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U13 and U16 Table Tennis Success

30 November 2018 by

On October 18th the Tiffin Table tennis teams entered the Borough Championship at Coombe Boys’ School. In a round robin format the U13s, consisting of Aarya Karthik, Ewan Brett, Qais Kamaraldin and Gavin Tsui impressed from the start and dominated all opponents, successfully defending the title Tiffin won here last year. The U16s, consisting of Darshan Kumaresan, Krushan Krishnananthan, Ashrith Behara and Harshil Shah showed superb skill and determination, beating all comers to win Tiffin’s first U16 title.



German Debating Competition Win

30 November 2018 by

The 4th annual German Debating competition was held at Ibstock Place School on Tuesday 20th November, with a Tiffin team comprising 4 experienced Sixth Form veterans and 8 keen Year 11 rookies. The Debating Competition is entirely voluntary, and is offered above and beyond the normal German curriculum. With significant interest in Year 11, Tiffin were permitted to enter 4 teams in that age group. With 12 competitors, this Tiffin team was the largest team from any school in the history of the competition.


All competitors engage in very formal debates against students of the same age from other schools on a number of contentious issues. All the debates are held entirely in the German language, and are scored by independent umpires. This year’s motions included making school uniform voluntary, the EU as an  anachronism, and the negative impact of the fashion industry on the young.


The standard was again fierce, and a number of prestigious schools were involved in the process, including Lady Eleanor Holles, Kingston Grammar School, Highgate and Ibstock Place.


The Tiffin German Debating Team won both the Year 13 and Year 11 competitions, (both finishing undefeated after 3 debates) with a creditable 3rd place in the Year 12 competition. All the entrants in the Year 11 competition were highly commended.  Euan O’Connor and Laurie Kenney won their category for the 2nd year running, and Euan has now won at all levels in the 3 years he has competed.  The competition highlights the wonderful dynamism, enthusiasm and rigour that our students of German possess. Well done to all involved!




Tiffin Win Chess Championship

30 November 2018 by

On Sunday, 4th November a team of 10 Tiffinians entered the South-East England Boys’ Chess Championships held at Sandown Racecourse and came back with the trophy for best school in the South-East of England.  Congratulations to all involved!



Cross Country Borough Championships

16 November 2018 by

60 students took part in the Borough cross country championships on Thursday 8th November to battle it out for the crown and went into the race as defending champions for the last 13 years in a row.


New Year 12 student, Ollie Coppellotti, went off like a rocket, quickly distancing himself from the pack. Behind him, a pack of Tiffin runners was forming as the boys moved their way up through the field. At the end of the first lap there were just two students in the top 20 who were not from Tiffin, and none in the top 10.  The race culminated in a thrilling three man sprint for the finish around the final field of the course with Ollie being hunted down by Eyoel Abebaw-Mesfin in Year 11, and Tom Armstrong in Year 10. Ollie did enough to secure the race win and earn the gold medal, while Eyoel was also awarded a gold medal as winner of the intermediate (Years 10 and 11) race and Tom the silver medal in the intermediate race, though they had beaten every senior runner bar one as well.


In the end, the Senior team showed just why Tiffin have not lost this race in two school generations with the ten Tiffin runners making up the entire top ten (second place went to Kieran Desmond and 3rd place to Kai Pishke), securing a perfect score and the team win as well.


In the intermediate competition Tiffin continued their dominance by claiming every spot on the podium (Will Murphy finishing just behind Tom Armstrong for 3rd) and very nearly locking out the top 10 as well, with finishing positions of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th and another emphatic team win. It certainly looks like it will take a miracle to stop Tiffin claiming the senior trophy again next year for the 15th time!


The Juniors also performed brilliantly and Tiffin won the cup overall with four of our Year 8 runners in the top ten, with Connor Foley finishing 2nd and Oscar Luck closely behind in 3rd.


Well done to everyone for representing the School in this competition.




Tiffin teacher wins Gold Teaching Award

16 November 2018 by

Enormous congratulations to Dr Jamie Frost, Maths teacher at Tiffin, on winning the Pearson Teaching Award for Outstanding Use of Technology in Education.


Pictured below with Anita Rani, one of the presenters on the night.



The @DrFrostMaths online platform provides teaching resources, videos and a bank of exam questions, all for free.


Watch Dr Frost receive his gold Award here (at 56 minutes): https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bq15jq/britains-classroom-heroes-2018 …



Choir sing at Remembrance Day Service in Berlin

16 November 2018 by

A little over a century ago the Berliner Dom echoed with sermons rousing the German people to redouble their efforts in the First World War. On Sunday 11 November the arches of Berlin’s cathedral were filled with the voices of 150 choristers from Britain, Russia, France and Germany in a symbol of reconciliation.



The Tiffin Boys’ Choir were fortunate to be there and sang an arrangement of the Justorum animae by Charles Villiers Stanford, the Irish composer: “The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of death shall not touch them. In the eyes of the ignorant they appear to die, but in truth they are at peace.”



James Day, our choir director, said: “The first interesting thing was a thought about whether we should be wearing poppies or not, because it separates us out as a British choir. We decided that because it’s our tradition it was right to do it. The boys were quite interested to see the lack of military presence at the service, as opposed to the way it is back in the UK.”



The boys spent a fascinating four days in Berlin, and gave most impressive performances.  The whole event was covered by The Times newspaper and featured among their main news articles on the European commemorations.  Link: Tiffin Boys’ Choir in Berlin
















The boys spent a fascinating four days in Berlin, and gave most impressive performances.  The whole event was covered by The Times newspaper and featured among their main news articles on the European commemorations.

Link: Tiffin Boys’ Choir in Berlin




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