AMHERST NEWS News No 20 www.amherst.kent.sch.uk Instrumental Concert Tuesday 12th February at 7.00pm The date for the Instrumental Concert has changed. It will now be held on Tuesday 12th February at 7.00pm. The Choir and Orchestra will be performing together with a number of soloists. Parents and family members are welcome to attend. Tennis 01732 452577 Friday 8th February 2013 PTA QUIZ NIGHT The PTA committee has decided to postpone the quiz night and reschedule it for Saturday 2nd March. Tables Practice - New Year Resolution! 7 days to go to the Big Test ….. and only 28 number bonds to learn. All of the practice sheets are on the “Latest” bar on the school website. A little practice every day and they will be learnt forever! Don’t miss the chance to be part of the great challenge! AJFC Matches for 9th February ALL MATCHES TAKE PLACE AT WILDERNESSE ASTRO Please check the AJFC website for Kick-off times Players should wear training shoes, tracksuit bottoms, shin pads and gloves due to the abrasive nature of the surface. Please be at the pitch 10 minutes before kick off. Amelia and her partner; Nina Sherwin from Kemsing Primary played in the finals of the 9 & Under Girls Kent Junior Team Tennis Autumn League competition and were overall winners. They played both singles and doubles and didn't lose a match and only dropped two sets in the finals against Bromley Tennis, West Heath B and Otford. It was a great team effort having qualified before Christmas following up with this win. Congratulations to them both and to Tanner de Villiers who won the Boys competition. Kent Schools Table Tennis Finals 2013 Arsenal Football Club – Soccer School in Half term Arsenal FC is running a Soccer School at Sevenoaks Primary School at Half Term. Soccer School courses welcome children of all abilities; the emphasis is on having fun whilst learning to play football the Arsenal way. For further information visit www.playthearsenalway.com Full details are available from the Reception and were sent out on Parentmail. STAG THEATRE Our next production of HONK will charm the whole family. A musical comedy by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale of the Ugly Duckling has been transformed into a modern musical comedy suitable for everyone from the very young to the very old! From the moment ‘Ugly’ is hatched by the duck pond, the show brims with charm, witty lyrics, catchy songs and a cast of ducks, geese , turkeys, bullfrogs and an indefatigable cat. Twelve children took part in the Kent Schools Individual Under 11 Table Tennis Tournament at The Howard School in Rainham on Thursday. It was an exciting morning of high quality table tennis and everyone in the group played to the best of their ability. Julio and Myles played each other in the Consolation Final and Julio narrowly won 11 – 8. Timmy won through to a three-way final of the main competition where he won the Silver medal. Congratulations to all of the players and thank you to Janet Field, Carol Day and Julie Thomson for providing transport and giving up their morning to manage the team. The players were: Ben Jakes, Myles Kelly, Archie Coquelin, Alex Thomson, Tristan Hayman, Thomas Arnott, Jack Binning, Julio Key, George Lipscombe, Timmy Walters, Nicky Dawson and Martin Davis. Saturday 9th February 2pm & 6pm Ticket Prices Adult (£12) Child (£10) Family (£38) Buy 10 tickets get one FREE !! 01732 450175 Head Lice We continue to have a few problems with head lice. It is essential to check your child’s hair regularly and if they have been affected, one treatment will not solve the problem. It will be necessary to repeat the treatment as prescribed to ensure that all eggs are destroyed. Please follow the instructions on the leaflet sent home this week. Failure to do so will result in a recurrence of the problem.