St. Christopher's The Hall School
Independent Preparatory School for Boys and Girls 3-11 in Beckenham

The Sporting Year - Miss Atkinson Print E-mail

We’ve come to the end of another year and, as in previous years, it has been quite a year for the PE team - full of fixtures matches, tournaments and galas.
The U11 Netball team won the Streatham and Clapham Versatility Tournament, the St Christopher’s tournament, the Croydon High Tournament and they came third in the Alleyn’s Tournament and second in the Bromley High Tournament!
The U10 Netball Team have won the U10 St Christopher’s Tournament, they came second in the Japs Tournament and second in the Croydon High Tournament 
The U9 Team came third in the Croydon High Tournament, Second in the St Christopher’s Tournament, Second in the Blackheath Tournament.
The U8 Netball Team won the Croydon High Tournament, the St Christopher's Tournament and the Royal Russell Netball Festival.

We have also continued to progress the Hockey with hockey being played along side games afternoons and also some coaching fixtures arranged with other schools and matches for all year groups.

The Girls' Biathlon  team were also successful. They competed in 50m swim and a 2k run. Individual success was iattained by Jessica Shiu, who came 2nd in U9s. The Year 4 and 5 teams came third overall and the Year 6 team came 6th!

We also competed at the South of the River seeing lots of individual success, from India Sparkes, Nell Bruin, Isabelle TraynierAnaïs Gauthier, Jessica Shiu and Isabelle Earing. Overall the Year 4 and 5 teams came third and the Year 6 team, 5th place.

Congratulations goes to the Kent Swimming team who had individual success with India Sparkes, Jessica Shiu, Sebastian Williams, Isabelle Traynier, Nell Bruin as well as the Relay Teams, which then qualified to Regionals. This team  ( India Sparkes, Isabelle Traynier, Nell Bruin and Harry McCandless ) came fourth , just missing out on a National Place!

Other successes have been in the girls and mixed cross county teams, individual successes over the different events have come from Oliver Ryland, Lucy Rogers, Laura Sullivan, Isabelle Traynier, Florence MerrickAnaïs Gauthier, Cassius Haye, Ollie Rollinson, Lewis Chan, Edward Thomas, Jessica Shiu and Sienna Haye.

We have also introduced girls' cricket and  both Miss Steeden and I have been on cricket training courses, including cricket skills sessions at St. Dunstan’s College.

Other events have included the Breaside Hockey Festival, the Farringtons and Merton Court cross country events and the Merton court swimming gala.

Recent Kent netball trials 

Summere Rose Smith
Beth Egan

Kent and regional swimming success 

Isabelle Traynier

House events

Cross country

I am pleased to include in this report a selection of photographs as a memory of this busy year of sport!






New Guitar Teacher for September Print E-mail

Dear Parents,

I am pleased to announce that we have appointed a new Guitar teacher to succeed Mr Yano who will be returning to Japan to continue his professional career. Mr Sam Birch will replace him from September. Mr Birch is currently a teacher at BYMT as well as other schools in the area. Mr Birch will be coming on a Monday soon to shadow Mr Yano, in order to meet his pupils and familiarise himself with the school. He is very much looking forward to joining us in September.

James Mobbs.

New Teacher and New Classes Announced Print E-mail

It gives me great pleasure to confirm that Miss Michelle Martin will be joining St. Christopher’s as a Y1 teacher to start in September 2018. Miss Martin is presently a KS1 teacher at Darrick Wood and is also the Art Co-ordinator for EYFS and KS1 at the school.

She has had eight years teaching experience with one year’s training on Australia’s Gold Coast as a cinemagraphic make up artist. With this qualification, Miss Martin worked as a hair and make up artist on various films including Star Wars, Sherlock Holmes and Ready Player 1.

Miss Martin also holds a BA Hons (University of Kent) in History and Theory of Art and a PGCE in Primary Education (University of Greenwich).

Hopefully, Miss Martin will be able to attend the ‘Moving Up’ morning on Monday 2nd July when we can all welcome her to St. Christopher’s in person.

I have pleasure in confirming the following class allocation for September 2018.

RC                 Mrs Cornish (T/A Mrs D Cremer)

RCH                Mrs Chamadia (T/A Mrs M Macduff)

RCH becomes 1J (Mrs Johns)                      (T/A – Miss N James)

RC becomes 1M (Miss Martin)                    (T/A – Mrs L Mantle)

1W becomes 2O (Mr Organ)                         (T/A – Mrs V Goberdhan)

1J becomes 2W (Mrs Wanstall/West)            (T/A Mrs S Craig)

2A/2O Classes confirmed                3JP Mrs Jefferys/Purton (T/A Mrs H Reilly)         

                                                                3B Mrs S Bradley (T/A Miss C Martin)                        

3JP becomes 4B (Mr Bermingham)               (T/A Mrs B Benning)

3B becomes 4A (Miss Arnott)                         (T/A Mrs L Watford)

4A becomes 5I (Mr Iles)

4B becomes 5W (Mr Woodhead)

5W becomes 6R (Mrs Rudge)

5I becomes 6H (Miss Hicks)

Recognition for the Reception Print E-mail

Reception Classes Moderation

On Wednesday 6th June the Reception Team were moderated by the Bromley Local Authority Early Years Moderators. The Moderation examines the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Profiles to make sure all children's developments and achievements are measured in the same way, making them consistent and in line with national descriptorsIt was a very positive day and all the judgements relating to the children’s EYFS Profiles were found to be secure and in line with national descriptors.

The Moderators also commented that:

‘The evidence securely matched the band descriptors. The teachers and TAs could confidently justify their assessments.’

‘The children benefit from adult support and opportunities to apply their developing skills, which leads to the children making good progress.’

‘It is clear that staff know their children well and are passionate about each child reaching their potential’.


Congratulations and our thanks go to Mrs Chamadia, Mrs Cornish, Mrs Jones, Mrs Cremer and Mrs Craig for their dedication and hard work.

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