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23/06/22

The 2022 Art Exhibition is tonight! Featuring work from GCSE Art and A-level Art + Textiles students, this event is a must-see. 6-8.30pm in the Wollstonecraft room, refreshments provided. See you there! https://t.co/TaXC9TLkrW https://t.co/Lo0D9eF7lT

17/06/22

As another busy week comes to a close, let's all pause for a minute and take a leaf out of our Nursery girls' book, as they try out a yoga and mindfulness workshop: https://t.co/p0aLonelRg https://t.co/IVfAuL4lLf

17/06/22

We warmly invite you to the annual Art Exhibition on Thursday 23 June, 6-8.30pm. For the first time in 3 years all of the GCSE Art and A-level Art + Textiles work will be displayed in the Wollstonecraft Room. Refreshments will be provided 🥂 See you there! https://t.co/nM1iXYP4hw https://t.co/gQs6P2d1F9

16/06/22

It's not every day you get a shoutout from a celebrity! In Tinie Tempah's recent article on South East London, he describes growing up around Blackheath and gives BHS the nod as an independent secondary school of note. We're blushing! Read the article: https://t.co/KW97qtbQsv

15/06/22

There's still time left to apply for our Senior Marketing Officer role! This is an exciting opportunity for a creative marketing professional to hone their skills & play a key role in the marketing, events & alumnae strategy of Blackheath High. Apply now: https://t.co/dUCsbJuKTP https://t.co/5gS8IeJZ8y

13/06/22

There are still a few places left on our Year 5 Taster Mornings, Wednesday 22nd or Saturday 25th June. Don't miss out on this fab opportunity to experience real life at Blackheath High! Book now: https://t.co/x9WuBDGwLc https://t.co/8k2dKasR0S

10/06/22

Our Senior School students will be rowing all day for today's Rowathon to fundraise for , an award-winning LGBTQ mental health and wellbeing charity. We kicked off our Rowathon at 8am today. Mrs Bijnens and Miss Smith are on-hand to keep students motivated! https://t.co/6kLWdv4ftT

09/06/22

There is still time to get tickets for the 2022 BHSA Summer Party! Join us on Saturday 2 July as we set sail along the Thames from Tower Bridge to Greenwich. All BHS parents and staff welcome! Don't delay, ticket sales close TODAY: https://t.co/E1lB9Z8yby https://t.co/xha2Cfr16y

09/06/22

We are still accepting applications to our state-of-the-art Sixth Form for September 2022, including 100% bursaries places for academically gifted girls. Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/p1AIYMnKd3 https://t.co/7DGhRRsQSV

08/06/22

Read School House's coverage of our recent ISI inspection, where Blackheath High School was rated "excellent in all areas": https://t.co/ozL1WfaV9Y https://t.co/ckvCJN2f1J

08/06/22

On 22nd June we are welcoming Year 5 girls to take part in a Young Entrepreneurs Taster Morning. A taster in more ways than one as the girls design and create their own smoothies! Don't miss this chance to experience life at Blackheath High - sign up now: https://t.co/Xu23WpcsKY https://t.co/nCdCMkMheF

07/06/22

The 2022 Summer Party for parents & staff is set to be extra special. Join us on Saturday 2 July and board London’s largest luxury boat, which will sail along the Thames from Tower Bridge to Greenwich. Learn more & secure your tickets here: https://t.co/D7v7he5zFs https://t.co/CUOBZUaJYP

07/06/22

The ISI recently rated Blackheath High School "excellent in all areas", including that our pupils are highly articulate, and effective listeners and communicators. Read our highlights report here: https://t.co/rQa7cR3wWp https://t.co/xJVHM21fQX

06/06/22

Before half term we bid a fond farewell to our Year 13s, as they left for study leave. Good luck to you all, wishing you all the best and remember to stay in touch! https://t.co/t4Wf056KCs

06/06/22

This summer, we are giving Year 5 girls the opportunity to experience what life is like at Blackheath High School. The Midsummer Shakespeare Festival will help your daughter discover her inner performer! Secure your place now: https://t.co/gXNsUocquF https://t.co/AqUaY2nFbL

01/06/22

Recently, our girls entered the Young Translators Prize, a competition inspired by the great translator Anthea Bell. There were 3 winners in Greater London… Charlotte P, Enid O and Katherine B, all in Year 8 at Blackheath High! Huge congratulations girls! https://t.co/kgSkCcpvS1 https://t.co/qfRINgyvZK

