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Archive for 2021

4

Jun

Former Teesside High School pupil stars in TV advert 4th June, 2021

We are incredibly proud of Harry, a former pupil of ours, who is continuing to make excellent strides in his acting career. Harry stars in the latest Sports Direct advert promoting this summer’s Euro 2021 competition, alongside international sporting stars such as Eric Cantona, Bruno Fernandes, Jordan Henderson, Jamie Vardy, Trent Alexander Arnold and more. […]

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28

May

Head’s blog – May half term 28th May, 2021

It has been a celebratory end to the half term at Teesside High as we gathered on the field this afternoon to mark our Year 11 pupils’ final day in the Senior School. After their last examination, students cleared their lockers for the final time and headed to the grounds for an outdoor assembly and […]

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27

May

Year 7 Transition Day – Tuesday 15 June 27th May, 2021

As a further touchpoint prior to starting Senior School in September, we are inviting all of our incoming Year 7 pupils to spend an exciting transition day at Teesside High School on Tuesday 15 June. The Transition Day presents a fantastic opportunity for both current THS Year 6 pupils and new starters to Year 7 […]

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14

May

Head’s blog – Teesside High School 14th May, 2021

It is wonderful to see trips and visits make a welcome return to school life in the summer term. Like many, I am enjoying the slow easing of restrictions and making the most of things we have not been able to do for many, many months. I imagine our pupils feel the same, and there […]

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30

Apr

Head’s blog – Teesside High School 30th April, 2021

After missing out last year, I know our pupils and staff are looking forward to a busy and enjoyable summer term. I was beyond pleased to be able to share some news which has been brewing away for many months now during the Easter break. After what seemed like the longest wait, we were finally […]

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29

Apr

STEM Week Review – Teesside High School 29th April, 2021

The week before the Easter holiday, the children in the Prep School enjoyed a busy STEM week. This year, we focused on the theme of Our Diverse Planet and this certainly gave us a lot of food for thought. At the beginning of the week, we thought about ‘diverse people’ and their differences and abilities, […]

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27

Apr

Book a Forest School Tour at Teesside High School 27th April, 2021

We are delighted to invite prospective parents and families to enjoy a tour of Teesside High School’s Forest School on Saturday 22 May. As part of our Open Day that day, we will be running guided tours of our wonderful woodland. Miss Hopkins will lead families around the magical kingdom, mud kitchen and woodland stage, […]

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22

Apr

Summer Term Co-curricular Provision at Teesside High School 22nd April, 2021

We are delighted to share with you details of our co-curricular provision for the summer term.  We are very proud to be able to offer such a range of enrichment activities to our pupils at this time, when many schools are still unable to do so.  Please note, this facet of our offer will be […]

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15

Apr

Teesside High School Open Day – Saturday 22 May 15th April, 2021

We cannot wait to be back with a ‘live’ summer term Open Day on Saturday 22 May. Teesside High School Open Days are relaxed and informal events which allow you to find out more about our small class sizes, inspirational teaching and learning and outstanding pastoral care. You will meet a student guide, who can […]

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30

Mar

Teesside High School unveils ambitious refurbishment plans 30th March, 2021

Teesside High School has today announced exciting refurbishment plans which will transform catering, dining and creative teaching facilities at the school. The school is set to undertake a significant building project to produce an extended and state-of-the-art 130-seater Dining Hall, a new fast-track eatery and café-style coffee bar as well as new practical classrooms for […]

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26

Mar

Teesside High School students scoop two prizes in national School Robot Competition 26th March, 2021

Students at Teesside High School are celebrating after claiming two prizes in a national robotics competition. The team of Year 7 pupils have been congratulated for their work designing a robot to navigate exciting space terrains by the UK-Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network) and educational publisher Twinkl, who teamed up in 2020 to […]

