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Why it’s important for schools to discuss mental health
Fri 14th May

Why it’s important for schools to discuss mental health

To conclude our series of articles for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, Mr Tippett discusses the importance of talking openly and honestly about mental health in school… As we mark another Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re thrilled to be getting back into a more settled routine when it comes to school and education. However, after over...

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Wise words from our Alumnae : Managing Mental Wellbeing
Thu 13th May

Wise words from our Alumnae : Managing Mental Wellbeing

For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we asked pupils, alumnae and staff to share their thoughts on mental wellbeing. In this double bill, two of our alumni, Sue Hurst and Lou Laggan, share their tops tips on managing mental wellbeing. Sue shares her personal perspective on mental health… Over a year that has been...

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I’ve learnt that the best way to manage my mental health is to pause, take a breath and be kind to myself
Wed 12th May

I’ve learnt that the best way to manage my mental health is to pause, take a breath and be kind to myself

For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we asked pupils, alumnae and staff to share their thoughts on mental wellbeing. In this article, one of our fabulous former pupils, Tibby (Class of 2017), shares her experience of recovery from depression and anxiety. Tibby is also giving a talk to pupils as part of our awareness...

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The perils of perfectionism
Tue 11th May

The perils of perfectionism

For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we asked pupils, alumnae and staff to share their thoughts on mental wellbeing. In this article, former Head Girl, Emma, shares her thoughts and experiences on the perils of perfectionism – something she will be delivering a talk on to pupils as part of our week of activities....

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Why school is the best place to start conversations about mental health
Mon 10th May

Why school is the best place to start conversations about mental health

For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we asked pupils, alumnae and staff to share their thoughts on mental wellbeing. In this article, current Head Girl, Isabelle, talks about why raising awareness in school is so important. At NHSG I feel lucky that we’re able to have such open and honest conversations about mental health,...

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Newcastle High School for Girls appoints new Head of Junior School
Thu 22nd April

Newcastle High School for Girls appoints new Head of Junior School

Newcastle High School for Girls (NHSG)  – Sunday Times’ North East Independent Senior School of the Year 2020 – has announced its new Head of Junior School with transformational plans to refresh its curriculum and boost its co-curricular activity programme. Amanda Hardie, current Acting Head of Junior School and NHSG’s Deputy Head, Academic, will be...

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Double dance success in Year 13
Wed 17th February

Double dance success in Year 13

We were delighted to hear news of two of our A Level Dance pupils winning places at prestigious Dance Schools. Lucinda Lant – London Studio Centre We speak to Lucinda Lant in Year 13 who was recently awarded a place on the degree course at London Studio Centre, where she will be studying their Musical...

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A Shakespearean storytelling to remember
Wed 17th February

A Shakespearean storytelling to remember

On Thursday 28th January, Junior School pupils enjoyed a live online Shakespearean storytelling with the Globe Theatre. Hundreds of GDST girls came together from across the country for a thrilling live interactive performance of The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare. The event, part of a collaboration between the Girls’ Day School Trust and Shakespeare’s Globe...

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NHSG reaches semi-finals of coveted Chrystall Prize
Wed 17th February

NHSG reaches semi-finals of coveted Chrystall Prize

The GDST Chrystall Prize is named in memory of Chrystall Carter, long-time Legal adviser to the GDST. It was set up by her husband, Richard, in her memory and to mark her commitment to the girls in the schools she represented, her pleasure in their success and her belief in the power of reasoned argument....

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