There was an excellent turn out for auditions for the first Highlands Drama Company on Monday 16th March. 42 students from all years spent an hour and a half throwing themselves into a workshop exploring a range creative and improvisational ideas. It was a wonderful hour where I really enjoyed seeing the very best of our drama students. The Company will work as a group to develop a unique piece of work for Arts Faculty Week this Summer term.
I would like to thank all of those who auditioned. It was such a difficult job choosing from all those who attended. I was really so impressed with each and every one of them and I encourage them all to keep putting themselves out there for the love of the arts.
I look forward to seeing what The Company come up with over the coming months and will be excited to share with you their work in the Summer Term. If our first rehearsal is anything to go by I am sure it will be a an eclectic, absorbing and dramatic production!
Mrs Carr, Head of Drama
Our old minibus is sadly no longer the trusty and reliable vehicle it once was and so our aim this year is to replace it. Our target is to raise £13,000 to fund a newer model which will be used for a variety of activities encompassing the whole school community and used for events such as sports matches, subject field trips and visits to other educational establishments. The minibus will have wheelchair access. You can follow our progress and make donations directly to the appeal by following this link:
or visit Highlands Parents and Friends Association page on the MyDonate website.
Highlands is the lead school in the Pan Enfield Alliance and are offering school based placements to graduates training to become teachers.
Please see our link http://www.panenfieldalliance.co.uk/
Highlands School in its role as a Teaching School has committed to the School Direct route into teaching and has been very successful in filling some of these places. However, as with many schools across the South East, there is pressure to recruit high quality staff. The following positions are still open:
1 x Chemistry – Secondary
1 x Business Studies - Secondary
1 x Economics – Secondary
2 x Computer Science – Secondary
3 x Mathematics – Secondary
1 x English – Secondary
2 x Physics – Secondary
1 x Modern Foreign languages – Secondary
2 x General Primary
Information can be found via the link on the school website or on the Pan Enfield Alliance website: www.panenfieldalliance.co.uk If you, or someone you know, is looking for a route into teaching and can fulfil the entry requirements, please contact Trudi Steiner on email@example.com.
On Tuesday March 3rd winners of The Jack Petchey Achievement Award for 2015 joined other Enfield recipients at The Millfield Arts Centre. There they were presented with their awards by Councillor Ayfer Orhan. Winners were: Jake Mcmanus, Bianca Sula, Callum Davis, Henry Galano, Charlotte Berry, Molly Gellaz, Stephanie Petrides, Fatosh Elmaz and Ozcan Inanli.
Mr. Lindley was also awarded a Leader award for his work as a Behaviour Mentor. All receive a ‘nominal’ £200 to be spent on equipment for the school as well as a framed certificate and golden medallion.
Last day of term arrangements, Friday 27th March 2015
First day of Summer Term
Comic Relief 2015
Money raised £2909.38! Well done.