Headmaster’s Blog 29th April 2018

Dear Parents

Another busy week, which for some of us finished with a late night after going to watch Leicester Tigers lose in the final minute to Newcastle Falcons. My thanks to all, but particularly to Tony Meek, Trevor Newton-Walters and Dave Gilbert who kindly drove either a minibus or car.

I look forward to welcoming two new pupils into the school on Monday when Jacob and Ella Hancock join Divisions III and I respectively and I’m sure they and their parents, William & Felicity will very soon feel part of our community.


Last Week

Sports' fixtures

Pre-Prep Trigolf team at the Cluster Tournament, Wednesday 25th April

Two teams (Under 7s & U9s) each comprising ten players, five boys and five girls, went to Heacham Middle School on Wednesday for the Cluster Trigolf competition. The U9s played well finishing 4th of 7 teams, but it was the U7s with 7 Division ll pupils and 3 from Division l who, after just one session with Mr Turner in Games, won against Snettisham, Dersingham, Heacham Infants, Docking, Sedgeford & Brancaster.

They drove, chipped and putted in different ways to amass points and Mrs Maud was very proud of all of them and the icing on the cake was that they are now Cluster champions and therefore go forward to represnt the cluster in the King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Championships at Lynnsport on Friday 11th May – well done & good luck!

U9 Cricket Triangular Tournament v Downham Prep and Riddlesworth Hall, Wednesday 25th April

Last Wednesday was our first cricket match of the season. The Under 9 boys were very excited to put on their cricket whites and play.

Our first game was against Downham Prep. We played well and our team won by 22 runs. We scored 251 runs and then took two wickets to restrict Downham to 229.
We then played Riddlesworth. We scored 237 runs and they got 227 which meant that we won by 10 runs. We won the tournament.

I was very proud of the whole team. We did very well. Overall my men of the match were Will for his excellent bowling and Freddie for his good concentration. I am looking forward to the rest of the season.

Archie Rowe (Captain)

U10 Girls' Cricket v Gresham’s, Wednesday 25th April

I won the toss and chose to field first. Gresham’s scored 269 runs, mostly from our no balls.
Then it was our turn. We scored 220, Annabel scoring 4.

We had time left, so we played another innings. We started bowling better than the first match, with Annabel bowling out 1 and running out another.
In this match Gresham’s scored 225. We started to bat and Annabel, Ruby and I all scored fours. We scored 232 in this innings.

My girl of the Game is Annabel for hitting 2 fours, bowling out 1 person and running out another.

Next time we need to work on concentrating on where the ball is.

Well done girls for our first match of the season.

Gracie-Mae Meek (captain)

U13 Cricket v Downham Prep at home, Wednesday 25th April

For our first match of the season we were joined by Maude and Elinor and their efforts were massively appreciated.

I won the toss and chose to field. We had a very good innings with standout bowling performances from Elinor, Maude, Ned, Ethan and Matthew with a wicket from his first ball which according to him was “too easy”. Calin was brilliant as wicket keeper as well.

We ended the first innings with them scoring 57.

We started quite slowly in bat but as time went on we upped the pace and we won with 4 overs to go.

Brilliant effort team, keep this up and we will have a great cricket season.

My man of the match is Elinor for her brilliant bowling.

Piers Henderson (captain)

U12 rounders v Downham Prep away, Wednesday 25th April

It was our first rounders match of the year and because of the weather, we had a shortened match with just 1 innings per team. I lost the toss and Downham chose to field first.

We had a good innings in bat with Kitty, Elise, Alice and myself all scoring whole rounders and Lily and Emily scoring half rounders. Thaleia unfortunately got caught out, but played really well and we finished on 11½ rounders.

Our fielding could have been better but Kitty had a great catch and I caught two people out. Olivia and Alice worked well together at backstop and 1st post, stumping one person out. Downham finished with 7½ rounders. We were pleased to win our first match. Well done team and my Girl of the Game is Kitty for scoring a whole rounder and making a great catch!

Daisy Waddison (Captain)

Stop Press: Glebe Girls in Pelicans Tournament win

Gracie-Mae & Tabitha Meek and Mabel Crane played for Pelicans Girls U10s today in the Dereham (Norfolk hockey) tournament and came away with gold! They played really hard winning 2 games and drawing 2.


Picture of the Week

Lily Flett is awarded picture of the week for her wonderful mask design.


Division 6 trip to Great Cressingham Victorian School

On Tuesday this week Division 6 travelled back in time to experience school life as Victorian children. Sally North (Ma’am) and her assistant Mrs Fagin provided a wonderfully authentic day during which the children wrote in copperplate style on slates and copy sheets, did mental arithmetic, learned Victorian phrases by rote, sang, drew, played with Victorian toys, washed with carbolic soap and learned a tremendous amount about natural history Victorian style. As quoted by Jasmin “It really felt like being a Victorian!”

There were so many positive experiences during the day that it’s impossible to single any out above others; needless to say the children were impeccably behaved, fully engaged with the experience and were a huge credit to Glebe.
We are enormously grateful to Sally North for allowing us to visit her Victorian School, evidently the product of many years hard work, and a wonderful experience for all involved.

Things to do this week

Bring in returns and money to the Office for the Meat Raffle – thank you for those already received. Can you beat Bessie Bartmeier’s amazing £160?

Join us with your children for Bingo next Friday. Cooked tea will be at 5.00pm and we will start the bingo as soon after 5.30pm as possible. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

Order a DVD of last term’s Division lll & lV play Splash! featuring both performances for £6. Contact the Office.

Sort out things to sell at the Car Boot on bank Holiday Monday (and pray for good weather!). If you want to join us and sell your own ‘stuff’ please do so. Let me know and I’ll save space. If you want to donate items for others to sell please let the Office know and bring them into school on Thursday or Friday this week. If you are in Division Vll or Vlll and want to raise some money for your trips this term by helping on the sale please let Mr Crofts know.

Sign up for the Children’s Triathlon. There will be an opportunity to do some swimming training after school on the next two Tuesdays – speak to Mr Crofts if you are interested.

Let Miss Patrick/the Office know if you are interested in next Spring’s Ski Trip

Put together a table for the Ball https://www.theglebeball.co.uk/ By now all invitations should have reached you (please tell me if this not the case).

Remember that we are not at school on Bank Holiday Monday – unless you are car booting


And finally : Greetings from Australia

Many will remember Tom & Isabella Hill who left us 4 terms ago for life outside Sydney, Australia.

It was good to hear from them over Easter and their mother Sam writes: ‘It has been a very hot and dry summer here in the Hunter Valley, officially a drought which is tough on everyone with livestock, especially farmers. So we are now all hoping for rain soon. We still find it funny getting excited about rain, when we used to have so much of it.’

Sam goes on to say that both children are now settled in school and starting to work harder as the work gets more difficult and that they are enjoying sport. Recently Tom and 3 boys from his year had an amazing experience as they had qualified as a 200m freestyle relay team to compete at the NSW State Independent Schools Swimming finals. These took place at the Sydney Olympic pool, so it was an incredible experience and pretty intimidating. Sam goes on to say ‘He proudly used and displayed true Glebe Spirit (note the cap in the photo!) and swam a PB. They finished 14th against all the top 24 Independent schools in NSW, which is no mean feat for a little school out in the country!’

Tom has now been to State finals for both cross country and swimming, and regionals for athletics (800m and 200m) and he still loves his rugby.
Meanwhile Isabella is doing gymnastics and swimming very well.

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