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Melrose raise £3,800 in the pool

NEWS  MELROSE , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Announcement of the New Principal

The Ladies’ College, Guernsey is delighted to announce that Ms Daniele Harford-Fox has been appointed as the next Principal. She will succeed Mrs Ashley Clancy, who retires from this role in April next year.

Ms Harford-Fox takes up the role of Principal of The Ladies’ College in 2022, when the Co…

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

Junior School Production 'Mary Poppins'

The Ladies’ College Junior School, Melrose, is staging the classic musical ‘Mary Poppins’ for its junior production this year. The show should have taken place last term but due to lockdown, it was unable to happen. The School however was determined that the show must go on and so pupils will be pe…

NEWS  MELROSE , JUNIOR SCHOOL , DRAMA

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

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

Students at The Ladies’ College buck the statistics for physical activity

Research has revealed that the majority of children in Guernsey, particularly girls, are not reaching the recommended level of physical exercise. However, The Ladies’ College has highlighted how it is positively bucking the trend with over 70 per cent of its students undertaking at least six hours …

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , MELROSE , JUNIOR SCHOOL , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Celebrating 100 years of Guernsey women having the right to vote

On Friday 9 October, The Ladies' College celebrated 100 years of women in Guernsey having the right to vote. Members of Soroptimist International of Guernsey, wearing costume associated with the women's suffrage movement, visited the College and spoke with Year 6 (Form III) and Year 7 (Remove) pu…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , MELROSE , HISTORY

Implementing cutting-edge technology

Earlier this year when the Coronavirus pandemic led to an island-wide lockdown, The Ladies’ College was already set up to implement cutting-edge digital technology to deliver remote teaching, meaning that students could benefit from uninterrupted learning while they were at home.

Here, Network Ma…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , MELROSE , JUNIOR SCHOOL , INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The funeral of Dr James Partridge OBE

The College is saddened to hear about the passing of James Partridge OBE. James taught Economics and Politics at College from 1985 and was an amazing and inspirational teacher. He also set up Changing Facing, a charity that supports facial disfigurement and the challenges and stigma which can be …

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

Holiday Drama Club fun

Dave King, once a professional actor working for companies such as the BBC, Young Shakespeare Company and his own theatre troupe- The Clockhouse Theatre, which toured classical works to theatres around the UK- now coaches drama on the island, specialising in preparing students for LAMDA examination…

NEWS  MELROSE , JUNIOR SCHOOL , DRAMA

75th anniversary poetry competition

To remember and celebrate 75 years of freedom, Dr Marshall launched a school poetry competition in the Spring term with the support of the Arts Commission and Heritage 75 Festival. Students were asked to write a poem that remembered some aspect of the occupation or to celebrate Liberation.

"It i…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , MELROSE , JUNIOR SCHOOL , ENGLISH

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

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 , 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