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24

Mar

Yash impresses with strong batting display for Yorkshire 24th March, 2021

Yash in Year 12 continues to impress in his cricket, representing Yorkshire CCC this week in their pre-season friendly fixtures. Aged just 16, Yash was given the opportunity to face Durham’s 1st team at Headingley and was involved in the team’s opening 100, making 49 runs – the highest from a Yorkshire player. We are […]

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19

Mar

Head’s Blog – Teesside High School 19th March, 2021

Huge thanks to everyone in our school community for their support and patience as we have navigated another hurdle in this very turbulent pandemic – the return to school! The return of all pupils from Monday 8 March appears to have been as seamless a process as we could have hoped, and it is wonderful […]

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17

Mar

THS STEM Week Photography Competition 17th March, 2021

We are delighted to inform you of an exciting opportunity for your family to get involved in Teesside High School’s STEM Week, beginning next Monday, 22 March. This year, we are pleased to invite you to take part in our whole school STEM Photography Competition. To enter, you simply have to submit a photograph which […]

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26

Feb

Teesside High School student honoured with Gold Blue Peter badge 26th February, 2021

A Year 7 student at Teesside High School has been presented with Blue Peter’s highest award following her exceptional charitable endeavours. Holly, from Stockton, received a Gold Blue Peter badge following a nomination from her grandmother. Holly has been raising money for good causes since she was six, and last year, during the Covid-19 pandemic, […]

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25

Feb

Return to school – Monday 8 March 25th February, 2021

We are delighted to confirm that all children will be welcomed back to Teesside High School from week commencing Monday 8 March, following Monday’s announcement by the Prime Minister. We have taken time this week to absorb extensive guidance given by the government. It is a requirement of Senior and Sixth Form pupils’ return that […]

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15

Feb

Teesside High School’s Year 7 Virtual Musical 15th February, 2021

The Teesside High School Music and Drama Departments are joining forces to present a special Year 7 Virtual Musical. Following in the footsteps of the many high-quality virtual events produced at Teesside High School throughout this pandemic, Mr Coates and I now face a new challenge of creating a virtual musical production in place of […]

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12

Feb

Head’s Blog – Distance Learning Diary 12th February, 2021

A rather unusual – but no less enjoyable – half term draws to a close. As we approach a week away from school without the usual distractions a half term holiday would bring, it is a great time to reflect on the last six weeks – and what an unusual six weeks it has been. […]

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11

Feb

Addressing STEM subject statistics – Teesside High School Sixth Form 11th February, 2021

As the offers continue to come in for our university applicants, it is interesting to look at the STEM figures released by UCAS every year and reflect on these with our own students, who are about to encounter what they mean in reality. Laura in Year 13 is applying to read engineering at university. In […]

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2

Feb

Prep School children catch the reading bug! 2nd February, 2021

Children in the Prep School are thoroughly enjoying our new online reading platform, Bug Club. They have collectively read over 250 books in just three weeks so far! The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated. Reading for pleasure can benefit a child’s social and cognitive development, their well-being and their mental health. Research […]

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28

Jan

Hands-on learning through lockdown – Creative Arts at THS 28th January, 2021

Not being in their usual practical learning environments has not stopped our Creative Arts students from excelling during lockdown. Lockdown Learning In Design Technology… Over the last two weeks, students in Years 7 and 8 have been working towards an entry for this year’s Design Ventura competition. A live brief set by the Design Museum, […]

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22

Jan

Head’s Blog – Distance Learning Diary 22nd January, 2021

I am so impressed with #teamTHS and our pupils’ approach and attitude to learning from home once again. Teesside High School students have shown fantastic spirit and expert resilience, approaching their distance learning with confidence. Parental feedback has been very positive; we have taken on board your comments from the first lockdown and boosted our […]

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4

Jan

Urgent announcement to parents – Monday 4 January 4th January, 2021

Following tonight’s announcement by the Prime Minister, all schools and colleges in England are being forced to close with immediate effect. With a heavy heart, this means that Teesside High School will only be open to vulnerable children and children of key workers from tomorrow. If you fall into this category, our key worker provision […]

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