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News 2017

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This week Mr Pickering...
We believe it is vital to develop the ability of our girls to analyze the way they think and present evidence for their ideas...

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Date posted: 23/02/2018

GDST Young Musician of the Year

We are proud and delighted to announce that Year 13 Charlotte is the 2018 GDST Young Vocalist of the Year...

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Date posted: 23/02/2018

Enterprise Challenge

The young enthusiastic entrepreneurs of Year 6 treated the panel of judges, staff and parents to a fantastic Enterprise Challenge evening...

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Date posted: 23/02/2018

A visit from GB Hockey Player Ellie Rayer

Ellie delivered a talk to the girls and then put them through their paces on the astro...

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Date posted: 23/02/2018

WE Movement

The Croydon High School WE Club has kicked off in earnest with some successful fundraising events so far this term...

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Date posted: 23/02/2018

High marks in the RSC Challenge

The Chemistry Challenge is a competition run by the four RSC local sections in the South-East of England...

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Date posted: 23/02/2018

Thank you from the Salvation Army

"It was extremely kind of Croydon High to support us yet again this year. What gorgeous gifts you sent..."

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Date posted: 23/02/2018

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This week Mrs Pattison...
Justin Trudeau spoke to an audience in Edmonton, Alberta this week. One speaker used the term ‘mankind’ and his unlikely response was, “we like to say peoplekind..."

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Date posted: 09/02/2018

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

One of the greatest aspects about being involved in such a fantastic musical is that no matter what, every girl, whether they were backstage, in lighting or performing on stage, supported each other through every single step of the 5-show run...

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Celebrating #vote100

The centenary of women gaining the right to vote was celebrated at Croydon High on Tuesday 6th February...

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Date posted: 09/02/2018

Highly Commended in V&A’s Challenge

Croydon High's Sneha, shortlisted in the 2017 V&A Graphic Design Challenge, attended a Presentation Evening at the impressive Sackler Gallery, along with students from all around the country...

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Date posted: 09/02/2018

Sports Review

A round up of all the latest news from the PE Department...

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Date posted: 09/02/2018

Off by Heart 2018

Sixteen winners from KS2 and their parents and friends filled the Junior Studio on Wednesday evening for the final of this year’s “Off by Heart” competition...

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Date posted: 09/02/2018

 

Artificial Intelligence

This week KS2 enjoyed a special assembly on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning...

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Date posted: 09/02/2018

The GDST Chrystall Prize

Last Friday saw the semi-final round of the annual GDST Chrystall Prize, a public-speaking competition for Year 11 girls....

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Date posted: 09/02/2018

Book News

Book Clubs have gone great guns this half term. we We have celebrated 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage through ‘Book Art’...

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Date posted: 09/02/2018

Composition Competition

The Junior School Music Department launched its first Composition Competition to coincide with the rebranding of the school, taking the line ‘Every Girl, Every Day’ as the title or hook for a song...

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Date posted: 09/02/2018

Leadership Likes

This week Mrs Raja...

Next week sees 100 years since women were first granted the right to vote, and this was thanks to the sheer determination demonstrated by a small group of women (our first Headmistress, Dorinda Neligan, included)...

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Date posted: 02/02/2018

Croydon High Girls Embracing Technology

Last week the global technology firm, Lenovo, was in school filming a video demonstrating how technology is used within the curriculum in the Junior school...

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Date posted: 02/02/2018

The Houses of Parliament

A group of Government and Politics students journeyed to the Houses of Parliament to gain an insight into how the legislative process works and see for themselves where debates take place...

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Date posted: 02/02/2018

Year 11 Prom

When I first arrived in the lower dining room I was amazed at how beautiful the lights were on either side of the carpet leading up to the hall...

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Date posted: 02/02/2018

Junior School Concert

The Our Informal Concert on 30th January showed just how busy our Junior School musicians are; many of them were playing in the recital immediately before a rehearsal for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! 

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Date posted: 02/02/2018

Leadership Likes

This week Mr King...
“Cuddly toy!” If you can name the TV show this refers to, you probably aren’t a pupil. In fact, it is a little misleading of me to start the article with it this week, because I didn’t like the show at all...

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Date posted: 26/01/2018

Careers Convention 2018

“Exceptional, stunning, informative and huge” - just some of the adjectives used to describe our amazingly successful Careers Convention...

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Date posted: 26/01/2018

Celebrating 100 Years of the Women's Vote

The art department had an exciting visit from Lindsay Ould who is part of the Croydon Museum and Archives team...

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Date posted: 26/01/2018

Sustainable Cities

Over the autumn term, our Year 7 girls began to construct sustainable city models. These envisioned a prosperous future for a failing city, pulling together ideas on renewable energy from Physics and city planning from Geography...

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Date posted: 26/01/2018

Build-a-Drone Workshop

Ten of our academic scholars in Year 7 were treated to a build-a-drone workshop from Global Air Media. After discussing some of the privacy and security concerns around drones, as well as their varied use in industry, the girls constructed some mini-quadcopters...

