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Issue 178, 20th January 2023

Chinese New Year Assembly

We had a very engaging assembly this week, presented by Shawn (3H), Ray (1C) and Mark (3H) about Chinese New Year. The boys taught us all about the Year of the Rabbit and even prepared a quiz with questions posed to every year group. These boys have also helped choose a special menu for the school to enjoy on Monday. Thank you also to these families for the wonderful themed gifts given to the school. 

Misha (8C) also did a brilliant job leading the whole assembly and we thank Kaya (6F) for his beautiful piano playing.   

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Young Voices - a night to remember

The atmosphere was electric in The O2 on Wednesday night for the Young Voices concert. It was incredible to see world champion beat boxers, Anna Phoebe playing the violin and pop legend Heather Small, who entertained the crowd at the start of the night.

All the children singing the same song with only one conductor, was such a special thing to be part of. A night which will not be forgotten in a hurry.  

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Solefield celebrates Young Writers winner

Last week, we were thrilled to discover that Tom Lewis has become one of the summer winners of the Young Writers Twisted Tales mini saga competition.  This competition attracts many thousands of students from all over the country and so it is an impressive accomplishment to be selected. Tom's mini saga can be read by going onto their website here.


The plan was going smoothly, or so the piglets thought. As soon as Mr Wolf climbed the chimney, he saw it: the boiling pot of water. He imagined the pigs sniggering while eating him for dinner; he wasn't going to let that happen. He placed his large, furry, rounded bottom on top of the chimney. Smoke started filling the room below. The pigs began frantically coughing. 
Later that evening, Mrs Wolf asked, "What's for dinner, my dear?"
"Smoked bacon," chuckled her husband.

We congratulate Tom on his success and hope that (in his new school) he continues to delight his readers with his incredible stories. Keep up the fantastic writing, Tom!

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Reception enjoy a visit from the Police!

Reception had a wonderful time this week learning all about the Police. They have discussed different police roles, designed badges and learnt a lot.

The week’s highlight however was the visit they received from PCSO Wilders. He talked about his job and uniform and the boys had a great time trying on the uniform, exploring the police car and even turning on the flashing lights. An experience they will not forget in a while.

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Solefield Sport - Spring Term Week 3

Click on the link below to watch our action packed week of Spring Term sport at Solefield.

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Arty Stay & Play - Chinese New Year


Last Friday, we welcomed back our families for the first Stay and Play session of the New Year. The children had a lovely time listening to a story about the Chinese New Year and making beautiful Dragon puppets with our Head of Art, Mrs Koheji.
We are looking forward to seeing you all again at our next Stay & Play session on Friday 27th January. Please share with any other friends and parents who are most welcome. To book, visit the link below. 

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Old Boy (1971) writes as a returning Gap Student

It was fascinating to discover the writings of one of our Old Boys, Julian Spurling, pictured far right (SA 1971), who wrote an article in 1981, when he returned to Solefield as one of our Gap Year Students. Click on the link below to view the excerpt from a school magazine (dated July 1981). 

Alumni (old boys, former parents, teachers, staff and their partners) are invited to pop in at anytime from 6pm on Saturday 4th February. Book your place and share the link with any other Solefield here to book!    

Upcoming alumni events - share with any Solefield alumni you know:

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

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Limited edition hats & mugs 

Snow is in the forecast next week! Why not stay warm and help celebrate the launch of Solefield School’s 75th Anniversary Year by purchasing one of our limited edition bobble hats, here! And then warm up with a hot chocolate in a Solefield mug featuring artwork by the very talented Mrs Koheji, Head of Art. All profits will go towards the 'Buy our Bus' fund. Click here and on the link below to order yours.

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February Half Term Holiday Camps

Our Camps are back throughout the half term from Monday 13th - Friday 17th February, bookings details were sent to all parents. 

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

Cost: Full day camps are £50 per day (9am-4pm). Half day camps are £25 (9am-12pm or 1-4pm). There is no extra charge for the lunch hour 12-1pm for those parents that opt to do two half day camps. 

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Solefield Art Exhibition 2023

Please save the date for the annual Solefield Art Exhibition on Friday 3rd February from 5:30-7:30pm.

Every boy in the school will have work on display and all the family are welcome to come along and enjoy the evening.

*Poster Artwork by Oliver, Year 7  

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Solefield Weekly Tours & Open Morning 

We have enjoyed meeting prospective families for our weekly tours so far during January. 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. Thank you to our Year 8s who will be attending as ambassadors of our school.

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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.

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