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Archive for 2022

18

May

London visit 2022 18th May, 2022

One of the joys of this academic year has been the return back to ‘normal’, therefore it was with great excitement that we headed to London with 45 of our Year 9 and 10 students. Even an early morning start couldn’t dampen their spirits for what was to be a jam-packed 24 hours in the […]

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13

May

Head’s blog – May 13th May, 2022

I am so excited that this is our 100th Edition of THiS Week. I have always thought that our school newsletter is an amazing way to celebrate all of the fantastic activities and achievements that we accomplish here at THS. Having now published an incredible 100 editions, it shows the endless amounts of opportunities our […]

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6

May

PTA Family Quiz Night, Friday 10 June 6th May, 2022

We are thrilled to invite you all to the next event in our active PTA calendar, a Family Quiz Night, which will be held in the Prep Hall on Friday 10 June from 6.00pm-8.00pm. We last hosted a quiz night in 2019, before the pandemic, and it was a fantastic event which saw our children, […]

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1

Apr

House Photography Competition – Teesside High School 1st April, 2022

We are excited to announce the launch of our annual House Photography Competition. This was introduced to pupils in assembly this week and we encourage and invite all students and their families to get involved! The competition theme, as voted for by our students, is weather. We would love to encourage our families to enjoy […]

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25

Mar

Head’s blog – Easter 25th March, 2022

Time is truly flying by this year and we find ourselves hurtling towards the end of March and the start of the Easter break. It has been amazing to be able to once again engage with our school community through an array of different activities and events. I am sure I speak for everyone when […]

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18

Mar

Prep STEM Week round up 18th March, 2022

As I sit and reflect on this year’s Prep STEM Week, I am finding it incredibly hard to pick out specific highlights. The children in the Prep School have had an immensely busy programme of activities this week and have enjoyed many opportunities to take on new challenges, work collaboratively with a host of different […]

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17

Mar

THS Careers Convention – Thursday 31 March, 6.00pm-8.00pm 17th March, 2022

Each year, we host a highly successful Careers Convention; an informal marketplace-style event attended by over 40 delegates representing 11 universities and some of the region’s leading employers and businesses. We are delighted to see the welcome return of this face-to-face event after a two year absence due to Covid-19. The event aims to provide […]

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11

Mar

Head’s blog – March 11th March, 2022

With lighter nights and plentiful sunshine, it is lovely to see spring on its way! While this half term may be a short one, we have already been immersed in a wide range of activities and events across the school within the past two weeks. As I am writing this, I am looking forward to […]

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10

Mar

Tea-Time Talk – Civil Engineering: Paula McMahon 10th March, 2022

We are delighted to invite you to the second event in our Tea-Time Talk series for Senior School and Sixth Form students. On Friday 18 March, we will welcome Paula McMahon to Teesside High School.  Paula is a Civil Engineer at Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd., specialising in Design, Construction and Project Management.  She is the […]

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9

Mar

Matilda Junior – tickets are on sale now! 9th March, 2022

You are warmly invited to attend our first school musical production since pre-pandemic times – Matilda Junior on Tuesday 29 March and Wednesday 30 March at 6.30pm. We are very excited to present this production, with a talented cast and not one, but two Matilda characters! Bethea WaMoyo will be our Tuesday night Matilda and […]

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8

Mar

Prep STEM Week, Monday 14 March – Friday 18 March 8th March, 2022

This year, the Prep School will once again be running an exciting STEM week to promote the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and the wide range of opportunities within these fields. During the week, the children will have the chance to experience a range of different activities to explore the breadth of these […]

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4

Mar

Sixth Form Springboard event – Tuesday 15 March, 5.00pm-6.30pm 4th March, 2022

We would like to invite all prospective THS Sixth Form students and their parents to a new school event, designed specifically to help you as a family over the hurdle of GCSE examinations and support your child as they confirm their post-16 choices and prepare for next steps. As part of Springboard, specialist teaching and […]

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3

Mar

*NOW CLOSED* Ukraine appeal – donate items at Teesside High School 3rd March, 2022

Due to an overwhelming level of donations, and the central hub no longer accepting supplies, this appeal and our donation drop has now closed. We have spent some time this week exploring ways we as a school community can assist with supporting the people of Ukraine. As you will have seen, many organisations and charities […]

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1

Mar

Secondary school admissions – Teesside High School, Stockton-on-Tees 1st March, 2022

Here at Teesside High School, we believe what we offer is unique. We are proud to be a school where we know every child’s name; where we understand how each individual learns and how best to remove any possible barriers to their achievement. Through a combination of small class sizes, inspirational teaching and excellent pastoral […]

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28

Feb

Teesside High School’s Platinum Jubilee Summer Fair – Saturday 18 June 28th February, 2022

We are delighted to invite you to the headline event in our summer term PTA calendar, the THS Summer Fair! This event will celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and will take place on Saturday 18 June, 11.00am-2.00pm. After a two year absence, our Summer Fair will make a welcome return to the school fields and […]

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24

Feb

Teesside High School pupils feature on BBC One’s The One Show! 24th February, 2022

Teesside High School pupils featured on BBC One’s The One Show last night! Our students were filmed last week as part of their involvement in the national River of Hope project, a flagship art programme delivered by the Thames Festival Trust. They were captured in their BloomInArt workshop, where students used wet felting to create […]

