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17/01/20

Mrs Argile is reducing her environmental impact with these thoughtful changes, and we are encouraging our entire school community to think of ways they can do the same - let's inspire each other! What do you pledge for the ? https://t.co/N2tDjWDDZT

17/01/20

An excellent pledge idea from Ms Richards looking at how we can reduce our impact on our environment. What changes can you make to your daily routines that add up to a big change over the ?#140thAnniversary https://t.co/i8E9o6wGAK

17/01/20

Our is off to a great start, with pledges from staff, students and their parents coming in. Mrs Chandler-Thompson has made an ambitious pledge to not print a SINGLE thing for the entire year. Wow! https://t.co/5misHchheh

17/01/20

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

Lots of wonderfully creative design solutions from years 6 and 8 in today's Architecture Day. Well done everyone! https://t.co/AulZY31Bj9

17/01/20

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Another great year of design from our Year 6 and 8 students on Architecture day. Thanks to Mr Masters and his team for organising and inviting such inspiring speakers https://t.co/fEh8Br4HWy

17/01/20

Retweeted From D&T

Fran, Nisha & Katie. Our GDST alumnae and design director, architect and project manager respectively, who gave up a day to take part in our amazing Architecture Day. Winners to follow! TM https://t.co/iTd066ZB5R

15/01/20

A real pleasure to welcome ‘Old Girls’” of Mary Datchelor Grammar School, the original home of the stunning Datchelor Glass, to school for afternoon tea and viewing of the glass in its new home. Thank you for coming, ladies! https://t.co/vWgg33YkJ5

15/01/20

Retweeted From Blackheath High School Association

Have a look if you are booking your holidays soon 😎 You could raise over £120 for if you use to book your holiday and buy your travel essentials. If just five of us do this, we'll raise over £600 for FREE! Visit: https://t.co/zjMwEBsJqO

14/01/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Fitness Club started with a BANG 💥 well done to everyone 🤩🤩 https://t.co/yt5fGUvOQ0

14/01/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The U16 netball team played their first fixture of the term ending with a great 28-7 victory over Plumstead manor. Some fantastic shooting, brilliant interceptions and super team work on display. Well done 👏🏻 pom Ezi https://t.co/0Wjkh4agGO

14/01/20

This week's Wollstonecraft Speaker Series talk will be delivered by Lily MacDonald on the themes of Ambition and Action - looking forward to it! https://t.co/XA5AMwkU5A

13/01/20

Thank you for your support 🙂 https://t.co/Yq3hyJCZYf

13/01/20

Retweeted From Common Seas

Thank you! We're so excited to be at Blackheath today!

13/01/20

Today we have announced a whole-school pledge to protect our maritime environment. Together with we pledge to highlight the vital role of clean oceans in our curriculum and work towards becoming London's first Ocean Friendly school https://t.co/eO7REsNvu0

10/01/20

To celebrate our 140th year, we are encouraging our whole school community to make environmentally-focussed pledges to change our world for the better. The focus of pledges will be: Spring: Reduce Summer: Reuse Autumn: Recycle https://t.co/7nTYOdrBj3

10/01/20

Retweeted From Girls' Schools Assoc

Eco-anxiety is robbing young people of their childhoods - adults must teach climate change responsibly says GSA Head ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ | The Independent https://t.co/RPDthz5y0c

09/01/20

Great to see in The Independent leading on the role schools have to play in the climate crisis:“As teachers,we need to empower students to understand their own agency and highlight what they can do to make a positive change...big or small” https://t.co/IATHTAyazQ https://t.co/CMpffd6hVn

09/01/20

What's not to love! Glad to see Year 1 enjoying Taekwondo. https://t.co/Nd9dW8GHBV

09/01/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Year 6 enjoying getting back into hockey 🏑 💪🏻 https://t.co/5shhb7FIZk

08/01/20

Retweeted From Blackheath High School Association

A very happy new year to all followers, here's to another great year of fun-raising 🥳 - Quiz Night booking coming soon, sort your teams! - remember you can donate clean, quality, unwanted uniform at juniors or seniors now - lots more to come so watch this space!

08/01/20

Welcome back to school, everyone! This is a particularly special first day back, as it also marks our 140th birthday. Stay tuned to hear about our environmentally-focussed which will take place throughout 2020 https://t.co/DIKseZLHT8

07/01/20

Hard to imagine a more welcoming bunch - great teamwork girls! https://t.co/Ico5WnR2Ue

03/01/20

In recent STEAM Club activities, the girls learned simple chemical reactions whilst making delicious fudge. https://t.co/rF0FzPvEAw https://t.co/eAeBPjTwBM

30/12/19

As part of our Bookbuzz programme, our girls were able to select and take home a book from a list of 17 titles! https://t.co/cXku8SoYWN https://t.co/a8JaB7fp4P

26/12/19

In celebration of Wellbeing Week 2020, our Music Scholars invite you and your little one to join us at the Senior School on Wednesday 22 January for a musical adventure. Further details and registration: https://t.co/NwV2vRdjJh

24/12/19

With Christmas just around the corner, turn up your speakers and celebrate with the Blackheath High School Christmas Single! Merry Christmas everyone! https://t.co/SPYvui2FhA https://t.co/N5tTntBBv3

21/12/19

With a staggering 38.45 seconds on the tuba, we are happy to announce the winner of the Long Note Competition... https://t.co/OZ9vxQ9qYU https://t.co/tZBTOu7YOL

