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With wedding fever well and truly over, the exam season is now in full swing. Our girls have worked so hard with extra revision sessions and classes; and are ready and prepared for the rigours ahead. Despite very mixed weather our trips and sporting fixtures have continued and our Taster Day for new girls saw an outstanding 45 girls from various prep schools come and enjoy some fabulous workshops and sporting activities; experiencing a great day of what Heathfield has to offer. We end this half-term with our Celebration Assembly to mark the successes of so many girls from Science to Sporting achievements; I am always so proud of our girls. I wish you and your daughters a wonderful half-term and do hope that some sunshine comes your way! Best wishes Mrs Gardiner Legge

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UKMT Junior Maths Challenge The Junior Maths Challenge is a national competition taken by Form I and II students. Congratulations to the following girls on your great results. Rachel (Form I) – Silver certificate Isabella (Form I) – Bronze certificate Katrina (Form II) – Bronze certificate Lucy (Form II) – Bronze certificate Mrs Zoe Benjamin, Head of Languages and Society Faculty & Subject Leader Mathematics

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British Biology Olympiad The BBO challenges and stimulates students with an interest in Biology to expand and extend their talents. It enables students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded with publicly recognised certificates and medals. The BBO is open to students in post-16 education studying at school or college. The competition consists of two, 45-minute multiple choice papers to be taken online under staff supervised exam conditions. Many congratulations to: Eva (UVI) Highly Commended Charlotte (UVI) Commended Paige (LVI) Commended Miss Clare Wells, Head of STEM Faculty, Subject Leader - Science & Assistant Director of Studies

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The Royal Society of Biology Challenge The Biology Challenge is a national competition which stimulates students’ curiosity for the

natural world and encourages them to take an interest in Biology outside of school. Questions are set on the school curriculum, but the competition also rewards those students whose knowledge of the subject has been increased by reading books, magazines, watching natural history programmes, taking notice of the news media for items of biological interest, and are generally aware of our natural flora and fauna. Well done to the following girls on your fantastic results: Araminta

Form IV

Bronze

Lily

Form III

Bronze

Arabella

Form IV

Highly Commended

Georgia

Form IV

Highly Commended

Olivia

Form IV

Highly Commended

Alexandra

Form III

Highly Commended

Claudia

Form III

Highly Commended

Katharine

Form III

Highly Commended

Katrina

Form II

Highly Commended

Lucy

Form II

Highly Commended

Alia

Form IV

Commended

Amelia

Form IV

Commended

Imaan

Form IV

Commended

Lila

Form IV

Commended

Maddison

Form IV

Commended

Marybelle

Form IV

Commended

Nicole

Form IV

Commended

Shefali

Form IV

Commended

Tabitha

Form IV

Commended

Tina

Form IV

Commended

Auriel

Form III

Commended

Calia

Form III

Commended

Isabel

Form III

Commended

Lily

Form III

Commended

Matilda

Form III

Commended

Maya

Form III

Commended

Sibylla

Form III

Commended

Sienna

Form III

Commended

Tamara

Form III

Commended

Zahra

Form III

Commended

Ella

Form II

Commended

Juana

Form II

Commended

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Form II

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Commended

Miss Clare Wells, Head of STEM Faculty, Subject Leader - Science & Assistant Director of Studies

LVI Geography Field Trip to Slapton Sands Four compulsory days of Geography fieldwork involving a 4000-word individual investigation is a daunting thought for LVI geographers but Esme, Harriet, and Gadelyn set out with a positive attitude on Friday 11 May ready to face the challenge. We embarked on the 4-hour journey to Slapton Ley Field Centre in Devon where we joined forces with eight girls and the staff from Oxford High. Our first evening session was spent familiarising ourselves with the location, planning the trip and the tasks ahead. Saturday was physical geography day involving a 10 km walk from Start Bay to Slapton – over the cliffs and along the shingle bar. LVI were shown a variety of techniques including cost-benefit analysis of the various sea defences, measurements of beach profiles and the collecting of sediment samples to analyse later in the laboratory. We were all fascinated by the erosion and closure of the road from Slapton to Strete Gate as a result of Storm Emma in February. Local life has been severely disrupted as well as breaching the main road from Kingsbridge to Dartmouth affecting the local economy. On the second day, we were shown data collection techniques for the human geography associated with Changing Places Unit of the specification. Our journey took us on a walk to Slapton Village and the Transition town of Totnes. The evening was the most pressured part of the trip when the students had to settle on their titles, plan their methods and prepare any materials and data collection sheets that they would need to collect their own data. Data collection day was a test of logistics for the staff to ensure that all the girls could all reach their chosen sites and be suitably supported and supervised. Teams of students and staff set off to various locations including Totnes, the coastal villages and to the beach to ensure that enough quality data was collected for a meaningful investigation. On the final day, our Tutor demonstrated presentation and analysis techniques including workshops of statistical techniques before setting off at lunchtime for the journey home. Lesley Worrall, Head of Lower School and Teacher of Geography

