Christmas Break

The first term has drawn to a close and the girls are slowly leaving New Portena and heading back to their family and friends for a well deserved break. The past few months have flown by with the girls showing dedication to their studies as well as engaging in a wide variety of activities and house events.

Last Saturday we celebrated all our achievements at the Christmas Dance, a lovely evening including a delicious meal followed by a dance, partly DJed by our very own Natalina!

From all of us here at New Portena we wish you a lovely holiday season and a great start to 2018.

Terri, Jemma, Costanza and Tharyne x


New Portena girls enjoyed Thanksgiving celebrations at Mr Usher’s house!

They also wrote on coloured cards what they are thankful for in their life.


House Competition: Masterchef

Today was the sixth house competition of the school year; Masterchef. New Portena were given the challenge of making a Starter and the girls decided to focus on the diversity of our house to create a colourful and healthy dish.

Well done Dahlia, Natalina, Irina, Alessia and Alina! And a big thank you to Dahlia’s Mum for Facetiming us and making sure we didn’t face any culinary disasters.

Now to wait for the results….


Guitar group

On Saturday afternoon, Tatiana, Celine and Helen enjoyed a guitar and ukulele lesson given by Costanza.  New Portena is becoming a very musical house. The music group will continue in two weeks when the girls will learn new songs.

The guitar group on Saturday afternoon

Turning the bad into good!

Last night disaster struck as Coraline removed her jumper from the washing machine only to discover it had shrunk! Coraline and Andrea combined their artistic flairs and created a jumper for Coraline’s cuddly bunny to keep it warm in these autumnal evenings. Good job girls!