Boarding NewsMay 31, 2019
As we approach midterm , it has been very pleasing to see that the majority of girls have dedicate themselves to making life in our boarding family as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Similarly, their efforts at school and with their sporting and other extra-curricular pursuits have been very pleasing indeed. I hope that the break will give all our boarders an opportunity to return refreshed and recharged, and in the cases of the few girls who have found the requirements of community living a challenge, perhaps return with a more cooperative and positive attitude.
It’s been wonderful to see so many girls take part in the winter sport season this term . Research has so much positive data to share about the benefits of the importance of physical activity for girls and I’m particularly pleased that in our boarding house, we have so many girls aware of this and striving to ensure they remain as healthy and positive as possible. Our Hockey players have had some fabulous wins as have the footballers, netballers and soccer players. Finding balance in the girls busy lives is always a challenge and its been very positive to see a small group of girls take part in the Tranquil Minds Programme run by Fit For Life on a Sunday morning.
One thing I find really pleasing in our boarding house is the number of day girls who are invited to dinner or a sleepover by boarders. Many of you are already aware that I very much encourage this as I think it’s vital the boarders’ friendship groups are not solely comprised of other boarders. If your daughter would like a day girl friend to sleep over on a Friday or Saturday evening, all you need to do is email me your permission (usually by the Thursday before the sleepover) along with the day girls name. Please also liaise with her parents to contact me about the sleepover so that all the relevant details and information necessary can be exchanged.
To end the recent National Boarding Week, the Boarding House ran a photo competition seeking photos that best represented what boarding meant to the girls. Some excellent entries were received, but what was most interesting, was the warm and positive comments the girls made about being boarders and how they enjoyed a sense of family and community. For many, boarding was also an adventure, an opportunity to explore and find independence. The winner will be announced after the long weekend. And photos will be displayed in the Boarding Reception area.
I wish you all a great long weekend break.
Head of Boarding