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A Level English Theatre Trip On Saturday 12 May, our English A Level class went to watch the Oxford Playhouse production of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams. We are studying this 20th -century play as part of our A Level coursework, and this experience has thoroughly enhanced our interpretation of the protagonist’s mental disintegration. Kelly Gough’s riveting portrayal of the tragic heroine ‘Blanche DuBois’ captivated us throughout the performance. This modern interpretation explicitly painted the tragic storyline of each character, with a strong, yet fresh emphasis on Williams’ ‘plastic theatre’; the polka tune that narrates Blanche’s downfall was replaced with the eerily vivid ‘Heart of Glass’ by Blondie. This allowed us to draw parallels between the famous film adaptation starring the dynamic, young and striking Marlon Brando. Although his brutal portrayal of Stanley will never be lived up to, Gough’s heart-wrenching performance as Blanche undeniably, and equally, rivals the film adaptation. The final scene was especially jarring, with the devastating journey coming to an end in a haunting juxtaposition with the candid simplicity of the wooden stage set. As Gough descends down its steps, dripping wet to the cascade of the running shower, the audience is struck with the raw revelation that her inevitable demise was propelled by the universal hamartia: ‘always [depending] on the kindness of strangers’. As the curtains drew, we were left in a unanimous but silent agreement that we had just witnessed the greatest production of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ – as Gough’s Blanche fell into insanity, we fell with her. Daisy and Jasmine, LVI

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Revision Techniques It is great to see all the girls working hard revising for their exams. The library is busy every day and Constance and Boots (Form V) created their own amazing resource in the Assembly Hall. Lets keep up the momentum over half-term. Mr David Mitchell, Director of Studies

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Southbank to see Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution”. It was an extremely

Subscribe exciting, Past Issues production and the girls found being in an actual court added so much site-specific to their understanding of the play, not to mention their shock at the concluding plot twist! The girls use the theatre they see during their A-level course to influence their own creative decisions in every component and this unusual performance layout, which also impacted the director’s use of lighting, sound, and staging provided some really unusual options to consider. A very exciting night, full of interesting technical elements to discuss and debate. Mrs Lucy Halcrow, Subject Leader of Drama and Theatre Studies

Music Exam Results Maia (LVI)

Piano

Performing Assessment

Lily (Form I)

Grd IV

Singing

115 Pass

Sonya (Form I)

Grd IV

Singing

115 Pass

Hermione (Form V) Grd V Vas (Form V) Grd V

Clarinet Theory

120 Merit 85 Merit

Phoebe (LVI)

Grd V

Theory

86 Merit

Franny (UVI)

Grd VI

Flute

111 Pass

Sophie (Form IV)

Grd VII

Singing

82 Merit

Sophia (Form V) Grd VII Anastasia (Form V) Grd VIII

Singing Singing

88 Distinction 79 Merit

Asuka (UVI)

Piano

80 Merit

Grd VIII

A great set of results, well done everyone. Mrs Julie Dance, Director of Music

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Heathfield Hub Online Magazine Heathfield Hub is our new online magazine created and designed by Gabriella (UVI). It is available for everyone in the school community to write about any topic of their choice whether it’s talking about how fashion influences the media or how science is used in everyday life. The Hub is a place for girls to express their ideas and feelings on any topic they wish to discuss and to read about others. It’s also a place for girls to access current affairs in a condensed form. The Hub is a way to develop an interest in writing, film, photography and important issues. Please take a look and let us know if you have any suggestions. Well done to Gabi and all the girls who have contributed so far. https://heathfieldhub.com/ Ms Anna Morgan, Director Marketing & Admissions

Fellowship Brunch On Sunday 20 May we welcomed Alumnae who left 20 years ago to return for a special reunion. After a Chapel service and the obligatory search for engraved names on the pews, the old girls sat down to a wonderful Brunch in the Dining Room. Tours of the school followed and gasps of amazement at the sight of the Theatre and STEM building initiated many hilarious stories about their lives at Heathfield in 1998. Mrs Gardiner Legge thoroughly enjoyed hearing stories of their lives, families, careers, successes, and mishaps confirming all previous views that once a Heathfield girl, always a Heathfield girl! Mrs Rebecca Farha, Fellowship Coordinator https://mailchi.mp/44af9444e79f/bfi797nxwa-1364949?e=[UNIQID]

