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22 September 2017

OFFICE PINBOARD Eleanor: Does learning poetry by heart develop children’s creativity or is it a waste of time? At my London prep school, we were set a poem to learn every weekend ready to recite aloud on Monday. This classic education technique was seen as a little quaint, even then, but our Headmistress was a fierce believer in the benefits of learning poetry. It turns out her ideas were perhaps more progressive than antiquated. A growing number of top UK schools are encouraging their pupil…

 Happy Monday!

"Keep all your promises, don't take what doesn't belong to you, and always look after those less fortunate than yourself, an…

18 September 2017

Happy Monday! "Keep all your promises, don't take what doesn't belong to you, and always look after those less fortunate than yourself, and you'll do well in the world." —The Dragon of Lonely Island by Rebecca Rupp

 Yesterday evening we held an information session for parents on "How to choose the right school for your child". Our UK Schools Consultant,…

15 September 2017

Yesterday evening we held an information session for parents on "How to choose the right school for your child". Our UK Schools Consultant, Alexandra Slater talked through the main criteria that parents need to consider when selecting schools and gave practical guidance on how to navigate through the enormous selection of choice. She also explained the school assessment process and advised on how to prepare children in Hong Kong who are applying to schools in the UK. Thanks to Maggie & Rose HK …

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Helen: "I have recently got back from a wonderful trip back home to visit family. My home village is Cawood in North Yorks…

15 September 2017

OFFICE PINBOARD Helen: "I have recently got back from a wonderful trip back home to visit family. My home village is Cawood in North Yorkshire and after lots of family walks around the village and walking past the beautiful Cawood Castle it reminded me of the origin of one of my favourite nursery rhymes: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men Couldn't put Humpty together again. Some say that Humpy Dumpty was based on the s…

 Have a great week!

 "Don't you know that everybody's got a Fairyland of their own?"

—Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers…

11 September 2017

Have a great week! "Don't you know that everybody's got a Fairyland of their own?" —Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

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Yolanda: "Today marks the 50 anniversary of International Literacy day. A day dedicated to celebrating and promoting liter…

8 September 2017

OFFICE PINBOARD Yolanda: "Today marks the 50 anniversary of International Literacy day. A day dedicated to celebrating and promoting literacy for all, which is definitely a cause Evie can get behind!"

 Monday Morning Inspiration!

"Now I see! We are all just dots, together!"

—Not Just A Dot by Loryn Brantz…

4 September 2017

Monday Morning Inspiration! "Now I see! We are all just dots, together!" —Not Just A Dot by Loryn Brantz

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31 August 2017

OFFICE PINBOARD Alexandra: John Keats' poem "To Autumn" describes the "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness". It's an evocative poem that I first heard as a child at school in England and I think of it each year when the calendar moves from August to September. I recommend reading poems aloud with your own children and introducing them to the language, rhyme and rhythm they contain. It makes a fun alternative to a bedtime story and I hope you find some family favourites of your own.

 "It doesn't happen all at once," he said. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't often happen to people who break easily,…

28 August 2017

"It doesn't happen all at once," he said. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." —The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery …

 Happy Monday!

"Words can be worrisome, people complex, motives and manners unclear. Grant her the wisdom to choose her path right, free fr…

21 August 2017

Happy Monday! "Words can be worrisome, people complex, motives and manners unclear. Grant her the wisdom to choose her path right, free from unkindness and fear." —Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman

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Yolanda: The school year is just around the corner and I am sure all the mums and dads out there are manically getting e…

18 August 2017

OFFICE PINBOARD: Yolanda: The school year is just around the corner and I am sure all the mums and dads out there are manically getting everything together to get ready for the new term! You can help your kids by easing the transition and encourage the achievement of academic goals by making sure they have their own inspiring desk space to work on with all the essentials they might need! Creating an inviting place for kids to pore over homework and any other projects makes saying goodbye to…

 Our UK School's Consultant, Alexandra Slater, will be hosting a UK School's information session at the Maggie and Rose Family Members Club.…

15 August 2017

Our UK School's Consultant, Alexandra Slater, will be hosting a UK School's information session at the Maggie and Rose Family Members Club. This will be a fantastic way to gather all the information you need if you are thinking of sending your child to the UK for boarding school. If you are interested in coming along to this talk please see the details below.

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