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Archive for 2019

13

Dec

Teesside High students give generously this Christmas 13th December, 2019

Students at Teesside High School have donated almost 600 Christmas gifts and food items to disadvantaged families across Teesside this December. The school launched its charity drives for both The Trussell Trust foodbank scheme, based at the Hebron Church in Stockton, and TFM Radio’s Mission Christmas at the end of November. Since that date, staff, […]

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26

Nov

What to consider when choosing your Year 9 Options 26th November, 2019

Your Year 9 options are an important decision and the start of the process to choose your GCSEs is an exciting time in your educational journey. Choosing your GCSE options marks the first time you start to narrow the number of subjects you study, as well as increasing the depth in the level of understanding […]

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22

Nov

Teesside High named amongst best performing North East independent schools 22nd November, 2019

Teesside High School has been named as one of the best performing independent schools in the North East by the Sunday Times. The leading Sunday title has identified 2,000 of the highest achieving schools in the UK ranked by their recent examination results. Parent Power, the Times’ authoritative survey, is judged to be one of […]

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15

Nov

Head’s Blog – November 2019 15th November, 2019

This half term at Teesside High School started with a bang, quite literally, as we held our annual Family Fireworks Display on our beautiful riverside grounds. I must say a huge thank you to the members of our PTA, Friends of THS, who were in school from 1.00pm on the day organising logistics, cooking delicious […]

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14

Nov

Book a stall at Teesside High School’s Christmas Market 14th November, 2019

We are looking for a wide range of beautifully festive stalls for our upcoming Christmas Market. The Friends of THS Christmas Market is always a wonderful, well-attended event. This year the Market will take place on Saturday 7 December, 10.00am-1.00pm. Stalls are priced at £20.00 and available on a first-come-first-served basis. If you would like […]

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11

Nov

Teesside High School remembers the fallen 11th November, 2019

Teesside High School welcomed guests from across the community today to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Marking 101 years since the end of WWI and 100 years since Armistice Day, the school community paid tribute to those who had lost their lives or fought in the line of duty. We were delighted to […]

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7

Nov

Christmas Wreath Making at Teesside High School 7th November, 2019

You are warmly invited to a Christmas Wreath Making Workshop which will be held at Teesside High School on Thursday 28 November, 5.30pm-8.30pm. The venue for the occasion will be the Prep Hall (located just off the school’s main Reception.) These events have been kindly organised by Mrs Wilson in our Finance Department in partnership […]

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1

Nov

Nursery Stay and Play – Friday 22 November 1st November, 2019

We warmly invite you to find out more about the wonderful Early Years setting here at Teesside High School. Children aged 2 and above and their parents and families are welcome to join us for a special Stay and Play event; giving the opportunity to experience first-hand our nurturing Early Years teaching and explore a range […]

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22

Oct

Service of Remembrance at Teesside High School 22nd October, 2019

We would like to invite you to join our school community for our annual Service of Remembrance, which will take place in the Senior School Hall on Monday 11 November. The Service of Remembrance will begin at 10.30am and continue until 11.30am, after which you are warmly welcome to join us for refreshments in the […]

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21

Oct

Head’s Blog – October 2019 21st October, 2019

It barely feels like five minutes since the students at Teesside High School returned back to school, fresh from a long summer holiday. The upcoming half term holiday does provide chance to reflect on just what has been achieved during the last seven weeks and I sincerely hope all of those new to Teesside High […]

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15

Oct

Teesside High School: Your Questions Answered 15th October, 2019

An overview of the most frequently asked questions from our recent Teesside High School Open Events. What is different about Teesside High School? Teesside High School is a unique independent school located at the heart of Teesside. We cater for boys and girls aged 3-18, offering a seamless and through education from Nursery to Sixth […]

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7

Oct

Family Fireworks Display – Teesside High School – Tuesday 5 November 7th October, 2019

We are thrilled to invite pupils, parents, families and our local community to our fantastic Family Fireworks Display on Tuesday 5 November from 6.00pm. Enjoy a dazzling display of fireworks and visit our range of delicious food and drink stalls, all set in our beautiful riverside grounds. Don’t forget to bring your pumpkins for our […]

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7

Oct

Head’s Blog – Teesside High School 7th October, 2019

Many thanks to our parent body for your support at our recent Teesside High School Open Day. It was wonderful to see so many of you enjoying the Coffee Morning which was so brilliantly organised by our Year 12 students. We raised almost £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support which gives us an excellent platform to […]

