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Back to School Q&A with Dr Mitchell

1. How does The Ladies’ College approach to pastoral care differ from all other schools?

The benefit of a girls-only learning environment is that you can specialise in “all-things-girls”. We know how they learn, what works and what doesn’t. Their friendship dynamics, their motivators and the im…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , SIXTH FORM CAREERS , WELL-BEING , SIXTH FORM ENRICHMENT

Run a Marathon Challenge

Back in February and March our students and staff covered more than 14,000km in the TLC Virtual Challenge. This covered a distance from Guernsey, across Europe and Asia, almost reaching mainland Australia. Nearly 200 students and staff took part and used the challenge to motivate themselves to keep…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , PHYSICAL EDUCATION , WELL-BEING , SIXTH FORM ENRICHMENT

New Food Technology and photography facility opened

Pupils and students at The Ladies’ College will now benefit from a new Food Technology and photography darkroom facility, with the official opening of The Ellershaw Centre this week.

The newly renovated building is part of the continuing development of The Ladies’ College facilities, to provide a…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY , WELL-BEING , PSHEE

The Ladies’ College Recognised with National Wellbeing Award

We are delighted to become the first school in the Channel Islands to be awarded the ‘Wellbeing Award for Schools’, in recognition of its commitment to students’ and staff mental health and well-being. The Senior School recognition follows the success of the Junior School, Melrose, which was the fi…

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

Women's Networking Virtual Event 2021

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In honour of this year's IWD #ChooseToChallenge theme, we chose to seek out and celebrate the achievements of some of our alumnae and friends of the College by asking them to comment on something they have had to challenge since their time leaving the College.

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Our Sixth Fo…

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

Lockdown cycle race success

One of our Upper Five students, Helena, has been doing some virtual cycle races via Zwift which is a Virtual cycling and running app that allows you to race and ride in a virtual cycling world on a smart trainer indoors. Each rider has an avatar and you are riding around with as many as 7000 thou…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , PHYSICAL EDUCATION , WELL-BEING

TLC Virtual Challenge

This is a teamwork challenge, involving the whole College. No prizes for the quickest time or furthest distance covered. EVERY LITTLE HELPS!  

How far can we run, cycle or walk during lockdown? 
Let's aim for Mingora, Pakistan, the hometown of Malala Yousafzai which is 8000km …

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , MELROSE , JUNIOR SCHOOL , PHYSICAL EDUCATION , WELL-BEING

Well-being Wednesday

We know this is a difficult time, and the abruptness of the change may have come as a shock. If you are finding things hard, remember it is normal to feel this way, and you should talk to someone about how you feel.

Here are five tips for looking after your well-being during lockdown:Pla…

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

Anti-bullying week

The theme for this week's Anti-bullying Week is United Against Bullying, with a focus on the role individuals can play in standing-up to bullying.

In the run up to and during the week the girls have taken part in a number of activities. In the main foyer of the College we have displayed a “pledge…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , WELL-BEING , PSHEE

Tips for Handling Results Day Nerves

Awaiting your exam results is always nerve-wracking but with the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, you might be experiencing some added anxiety ahead of results day this year.

It is important to remember that it is completely normal to feel nervous, but there are things you can do to…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , WELL-BEING

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 , WELL-BEING

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 , WELL-BEING

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 , WELL-BEING

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 , WELL-BEING

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 , WELL-BEING

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

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 , WELL-BEING , PSHEE

Happiness Session

This morning, we welcomed Andy Cope for a 'happiness session' with our Lower Five students. Andy spoke about everything from 'mood hoovers' to 'HUGGS' (Huge Unbelievably Great Goals) in pursuit of making each and every one of us focus on the things that make us feel good, inject more positivity int…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , WELL-BEING
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