The highly anticipated return to competitive rugby was magnified with the excitement of a new Scottish Rugby Conference structure awaiting the students.
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The boarders spent an enjoyable Sunday playing in the snow before heading off for their trips. Iona House visited Honeypot Ceramics whilst Arran House were at Ninja Warrior UK, Edinburgh.
The Governors of the Fettes Trust are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Charles (Charlie) Minogue as the new Head of Fettes College Preparatory School; succeeding Adam Edwards, who has been Headmaster at the school since 2003. Charlie Minogue will take up his position in August 2022.
A fantastic new Low Ropes course has just been installed on the Fettes Campus, with 14 obstacles placed throughout a series of our wooded environment.
Last week, the Culachy Music School was filled with the sound of incredible music once more as our talented students performed during the lunchtime Coffee Concert.
October and November have been packed full of fun activities and we've put together an album of photographic highlights which this time includes learning fun, boarding life, music, art and sport!
Early on Wednesday 10th November, ten Lower 6th economists, accompanied by Miss Gueganton and Mr Davidson, headed to Glasgow for a day at COP26. Tiger L one of the Lower 6th students who attended has written his account of this momentous day.
We were so pleased to be able to gather together with a group of our 1st and 2nd Form musicians for an informal concert on Thursday afternoon.
As usual the Prep Activities Programme has provided us with plenty of options to choose from, offering us the chance to get together with friends, either improving our skills or trying something completely new. Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings we can be found having fun in a variety of locations!
Both students and staff in our College and Prep took part in poignant Acts of Remembrance this weekend.
Wednesday was a super day of sport with Rugby and Hockey fixtures taking place both home and away, including the Under 11 IAPS Hockey Qualifiers.
Over the past week we have been celebrating Curiosity and Kindness Week. Our wonderful Academic and PSE Prefects organised a variety of different activities to spark curiosity and spread kindness throughout the Fettes community.
We have taken part in a number of lessons and activities over the last couple of weeks, focussing on just some of the many issues that have been discussed at COP26.
On Thursday 4th November the Fettes College Classics Department welcomed 113 First Form pupils and their teachers from Cargilfield, Ardvreck, Belhaven Hill and Fettes Prep Schools to Fettes College for our Classics Day.
P Form welcomed storyteller, Gillian Paterson who took them on a virtual journey back into Victorian Edinburgh to meet some of the famous people of the times and discover more about where they lived and worked.
At the beginning of week 2 of COP26 we thought it would be interesting to round up just some of the related lessons and activities that took place in the Prep School during the first week.
Each year, our 8 boarding houses choose a Head of House, the student who best embodies house pride and will lead their housemates throughout the year. Once appointed, each Head of House will be tasked with bringing cohesion within their house, supporting their fellow students and setting an example to others.
Before we finished for Half Term, our students put on their House colours and with House flags in hand, they took part in the House rugby and football tournaments.
Black History Month is celebrated each October and has the aim of promoting awareness of the contribution of Black communities in the UK. In order to educate ourselves and celebrate Black History Month the Fettes Equality & Inclusion society have organised a variety of activities.
Each year our Fettes Career Partnership Programme organises mock interviews for Oxbridge candidates from Fettes and a selection of local high schools too. Due to restrictions, all mock interviews are taking place virtually again this year but we have no doubt their enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity will shine through.