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How can we provide a lasting foundation which inspires and empowers girls in STEM subjects?

Parents of girls at GDST schools will be familiar with the schools’ collective commitment to providing outstanding, inspiring teaching in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) throughout a girl’s education.  As professionals, we are well-aware of the statistics shared by W...
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Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:46 am

Technology's not all bad! Harnessing its power for teaching can benefit our young people

EdTech.jpg There is so much anxiety surrounding the impact of technological advances in terms of social networking and the monitoring of daily life via digital media but what about harnessing the powers of technology to advance teaching and learning, especially given the fact that our pupils are mo...
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:14 pm

Exam season stress? School Counsellor Fiona Gray gives advice on developing mental fitness

Mental Fitness.jpg Our physical wellbeing can be understood on a spectrum that we must intentionally and holistically engage. It takes time to build strength to run a marathon, it takes energy to meal prep and plan a healthy diet, sometimes requiring the support of professionals when we are unwell,...
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Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:54 pm

Screen time for children? Adopt a mantra of moderation this new year says Head of Sydenham High Prep

PS - Screen Time.jpg There is an inevitable predictability that, as each new year arrives, so does a flurry of emotive and provocative media proclamations about the perils of modern living. It seems this creep of attention grabbing articles on the urgent need for us to overhaul our eating, exercise...
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Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:47 am

League tables: are they helpful and, more to the point, are they healthy?

SS - League Tables.jpg It's a topic that has been debated since the introduction of league tables in the 90s. Our Headmistress, Katharine Woodcock, shares her opinion: Discouraging children from comparing their achievements with those of their peers is one of the biggest challenges parents and teac...
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:02 pm

Resilience in reality - by Head of Sydenham High Prep

Resilience.jpg Over the past decade there has been a wonderful embrace of character education in our schools. Heads, teachers and governors have recognised and celebrated the responsibility their schools have to cultivate and nurture the emotional and social development of those in their care, alon...
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Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:38 pm

Can single-sex education prepare children for adult life?

The age old debate of single-sex versus co-education comes to the fore at this time of year when parents are approaching the open day season! Our Headmistress, Katharine Woodcock shares her thoughts on whether single-sex schools can prepare children for the adult world. 131_SYD_GDST-3RD-JULY.jpg Unt...
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Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:19 pm

A Prep School Head's advice on managing the transition from nursery to school

At this time of year, I cannot help but start to feel a sense of excited anticipation as plans are made to welcome our new girls into Reception in September. As the eager-faced pre-schoolers and their (often nervous) parents visit us for settling-in days and discover-your-school sessions, I am remin...
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Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:19 am

Sydenham High & Dulwich College young entrepreneurs scoop prizes!

Young Enterprise Company Programme enables students to experience what it’s like to set up and run a company. Throughout one academic year, students make all the decisions about their enterprise, from deciding on the name and product to creating a business plan, managing the student company finances...
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Tue May 15, 2018 12:50 pm

Open Morning - Sydenham High School - 2 May

A very good morning to the NappyValleyNet community from Sydenham High! If you've ever wondered what it is like beyond the gates on Westwood Hill, what our motto Nyle ye drede means, or why the Good Schools Guide commented that: "there’s a palpable, almost defiant, energy running through the place. ...
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Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:22 am