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High News 18 January 2019

During last year’s summer term, we were delighted to host our Arts Festival, a marquee event as we celebrated the School’s 140th birthday. The week long festival consisted of a plethora of memorable events, including our invitational day, our musical recital, and of course, ‘The Sound of Music’ production.

The above video recaps the event, and showcases the outstanding talents of our students.

Week Ahead

Monday 21 Janaury
Nursery and Junior School Open Week
Senior School Assembly
Netball – U12A vs Quinton House
Netball – U12B vs Quinton House
Netball – U13B vs Quinton House

Tuesday 22 January 2019
Netball – U14B vs Quinton House
Netball – U15B vs Quinton House

Wednesday 23 January
Netball – U11A vs Quinton House
Netball – U11B vs Quinton House

Thursday 24 January
Year 5 Bletchley Park Trip
House Assemblies
School Production Rehearsals
U4 Parents’ Evening

Friday 25 January
Senior School Assembly – Holocaust Memorial
Opera Singing Workshop with Alison Roddy
Netball – U9A vs Quinton House

Saturday 26 January
OGA Lunch
Netball – U14A vs U14/U16 County
Netball – 2nd VII vs U14/ U16 Regional Schools Netball

Old Girls' Association Reunion Lunch fast approaching!

In 2018, the OGA Lunch kicked off the School’s 140th Birthday celebrations, and this year’s Reunion Lunch will close the year of festivities. The event takes place next Saturday 26 January 2019, and as in previous years, the Lunch will take place from 12 noon to 2.30pm in the Dining Room at the Hardingstone site.

Tickets are selling fast but there is still time to secure your place at the event. Ticket prices remain at £12 per person, which includes a delicious two-course meal. To purchase your ticket, please click here to go to our online booking page.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Mr Nash
Marketing & Communications Officer 

Cats audition workshop

Over 60 girls attended the Cats audition workshop yesterday after school, and Mr Nathan and I were hugely impressed with the enthusiasm and talents of our new company. The workshop began with a screening of extracts from the musical as well as an overview of the story and principal characters. The Director’s concept with ideas for set, staging, lighting design and costume were shared. Then everyone learned the song, ‘Jellicle Cats’, followed by practical exploration, highlighting approaches to humanising feline characteristics. Girls created and performed their cat scenes, which included some expressive movement and choreography. Further solo auditions were held today.

Congratulations to everyone involved on a super start to the musical experience. Parts and schedules will be posted out next week with our first rehearsals during REC on Wednesday and our next after school rehearsal on Thursday 31 January, 4-6pm.

Mrs Care
Director of Theatre 

Book Review

Art Matters by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris RiddellBe bold. Be rebellious. Choose art. It matters.

Neil Gaiman once said that “the world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before”. This little book is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, Art Matters explores how reading, imagining and creating can change the world, and will be inspirational to young and old. Like a bedtime story for the rest of your life, this is a book to live by. At its core, it’s about freeing ideas, shedding fear of failure, and learning that “things can be different”. ‘ – Institute of Imagination

Miss Buxton
School Librarian

School Sport

We enjoyed a great start to the term last Saturday again King Henry VIII School, where particular highlights were the superb performances by the U14 team and the 1st VII, with both sides securing closely fought wins.

Our teams have carried on in similar fashion this week, with the high point being the superb performance of the badminton teams at the county finals. The U14 team, losing only one match, finished as runners up, but the unbeaten U16 team went one better, winning every match and becoming County Champions! They now go to the Regional Finals later this term, and we wish them the very best of luck.

Good luck to the Senior teams playing matches tomorrow morning against Wellingborough.

Mrs Hackett
Director of Sport


On Saturday 12 January, the U14B Netball team faced off against King Henry VIII, and, although the weather was against us, our spirits stayed up.

During the first half we stayed tight on defence and the scoreline reading on 9-2 to us, with goals being scored by Milly Thompson, Becca Lowe and Tilly Poole. Our teamwork payed off in the second half as we stopped the opposition from gaining more goals letting only 1 more in, with excellent defence by Georgia Millburn and Evelyn Kerse. The end result was 13-3 to us, and we enjoyed starting the season with a win, with Player Of The Match being Riley Culverhouse.

U14 Netball


Huge congratulations go out to Nishi in U5, who, after receiving her black belt for Karate in July, has now been awarded with her diploma for her black belt along with a cup which is awarded to the best student!

Congratulations Nishi on a fantastic achievement.

Term Dates

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