Head of Boarding, Regan Schreiber reflects on how boarding is a choice for the whole family to make together. … More Let’s take the journey…together
“I don’t want control, I want to let go! What about us?” These are words sung by Pink. Our children don’t want more control, they want to let go. They want and need to be children. Are our children listening to us? We are told to talk. We are told to embrace technology. #WeAreSoWithIt. We … More The Great Divorce (the increasing distance between us and our children)
The Beast from the East brought snow – lots of it; so much snow in fact that many of us in the boarding community were snowed in over our exeat – children and resident staff. Instead of looking at it as an exeat lost, we saw it as a rare opportunity to spend some quality … More Snowed in and smiling all the way!
Much has been said about the benefits of boarding, and it is true that even more has been said against boarding. Whatever your views may be, the children who board deserve our utmost respect. I still hear parents saying things like, “I would never send my children away to boarding school” or “My child needs … More Boarders are incredible children. End of discussion.
Love. We hear this word uttered by pop stars to crowds and judges to potential X-factor winners. We hear it shouted to football players and whispered to teddies and fluffy ponies. But what is this love that we are so familiar with? What does it look like…in action? In a meeting recently with Father Peter, … More Love a child into a better place…
Our schools and timetables still largely reflect the past. Okay, maybe there are subjects that didn’t feature when we were children, like Digital Design, Outdoor Ed, Drama and Dance or Chess but in essence, the old faithfuls are still here and hogging the lion’s share of the day. Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) was … More PSHE – Let’s relaunch, rethink and revitalise
A half dozen houseparents, another half dozen matrons, a sprinkle of house keepers, a dash of gaps and grads, a pinch of resident staff, a hearty portion of cooks and generous helping of children and you have the ingredients of a boarding community. Boarding reamins at the very heart of Hazlegrove. Life continues to beat, … More Reflections on a year of boarding…