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21/02/20

To celebrate ‘Numbers Day’, students in Years 7-13 journeyed the school to find teachers wearing badges with significant numbers on them. https://t.co/B1QOk1VnJ2 https://t.co/4fFfGqu5uf

21/02/20

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A few tired eyes this morning but we are on route to the airport! We’ve had a fantastic week in Arosa! https://t.co/GMHSGILedx

19/02/20

Visit Blackheath High Nursery School at our ‘School In Action’ Open Morning on 10 March. https://t.co/RlZ16F7PmQ Rated 'Excellent in all areas’ (ISI) https://t.co/7Y8NgppGZu

19/02/20

Year Two had a great time exploring the process of tie dyeing as part of their Out of Africa topic. https://t.co/2PU1ZUwfJJ https://t.co/xzn9ArCRT9

17/02/20

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What a beautiful day ! 🎿⛷ https://t.co/8lhpWcd8hE

17/02/20

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Emma having a blast in the snow ⛄️ https://t.co/qFlcTYv5xD

17/02/20

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Year groups ready to go ! A few tired heads but they are still smiling and ready to learn! https://t.co/NJnhqOwwgO

17/02/20

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More than 900 ISC schools are engaged in academic partnerships with state schools; sharing lessons, preparing pupils for higher education, and combining knowledge, skills and expertise https://t.co/aJ2cyTUVTQ

17/02/20

'When our Mandarin teacher Ms Chung told us that we were going to be doing a Chinese dance workshop I was so excited, because I’ve never tried a Chinese dance workshop before.' https://t.co/H7yY3VD76d https://t.co/3DSq03V0zx

14/02/20

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Safely arrived in Switzerland 🇨🇭 now to the slopes 🎿 https://t.co/zlqEwzxsl3

14/02/20

Blackheath High School’s Eco Club got out their binoculars and had a great time taking part in The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. https://t.co/S3uyvZ90yj https://t.co/dhdsk2qMc7

14/02/20

Have an amazing time girls! https://t.co/qo9y0l9ck2

14/02/20

What a lovely way to go into Half Term! https://t.co/HWGhd0ZzTk

13/02/20

A huge congratulations to Luiza for winning the 'Maths of Space' Competition held by the IMA! She has been awarded a certificate and a Samsung tablet as her prize. Well deserved! https://t.co/ab4OoIhykO https://t.co/MNqx5a9K15

11/02/20

Visit Blackheath High Junior School at our ‘School In Action’ Open Morning on 10 March. https://t.co/RlZ16F7PmQ Rated 'Excellent in all areas’ (ISI) https://t.co/Av8odfDW1f

10/02/20

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"Inspired by curiosity, there was always a sense of 'needing to know' which drove me forward to seek new challenges" – Dame Mary Quant, fashion designer & alumna. https://t.co/h2515mntbt https://t.co/cHc1DdzzNu

06/02/20

Visit our new Sixth Form Centre at our ‘School In Action’ Open Morning on 10 March. https://t.co/RlZ16F7PmQ Rated 'Excellent in all areas’ (ISI) https://t.co/FJYfXXhOce

06/02/20

On the 20 January 2020, girls in Year 7 who chose Mandarin as a language visited Chinatown for the day! https://t.co/QiVzqmgBsb https://t.co/zD2lzFrP0K

05/02/20

Stunning sunny afternoon 🌞🌞🌞 https://t.co/azmLkUTODp

05/02/20

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Great to see ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ standing proud above the A2 this week https://t.co/Y8Iu2mAfw7

04/02/20

Visit the all-new Blackheath High School at our ‘School In Action’ Open Morning on 10 March. If you're looking for a Year 9 place starting September 2020 the deadline to apply is 13 March. https://t.co/4TvaFga8oz Rated "Excellent in all areas" (ISI). https://t.co/LIt8i0oTrE

04/02/20

Well done, girls! https://t.co/kCij4vdOSI

04/02/20

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Gardening club in full swing! https://t.co/CT8CVjUdQV

03/02/20

Retweeted From Rebecca Richards

Modelling the digestive system with weetabix and orange juice, the girls aren’t squeamish at all! The tights are representing the small intestine, the bag was the stomach. https://t.co/9q0QPg25Fx

03/02/20

Thank you to all of our sister-schools for contributing to the success of last week's SLT Conference! 👏 https://t.co/y9gmZ9EvOW

30/01/20

Retweeted From Cris Turple

Carol Chandler-Thompson opens SLT Conference: adversity & challenge can be positive; it stimulates innovation. It's important for our girls to be adaptive & flexible and for us as leaders to demonstrate this

30/01/20

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Fantastic start to the SLT conference this morning - wonderful welcome and fascinating keynote from https://t.co/ei0PRhGHKU

30/01/20

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It's great to be hosting the conference for senior leaders from across the family here at https://t.co/SCrpUQBoCS

