Welcome to Etheldreda House
The end of the year is upon us and I am proud to look back over the last year and the achievements our students have made. There have been more achievements this term to celebrate.
A number of our Etheldreda students have competed in the junior maths challenge this term achieving either bronze, silver or gold. Tymek Nieodniczansk and Erin Vanhoutte have qualified for an extra challenge, extremely well done to all involved and keep up the hard work!
I want to briefly tell you about one of our students, Eloise Holgate (year 7), who I feel lives up to the Etheldreda ethos of ‘being the best version of yourself, to always try hard and to have a positive attitude’
Last year, Eloise auditioned for full-time ballet schools for a place in year 7 and was unsuccessful (missing out by the skin of her teeth!), instead of giving up she decided that she had to work harder, to get better so she could go and live her dream. Not only does she dance every night, but she gets up early every morning to do core conditioning and strengthening work.
In September, her ballet teacher suggested she also did the lessons of the grade above, so she was doing more ballet and hopefully increase the rate of improvement. So she began studying both syllabus simultaneously. In January, she took her grade 4 ballet exam and in February she did the grade 5 (alongside students in years 9 and 10). Not only did she get distinctions in both exams she achieved the highest scores in both classes.
In April, she successfully auditioned for an associate programme, which delivers intensive vocational training every other weekend out of Rambert’s studios in Twickenham, London. So she’ll be doing 7+ hours on Sunday’s next year on top of the 15 hours a week she currently does.
As if this wasn’t enough, she has successfully auditioned for a space in The National Youth Ballet 2018 season. This is a 10 day, residential summer programme, cumulating in performances in both Birmingham and Sadlers Wells, London. We wish Eloise every success this summer and in her future development in ballet.
NEW HOUSE LEADERS
A huge congratulations to Abbie Staines and Wesley Jordan whohave been successful in being chosen to be the new Etheldredahouse leaders for September 2018-July 2019. They delivered an excellent speech at the presentation awards held at Ely Cathedralon Thursday 5th July about their experiences within the house over the last year.
Attending the presentation evening myself I was one very proud senior tutor hearing so many Etheldreda students being called to receive awards in a variety of subjects. A massive well done to all.
Lucas Gibbs - Excellence in College Sport
Christopher Atkinson - Excellence in College Sport
Eloise Holgate - Excellence in College Sport and Eric Goodrich Award for Contribution to the House
James Marsh - Excellence in College Sport
Aren Clark - Alf Pope Awards for Business Subjects
Jacob Bell - Eric Goodrich Award for Contribution to the House
Callam Wilbrow - Engineering
Phoebe Wind - Health & Social Care
Holly Tuck - Preparation for Working Life
Alex Brewis - Art, English, French
Katelyn Cross - English
Nola Guy - Geography
Louie Harrison - Design Technology
Thomas Harvey - Engineering
Kelly Howard - Hair & Beauty
Kelly Karam - English
James Marsh - Geography, PE
Kieran Meacham - PE Games
Megan Murfitt - Art, Health & Social Care, RE
William Novick - ICT
Shawn Silk - Drama
Halle Simmonds - Spanish
Megan Smith - Photography
Jess Staines - PE
Abbie Staines - Geography, Spanish, Exceptional Contribution to College Sport
In addition, I took a number of student volunteers to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough School Games Summer Festival where they led a range of activities including, rounders, cricket and Change4Life. Some of this was working with primary school children, as well as umpiring competitive games between qualifiers for rounders. The students were fantastic, showing great enthusiasm and leadership skills making a positive contribution to the overall running of the games.
Etheldreda students involved were:
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support over this academic year, it is so critical that we all work together as a team to ensure that each student is able to fulfil their potential. From all of us in Etheldreda house, we wish you all a lovely summer break and look forward to welcoming you back in September.
Mrs S Goodey
Assistant Principal – Etheldreda firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Gemma Bays
Senior Tutor – Etheldreda email@example.com
Mrs J Winters
Student Support Assistant – Etheldreda firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Etheldreda – An East Anglian princess. Married for political reasons to the King of Northumberland, she preferred a religious life.
Key Contacts for Etheldreda House
House Office call: 01353 652873
House email: email@example.com
Student Support Assistant – Jean Winters
Senior Tutor – Gemma Bays
Assistant Principal – Sarah Goodey
Curriculum Leader PE – Jason Coe
Subject Leader Art – Lisa Edwards
Curriculum Leader Technology – Victoria Collins
Subject Leader ICT – Toyin Adegoke