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Junior Science


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It has been a hands-on week in the Junior School Science Lab which is what the girls love best as they see science come to life before their eyes.

Year 1 girls were the first to don their safety spectacles, and, using laboratory equipment such as pestle and mortar, measuring cylinders, filters and funnels, they worked together to extract and blend perfumes from mint, lemons and roses.

Meanwhile, Year 2 were revising their knowledge of amphibians and the frog life cycle. The girls soon realised why each frog lays as many as 100 eggs. Frogspawn, tadpoles and froglets are all prey in the complex food webs of a pond habitat and only a very few will reach adulthood. The girls were justifiably proud of their beautiful 3D life cycle models created using coloured dough and paper plates.

Year 5 enjoyed a set of challenges from Professor Snape designed to be solved in their House teams. It was strictly a NWA lesson (No Wands Allowed) as our young wizards worked to create a Stupefying Lamp to mesmerize, an Acromantula and then disassembled Sleekeazy Hair Tonic potion into its individual components. Having to wait a whole week to see if they had recovered crystals of African sea salt by evaporation from the Sleekeazy Hair Tonic soon has Owls flying to and fro, carrying disgruntled messages, as students grumbled about the length of time sometimes needed to see results in Muggle science.

Finally, Year 6 visited the Chemistry Department in the Senior School. The girls’ special topic this term is World War I and they began by watching the effects of chlorine gas on a rose which made them reflect on its use in the trenches. In addition, they saw how chlorine gas was produced and how it can be combined with sodium, to create sodium chloride. Then, working in pairs, they used an electrical current to separate salt water into its chemical constituents and were able to smell chlorine being produced.

Cross Country


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Notting Hill & Ealing dominated the field at the Ealing Schools Cross Country Championship earlier this week fishing the meet as overall winners.

In the Year 7 competition the team (pictured below)  made an excellent start to their running careers at NHEHS with Ella finishing 1st out of all Year 7 pupils and Eva Marie and Sofia coming 4th and 5th out of all Year 7 and 8 girls.

In Year 9 Jasmine, Fiona and Natasha brought home a fabulous triple, finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively  in the Year 9 and 10 race.  To make it even better all other Year 9’s who ran finished in a top 10 position!

In the Year 11 and 12 race  Cameron finished 1 and Anna 3rd.

Congratulations to everyone who ran so well.

Poetry at NHEHS


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On Thursday 28th September, NHEHS celebrated National Poetry Day and the theme this year was “Freedom”.

We were delighted to welcome the renowned performance poet Patience Agbabi for the day. Known for her spoken verse, Patience has published several poetry anthologies, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and is also a judge in the prestigious Poetry by Heart competition. Throughout the day, Patience ran workshops with groups of Year 10 students, focusing on the form and structure of poems and encouraging them to explore their own writing styles. The girls who participated in these workshops found them inspiring and engaging.

Girls in Years 11, 12 and 13 were also treated to a poetry reading by Patience, which included poems from her “Telling Tales” collection. These poems are based on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and have been the inspiration behind some creative writing work undertaken in Sixth Form English Literature lessons in response to A Level set texts. Inspired by Patience Agbabi, some of our Year 13 students performed their own witty and entertaining versions of the Pluto and Proserpina digression from Chaucer’s ‘Merchant’s Tale’ in assembly.   One Year 13 student, who is hoping to study Music Production at university, took this a step further and converted her own poem into a fantastic ballad with musical accompaniment.

Meanwhile, girls in Years 7, 8 and 9 had the opportunity to perform  their own poetry prepared for an inter-House competition earlier this term. The  winning poems from each Year Group were performed in front of the whole school, and these were delivered with great gusto and enthusiasm. Congratulations go to Lewhat, Hattie and Izzy for writing their excellent poems and performance.

At lunchtime the Atrium was the stage for the first ever NHEHS “Poetry Slam” competition.  Armed with a microphone,  a captivated audience and a bit of courage, girls were encouraged to recite a poem of their choice with the chance to earn points for their Houses. There were some excellent performances – some individual and some in pairs – and the winners of this will be announced later this term.

Overall, this was a busy, exciting and inspiring day for all involved, and it really did encourage our students to think beyond standard poetic material.

 

Field Work


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Our GCSE geographers spent three days in South Wales at the Margam Discovery Centre. Located within Margam Park, the centre is part of an 850 acre country estate situated on the narrow coastal plain and southern slopes of Mynydd Margam.  The Park covers a remarkably diverse and varied landscape making it a particular draw for geographers.

