Boarding House News

Our Star Boarder this week is James M-C (Year 7). James has had a very good week and I was most impressed with his positive and mature attitude during the Big Panto Sleepover on Wednesday night. James took his role as experienced boarder extremely seriously and helped and supported the less experienced boarders who stayed over after the show. James also helped the boarding team looking after all the children and taught one of the younger boys how to tie his tie. It was lovely to see. Well done James.

On Wednesday evening the boarding team took 35 children to the Northcott Theatre to see the Christmas pantomime Beauty and the Beast. ECS children had a wonderful evening and reported positive feedback to members of staff. I was extremely impressed with all our boarders’ attitude and behaviour throughout the evening, night and morning. They were all absolutely fantastic! They were all ready for supper at 5pm, we all got sensibly and safely to the theatre using the school minibuses, they all behaved really well and had a lot of fun during the show, we all got back to the Boarding House and got ready for bed in a sensible manner. All children were asleep by 9.45pm and slept through the night until the morning when they all woke up and enjoyed some pains au chocolat for breakfast. Well done to all of them. It was a fabulous evening.

Obviously, these events could never take place without the wonderful team who help me in the Boarding House on a daily basis. So, on behalf of all the boarders, I would like to say huge thanks to Ms Baxendale, Mr Featherstone, Miss Wurst, Mr Guildford and Mr Skinner for all their hard work making sure children were all looked after and safe. A big well done to all our regular boarders who have set an amazing example for all the other children and helped throughout the evening.

I would like to take this opportunity to say goodbye and farewell to Miss Wurst who is going back home to Australia after twelve months spent with us at ECS. Miss Wurst has been a fantastic asset to the school and the Boarding House and we wish her all the best for her future studies. We will all miss her very much and let’s be honest, we are all a bit jealous that she gets to celebrate Christmas on the beach!

Unfortunately (for us), we are also wishing Mr Fitzpatrick all the best in his new school. It has been absolutely amazing having Mr Fitzpatrick on the boarding team. I am sure all our choristers will miss his singing, his music playing, his board games evenings and most importantly his well known “dreamy sleepy snoozy snoozy time.”

We also need to say thank you and goodbye to Mr Skinner who joined the team to replace Mr Egarr in the last couple of weeks of term. Mr Skinner settled very quickly in his role and did a great job looking after our boarders. All the best Mr Skinner and good luck on your hike across the Pyrenees in France.

The Boarding Team would like to wish all our boarders, pupils and their parents, guardians a wonderful Christmas. We are looking forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Drop off time on Monday 6th January will be between 6pm and 7pm. Supper will be served at 6.30pm.
With thanks and regards,
Mr Baurance
Head of Boarding and Head of Languages
13 December 2019
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