Views from the Headmistress’ study – 12th December 2014


Dear Parents,

We are in the home run to Christmas but plenty is still going on both in and out of school.

The lower 6th mathematicians began the countdown to Christmas with a trip to the annual Maths in Action lectures at the University of London. They were introduced to the idea that there can be a 1.6 dimensional shape, a proof that 1=0 and that 7 is 9.8% of people’s favourite numbers. Now I know why I am so bad at Maths!

Mr Keeley and Mr Anstice took their team of carol singers off to our local Waitrose, where we entertained the shoppers with a selection of carols and raised over £200 for Diabetes UK.


Mr Robertson and Mrs Crowder held our first ever House Engineering Challenge. Over three days, four teams battled it out, completing three challenges (bridge building, parachute launching and tallest tower) with one winner; Iona. Well done to all those who took part.


Last night the PE Department took a rewards trip down to Guildford to the Air Hop Trampoline Park. You have probably read about it in another blog but it sounds as though they had a great time bouncing around and flying upside down. The amount of extra-curricular clubs is forever growing and I thank the staff for giving up their time. Well done to Maria P-H who has attended the highest number of sporting clubs this term, 54, not bad when you are in year 11 and have mocks on the horizon. As you may or may not know numerous studies show that if you are involved in extra-curricular clubs at school, you actually achieve higher grades in examinations. (eg; So come on everyone, sign up and get along to all the clubs and activities that are on offer.

During the week the PE Department have been running the Inter House Netball competition. Unfortunately not all the games were played due to ice on the courts and so you will have to wait until next week to hear who has won overall. All I can tell you at this stage is that Canterbury Year 7’s and Walsingham Year 8’s were victorious. Come on Santiago and Iona! A special mention goes to Harriet C for two wonder goals from the edge of the D in the Year 7 tournament and to Moza in Year 9 who also scored some excellent goals for Walsingham.

To finish off the Autumn Netball Season we have the Staff vs Staff netball match on Tuesday evening. All are welcome to join us down at Battersea, with the matches beginning at 4.30pm. I’m not really sure why, but Miss Minto has just sent through a video link of the rules~ as if any of us would cheat! We will be raising money on the day for the London Communities Foundation which is the charity that a group of More House staff are running for in the London Marathon in April.

We were treated on Tuesday and Wednesday night to a spectacular performance of ‘As You Like It’. The actors from year 7 through to the Upper Sixth, captivated the audience with their professionalism, perfectionism and timing of humour. A great way to spend an evening. I must thank Mr Bignell and Mrs Boulter for all the time and energy that they put into directing such a fantastic performance and also to Biba T (Drama Captain) who has entertained us over her seven years at More House and will be missed by us all when she leaves to go off to University.


So, the Autumn Term is nearly over. Christmas lunch has been demolished by all the girls and staff who looked very festive in their Christmas jumpers, but we haven’t quite finished yet and I hope you can join us at our Carol Concert on Monday evening at Our Lady of Victories Church on Kensington High Street at 7.30pm.

Christmas Concert

Have a restful weekend

Amanda Leach


The weeks ahead

Monday 15th December 3.30pm  – 5pm: Senior Chamber Choir7.30pm: Carol Concert
Tuesday 16th December 4.30pm: Staff Netball Competition (Battersea Park)
Wednesday 17th December 12pm: Term Ends


Prayer of the week:


In the darkness of these Advent nights let me be guided by the light of your word.

Give me the humility to be led by you and the wisdom to learn from you.


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