A Word from the Head

Sam AlfordFrom the Head

As the end of November approaches members of our 5th Form and UVI have been, and continue to study conscientiously for their mock examinations. We are appreciative to our Parent-Teacher Association for their provision of our numerous Christmas trees around the College this year – the boarders thoroughly enjoyed decorating them this week in the evenings. There are just two weeks … Read More

A Word from the Head of the Prep School

Sam AlfordPrep School

The Prep School’s House Spelling Bee concluded this week, with our brave volunteers from Years 1 to 6 stepping into the spotlight. There were some fine battles, ending with wins for Annie (in the Year 1 and 2 category), Dixie (Years 3 and 4), and Freddie (Year 5 and 6). Well done to everyone who took part, the audience for … Read More

Ruddle Day

Sam AlfordBoarding

On Sunday the girl’s boarding house celebrated their annual Ruddle Day. This year they decided to try out the Grand Prix event at Race world in Exeter. The day was a lot of fun with many highlights, some appalling driving and some fierce competitiveness particularly when it came to the Ruddle staff. The top 3 drivers all received medals. Amber gained bronze, … Read More

Prep House Spelling Bee

Sam AlfordAcademic, Achievements, Prep School

This year’s House Spelling Bee proved to be a great spectacle, as the competition was fierce. Children from Years 1-6 stepped forward to represent their Houses and all those who took part deserve much credit for putting themselves in the hot seat. Congratulations to our final three in each category. For Years 1 and 2, Oliver was third, Emilia finished … Read More

The Geocreate Pupils

Sam AlfordAchievements, CoCurricular, Senior School

The Geocreate pupils have made fantastic 3D advent calendars. The idea behind the calendar is that you pull out a lolly stick and watch Santa moving slowly down the chimney. The talented group used old pringle cans, lolly sticks, cereal boxes and paints. Next week the Geocreate pupils will be making Christmas tree decorations

Ruddle Christmas Market

Sam AlfordBoarding, Events

Many thanks to all those that came along to join in with the festive cheer at our Christmas Market on Friday evening. It was lovely to see all of the girls contribute to the evening and we raised just over £200. The girls now have the challenge of deciding how they would like to spend their money

Prep 1 & 2

Sam AlfordArt, Prep School

The Prep 1 & 2 got to make incredible Christmas decorations at Rosemoor!

Gliddon and Squire Cross Country League

Sam AlfordBoys Sports, Prep School

West Buckland School was the host for the latest race in this season’s league. Conditions were tough and many congratulations to our runners who braved the elements and took part. Under 9 Boys: Ashton (47th), Max (48th) Under 11 Boys: George (48th), Freddie (49th)

Sneak Peek

Sam AlfordPrep School

Prep 1 & 2 preparing for their Nativity play next week!

U11 Netball Girls

Sam AlfordGirls Sports, Prep School

On a damp and drizzly afternoon the Under 11 netball squad played an away fixture against St. Joseph’s. We were without one of our key players so the girls found themselves playing in positions that were rather unfamiliar to them. As expected they rose to the occasion and some team members excelled. Jemima remained solid as centre and executed some … Read More

Prep 5

Sam AlfordArt, Prep School

The Prep 5 enjoyed a lovely morning at RHS Rosemoor making Christmas decorations!

Tarka Pottery

Sam AlfordArt, Pre-School

The Pre-prep school went to Tarka pottery this week. All the children took part in creating fantastic individuals Christmas tiles. These talented children made their teacher very proud with their outstanding behaviour and good manners. The children were extremely lucky to have the opportunity to stroke the Shetland ponies in the farm, they absolutely loved this. 

A Word from the Head of the Prep School

Sam AlfordPrep School

For much of this week, the classrooms and corridors of the Prep School have reverberated with the sounds of drama and singing, as our Pre-Prep children have been rehearsing for their production of ‘Hey Ewe!’ – their baa-rilliant nativity, to be performed on Thursday 5th December. This is a busy time for Prep drama and Mrs Jones, as next week … Read More

Year 6 Public Speaking Competition

Sam AlfordAcademic, Achievements, Prep School

From ‘RMS Titanic’ to ‘Tresco’ and from ‘Sheep’ to ‘Rugby’, the topics for the Year 6 Public Speaking competition were certainly varied and entertaining. Mrs Shamsolahi, Head of English in the Senior School, was our adjudicator on Tuesday morning, and she gave comprehensive feedback on each of the performances. All of the children put their best foot forward, speaking with … Read More

U12 Boys Rugby

Sam AlfordBoys Sports

The U12’s put in a fantastic display of flowing rugby to beat Mount Kelly 35-10. Henry, Keith and Alfie ran in six tries between them and their powerful running was the highlight of the game. Billy was a deserving man of the match, he used the ball sensibly and tigerishly turning over possession a number of times. In both attack … Read More

Prep School Weekly Award Winners

Sam AlfordAcademic, Achievements, Prep School

Congratulations to our Golden Sticker winners this week: Lara, Katherine, Tyler, Lila-Mai, Bella and Tom. Our BAFTA (Behaviour Award for Thoughtful Actions) was awarded to Summer, with Robert being the very worthy winner of our Manners Medal. We were also treated to a really excellent A cappella singing performance of ‘A Million Dreams’ by Arron. Well done to all of … Read More

Netball Girls

Sam AlfordGirls Sports

Last Thursday the U16 Netball Girls braved the cold, wet and windy conditions at the North Devon Netball Tournament. The girls played brilliantly showing true Sheb sprit and displayed outstanding teamwork never giving up despite the adverse conditions. Player of the Tournament went to Niamh.

Eurotool Box

Sam AlfordSenior School

Each year Shebbear College hosts a reading scheme in several European languages. Our languages classes have, in the past few weeks, been able to explore a wide range of books in French, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and Italian. Prep 6 students were encouraged to choose their own books to read in class. The Upper Sixth Spanish class challenged themselves … Read More