19/12/19

Wishing everyone a restful and happy Christmas 🎄 🌟 ☃️ https://t.co/DjcCdfeKsw

18/12/19

Retweeted From Cheryl Giovannoni

So gorgeous. Lovely way to begin the 7 day countdown to Christmas. Have a great break BHS superstars. https://t.co/DAnsRks3jI

18/12/19

We are all feeling very spoilt - and full - this afternoon. Even the sprouts were delicious! https://t.co/zJHpPZcsmX

18/12/19

After a spectacularly melodic December, we're excited to share our music with you & your little ones in 2020. Register for Classics for Kids below: https://t.co/us2wUHB9sQ

18/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

We’ll be playing this at our Junior singalong this afternoon. Lovely to see so many “old” Junior girls and big sisters in there. Well done everyone 👏👏👏 https://t.co/Taoul3htZr

18/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Last day of term and having a blast with independent research- they seriously are loving it and I’ve learnt something new. https://t.co/UqNHj91qUr

18/12/19

Move over Simon Cowell, these Blackheath High girls have the X-Factor! Introducing our very own Christmas single🎄☃️🎄watch it here: https://t.co/7jPFe5ljWg

17/12/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

So proud of our dance company girls using their 4a time for extra rehearsals this week. 🙌🏼 https://t.co/VoaLsS3V3i

17/12/19

Well done to all candidates! https://t.co/f4DFHkN4iH

17/12/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

. House captains and decs made by them with our laser printer and sold for . Paragon made the biggest profit but very close. £242.60 on the way to a very good cause. https://t.co/SJEHEzFwkk

14/12/19

Year 7 had a great time learning about the bone structure by dissecting chicken legs in Science! They even identified the tendons and ligaments at the joint https://t.co/IAGcoCz5IH

13/12/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

“It’s behind you...!!!!” Year 11 Panto Trip to get us into the festive spirit! 🎭🎄 https://t.co/Sl1GFgGjyh

Latest news

October 4

60 seconds with our gap girls

Every January, Blackheath High welcomes three gap students from the other side of the world who are keen to experience life in London and gain work experience. The girls rotate their time between the Junior and Senior schools and get a real insight into life at Blackheath High. Gap girls Jess, Annabel and Katya tell us more: 

What is your role and what does it involve?

Jess: We are ‘Gap Tutors’ which involves admin work (supporting both teachers and office staff at the Senior school) and working with the younger girls at the Junior school. 

Katya: At Junior school, this includes breakfast and holding club. 

How long have you worked here? 

Jess: We started work in January when we all moved to the UK and have split our time between the Junior and Senior schools since then.

Why did you decide to come to Blackheath High? 

Katya: I wanted to take a gap year to work and travel overseas. I’ve been so lucky to end up at Blackheath High, it has been such a wonderful experience to live in another country and work at such an amazing school, and I have had so many unique opportunities from doing this. 

Annabel: I chose to take a gap year before studying and wanted to keep myself busy working during that time.

Jess: A gap year in the UK was very appealing, I had no clue what I wanted to do for a career and was loathe to follow my friends to university ‘just because’. London offered the chance to get out of home and into a much bigger city. This year has been incredibly valuable both in school and out – I have learned so much about myself and about the world. I’ve also gained a lot of knowledge and experience about working in a professional environment - something that not a lot of fresh high school graduates are offered. 

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Annabel: Being able to feel as though I am making a difference, either with the children or in the lives of those I am helping.

Katya: Working with the students, spending time outdoors at the sports field. 

Jess: I love going to the field and getting involved with PE lessons and fixtures. I have also really enjoyed seeing the other side of school so soon after graduating - what goes on behind the scenes and how much leg work is required to keep a busy school running. It may be cheesy but I appreciate my teachers so much more now!

What do you enjoy most about working at Blackheath High?

Jess: The environment at Blackheath High is such a welcoming one, from students and staff alike. Everyone has made us feel at home here and it’s made the work so much more enjoyable.

Annabel: The staff and children are special and make the experience enjoyable.

Katya: It’s such a unique school with so many great opportunities. The girls are all so lovely and it’s such a wonderful environment to work in. All the students and staff are always so nice and friendly. It’s been really great to get to know everybody here. 

What is unique about Blackheath High?

Jess: Blackheath High is a world away from my high school and home. Blackheath High is a lot smaller than my school of 1700 and being an all girls’ school, it has a totally different feel which is a nice change. It is great to see so many feminist values being pushed within the school to empower the girls, to nurture ambition and a hunger for success. 

Katya: I have been blown away by how incredible the staff and students are here. The students are so lucky to go here and it has been so wonderful to see how the staff go above and beyond to make their time here so valuable. I was also so impressed with all of the clubs and co-curricular activities that are available. 

Annabel: The children at the school are genuinely lovely and very kind hearted.

What has been your biggest challenge?

Jess: The last few months of 2016 - sitting my final exams, graduating, working part-time throughout, packing my life into two suitcases and moving out of home, leaving everyone behind to fly halfway across the world to Blackheath High. It was a whirlwind of emotion and it took a while to acclimatise but it is something I am immensely proud of and would likely do again at some point!

Annabel: Being away from family.

Katya: Being fresh out of school and going from being a student to a member of staff and living independently. We’ve all grown so much this year and it has been such a great way to develop independence and life skills. 

Tell us something surprising about yourself 

Jess: I am of Maori descent and can speak a little of the Te Reo language which is dying out of our culture. 

Katya: I was named after a famous skier!

Annabel: I used to be very musical when I was younger, playing both the guitar and cello. Sadly, I don’t remember how to play either of them!

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