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7

Oct

Experience a Sixth Form Taster Day at Teesside High School 7th October, 2019

We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to visit Teesside High School last week as part of our Sixth Form Open Evening. The evening gave us the chance to talk to both Teesside High School Year 11 students and those from other schools in the locality about what our Sixth Form has to offer, exploring potential […]

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2

Oct

Forest School at Teesside High School 2nd October, 2019

Forest School is not just an excuse for us all to have fun outdoors (although we do!). Forest School uses the outside environment to allow children to learn and grow as individuals. Our sessions promote positive self-esteem, an increased sense of motivation, a sense of purpose and an understanding and affinity with the school’s beautiful surroundings. […]

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27

Sep

Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir visits Teesside High School 27th September, 2019

Teesside High School was filled with the wonderful sound and energy of the Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir on Tuesday 24 September. The choir was visiting the UK from Uganda as part of their fundraising efforts. Led by Molly and Paul Wasswa, who run the Molly and Paul Child Care Foundation, the choir supports and […]

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23

Sep

Teesside High School response to Labour members’ call to abolish private schools 23rd September, 2019

Teesside High School response to Labour members’ call to abolish private schools Comment from Teesside High School Head, Mrs Kirsty Mackenzie: “I read with dismay this weekend that Labour party members had voted to support the abolition of private schools at their annual conference. “Integrating private schools into the state sector would flood over 600,000 […]

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23

Sep

Head’s blog – Teesside High School 23rd September, 2019

A warm welcome back to all parents and pupils for the start of the 2019-20 academic year, and a very warm welcome to those of you reading my Head’s blog as a Teesside High School parent for the first time. It has been lovely to see so many new faces join our school at the […]

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18

Sep

Sing-a-Lingo Taster Session – for 2-5 year olds 18th September, 2019

We are inviting Early Years children and their parents to try an exciting language taster session with Sing-a-Lingo at Teesside High School on Saturday 28 September. As part of our extensive co-curricular programme, Pre-Prep children are able to take part in fantastically fun Spanish lessons with a language specialist. Sing-A-Lingo sessions incorporate music, drama and […]

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17

Sep

Year 7 Open Evening – Tuesday 8 October 17th September, 2019

Event: Year 7 Open Evening Date: Tuesday 8 October, 6.00pm-7.30pm Venue: Teesside High School, The Avenue, Eaglescliffe  TS16 9AT Teesside High School is a thriving independent school for boys and girls aged 3-18. We combine small class sizes, inspirational teaching, outstanding pastoral care, excellent co-curricular activities and a caring environment where each individual truly matters. Our […]

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13

Sep

Sixth Form Open Evening – Tuesday 1 October 13th September, 2019

Event: Sixth Form Open Evening Date: Tuesday 1 October, 6.00pm-7.30pm Venue: THS Sixth Form Centre, The Avenue, Eaglescliffe  TS16 9AT We will be opening the doors to our outstanding Sixth Form Centre on Tuesday 1 October, where you will be able to find out more about choosing Teesside High School for your A-level studies. Our […]

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10

Sep

Introduction to the Duke of Edinburgh Award 10th September, 2019

Teesside High School is delighted to offer its students an exciting opportunity to be part of the highly successful Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme for 2019-20. The DofE Award scheme began in 1956. Since inception, it has been inspiring, guiding and supporting young people in their self-development and recognising their achievements ever since. DofE can […]

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4

Sep

What to do at a school Open Day 4th September, 2019

It’s that time of year again! Your local school has invited you to visit and find out more through an Open Day. But how do you get the most out of the event, and ultimately decide which is the best school for your child? Be ‘Open Day’ prepared Think carefully before you attend an Open […]

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27

Aug

Joining Teesside High School in Year 7 in September 2020 27th August, 2019

Are you considering Teesside High School as the next step in your son or daughter’s education? As we approach the start of the new academic year, we hope the below information will be useful to those students and families looking to join Teesside High School in Year 7 in September 2020. Teesside High School Open […]

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22

Aug

Sisters celebrate third set of straight A results 22nd August, 2019

They are the two Teesside High School sisters who together have achieved almost 30 A*-A grades at GCSE and A-level. Today, Libby and Molly (pictured, below) came back to school to see their youngest sibling, Anais, collect her GCSE results. After an anxious morning, Anais was delighted to secure an incredible 10 GCSE grades of […]

