I would like to start by saying, welcome back to all of our boarders and a big warm welcome to our new boarders that will be joining us this term.
The first week of the new term is always a busy one. When our new boarders arrive, they will be given their induction into boarding. An induction into boarding, for those of you that may not know, focuses on what the day-to-day routines are in the boarding houses and what life is like in and around school. This is to ensure that every boarder knows key information. Induction ranges from being familiar with the fire procedures and knowing about safety around the school, to weekend schedules, routines for bedtime and other necessities, such as signing in and out of the boarding houses and where pocket money is stored.
There is much more and so as you can see it is a lot to take in, but of course you are not expected to remember it all straight away! The staff at Fyling Hall are all very approachable and most importantly friendly. We are always on hand to help, guide and advise all of our pupils whether boarder or daily. We know you might have questions about boarding and school life so please just ask.
In the first week new pupils will be ‘buddied’ up with another pupil in their class. This means no one will be on their own in a new environment. An array of activities will be arranged to participate in, on the weekends as well as during the week after school. You have a lot of fun boarding at Fyling Hall. It is recommended that the borders, in particular, take advantage of what is on offer. This enables them to have a fulfilled enriching experience and it is also a way of making a varied circle of new friends.
Although, going to boarding school in another country can be an anxious wait, it is also an amazing and exciting experience. I can assure you all that you will make friends for life and if you make the most of every moment you will leave with a truly fulfilled experience. I was a boarder myself at Fyling Hall, later on being given the position of Head Boarder in the Sixth Form. I loved it so much I chose a career in pastoral care and my job is one of the most rewarding ones out there. This wouldn’t be possible if it were not for our fabulous boarders. You have nothing to worry about.
I am really looking forward getting to know all who are new this term and welcoming back those who are returning. I am sure that after a week or so, it will feel like you have always been part of the boarding family. I know we will all have a great term in our idyllic location.
See you all soon!
Emma Anders, Head Matron and House Mistress
Weekend Activities for the Autumn Term
This term’s weekend activities include; Scarborough trip, water park and paddle boarding, golf, go-karting, indoor trampoline park, axe-throwing and escape rooms, ice-skating, air-soft battle, ten-pin bowling, cinema and Christmas markets. Alongside this there are visits to the nearby towns of Whitby and Scarborough, walks to the beach and more. Pupils can sign up using the form sent via parent mail.
Autumn Term 2023 Weekend Activities Form
Alongside the activities there will be time to relax, spend time with friends, play games, watch movies, speak to your family, use the school facilities and explore the countryside. Each weekday evening and on Sunday after dinner, there will be scheduled prep time to ensure you can complete ‘homework’, with support available from teachers.