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Welcome to Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham
Community and Leisure Courses Autumn 2014

Australia Sport Tour 2015

Australia Sports Tour Fundraising Dinner Ticket
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Australia Sport Tour 2015
Saturday 22 November 2014 7.30pm until midnight
Guest Speaker: Dean Richards (Director of Rugby at the Newcastle Falcons)
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There will be a fundraising event on Saturday 22 November 2014 to support a student sport tour to Queensland & New South Wales in July 2015. Year 12 and 13 Netball, Rugby & Football teams will play fixtures against four schools in Brisbane, Townsville & Cairns together with numerous excursions over a 3 week period. This is an amazing opportunity for some young people in Hexham and we really hope that the whole community will support us. The students/parents are funding flights, accommodation, insurance costs but we do need to raise additional funds throughout the 10 months prior to the tour.

This is an ambitious undertaking for a state school but with the support of the community, parents & the students themselves it will be an amazing and potentially once in a life time experience.


Au Revoir

Au revoir to our French friends

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The French Exchange group from our partner school, Lycée Flaubert, in Rouen have spent a highly enjoyable and educational week in Hexham. 40 students, accompanied by Élodie Faber, Stéphanie Lemonnier-Paquet and Rachel Testelin arrived on Saturday 8th November and have spent the week with GCSE and AS level French students at QEHS.

During their stay, the French group visited Newcastle, Beamish Museum and the Metrocenter. We also organised a fun and interesting joint visit to York, with both English and French students visiting the York Castle Museum and the York Dungeon.

Another highlight of the week was the opportunity for our French guests to visit our school and experience lessons at QEHS.

Some of the group were able to try out rowing with QEHS Rowing Club. Despite chilly temperatures, lots of fun was had and hot chocolate was on hand afterwards.

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We are now looking forward to taking our students to Rouen in March, with visits to Paris, Honfleur and Normandy on the programme.

The languages department would like to say a big “Merci” to everyone involved in the organisation of the trip and to those who made the French group feel so welcome; students, host families, teaching staff, volunteers and support staff.

Neil Harbron
French Exchange Trip Leader


Sixth Form Bulletin

The Sixth Form Bulletin contains information on employment and university opportunities. The latest edition is out now.

Previous editions can be found under the Sixth Form Menu


Australia Sport Tour 2015 Fundraising Auction

The online part of the auction is now closed.

Items will be open to further "in person" bidding at the Fundraising Dinner on Saturday 22 November. Winning Bidders will be notified on Monday 24 November.

Ball Boy or Girl at NUFC vs Chelsea 6 Dec 2014
Be a Ball Boy or Girl (age 8 - 14) at Newcastle United Vs Chelsea on 6 December at St. James Park
Final online bid: £50
Islay Sonas
Private Cask Whisky
Salmon Fishing
on the Tyne
Islay Sonas Private Cask 10 Year old Bruichladdich Whisky
A days Salmon Fishing on the Tyne or a days Trout fishing on a lake with private ghillie and equipment provided
Final online bid: £100 Final online bid: £50
Original Painting
Watercolour by Matt Forster
The Red Brick Barn
Two night Stay
An Original Matt Forster Watercolour Painting
A stay for 2 nights for up to 4 people at the Red Brick Barn
No online bids Final online bid: £125
Signed England Rugby Shirt
2014 Autumn Training Squad
Signed Newcastle United Shirt
Including Shearer and Owen
Signed England Rugby Shirt Signed Newcastle United Shirt
Final online bid: £150 Final online bid: £100
Foster Maddison
Waiving of selling / letting fee
Framed Newcastle United Shirt
Signed by Michael Owen
Foster Maddison Estate Agents Framed Newcastle United Shirt
Final online bid: £500 Final online bid: £50
Euro 96 Ball
Signed by French Team
Euro 96 Football from Group stage match at St. James' Park signed by French Team
No online bids


Charity Events

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal
Operation Christmas Child Logo QEHS Students came together on the morning of Monday 10 November to pack almost 160 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Students ranging from year nine all the way through to sixth form helped to pack a range of gifts, from toothbrushes and pencils to toy cars and dolls, into shoe boxes to be sent away for children who otherwise wouldn't receive anything for Christmas. A personalised Christmas card was included with the gifts.
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Operation Christmas Child at QEHS



Exam Information

Exam Certificate Collection

Exam Certificates for exams taken in Summer 2014 are now ready for collection from the Exams Office. Could you call in at break or lunchtime to collect your certificates.

Unclaimed certificates will be destroyed in June 2015 and there is a charge if duplicate certificates are requested from the Exam Boards.

Year 13 – General Studies Entry

For Year 13 students that want to be entered for General Studies Exam in Summer 2015, please pick up an entry form from outside the Exams Office.