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It’s all Greek to me!
Fri 20th December

It’s all Greek to me!

Year 4 have been topping up their historical skills in some creative ways. Firstly, we had a visit from Durham University. Then, we were the first class to trial a new workshop developed by Newcastle University at the Great North Museum. On both occasions the girls handled genuine artefacts from Ancient Greece and worked with...

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Science is My Superpower
Fri 20th December

Science is My Superpower

The Science is My Superpower STEM scheme in conjunction with Newcastle University is a new initiative led by Miss Penny that aims to raise aspirations of local primary school children through an exciting series of Science projects, held here at NHSG and at Newcastle University. With the help of various NHSG staff and Year 12...

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A pre-historic surprise for Year 3
Fri 20th December

A pre-historic surprise for Year 3

On 6th November, Year 3 were amazed to discover evidence of an unexpected visitor at Chapman House. The girls entered the Marita Hall to take part in some well-being Wednesday activities, however the excitement that soon erupted meant that the planned yoga session had to be postponed. The girls were shocked to find a trail...

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A Classic Trip: 10 sites, 5 hotels, 2 bridges,1 rainstorm…
Fri 20th December

A Classic Trip: 10 sites, 5 hotels, 2 bridges,1 rainstorm…

This Autumn, a school ‘tradition’ was revived: the biennial Years 10-13 Greek Trip. The trip was open to all girls in these Year Groups, not just Classicists – after all, everyone needs a grounding in classical history! The trip comprised a frantic multi-centre tour of the major sites, from Athens to Mycenae via Delphi and...

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A very merry morning with the Early Years
Fri 20th December

A very merry morning with the Early Years

The Nativity story is such an exciting one for young children to learn about. The work leading up to the play focussed on countries and the setting in which the story took place. We discussed in detail whether the story was from recent times or a long time ago. We then talked about advent and...

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Festive cheer at our biggest Fair yet!
Fri 20th December

Festive cheer at our biggest Fair yet!

Saturday 30th November saw our biggest and best NHSG Christmas Fair to date! It is always a popular family event and one of the highlights of the School’s social calendar (and Santa’s of course, he always seems to know when it is!). With over 30 stalls from local businesses in attendance, Christmas shopping was in...

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NHSG: The Sunday Times Northeast Independent Secondary School of the Year
Fri 22nd November

NHSG: The Sunday Times Northeast Independent Secondary School of the Year

Newcastle High School for Girls (NHSG) has been awarded the accolade of The Sunday Times Northeast Independent Secondary School of the Year. The leading all girls’ school has received this prestigious award as a result of our outstanding improvement in the Sunday Times Parent Power League Table position, and because of the wider holistic aspects...

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A Day for GDSTEM
Thu 24th October

A Day for GDSTEM

On 24th September, our Year 8 STEM ambassadors attended the GDST’s inaugural GDSTem Conference at Imperial College London. This event, specifically aimed at GDST girls in Year 8, was designed to communicate the diversity and value of STEM careers, and enable girls to develop the confidence and leadership skills to promote STEM in their own...

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A natural approach to numbers for Year 1
Thu 24th October

A natural approach to numbers for Year 1

Year 1 have been working on their Mathematics objective, ‘to read and write numbers from one to twenty in numerals and words.’ We know the girls engage better when counting in meaningful situations so we explored the beautiful autumnal grounds of Chapman House to find natural objects to represent numbers one to twenty. Collecting in...

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