E-weekly Issue 170
Welcome from Mrs Green
A warm welcome back to the start of the Autumn Term and to all the new girls and families joining the Mayfield community.
I hope you all had a wonderful Summer and managed to spend some quality family time together, and that the girls have returned to School feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Thank you very much for your understanding and assistance with the Covid-19 testing which took place on Monday. Life is slowly returning to normal, but we remain vigilant and it is important that everyone continues to test twice a week as per my email to parents.
We are pleased to annouce that fixtures are up and running again, and that parents are now able to come and support home matches if they wish to.
I hope everyone is settling in well and enjoying being back at School in the sunshine with their friends.
Mrs Niamh Green, Acting Headmistress
New Mayfield Staff
We are delighted to welcome a number of new staff to the Mayfield team this term. Please click on the links to find out all about them!
Emma Bell – Teacher of English
Jemma Day – Teacher of Art
Marcio Dowgan – Teacher of Music
Isabel Ewing – Teacher of History
Eva Garcia-Claramonte - Teacher of Biology
Nicola Lancaster - Learning Support Teacher
Gaëlle McGovern - Head of Religious Studies
Stephen Oliver - Teacher of Classics and Religious Studies
Sue Smeaton - Head of Food and Nutrition
David Turner - Teacher of Chemistry
Magnus Whittle - Teacher of Mathematics
Michaelmas Fair - Save the Date
Extra-Curricular Activities Fair
The first day of the induction programme was rounded off with the annual Activities Fair. Here, our students were able to make their way round exciting stalls to experience many of the different Extra-Curricular Activities we offer here at Mayfield. Staff were able to offer insight into their clubs and activities, and it is exciting to see so many students signing up for these on SOCS.
The Extra-Curricular programme will be running from Monday 13th September. There is still time for students to sign up for clubs and activities if they have not done so already. If your daughter wishes to attend a paid lesson (various sports, Music, LAMDA, Duke of Edinburgh) you can find more details regarding who to contact in the Extra-Curricular booklet.
Mrs Julia Jones
We are delighted to announce that Mayfield has been named as ‘Great for Art and Creativity’ by The Week’s Independent School’s Guide, and listed as one of the top 250 independent schools in the country by Talk Education.
Year 7 Induction
The Year 7s have been having a great time getting to know each other and the School this week. With a fun-filled programme of activities to help them settle in, and a plethora of things to choose from at the Extra-Curricular Activities Fair, they have had a busy week!
Arts Hero of the Month
Each month we will be featuring an inspirational woman in the art world to be our Arts Hero.
STEM Hero of the Month
Each month we will be featuring an inspirational woman in the world of STEM to be our STEM Hero.
PE Department News
Last Friday and Saturday saw the return of hockey training to Mayfield for everyone in Years 9 to 12.
The Senior Squad participated in a high energy session on Friday afternoon, where they focussed on core skills and movement off the ball. Their dedication and hard work was evident, as was their excellent attitude!
Following a crucial refuel from Dominoes and video analysis of their performances, they headed off to Bowles Outdoor Centre for some team building activities in the evening. They took part in a range of activities to develop their communication, team work and trust including Over the Wall, Cave Crawling and Train Tracks.
Saturday morning arrived and with it some tired legs, but the girls worked really hard on their positional understanding and got stuck into game play.
Saturday afternoon saw the arrival of Years 9 and 10. Uptake for these sessions was high with over 35 girls in attendance. Spirits were high and the girls all worked really hard at training in their year group squads where they developed good on-pitch links, and refreshed their dribbling, passing and tackling skills.
The PE Department was delighted with the turnout and the commitment of the girls who came, and is very excited for the upcoming season.
The PE Department
The Mayfield Equestrian Squad had great success at the Moreton Three Day Event last week, winning the Open Team Class having competed in Dressage, Roads and Tracks, Steeplechase, Cross Country and Showjumping.
A big ‘well done’ to the Squad which comprised Fran P, Eloise VP, Flo B and Alice A.
Many congratulations also to Fran who was the individual winner, Eloise who came second and Flo who came third.
Ballet Exam Results
Well done to everyone who took their ballet exams with Mrs Gunn last term – they are an excellent set of results!
Alice S: Distinction
Abigail R: Distinction
Alice P: Merit
Janice C: Merit
Cecily L: Merit
Annabelle G: Distinction
Grace W: Distinction
Lydia M: Merit
Bella W: Merit
Mrs Anita Gunn, Teacher of Ballet
Sissy takes Tunbridge Wells Local and Live by Storm!
Accomplished musician and songwriter, Year 12 Sissy, delighted the audience at Tunbridge Wells Local and Live music concert in the holidays, performing a selection of songs that she had written herself. Well done Sissy!
|11/09/21||13:00 - 17:00||Year 7 Trip to Bowles|
|11/09/21||13:20 - 16:50||Year 8&10 Boarders to Tunbridge Wells|
|11/09/21||14:00 - 16:30||Bronze DofE Taster Session|
|12/09/21||11:30 - 12:30||Sunday Mass - Chapel|
|12/09/21||13:00 - 17:00||Year 12 Trip to Bowles|
|13/09/21||08:20 - 08:55||Whole School Assembly|
|13/09/21||18:30 - 20:00||Year 9 Parents' Information Evening|
|13/09/21||19:30 - 20:30||Yoga for Dunstan's Boarders - Dance Studio|
|13/09/21||20:00 - 20:30||Year 9 Sports Information Evening|
|14/09/21||13:40 - 15:30||Music Scholars' Masterclass|
|15/09/21||18:30 - 20:00||Year 12 Parents' Information Evening|
|16/09/21||09:00 - 16:30||Year 12 Geography Outing to Newhaven and Seaford|
|17/09/21||11:00 - 18:45||Year 10 English trip to The Globe|
You will have noticed a new one-way system in the Car Park. To ensure that traffic flows freely and for safety, please do not wait for your daughter in the line of traffic but park in a space and wait for her there.
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Please do not come into School unless by appointment.
Thank you for your understanding.
Mayfield Social Media Accounts
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Mayfield School - www.instagram.com/mayfieldschool
Geography - www.instagram.com/mayfieldgeographers
School - www.facebook.com/mayfieldgirls
Alumnae - www.facebook.com/OldCornelians
Spark - www.facebook.com/MayfieldSPARKCamps
Mayfield School - @Mayfieldgirls
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 - @MayfieldSPARKCamps
Mayfield Library - @MGLibraries