Catch up on all the latest news stories from across the school.

Ronnie raises the bar

July 24, 2017

A teenage triathlete has done the school proud with a rip-roaring performance in a national competition. Ronnie, pictured, finished fourth in the national independent schools triathlon, despite very wet and slippery ground conditions. The 13-year-old, a member of Chapel Tristars, swam 300m, cycled 6.9km and ran 2.4km in 31 minutes and 51 seconds. Proud mum Mrs Reeve said: “Ronnie was definitely up for the challenge


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A Level Classics Trip 6 July 2017

On Thursday 6 July the A Level Classics group went on a Roman Sussex road trip! We visited Fishbourne Roman Palace in the morning, where we experienced a site tour and domestic life workshop. During the workshop, we explored Roman cooking methods, handled ancient artefacts and enjoyed photo opportunities in a Roman kitchen. After a lunch stop in Roman Chichester, we set off for Bignor Roman villa


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Year 4 ‘Not Much Sleep’ Sleepover

June 30, 2017

On Friday 23rd June, Year 4 were invited to the inaugural school sleepover. Following a morning of team activities at the Beach, a picnic lunch and swimming as normal, Year 4 bid farewell to the rest of the school as they set up camp in the Junior block. Mrs George, Mrs Jenkins, Mrs Marshall and Mr Stamper were amused, dismayed and astounded by how much luggage


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Nursery Beach School at the Witterings

June 27, 2017

The Nursery trip to West Wittering was a huge success!  The weather was glorious and everyone had so much fun. Once at the beach we talked about our beach safety rules which apply to our usual Beach School.  An area was marked with cones ensuring children kept safe within the zoned area. The children were very excited to see so much sand and could not wait to


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Greek Cookery Masterclass

June 27, 2017

Year 5 were ‘Masterchefs’ on Friday 23 June, creating traditional Greek salads. They learned how to use a sharp knife sensibly and sliced juicy tomatoes and crunchy cucumbers. They added feta cheese,  green and black olives to their salad and then prepared a dressing of olive oil and oregano. At lunchtime, they enjoyed a minced lamb and cheese dish accompanied by their salad. To complete their meal, fresh


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Upper School Volunteer Police Cadets Visit

June 26, 2017

On the morning of Friday 23 June, the Upper School Assembly welcomed Sgt Gooding and PC White, from the Volunteer Police Cadets. This came as a result of a suggestion by Jack F in Year 8, who is himself a Police Cadet, and we were delighted that the school could benefit from a pupil’s personal interest like this: thank you, Jack! The talk by Sgt Gooding


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Year 3 SeaCity Museum Trip

June 23, 2017

Year 3 enjoyed a trip to SeaCity Museum in Southampton to support their investigation of the Titanic disaster. On arrival, the children were in awe of the dark city streets of 1912 Southampton, the figures, the old shops and the piped street sounds.They looked carefully at the names on the ‘Crew Wall’ and identified that over three-quarters of the crew came from Southampton. In their


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Professor in Bacteriology from the University of Southampton gives Vaccine Talk to Year 10

June 23, 2017

On Monday 19 June, Dr Myron Christodoulides, a professor in Bacteriology from the University of Southampton visited Year 10.  He gave a talk about “Vaccines for Human and Animal Health”.  In it he explained about the history of vaccination, how vaccines work, current vaccination schedules and recent develops in vaccine technology.  It was an excellent talk which was well received by Year 10.


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Year 1 Create Art in the Style of Andy Goldsworthy

June 23, 2017

This week Year 1 have been creating art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. Andy Goldsworthy OBE is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist producing site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. He lives and works in Scotland. Pupils collected items from the beach and then used them in their nature art.


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Debating Society hold a Leaders’ Debate inspired by the General Election

June 23, 2017

The Upper School Debating Society, inspired by the prospect of a General Election, started to work on their own “House manifestos” at the start of this term, and we finally managed to hold our very own “Leaders’ Debate” this week. The aim of the exercise was not political, so the brief was about running the school, not the country. Some of the manifesto pledges included: a


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Fathers’ Day Breakfast Proves a Popular Choice!

