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26/05/20

Today’s Evening Standard featuring YR 6 pupil, Emma, and her BHS for NHS fundraising design. Well done, Emma! We are very proud of your community, creative and entrepreneurial spirit https://t.co/2XYbRhvmpT

25/05/20

As part of the English lessons via Guided Home Learning, Year 8 put together storyboards based on Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart', and they gave us some incredible results! https://t.co/jklGu5JqAx https://t.co/SvKxt3HUvR

22/05/20

In case you missed our stunning performance of Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars today - you can watch the winning music video here https://t.co/lYAwe4tcsi Well done - you absolute superstars Enjoy! https://t.co/9xUSF5Blk0

22/05/20

Huge congratulations to our very own ‘The Rolling Tones’ and 'Higgins Quartet' who have won the People's Choice Award in today’s ! Talk about ending the half-term on a high note! 🎤🥳 https://t.co/a2SjB6olNE

22/05/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Very moved to receive this lovely gift from parents thanking us for provision. Our honour ❤️ https://t.co/jCQM8B7oU0

22/05/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A Half Term Bingo challenge to keep the community in high spirits over the break. Keep active and enjoy! https://t.co/u04JDbPTAo

22/05/20

We can’t wait for the , the most anticipated music event of 2020, broadcasting live to girls around the country from 10am today! https://t.co/DeTFlfto0T

21/05/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Hands up if you need to engage your core muscles more 🙋‍♀️ sitting at the computer all day can lead to poor posture, a strong core can improve this - This challenge will only take a few minutes! https://t.co/VRGon8Gb0C

21/05/20

Hands up if you need to engage your core muscles more! Sitting at the computer all day can lead to poor posture, a strong core can improve this – today’s Fitness Forward challenge will only take a few minutes! https://t.co/nmEMdCO3WV

21/05/20

This is extremely fascinating to us as, unfortunately, records of the history of this part of our school (which we moved our Senior School & Sixth Form to in 1994, after it had been home to The Church Army since 1965) are limited. Please keep us updated on any discoveries!

21/05/20

Retweeted From Inspiring Change Makers

We hope you are all ready! Here's the link for easy access: https://t.co/zA5cLL7c6j https://t.co/enwoSLtnnc

20/05/20

Our students are excited to be some of the 20,000 young women taking part in the Inspiring Change Makers Summit tomorrow! You can download resources and watch videos ahead of the summit here: https://t.co/Od2hDhpfv2 https://t.co/2qrucJNAoW

20/05/20

It's and we are feeling especially grateful for our supportive community who remind us that we are appreciated throughout the year 🥰 https://t.co/vVwqwHwLT4

19/05/20

Only an hour to go until Mrs Gunton's melodic Kitchen Samba session! Follow the link below and make some music 🎶🎶 https://t.co/u1ouHCSPO7

19/05/20

Ella in Year 6 has created a bug hotel using an old wine box. Not only embracing the ‘reuse’ initiative, but also considering some of our smallest creatures that deserve a nice place to live too. Well done, Ella! https://t.co/zo4g63hM2U

19/05/20

Mrs Rosado has been using leftover tiles from the garage to make her rainbow in support of the NHS – it looks fab Mrs Rosado! https://t.co/CUXpZiPqPT

19/05/20

Some fabulous entries to the House Compettion have come in this week. Here, Betty in Year 6 has made this excellent message reminding us to ‘reuse’. Great work Betty! https://t.co/qUUgeOJbgT

18/05/20

Play your cards right! Another creative way to from https://t.co/eVWHAZn0xC

15/05/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Mrs W’s guided home learning task exceeding safe cuteness levels ! Next best thing to a hug ❤️ https://t.co/495oKkahDk

15/05/20

Get ready to tune in on the 22 May for the musical event of the summer! The first GDST Song Contest will be broadcast live to GDST girls around the country during the school day, so get your votes ready for Blackheath High! https://t.co/7V5hdSN4uo

15/05/20

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

"I never doubted whether I was good enough or qualified enough, I just believed I was capable enough, and definitely taught me that" — Victoria Barnett's story. https://t.co/0YzSMee0Kv

15/05/20

Stay mindful and take care of yourselves over the weekend. https://t.co/FxIM24Cp0V

15/05/20

Incredible work is still coming in for the House Competition. Resha, Yr 6 reused a Pringles pack, old jeans and buttons to make a pen holder, Really useful! https://t.co/F3Y11lIbg0