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22

Feb

River of Hope Art workshop 22nd February, 2022

In 2019, Teesside High School first became involved with the Rivers of the World Art project. This is the Thames Festival Trust’s flagship art and education project, delivered in partnership with the British Council. Thanks to Stockton International Riverside Festival, who commissioned BloomInArt, the project has been able to produce fabulous artworks inspired by the […]

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18

Feb

Head’s blog – February half term 18th February, 2022

As we arrive at half term, it is brilliant to feel as though things are returning ‘back to normal’. Despite a lot of Covid restrictions at the start of the term, we have still managed to keep very busy (as always!) and we are finally starting to see the light at the end of the […]

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18

Feb

Tea-Time Talks make a welcome return! 18th February, 2022

It is wonderful that we are slowly and safely getting back to ‘normal’ and a returning favourite of students, parents and staff alike, is our series of Tea-Time Talks. Shiulie Ghosh, a former THS pupil, joined us on Friday evening for an inspiring talk, taking us on a journey through her remarkable career starting just […]

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16

Feb

Cross Country triumph at Teesside High School 16th February, 2022

Wednesday 1 December saw the return of the annual District Cross Country, and we have been supporting our students at each and every stage of the competition since! In usual style the first round was cold, wet and very muddy. 46 pupils competed for Teesside High School in six categories, over various distances up to […]

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15

Feb

Valentine’s Day – we love Teesside High School! 15th February, 2022

Here at Teesside High School, we have been celebrating Valentine’s Day and this week’s theme of love through all sorts of different activities and discussions. Yesterday, in the Senior School, the week began with a special assembly where staff and pupils were able to share what they love about school. Here are some of our […]

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10

Feb

Classical Education – Greek enrichment at Teesside High School 10th February, 2022

For thousands of years, a Classical Education was something every western European aspired to. Ancient Greek is a popular choice this term for our enrichment activities. A niche subject nowadays, it is studied by only 900 people nationally at GCSE, compared to Geography for example where there are around 200,000 candidates a year. Numbers opting for […]

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4

Feb

Head’s blog – February 4th February, 2022

I am absolutely delighted to see the hard work and dedication our students demonstrate each and every day begin to pay off. Our Oxbridge success is certainly something to celebrate. Although it has been a very busy few weeks, we really are just getting started with many more events to come across our remaining two […]

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3

Feb

Friends of THS Race Night – Friday 11 March 3rd February, 2022

Our spring term PTA events have been deliberately designed to have a strong social aspect, with the emphasis on parents and families coming together to enjoy a relaxing, fun evening. After all, this has been a long time coming! To this end, we would like to invite you to the Friends of THS Race Night on […]

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2

Feb

Oxbridge success at THS Sixth Form 2nd February, 2022

THS Sixth Form is delighted with this year’s harvest of university offers so far, with students receiving both unconditional and conditional offers for a wide range of subjects such as Mathematics and Statistics, Music Management, English Language with Creative Writing and Physiotherapy. Year 13 students are encouraged to aim high and fulfil their potential, with […]

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31

Jan

Engaging with the great outdoors – Forest School at Teesside High 31st January, 2022

Teesside High School pupils continue to enjoy engaging with the great outdoors, with our Forest School benefiting from significant investment following the pandemic. During the first Covid-19 lockdown, it was clear that nature had been a source of solace for parents and pupils alike, with families interacting with their local surroundings in new and different ways. […]

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25

Jan

Tea-Time Talks at Teesside High – Shiulie Ghosh 25th January, 2022

We are thrilled to be able to restart our Tea-Time Talk series for Senior School and Sixth Form students. Some of you may recall these event from ‘pre-Covid’ times, but if you are new to school, our Tea-Time Talks cover a wide variety of subjects and career professions. The first talk this year will be […]

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21

Jan

Head’s blog – January 21st January, 2022

A warm welcome to parents and pupils reading our first newsletter of 2022, and also to those catching up with our news, events and goings on ahead of their visit to our final Open Day of the academic year. I am thrilled you have taken time to come along and learn more about what THS […]

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21

Jan

Teesside High School student shortlisted for University of Oxford’s Ancient Drama Prize 21st January, 2022

A Teesside High School pupil has been shortlisted for a prestigious Ancient Drama Prize awarded by the University of Oxford. Benjamin, in Year 10, was delighted to be recognised following his submission of a monologue as the character Creon from Sophocles’ Antigone – a piece which blended his love of both Classics and Drama. Just […]

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10

Jan

Scholarship opportunities at Teesside High School 10th January, 2022

We are delighted to inform you that we are now accepting applications for our Senior School and Sixth Form Scholarships. Scholarships are awarded annually to students in Year 7 and 12 for Academic, Music and Sport disciplines. More details can be found on the following page: Scholarships and Bursaries. Further details of the awards and […]

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5

Jan

Transition Day at Teesside High School – Friday 14 January 5th January, 2022

We are looking forward to welcoming our incoming Year 7 cohort to our first Transition Day on Friday 14 January. The programme for the day has been designed to make each student’s transition to Teesside High School as seamless as possible. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to experiment in Science, explore subjects such […]

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