Holly McClure, Niamh Davies, Wendy Wu, Daisy May Hart Banbury, Claudia Martin Vincente and Ellie Russell have been awarded Tutees of the Term for their contributions to their respective groups and around the school. Vivi Zeng has also been awarded Boarder of the Term this half term as she dedicates herself to helping others.
We have had two Christmas celebrations with the Old Pops girls this year. The first was a whole house celebration and Holroyd Howe prepared a gorgeous feast, Mrs Rendall-Jones was DJ for the evening and the Year 7 and 8 tutor groups spent hours designing and decorating Christmassy displays for the tables. The event was a lot of fun and karaoke was a huge success with the girls showing off their enthusiasm and variety of talents.
The second celebration was just for boarders. The Goudhurst Inn hosted us for dinner which was absolutely delicious! We returned to the boarding house for homemade yule log, mince pies and cheese bites (courtesy of Miss MacRae, Paula and Adriana). Our non-alcoholic mulled wine went down a treat with the girls while we opened our Secret Santa presents and enjoyed some time together chatting and singing along to Christmas tunes.
We said farewell to Adriana this week. She has been at Bethany for a term, coming from Spain to improve her English. She has been an absolute pleasure to have in the boarding house and will be missed greatly. We wish her all the best and a very Merry Christmas.