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As part of the Girls' Day School 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. Be open, honest and accountable.
We received an excellent response this month from parents and girls when we unveiled more images of our outstanding new Senior School at Tankerville Terrace.
In September 2016 we will be moving into the finest facilities in the North East and new images, and a virtual fly through of the of the school, have given a real insight into how our new school will be equipped and the facilities we will be able to offer. Everyone is excited!
Prizegiving at Sage Gateshead on Thursday 17th September was our opportunity to congratulate the girls formally on their academic achievements and it was wonderful that so many girls walked across the stage to collect such an impressive array of awards and prizes.
The evening began with a spellbinding poetry reading by Rosie Davenport, (If I should have a daughter)! Accompanied by music and dance, Rosie’s delivery of the words of the poem touched a nerve with the whole audience and set the theme for this year’s Prizegiving – Resilience.
During the summer, 16 girls from Newcastle High visited Kenya as part of their partnership with the Labentera Nursery. Throughout the year, girls have been “sponging” staff, selling cakes and even ran the Great North Run in order to raise enough money to build a classroom for the Labentera Nursery which they visited during their time in Kenya.Read more
Following the highly successful inaugural GDST Young Musician and Young Vocalist of the Year at Birkenhead High School Academy (BHSA) in February 2014, Wimbledon High School is delighted to be hosting the 2016 competition, open to pupils from all Senior Schools in the GDST Network. Aimed at celebrating the talents of the budding musicians in the…
Optimism and teaching are words that are not often used in the same sentence, certainly not in media reports on the industry. But optimism in teaching is completely underestimated and is the major driver and key to success in UK schools. Before Christmas when school was buzzing with pre-Christmas activities, carol services, celebratory dinners and...
An edited version of this blog featured in this month’s Schools North East online magazine: ‘Tis the season to be jolly, to deck the halls and to kiss people under the mistletoe but when it feels this good, why do we restrict the merriment and happiness to only 12 days of the 365 available? When...
I spent the afternoon of Friday 13th November in my office with one eye glued to the BBC parliamentary channel. It’s not my usual channel of choice, I normally can’t bear the incessant heckling and booing that drowns out the parliamentary debate but on Friday I was mesmerised. The reason for my interest was that...