Headmistress’ Blog

Storming Stormont Success

Storming Stormont Success

Posted: 20th March 2019

This week I am saying a huge ‘Congratulations!’ to each and every one of our Form 6 girls. Between them they have amassed 47 offers, including 12 scholarships and awards: one music award, five sports scholarships and awards and six...

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The Day the Crayons Quit

The Day the Crayons Quit

Posted: 11th March 2019

‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ has been our inspiration for World Book Day and in our writing this week. This morning in assembly we heard from every class with their version of Duncan’s response, whether in the form of a...

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e-safety

e-safety

Posted: 11th March 2019

One particular e-safety story that has been in the news this week is also on our radar. Images of a character called Momo have been shared, alongside a ‘challenge’ that has allegedly been promoted to children and young people via...

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Honest Feedback

Honest Feedback

Posted: 26th February 2019

Listening is a key feature of a successful organisation, and we have been listening to the girls over the last few weeks: School Council have reported back effectively (and overwhelmingly positively) about lunches, and every class in Upper School has...

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ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS

ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS

Posted: 11th February 2019

The Form 1 team, with the expert guidance of Mrs Matthews and Mrs Davies, taught us all about sharing and caring in their assembly this week. Their story was about all of the colours in the world being sucked up...

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Hard Work and Commitment

Hard Work and Commitment

Posted: 4th February 2019

This week we have been without a full complement of staff, and I salute my colleagues for their hard work and commitment in ensuring that the show has gone on. The sponsored animal obstacle course on Tuesday was more of...

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Keeping Children Safe Online

Keeping Children Safe Online

Posted: 28th January 2019

Children are very tech savvy, often far more so than their parents when it comes to the latest App or game. They can easily get caught up in the excitement of the latest craze, and forget the basics about staying...

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Simply The Best

Simply The Best

Posted: 24th January 2019

“You’re simply the best, better than all the rest!” – joining in with Tina Turner and belting out this chorus in the car (to cheer myself up one evening this week whilst stuck in traffic) made me start thinking about...

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Two-Faced

Two-Faced

Posted: 16th January 2019

Happy New Year to you all! We began this week like Janus, the two-faced god after whom January is named. We have been looking back at what was achieved last term, and looking ahead to the new targets and challenges...

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Celebrating

Celebrating

Posted: 7th December 2018

As the Upper School girls celebrated the Carol Service at Christ Church yesterday evening, two things really stood out for me, and I discovered afterwards that I was not alone in thinking this way. The first thing that gradually dawned...

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