House Captains - Max Jones and Molly Overall
Vice - House Captains - Georgia Staal and Ellena Musz
Sports Captains - Ethan Staddon and Brooke Luxton
Vice Sports Captains - Barney Sutcliffe and Lauren poynton
Lead Buddy - Eloise Olliffe
Autumn Term 2017
I would like to welcome everyone in Toro back for the new school year and a warm welcome to T7BWH with Mr Hocking and Ms Nicoll who is joining our great house as a year 10 tutor. A massive congratulations to the new year 7’s on their fantastic performance at Hooke Court coming joint first over the two days!! As a house we had a good year last year, with some great success in a number of house events. A great start this year with the inter-house tug of war, coming joint 1st over the 3 days of competition and missing out by a margin in the tug off. A particular well done to the undefeated year 11’s in the tug of war!! I am looking forward to seeing all of Toro getting involved in the inter-house events over the next year, taking on leadership roles and responsibilities within their tutor groups and enjoying all that Colfox has to offer. Toro for the win!!!!
Spring 2017 End of Term Update
Toro house has had a great term so far since Christmas. We have seen students take part in a huge range of activities, from Rock Challenge and the Drama Cup, to Human Rights Day and Sporting events. As always, it is pleasing to see so many students find an event which suits them, and put in as much effort as they can. I am always proud to hear about how the House got on because, even if we lose, I know that all involved had fun doing it and learnt some key life skills.
I would like to say a big well done to the Year 7 Edge Leaders group – Lilly Adams, Kaitlynne Fowler, Jade Case, Henry Jolliffe, Ben Pimbley and Finlay Staple – Who work hard every week to get the Apprentice level completed so that they can support their peers next term and next year.
The Year 11’s are leaving us very soon and I know I speak for all of Toro House when I say that they will be missed. We wish them, and everyone else, a good Easter holiday with the reminder to check revision timetables and complete homework. But most of all, we want you to have fun and stay safe!
Autumn 2016 Half Term Update
This has been a very exciting first half term so far! We have welcomed a new group of year 7 pupils this September and they have thrown themselves into school life. Mrs Usher, their tutor, is not only new to the house but also new to the school and they made a pact in the first few weeks to all get lost together! It is fabulous to see such great relationships between staff and students built so quickly.
We have already had several events which have taken place this half term. House Tug-of-War is always a fantastic event and is one of the first events on the school calendar. It is a chance for all of the students to get involved in the house spirit. I was personally horse for days after this from shouting ‘Come on Toro!’ every time our house was pulling, as were our sports leaders who were running up and down the lines shouting advice and encouragement. We came 3rd overall in a very close heated battle to the end.
Our year 7 students went on a residential to Hooke Court. I was so proud to see our students work together to build rafts, make shelters and much more. Over our time at Hooke Court we took part in many challenges, a great achievement for all involved and something which will definitely give them the EDGE.
We also had our House charity day this half term! We were raising money for the Dorset Air Ambulance and did a static cycle to cover the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats (603 miles) in order to raise money and awareness. We were posting our progress on the school Twitter page and got re-tweeted by the Air Ambulance themselves who wished us luck. Now we just need to hand over our cheque for £300!! Well done to those who cycled, got sponsored for other fundraising events, ran stalls, or simply supported others in their House who did.
Overall, I would say it has been very successful and I can’t wait for the next half term! WELL DONE TORO!!