15/05/20

At Blackheath High we encourage our girls to positively leave their mark on the world. Next Thursday students will be joining the brilliant Change Makers conference to see firsthand how other inspiring women are making a difference https://t.co/XptkvmKVbI

14/05/20

Sharing the love of reading in our virtual book club, well done girls! https://t.co/UGkDNRLQOL

14/05/20

Good luck everyone! Let us know what level you get to. https://t.co/iZlpCZ09PX

13/05/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Mrs Brooks’ GCSE class turned into a come dine with me cooking class today! Learning about nutrition whilst making a lunch live on teams. I think all of the PE department will be logging into this lesson from now on!!! https://t.co/JqCyKnUDLG

13/05/20

A fascinating GDST enrichment course starts today for our YR 11 & YR 13 students. They will be applying design-thinking to our real world problems as we embrace our 'new norm' during ー19 - good luck to everyone taking part https://t.co/9p1uMLZ0Rj

13/05/20

Even in lockdown, our girls are finding their inspiration and being creative. Beatrix in Year 9 has shown this beautifully in her poem, ‘Behind Closed Doors’. https://t.co/bAhztFTDWA https://t.co/jzfQ5xlonm

13/05/20

Great to see students, teachers and now dogs staying active together at Fitness Club this morning.🐕🦮🐩 Next up, Dance Club starts 1.10pm https://t.co/XjdlEw8iz1

13/05/20

Great to see so many girls connecting through music rehearsals - well done Sinfonia https://t.co/3uLylXarjx

13/05/20

and our wellbeing partner, have produced a series of webinars for parents to help 'manage minds' during this current situation. Find out more now on Firefly. https://t.co/AhDbkdms0f

12/05/20

Not long to go until our 'Kitchen Samba' music lesson kicks off live on Youtube...4pm. https://t.co/ySZJ1TKWuX

12/05/20

Retweeted From GDST Alumnae Network

First Steps to Starting a Business - online course opens today! https://t.co/RvtHWTE3da Everything you need to know, delivered by , start-up expert, lecturer and columnist alumna https://t.co/t41TdEFMXW

12/05/20

Well done for keeping up the excellent guided home learning work girls – here’s a snapshot of a YR 8 Mandarin lesson, learning about countries and nationalities (and embracing new whiteboard tech for ) https://t.co/18TBbsVEe7

12/05/20

You can do it girls (and parents)! https://t.co/XBcXefyo7b

11/05/20

Our Director of Music, Emily Gunton, is teaching a ‘Kitchen Samba’ class, live on Youtube at 4pm tomorrow. Bring your pots and pans, explore different rhythms and take part in a Samba influenced piece. Click link to join - all welcome https://t.co/TzaqmiLlKt https://t.co/UxDqGBRPHF

11/05/20

A beautiful response to the Getty Museum Challenge by one of our Year 7 Students. Giulia is Frida Kahlo  #stayhome #covidart #year7 #ks3art #fridakahlo. Do head over to our Art Dept. Instagram for some incredible entries by students https://t.co/5rWicGHdBJ https://t.co/6JyZF22n5Q

11/05/20

Good luck to all our YR11 and YR13 students who are starting our new Excelerate 2020 summer curriculum today. Both programmes help to prepare our students for the next step in their educational journey. Here’s more on our YR 13 Programme https://t.co/iRfrhVPLSU

Covid-19 Information

A message from the Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson:

 

Ijp 02 05 19 bh 123I know many of you are feeling anxious about the weeks ahead. Our aim is for your daughter to continue to learn with minimal disruption and keep on thriving and developing. We are living in uncertain times, but we are well prepared.

Our staff have worked tirelessly to prepare for the move to guided home learning which we will be constantly refining as we go. We are confident that our students will not only maintain their academic performance but will also learn valuable new skills essential for preparing them for the future.

GDST CEO, Cheryl Giovannoni explains how at Blackheath High School GDST, our online alternative learning tools we have now in place will set up our girls for success, despite these turbulant times.

 

 

To see how we are Safeguarding your daughter, please see our policy here.

Our Admissions Office remains open to guide you through our application process during this time.

Our Guided home learning

While our premises are closed to all but children of key-workers, our school remains open virtually as we educate and support our students via our online Guided Home Learning approach. 

Our students have remained positive and thoughtful throughout the process of guided home learning. As we continue to adjust, it has been inspiring to see how we are finding new ways to continue and transform our community and relationships online.

