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The new Year 13 Biology students went to Berwick and completed field work in forests, sand dunes, rivers and rocky shores. The work went towards their practical skills portfolio – an accompaniment the A Level Biology course.

Mrs Bevan has sent through some photos of the German Exchange group: outside the Reichstag Building, where they had a talk and visit to the glass dome, at the Brandenburg Gate, at the Dr Oetker factory, and on their joint trip to Osnabruck, which included a tour of the historical sights. The group also met the mayor of Steinhagen; the news article and photo below appeared in two local newspapers.

Today we said ‘Adiós’ to our Spanish exchange partners who have been with us for what has been a very enjoyable week. Despite the almost incessant rain they enjoyed visits to Durham, Newcastle and Chesters roman fort in addition to a Harry Potter tour of Alnwick Castle which included a broomstick lesson! At least they will appreciate the sunshine and warmth once they are home!

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We are proposing to bring together Queen Elizabeth High School and Hexham Middle School to create a single 11-18 Secondary school. Although significant changes are unlikely to happen before September 2019, we believe that this shift could help secure the future of education in the Hexham area for the next 30 years or more.

The reasons for the change are that the local Three-Tier arrangements for schools do not fit with the national education system, which is based on the Primary-Secondary model; that this would help us become financially sustainable; and that it could open the door to much-needed capital investment in buildings and facilities.

For full details of this Initial Consultation, and how you can give us your views, please see the Consultation page.

Dear Parent/Carer

It has been brought to our attention that Snapchat has released an update yesterday and it has added a map feature that lets the user share their current location. While it is not the first app to offer a location sharing service it is a popular app with young people and we felt it was important to inform parents. The update is a concern because the user's location is available to “friends” (and other users) on a map and this updates when the app is being used. Used correctly this should not be an concern but students and parents need to be aware of the potential issues and how to avoid them.

 

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To mark Refugee Week please could you donate any unwanted crockery and cutlery from home and take them to Mr Brook’s room – A11. They will be taken to the clients at West End Refugee Service (WERS) who are desperately in need of such items. QEHS has been particularly generous with their clothing donations in the past and they are so gratefully received. Hopefully we can do the same again with this collection. The collection will actually run until 14th July and not 23rd June as first publicised.

There will be an cake sale this Friday (23rd June) for QEHS students and all the money will go to WERS.

Thanks for your help

QEHS Human Rights Group