31/05/22

Our Year 7s recently had a unique and exciting opportunity - they formed a focus group for a new interactive gallery at London's Science Museum. The gallery opens in November, and we can't wait to see if any of our girls' ideas have been put into action! https://t.co/gQfgb1jH97

30/05/22

Last Trips Day, Year 9 went to Whitstable to get their first taste of Geography field work. Read Amelie Hutton, Year 9's review of the fun-but-windy day: https://t.co/TU9J9VrQcS https://t.co/9nyVzRtmxi

27/05/22

On Trips Day, Year 10 spent the day exploring the world of Astronomy. From the Royal Observatory to the National Maritime Museum, they went on a fascinating journey through the stars before building star scopes of their own ✨ https://t.co/GzqAJv2hYb https://t.co/aY16ruV3SU

27/05/22

Spaces are available in our Sixth Form for September 2022, including bursary places. Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/WYMnFkv3yc https://t.co/gxCPvQvd9X

26/05/22

On 9 May, our music students performed in the annual Pop Fest concert, held at Up The Creek comedy club. It was a fantastic night of exceptional musical talent, with group and solo performances from students in all years. Huge well done everyone involved! https://t.co/1E8D84r9QE https://t.co/NaYTfgvp1B

26/05/22

Not only do our girls succeed academically - they also complete a myriad of other achievements that make each one shine. ISI rated the quality our pupils' achievements as "excellent" 🌟 Read the report here: https://t.co/R9DXcqshGp https://t.co/PwPaD18Uab

25/05/22

We are recruiting for a Senior Alumnae, Development & Marketing Events Manager. This is a great opportunity for a creative marketing professional to use their skills to play a key role in the delivery of our alumnae relations strategy. Apply here by 8 June https://t.co/MUfG9gFztn https://t.co/ls8vun1lOh

25/05/22

On the last day of the Spring Term, the much-loved House Debate made a long-awaited return! All of our teacher-student teams made some exceptional arguments, but the Paragon team of Mr Sodhi and Jess McLaughlin came out victorious 🏆 https://t.co/KcLXIDV82E https://t.co/wvHgefT4La

24/05/22

We are delighted to invite all alumnae to a Summer Garden Party this Thursday, 26th May. Join us for cocktails, street food and to share memories with your old school friends and teachers. We look forward to welcoming you back to school! RSVP here: https://t.co/ixaFeWCJqy https://t.co/aBrHTM8O9x

24/05/22

On 11th May, our new Head Student Team attended the TSB 'Women of the Future' event, where they heard from an impressive range of female role models. Thanks to CBE DL, Founder and Chair of the Women of the Future Programme! https://t.co/2z1U9SguKh

23/05/22

Here at Blackheath High, our girls and their personal development are very important to us. We're so pleased that our recent ISI report rated us "excellent" on this category - it means we are succeeding in our mission! Read our report highlights here: https://t.co/A2LDfuvPI3 https://t.co/E7K4gwxu6z

23/05/22

A rare opportunity at Blackheath High Junior School in September 2022 - recently rated ‘excellent in all areas’ by the ISI, this is an exciting time to join our exceptional Junior School. We’re currently accepting applications for Years 3 & 4 - apply today https://t.co/tnuZU5PbIN https://t.co/s85EqGYasE

20/05/22

After the lovely weather this week, we couldn't end it in any other way… an Eco Club update! Mrs Bijnen's stick insects have grown even bigger, and the caterpillars are all in their own chrysalis, soon to emerge as beautiful butterflies. We can't wait! https://t.co/6K8aRebkan

20/05/22

Huge congratulations to the Junior School Art department for the spectacular art show last week! The theme was Celebration, and a celebration indeed it was, showcasing our girls' incredible talent and creativity. https://t.co/4ZlvY97J4e https://t.co/gPHvtYTssa

19/05/22

We are delighted to announce that Blackheath High School GDST has been recognised as "excellent in all areas" by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) after their recent inspection in 2022, the highest rating obtainable. Read our report highlights: https://t.co/8nX7NR1zk9 https://t.co/evVI3oeDwZ

19/05/22

On the 26th April, Years 3-7 took part in our Mini Marathon on the beautiful Heath. Thank you to everyone who came to cheer us on, and well done to all the girls who took part! Find out who won each race here: https://t.co/4kF5awZAZl https://t.co/71Xpb1KjnJ

