May 26th 2016
Today, Lovell House enjoyed a whole school trip to Conkers.
May 27th 2016
Sometimes what we call ‘failure’ is really the necessary struggle of learning.
Behaviour Focus: Wear my uniform with pride!
Y3 and 4 Gala:
U11s vs Hill House
Both of the Under 11 teams won their matches against Hill House.
The B team were 74 -5 off 16 overs; Hill House were 73-9 off 20 overs. Rishav A and Ethan R each took 2 wickets, with Oscar M taking 2 catches. The A team were 108-4 off 18 overs; Hill House 92-5 off 18. Isaac retired on 50, scoring 8 x 4’s and a 6. An excellent team effort in the field saw Aamar K, Ben M, Alexander E-K and Isaac M each take a catch. James R took 2-8; Arrandeep M 1-3 and Ben M 1-11.
Their coach commented that our catching proved the difference. As captain, Alexander E-K ensured that everyone bowled; the accuracy and tidiness of this can be seen in the fact that we conceded only 10 extras, compared to their 30. This was invaluable experience and should provide a confidence boost, as Hill House A’s consisted entirely of club players.
U10s vs Hill House
The U 10 A team won by more than 40 runs. All of the players batted and all bowled, due to playing pairs cricket.
As a batting partnership there was much better communication. We bowled very well and only conceded a few extras. Noah B was our top scorer, hitting a couple of boundaries to help him reach double figures.
Our two new debutants Arnav S and Rayan M bowled and batted very well. Great first win of the season.
The Under 10s B team won by 76 runs on at Hill House. A very strong performance with notable contributions from Lohit D (who batted and bowled well and took 3 catches) and Mohintan A (great bowling).
Under 9s v Foremarke Hall – Pairs Competition
The Under 9s won the match in a very exciting finish. Nikhil S won the toss and put Foremarke in to bat. Harry E bowled the first over and in his first five deliveries conceded ten runs but in his final delivery he bowled his opponent. Nikhil S and Alec S were next to bowl and were unlucky in not taking a wicket. Namit B was our next wicket taker in the 5th over with the score at 31 runs. By the time Ben H and Cholan S came on to bowl they were 40 runs but two wickets, one a piece, slowed the opposing team down to just 36 runs. Towards the end of the innings Harry E and Cholan S took another wicket each and Kapil K got the last one. Seven wickets was a good total for us and we were set a target of 79 to win.
Harry E and Nikhil S got us off to the perfect start with 26 off their three overs. Alec S and Shuban Y struggled in their first two overs but got a couple of fours to add two runs to the total. Namit B and Raman L added 14 with the loss of only one wicket. Ben H and Cholan S put us in a great position scoring 25 runs and not losing a wicket. It was left to Abdullah A and Kapil K to score 12 to win the game in their three overs. They scored nine off their first two overs. Then Abdullah A hit a four off the first ball of the last over. He then defended with the remaining balls and we won the game by 3 runs. A really well disciplined display from our last two batsmen. A great team performance.
The Year 5 and 6s kicked off this amazing House competition on Thursday 19th May. The races were all very close and the final points score for the morning showed that Hardy’s were in the lead with 79 points, followed by Tonkin’s on 54, Trease’s on 50 and Ball’s on 48. Special congratulations to individual cup winners: Oliver H for winning the Cox trophy (50m backstroke), Hou Yu L for winning the Axtell cup (50m breaststroke) and Isaac M for winning the Monahan Cup (50m freestyle). Also congratulations to Hou Yu L for winning the Pell cup for 100m Individual Medley. The Freestyle and Medley cups were both won by Hardy’s.
The Year 3 and 4s then took up the reins the following Thursday with all to swim for. There was some fantastic swimming from every single participant and there was such amazing encouragement from all of the supporters on the balcony! There were some close races and even a new record set by Ball’s Year 4 A freestyle relay team of 1 minute 28.38 seconds! The results of the Year 3 and 4 gala are as follows:
1st place: Hardy’s 59 points
2nd place: Ball’s 47 points
3rd place: Trease’s 38 points
4th place: Tonkin’s 32 points
These were then added onto the scores from the Year 5 and 6 gala which gave an overall result for the Inter House Swimmimg:
1st place: Hardy’s 138 points
2nd place: Ball’s 95 points
3rd place: Trease’s 86 points
4th place: Tonkin’s 88 points
Well done to everyone who took part and to all the staff for their involvement.
William W for his enthusiasm and hard working attitude. He has a fantastic attitude to learning and
Rayan M – despite being a very able mathematician he always takes it upon himself to ask questions and if ever unsure he will always ask me to sit with him to go over concepts that he doesn’t fully understand. He takes ownership of his learning and wants to understand and understands that we all have room for development and improvement.