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Selwyn House.....

Selwyn House was formed in Spring 1951 The House was named after Archdeacon Selwyn-Bean, Chairman of the Board of Governors.

"In May 1959, School returned to somewhat different conditions, and the Houses took a much more important place in School life. Selwyn's House Room is the old VIB Sitting Room, and we meet every day after dinner for roll call, to receive letters and for routine matters. The majority sleep in Rotherwood, and the remainder on Back Landing." (Taken from the 1959 (No 77) magazine.)

In September 1959 Selwyn House moved into Darley Lodge with Miss Thompson as House Mistress and became an independent House.

The photo to the right was taken in The Lodge garden in 1962 which was Selwyn House and was situated on the opposite side of the school, on the A6 going towards Matlock. Photo supplied by Christine Tew.

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House Photos
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St Elphin's School - Selwyn House 1973 photo St Elphin's School - Selwyn House 1977 photo
1973 1977


Selwyn House Song
From a collection of St Elphin's memorabilia held by Christine Tew

There'll always be a Selwyn
A Selwyn strong in might
And we must do our utmost
And for our Selwyn fight.

On field or in the classroom
Of Selwyn we must think
And all of must fight to see
That Selwyn must not sink.

Together we must pull our weight
And all of us unite
And soon our Selwyn will be top
And we'll have won the fight.

In order we must do our best
And fight to rule our tongue
And never let our conscience rest
Until our days are done.

Though many friends may leave us
We'll carry on the same
And keep our Selwyn at the top
And our good name maintain.


House Staff - Mistresses, Matrons and Heads/Captains
The following information has been taken from School Magazines which we are still working through. In instances where the Head of House or House Captain is listed, but not the House Mistress or Matron, it is because the information is incomplete in the relevant magazine. If you are able to supply the missing information please e-mail Gill or Liz at the e-mail addresses below.

Year

House Mistress

House Matron

Head of House/House Captain

1951

 

 

Muriel Duckworth

1951/52

 

 

Muriel Duckworth

1952/53

 

 

 

1953/54

 

 

J. Cleaver

1954/55

 

 

Janet Abey

1955/56

 

 

Gill Shorland-Ball

1956/57

 

 

Joy Shorland-Ball

1957/58

 

 

Joy Shorland-Ball

1958/59

Miss Thompson

 

H Wright

1959/60

Miss Thompson

Miss Taylor

Marquerity Knowles

1960/61

Miss Thompson

Miss Taylor

Frances Dagger

1961/62

Miss Thompson

Mrs Seager, Miss Simpson

Susan MacKenzie

1962/63

Miss Thompson

Miss Simpson

Hilda Scott

1963/64

Miss Thompson

Mrs Wood

Susan Williams

1964/65

Miss Thompson

Mrs Wood

Rosalind Seville

1965/66

Miss Thompson

Mrs Parker

Ann Stoppard-Jones, Sara Horne

1966/67

Miss Thompson

Mrs Parker, Mrs Kinnaird, Miss Knight

Barbara McGregor, E. Morten

1967/68

Miss Thompson

Miss L Horkans

R. Bright

1968/69

Miss Thompson

Mrs Redfern

H. Colebrook

1969/70

Miss Thompson

Miss Redfern

Susan White, Angela Dickinson

1970/71

Miss Thompson

Mrs Gent

Frances Anderson, Susan Lees

1971/72

 

 

 

1972/73

Miss Thompson

Miss Jarvis

Jane Boden

1973/74

Mrs Ferguson

Mrs Wall

Jane Boden

1974/75

Mrs Ferguson

Miss Wall, Mrs Dores

Jill Sampson

1975/76

Mrs Smith

Mrs Smith

Jill Sampson

1976/77

Miss Tuite

Miss Berry

Julie Burnett

1977/78

Miss Phillips

Mrs Hill

Alison Yates

1978/79

Miss Phillips/Mrs Davis

Mrs Hill, Miss Richardson, Mrs Le Mesurier

Melanie Roach

1979/80

 

 

 

1980/81

 

 

 

1981/82

 

 

 

1982/83

 

 

 

Inter-House Competitions
Selwyn won the following:
1956: Gymnastics
1957: Badminton, Hockey (1st equal)
1958: Badminton, Tennis
1959: Badminton, Music, Tennis
1960: Drama, Netball (Junior), Sports
1962: Netball (Senior)
1963: Netball (Senior and Junior)
1967: Hockey, Netball (Senior and Junior)

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