10th December 2017

Dear Parents

It is not unusual for me to be proud of the pupils of Glebe House School and yet again as I sat at the back of St Mary’s Church yesterday, listening to the choir sing at the wedding of Lucy West & William Dobbs, I couldn’t have wished for more. The choir contributed to the hymns, largely carols, with clear, effective descants and then sang during the signing of the Register. Two pieces were chosen: Howard Goodall’s The Lord is my Shepherd and Nativity Carol by John Rutter. Both were beautifully clear and well-received by the congregation. Thank you so much to the children and also the parents for giving up your Saturday afternoon to bring them to the Church. Thank you also to Bridget Crofts and Karen Hubbard for working so well with the choir.

This was the third outing this week for most of the choir following Monday night at Millbridge Residential Home and Tuesday morning at Gorselands Residential Home. Both sets of residents clearly enjoyed the carols.

Last Week

In addition to the choir visits we also:

Welcomed a representative from Norfolk County Council into school to talk to Nursery and Reception about Road Safety.

Nursery held their Christmas Party with ‘Uncle Len’, funded by the Parents’ Committee, who also paid for Pre Prep and Division III to go to the Panto in Hunstanton.

The boarders enjoyed their Christmas Party thanks to the organisation of the Division VIII girls with support from Nick Crane and Matt Hallard.

Played Inter House football in perishing conditions on Friday – results to be announced in assembly tomorrow.

Under 10/9 Hockey v Downham Prep, Wednesday 6th December

I won the toss and chose first push back.

We started well, getting into the D and scoring through Mabel. We started again with another goal from Mabel. The team continued to play well, getting into the D but not scoring with the opportunities we created. Finally Eden managed to score another goal before half time.

After half time Miss Hubbard swapped our positions around. Upon the restart Mabel scored again.

Downham Prep created a chance of their own but I was able to stop the attack and dribbled the ball to the other end into their D but was unable to score.

The final score was 4-0 to Glebe.

My girl of the game was Eden for scoring her first ever goal and long may she continue to keep scoring.

Well done girls!!

Gracie-Mae Meek (Captain)

U13 Indoor Hockey Tournament at Langley Prep at Taverham Hall, Wednesday 6th December

Our first game was against Langley Senior School and we lost 1-0. We then played Beeston but they beat us 2-0. Alice was good at dribbling but soon realised it was hard to not lift the ball. The next match was against Norwich High School for girls. We lost 2-0 so we came 4th in our league. This meant that we then played Langley Prep School because they also came 4th in their league. The score was 1-0 to them, meaning we came last in the tournament but it was an enjoyable afternoon and indoor hockey was new to us.

It was my last hockey match at Glebe as Captain so thank you to the U13 girls for a good hockey term. Well done everyone.

Ruby Crane (Captain)

Brave Runners

Three hardy pupils braved the weather this morning to take part in the third round of the Shouldham Cross Country series. Freddie Gribben and Will Saunders ran well in slippery conditions but a special mention to Archie Rowe who managed to win the race this time after a strong sprint finish.

Maisie March is the 2017 Balloon Buggy winner.

Scarlett, Ferdi and Caleb were all runners up. Great job everyone.

The final week of term

Thanks to the Goode family Pre Prep will be going to Farmer Fred’s on Tuesday and will be joined by Father Christmas!

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week at 7pm in the School Hall Divisions VII & VIII are performing a modern version of the classic story ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and all are most welcome.

On Wednesday all are also most welcome to watch the Prep School Inter House Tag Rugby competition from 2pm.

On Thursday we invite all children (Prep and Pre Prep) to come to school in casual clothes. If you have a Christmas jumper please do wear it but there is no need to get one specially.

In the afternoon children from Division IV upwards will have their Parents’ Committee funded Christmas treat, which is to go to Skaterz for roller skating.

The ‘Crisis’ boxes will be opened and counted so please make sure that final donations are made at this point. I was delighted that one family chose to give money which they annually give in lieu of presents, to this charity with their son giving half of his anticipated Christmas money as well.

Finally on Thursday the choir will be singing in King’s Lynn before one of the highlights of the year – our Carol Service. This is on Friday at 3.00pm in St Mary’s, Old Hunstanton. All children will attend the Carol Service and they and parents are welcome to stay and enjoy complementary refreshments kindly provided by the Parents’ Committee.

I hope the final week is enjoyable for us all.

John Crofts

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