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22

Aug

Exceptional Science performance at Teesside High School 22nd August, 2019

Teesside High School’s reputation for exceptional examination performance in Science subjects has been strengthened once again. Biology, Chemistry and Physics subjects each achieved 100% pass rates, with almost 80% 7-9 grades across the board. Students sitting Further Mathematics also achieved a 100% pass rate and 100% prestigious 8-9 grades. Kirsty Mackenzie, Head at Teesside High […]

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22

Aug

GCSE Results Day – Teesside High School 22nd August, 2019

Over a third of examination entries at Teesside High have been awarded the highest 7-9 grades, as the school celebrates another round of excellent GCSE results. 64% of all GCSE examination entries were awarded a high grade, levels 6-9. In addition, almost a fifth of all students secured the impressive achievement of 8 or more […]

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15

Aug

A-level results day: Sophie secures Oxford place 15th August, 2019

Teesside High School student Sophie will study German at Oxford University after achieving A*AB grades in her A-level examinations. Sophie’s success runs in the family. She is following in her sister’s footsteps from Teesside High to Oxford; Sarah (also pictured) is currently reading Classics at Merton College. Sophie joined Teesside High School in Year 7 […]

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15

Aug

Teesside High School sisters reflect on examination success 15th August, 2019

Teesside High School student Molly picked up her A-level results today, exactly two years to the day that her sister Libby learnt of her A-level fate. Molly was delighted to achieve an impressive A*A*A in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and successfully secure a place at her chosen university. She will now follow in her sister’s […]

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15

Aug

Teesside High School celebrates 100% A-level pass rate 15th August, 2019

Students at Teesside High School have secured an outstanding 100% A-level examination pass rate. Almost 4 out of every 5 entries at THS Sixth Form, in Eaglescliffe, were awarded top A*-C grades. 94% of students secured places at their first-choice universities, including prestigious Oxbridge and Russell Group institutions. Kirsty Mackenzie, Head at Teesside High School, […]

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30

Jul

Teesside High School students plan Spudding Club takeover 30th July, 2019

Students at Teesside High School will host an exclusive ‘Spudding Club’ event at 12 Harland Place on Monday 23 September. GCSE Food and Nutrition students will first visit the Norton High Street venue on Monday 16 September to meet the Harland Place kitchen team and present ideas for their very own event. They will see […]

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16

Jul

Georgia’s World Jamboree 16th July, 2019

Georgia in Year 10 will later this week travel to the USA and Canada to represent the UK Scout contingent for the 24th World Scout Jamboree. Over 45,000 young people from 200 nations and territories attend the Jamboree for a truly life changing experience. The travelling Scouts will take part in a global learning initiative […]

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8

Jul

Head’s blog – Teesside High School 8th July, 2019

Welcome to the final school newsletter of the 2018-19 academic year. You can hopefully see from the content of this newsletter just what a full three weeks we have had since the last edition. It certainly has been a hectic run into the final day of term. At the end of a long year, the […]

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5

Jul

Teesside High School says ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to its longest-serving teacher 5th July, 2019

After more than 30 years of teaching, Teesside High School’s longest-serving teacher will retire at the end of the summer term. Gabriele Waddoup – known as ‘Frau Waddoup’ to the many hundreds of students she has taught over the years – is retiring to spend more time with her family. Born in Tauberbischofsheim, near Stuttgart, […]

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4

Jul

Reception class achieves record results in national attainment profile 4th July, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that the Reception class at Teesside High School has this year achieved a staggering 100% Good Level of Development (GLD), which is the national measure of attainment at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The national average last year was 71.5%. At Teesside High School, discrete assessment is […]

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28

Jun

When the going gets tough, the tough start growing 28th June, 2019

At Teesside High School, we believe the opportunity to engage in adventurous activity in the outdoors is fundamental to developing our young people in every way imaginable. Improving quality of life through better health, fitness and movement is the most basic of expectations from this type of activity, but it is proven to run so […]

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26

Jun

‘6.49 seconds but 14 years in the making’ – Richard Kilty inspires students at Teesside High 26th June, 2019

It was an absolute honour to have Olympic athlete and World Indoor Sprint Champion Richard Kilty in school this morning. Richard led an inspirational assembly on his career before working with our Able, Gifted and Talented Sport students in a small group sprint session. Richard talked students through his career highlights, including World Indoor Gold […]

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14

Jun

Head’s blog – Teesside High School 14th June, 2019

As we enter the final few weeks of the summer term, our events and activities schedule gets ever busier and I do hope the children are excited for what the final days of the term will bring. Yesterday we made the difficult decision to rearrange Prep Sports Day due to the inclement weather forecast and […]