Where possible, Junior School, Senior School & Sixth Form teaching follows the normal timetable. A combination of teaching methods and resources are used including; 1:1 live sessions with individual students, live whole class sessions with teachers (where age appropriate), live small group sessions, workbook sessions, independent learning tasks, team-working tasks, assemblies, clubs and so on. Our teaching is using the following platforms: Microsoft Teams., Firefly, and Tapestry (EYFS).

Reception story time, synchronous fitness club workouts, book club, and form time quizzes have been the highlight of our days and the more we participate and share in these activities, the better every day becomes.

The 1 to 1 teaching time my daughter has with her teacher through video conferencing is so inspiring and magical – you can see the excitement in her eyes - Reception Parent

 

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You can see further examples of our Guided Home Learning in action on our Twitter page and on the News section of our website.
 

Our Brand New Summer Curriculum for YR11 GCSE and YR13 A-Level students

We have proudly introduced Excelerate 2020, our brand new summer programme for YR11 GCSE and YR13 A-Level students, who are now free from the contraints of revision and exams. Our bespoke digital progamme gives the girls the opportunity to further deepen their knowledge, gain new skills and prepare themselves for the next step in their eduational journey.

Excelerate 2020 for YR11s
The new summer curriculum for YR11s is a tailored programme of Master Classes to prepare our girls for the step-up from GCSEs to A-Levels; to get into the A-level mindset, to get a head-start on their EPQ, and to get ready to excel at Sixth Form:


Excelerate 2020 for YR13s

Our brand new summer curriculum for Year 13s is a tailored programme of seminars, from specialists across the GDST network. They are teaching real world skills and foundation courses in chosen University degree subjects, to prepare our girls for the step up from School to University:

HOW WE ARE SUPPORTING Key Workers

In the Junior School buildings, we are looking after Key Workers’ and Critical Workers' children while they work hard to save lives and keep the city moving.

Many staff, both teaching and support, have volunteered to run this service both during term-time and in the school holidays. We are incredibly grateful to them that we are able to offer this provision.

Their commitment has enabled us to welcome children of other Key Workers' from local schools who were unable to accommodate them.

We are incredibly grateful to all our dedicated and caring teaching and support staff who have volunteered to look after Key Workers’ Children 
- Head of Juniors, Mrs Skevington

Coronavirus advice AND how to STAY SAFE

Under instructions from the government, everyone must stay at home to help prevent the spread of the virus. As part of the guidelines, going outside is only recommended for the following reasons:

  • Shopping for necessities, e.g food and medicine. This is something that should be done as infrequently as possible.
  • For one form of exercise per day, which includes a run, walk, cycle. This can either be by yourself or with members of your household.
  • For any medical need, which can include helping or caring for a vulnerable person and donating blood.
  • Travelling to and from work if working from home isn't a possibility.

You can also reduce the risk of infection by washing your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, or by singing 'Happy Birthday' to yourself twice. See the below video from the NHS on more information on how to effectively wash your hands. 
 

 

 


Here is a helpful link to the NHS website if you require further information.

How do I talk to my child about Coronavirus?

UNICEF have a useful guide on how to talk to your children about Coronavirus here.

Helping Lewisham and Greenwich NHS

We have donated all the school's safety equipment - over 200 safety glasses, 35 masks and 500 disposable aprons from our Science and DT departments for our local Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust midwives, supporting women in the community without PPE. 

Our Head of DT, Mr Masters, has been working with Sydenham High to produce and donate safety visors for our NHS frontline staff.  While two of our parents have helped distribute them.

Many of our girls have also been involved in a number of inspiring charitable activities to support those in need during this challenging time. Entrepreneurial Emma, in Year 6, has created a fantastic bespoke line of t-shirts and bags with a special ‘BHS for the NHS’ logo. Emma has designed the products, organised the manufacturing and has set up a website. All of the profits will go to NHS Charities Together, which is fundraising to support NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients.

Please have a look at the website and support Emma and the NHS if you can! https://the-sugarmouse.teemill.com

 

BHS for NHS

Wellbeing

Wellbeing is at the heart of our commitment to our school community, and we are coming together to find innovative ways to find time for self-care and support during challenging times. 

Our pastoral team remain in place and fully operational for students and staff.

In addition, staff and students alike have created a plethora of other up-lifting opportunities to promote wellbeing, including:

  • Staff and student book club by the English department
  • Arts inspiration from our Art department
  • ‘Toilet Roll Challenge’ by the PE department
  • Recipes for school lunch favourites and ‘bake at home’ instructions from our fantastic catering team
  • STEAM photography competition
  • Tai Chi

 

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