Friday 16 June saw the Lower School share breakfast with their Dads and Grandads for Fathers’ Day.  Chef Debbie and her team did a sterling job and provided everyone with delicious bacon or sausage baps. It was great to see so many Dads attend.  We hope you all enjoyed your breakfast and that you had a wonderful Fathers’day on Sunday.  


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Robot wars inspires learning

June 20, 2017

The next generation of surgeons, pilots and software engineers are being inspired to study STEM subjects through robot wars. The weekly after school club, open to Years 6, 7 and 8, is proving hugely popular amongst pupils. It teaches pupils how hardware and software link and how mechanical objects are designed and built to provide a solution. At the end of each half term, the


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Nursery ‘Keeping Healthy’

June 16, 2017

The Nursery topic this week is ‘Keeping Healthy.’ The Nursery currently has a Dental Surgery set up in the role play area and to reinforce the children’s learning we had a visit from Olivia Burrows who is part of the dental team at Westleigh Dental Practice in Fareham. Olivia explained to the children that they need to take care of their teeth as these are used


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Year 6 Discover Strange Circles on the New Field

June 16, 2017

To celebrate the end of KS2 SATS week, the Year 6 pupils were taken on a tour of the new sports field. All agreed that it is a fantastic addition to the school. Mr Waites gave a presentation on the stages of construction, which was very informative and they also toured the area where the excess water will drain into. They want to return on a rainy


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Bones, Joints and Muscles

June 16, 2017

On Wednesday 7th June, Year 3 were delighted to welcome Mrs Lynch to their Year 3 Science lesson. Mrs Lynch, who is a Physiotherapist, told the children all about their bones, joints and muscles. Did you know that there are 206 bones in your body? Did you know that the femur is the longest, heaviest and strongest bone in your body? Well, Year 3 do! Mrs


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Nelson’s Shipmates!

June 16, 2017

Year 2 enjoyed a trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Tuesday 13 June. Travelling by Gosport Ferry added excitement to the day and they enjoyed spotting landmarks such as the Emirates Spinnaker Tower. The ‘Nelson’s Shipmates’ workshop was both wonderful and informative, with five different activities about life on board ‘The Victory’. After lunch we boarded HMS Victory and explored every deck of the ship. It was


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Coastal Classroom Brings Learning to Life

June 2, 2017

Pupils decamped from their classroom for real-life lessons on the beach on their doorstep. Year 4 children took their geography lesson outdoors to learn about coastal erosion and human impact on the environment. It is part of a regular ‘beach school’ delivered by teachers at Meoncross who make full use of the natural resource just minutes from their gates. The eight and nine-year-olds considered the


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Grandparents take over the classrooms!

May 4, 2017

The very popular annual event, Grandparents Day, was this year spread over two afternoons, to cater for the numbers wanting to participate. Lower School pupils invited their grandparents to join them for lessons in the classrooms, which is always so much fun for the children and their relatives. Afterwards, the grandparents enjoyed a delicious Afternoon tea whilst being entertained by Lower School pupils in a


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The Big Row – A Message from the Head

May 2, 2017

I thought it worthwhile putting pen to paper at this stage to explain why we felt such a strong compulsion to take part in the Big Row event in support of James Shone and his charity  ‘I can and I am’. You may remember that we welcomed James to Meoncross earlier in the academic year. He was an inspirational speaker and both staff and pupils


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Meoncross Sports Scholar wins Hampshire County Cup with Fareham Hockey U14s

May 2, 2017

County Hockey Success for Harriet, Year 7


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Individual Success

May 2, 2017

Gymnastics success for Lower School siblings


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Open doors for a special evening event

April 30, 2017

If you are looking for an independent school for your child, we understand how hard it can be to visit schools during the working day. For this reason, this term we are opening the classrooms and facilities for a special evening open event. Thursday 11 May 6 – 8pm Prefects will show you round the school and talk to your about their experiences at Meoncross; staff


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The Big Row!

April 28, 2017

Pupils rowed 128 miles in a single day to raise money for the ‘I can and I am’ Thames Challenge.


