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John ELDER, new Headmaster in Edinburgh

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:38 pm    Post subject: John ELDER, new Headmaster in Edinburgh Reply with quote

Found a current JOHN ELDER, who is now Headmaster at:
"Cargilfield Prep School" Edinburgh
"The school has recently appointed a new Headmaster, Mr John Elder, who has spent the last 18 years as a highly successful prep school Headmaster at Malsis in Yorkshire, and Beeston Hall, his previous school, in Norfolk."

CARGILFIELD PREP SCHOOL WEBPAGE -- JOHN ELDER, Headmaster (photo):
News:
http://www.cargilfield.com/new_head.html

John Elder comments:
"We are delighted to be able to give talented girls and boys the opportunity to benefit from Cargilfield’s all-round prep-school education. The Cargilfield Awards have been created to reward both outstanding Academic potential and also potential in Music, Drama, Sport and Art.

Cargilfield is also inviting all children looking to enter the School in September 2004 to come to the School during the week of the 19th January 2004 to sit a short assessment test and interview. Application forms and further details available from the School Secretary (Tel: 0131 336 2207 or email: secretary@cargilfield.com)
***

"Cargilfield is situated on the west side of Edinburgh, within 10
minutes of the airport, Forth Road Bridge, Waverley railway station
and the city centre. There is easy access to the M8, M9 and M90
motorways west and north and also easy access to the Edinburgh City Bypass.
Address: Barnton Avenue West, Edinburgh EH4 6HU
Main Menu:
http://www.cargilfield.com/index1.html

Contact us: (Directions from Edinburgh City centre) - map
http://www.cargilfield.com/contact.html
"Follow signs for the A90 and Forth
Road Bridge. Continue on Queensferry Road to the Barnton
Junction. The Barnton Thistle Hotel will be on your right."

About us:
....
"Founded in the middle of Edinburgh in 1873, the school moved to its
current location in 1898 and is Scotland's first prep school."
Facilities:
"Cargilfield has outstanding facilities for a small School. The upper school is a Modern Prep School for 8 to 13 year olds. It combines traditional facilities like the Chapel, Dining Hall, and extensive playing fields with the Design and Technology Centre, new Computer Suite, all-weather pitches and the modern Sports Hall with climbing wall.
***
"The Pre-prep and Nursery for 3 to 8 year olds is an impressive modern
building. The nursery overlooks landscaped gardens, and there are
south-facing classrooms, a state-of-the-art Computer Suite, and
multi-purpose Hall leading to an open-air theatre.
***
Calendar:
Summer Term 2004 begins: Tuesday 20 April
Half Term Monday 24 May Friday 28 May
Term ends Friday 2 July
***
AUTUMN TERM 2004
Term begins Tuesday 7 September
Half Term Monday 25 October Friday 29 October
Term ends Wednesday 15 December
*****
News:
http://www.cargilfield.com/new_head.html
Cargilfield appoints visionary new head to build on £4.5 million development programme (Sept 2003)
Cargilfield is keeping up the momentum behind its £4.5 million investment programme by appointing a new Headmaster, John Elder, who has spent the last 18 years as a highly successful prep school Headmaster. John is currently the Headmaster at Malsis, a thriving
prep school in Yorkshire, and was previously Headmaster at Beeston Hall in Norfolk. Prior to that John spent 8 years teaching at Lathallan, near Montrose, where he himself was at prep
school. John is a Scot and has a house in the Angus foothills.
John studied at St. Andrews and Edinburgh Universities, as well as the University of East Anglia. After helping run one of the first bottle recycling plants in London's Docklands, he took up a career in teaching. John has taught senior prep school pupils Maths and English for 24 years, and coaches the rugby first XV and hockey first XI at
Malsis. His wife, Hanneke, teaches Religious Studies, Science and Maths, as well as looking after pastoral care and the domestic side. They have three children, two of whom are currently at Glenalmond College.

David Sole, Chairman of the Cargilfield Governors, commented on the appointment:
"We are delighted that John and Hanneke will be joining us at Cargilfield. They plan to take a very active role in running and developing the School, particularly on the academic and sporting sides. John leads from the front and has turned Malsis and Beeston Hall into exceptional prep schools."

John Elder added: "I know Cargilfield well from past matches and have many friends in Edinburgh who are former pupils. I'm also dedicated to the combination of boarding and a very rich day education. Our present school has 60 clubs on each week and 36 children have won scholarships to leading public schools in the last 4 years.

"The bottom line is that we believe in having a very happy school with girls and boys succeeding in as many areas as possible. I look forward to building on all that is excellent at Cargilfield, making sure that change and innovation create a prep school of real quality in every field."

John Elder intends to speed up the implementation of Cargilfield's long term development plans. These have already seen the recent opening of an impressive Pre-prep and Nursery for teaching 3 to 8 year-old girls and boys, located in a secluded corner of the campus across the lawn from the Upper School.

Cargilfield has also just invested £100,000 in the most up-to-date computer equipment and software. Children can now develop their IT skills from an early age in the two brand new, networked Computer Suites, one in the Pre-prep and the other in the Upper School. In total, there are nearly 50 new computers.

Significant improvements have also already been completed in the Upper School. The boarding accommodation for weekly-boarders and flexi-boarders has been refurbished and many of the classrooms have been modernised. Further improvements are planned and these will be announced shortly.

All-in-all, Cargilfield is investing heavily in its future, ensuring its status as Scotland's first prep school. "
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 7:36 pm    Post subject: ELDER family - Dundee and Montrose, Angus, Scotland Reply with quote

Adding more notes to the ELDER family of Lochee and Dundee,
in County of Angus, Scotland, located near "PERTH ON THE TAY RIVER,"
which our Pennsylvania histories have mentioned, posting on my webpages
at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/ed/BlueFunnel.htm

Found more relatives of DAVID RENWICK ELDER, Black Watch Regiment,
awarded Military Cross in WWII.
More of his ELDER families also located in Montrose, 38 miles north of Dundee.
I found an interesting clue to possible ancestors of
John ELDER, Headmaster at Cargilfield Prep School, Edinburgh --
"John spent 8 years teaching at Lathallan, near Montrose, where he himself was at prep school. John is a Scot and has a house in the Angus foothills. "

According to POWELL's ELDER list online:
James ELDER (c.1675) of Montrose, Angus ...and lots of ROBERT ELDER
names are related to the LOCHEE/DUNDEE and MONTROSE families, posted:
at
http://roots-boots.net/ft/t-elder.txt

Searching all ROBERT ELDER names in Powell's list:
Robert ELDER (c.1630) of Dundee, Angus 

Robert ELDER (c.1646) of Dundee, Angus

Robert ELDER (c.1680) of Auchterhouse, Angus 

Robert ELDER (1723) of Auchterhouse, Angus

Robert ELDER (1727) of Invergowrie, Angus

Robert ELDER (1724) of Auchterhouse, Angus 

Robert ELDER (1728) of Auchterhouse, Angus 

Robert ELDER (1747) of Dundee, Angus

Robert ELDER (1753) of Auchterhouse, Angus

Robert ELDER (1769) of Dundee, Angus

Robert ELDER (1770) of Tealing, Angus

MAP - Dundee to Montrose - 38 mi. north on the coast
http://www.mapquest.com/mq/10-gzPu6a5Hjmnkvpzp
and
MAP - Perth to Dundee - on the TAY: 27 minutes/22.07 miles
http://www.mapquest.com/mq/10-P4JX

Old Map showing Camperdown Home Farm and Lochee/Dundee with railways

http://tinyurl.com/27us9b9
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