Year 13 bid a fond farewell
Younger pupils arriving for early morning lessons were given a warm, if slightly wet, greeting by older girls dressed as NASA Engineers, Dr Who, space girls and aliens. The school corridor was transformed into a scene from a far-off galaxy, and with some aliens joining in lessons, it served to confirm that all of the girls in Year 13 really are stars!
Official Opening of creative arts & technology building
It’s in the net
Going for Gold
Cath Kidston designer visit
Young Enterprise success
Emi qualifies for British Trampolining Championships
Sophie makes England U19 Netball Squad
U15 Netball Squad Continued Success
High School Girls awarded International Caps
More Swimming Success from Mia
Joint Choral Society and Orchestra concert
Lucy wins National Trampolining Schools Finals
Art exhibited at the National History Museum
One School One Book
With expertly manoeuvred movement between various characters' points of view, the story of Auggie, a 10 year old boy born with a facial deformity, is beautifully told and is set to have the whole school community entering into a dialogue. Students have been encouraged to record their thoughts on the forum dedicated to the book which has been set up on the School's VLE.
MyDaughter March Newsletter
The March edition of their Newsletter is out now. Click here to download a copy.
This month the newsletter has reviews and links for four contemporary authors (recommended by GSA school librarians) - to celebrate World Book Day and some new articles on supporting your daughter.
U12 Fencing Success
Are you Connecting with Respect?
Our Cybermentors have prepared a film that gives the top ten tips for Connecting with Respect. They feel strongly about the topic because "at our age, we don't have enough experience of life to understand all of the consequences of using the internet, so it is all the more important to Connect with Respect".
Some pupils in Year 8 have also entered a national radio competition, submitting their own radio broadcast to celebrate the day and their key message for everyone is: "Use the Internet wisely, and you avoid hurting others, or being hurt yourself. Think B4 U send". #SID2013 #respect
Runcie Memorial Masterclass and Recital
The Masterclass marked the inaugural event of the Rosalind Runcie Memorial Fund which was set up to assist in the teaching of piano – particularly in the schools where she had taught. Following the Masterclass, Joanna gave a stunning recital, presenting music with which she is most associated (by Bach, Chopin, Barber and Piazola).
The group hold offers to study subjects as diverse as Biological Natural Sciences, Biomedical Science, Engineering, French and Linguistics, Law, and Medicine. As ever the competition was tough and even more hard work lies ahead as the girls focus on gaining the grades they need. But for now there is time for celebration; we are very proud of all of you!
Mia's Swimming Successes continue
Schoolgirl shows entrepreneurial skills with new app
Prompt Me Nina is an app which allows users to create individual and personalised prompts for all their different passwords. Nina pitched her idea to internet entrepreneur Suleman Sacranie whom she had met through working on the BBC School Report project. Mr Sacranie was so impressed with the idea that he provided financial backing in order for her to develop the app which is now available for free download for Android. An iPhone version is in development along with versions for Mac and Windows which Nina hopes to sell to corporate and business users.
Click here to read the article in the Metro paper.
Lucy wins zonal trampolining
Lucy competed in the Novice Under 15 section and had to perform two routines on the trampoline, a compulsory and a voluntary routine, each containing ten moves. Lucy performed each skill with style, control and height, hitting all the somersaults with good form. Lucy finished in 1st place overall and is now the Zonal Champion. She will go on to represent the Central Zone in the 2013 National Trampoline Finals in March in Staffordshire. This is a fantastic achievement and we congratulate Lucy on her success.
A Winning Partnership
Fun in the Snow at Wheathampstead House
Mia Selected to Swim in Barcelona