A word from the Head

Jo ConwayAchievements, From the Head

certificates of achievement

Our theme for this week in Chapel has been based around being an ‘excellent example and role model’. It was a pleasure to present certificates of achievement to our Senior school pupils today to reward their exceptional commitment and effort in all aspects and areas of Shebbear College life. We have seen some outstanding examples of excellence this week, both … Read More

A word from the Head of Prep School

Jo ConwayAchievements, Prep School

Year 6 positions of responsibility

Our Year 6 class have now been appointed to a number of positions of responsibility, taking on leadership roles and helping others around the school. Many congratulations to James and Jemima, our new Head Boy and Head Girl respectively; Lydia, Tom and Theo, our House Captains, and to Arron, Harvey, Elsie and Sam, our Prefects. At the beginning of the … Read More

Year 6 Computing

Jo ConwayPrep School

Year 6 Computing 2

Year 6 pupils have enjoyed a computing mini-workshop with Mr Forse. A desktop PC was dismantled and the children were able to see all of the component parts inside, as well as learning about their functions – the motherboard, CPU/processor, RAM (random access memory), hard drive, power supply unit, graphics card and cooling fan.

U12 Hockey

Jo ConwayGirls Sports

Shebbear Hockey

The U12s have had a busy start to the term with matches last Saturday against Mount Kelly. For most of the team it was their first match of competitive hockey and representing Shebbear College, with all showing a great deal of progress throughout the match. Congratulations to Beth for achieving player of the match. They followed this up with a … Read More

Hockey match reports

Jo ConwayGirls Sports

Shebbear U16 Hockey team

A great start to the season for the U13 girls despite only having 6 players. All girls played fantastically and all gave 100% throughout the match. We started strong and after only a minute Millie had secured our first goal. This seemed to boost the girls confidence and in the first 10 minutes we were 2-1 up. Mount Kelly came … Read More

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Jo ConwayCharity

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Our Macmillan Coffee Morning was a huge success thanks to all parents, pupils and staff who baked (or faked) in order to provide us with such a huge selection of delicious cakes and savouries. For half an hour our Dining Hall was heaving with pupils and visitors and judging by the small amount of food that was left we must … Read More

William is 2019 RBST National Young Handler of the Year

Jo ConwayAchievements

Shebbear pupil Young Handler winner

Congratulations to Form 4 pupil William who has just returned from The Royal Berkshire Show where he won the national finals of the RBST 2019 Young Sheep Handler of the Year. William qualified back in June at The Royal Cornwall Show and has had a very successful season since, winning the Senior Young Handler class at Royal Cornwall, then winning … Read More

Castles, Steam and King Arthur

Jo ConwayCoCurricular, Prep School

Shebbear College trip to King Arthur’s castle at Tintagel

Year 3 and 4 took a trip to Launceston Castle and Steam Railway. The weather did not dampen their spirits and they approached the steep walk to up to the castle with vigour. Once there, the children had a chance to climb to the top of the 12th century tower and admire the breathtaking views over Launceston and surrounds. We … Read More

A Bumper Harvest in Pre-School

Jo ConwayPre-School

Shebbear College Pre-school harvest

This week our Pre-School children have been focusing on the year’s wonderful harvest. Mrs Thompson harvested some onions, carrots and grapes this weekend for the children to practice their scissor skills safely and discuss how and where the plants grow.

U11 Rugby and Netball v St Joseph’s

Jo ConwayBoys Sports, Girls Sports

Shebbear College U11 Rugby and Netball

The Under 11 girls’ netball squad made a great start to the season. We had our first fixture against St. Joseph’s on Wednesday the 25th September and the majority of our team were making the leap from playing at U9 level to the more exacting standard that U11 requires. The girls acquitted themselves really well and upped their game which … Read More

1st XV v Plymouth College

Jo ConwayBoys Sports

Shebbear College 1st XV rugby team

Our 1st XV rugby team were in action at home for the first time this week and produced an outstanding performance against Plymouth College. Both sides battled hard in a fierce and ferocious contest, showcasing great determination and skill levels. Both teams were level at 7-7 at half time, before Plymouth looked to clinch it with 19-14 with 5 minutes … Read More

U14 Devon Hockey Academy Programme

Jo ConwayAchievements, Girls Sports

We are delighted to hear that Form 2 pupil Millie has been selected for the U14 Devon Hockey Academy Programme. This impressive achievement follows 4 assessments at Exeter University during the summer, leading to the final assessment at Blundell’s School at the beginning of September. At this final assessment the best players from the Exeter and Plymouth assessment days were … Read More

A word from the Head

Jo ConwayAchievements, From the Head

Today in Chapel we celebrated the outstanding achievements of our senior pupils and their LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) results, many of whom attained distinctions. We also celebrated our pupils who achieved ABRSM Music certificates and also the Mathematics Trust Challenge result. It was great to see two pupils (Alice in Form 2 and Ben in Form … Read More

A word from the Head of Prep School

Jo ConwayPrep School

After what was quite literally the dizzy heights of the PGL residential this week, our Year 6 children are now back in the full swing of lessons, having had an excellent three days away. The aims of this PGL adventure trip include bonding closely as a group for the year ahead, taking on more individual and collective responsibility, stepping outside … Read More

U12/13 Rugby Tournament

Jo ConwayBoys Sports

Shebbear College Rugby

Our fantastic U12/13 Rugby Tournament took place in glorious sunshine on Thursday 19th September and saw lots of superb action by teams from Shebbear and our guest schools St Joseph’s, Kingsley and Stover.

Pre-School busy learning as they play

Jo ConwayPre-School

Our Pre-School children made the most of the wonderful weather this week playing on the outdoor Lighthouse Play Area. They also had a lovely time making bread and preparing fruit for blackberry and apple jam.

A thought from the Chaplain

Jo ConwayFrom the Chaplain

Some might say I would get a comeuppance due to the marlakey I attempted to bloviate, but that was farcical! I could have had a pratfall, I did fear a kerfuffle but all I got was a bumfuzzled flight attendant and at first she appeared ornery, but then another attendant stepped in and was really doozy and fastidious in her … Read More