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Issue 176, 6th January 2023

Welcome to the Spring Term

Happy New Year! It was lovely to welcome all the boys back to school on Wednesday. The school was again buzzing, with excited voices recounting tales of Christmas adventures and festive activities.

This term sees three new boys and their families join the Solefield community; we’ve welcomed Max into Year 8, Nathan into Year 7 and Theo into Year 4.

Boys, we are delighted to have you with us and hope you are looking forward to creating many new Solefield memories. 


Autumn Term Music Exam Success

Many congratulations to all the boys on their successful exam results during the past Autumn Term 2022. A special thank you to the peripatetic music teachers for all their hard work.

Click on the link below to view all the boys who achieved their music exams.

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Minecraft Competition Winners

The School Council ran a Christmas themed Minecraft and Lego Build competition at the end of last term. Thank you to Jack, in Yr8, who designed a poster inviting the boys to take part in the competition.

Congratulations to the following boys who won in their categories and thank you to SPA for helping to donate some of the fantastic prizes! 

Pre-prep: Leo B made a brilliant Santa out of Lego; Yrs 3 & 4: Jasper; Yrs 5 & 6: Ben Bi; Yrs 7 & 8: Alex  

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Computing at Solefield

Technology in our current time, is both amazing and terrifying depending on the perspective and the situation of the person involved.

We can converse with people across the world and see them in our classrooms using virtual reality headsets, 3D print almost anything imaginable and even use a voice command to control any appliance in home or at school; all with devices that are easily available online that can be delivered the next day. This provides the current generation of students opportunities that we as teachers never dreamed of when we were at school.

These technological advancements come with a price. The devices that we use track our every movement, what we say and what we do. This information is sold throughout the internet for whatever purposes the buyer would like. I can no longer read a book because my book needs to be charged but the plug socket is taken up with my watch and phone - even the fridge needs an update. Getting lost in technology is all too easy. Click on the link below to read Mr Coston's latest blog on Computing at Solefield. 

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Solefield 'Buy our Bus' 

The latest total for the money raised towards the 'Buy our Bus' campaign sits at £16,000. This is thanks to all in our Solefield community together with the fundraising efforts of our Solefield Parents' Association, including the Christmas Fair last month. We are certainly starting on our way to the £40,000 target. 

All money raised from SPA goes towards the ‘Buy Our Bus’ campaign and we are very much looking forward to continuing the good work. 

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Solefield Christmas Collection

We are delighted to share that following our joyous Christmas Service at the beautiful St Mary, Kippington, we raised £480.95 in the retiring collection. The money raised was split between St Mary Kippington and the charity, Friends for families, a small charity working in the Sevenoaks area to help families facing financial hardship.

Thank you to our Solefield community for your donations. 

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December Holiday Camps

Our December Camps were again hugely popular with over 90 children enjoying our range of camps including, Rugby, Chess, Computing, Budding Writers and Gymnastics as well as our Fun Zone and Little Acorns Camps. Many thanks to all the staff involved in each camp offering!

Our Camps will be back throughout the half term from Monday 13th - Friday 17th February, so please keep your eye out for our upcoming offerings and bookings coming soon.

Camps are open to all in the Solefield Community including friends and family members.

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Solefield Weekly Tours & Open Morning 

Families whose sons may be considering a school place with us in the future are able to tour the school with our Headmistress on a Monday or Wednesday and we will hold an Open Day on Saturday 28th January. Click here to view the double sided flyer which we feel beautifully summarises a small part of life at Solefield School.

We are very aware that our pupils and parents are our greatest ambassadors and supporters so please do share these open days with any families that you feel would be a good fit for our community. Prospective parents can click on the link below to book.

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Tonbridge Open Day for Solefield parents

Tonbridge School are inviting Solefield parents to Tonbridge School to meet with James Priory, Headmaster, and Richard Burnett, Director of Admissions. Tonbridge have asked us to share this flyer with our parents along with this link.

Read more »  Invite for Solefield parents to Tonbridge

Alumni Launch Event Bookings Now Open

Our official 75th Alumni Anniversary launch event is now open for bookings. Alumni are welcome back to Solefield School on Saturday 4th February 2023, 6pm for a reunion Art Exhibition with Wine & Canopes, taking in the talent of Solefield boys' showcasing their art, with a piece from every pupil in the school.

Tickets for our Golf Day and Dinner held on Friday 9th June are also on sale here. Please share these events with old boys, parents, teachers and staff.

Remember our special Facebook group for alumni: Click here to join.

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