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An ‘international’ supper time


On Wednesday the boarders walked into the dining hall to a surprise. Their eyes widened as they were presented with a demonstration from our chef on how to make fresh pasta. The Dining Hall was filled with the smell of the delicious spinach and ricotta ravioli being freshly prepared by our catering staff. We were also given tasty samples of a Japanese style miso soup with noodles. All the children enjoyed getting involved in this exciting supper time; whether they were rolling out fresh pasta on the impressive equipment or just taste testing.

26 January 2018

January Exeat


40 boarders decided to remain in at school over the January exeat weekend. Although the library was open all weekend and some boarders chose to work, most boarders took the opportunity to have a break from their studies. The old gymnasium was available for basketball for those who wished to do some exercise, and many went into Canterbury on Saturday during the day, with a few even venturing up to London for the day. By the evening everyone had returned to enjoy a tasty takeaway feast and tubs of ice cream before watching a film together.

22 January 2018


The Christmas Ball


On Friday night the boarders had a wonderful time at the Christmas Ball in the stately Dining Hall which looked splendid with Christmas decorations. A music request list from the boarders ensured that there was plenty of dancing and boogieing and it was great to see all boarders join in. The snow machine provided a warmer version of events that were occurring outside – it was lucky the boarders did not have to travel far to the party! Everyone made a huge effort to dress up smartly in their dresses and gowns and suits and all looked very elegant. Thanks also to Santa Clause for making an appearance and for making a very good attempt to look like Hoffman – an uncanny resemblance! Pizza kept the dancing going until late into the evening whilst the snow kept falling outside.

11 December 2017

A Christmas Bake-Off

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Years 7 & 8 boarders began the Christmas festivities with a Bake Off competition last Saturday. They worked together in teams and made traditional German biscuits under the guidance of MrsThyssen and Mrs Ward. Our amateur bakers made some fantastic biscuits with great designs and they even tasted good! Mr & Mrs French and Kaden came over were the judges and were so impressed with the end results. Mr French said “Great taste of ginger, lovely crunch and also beautiful designs”.

Congratulations to the winning team: Alejandra, Krishma, Jennifer and Bruno.

8 December 2017




School House enjoyed an evening trip on Friday 3rd November when they went to see a firework display ahead of Guy Fawkes’ Night. The boarders had a thrilling time and enjoyed watching the spectacle in the sky before returning to school for hot chocolate and cookies.

6 November 2017

Quiz time


Last Friday the boarders enjoyed a quiz together in the Dining Hall after dinner. Questions included logos and photos of staff when they were younger (which provided much amusement to all) and Abdullah’s challenges in between rounds (which kept us all on our toes). Congratulations to Tamara and her winning team.

5 October 2017

A weekend of work and play


This weekend was a busy one with all the boarders involved with the Open Day on Saturday; some boarders showing off School House whilst others were doing a great job showing visiting families around. They were all super ambassadors for the school.

In the evening there was a choice of watching ‘X Factor ‘with popcorn and crisps, sport on the astro turf or playing computer games.

Sunday was a day for the boarders to relax – watching DVDs together or chilling out in their rooms. Later in the day we all came together to celebrate William’s birthday and enjoyed a very tasty chocolate cake!

2 October 2017

A surprise for Matron

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Last night School House arranged a surprise birthday celebration for our Matron, Miss Luz-Mendez. She was very surprised indeed and was very happy with her birthday cake, and so were all the children!

20 September 2017


Friday Night Fun

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Last Friday Dr & Mrs Jones took the Lower Fifth boarders to Play Islands in Canterbury, where pupils enjoyed games of laser tag and bowling, interrupted only by some pizza to keep energy levels up. It was a great opportunity for everyone to get to know each other a little better and have some fun after a busy week at school.

18 September 2017

Weekend fun for School House

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This weekend School House boarders took at trip to Rascal Bay Mini Golf; the course was designed in Sweden and encounters pirates, cannons, an octopus, snakes, skulls, a cannibal’s cooking pot, a crashed jeep, rocks, a volcano, dinosaurs, waterfalls, dinosaur eggs, a treasure chest, crocodiles and two rafts, what a way to start the boarding trips!

The sun was out and everyone had a great time, and there was also enough time for ice cream afterwards!

11 September 2017