Register 2020


most successful Corfe year in our time at College. We started the year well, coming 3rd in both athletics and swimming sports – but, more importantly, we started building a foundation of enthusiasm and involvement for the whole House that pushed through the rest of the year. Corfe quickly became the most vocal House in support, so much so that we had complaints about the level of our support! Despite the Covid disruption, this spirit of support remained strong. Our streak of success continued in Term 3, with 2nd place in the House Plays competition and having an almost clean sweep in House Music. With the smaller House events well underway, we continued having good results in these as well. For the first time ever Corfe won the chess competition, made the semi- finals for senior tennis, and made a triumphant return with wins in both junior and senior basketball. Corfe came agonisingly close to winning the overall interhouse competition trophy, losing to Julius House by only three points. Corfe House has shown itself to be in both spirit and action true champions. A big part of the success of the year was due to the Year 13 cohort and the support they have had for one another. Ben Young quietly led from the front and was ably supported by Tom Jones. These two clearly had the respect of the boys throughout the year group. I believe boys need to take more responsibility as they reach the senior years and with that responsibility their character will show. The leaders both supported each other and the House, but also felt supported by me, Samantha Stevenson and our mentor team.

There is a positive interaction between the year groups and all the boys got on with their activities with very little help. Our ethos is that you give everything your best shot and make the most of your time in the House and at College. INTERHOUSE EVENTS Athletics The preparations for athletics started at the beginning of Term 1, and ended with a very successful event. Corfe House placed 3rd overall in the championship points, and 2nd in the non-championship events. Ben Young, Kyle Houston and Henry Mossman made sure we were represented in each of the activities, and Kyle and Henry quickly became our in-House motivators. There were several great results, but my favourite was when Year 10 student Joseph Nash smashed the junior 400m record. It was a proud moment for Joseph and the House. Dominic Edmond and Kyle Houston dominated the 1500m again, with great support from Sam Barnett. A full list of results is published in the Sport section of this publication. Again a great House effort. I was impressed with the boys in terms of their camaraderie and patience. Without a doubt it is a long day, and I was very pleased with their attitude. Swimming We were again very competitive at the swimming sports, and it was great to come away with the senior and junior relay cups. We did not have the depth (no pun intended) to carry off the overall trophy, but great enthusiasm was shown by the boys in and out of the water. Year 10 student Jordan Astley was our standout

Housemaster: Ian Stevenson Deputy Housemaster/Mentor: Samantha Stevenson Mentors: Amanda Lester, Andrew Levenger, Claire Nicolson, Ben Sheat Head of House: Ben Young Deputy Head of House: Tom Jones It is certainly not an understatement to say it has been a massive year! As a result of Covid-19, our systems and routines have been turned on their heads. We have been kept home, moved, timetables changed and played sports with no one watching. Something I love about working with teenagers is that every day is different. There are always surprises, but the ability of the boys to adapt is inspirational. At every stage this year the boys realigned themselves and made the best of the situation. Boys reached out to one another and our community remained strong, even in lockdown. Corfe House in 2020 has had one of its strongest Year 13 cohorts, with Head Prefect Dominic Edmond, plus Heads of Sport and Service prefects, and with a team of boys really wanting to end their time at College on a high. We have collectively made significant progress around support, collegiality and kindness. At the start of this year we shared a collective goal of making this the


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