Head’s blog – achievements

Thursday 23 May 2024 | By Megan Connor

As you can see from the front page, our Senior School students performed incredibly at the District Schools Athletics Competition. I am unbelievably proud of you all – this is a huge achievement for our school. Well done to our PE department, too, for their continuous dedication and efforts.

Over the past three weeks we have also seen some wonderful individual achievements for many of our students. 39 students from Years 4, 6, 7 and 8 took part in the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge with nine pupils earning Bronze, six earning Silver and two earning Gold awards. Anu in Year 8 showed impressive mathematical skills in the Newcastle University Maths Challenge and Ed in Year 11 shone brightly at the Maclaurin Mathematical Challenge. Annabel in Year 9 competed as part of the Northern England Tetrathlon team, which came away in first place. Holly in Year 10 raised £430.00 with a Eurovision Sweepstake for Dementia UK. Finally, Kyle in Year 9 achieved remarkable success at the North Eastern Counties Athletic Association (NECAA) Track and Field Championships. These are just some of the many accomplishments our students present to us on a daily basis, from both in and out of school.

I would like to say a huge well done to all of our students who have spent the past couple of weeks completing their GCSE, AS and A-level examinations. It has been wonderful to catch up with students as they come out of the Main Hall, relieved, happy, and confident that their hard work has paid off. Whilst we are only half way through a busy examination timetable, you are now on the homestretch, so keep up the hard work.

As we approach the final five weeks of the academic year, we have lots of events planned for the THS community. I look forward to seeing you at our forthcoming Sports Days, Creative Arts Showcase and Staff vs Parents Cricket Match. Don’t forget your picnic!

We are super excited for our Summer Stay and Play in Nursery. Join us on Thursday 13 June with your little one (aged 2+) for crafts, play and lots of summer fun. You can register via the Stay and Play blog on the school website.

You can read our latest newsletter here.

Mrs K Mackenzie, Head