Conister House Update
Hi everyone and welcome to our Conister House Blog, informing students, staff and parents of the great things we do!
Following on from our Christmas Market success, working alongside Hillary House, selling Christmas puddings, sweets and organising hampers, I would like to say a big thank-you to our Tutors and Tutees for their efforts in fundraising for Ballakermeen’s Parents association, with all the money raised put back into school funds and spent on students.
This term has started on a high, with our Prefects running a bake sale for the Samaritans and Isle of Man Hospice care, presenting cheques of £200 to each charity! They also ran thought provoking assembly on personal growth and future ambitions, inviting our Lady Mayoress of Douglas and former Head of School governors Mrs Gill Skinner in to tell us about her school days, life aims and career successes. It was wonderful to hear of the many people she has helped through the organisations she has given time to. The Prefects then presented her with cheques for the Lady Mayoress’s Fund and for Cruse Bereavement, totalling £300.
Our next assembly will be the annual Brain of Conister Quiz, with students and tutors competing to be the cleverest class and form teacher, winning prizes for top scores. With questions ranging from music, local history, celebrities, world events, riddles and many other topics, it is always a matter of pride to be ‘top of the class’!
We have a dress-down day this Friday, with all money collected from Year 11 tutor-groups going towards supporting Sean Jackson from 11MR2, who has started a new career playing in goal for Manchester city youth team. We are all extremely proud of his achievements and the money raised will go towards his travel and kit expenses. Sean is very touched by the generous nature of our head teacher Mrs Burnett suggesting this, and I am sure his friends and fellow students will support him in every way possible.