It is a privilege to be stepping into the role of Housemistress in Junior Girls. Having acted as Deputy Housemistress for our junior boys and having taught Drama and Dance for over twenty years in both the private and state sectors in the UK, I am delighted to lead our youngest bright young females and am excited about the year ahead.
Our aim in Junior Girls is to provide a happy, purposeful house where our younger students develop socially and emotionally in a supportive, caring community.
I addition to addressing boarders’ physical needs and supporting academic studies, we seek to contribute to each individual pupil’s development in terms of confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness.
There are numerous and varied in house activities for the girls to get involved in after their school day including cooking, crafting, singing, dancing, board games, yoga, table tennis and badminton. Weekends are busy, varied and a huge amount of fun when we come together with the other boarding houses for various team challenges and off-site trips to Dreamworld, Go-Carting, shopping malls, art galleries, cycling… the list is endless and ever evolving and we welcome the pupils’ suggestions.
On leaving Junior Girls our boarders are independent young ladies ready to move up to their more senior years better equipped to take on the next stage of their education with the important years of examinations ahead of them. The bonds they make with their peers and the secure relations with staff members who live and work with them so closely lays fertile ground for success.
Tamsin Dyke, House Mistress of Junior Girls