A letter from the Warden has just been emailed to parents about a re-arrangement for the St Patrick’s Weekend Exodus in March 2018, made necessary by essential staff training for Junior Cycle changes. The explanation for this is in the letter; the key dates are summarised below: Thursday 15th March Boarders may leave on Exodus […]
This year’s major drama production is the perennially-popular Rodgers and Hammerstein 1943 musical Oklahoma! Rehearsals have been going on for many weeks now, and they culminate in performances shortly. The details are below. All performances start at 7pm in the Big Schoolroom, and last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes (including a short interval). Tickets are […]
6th November 2017 Last week my oldest son went to a meeting in the centre of London to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which was the first step to the founding of the state of Israel. It was not a celebration but a public forum addressed by a variety of eminent politicians […]
A mixed Senior/2nds/Junior girls’ hockey squad, accompanied by Mrs Johnson and Mrs Fair, has just had an extremely demanding but worthwhile two days in Glasgow, playing in a tournament alongside 15 other sides. They started slowly against George Watson’s College at Hutcheson’s, losing 1-4 with a goal from Kitty Morris. They also lost next time […]
Friday 27th October: 10am: Parents’ Association AGM, Lower Argyle. 10.45am: All classes end, following which pupils may leave for half-term. 11am to 1pm: Parent-Teacher meeting, Sports Hall. Sunday 5th November: 6.30pm: Boarders return from this time on, by 8.30pm when there is roll-call in House. Monday 6th November: 8.10am: Day boys and girls report to […]
Our Librarian, Ms Kent-Sutton, has created an excellent list of recently-published books which may be of interest to pupils (and their parents for Christmas presents….). The document can be seen and downloaded here.
We are delighted to launch five new short films about life at the College, made by Finn Richards (who also took many of the photographs used on this site, and in our new prospectus). Five pupils chose a particular area of interest in their experience of the school, wrote scripts and then were filmed over […]
Eliza Somerville from Fourth Form reviews the recent TY House Speech evening: An evening full of captivating speeches began with a talk about concussion from Thady McKeever. He spoke about the dangers of contact sports, and the effects of repeated concussion on the brain. He ended his speech with a thought-provoking anecdote about an American […]
Many congratulations to Tania Stokes, who has been awarded second place in the junior section of National Poetry competition from PDST/WellRead for her poem ‘Resonance’. The awards ceremony is on November 7th at the CityWest Hotel. ‘Resonance’ I balanced on the strings. Light as a tightrope walk: Tentative, timid. The first sound crept At the […]
Caoimhe Cleary reports on a recent art history expedition: “Recently Ms. Cullen took the Fifth Form Art History group to the famous sites of Newgrange, and Knowth situated in Brú Na Bóinne. The purposes of this was to better show and teach our class about Neolithic art, as currently in the syllabus we are covering […]
Last week I was at the annual conference of HMC, the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, attended by the heads of all the top private schools in the UK and many from elsewhere too. UK schools are dominated by the necessity to ‘perform’ in the league tables and the pursuit of those higher places, based entirely […]
The College thanks sincerely Siobhán Tulloch, who has sent us a highly evocative collection of photographs from 1922-24. They feature her uncle John David Gwynn, and there are also letters to do with her great-uncles Lucius and Arthur Gwynn who were pupils at the College in the 1880s. They were great sportsmen in cricket and […]
Well done to the team from Dependable Productions in Yorkshire, who have had two films selected for the London Drone Film Festival, one of which is the drone film they created for the College in May 2016. The festival is on Monday 25th September at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in London.
A feature on the website of design company Red Dog gives a good account, complete with photographs, of the process of creating our lovely new prospectus. Many of the photographs in the brochure have since been used on this site. The prospectus is only available in paper form (a conscious decision) and can be order […]
The superb College Library opened on two sides of the Warden’s Garden in 1994, as a result of the Development Appeal in 1993 for the College’s 150th anniversary. Now we are approaching our 175th (in 2018), and the Library continues to be central (literally) to the life of the school. Designed by Old Columban John […]