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Date posted: 26/01/2018

Holocaust Memorial Day

Year 9 girls constructed a timeline of events which allowed them to grasp the gradual and devastating unfurling of events during Hitler’s time in power...
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Date posted: 26/01/2018

ARTiculation

We would all like to congratulate Claire for speaking at the 2018 ARTiculation Prize.  This is the Roche Court Educational Trust’s national public speaking competition for students aged 16-19...

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Date posted: 26/01/2018

The Great Civil War Debate

This week saw the political event of the century – The Great Civil War Debate. Fiercely divided into Cavaliers and Roundheads, the class of 8B descended on the opposing chambers of the LRC...

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Date posted: 26/01/2018

El Laberinto del Fauno

Year 13 Spanish students attended a workshop at the British Film Institute.  An event designed especially for the A-Level Spanish students focusing on films influenced by the Spanish Civil War...

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Date posted: 26/01/2018

Natural History Museum

Year 7 had a great day at the Natural History Museum, taking part in a plate tectonics workshop for Geography and an interactive lab session for Biology...

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Date posted: 26/01/2018

A Visit to Selsdon Library

The girls' love of stories was obvious as they listened to the librarian reading books including ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’...

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Date posted: 26/01/2018

Leadership Likes

This week Mrs Cook...
As we prepare for our Careers Convention next Thursday evening, I am as ever hugely impressed by the range of opportunities available to our girls...

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Date posted: 19/01/2018

A Purposeful, Composed and Resurgent Croydon High!

Mrs Pattison reports of good news following a visit from five members of Trust Office for an audit of our curriculum...

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Date posted: 19/01/2018

RS Visit to Oxford

Students began their day at The Ashmolean where a member of their education team delivered an interesting introduction to the collection of Islamic art...

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Date posted: 19/01/2018

Things I Know to be True

Our year 13 theatre class took a small trip out to the Lyric theatre in London to watch Things I Know to be True by Andrew Bovell... 

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Date posted: 18/01/2018

V&A Graphic Design Challenge

Croydon High is pleased to announce success in the V&A’s annual graphic design challenge...

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Date posted: 19/01/2018

The Snow Queen at the Polka Theatre

Year 3 and Year 4 enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Polka Theatre to see The Snow Queen...

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Date posted: 18/01/2018

Rosie James Textile Workshop

We were so lucky to have Rosie James in for the day. She showed us a vast variety of her work, which was beautiful and inspirational... 

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Date posted: 18/01/2018

Sixth Form Taster Day

Girls selected four subjects which they wished to explore further. They were also able to experience other subjects which are not available lower down in the school, such as Psychology and Government and Politics...

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Date posted: 18/01/2018

French Exchange

We had a lovely time with our French exchange girls this week...

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Date posted: 17/01/2018

Enamelling Workshop

3D design students took part in an Enamelling workshop on Tuesday run by visiting jeweller Linda Connelly...

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Date posted: 19/01/2018

Options Breakfast

Ahead of the Options Evening on Wednesday night, year 9 attended an ‘Options Breakfast’...

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Date posted: 19/01/2018

Big Sister, Little Sister

The year 10 Big Sisters teamed up with their year 7 Little Sisters for a team challenge. It involved seeing who could construct the tallest free-standing balloon tower...

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Date posted: 17/01/2018

PTA Pizza Party

The PTA was proud to host a pizza party at lunchtime in the sports Pavillion to thank girls in the senior school who helped with the Winter Fair...

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Date posted: 19/01/2018

Leadership Likes

This week Mrs Bradshaw

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey

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Date posted: 12/01/2018

 Senior Choir Tour To Cologne

 The highlights, of course, were the performances.  The first was in the magnificent gothic Cathedral and the second was more informal as we sang on the main stage in the Cathedral Market to a cheerful and responsive audience... 

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Date posted: 11/01/2018

Computer Science in the Junior School

“STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

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Date posted: 11/01/2018

A French Celebration

The Year 5 girls celebrated 12th Night – or ‘Épiphanie’ – in traditional French style  including a special cake called “la galette des rois”, containing a lucky charm (la fève)...

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Date posted: 11/01/2018

Discover Risk Game

Year 12’s visitor, from Discover Risk, ran an activity session in which students played an interactive employability game...

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Date posted: 12/01/2018

Safe Broomstick Appeal

Following Croydon High Junior School’s successful inter-house Muggle Quidditch Tournament in 2017, not only will the event be repeated in March 2018, but five other GDST schools have sent owls asking to get in on the magical action!

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Date posted: 12/01/2018

Leadership Likes

This week Mr Burnie
The difficulty with being involved in education is that the resolutions that you make are usually generated by September, in readiness for the start of the new school year...

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Date posted: 05/01/2018

The Class of 2017 New Year Reunion

All the girls were very happy to see one another and staff alike; conversations centered on how much they are loving University life...

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Date posted: 05/01/2018

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