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Introduction to Portrait Painting workshop

During the month of November the Art Department offered students in Upper Five and Sixth Form an 4 week ‘Introduction to Portrait Painting’ workshop with local Artist Liz Adams. This was an opportunity for students to develop confidence and competence in the field of portraits and oil painting. The…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , ART

The sound 'n' and the colour white

Mon 2 Nov - Fri 6 Nov

Well, what an exciting week! We have been focusing on the colour white in the Pea pod and the sound 'n' in the Bean pod. It was a little bit of a windy week and so we also helped Mr Glover sweep all the leaves which turned into a lot of fun! However, even more exciting hav…

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

Bailiff’s visit

This week we welcomed the Bailiff to College and are very grateful that he was able to find time in his busy schedule for a tour of our grounds and to meet with members of our Sixth Form. Over a cup of tea and slice of The Core's famous Ladies' College cake (which keeps so many of us going) the gir…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM

The Sovereign Art Foundation

The Sovereign Art Foundation Guernsey Schools Prize, which is in its very first year, recently invited all secondary schools in Guernsey to submit ten of the best artworks produced by its students. These were viewed by a judging panel last week, who then shortlisted 12 finalists. We are proud to an…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , ART

Melrose 'Children in Need'

On Friday 13th November, Melrose and the Pre-Preparatory Department dressed in their Pyjamas for the day to support Children in Need. Form III prepared a fantastic assembly and explained to the whole school why we were raising money. The girls took part in a variety of activities from making Pudse…

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

Melrose ‘Wear it Wild’

On Friday 6 November Melrose went 'wild' to raise money for the Toilet Twinning Charity (see http://www.toilettwinning.org/ for more information) by dressing up as their favourite animals. The School Council organised the event and managed to raise their target of £240 to enable Melrose’s faci…

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

De Putron Challenge

Last night a group of our Lower Four students took part in the De Putron Year 8 Challenge and... WE WON! Our team of Harriet Huxtable, Maddy Pope, Pia Thapliyal and reserves Anya Tee and Abby Luxon, represented us at St. James and saw off the competition over 10 rounds, culminating in a final agai…

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Phase 3 Building site

This morning’s view of our very busy Phase 3 building site. Now the steel framework is going in, you can start to understand the vast scope of the project! It may not look very impressive at the moment but this space will house our new library, refectory, study skills area and new music rooms amon…

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The sound 't' and the colour purple

This week in Pre-Preparatory we are thinking about the sound 't' and the colour purple, we have been busy with many exciting activities however one of the most unusual was looking at squids purple markings and tentacles. We had fun exploring all of the squid finding lots of suckers on the tentacle…

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

IoD Annual dinner

On Thursday evening (22nd Oct) two of our Sixth Formers, Maddy and Freya represented Ladies' College at the Guernsey Institute of Directors Annual dinner on the student table as the 'Directors of Tomorrow' (many thanks to the Ana Leaf Foundation for sponsoring this). The girls got involved in the l…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM

Time Capsule burial

Friday 23rd October

It has been a busy day for our students today, with our end of half term Commemoration Service, celebrating the College’s history, having taken place. Looking to the future, we are also excited to have buried five time capsules in the foundations of our new extension – par…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM

Remove Music Evening

This week saw our new Removes (Year 7) entertain members of our College community (parents, friends, teaching colleagues and each other) at their informal music evening. The girls topped and tailed the programme with a selection of songs they have been learning together in class and, between these…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , MUSIC

Melrose football match

On Wednesday 14th October, the Melrose football team played a match again LMDC. The girls were up against a tough team but it really was a case of two halves. In the first half the Melrose team fought bravely but by half-time were 4-1 down. After a clearly inspirational pep talk the girls were exc…

NEWS  MELROSE , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Curriculum Evening – 14 October 2015

Click below to download the information page from the recent Curriculum evening for Remove, Lower four and Upper four Parents

Curriculum Evening – 14 October 2015: Information for Remove, Lower Four and Upper Four parents

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Swimarathon Presentation

On Wednesday 21st October Melrose Sports Monitors attended the Swimarathon Presentation at Beau Sejour.

The Swimarathon raised over £55,000 for the Cheshire Homes and other charities on the island.

Melrose managed to raise an incredible £2,700 towards this great charity event. In recognition …

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Printmaking workshop

At the beginning of the Summer a number of our students embarked on a printmaking workshop, to be run over 5 weekends with Janice Earley a local printmaker. On Saturday 10th October, The Ladies' College hosted the final session where GCSE students in Upper Five were offered the opportunity to come …

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , ART

Melrose meet the Fire Brigade

This week Melrose welcomed officers from the Fire and Rescue Service. They came to explain how fires are fought in the present day, with modern machinery and practices. This is in preparation for the girls to soon turn their attention to how fires were fought in the past – where the sirens were def…

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GSA gymnastics competition

Well done to the gymnasts who took part in the GSA gymnastics competition at Edgbaston High School today. Both the under 14 and under 19 competitions were tightly contested and both teams ended the day in 4th position. Well done to Miss Thackeray for all her hard work in helping the girls prepare t…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Over 50 girls from Lower Five completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award Practice and Qualifying expeditions on the 10th/11th October 2015.

They left Vazon and followed routes around the island, up and down and along roads and lanes  previously unknown to some, occasionally stopping to r…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM

The Big Build

Last week a small group of our students (whose names were selected from a hat of volunteers) were able to take a peek behind the hoardings at our building works for the first time.

In preparation for their expedition, everyone was first briefed on safety matters and kitted out with hard hats and…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL