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Primary High Notes 15th Nov

In Primary assembly this week, I shared a song from my all-time favourite band, Boyzone. I used the lyrics from Words to illustrate the power of words and the importance of being kind and thoughtful in what you say, a particularly important message during Anti-Bullying week: “You think that I don't even mean a single word I say. It's only words and words are all I have to take your heart away.”

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Senior High Notes 15th Nov

Today has been such fun! With every form choosing their own theme, we had a whole array of characters, including Minions, farmers and farm animals, and Hawaii sitting in front of me in Assembly. As soon as we have the total amount raised today, I will announce it.

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Circus comes to Derby High School's Primary School

The circus came to Derby High School’s Primary School as part of a fun-filled week linked to the curriculum.

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Primary High Notes 8th Nov

My Primary Assembly this week focused on the lovely, quirky Edward Monkton story “The Pig of Happiness”. It’s very easy when the weather is wet and miserable, and with the short dark days, to see the bad in everything. The message from the story is instead to be an extraordinary person who sees the best in everyone and everything. Happiness will then start leaking out! Do read it - it’s guaranteed to brighten your day.

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Senior High Notes 8th Nov

I have very much enjoyed hearing all about the half term trips to India and Iceland. The students all thoroughly benefited from their experiences and have been keen to share stories and photos. Many thanks to the members of staff who organised and accompanied these amazing and very successful trips.

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Senior High Notes 18th Oct

It was wonderful to have a full hall last Friday evening for the performance of the Lower School play, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I was blown away by the outstanding performances, incredible make-up and costume and the overall direction of the play. I want to say a huge thank you to our Drama Prefects, Lucy C and Shantia who directed the play. It is important to recognise their hard work and commitment in ensuring this production was a huge success.

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Primary High Notes 18th Oct

It was lovely seeing so many of you at Monday’s Harry Potter event. What an incredible evening! Thank you to Jim Kay for an entertaining and interesting talk about his illustrations of the Harry Potter books. A special thank you to Mrs Bussey for organising this wonderful event.

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Senior High Notes 11th Oct 2019

The Hall was full on Wednesday evening at our Sixth Form Open Evening when Year 11 students (both from Derby High and elsewhere) had the opportunity to talk to our dedicated subject staff to find out more about the A Level courses we offer. There was also much interest in the many enrichment and leadership opportunities available. It was a pleasure to meet so many girls and boys from local schools who are looking to join Derby High Sixth Form in September.

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