Academic Year 2017/18

S4’s Trip to Spain

Another successful trip to Spain for S4, experiencing Spanish culture and local sites in beautiful sunshine.

Fantastico!

Double National Swimming Champions

For the second year in a row, Merton Court boys have attended the hugely competitive English Schools Swimming Associations National Swimming Championships.

 

Having reached 7th place in the ‘A’ final of the Medley Relay last year, the boys came back fighting and after lots of hard work and dedication managed to secure the double victory, winning the trophy for Open Schools Medley Relay and Open Schools Freestyle. The bonus win of ‘Overall Boys’ trophy made the hard work and long journey to Sheffield definitely worth it.

World Cup Player

As it is Science Term with a Sports focus, we had Ex England Rugby player Micky Skinner come in to take an assembly and chat to the pupils. He also brought a representative from the Wooden Spoon Charity with him, Mr John Grundy. Micky Skinner talked to the children about his pride in playing for England and playing in the World Cup, the importance of enjoying your sport and just having fun! The children looked at some of the caps he had won and there was a question and answer session for the seniors at the end of the assembly.

Puppy News

Hi, I’m Bonnie.

Hi, I’m Buddy.

We’re brother and sister.

At the moment we are only 11 weeks old, so it will be a little while before you meet us properly. We would just like to say thank you for all of your suggested names. As you can see we have been called ‘Buddy’ and ‘Bonnie’ (we loved the use of alliteration)! Our Dad is a Cocker Spaniel and our Mum is a Bichon Frise. We are very friendly and look forward to getting to you know you all in September.

J1 had a great time at Leeds Castle

Early Years wish Harry and Meghan all the luck in the world!

We ate our home made cucumber sandwiches and scones!

S2 School trip to Downe

 

Another sunny day in Downe

Claiming our campsite with our School flag

Ready for Archery.

Fun at Jacob’s Ladder.

Crate stacking.

Pangea Maths Competition

Last term, S2 competed in a new maths competition, Pangea. Five children were selected to take part in the final stage of the competition that was held in London on Saturday, 12 May. One of the pupils won the whole competition.

EYFS Dinosaur Day

EY New Playground

Our exciting, newly refurbished Early Years outdoor classroom.

EY Stay and Play

Merton Court School Easter ski trip 2018

Fifty-seven children and parents attended this year’s ski trip to the French resort of Tignes-Val d’Isere.

 

We had fantastic skiing conditions with lots of fresh snow during the week.

 

The children and adult learners made great progress and by the end of the week everyone was skiing blues, reds and even some black runs!

 

Apres-ski events included swimming, 10-pin bowling, movie night, bingo & quiz night. We also partied at the world-famous La Folie Douce in Val d’Isere. Our journey home was a challenge as strikes by French air-traffic controllers caused the cancellation of our flight, however we were fortunate to secure a coach to take us back home. It was a fabulous trip with incredible snow and great skiing in a beautiful resort.

 

Details of next year’s trip have been finalised; we will be returning to Les Deux Alpes for more high-altitude skiing, in one of Europe’s most snow-sure resorts. We will be staying at a hotel we have used before, La Belle Etoile. Booking forms are available from Mr Brady.

Bexley Cup Final – Won 4-2

Merton Court were looking to go one better than the 2017 final and started well with Demi giving the hosts an early lead, with an interesting finish. St Peter Chanel fought back and brought the scores level from a scrappy corner. With a host of missed opportunities, the half ended 1-1.

 

The team had a chance to regroup during the interval. The Merton Court attack were left frustrated by the St Peter Chanel keeper along with the woodwork countless times throughout the game. It seemed as if the goal had been charmed and the winner would never come for the home side.

 

That was until Zhechko placed the ball down around 20 yards out for a free kick. He rifled the shot into the top left hand corner for a spectacular goal. Only for St Peter Chanel to equalise by a lapse in concentration from the Merton Court defence.

 

With the game poised at 2-2; extra time seemed imminent. That was until Charlie flew up the right wing skipping countless tackles before sliding the ball home between the keeper’s legs. Hearts still racing, St Peter Chanel were on the attack; only for some stout defending from Jack were we able to stop a third equalising goal.

 

With moments left, Zhechko sent an out-swinging corner into the box to land on the outside of Reis’ right boot and into the Peter Chanel Goal. Nerves had subsidised, the game had been won!

 

Merton Court stuck to their task even when the winner looked like it would never come. They showed great passion, desire and commitment throughout the whole game. It has been a fantastic season for the boys and they fully deserve their cup final glory.

Fun in the snow

Author visit

 

Early Years and J1 had a visit from the author Mrs Holowaty, who writes Peppa Pig and Peter Rabbit stories.

 

A fun time was had by all!

Colfe’s U11 Mixed Hockey Tournament

Merton Court played six and won six, beating Colfe’s 3-1 in a very exciting final!

Brazilian Lunch

Passport to the World

Breakfast Bites

Space Coffee Morning

J1 had a lovely ‘galactic’ morning when their parents came in to join them for a fun-filled, fly on the wall space themed coffee morning.

Art ISA Nationals

Tudor Rose Tapestry by S4
The winner of the ISA National Art Competition 2017 in ‘Textile Category KS2’

-Carnival Galore by S1T
The art work won 2nd place at the ISA National Art Competition 2017 .

455 independent schools participated and after the regional competition, 233 pieces of amazing artwork went forward to the ISA National Art Final.

 

To be able to come first and second in such a highly contested competition is a great achievement for our school.

 

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who took part.

Swimming Success

Merton Court swim team help ISA London South win the National Independent Schools Association Junior Swimming championship at the Olympic pool!

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