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1st Place for Sports Scholar in Cross Country

April 28, 2017

Friday 28 April 2017 Schools from Dorset to West Sussex attending this cross country event held at Oakwood School. Meoncross put up a talented team of Under 10s and 11s which secured both excellent individual performances and a strong overall team performance. Charlie B, sports scholar,  1st place , Gabe S  5th place and the rest of the team finishing in the top 20. Competitors : Charlie B, Gabe S,


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U13-15 Netball v Australian International School of Singapore

April 28, 2017

Friday 28 April 2017 Lost 33-18 Charlotte S (C), Ciara F, Lauren B, Lucy I, Kelci-Rose B, Sara W and Charlotte T. Ellie H (Assistant Coach) On Friday, the AIS Team finished their Cognita Netball Tour at Meoncross. Having played 7 matches in two weeks, they were vastly experienced as a team winning every match on the tour. The Meoncross team, consisting of pupils from years


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Cricket v Dunhurst U9/10

April 26, 2017

Wednesday 26 April 2017 Lost 108 Runs Dunhurst – 83 Runs to Meoncross Team: Zayn-Ali H (c), Tom B, Mats V, Carter F, Patrick B, Louie J, Leo S, Oscar L, Sam O Wicket Takers – Louie J, Patrick B, Leo S, Tom B Player of the Match: Tom B for his excellent bowling and organisation in the field. He motivated the team well.


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Top Prize for Meoncross Quilter

April 24, 2017

A tea set made from fabric scraps wins Matilda a national quilting prize


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ISA Pre Prep Athletics Festival

April 21, 2017

Victory for Year 2 pupils at their first athletics event


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Student Forum generates brilliant ideas for young people

April 12, 2017

A recent student forum, hosted by Meoncross was run by Unloc, and attended by Bay House, Bridgemary, St Vincent’s and Brune Park.


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‘Alice in Wonderland’ wowed us all

April 4, 2017

Alice in Wonderland was a feast for the eyes and ears as Years 5 and 6 put on their production at the end of term.


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Annual Whole School Walk

April 3, 2017

The annual whole school walk was a 5km route around the new sports field and across the countryside surrounding the school, walking off the hog roast lunch provided as an end of term treat for the pupils.


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Out of this World Day

March 31, 2017

A day of space exploration at Meoncross that was enthusiastically enjoyed by gifted and talented Year 5 pupils from local state schools and our own pupils.


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A farewell vlog to our Chilean friends

March 29, 2017

What is different about school in England, and what did our Chilean visitors most enjoy about their stay?


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Chao to the Chileans

March 29, 2017

Five visiting pupils from Chile, and their teacher, leave Meoncross after a month of study and fun at the school.


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Upper School Egghead Challenge

March 28, 2017

Will Upper School House teams win against the Eggheads?


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What have the Romans ever done for us? Ask Year 3!

March 28, 2017

Year 3 took part in a very educational and fun packed day inspired by the Romans


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Mothers’ Day Breakfast Celebration

March 24, 2017

A Lower School Mothers’ Day breakfast celebration and bunches of flowers for every mother


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Hustings for Senior Prefect roles

March 23, 2017

A brave cohort of Year 10 pupils tackled the Prefect selection process at the end of the spring term.  Each candidate had to stand before an assembly of their peers and teachers and speak for one minute about why they would make a good senior prefect and to introduce their ideas for how to make things even better at the school. Amongst the qualities required for


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Headmistress’ Commendations for English

March 21, 2017

Excellent English work gets Year 4 pupils Commendations from the Headmistress


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Headmistress’ Commendations for storytelling, Latin and History

March 20, 2017

For amazing storytelling, high Latin scores and a History reportage, Commendations all round!


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Duke of Edinburgh Overnight Camp

March 17, 2017

A practice camp for pupils taking their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award


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Inspired by Lowry and Gainsborough at Southampton Art Gallery

March 13, 2017

Year 3 visit Southampton Art Gallery where they discover the work of famous artist and explore their own artistic skills during a colourful workshop


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Beach School Workshop: a pupil report

March 11, 2017

Making jewellery from coloured glass, aboriginal stone painting, fitness bleep tests were some of the many activities taking place at our termly Beach School workshop


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Celebrating International School Meals day

March 10, 2017

Tasty dishes from all over the world, introduced pupils to new flavours and textures


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Headmistress’ Commendations for Science

March 7, 2017

What effect does exercise have on breathing and on pulse rate? Year 7 girls explored these questions in science, which earned them a visit to see Mrs Ebery.


