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As part of the Girl's Day Trust, our values are:
Put the girls’ interests, happiness and wellbeing first at all times
Work together productively in School, within our family of schools and in the community
Take risks, push hard and overcome setbacks. Do things in a new way. Have a go. Have fun.
Always do the right thing, by our own high standards and by everyone else’s
We received this lovely comment from a parent whose daughter will be joining us in September:
"I was walking my dog In Jesmond Dene and there were lots of groups of school children out enjoying the sunshine. However, your girls stood out from all of the other groups by a long way. They were so well behaved, uniforms looked fantastic and they were really listening to their teachers. Not only that but all of the girls stepped aside to let me passed - the only school group ever I've seen do that whilst I've been walking our dog.
"I'm so so glad that my daughter will be joining you in September. The girls were an absolute credit to the school. My daughter was very excited to have seen them and apparently wants to be just like them in September."
We are delighted to learn that one of our alumnae, Elizabeth Mooney, has come 3rd in a national cross country competition - an outstanding achievement. Selected to run for England, she was competing against runners from all the countries within the United Kingdom.
Elizabeth is currently in her second year at Newnham College, Cambridge where she is reading History and successfully combining running with her academic studies. “Cross Country running is very important for me. It is essential to have something else in your life other than work,” says Elizabeth.
Newcastle High School for Girls has been ranked as the 13th best independent school in the country for sport in 2014.
The report, issued by School Sport magazine in January 2015, showcases the best of the best in sport by ranking the top 100 schools (single sex and co-educational). The results reflect competitive achievement in a range of sports throughout 2014 and honours those schools that take competition especially seriously.
Girls at Newcastle High School for Girls have started weekly Zumba classes with a difference – the sessions will be conducted entirely in Spanish. The launch of weekly Spanish Zumba is one of the ways Newcastle High will be celebrating European Day of Languages on Saturday 26 September, designed to encourage lifelong language learning across Europe….
At this year’s school Prizegiving, held on Thursday evening at the Sage Gateshead, I unashamedly used the opportunity to issue a rallying cry to the North East business community for its help and support in improving the job prospects of young people in the North East. I want business and industry experts to share their...
Over the summer it has been hard to ignore the depressing and negative headlines focusing on the state of the UK’s education system – from the story that English children are allegedly among the unhappiest in the world, to the fact that the Chinese education system has outstripped that of the UK. Even the...
On Friday 7th August, Hilary wrote a piece for The Telegraph titled ‘Grade obsession is damaging pupil self-esteem’. You can read the piece below. As another results season begins, so we start the annual round of speculation, the “spinning” of comparative data, recriminations, congratulations and the scramble for a place at a university. At Newcastle...