Category: General Dover College

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE No 155

15th November 19

Dear Parents and Guardians, Prep 5 gave a wonderful presentation on space and the solar system this morning in chapel – we witnessed some confident and accomplished performances from the boys and girls. Staff and parents alike were very proud of them. I am saddened to announce that Kitty Myers, who has been an excellent…

DOVER COLLEGE MARKS REMEMBRANCE DAY

11th November 19

The Dover College community, including parents, pupils, staff, Governors, Old Dovorians and local dignitaries came together for a moving service led by the Minister Deb Scoble on Remembrance Sunday. As the congregation approached the College memorial chapel they passed a thought provoking art installation created in collaboration with both Prep and Senior school pupils to…

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE No 154

8th November 19

Dear Parents and Guardians, Firstly, I would like to congratulate Allana Gambrell (P5), who received the first Bronze Star of the term during the Harvest Festival Service on the last day before half term. During the holidays, twenty-nine pupils attended the Basque Country Hockey and Football tour. They all played incredibly well and the Sporting…

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE NO 153

18th October 19

Dear Parents and Guardians, As I type, the 4thand 5thYears are winding their way to the Basque country after an early start where they will be playing hockey and football. It should be a super experience for them and I am very grateful to the staff, led by Tom Butt. I enjoyed hosting the reunion…

A View from The Close No 152

11th October 19

Dear Parents and Guardians, As autumn finally gets a hold on the weather, Week 6 has proved to be another action packed five days. The Headmaster sends his regards and warm wishes from Lagos and returns to the UK on Monday. Some of the highlights for me this week have included the special news of…

A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE NO 151

4th October 19

Dear Parents and Guardians, I waved off a minibus of happy and excited U14 footballers this morning who are going to Antwerp for their tour. I hope that they bring back some silverware! It has been another busy week, and last Saturday we had a very successful Open Day. I am grateful to the pupils…

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…

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…