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12/09/19

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

So impressed with this prototype that one of our students made on her work experience at . https://t.co/Mtxc3N1EHw

12/09/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

So much food for thought from our first lecture of term by - I particularly liked the thought that ‘Plan B doesn’t have to suck!’ Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your wisdom. https://t.co/RVtshTkKfT

11/09/19

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Stumbled across this in the common room and I just love it 😊 https://t.co/wZarQ2wDvU

10/09/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

What a treat - one-off special performance of Edinburgh fringe production! Hugely enjoyable 👏🏽 https://t.co/meiArFziZn

09/09/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Fitness Club this morning!! What an amazing turn out for 7:30am! 💪🏼 https://t.co/JddMX7GoFx

06/09/19

Retweeted From GDST Skills

Fantastic day with students from for our Inspire Conference. Thank you to all our speakers, and especially to our new sixth formers for being so brilliant. https://t.co/VZ3ubvX1Cz

06/09/19

Words of wisdom on university applications, courses and utilising the GDST network from Blackheath alumna Liz Isaacs in the Alumnae Network session https://t.co/XPn4yzXg2V

06/09/19

Retweeted From Hayley Barnard

Thank you so much for letting me be part of your brilliant event again.

06/09/19

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Autumn term club lists bursting at the seams https://t.co/C2rpJvyvzv

06/09/19

Retweeted From Norwich High

Mingle bingo! Great to see girls from a number of schools at today’s Inspire East conference https://t.co/LFUAEvyvOD

06/09/19

Motivating and practical tips on cultivating resilience from for Sixth Formers today at the conference at Churchill College in Cambridge https://t.co/TxIL0Ir3gv

05/09/19

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

Lucky Year 11 students off to see Macbeth for GCSE English. Great being so close to this! https://t.co/6B11D6HvTF

05/09/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Starting the morning right with year 6 tag rugby 🏉 🌞 https://t.co/HNmatKkt7Q

05/09/19

Another spot on the shortlist for our inspired buildings. Congratulations https://t.co/RKjwKm1mKr

05/09/19

Off to a strong start in Year 7 Maths with a group "Unique Handshake" exercise to demonstrate triangular numbers 🤝🤝 https://t.co/xyiZns1gb1

05/09/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Record breaking number of Year 7s at the Netball trials tonight! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/frFlnk8z69

04/09/19

As we start our second academic year in our beautiful new Senior school it isn't at all surprising that have been shortlisted in the Architects' Journal 2019 for their work on our stunning new buildings. Congratulations to the team! https://t.co/m6FTh28GKT

03/09/19

Retweeted From GRΔCΣ

👍This pic says it all! She had the “best day everrrr” & “it was amazing” thank you so much ⁦⁩ 🙏🏼 seniors 💐 🤩👍 https://t.co/u9yldy51BT

02/09/19

Absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for your generous support https://t.co/eCHRx7yqzT

02/09/19

Welcome back to school everyone! Thank you for the welcoming wave, featuring the stunning, newly installed, stained glass panels at the Junior School. https://t.co/AKvDwSSG4k

30/08/19

Our annual KS3 Art exhibition is just around the corner! Find out more here: https://t.co/zwe1UmuSqe https://t.co/fsDHMJhOa2

30/08/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

Your back-to-school checklist: Hopes ✔️ Dreams ✔️ Perseverance ✔️ Energy ✔️ Enthusiasm ✔️ Fun ✔️ Kindness ✔️ Imagination ✔️ Intellect ✔️ Wit ✔️ And pens. You can never have too many pens. 🖊️

23/08/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

All Ahead - girls achieve best ever results for their school! https://t.co/zfXc3b9lKD

22/08/19

So proud of our students' wonderful GCSE results, reflecting their hard work, dedication and talent. Read more here: https://t.co/51Vd7L1fjW https://t.co/8TacyAk8q7

22/08/19

What a year for Mia. From having her artwork selected to hang in the to star studded GCSE results, Mia commented “So surreal to see my artwork in the Royal Academy and so surreal to see my results here today” https://t.co/L6weaWp8OY

22/08/19

Trisha is celebrating straight 7/8/9 or A/A* grades and can’t wait to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths and pursue her dream of becoming a paediatrician. Well done Trisha! https://t.co/yAfXWc85KY

22/08/19

Miriam, who has just completed work experience at Cambridge University is celebrating 9 A*’s and an A and will go on to study French, Biology, Chemistry and Maths . Her puppy, Tess, was also overjoyed! https://t.co/AXLWrawE81

22/08/19

Dilmi is thrilled with 11 8/9/A*s and looking forward to studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths with a view to studying Medicine at University https://t.co/TBW7MQVym7

22/08/19

It is an honour to be able to celebrate our best ever GCSE’s with students as they receive their phenomenal results. We’re so proud of all of you, girls! https://t.co/S4tS5OuG7s

22/08/19

Retweeted From Steven Henderson

Very best wishes to all students collecting results today. Please come in via Westcombe House from 9am.

20/08/19

Our new Year 7 summer school is in session! This morning we've been enjoying icebreakers, drama sessions and everyone's looking forward to getting crafty in this afternoon's art class https://t.co/MVO18bKedS

19/08/19

Congratulations to our unstoppable alumna Saffron Coomber on being shortlisted in The Stage Debut Awards 2019. Join us in voting for Saffron in the Best West End Debut category here: https://t.co/mP5gOvpHxb

15/08/19

Retweeted From GRΔCΣ

Such lovely accreditations to all the girls for their hard work. Big thanks to the school & all the wonderful teachers & staff for everything they’ve done over the years, truly exceptional, marvellous school 🙏🏼 https://t.co/zBuDtgd1hp

15/08/19

This year we have students leaving us to study everything from Law to Politics, Medicine, World Performance and Aerospace Technology with Pilot Studies. Well done to everyone! Full results day story & photo gallery here: https://t.co/azF7hEFqKW https://t.co/alutaYHc1f

15/08/19

Excelling in English, Zoe will be going on to study English at Cambridge. If anyone is more thrilled by this news than she is, surely it’s our English teachers Ms Beecham and Ms Chandler https://t.co/1UW3XXrBq2

15/08/19

We ❤️ it too! https://t.co/GMCoUEjD2K

15/08/19

Retweeted From Cheryl Giovannoni

Wonderful achievements girls. Well done from everyone in the . https://t.co/gDYzyxSuig

15/08/19

Touching to see so many of our Year 13 students ‘taking flight’ today – some more literally than others. Epiphany will be studying Aerospace Technology and Pilot Studies at Hertfordshire https://t.co/NS48xjUSzp

15/08/19

Freya has every reason to be jumping for joy, with three A*’s in Chemistry, Biology and French. She will be putting her broad range of strengths to good use in her Biomedical Science with a Modern Language degree https://t.co/RwGR18AeR5

15/08/19

Hodan (A*,A,A) and Christine (A,A,B) are overjoyed to have secured places to study Medicine at Imperial and Manchester https://t.co/Nwf6aq6BXh

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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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