- New Vacancies
- Highsted Hosts Swale Youth Forum
- Lower School Awards
- Summer Musical Production
- Imani Cheers for England
- Lessons from Auschwitz
- World Book Day 2018
- Mad Science Saturday 2018
- Annual Awards Evening
- Christmas Begins!
- House Drama Competition
- Year 8 Charity Bazaar
- Rachael is National Champion!
- Remembrance at Ypres
- Tea Party Supports Transition
- Mathletics at Highsted!
- Harvest Dreams for Food Bank
- Highsted Joins Mission CPR
- Annabel's Charity Challenge
- Funds for Demelza
- Class of 2017
- Nicola Secures Place at Top American University
Students Inspired to 'Reach Blind Summits'
On Wednesday 14 December, Highsted Grammar School’s staff, students, governors and parents came together to celebrate the outstanding success of individuals across key stage four and within the sixth form. Headteacher, Anne Kelly, congratulated the school on being the very best in Swale for GCSE and A-level results.
More than two hundred students received awards covering outstanding achievement, progress and effort; contributions to science, business, drama and sport; and positive contributions to the local community. This year also saw the introduction of the ‘Maddie Neil Award’ given to a student who, in the face of a significant life-changing event, demonstrated resilience to overcome this and succeed. The award commemorates and celebrates the life of former Highsted student Maddie Neil, who sadly died last September.
The evening included fantastic musical performances from Highsted students including: ‘Aria’ by Bozza – performed by Rosie M on the saxophone and ‘Primavera’ by Ludovico Einaudi – performed by Head Girl, Mai T, on the piano.
The guest speaker this year was Catherine Spencer, a former Captain of the England rugby team from 2007 to 2010. She inspired and encouraged students, telling them about the importance of working hard to reach your goals and sharing with them the importance of failure and mistakes in regards to building personal resilience and taking you to the next step. She went on to describe her career as a series of ‘blind summits’, telling students that they might not always be able to see the top, but the end result is worth the wait and worth the effort. She also shared with students her experiences of being a team leader, reminding them that they too will be leaders one day and must seize every opportunity.