较低的学校 (equivalent to Years 7 and 8) is very much a ‘school within a school’. We appreciate that the move from primary school to secondary school can be a bit daunting so we make sure our 较低的学校 retains a small, friendly feel to it where every boy is known – right from the outset.
There are around 65 boys in each year and 较低的学校 has its own character, 环境和氛围. The new houseroom has proved a tremendous success with a games room and study hall solely for the use of first and second year boys.
Heading up the 较低的学校 is 亚当•詹金斯, the 较低的学校舍监. Adam was himself a pupil at 澳门vip贵宾厅 – a few years ago now! -从一个小的小学加入, so he understands very well what the move to secondary school feels like for the boys.
There are three tutor groups in each year group and the boys see their tutor every day, so tutors get to know every boy in their care very quickly and are always there for any questions or queries they may have over their first two years at 澳门vip贵宾厅. The boys spend most academic lessons with their tutor group so they also get to know each other quickly.
Two induction days are organised for boys joining the first year before the start of term in September, giving them the chance to explore the campus, 见见他们的舍监和导师, 开始结交新朋友.
To further help the settling in process, each first year boy is paired up with a second year ‘mentor’ who he meets up with on a regular basis. There are also a group of lower sixth formers appointed to be 较低的学校 Assistants who organise activities for the first years. These older pupils are ideally placed to provide the boys with any help they need as they get to know the school.
If you have any queries about 较低的学校 or would like to know more, please contact 亚当•詹金斯 by emailing 常见的.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our first years would be happy to take you on a tour of the 较低的学校 Houseroom – 看这个短片.
Adam was a pupil at 澳门vip贵宾厅 from 1986-1993, having previously attended a local village primary school. After studying for a Classics degree at Bristol University, he returned to 澳门vip贵宾厅 as a Classics teacher in 1999, becoming 较低的学校舍监 in 2001. As well as organising 另一半的活动 for 较低的学校 boys and the School’s bellringing club, Adam runs The Moldova Project which sees groups of sixth formers visiting Eastern Europe each summer to run camps for disadvantaged children. He enjoys singing and bellringing and is also somewhat obsessed with Star Wars! He is currently Chair of 州长 at Carswell Primary School in 澳门vip贵宾厅.
2M: Peter Moore先生
“Our son has absolutely flourished in his first year at 澳门vip贵宾厅. Having joined from a village primary school, 新体验带来的财富, both academically and through the 另一半的活动, has seen his confidence shoot through the roof.”
“When our son visited 澳门vip贵宾厅 for the first time he described it as ‘warmer’ than anywhere else he had visited, and we are delighted to have found that to be true.”
“Our son has thoroughly enjoyed his time in 较低的学校. He’s been nurtured and encouraged by kind and supportive staff and is now ready for the next step.”
“My son has thrived in his first year at 澳门vip贵宾厅 and has loved the entire experience.”
“Both our sons have successively loved every minute of their lower school life, and we could not be more delighted with the care and devotion given by all teachers.”
以无与伦比的灵巧, Mr Jenkins settles the boys and their parents into their new school environment. His swift, orderly thought and care quells all and every query and anxiety. He is the jewel in the crown of 较低的学校.”
“The boys are given a huge amount of support to help them to settle into life at 澳门vip贵宾厅.”
“My son regularly comes home buzzing about his day after having the opportunity to hear an inspirational speaker, “be your best programme” or after having tried a new sport or just after having enjoyed interesting stimulating lessons.”