Month: September 2019

MUDDY KNEES & PRE PREP BLOG: WEEK 4

30th September 19

Muddy Knees pupils have embraced their new roles as recycling superheroes this week. Using the appropriate bins for recycling, using both side of a piece of paper and planting new plants in the playground the youngest members of the Dover College family have really got to grips with the Prep School termly topic ‘The Global…

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE NO. 150

27th September 19

We prepare for Open Day tomorrow with nearly 90 visitors booked in to see the school. This is wonderful news, and I am delighted that so many people want to come and visit the school and learn more about our provision. I am very grateful to parents for contacting their local MP concerning the decision…

PREP SCHOOL SPORTS ROUND UP – WEEK 3

24th September 19

U9 Boys Football Wednesday, 18th September, the U9 boys played against Northbourne Park. We started off strong with some good passes by Josh which led to the first goal. Cooper created some good space and scored. Humphrey made some good saves. Unfortunately, they got around us and scored a goal however, the final score was…

PREP SCHOOL BLOG: MICHAELMAS TERM No. 1

23rd September 19

It has been an incredible start to this academic year, from the moment the Prep School pupils bounced back through the classroom doors it has been non-stop! Pupils from Prep 1 upwards arrived back at school having completed a whole host of stunning holiday projects to kick-start this terms learning topic, Global Dimension. The theme,…

MUDDY KNEES BLOG: WEEK 3

23rd September 19

Our Pre Prep class have been putting their thinking caps on this week and discussing how they can reuse household items and recycle waste. There was lots of excitement when they created munching machines out of old milk bottles. The theme continued in maths when children swapped rubbish for money by weighing items to see…

30TH ANNIVERSARY: REMEMBERING THE FALLEN ROYAL MARINES

23rd September 19

On the 22nd September 1989 11 members of the Royal Marines Band Service, RMBS, died when the IRA detonated a bomb outside their barracks in Deal. Over the past 25 years to remember the fallen, the RMBS Rugby Team has played a commemorative game against the Deal and Betteshanger Rugby Club. This longstanding fixture is…

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE NO. 149

20th September 19

Today has been filled with formal photograph for the Prep School, individual pupils, houses, siblings…it’s a wonderful memory of an important moment in a child’s life, and I for one treasure the pictures that I’ve amassed during our time at Dover College. Details will be sent to parents when they photos are ready to be…

A View from The Close No. 148

13th September 19

I can’t believe that we’re already two weeks into term. However, I have been so impressed with how pupils in both the Prep School and Senior School have thrown themselves into lessons and learning, with the College buzzing in the classrooms from day one. So far this week we’ve had fixtures against Wellesley House, Northbourne…

MUDDY KNEES BLOG: WEEK 1 & 2

13th September 19

It has been a fun filled start to the academic year in our Muddy Knees Nursery and the children have been extremely busy settling in and getting to know one another. It is fabulous to see so many friendships developing already. Muddy Knees children have also been introduced to their termly topic of recycling, which…

Weekend Report: Boarders form friendships on team building excursion

9th September 19

On Saturday, boarders, both new and returning, had a fantastic day at Grosvenor House near Ashford on our annual team building and bonding day. The boys and girls, along with staff, had an action packed day of high ropes, climbing, abseiling, zip wires and team challenges. The day is designed to get the pupils to…