Robert Baden-Powell Birthday!
Baden-Powell attended the school in the 1860’s. He credits his time at Rose Hill, under Headmaster Thomas Allfree, exploring the nearby common and woods with the creation of the Scouts many years later. His book ‘Scouting for Boys’ was the fourth bestselling book of the twentieth century and sold 150 million copies. He kept in touch with the school until his death in Kenya in 1941.
In his final letter to the Scouts, Baden-Powell wished the Scouts a happy life. “One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy, so that you can be useful and so you can enjoy life when you are a man. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best. “Be prepared" in this way, to live happy and to die happy – stick to your Scout Promise always – even after you have ceased to be a boy – and God help you to do it”.
Rose Hill School is very proud of its links with the founder of the Scouts and Girl Guides. Last year the school launched its own Scout troop to join the already thriving Cub, Brownie and Rainbow clubs at the school.
Philippa Lang-Daly, Scout Leader and Deputy Head said “the Scouting Movement is as important today as it was when it was founded in 1910. Our pupils face very different challenges but the ambitions of the movement are still the same which in essence is to be a good citizen. Our pupils spend time working as a team as well as spending time outdoors, using their resilience to overcome challenges”.
04 May 2022
It is with immense pride that Rose Hill School can announce that it has been shortlisted for the Tes Schools Awards Prep School of the Year 2022, one of eight schools within the category.
11 March 2022
Focus Days are an integral part of our teaching curriculum, not in addition to it, and allow for us to half a term#s work to be completed in one day.
04 March 2022
It’s been a busy week full of book related fun. To kick off Book Week The Library hosted a Book Hunt for the Prep School on Monday which saw the children hunting high and low for a selection of titles. On Tuesday it was Pre Prep’s turn as they took to the Astro to hunt for favourite book characters—I’m glad to say the glum weather did not dampen their high spirits! Prep School have been designing bookmarks during their library sessions with some fantastic designs created by our artistic pupils.
28 January 2022
As always, our Focus Day this term was a great opportunity for pupils to develop lifelong learning skills in Enterprise, Enquiry, Adventure and Philanthropy.
28 January 2020
Year 4 visited the British Museum last Friday.
13 December 2019
When we found out this year's Junior Production was 'Mary Poppins', we felt excited about what part we would get and how rehearsals would go. Rehearsals started straight away and we realised it wasn't going to be as easy as we thought! It was going to be tough and we would need to work very hard!
14 November 2019
On Thursday, 9 November Year 7 went on an Art trip to the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne. After a bus journey to Eastbourne College we had a delicious lunch in their canteen. We then walked a short distance to the Towner Gallery which is located right next to the College. It wasn’t hard to miss as there was an amazing mural painted on the side of the building, in all sorts of shapes and colours, celebrating the Towner’s 10th Anniversary.
11 November 2019
During the half-term break 45 Rose Hill School pupils and staff travelled to Eindhoven in Holland as part of the school’s Sports tour. During the trip the boys were lucky enough to train with Dutch Giants PSV Eindhoven, whilst the girls trained with the Dutch National Hockey Champions Oranje-Rood.