Issue 63 : Carr House
14 Dec 2018
It has been such an incredibly busy term in Carr House, filled with so many successes. It is hard to believe how much has been achieved in little over three months. When I started my new job here in September I was very excited to experience the ‘Epsom way’ and I have certainly not been disappointed. Read on for a summary of the latest news from Carr House.
Our boys did superbly well in the Cross Country. Every boy pushed himself hard to do his best. Well done to Hugo who claimed first place in the junior boys race. Special mentions also go to Finley (3rd place) and Tatsuki (5th place). This is especially impressive considering we were competing with Year 10 boys from the senior houses. Overall, Carr House came in second place out of the three boys’ boarding houses.
On Tuesday 11 December, five Carr boys visited the home of an asylum seeker in Klang. The reason for this trip was to gift items of clothing, food, toys and toiletries that had been donated by Epsom families. Irslan welcomed us into his home and shared with us stories of the persecution he faced in his home country. It was a very eye-opening experience for all and an important reminder at this time of year to think of those less fortunate than ourselves. Well done to all the boys who helped to organise and deliver the gifts and thank you especially to Bryan Choo (House Captain) and Ms Takamiya for leading the project.
On Wednesday 12 December we were very lucky to enjoy a fantastic evening of music and Christmas treats at the Christmas Concert and Dinner. The boys really looked the part in their smart shirts and suits. The music was terrific and showcased the highly talented students we have here at Epsom. It was brilliant to see so many Carr boys on stage, in the choir and the many different ensembles. Huge thanks to the Music Department for putting on such a great concert. It was then time for the Christmas dinner. I was delighted to see the humble brussel sprout on the menu, bringing a taste of the UK to Malaysia. The food was delicious and we were very well fed. Then it was back to the house for the Secret Santa. Overall, a top class evening!
Merits are awarded to students by their class teachers, tutors and coaches and are a recognition of excellent work and effort or for demonstrating aspects of the College’s core values: selflessness, hard work and good manners. The top three students for Term 1 were all in Year 8. Well done boys. Now the challenge is laid down for Year 7 and Year 9.
- 1st Place - Faizi Shamsul - 65 merits (Highest merits in College)
- 2nd Place - Hitesh Manoharan - 53 merits ( Second highest merites in College)
- 3rd Place - Youngmok Kim - 38 merits
Overall, it's been a wonderful term with the Carr boys making the most of the many opportunities an offer here at Epsom College. I wish our boys and their families a fantastic holiday and we look forward to seeing you all in 2019.
I wish all of you a very Happy Christmas.
Carr House Housemaster