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Alex Thomson inspires pupils to never give up

March 6, 2017

Alex Thomson visited Meoncross to talk to pupils and parents about his recent challenge, the Vendee Globe round-the-world solo sailing race.


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Meoncross pupils get stuck into Great British Spring Clean Up

March 3, 2017

Joining the community and Fareham Council to help clean up Stubbington Green


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Year 3 creating composters in Science

March 2, 2017

Year 3 asked “what happens when you put soil, worms and food scraps together?”


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World Book Day spectacular!

March 2, 2017

Imagine running into all your favourite literary characters in one day. This is World Book Day at Meoncross!


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Headmistress’ Commendations for Maths and English

February 27, 2017

For diary work, for decimals and for hard work at home in Maths, rewards all round for Year 5 pupils


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Visitors from Chile join Meoncross

February 27, 2017

Five pupils travelled from South America to join us for a month


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Headmistress’ Class Commendation for Year 3

February 16, 2017

Year 3 rewrite popular stories and publish them in a booklet.


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Musical Assembly gets pupils bopping!

February 13, 2017

An energetic musical display inspires pupils to take up playing an instrument


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Welcome home Alex Thomson

February 11, 2017

Alex Thomson returned to Gosport on the Hugo Boss yacht that he raced round the world in the Vendee Globe. Parents and staff turned up at the Gosport Hard along with many others in this sailing community, to wave flags and cheer as the flotilla entered the harbour and ushered Alex, with Oscar – Meoncross Infant and Alex’s son – standing bravely on the deck


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Headmistress’ Commendation for English

February 9, 2017

Kareem from Year 2 visited Mrs Ebery in her study and brought with him the work he had been doing in English on The Twits. He produced a very good comic strip showing his favourite piece from the story, where Mr Twit ties Mrs Twit to a metal hoop in the ground and fastens balloons to her so that she will stretch. Kareem used a


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With thanks for your charity donations

February 8, 2017

We would like to thank you all for your kindness and support in donating towards our charities last term. Time and again we are overwhelmed by your generosity when we ask for your help. The Diana Award, following The Anti Bullying Ambassadors initiative – £176.62 BBC Children in Need Appeal – £176.61 NSPCC following Number Day – £210.15 Thank you again.


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Headmistress’ Commendation for English

February 6, 2017

The Twits was the inspiration for this excellent piece of written work.


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NSPCC Number Day

February 3, 2017

Fun mathematical activities encouraged fund raising for the NSPCC


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Juniors in the Science laboratories

February 2, 2017

Burning materials in the Chemistry lab lights up the Year 5 pupils!


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Making Aspirin in A-level Chemistry

January 31, 2017

Chemistry practicals in the Sixth Form laboratory are mostly conducted in the fume cupboard!


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Headmistress’ Commendation for Reading

January 30, 2017

Mrs Ebery was visited in her study by three girls from Year 6. Isabella, Sasha and Jessica who all received Commendations for their commitment to reading and the daily completion of their reading records. All three girls received five House points for their efforts.


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Chinese New Year Feast

January 30, 2017

Lion dancing and a Chinese banquet for Year 5 pupils to see in the New Year


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Interschools Maths Challenge

January 23, 2017

Independent Schools competed in a Maths Challenge


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Young Games Designer of the Year competition

January 19, 2017

Coding Club pupils enter national competition


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Works of Art for the Chinese New Year

January 17, 2017

Lanterns, dragons and Chinese calligraphy aids Year 5 art classes


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Exploring archaeology in Year 3

January 12, 2017

Year 3 discover about finding artefacts and understanding how to understand the relics of the past


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Marwell Zoo adventures for Year 1

January 10, 2017

A wonderful workshop studying animals from the tortoise to the monkey and amazing sights around the zoo.


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Lower School Council selection

January 5, 2017

The school council plays an important role in giving pupils a voice in the school


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