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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) …
NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , MELROSE , HISTORY

NCO student recognised for her talent

Keen musician, Alex, a student in Lower Five has had her musical efforts recognised. Alex plays double bass with the National Children’s Orchestra and has received the Dame Ruth Railton Award. This award recognises her involvement, commitment and hard work in the main orchestra and that she has…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , MUSIC

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

GCSE results

Our Upper Five (Year 11) students received their GCSE results today and we hope that they are pleased with their results.

The GCSE Centre Assessed Grades which form the results in all schools this year are poignant for a number of reasons. Key Stage 4 and GCSE results are the first measure of aca…

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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…

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75th anniversary poetry competition

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , MELROSE , JUNIOR SCHOOL , 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

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

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…

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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

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

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