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Garry

What’s it like being a part of Garry House?

Garry House is famed for its competitive spirit, which enlivens our involvement in a variety of activities and events. We always aim to have plenty of fun, and to find enjoyment through the integration of the various year groups, which also helps form lasting positive relationships. The older girls are expected to encourage and support the younger girls, and this aids the strong team identity we feel is one of our distinctive ‘Garry features’. The House meets on a Friday night, sometimes independently, or with other Houses, either to act cohesively, or, if the activity allows, in direct competition! There are myriad things going on throughout the year which involve the girls in the House working together, and some, such as Fun Song, include literally every girl in Garry. Other notable events are Soft Song and Sports Day, as well as smaller scale music and sports competitions, and importantly, our annual House Dinner.

What sort of activities and events do girls experience as part of Garry?  

The first term usually includes the incomparably wild and whacky Fun Song, which immediately brings the girls together to design crazy costumes, create lively dance moves and practise a distinctively raucous sort of singing! As Christmas approaches we celebrate together and are engaged in some kind of competition which is also a charity fund-raiser, and in recent years this has taken the form of a Fashion Show. The pattern of a significant event each half term continues through the year, interspersed with a range of activities for which the girls can attempt to win valuable House Points. In the last term we have Sports Day, which will often make the difference to the result of the overall House Competition, and help decide final positions. To round off the year we take the girls on a House night out, for example to the bowling alley, or for a ‘here’s to the holidays’ pizza!

Why should girls be part of Garry?

It’s a great way to get to know girls from other year groups, and to forge new friendships. Amidst the busyness of life at QM, the House system ensures that all ages spend some specially allocated time integrating with one another. Every girl, regardless of which House she is attached to, is given plenty of opportunity to take part in a whole range of interesting activities and exciting events, with a huge emphasis on having fun. As the girls move up through the school, they may apply for an important leadership role, i.e. to be House Monitor, then ultimately, House Captains. However, whether or not they have a specific title, the sense of belonging to any of the Houses, including Garry, gives each girl a strong sense being a valued ‘team member’, within the School community.

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    Soft Song 2017

    Soft Song is the antithesis of Fun Song. Of course, that is not to say that it isn’t fun, rather that the criteria of the competition are about the quality of singing and communication. There is not a year that goes by where the girls do not exceed my expectations (to quote a well-loved School

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    Food glorious food!

      Aspiring young chefs from Years III & IV have been put to the test with this year’s QM MasterChef. With the theme of ‘Foods from Different Cultures’, girls have been roasting, baking, slow cooking and chopping their way to victory, trying to impress QM’s array of judges, who meticulously tried every single dish from

  • Garry Wins House Cup

    Many congratulations go to Garry who topped the leader board just above second placed School House to win the House Cup. Garry have had a fantastic year with win after win and hope very much to continue their winning streak next year.

  • Garry House Annual Dinner

    On Friday 9th February an excited group of QM pupils gathered in the Wenlock Library for the first annual Garry House Dinner. Students and staff from Garry enjoyed a pinata (perhaps a little too much!), frantic games and a tasty three course meal. If that wasn’t enough guests were treated to some astonishing entertainment at

  • Garry Win Best Dessert in Senior Masterchef

    On Friday 9th February an excited group of QM pupils gathered in the Wenlock Library for the first annual Garry House Dinner. Students and staff from Garry enjoyed a pinata (perhaps a little too much!), frantic games and a tasty three course meal. If that wasn’t enough guests were treated to some astonishing entertainment at

  • Garry Joint Winners of Middle School Masterchef

    On Sunday 11th March, 6 pairs of competitors from each house took part in the annual Year III & IV Inter-house Masterchef competition. After an incident of confusion with times; everyone got off to a good start (apart from Pitlochry) and everything went well with the preparation of the food with every pair getting their dishes