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Taster Day for Prospective Pupils On Tuesday 22 May we had the pleasure of welcoming 45 Year 5 girls from various Preparatory Schools for a Taster Day. The girls enjoyed an action-packed day getting a real flavour of life as a Heathfield girl. Teachers in Science, Music, English, and Drama planned wonderful interactive lessons for the girls. Forms I and LVI gave the girls tours at lunchtime and for a final activity, everyone headed outside in the sunshine for Lacrosse. All the Year 5 girls left beaming with Heathfield Girls First caps, bags, and jellybeans. Ms Elizabeth Massey, Marketing & Events Assistant

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Heathfield Parents Association The main role of the Heathfield Parents Association (HPA) is to build strong working relationships with parents, teachers, boarding and other school staff, in support of both the girls and the school. During the school year, the HPA supports lots of activities such as Fireworks Night, St Nicholas Stalls, Christmas drinks, Founders Day, Sports Day, Parents Day and the Lily Ball. These are lovely opportunities for parents, staff, and girls to get together socially. The generosity of the time donated by our HPA members is astonishing and they play a vital role in raising funds for the school, to provide those ‘icing on the cake’ extras, which often make learning and living at Heathfield more exciting and rewarding. Members of the HPA kindly act as ambassadors for the school at Open Days, New Parent Meetings, Assessment Days, School Productions and other social events. We are most appreciative of their enthusiasm and dedication to the school. Each year group has representatives who will be happy to hear from any parent or guardian and will also arrange social get-togethers.

How to get involved You can be certain that your participation will be welcomed in the HPA. It is not just for mothers, many fathers play an active role volunteering at events. Email emassey@heathfieldschool.net and I will provide you with the necessary contact information. Elizabeth Massey, Marketing & Events Assistant

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Celebration Assembly The end of Summer Half Term finished in traditional Heathfield style recognising all the fantastic achievements of the girls. Highflyer Awards were presented to seven girls for impressive pieces of work: Languages and Society Faculty Classics, Vasilisa (LVI) Vasilisa wrote an excellent essay investigating whether Homer’s Iliad was an anti-war poem or not. Spanish, Araminta (Form IV) Araminta independently wrote an extraordinary essay about Social Media and its influence on society. STEM Faculty Biology, Lucy (Form II) Lucy created an article on how recording studios can be designed for good acoustics and to prevent any hearing damage from loud noises. Chemistry, Eva (UVI) Eva created as an independent revision tool which utilized multiple resources to create a revision map for the Organic Synthesis Topic in A Level. Humanities Faculty Geography, Maya (Form III) Maya presented each set of data in a different way including developing her own pictogram technique. A top quality piece of GCSE level work. Religious Studies, Alia (Form IV) Alia created a booklet which is informative and useful as a revision resource. It also includes further information about denominational differences as well the importance of prayer; it is this application of facts to the life of believers that is essential in the new RS GCSE. Expressive Arts Faculty Art, Georgie (UVI) Georgie created a piece that embodies fleeting moments and one’s ability to recollect the experience rather than the event itself. A gifted painter and Fine Artist, this student has produced artwork that is simply show-stopping. Distinction Certificates These are awarded to girls who represent the school or contribute significantly to the school. Mrs Gardiner Legge presented certificates to Ella (Form II), Hanna (Form I), Katrina (Form II), and https://mailchi.mp/44af9444e79f/bfi797nxwa-1364949?e=[UNIQID]

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Orianna (Form I) for being placed 2nd in the University Challenge Salters Chemistry Festival at Past Issues Reading University. Rushall Farm Prizes 2018 In February, Form 1 explored Rushall Farm, a mixed, organic farm in Bradfield, Berkshire. The prizes go to the following girls: Best Antennae on the day - Bella Science – Theodora Most Creative - Theodora 3rd Place – Alisa 2nd Place – Alexia 1st Place - Theodora

Elizabeth Massey, Marketing & Events Assistant

SPORTS REPORT Equestrian Copenhagen Cup Polo This weekend, in the shadows of Windsor Castle there was another memorable event, Heathfield polo team won their division in the Copenhagen Challenge at Guards Polo Club, beating the Radley and Rugby all-boy teams. Three of the players had never played polo until they started at Heathfield. What a fantastic result from Angelina (UVI), Kikki (Form IV), Kitty (UVI) and Victoria (LVI) the only girls in the whole competition. Congratulations and thank you to our coach Hamid. Mrs Gill Glimmerveen, Equestrian Coordinator

