Senior Girls’ Boarding Update – 1 February 2016

At the danger of repeating myself, it has been yet another busy week for our Malvern girls! On Tuesday, the Lower Sixth had their parents’ evening, which gave them – and, for those who live near enough, their parents – the chance to speak to their subject teachers to review their performance in the recent exams and to think about the best way ahead. While we are looking at how the girls are doing up at school, I thought that you might like to see the current ‘leader board’ for school commendations; well done to everyone who features on it (and particularly to Christy!):

Commendation Type Boarding House Academic Achievement Effort Non-Academic Achievement Total
Christy 0 7 2 0 9
Agne 0 7 0 0 7
Yuki 0 4 3 0 7
Carissa 0 3 3 0 6
Kitty 0 3 2 1 6
Penelope 0 6 0 0 6
Anna 0 4 1 0 5
Sophie 0 5 0 0 5
Jasmine 0 1 1 1 3
Sasha 0 0 0 3 3
Lily 0 0 1 1 2
Alice 0 1 0 0 1
Alysia 1 0 0 0 1

Friday night was a fairly quiet night in the house as most of the weekly boarders set off for home, with the exception of Iggy who was staying overnight so that she could play in a netball tournament on Saturday. Kitty and Lily were also involved in this, so we congratulate them on being selected to represent the school, and look forward to hearing about how they got on in their matches. After Saturday brunch the house settled down into its normal rhythm of school work (Veronica and Sasha worked all day – well done girls!), trips into town, and recovery for the week ahead! In the evening, Alysia, Anna, Alice and Ciara watched a movie together in the TV lounge all about an ascent of Everest. I’m told the ending was a bit sad, but it inspired Anna enough to want to climb Everest herself one day!
Today everyone apart from Alysia and Sasha had a lie-in (Alysia working a shift at the Sports Centre and Sasha singing in the Cathedral), and then in the afternoon we headed out with the girls from Poltisco House to a near-by roller rink to join in with a roller disco. Anna and Carissa proved that they are natural skaters and flew effortlessly around the rink, Yuki and Ankie improved incredibly over the time we were there, and the award for perseverance and trying her best goes to Penelope for persisting in working her way around the rink, even after one rather spectacular fall! As I write, we are about to go up to main school for our dinner, and after that we have a quiet evening planned of finishing off the last of the girls’ prep and preparing for the week ahead.

With all very best,