Head’s blog – September

Friday 16 September 2022 | By Megan Connor

I hope that you have all had a wonderful return to school, and what a return it has been! It has been fantastic to see the school and all of its activities back in full swing, with assemblies, co-curricular activities, lessons and sports all making a welcome return. Our students have thrown themselves back into their active and varied schedules.

I have loved seeing all of our new students settle into their new school environment and become part of our THS family. On their Induction Day, Year 7 students were able to explore our stunning grounds, make new friends and try team building exercises. Our Year 12 students took part in a scavenger hunt around school! I am excited to see what you all will bring to our school community, and what you will go on to achieve in the upcoming year.

At the end of August, I was delighted to see that our Year 11 and Year 13 students’ hard work paid off with an excellent set of GCSE and A-level examination results! Whilst it was sad to be saying farewell to such valued members of our school family, some of whom have been with us since Nursery, I am sure they will go on to achieve wonderful things as they make their next steps in life and we wish them all the very best of luck. Once again, well done, Year 11 and 13!

As we begin the school year, I would like to offer a  polite reminder to parents who use our school bus service. We ask you to please be respectful of where you park when collecting or dropping off your child at the bus stop. Thank you. Last Thursday evening, I was truly devastated to hear the sad news about the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. She was an amazing Monarch and a much loved leader of our nation and the service she gave to this country throughout her reign has been nothing short of extraordinary. It has been wonderful to see our school community unite to pay our respects throughout the week. On Monday, we all came together to commemorate her life in our whole school assembly. We reflected on the Queen’s impressive 70-year reign, her achievements and her fascinating sense of humour. As we close the school on Monday 19 September, I hope that you all take the time to observe the funeral. This momentous occasion has huge historical importance and millions will be tuning in from around the world to mourn the loss of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

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Mrs K Mackenzie, Head – Teesside High School