18/05/22

Sixth Form bursary places available for September 2022. Find out more and apply now: https://t.co/D9PKjdySoU https://t.co/rP1jSU0IEj

18/05/22

Blackheath High School students are currently preparing for their end of year exams, and have never been revising harder thanks to online tool Seneca Learning! Our girls are the current leaders in Greenwich - you're going to ace those exams, girls! https://t.co/vMY7Wj0HDQ

16/05/22

Our lovely Year 11 girls have been making 'Cards for kindness' - sending positive messages and postcards to residents of local care homes. What a beautiful way to lift someone's spirits! https://t.co/cG9Z70Vd8c

12/05/22

Fully funded Sixth Form bursary places are available for gifted girls. Apply now for September 2022: https://t.co/F5YnDE3aeY https://t.co/ZkSH5DFmgz

11/05/22

Year 11 have been making 'Little Dresses for Africa' - pillowcase dresses that will be sent to orphanages across the continent. We're sure they will be sew happy with their new dresses! 🧵🪡 https://t.co/iTh6zCLzxn

09/05/22

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Junior Art Exhibition with special opening performances by Chamber Choir, Tuesday 10th May from 3pm. https://t.co/FZCzVgYiy0

09/05/22

What are biotic and abiotic factors? We may be scratching our heads, but our Year 11 Triple Science class certainly aren't after their Field Studies trip to Greenwich Park: https://t.co/0ht7Jxpk9O https://t.co/1PqLuR3aWB

06/05/22

We're looking for a Marketing, Events & Communications Officer to join our Marketing and Admissions Team. If you're looking to expand your content creation, campaign management, and event management expertise, visit 👉 https://t.co/MUNNCWrLbn Closing date: 12 May at 12 noon https://t.co/XEd0VZ5juI

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March 10

Book Week

This month, schools in the UK have been involved in World Book Day, from distributing £1 vouchers, to major whole school festivities. This has become a fundamental event in our school calendar with various activities including staff and students dressing up as their favourite literary characters. The aim is to encourage students to talk about books and reading, to celebrate and promote reading for pleasure.

Senior School 

At Senior School, we took part in a ‘drop everything and read’ cross curricular event throughout the week to encourage reading. Students in Year 7 held a book swap session where they exchanged good reads with other students.  There were numerous activities held in the library including: ‘Guess the book’, word searches and crosswords.

On World Book Day, Thursday 2nd March, all students received their £1 book token. This was the twentieth anniversary of the special event where students receive a token donated by National Book Tokens. Students are able to take their token to their local bookshop to buy either a special £1 book produced for the occasion, or use it to receive £1 off a full price book. We held our special assembly where everyone paraded in their literary character costumes. Winners included characters from The Hunger Games, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter.

Our final event of the week was a book quiz held in the library on Friday. Seven teams of students battled through 6 rounds of questions to be crowned winners of the competition. The competition was fierce and the Marker’s decision was final! This year was won by team ‘Team Draco’ (Imogen and Ella in 9H).

Mrs Glazebrook
Librarian

Junior School 

Book Week at the Junior School was another huge success with activities to promote children’s love of reading occurring all the way from Nursery to Year 6. The week began with a special workshop for the Nursery and Reception girls with Rachel Mortimer, an author with particular expertise in the early years, retelling some of her books.

Girls in Year 1-6 brought books to life through exciting dance workshops with a real West End performer. The Year 1-3 day was themed 'Where the wild things are' and girls in Years 4, 5 and 6 looked at Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’ - it was absolutely fabulous! They represented each section of the story with a dance or a dramatic pose and put it all together as a show at the end of the session.

Thank you to everyone who brought in books for the ‘Book Swap’ – the hall was buzzing with excitement as everyone began swapping their tokens for a new book to read. Every child also received a £1 book token which can be used at most high street book stores. 

This year also saw the introduction of the classroom door decorating competition, ‘A Window into a Book’. Be sure to have a look at the classroom doors as you walk around the school. Can you guess what the book titles might be?

The finale to Book Week was celebrated by dressing as our favourite book character. The school was bustling with characters from traditional tales such as ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, to more modern novels such as ‘A Fault in our Stars’. The teachers did not disappoint with their costumes either, with Angelina Ballerina bringing much hilarity to our assembly.

What an inspirational week!

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