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13

Jun

Sprint champion Richard Kilty to visit Teesside High School 13th June, 2019

World Indoor sprint champion and local athlete Richard Kilty will visit Teesside High School on Wednesday 26 June. We will be delighted to welcome the British track and field sprinter to present a Senior School assembly fitting with our theme of that week, Competition. Richard will discuss how his love of sport at school developed […]

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5

Jun

Head’s blog – Teesside High School 5th June, 2019

I was invited to speak on BBC Tees this morning to share my thoughts on a leading geneticist claiming that ‘academic success is written in the genes’. Robert Plomin, Professor of Behavioural Genetic at King’s College London, has been reported to claim that 50 per cent of academic success is due to genes, and schooling […]

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30

May

Nursery Stay and Play – Thursday 13 June 30th May, 2019

We warmly invite you to find out more about our wonderful Early Years setting here at Teesside High School. Children aged 2 and above and their parents/families are welcome to join us for a special Stay and Play event; giving the opportunity to experience first-hand our nurturing Early Years teaching and explore a range of fun and […]

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24

May

Head’s blog – Teesside High School 24th May, 2019

It is hard to believe we have just five weeks of the academic year remaining. In our staff training this week, we were discussing trips out of school. It is staggering to think that, so far in 2018-19, we have led no less than 70 trips out of school for our children. Some abroad, some […]

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22

May

Summer Holiday Camps at Teesside High School 22nd May, 2019

We are delighted to be able to share details of the further programme of activities available at Teesside High School during the summer holiday period.  This year, both Martin Gray Football Camp (ages 6-11) and outdoor and adventurous MAC Camp (ages 8-14) will run alongside Big Adventures Holiday Camp (ages 3-11). Following the success of […]

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21

May

Sing-A-Lingo at Teesside High School 21st May, 2019

Children from Nursery to Year 2 are being given the chance to learn Spanish with Sing-A-Lingo at Teesside High School. As part of our extensive co-curricular provision in the Prep School, we are delighted to be working with a foreign language specialist to provide exciting Spanish lessons to our youngest children. The Sing-A-Lingo sessions incorporate […]

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10

May

Head’s blog – Teesside High School 10th May, 2019

It is great to see students back in school and ready to take on the challenges of the summer term. The coming weeks are as busy as ever with particular precedence being given to Year 11 GCSE and Sixth Form A-level examinations. Whilst we recognise the incredible importance of the coming weeks, it is wonderful […]

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10

May

Intermediate Girls triumph at District Athletics Championships 10th May, 2019

It was an excellent day for Teesside High School at the District Athletics Championships on Thursday 9 May. Despite the rain and freezing conditions, all students performed very well and achieved some brilliant individual scores. The Intermediate Girls dominated their field and track events, topping their group standings and coming home with a trophy for […]

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2

May

Music Examination Results 2nd May, 2019

Well done to those students who have recently received their spring Music Examination results: Gabby Bell – Grade 8 Cornet, Grade 6 Piano (ABRSM) – Pass Laura Havis – Grade 7 Flute (ABRSM) – Distinction Millie Holmes – Grade 7 Pop Vocals – Distinction Ross Clapton – Grade 7 Rock Guitar – Merit Becky Poppitt […]

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29

Apr

Teesside High School Former Students’ Association marks 120th Anniversary 29th April, 2019

Members of Teesside High School’s Former Students’ Association gathered for an anniversary luncheon on Saturday 27 April, marking 120 years since the Association was founded. Former students and staff and friends and family enjoyed entertainment, a formal lunch, and an opportunity to recall fond memories through a special exhibition held in the school’s Sports Hall. […]

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25

Apr

Prep children meet Judy Murray 25th April, 2019

A group of Prep children spent a day of their Easter holiday developing their tennis skills under the watchful eye of Judy Murray at a special event organised by Tennis World, Middlesbrough, on Wednesday 24 April. Children from Years 1 and 2 were tasked with taking on a series of sporting challenges which aimed to […]

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16

Apr

Take a Tour of Teesside High School – Saturday 11 May 16th April, 2019

Prospective families are being invited to take advantage of student-led tours as part of our 120th Anniversary Summer Fair celebrations on Saturday 11 May. If you are interested in finding out more about Teesside High School and want an informal glimpse at some of the wonderful activities which go on in school each and every […]

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