very proud moment for our staff and students. This was our first parade in two years, and it was also the first time that we formed as our own division. Well done to everyone involved.
Sea Cadet Reminder - If your child wishes to join our Sea Cadets, this week marks the last enrollment date before the end of the year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.