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14/05/21

A huge congratulations to all our performers to have just completed their examinations. You were all sensational! ✨ Here is a snippet from one of our star-studded performances. https://t.co/dRzzHANiaH

14/05/21

Great teamwork, good luck girls! 💃👏 https://t.co/jTMP6tGOI6

14/05/21

As part of the Junior School celebration of famous women artists, Year 5 have used Frida Kahlo as their inspiration to draw self-portraits with backgrounds that reflect their wider interests. Great idea! 🎨 https://t.co/86ywEnjvOx

13/05/21

The Year 2 girls worked in partners to sequence the daily events in the life of our longest serving monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. They also learnt some very interesting facts. Nice work girls! 👍 https://t.co/FBpoH9Yr8O

13/05/21

Our Future of Education session ends with "Really excited about the future of education". Thank you for all who attended and to our expert speakers.

13/05/21

Retweeted From Blackheath High School GDST

"Teachers are amazing. They have taken us through an education crisis." "I couldn't be more proud of our teachers and their dedication to young people and wanting the best for them".

13/05/21

Retweeted From Blackheath High School GDST

"There has been an opportunity to embrace technology in education that we have never had before"

13/05/21

"This is a huge opportunity to review our exam structures going forwards"

13/05/21

"Teachers are amazing. They have taken us through an education crisis." "I couldn't be more proud of our teachers and their dedication to young people and wanting the best for them".

13/05/21

"There has been an opportunity to embrace technology in education that we have never had before"

13/05/21

Delighted to kick-start our live panel on the "Future of Education post Covid-19". Our Head, Mrs Chandler-Thopmson "We must take this opportunity to reflect on the challenges we faced during the pandemic and take forward opportunities" https://t.co/EBi5zIHjDd

13/05/21

Not long now until our Future in Education online event, an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and opportunities for education prompted by the pandemic. Hosted by our Head & experts & https://t.co/zXPh3L9u9I

13/05/21

Incredible! https://t.co/sTitq6HuFP

12/05/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

So proud of this. 🙏👏🏾👏🏼👏 https://t.co/Tkzh2B8xai

12/05/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Astonishingly generous response from Junior families for mufti day in aid of the Indian Relief fund. Part of our celebrations this week. https://t.co/I2lk2TCZ6w

12/05/21

As a school we are committed to celebrating our diverse school community, so today in celebration of Eid and to raise funds for the Indian Relief Fund, our Junior School is having a school Mufti Day. https://t.co/0oblZwGMP8

11/05/21

Well done to all the students who took part in the UKMT Mathematics Challenges. 👏 Click here to find out more about our highest achieving Maths challengers: https://t.co/SaJS4TBbfI https://t.co/wEyQp75E9M

11/05/21

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

NOW AVAILABLE... full recording 📹of most recent on 'Managing the Transition from Primary to Secondary School'. 🏫 https://t.co/oAKALCeA7e

11/05/21

In February, the commissioned a song and Junior girls gave ideas for lyrics. Lin Marsh took the lines and created this song, to represent how the girls felt coming out of a second lockdown You can watch the full video here: https://t.co/3W1Y3V8wGs https://t.co/TqJkqBvG0W

10/05/21

Following fieldwork in the school grounds and research into local geographical issues, the Year 12s have embraced their local Geography and embarked on their Independent Investigations over the Easter holidays. Find out more here: https://t.co/tX0mKOPWGG https://t.co/9l54jGBVCS

10/05/21

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

Great assembly this morning from about how we’ve been listening as a school and how we’re planning to make sure everyone feels included in our community.

10/05/21

We're very excited that our Eco Club have announced their planned activities for the term, including taking part in ! Click here to find out more: https://t.co/UPIGZOvGS5 https://t.co/OAz8Rsszh3

08/05/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Loving Year 3’s artwork for next week’s exhibition https://t.co/wanjd0BK70

08/05/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

year 1 getting . Perfect Friday afternoon 😎 https://t.co/Aek6cfOWhM

07/05/21

Sixth Form took part in a day of team-building events, where they had to work together to solve problems that would be completely impossible to solve alone. The Year 12s beat the 13s by a two point lead to be the victors, well done girls! 👍 https://t.co/GSfzlHBLZb

07/05/21

Wow! 👏 https://t.co/42UlEsBNZl

07/05/21

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

The full recording of last week's 'Helping Your Daughter to Navigate Friendships'. 📽️ https://t.co/IFfovbYbYv

06/05/21

We loved having the Year 5 girls come to our CSI Day at the Senior School. Great detectives in the making! https://t.co/4ZDTokiy25

