E-weekly Issue 138

Year 7 Team Building Trip to Bowles Outdoor Centre

Year 7 spent last Saturday afternoon together enjoying the beautiful weather at Bowles Outdoor Centre. They took part in team-building activities in the woods, which really brought them together as a year group. They worked well as a team, and listened to each other in order to solve the many puzzles and challenges they were presented with.

Isabel said: "I liked it when we created the bridge and the activity where we had to move the pretend bomb."
Holly added: "I really enjoyed the team building because, even though we didn't win, we all had really good fun!"

Mrs Claire Baker, Head of Lower School

Hadlow Down - Hotter than Hawaii!

Year 11 Geographers were prevented by lockdown from travelling overseas for their Geography fieldwork. Nevertheless, they undertook a study of the River Uck at Hadlow Down in near tropical conditions on Tuesday. They tested the Bradshaw Model that examines how the characteristics of a river change from source to mouth.

Mr Steve Gough, Head of Geography


Mayfield Honey

Following on from last week’s taster (excuse the pun), we are pleased to announce that Mr Rees-Moorlah has just put the very first batch of honey from the Mayfield bees into jars, and MESSy (Mayfield Environmental and Sustainability Society), would like to invite sealed bids to buy the first jar!

Please send your bid and contact details to the School Office in a sealed envelope marked 'Mayfield Honey', by Friday 25th September. The highest bidder will receive the first jar, and the money raised will be used to support the bees.

As a matter of interest, we understand that Prince Charles charges £25 a jar for his honey, and we doubt if Royal bees are any better than Mayfield bees!

Mr Steve Gough, Head of Geography

News from the School Shop

Closure Dates
Please note that the School Shop will be closed on the following dates:
Monday 21st September
Monday 28th September
Monday 5th October
Monday 12th October

Please ensure that you have everything you need from the School Shop for the following Monday by 15:30 on the Friday before the closure.

Christmas Ted Competition – it’s back

If you would like to enter the Christmas Ted Competition 2020, entry forms are now available in Lower School and the School Shop, or please email sbowles@mayfieldgirls.org to be sent one.

Entrants should either describe or draw their idea for a Christmas design for the School Teddy. This must be a Christmas or winter-themed scene, featuring Mayfield Ted, which can be re-created in the School Shop. The winning designer will receive a £10.00 voucher of their choice (e.g Top Shop, Lush, Amazon; i-tunes etc), and a box of chocolates.

Ted Tips:
-          Keep it relatively simple as we have limited space.
-          If you are in need of ideas, pop into the School Shop to see where Mayfield Ted is currently displayed, and see the pictures below which feature previous winning designs.
-          We will provide props and create the display for you. You just need to come up with the design.
Please return your entry form to the School Shop by Half Term (Friday 23rd October at 15:30), or email your design to sbowles@mayfieldgirls.org

Thank you.

Mrs Susan Bowles, School Shop Manager


News from the Chaplaincy

This week’s Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16

Gospel Reflection:
A difficult Gospel this weekend! I’ve always felt for the labourers who worked all day in the vineyard, and watched the later workers be given the same wage. Exhausted and hungry, they were bound to feel a thrill as the later workers were handed a day’s wage. Surely, having worked many hours more than the newcomers, they would get more money? Hadn’t they earned it? Imagine their disappointment as they were given the same wage. Despite it being what they were promised at the start of the day, shouldn’t they receive more? Or shouldn’t the others at least receive less?

Perhaps I identify with the day-long workers because I don’t consider myself as in need of God’s mercy as some other people I could name. Perhaps I feel like I’ve served my time going to Mass all these years, and trying to be a good person, that I deserve a better place in Heaven than many others.

The landowner asks: “Are you envious because I am generous?” But compassion and mercy are gifts never to be counted or measured. God’s love is the only wealth we should truly value. The latecomers needed that wealth just as much as the ones who worked all day - who are we to deny them this, or to envy the ease with which God offers us his love. Instead, let us try to emulate that endless compassion, to take joy in other people’s small victories, to not treat life as competition, but as a journey we all take together…

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Please keep in your prayers the 2020-21 Confirmation candidates, who began their catechesis together on Wednesday.

Thank you.
Mr Ronan Lavery, Lay Chaplain


In order to keep everybody safe, please could parents please note the following reminders:

  • Please drop off and collect your daughters from the the Lower School Car Park, and remember not to drop off or collect on the mini roundabout near the Lower School Car Park, as this is dangerous and causes congestion.
  • Please do not walk around the School Site.
  • If you need to contact a member of staff, please do so by email or phone. Please do not come into School unless by appointment.

If your daughter is going to be late or absent from School, please email absence@mayfieldgirls.org or phone the direct absence line which is 01435 874671.  

Thank you for your understanding.


Date Time Event
20.09.20 11:30 - 12:30 Mass, Chapel
21.09.20 08:20 - 08:55 Whole School Assembly, Concert Hall
21:09:20 17:30 - 19:00 Year 12 & 13 Shakespeare Lecture
22:09:20 19:30 - 20:30 Yoga for Sixth Form boarders, Gym
12:09:20 18:00 - 18:30 Mass
24.09.20 All day Year 7 Day of Recollection at Mayfield
24.09.20 16:45 - 18:00 Altar Servers' Training
24.09.20 19:00 - 20:30

Prefects' Supper

25.09.20 All day Sixth Form Charity Day


Mayfield Social Media Accounts

For up to date information on School events and activities.
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Mayfield Geography - @MGeographers
Mayfield Economics - @MayfieldECON
Mayfield Food and Nutrition - @MGFoodandNut
Mayfield Music - @MayfieldGirlsM1
Mayfield Drama -@DramaMayfield
Mayfield STEM - @MayfieldGirlsS1
Mayfield Careers - @MGCareersDept
Mayfield Sport - @MGPEDept
Mayfield Spark Camps - @SparkCamps                                     
Mayfield Library - @MGLibraries

Geography - www.instagram.com/mayfieldgeographers      
Mayfield School - www.instagram.com/mayfieldschool

School - www.facebook.com/mayfieldgirls
Alumnae - www.facebook.com/OldCornelians
Spark - www.facebook.com/mayfieldschoolsparkcamps