Choristers and Girls' Choir sing at 359th Festival of Sons of the Clergy
Strong performances from rounders teams.
Another clean sweep of victories, this time against Woodbridge.
Lower School Trinity Term Weekly News (week 4)
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Scouts: Sailing Boatpacking Expedition (Norfolk Broads Yacht Club, Wroxham)
Internal examinations for years L4, U4, L5 and M5
Heads of Department Meeting (S10)
Term dates 12-13
Starts Wed 5 September, 2012
Half term: Thurs 25 Oct - Mon 5 Nov, 2012
Finishes Fri 14 Dec, 2012
Starts Tue 8 Jan, 2013
Half term: Sat 16 Feb - Sun 24 Feb, 2013
Finishes Fri 22 Mar, 2013
Starts Tue 16 Apr, 2013
Half term: Sat 25 May - Sun 2 Jun, 2013
Finishes Fri 5 July, 2013
FRIENDS CLOTHING SALES
Sales are held between 10am and 12 noon on the following days:
Saturday 25 May 2013
Saturday 6 July 2013
Saturday 31 August 2013
Independent Schools National Swimming Gala
Monday, 12 March 2012
Housemaster and Tutors
|U6||Dr M Venables | Ms KE Adams|
|L6||Mrs GR Parsons | RC Gardiner|
|U5||RP Allain | Miss H Temple|
|M5||Miss EL Stone|
|U4||Mrs EL Gilroy|
|L4||Mrs C Le Floch|
|Head of House||Sarah Newey|
|School Prefects in Coke||George Rolls (Deputy Head of School)|
|Edward Bartram; Edward Chalmers; Beth Cornell; Samuel Savory|
Coke House is named after one of Norwich School’s most illustrious and perhaps most notorious former pupils. Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634) was born in Mileham, Norfolk and was the son of a barrister. After leaving Norwich School, Coke went to Trinity College, Cambridge and later he trained in law. During his career, he was the zealous prosecutor of Sir Walter Raleigh and of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators. Coke became a Member of Parliament in 1589, Speaker of the House of Commons in 1592 and was appointed England's Attorney General in 1593. Sir Francis Bacon petitioned for the removal of Coke from office whereby he was imprisoned in The Tower for 6 months. One of Coke's greatest contributions to the law was to interpret Magna Carta.
Coke House was founded 63 years ago in 1945, at a time of earlier expansion in the School, and I like to hope and think that the modern pupil can draw inspiration from Sir Edward. Girls were welcomed into the School in 1994; in 1995 we became the first House to have a female Head of House, and Beth Cara is remembered to this day as a great success. Now that the School is moving towards full co-educational status we welcome new girls at L4 level and look forward to seeing them enrich and broaden our experiences as a House in future.
Each Cokesian is expected to make the very best of their individual academic, musical and sporting talents, and to use those talents both for their own improvement and for the betterment of others, including the House and School as a whole. The House system at this School is held in high regard by all and is often remarked by ON’s as the bed rock to enjoyment and success at school. While inter-house competition is enjoyed, co-operation is highly valued, fairness is paramount and winning a consequence of hard work. We place a high priority on being smart, courteous and helpful to every member of school and society. A huge number of charity fund raising events that we organise on an annual basis enable Cokesians to show case their energy and skills. These include 4th form discos, sponsored fun runs, our own and unique variety evening ‘The Secret Cokesian Ball’ and the now very popular ‘Jazz Nite’ to mention a few. We encourage as much involvement by Cokesians, parents, friends and family so that everyone can see and feel the passion and zest for hard work that sets the foundation in everything we try.
My hope is whilst being a Cokesian (member of Coke House) you will leave Norwich School full of the memories that being part of an aspirational House inevitably brings and then continue to be an active ‘Old Cokesian’ once you have left.
Much of Sir Edward’s influence lives on today, notably in the balance of power between Crown and Parliament which we are fortunate to enjoy in this country; and, in some small way, this House follows his lead, with a balanced perspective, an open mind, and a determination to do what is right.
Graham Hanlon, Housemaster