06/05/21

A huge thank you to for their kind donation of books addressing and celebrating diversity. 📚 We've made them available in the Juniors Library for staff to use as teaching resources and for our pupils to access independently. https://t.co/Wi6LAYM8CW

06/05/21

Well done our super scientists! 👏 https://t.co/lgMhHZ7k5I

05/05/21

In Art, Year 2 showed some great teamwork by gently drawing around each others' hands and decorating the drawings using paints. 🎨 https://t.co/LKMx4NmUH8

04/05/21

A lovely little snippet of rabbits Year 7 had fun learning about on Trips Day last week. Adorable! 🐇 https://t.co/bjk3R5uD10

04/05/21

Year 2 showed their creativity in Maths by painting cakes! They divided their cakes into equal parts to aid the girls' understanding of unit and non-unit fractions. Wonderful work! 🍰 https://t.co/6tVfji2K5U

03/05/21

Year 11 took a break from mini assessments last week with some great martial arts and street awareness training. Wow! 🥋 https://t.co/BCwFOo2BdQ

30/04/21

Year 8 are finding their competitive streak today in the 'Me, Myself and Challenges' workshop for Trips Day. The girls are enjoying an exciting time based around the following skills; self-awareness, awareness of others, awareness of surroundings and personal empowerment. https://t.co/JmLeQpcTO1

30/04/21

Such a great opportunity! https://t.co/WzBb8sltT4

29/04/21

This week, the girls enjoyed the first of four workshops with . Here are the girls with Sophie and Dan from the ensemble, guiding the girls through composition using graphic scores, inspired by Five Postcards for violin and viola by . https://t.co/6gVGAV5mNb

29/04/21

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28/04/21

In PE, Year 2 had a great time focusing on ball skills, using the monkey bars and the climbing frame. On a lovely day too! ☀️ https://t.co/zTKRX4I8yq

28/04/21

There is still time to sign up to the next Talk on Thursday. This week, Founder & CEO of award-winning Andrew Hampton will talk about 'Helping Your Daughter to Navigate Friendships' on 29 April at 6pm via Zoom. https://t.co/zJw8d6arxS

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July 12

Message from our Head - Mrs C Chandler-Thompson

Congratulations! We have made it to the end of a brilliant term, and in fine form too! It has been a celebratory, creative and adventurous final two weeks, with a wealth of exciting events to enjoy. The focus in Juniors has been upon bidding our Year 6 girls good luck for their transition to Senior School and celebrating their many achievements. The Year 5 and 6 girls really excelled in the production: Mystery at Magpie Manor. It was a fabulous visual feast and had great comic moments. Prize-giving for Year 6 this week saw us celebrate the girls’ many achievements and it was a real treat to host Alumna Hannah L-S to award prizes and share her thoughts on courage with the girls.

Wednesday’s whole school concert at St Margaret’s Church in Lee, was also a real treat and a fitting end to a musically spectacular year. I am so grateful to all our accompanists, music peris and Mrs Gunton, Mrs Coles and Miss Smith for all their inspiration and efforts.

It was also a real pleasure to host the prize-giving for Year 7 and 8 this week. Both Year groups have impressed us with their energy and engagement in school and it was a real celebration of their many achievements so far. Again, it was a real pleasure to welcome back Dr Shade Henry (a 2008 graduate) to share her experience training in Medicine with the girls. We feel very privileged to have such a close alumnae network; I think it is a really unique feature of the Girls' Day School Trust (GDST). Seven of our recent leavers also generously gave their time to contribute to our ‘Bright Horizons’ Higher Education event for Year 10, alongside speakers from KCL, Cambridge and Southampton. The personalised support and advice available to the girls really is second-to-none and I am extremely proud of the extra mile we go to link girls up with mentors and former students. 

Finally, we bid ‘bon voyage’ to two groups of travellers this week. A small Year 9 group joined 500 of their GDST sisters at the annual Multitude Festival at Ipswich High. A unique opportunity to make new friends across the Trust, as well as participate in workshops, listen to live music and immerse in the full festival experience; this has been a really great event. An intrepid band of senior students, led by Mrs O'Hanlon and Miss Smith also flew out to Tanzania on Thursday. They are working with a great organisation ‘Inspire Worldwide’ to work on a women focussed/renovation project in Babati, as well as taking part in workshops with a partner girls group, and attempting to learn some Swahili. There is also going to be a chance to participate in a safari and make lots of local community visits. The programme looks fantastic and the girls have worked very hard to raise funds; we cannot wait to hear all about it.

I wish you and your daughters a restful and enjoyable summer holiday. Thank you so much for all of your support of the school and the staff this year and we look forward to seeing you again in September.

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