The first day was spent studying coastal processes and particularly the formation of dunes while on the second day, the group were able to follow the River Ogmore, from upper course waterfalls to the mouth of the river where it flows into the Bristol Channel. The final day was spent in the seaside resort of Porthcawl collecting data on the effects of tourism on the town.

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Sports News


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NHEHS sports teams have opened the autumn term with a series of fantastic performances.

In early matches against local rivals St Augustine’s, all our U13 and U14 netball teams were victorious by large goal margins and our U16 hockey team also recorded a win in their match against the St Augustine’s team. The U13s were also in action in the first round of the National Independent Schools Netball Cup competition where they beat JAGS 25-17 in a close fought game.

Our Year 9 and 10 netball teams spent the weekend of 15-17 September at a tournament and training weekend at Condover Hall in Shropshire. All the NHEHS teams made it through to the final round of the competition with both the U14A and U15 A teams topping their pools and they were joined in the Cup playoffs by the U14Bs. All three teams played exceptionally well with the U15 team finishing in silver medal position and claiming the runners’ up trophy.

This week our netballers were in action again at the tournament organised by Ibstock Place School and attended by teams from 12 schools across London. The U13 team were overall tournament winners beating particularly well respected teams including Surbiton High, Godolphin and Latymer and Highgate School, while the U12s took Bronze beating Surbiton High in the third place play-offs in extra-time!

Our Year 7 girls enjoyed their first GDST rally on 20 September sending a waterpolo team to represent NHEHS at the GDST Southern Schools Rally. We were delighted to see them emerge from the pool as the overall winning team.  Meanwhile, on the football field the U13 team were victorious in the GDST Year 8 Football Rally with the team, and coach Mr McComb, making an unbeaten start to the season.

Finally, but no less competitively, and in front of a large and pretty partisan crowd, our U18 netballers came along to the Old Girls’ Reunion Tea and took on and beat a team representing the Old Girls Association. The whistle to start the match was blown by Miss Chapman who taught sport here for 33 years.

GCSE Results


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Many congratulations to Year 11 on an excellent set of GCSE results.

66% of entries were graded at A*, equalling the best performance in previous years, with 89% graded A*/A and 100% A*-C.

12 girls gained A*s in all their subjects and 47 girls (over half the year) gained 7 or more A*s.

These are excellent results, reflecting the energy and effort which the girls have put into their studies, and the staff have put into supporting them. Every single girl has worked with great determination to achieve her best and should rightly be proud of herself.

Our heartfelt congratulations go to them all.

A Levels 2017


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Many congratulations to our 2017 leavers on a strong set of A-Level results.

18% of all results were graded A*, more than double the national average, at a time of more stringent qualifications being introduced. 85% of results were graded A*/ A/ B, making it another successful year for Notting Hill & Ealing and the girls themselves.   11 girls gained 2 or more A* grades, and 24 girls (almost a third of the year) gained 3 or more A grades.

These results that show how much effort the girls, and the staff who support them, have put into their studies during their time at school and is just reward for their endeavours. The girls now head off to a wide range of courses and universities whether it be Maths at Durham, French and Russian at Oxford, History of Art at Edinburgh or Music at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. It has been such a pleasure seeing every girl finding the right path for them and doing so well. 

They should be rightly proud of what they have achieved as are we.

Emerging Talent


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We are delighted to announce that Leila Brown (NHEHS 2011) is a winner in the GDST Emerging Talent Award for Engineering 2017. 

Leila who studied Mechanical Engineering at Leeds is currently on a three year training scheme as a Rehabilitation Engineer with the NHS. Her work aims to make daily activities easier for people with complex needs, arising for example from disability or injuries, by using engineering principles and solutions.

The panel of judges was so impressed by Leila’s application that they have made a grant to pay for her to attend a conference (Oceania Seating Symposium) while she is on an elective in New Zealand.

Leila commented ‘This is an incredible opportunity to meet other clinicians, manufacturers and suppliers in the rehabilitation field and I have no doubt that attending will help me in my career progression as well as in my current role. I am so grateful for this award, and cannot thank the judges and the GDST enough for making this wonderful opportunity a reality.’

Day of Dance


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Girls from Years 7 and 8 joined teams from 13 other GDST schools around the country for this year’s GDST Day of Dance at the University of Bath.

During the day they attended  workshops in commercial street dance, contemporary dance, release technique and musical theatre which provided new experiences of different styles.  These workshops also provided the chance to learn routines and perform them.  For our team the day also proved the perfect opportunity  to perform a dress rehearsal of their competition routine ahead of their appearance on 9 July in the regional heats of the Dance Challenge UK competition. 


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