Friday Headlines

the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Recommended Reading for the Christmas Holidays

Recommended Reading for the Christmas Holidays

15 Dec 2017: Christmas is an excellent opportunity for girls to enjoy reading, whether it be to read around their academic subjects or broaden their...

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Head's end of term message

Head's end of term message

15 Dec 2017: Dear Parents, The end of term has literally arrived in a flurry, but of snow! We have still managed to celebrate the end of term in...

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Prep News

Prep News

15 Dec 2017: At this festive time of the year there have been activities for all of our school community to enjoy. The girls have been busy with productions...

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Year 7 feeling festive

Year 7 feeling festive

15 Dec 2017: Over the last fortnight, Year 7 have been channelling the festive spirit. During Monday lunchtime they were invited into the library to...

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Excellence Book - Autumn Term 2017

Excellence Book - Autumn Term 2017

15 Dec 2017: The following Senior and Sixth Form girls have been commended for their excellent work during the Autumn Term: Subject Name ART Excellence...

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7J debate the future of Antarctica

7J debate the future of Antarctica

15 Dec 2017: During the Autumn Term, Year 7 have been studying Antarctica in Geography. They have learnt about its location, discovery and fragile nature. The...

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A delivery of Christmas cheer

A delivery of Christmas cheer

15 Dec 2017: Year 9 Food and Nutrition groups and the Sixth Form Fine Dining group joined forces to practise their cake decorating skills. Mini Christmas...

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Celebrating Saturnalia with a Roman feast

Celebrating Saturnalia with a Roman feast

15 Dec 2017: On Thursday 7 December, the Classics department hosted a Saturnalia feast for all of Year 7. The Romans traditionally celebrated this festival...

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Sports assembly rounds up Autumn Term

Sports assembly rounds up Autumn Term

15 Dec 2017: The first sports assembly of the academic year was held recently at which sports captains for netball, gymnastics, swimming and hockey...

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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

15 Dec 2017: Whilst a fall of snow brings challenges and concerns to adults, children cannot hide their excitement; they are always keen to go out and...

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Back to school for parents

Back to school for parents

15 Dec 2017: The evenings of Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 December saw classes with a difference take place in the Prep Art Studio. The ‘pupils’ were...

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Links

Links

15 Dec 2017: Lunch Menus Diary Dates Term Dates  

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Asmita represents England at Badminton championships

Asmita represents England at Badminton championships

08 Dec 2017: Year 11 student Asmita Chaudhari recently represented England at the U17 European Badminton Championships in Prague, competing in team...

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Prep News

Prep News

08 Dec 2017: This certainly is the season to be jolly and we have had much to smile about in the Prep School during the last week. We have enjoyed ‘Gabriel’s...

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Success for debaters in ESU Mace competition

Success for debaters in ESU Mace competition

08 Dec 2017: On 23 November 2017, Hannah Clutton-Brock and Davina Mahgerefteh travelled to Joseph Chamberlain College to participate in the first round...

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A very Tudor Christmas

A very Tudor Christmas

08 Dec 2017: Following on from the girls’ visit to Selly Manor they put all of their recent History learning together to perform to their parents. We...

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Year 9 students visit Oxford's Ashmolean

Year 9 students visit Oxford's Ashmolean

08 Dec 2017: On Wednesday 29 November, Year 9 accompanied the Classics department, Mrs Hewison and Miss Massey on a visit to The Ashmolean Museum and...

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Ralph the Reindeer

Ralph the Reindeer

08 Dec 2017: The elves, reindeer, narrators and musicians were all gathered in the Octagon busy getting ready for the Christmas celebrations. All...

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GB coach inspires budding gymnasts

GB coach inspires budding gymnasts

08 Dec 2017: Last week, gymnasts from Years 7 and 8 were given the opportunity to attend a Gymnastics workshop with Great Britain coach Jody Kime at...

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Psychologists learn about attachment parenting

Psychologists learn about attachment parenting

08 Dec 2017: On Monday 20 November, Year 12 and 13 psychologists attended a talk given by one of our parents from the Preparatory School, Mrs Tasha...

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Gabriel's Big Break

Gabriel's Big Break

08 Dec 2017: Year 2 girls gave a stunning performance of the musical Nativity ‘Gabriel’s Big Break’ as part of our Christmas celebrations. The story...

