At the start of the school year the Rowntree Girls were delighted to welcome in a new house team of Emily Harper as Housemistress and Helena Landau as Assistant Housemistress. Emily has been in boarding for a number of years, previously as Assistant Housemistress in Rowntree and Helena is an important member of the learning support department at Bootham. The Rowntree girls have loved welcoming both Emily and Helena into the house who have both shown impressive levels of care, warmth and wisdom.  All of the boarding houses have also been fortunate to welcome new Resident Graduates this term with Laura and Jemima joining Rowntree, Zak and Eetu being welcomed into Fox and Georgia and Erica becoming the newest members of Evelyn.  The Res Grads bring with them huge amounts of energy and enthusiasm and the boarders can often be found in the evenings enjoying the range of Res Grad run activities such as badminton, basketball, baking and board games!