30/01/20

We are delighted to be hosting the Senior Leadership Conference today and tomorrow. Welcome, everyone! https://t.co/Hm7Zdc5htm

28/01/20

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GDST Netball Tournament this afternoon with 31 BHS girls taking part! So much fun, a few cold hands but smiles and happy faces 😀 Thank you for hosting. https://t.co/pEUdtLWGBc

28/01/20

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Celebrating Chinese New Year https://t.co/8eHjcakDdy

27/01/20

A great pledge for the from Mrs Skevington https://t.co/z89ZTKOtEM

23/01/20

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Don’t worry the future of housing is in safe hands with girls in charge! Great geography discussions going on about planning in SE London today https://t.co/QZlXuDeWlh

23/01/20

Such a thoughtful pledge, Mr Henderson. Thanks to the brilliant veggie & vegan options provided by this should be quite enjoyable, too! https://t.co/lYuLIhf812

22/01/20

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

governors learning about the amazing opportunities for tech and computing at school - they were impressed! https://t.co/5gXtejXyDJ

22/01/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

delighted to welcome our governors to Juniors, seen here learning about apps and skills from our girls https://t.co/absfTgD7Q0

22/01/20

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Second fabulous event from our musicians this week- tougher audience this time! https://t.co/tQwOnqMkCA

22/01/20

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Great netball from our year10 &11 this evening resulting in 2 wins against St. Ursulas. https://t.co/VYT0XeGVLn

22/01/20

Thank you - exciting indeed and a fabulous way to creatively teach sustainability during our https://t.co/9W5IPHXX79

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February 21

Introducing our new gap girls!

Blackheath High School welcomes three new gap students who are gaining work experience at the school. Read all about our new gap girls Rosa, Camille and Bailey: 

Tell us about yourselves.

Rosa: I was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand with my two sisters and two brothers. I love summer time and I also love pasta!

Camille: I am Australian and from a small town on the south coast of New South Wales called Nowra, about 2.5 hours south of Sydney. I love Drama, Art and History, two of which I will be reading at university in 2019. 

Bailey: I am from Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia which is a coastal city. I am the youngest of three children.  

Why did you decide to come to Blackheath High School?

Rosa: I am following in the footsteps of my older sister who made the great decision of accepting her placement here at Blackheath High School. She had the time of her life here in 2014, often referring to it as the best year of her life so far. It was because of her overwhelmingly positive experience that I asked to be placed at this school when I applied for the Gap Tutor role.

Camille: To be able to experience a different school that has such a unique and enriching way of teaching and learning. 

Bailey: My brother completed a gap year through the same programme and ever since, I have wanted to follow in his footsteps because I saw what a great time he had working and exploring Europe. 

How are you finding Blackheath High School?

Rosa: It is exceeding the great expectations that I had. I think I speak on behalf of all three of us when I say that we appear to be the envy of other gappies due to the warm welcome in the school community and our awesome location.

Camille: I absolutely love it here! I feel as if I have walked into such a great community. Everyone here is so lovely, welcoming and helpful. 

Bailey: It is such a lovely school with a lot of character and a great vibe. You can tell the teachers love what they do and go to great lengths for their students. The girls are also eager to learn and enjoy coming to school. 

What are you enjoying or looking forward to about your time here?

Rosa: Not only am I excited to get away and take advantage of Europe’s conveniently close countries, but I am also excited to keep taking advantage of our location in Blackheath. Being so close to all the amazing places and events in London is something that I am enjoying so much. 

Camille: Working at the school with the girls. It is so lovely to work with the students every day, it is such a rewarding job.

Bailey: I am most excited about being able to explore so many different countries in such little time as everything is so close, it is definitely not possible to do so in Australia as we are so isolated there.

What is unique about Blackheath High School?

Rosa: This school is very diverse and prides itself in appreciating the diversity it has. I also think that it is amazing how many opportunities the girls have to go on trips in London and overseas, that is a big difference from the high school I went to. 

Camille: The beautiful relationships that are developed throughout the duration of the students' education. All of the girls from nursery up to Sixth Form are so lovely and kind, not only to each other but also to us as the new gap girls. 

What has been your biggest challenge so far?

Rosa: Moving away from my family and friends, especially my dog. It has been tough to live without the familiarity of my city and all the people I knew in it, but I believe it is a great challenge to put myself through. 

Camille: Adapting to a new life in a different country. However, everyone at both the Senior and Junior schools have made adapting much easier.

Bailey: Buying and cooking my own food is the biggest challenge by far. Getting around is also very difficult and expensive as in Australia, I was able to drive myself anywhere I needed to go.

Tell us something surprising about yourself?

Rosa: I never crawled as a baby - I was a bottom shuffler!

Camille: I can juggle! 

Bailey: I am half Dutch so in Year 10, I chose go a student exchange to my grandmother's old high school for three months. 

 

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