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Senior School musicians perform at Sunrise

Senior School musicians perform at Sunrise

08 Dec 2017: On Wednesday 6 December, Mr Robson and Mrs Batchelor accompanied 21 Senior School students to perform at a Christmas musical event at Edgbaston...

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Christmas crafters gather for wreath-making

Christmas crafters gather for wreath-making

08 Dec 2017: On Monday 4 December, members of staff from Prep and Senior School gathered in the hall to try their hand at crafting Christmas wreaths....

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Jolly Jumper Day

Jolly Jumper Day

08 Dec 2017: On Thursday 14 December, Senior School will be taking part in the Jolly Jumper Day to raise funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s...

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Academic and pastoral clinics held next week

Academic and pastoral clinics held next week

08 Dec 2017: The next Academic and Pastoral Clinics will take place in school on Monday 11 December and all parents are welcome. Academic Clinic: These...

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Links

Links

08 Dec 2017: Diary Dates Lunch Menus

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Netball success against KEHS and King Henry VIII School

Netball success against KEHS and King Henry VIII School

01 Dec 2017: On Saturday 25 November, EHS played KEHS and King Henry VIII School in a triangular netball fixture. Despite playing in freezing conditions...

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Textiles at the cutting edge of design technology

Textiles at the cutting edge of design technology

01 Dec 2017: The Design and Technology GCSE and A-Level qualifications have undertaken quite a radical transformation as the new 9-1 GCSE reforms have...

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Prep News

Prep News

01 Dec 2017: Last Friday was a busy day in Prep. It began with an assembly from 1B based on their recent visit to Tamworth Castle. They told parents...

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Students join the political debate

Students join the political debate

01 Dec 2017: On Friday 24 November, a group of Year 12 and 13 students had the exciting opportunity to take part in Birmingham Rotary Club's annual...

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Year 4 girls visit Selly Manor

Year 4 girls visit Selly Manor

01 Dec 2017: Year 4 girls thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Selly Manor. They were able to share their knowledge with the guides there, both of whom...

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Life of Cicero for classicists

Life of Cicero for classicists

01 Dec 2017: Earlier this month, Mrs McAlister accompanied Classics students to see an adaption of the best-selling Robert Harris books based on the...

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Chinese Cinderella autobiography for Year 7

Chinese Cinderella autobiography for Year 7

01 Dec 2017: In English, Year 7 pupils have been busy working on a project about the autobiography by Adeline Yen Mah named ‘Chinese Cinderella’. We...

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Maths show adds up to an inspirational day

Maths show adds up to an inspirational day

01 Dec 2017: On Monday 27 November, Sixth Form mathematicians attended the Maths Inspiration Show at the Alexandra Theatre where we waited with anticipation...

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Swimming success

Swimming success

01 Dec 2017: Team EHS have enjoyed an extremely successful few weeks in the swimming pool at the start of the competitive season. Our Year 7 and...

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Festive season underway with EHSPA Tree Lighting service

Festive season underway with EHSPA Tree Lighting service

01 Dec 2017: The inaugural Tree Lighting event hosted by EHSPA took place on Wednesday, a fittingly crisp and frosty evening. Girls and parents were...

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Support BCM charity appeal this Christmas

Support BCM charity appeal this Christmas

01 Dec 2017: Each year, local charity Birmingham City Mission (BCM) provides gifts to around 3,000 children in our city who would otherwise not receive...

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Ex-Cathedra concert features EHS singers

Ex-Cathedra concert features EHS singers

01 Dec 2017: On Saturday 23 December, Birmingham-based choir Ex Cathedra invites the whole family to share the beauty, mystery and enchantment of Christmas...

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Christmas trail at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Christmas trail at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens

01 Dec 2017: A spectacular new Christmas trail at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens will be transforming the gardens into a magical illuminated wonderland...

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Production company seeks families for television series

Production company seeks families for television series

01 Dec 2017: The school has been approached by Electric Ray, the company behind thought-provoking primetime programmes such as Secret Life of 4 & 5...

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Links

Links

01 Dec 2017: Diary Dates Lunch Menus

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