28 Feb 2018

Wednesday 28 February 2018

The official opening for Murray Bean Scholars’ Common Room has opened for 2018 with several initiatives to promote academic excellence throughout the College. The initial group of fifteen Year 13 students, led by co-presidents Lily Stelling (Taylor) and Oliver Zou (Peart) along with Teacher in Charge Mrs Lauren Lethbridge, have made themselves at home in the Centennial Centre and look forward to making their mark on King’s. 

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The first aim of the Scholar’s Common Room is to support and challenge the College’s top Year 13 academics.

"The Common Room itself has been transformed with its renaming and the library of Mr Bean’s books, chess set, and Trivial Pursuit game are already creating a scholarly atmosphere," says Teacher in Charge Lauren Lethbridge.

“The students will be welcoming talks from guest speakers during the year; with Dr Hannah Critchlow, a neuroscientist from the University of Cambridge, as their first visitor.”

The second aim of the Scholars’ Common Rooms is to encourage and inspire the students of King’s College. The scholars have already been working hard to organise this week’s Inter-House Literature Quiz, held this Friday lunchtime as part of Literacy Week. Our vision is to promote academic participation and competition, taking advantage of the College’s contagious house spirit to encourage all students to do their best with their studies. 

The third and final aim is to give back to King’s and its community. This week in assembly Lily and Oliver spoke to the students about the scholars’ tutoring programme. Each day before school, at lunchtime and after school, students are welcome and encouraged to come to the Scholars’ Common Room for help with their academic subjects. With its convenient location and friendly members, the Scholars’ Common Room is an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to drop in with problems or to prepare for a test or exam.

We are keen to make use of the King’s Community in inspiring our scholars; if you or someone you know would be interested in speaking to the scholars, please get in touch with Mrs Lethbridge (l.lethbridge@kingscollege.school.nz).