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SPORTS REPORT Athletics Ten girls from Forms II to IV travelled to the District Athletics Track and Field Competition on Wednesday at Bracknell Athletics Stadium. All girls performed really well and enjoyed competing against local schools in the glorious sunshine. Auriel (Form III) achieved a jump of 1m 40cm and qualified for the County Athletics Competition on 9 June. Calia (Form III) competed in the Javelin and won the competition with a distance of 25m 34cm and also qualified for the County Athletics Competition Carolina (Form IV) came 2nd in her age group for 200m with a time of 27.59 seconds and has also qualified for County Calia (Form III) Auriel (Form III) and Carolina (Form IV) have all been selected to represent Bracknell Athletics team on Saturday 9 June at Palmer Park in the Berkshire County Championships. Calia is competing in the U15 Javelin, Auriel the U15 High Jump and Carolina the U17 200m Amelia (Form III) is also to be congratulated on achieving a personal best height of 1m 43 in the high jump but on countback missed out on first place and selection Congratulations to all girls who participated. Rounders: We held the U14 Ascot School’s Rounders Tournament here at Heathfield on Tuesday. All girls played really well as a team and scored lots of rounders, however, missed out on the semi-final and came 5th out of 8 teams. The U15 Ascot School’s Rounders Tournament was held at LVS, where the

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girls put on a great performance and came 3rd overall. Past Issues Miss Wendy Reynolds, Director of Co-Curricular & Sport, Head of Expressive Faculty

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Seacole Weekend, 19 & 20 May

Well, I’m not sure if the Royal Wedding had anything on our Seacole wedding street party! After the showing of the wedding on the big screen, it was time for our very own wedding dress competition. Each house had to ‘dress’ two ‘models’ using nothing but newspaper and sticky tape and the results were amazing, I think we currently have a whole school of fashion designers! At the street party, we invited a caricaturist and magician, both popular guests, and we had our very own wedding cake with a red, white and blue centre, made by our super caterers. Lemon and elderflower cupcakes, the same flavour as Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake were also on offer and for supper that evening, Forms I and II enjoyed pizza and The Greatest Showman. Form IV chose to eat at Wagamamas and then went onto the cinema. Heathfield, with Form III, hosted Eton for a BBQ, dancing, and mocktails. On Sunday there was a whole range of activities to enjoy from training for Bronze Duke of Edinburgh and participating in the Copenhagen Cup to joining in with the very popular visiting professional make-up artist and photo session. Of course, the lovely weather at the weekend also helped everyone enjoy croquet on the lawn and all of the activities even more! Miss Karen White, Head of House Seacole & Teacher in Charge Photography

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26 May - 3 June - Half Term 3 June

20.00 I to III Boarders Return, 21.00 IV to VI Boarders Return

9 June

Art & Design End Of The Year Show*

16 June

Sports Day*

16 - 17 June Optional Exeat Weekend 17 June

Senior Nationals Polo Competition, Longdole*

19 - 23 June Royal Ascot Week 22 June

New Girls September 2018, Taster Day & Sleepover

23 June

New Parents Event & Lunch

23 June

Form I & II Social with Papplewick

24 June

Dance & LAMDA Showcase*

28 June

Form I History Trip to Dover Castle & Canterbury Cathedral

30 June

Form III Bronze Duke of Edinburgh

1 July

Form III Bronze Duke of Edinburgh

2 July

LAMDA Examinations

5 July

IV into VI Presentation & BBQ

5 July

Lily Ball

7 July

Parents Day & End of Term*

8-13 July

Gold Duke of Edinburgh

Michaelmas Term 2018 4 Sept

14.00 Form III Boarding & Day Return 15.30 Form III Induction* 16.00 LVI Boarding & Day Return 17.00 Form LVI Induction*

5 Sept

15.00 Form II Boarding & Day Return 16.00 Form II Induction* 17.00 Form IV & Form V Return 18.00 Form IV & V Induction* 18.30 UVI Return

6 Sept

08.00 Form II to UVI Day Girls Return 09.30 Form I Arrive 10.00 Welcome Presentation in St Mary's Theatre (SMAT)*

8-9 Sept

Closed Weekend

* All Parents are welcome to attend these events

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