Wendover House Autumn Term 2023

How lovely it has been to welcome the Wendover girls back to a new academic year and I can’t quite believe that we are already through the first half of term. It has been actioned packed and the girls are very deserving of a good rest over the 2 week Long Leave break.

The start of a new school year brings a sense of hope for the year to come and it is my biggest hope that this is a peaceful school year in which the girls can explore their interests, make fun memories together and achieve the goals that they set for themselves.

We worked hard over the Summer holiday to update our games, books and evening activity selection. We have seen countless games of my personal favourite childhood games of kerplunk and frustration take place, dancing and singing that is loud enough to wake up all of the Wycombe Abbey wildlife on a Friday night with our new karaoke set and our new Nintendo Switch has rarely been turned off. There is nothing else that I enjoy seeing more than the girls spend their evenings and spare weekend time together, building memories, enjoying each other’s company and doing something fun.

There has also been much fun to be had down in School and we were thrilled to have the Fun Fair return to Midget Pitch once more. This is always a great opportunity for our new Wendover recruits to see the best of what is on offer here at the weekends and to get to know their peers outside of the classroom. We have welcomed 2 new LVI girls to the Wendover community and 1 new UIV girl too. Our 10 new LIVs were already well known to the House following their visits last academic year and it is great to see them charging around, working hard on building their guy and making the most out of Wendover’s Study Club too.

The LVI girls have been exceptional in their leadership positions leading on Hot Chocolate nights for the new girls, House family activities, helping with bedtimes and leading the way in House Games. Without this group of exceptional young people our House would not be so filled with joy. I can’t wait to see them continue to thrive in their positions as the year progresses.

We have also had our House Dinner and it was lovely to get to see so many parents at the start of the academic year. The food was delicious and the games throughout were fun. I would like to thank the generosity of the Wendover Parents as we raised a staggering £1116 to be divided between our two Whole School Charities Mary’s Meals and Wycombe Refugee Partnership. We look forward to our next charity endeavour with a Halloween themed bake sale on 30th October – so please do find some time to bake over the Long Leave together.

It has been lovely to see House Families come together again following the long Summer holiday. A Miss Blunt highlight has been seeing the younger girls work in their families to design a Bridge to go over the school lake out of spaghetti and marshmallows. I was blown away by their creations and it was great to see them work together in teams for the first time.

I look forward to the festivities of Bonfire Nigh and the countless Christmas celebrations to come next half of term. This first term is always a long one but also filled with moments for laughter, reflection and fun. I hope to see as many parents at these as possible.

I am filled with pride as I reflect on a brilliant few weeks for the Wendover gang and am already looking forward to their return.