Boarding News

It’s been a great Term One in boarding! The refurbishment to the houses along with the addition of a few pieces of furniture certainly added to the girls excitement (and the parents ) upon their return.

Most girls have settled well into boarding life despite bouts of homesickness – all of which is perfectly normal and to be expected. They are all however, making the most of the opportunity they have and I commend them for the way they have taken on bard the requirements of residential living.  It’s not easy living in a boarding house, much compromise is needed but  I’m delighted to say that on the whole, the girls have been great.

The weekend recreation programme, along with Sunday fitness and make up classes, has been very well received and once again, it’s good to see the girls relax and enjoy the company of their peers on weekends – away from the stresses and challenges of school and study. We hope to continue offering variety of different activities to the girls in Term Two.

As you’re aware by now we will be installing cameras in the houses as a deterrent to the persistent theft problem we have had to content with for some time.   I hope that these will be up and running in the very near future.

Thank you to all those parents who have completed the online food survey. As you can appreciate, it’s hard to cater to the dietary likes and dislikes of all the girls, but we certainly want to make sure we are taking both theirs and your feedback and suggestions on board as much as possible. The chef will look over the comments during the forthcoming break and devise an appropriate menu going forward, which will , I hope, be reflective of the comments and suggestions made.

I wish you all a happy and holy Easter and a wonderful time over the holidays with your girls. Boarding will reopen on Monday 29th April at 3pm, remember that term 2 is the winter uniform term and the uniform shop will be open from 2pm on this day.

I will be away on long service leave for the first two weeks of term, back on May 13th. Please however, do not hesitate to email me if you need to during this time. I am always available to you even if it takes me a little longer than usual due to the time difference (I’ll be travelling) to get back to you.

Kind regards

Annamaria Cream
Head of Boarding