On Thursdsay 16th May we held a very special event to thank our Year 13 parents for their support and Year 13 girls for their hard work at NHSG and wish them farewell and good luck for the next chapter of their lives.
Mr Tippett and Head Girl Alice Larsen gave heart-warming speeches of thanks and reflected on the Class of 2019’s years at school. Some of Year 13 have been pupils at founding schools Central High or Church High since Nursery so it was a very poignant evening for parents in attendance, as reality began to sink in that their daughter’s educational journey at NHSG was coming to an end.
Mr Tippett also remarked on the choice of seahorse colour for this year’s tier of the Scholars’ Fund chandelier (read more about our Scholars’ Fund on page 18). Quite in contrast to last year’s selection of teal blue, Class of 2019 have chosen a vibrant neon orange! It will certainly leave a lasting impression on those who lay eyes on the soon-to-be updated chandelier, just as the girls themselves have on NHSG.
Everyone raised their glasses to toast Year 13 and their parents before tucking into delicious BBQ style food. You will notice from the photographs that there was an eclectic dress code on display, as some girls remained in their costumes from Thursday’s chosen theme of ‘celebrity’!
We have no doubt that the girls in Year 13 will go on to achieve great things and we hope to see them at NHSG reunions in the years to come.
The many photos captured on the evening have been uploaded to the Newcastle High School Alumnae page which we invite the girls to follow as part of their introduction to the NHSG Alumnae network.
Remember, girls, NHSG and GDST for life!