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75th anniversary poetry competition

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , MELROSE , ENGLISH

Upper Five students return to College

Last Sunday, for the first time since 21st March, we were able to welcome back Upper Five to the school site.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown Year 11 students across the country knew that exams had been cancelled and uncertainty about how grades would be awarded. Missing out on a …

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL

Takeaway food service provided by the Core

Introducing our chef manager, Tim, who runs the catering team in the College refectory, The Core.

We have been fortunate to be able to offer our staff and students a takeaway lunch service since we reopened our doors this week after lockdown. All the correct public health and safety guidelines ha…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY , JUNIOR SCHOOL

Welcome back!

Yesterday we welcomed back the majority of our students - here is a snip taken from one of the Principal's letters sent to parents this week:

"It has been great to welcome the majority of our Ladies’ College community back today and we look forward to welcoming back those who are not yet able to…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , MELROSE , JUNIOR SCHOOL

Melrose Form III WWII project - My evacuee adventure

My Evacuee Adventure

By: Eve H

Thursday 20th March 1940 

Today I’m being evacuated to England. Not that I want to. I wanted to stay here with mother. But it’s for the best, I suppose. Luckily, mother arranged for me and my best friend Betty to go together. In my suitcase, I put : my nightie, …

NEWS  MELROSE , JUNIOR SCHOOL , HISTORY

Cycling good for Mental Health

Back in April members of the Guernsey Velo Club cycled 100km or 100 miles to raise money for the Guernsey Covid 19 Community Fund.

Helena, a student in Lower Five, along with her family cycling team took part. Starting at 7am, Helena entered the 100km, completing it in 4hr 52 mins. The Club has r…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Melrose Form III discuss inspirational women

Last week Form III were delighted to hear of the appointment of the first female Deputy Bailiff in Guernsey, Jessica Roland, and this led a lesson discussion on what qualities inspirational people possess.

They were tasked with the challenge to name three inspiring women each and to consider what…

NEWS  MELROSE , JUNIOR SCHOOL

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 - Kindness

Deputy Principal, Dr Mitchell returns from maternity leave on Monday and this coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week which has the theme of Kindness running through each day's challenge. 

Please join in with these activities and let Dr Mitchell know how you get on each day. She would love to…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , MELROSE , JUNIOR SCHOOL

Be kind to yourself

Tuesday’s focus of Mental Health Awareness Week at The Ladies’ College is ‘Kindness to … yourself’.

We’ve asked Mrs Ogier, our College Counsellor, to pass on some self-care tips...

Hi, I hope you are all doing well in these very strange times we find ourselves in. This week is Mental Health A…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , MELROSE , JUNIOR SCHOOL

Make time to make someone smile

Well-being – pay it forward!

So, in this very odd situation we all continue to find ourselves in, perhaps it’s worth a moment to remind yourself as you read this that we are all in this together and while we are bombarded with well-meaning slogans by the media, perhaps today you could make a diff…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , MELROSE , JUNIOR SCHOOL

Senior motet musical lockdown performance

During the recent weeks of lockdown, Director of Music, Anthea Roue has been working virtually with the senior motet.  Mrs Roue created a backing track and they performed and submitted their footage for her to piece it all together.

The piece is called 'Count the Stars' by Andy Beck and is perfor…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , MUSIC

Darweena's lockdown diary

Darweena’s blog April 2020

 

Hi Everyone,

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I am self isolating with Emma. As I am 30 cm long when I am social distancing, everyone has to be 50cm from me.

Now as I am a bearded dragon, I do not have to worry about this vir…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SCIENCE

Sixth Form students use FutureLearn for Critical Thinking

We would like to draw your attention to  an online learning platform run by the Open University in partnership with 12 other UK universities called FutureLearn. It offers what are called MOOCS (Massive Open Online Course).
There is a huge variety of these short courses on offer, ranging fro…
NEWS  SIXTH FORM , SIXTH FORM CAREERS

Young songwriter competition finalist

Upper Five student, Rachel is one the College's regular music performers and it comes as no surprise that two of her songs that she wrote for her GCSE Music have made it to the Young Songwriter 2020 competition organised by Song Academy.

Rachel Dawson

 

Rachel was recently asked by Song Academy to comme…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , MUSIC

Use S.M.A.R.T principles

Having more flexibility in the way we use our time can offer many opportunities to set physical challenges we do not normally have time for. When setting these challenges use the SMART principles to help you stick to your goal.

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Well-being: Drama

While the theatres might be dark currently, some companies are streaming their productions to make sure we all get our dose of culture in these difficult times. Why not enjoy a ‘trip’ to the theatre over Easter using one of the links below? (On the plus side, you can eat your popcorn as noisily as …

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY , JUNIOR SCHOOL , DRAMA

Our fabulous Upper Sixth

Last Friday after the news that College would be closing to students of non-essential workers, due to the current situation with COVID-19, our fabulous Upper Sixth left school for the last time, although not our official farewell, which we will be sure to come back to at some time in future.
NEWS  SIXTH FORM

Well-being: Physical Education

Our normal routine has been turned upside down, so it is important to try and establish a new normal as soon as possible. Physical activity and exercise are a great place to start. Whilst the weather is pleasant, we should make the most of getting as much fresh air as possible. Social distanci…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY , JUNIOR SCHOOL , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Well-being: PSHEE

Whilst our students are spending an extended period at home, we want to ensure that they continue to look after their mental health. The restrictions in place will inevitably mean they cannot participate in some of the activities that they enjoy the most but it is vital that we stick to social dist…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY , JUNIOR SCHOOL

Spring Music Concert

The Senior School music department presented their annual Spring Concert on Tuesday 10th March. This is the highlight of the music calendar demonstrating the vast array of musical skills our students have to offer.

The evening started with students Daisy, Sophie and Ingrid conducting and leading …

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , MUSIC