Once again, due to the national lockdown, we find ourselves in a virtual teaching and learning environment. Every effort is being made to run online lessons as smoothly as possible and we continue to strive to deliver the best possible learning experience for our pupils.
The School Hall was transformed in the first week of term as we prepared to roll out mass COVID-19 testing of pupils and staff on their return from the Christmas break.
A summary of the programme of festive activities celebrated by the Farnborough Hill community.
Community Feast Day is a key date in the Farnborough Hill calendar, a time when we join the Sisters to celebrate the founding of their Order and enjoy the privilege of witnessing their renewal of vows.
The theme of this year’s Senior Prize Giving was ‘Certainty in a time of uncertainty’; a fitting message and a promise that the community of Farnborough Hill will remain strong.
Last Monday, we came together as separate Year Group communities to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, laying down their lives for their fellow country men and women.
Just before half term, we gave the Year 11s the opportunity to step into the sixth formers’ shoes and experience just a taste of what life in the sixth form on the hill is like.
Early last week, we were treated to a series of presentations given by 16 members of the Upper Sixth who are about to complete their Level 3 Extended Project Qualifications.
With National Poetry Day and the Year 7 lunchtime activities weeks, this term has offered fantastic opportunities to engage with poetry beyond the English curriculum.
The Science Department was a hive of activity last week as it celebrated the Royal Society of Biology's Biology Week. The theme of the week was "Work with nature rather than against it" (David Attenborough).
Last Saturday, the School should have been echoing with footsteps of old for our annual reunion of past pupils and staff. There has been a reunion at School, during peacetime, since 1926, so it was with disappointment we moved this to a virtual event.
Pupils gathered together on Friday to celebrate a Liturgy of the Holy Spirit, where we come together in prayer asking for God to send His Holy Spirit to bless us and give us all that we need this year.
Head, Mrs Alexandra Neil, has praised her girls’ fortitude with the publication of GCSE grades today.
Mrs Alexandra Neil, Head, applauds the decision to use Centre Assessment Grades for A level and GCSE results.
2020 has been a tumultuous year, challenging, uncertain and ever-changing. In the midst of this, Farnborough Hill girls have triumphed once more; they have been rewarded with outstanding results, with the School’s outgoing Head Girl becoming the third in a row to secure a coveted Oxbridge place.
UVI Student Jess has written a final farewell to Farnborough Hill, 'my home for the past seven years'.
After what felt like an eternity, I was delighted to be able to return to school this June. My sister and I often refer to ‘the Hill’ as a second home to us, as it has been a place of community and happiness for the past six years of my life.
This year, like with everything else, we had to move our Junior Leadership Team elections to a virtual platform, from recording hustings videos to interviews via Teams. We are delighted with how all the applicants handled this shift in processes; it was a hugely competitive field but we are thrilled to introduce the stellar new team: Eva (Head Girl), Emilia (Deputy Head Girl), Libby (Deputy Head Girl), Caitlin, Charlotte, Danni, Ellie and Emily. Each JLT member has written a short paragraph to introduce themselves.
Ten students from the sixth form on the hill are providing a free online tutoring service for girls in Years 10 to 12 who may be struggling with aspects of GCSE and A level learning at home during the Coronavirus pandemic.
We are extremely excited to launch our bespoke Year 11 programme: the A level Foundation Course.