Welcome to this week's news!


Friday, 25th January, 2019       




Superhero Vegetables in The Lodge

We have had another busy week in The Lodge this week and we even saw some snow which really excited our children! We also explored more in our Unit of Inquiry and learnt all about Superhero Vegetables! Here is an outline of our learning this week... Read more...


M2 Art Trip

On Tuesday, the M2s as part of their Art lessons went on a trip to the National Gallery where they looked at Renaissance Paintings to understand the history behind this form of art! All of our students found the history fascinating and loved the art... Read more...

Hot Chocolate in the Forest!

Every Friday, our children from The Lodge attend Forest School! At Forest School last week, there was great excitement as we had our first fire in order to heat water in a kelly kettle so we could enjoy warming hot chocolate on a chilly day... Read more...


Murder in the Red Barn

Well done to all of our fantastic D1 students for delivering a fantastic performance last Friday of the melodrama Murder in the Red Barn by Maria Marten! It was a fantastic night and was enjoyed by all who attended! 

Trips and Clubs in the Lower School

This week there have been several trips and we are now into the second week of our clubs! Year 1 visited St. Albans Cathedral where they reenacted a typical Victorian Day and even agreed to wear a dunce hat! Dunce hats were part of Victorian education... Read more...


Early Years Welcome a New Staff Member

This week we welcomed a new member of staff to work in the Early Years classroom. Juliana Lopes is originally from Brazil and she has worked in Education for over 10 years in countries including Sweden, England and Brazil. She joins our Early Years class as it continues to expand and she has already got to know the staff and students. We wish her well with her role and welcome her to the Dwight Team!

IB Continuum Meeting

Last Thursday, we held an IB Continuum meeting for our parents to help build your understanding of how the three programmes (IBPYP, IBMYP and IBDP), build on each other, the processes involved in each of the projects and to give you the opportunity to collaborate with other parents and make connections. If you could not attend, the presentation can be downloaded here. Please let the relevant coordinator know if you have any questions. 

Save the Date


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Lower School Reminders

Early Years Activity Morning

We will have our Early Years Activity Morning on Saturday, 26th January from 10.30am-12pm in The Lodge. Please let your friends and family know and they can register their interest to attend here.


Date Reminders

  • Year 5 parents are invited to a meeting about the residential trip to Flatford Mill in Sussex on Monday, 28th January. You will also have the opportunity to meet the new  Year 5 teacher Mrs. Gupta!
  • On Wednesday, 30th January the Young Voices Concert takes place at the O2. We have now taken part in this nationally recognised event for over 5 years. This time we will be sending singers from both the Upper School and the Lower School. There are 13 singers representing the Lower School from Year 5 and 6. They will go to the O2 at lunchtime. They will then rehearse and perform in front of over 10,000 people before finishing their day around 9pm. 
  • On Thursday, 31st January, our Girls Football team take on Devonshire House. The team has played well this season and we look forward to seeing if they bring home another win!
  • Also on Thursday, 31st January, Year 3 will try Forest School. They will go to Moat Mount during the day and try to use their inquiry and questioning skills to find out more about their new venue. Haran from Year 5 went to Forest School last week and discovered an abandoned birds nest!


Weather Reminders


The weather is certainly getting colder and is forecast to stay that way for much of this half term. Please may all parents ensure that their child has warm clothing for the cold weather. If the weather becomes too severe we will have indoor breaks.

Upper School Reminders


Next week, some of our Diploma and M5 students are off to The Hague for Model United Nations. We wish them a lot of luck!


Upper School Trips

  • On Tuesday, 29th January our M4 students will be on a design trip from 9.00am - 3.00pm. 
  • On Thursday, 31st January our M1 students will be on an art trip from 9.00am - 3.00pm.


D2 Drama Solos

On Friday, 1st February from 5.30pm we will have our Drama solo performances in Jubilee Hall. Please RSVP to

Whole School Reminders

Bad Weather

If the weather is so bad that we cannot ensure a safe journey in and out of school, we would have to consider closing the school. Updates for parents about these decisions will be shared via Clarion call system and via our website at


Whole School Upcoming Events

Saturday - 26 January 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday - 30 January 2019
All day
Monday - 4 February 2019
All day

Lower School

Upcoming Events

Thursday - 31 January 2019
1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Tuesday - 5 February 2019
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday - 6 February 2019
All day

Upper School

Upcoming Events

Tuesday - January 29, 2019
All day
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday - January 30, 2019
All day