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Little Hearts Matter at EHS

On Tuesday 14 February, Valentine’s Day, the whole school community joined together in support of the half a heart charity ‘Little Hearts Matter’. Girls...

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Celebrating another year of excellence

Celebrating our school birthday is always a special occasion as it allows staff and students from all three sections of the school - Westbourne, Prep and Senior...

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Learning outside

Kindergarten girls have continued to enjoy their Tuesday outdoor exploration. The outdoor kitchen is in full use and last week a herb garden was added for...

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Santa makes a surprise visit

On Tuesday, there was a treat in store for our Pre-Prep School pupils when Santa made a surprise visit with his reindeer to Westbourne. Younger brothers...

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Westbourne make festive preparations

Nursery girls enjoyed decorating their tree and also their visit to the Botanical gardens to choose a Christmas decoration from the array on show. En route...

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Nursery explorers

One sunny and crisp morning girls and staff from Nursery put on their wellies and went for a long walk to the sports field. They played in the ‘Winter Wondersand’...

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Budding interior designers

As part of our focus on colour reinforcement our chosen colour this week is orange. Nursery girls were allowed to experiment with orange paint on the table...

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Masterchefs in the making

This term in Reception the girls have been learning about food and healthy eating.  They have enjoyed creating healthy meals and fantasy desserts and practising...

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A Week in Reception

The girls in Reception always enjoy experimenting with different materials and this week has proved no exception. They have been outside enjoying a woodland...

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Nursery's Busy Week

This has been a busy week in Nursery and the girls have been enjoying a range of opportunities. They mounted operation clean up when one child noticed how...

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Holiday Club

There is still time to book a place at our Holiday Club which will be running again during October Half Term from Thursday 20 October to Friday 28 October....

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Kindergarten Enjoy Cooking

Girls from Kindergarten took the opportunity to take their learning outdoors this week.  They visited our Outdoor Classroom which changes each week depending...

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Settling into Westbourne

Girls in Westbourne, our Pre-Preparatory department, have been settling into the routines of their new classes. In Kindergarten the girls have been experiencing...

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A warm welcome back

We are delighted to welcome all our girls and staff back to school. A particular welcome goes to all our new girls and to our new staff, who are as follows: In...

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Westbourne Young Athletes

We were all pleased that there was no rain on Wednesday, even if it was cloudy, so that we could hold our Westbourne Activity Afternoon. From 1.30pm parents...

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Future Naturalists in Reception?

As an extension of their topic work on ‘Creatures Great and Small’ the girls in Reception visited the Birmingham Nature Centre. They have learnt much in...

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Where are the Minibeasts?

This week the girls in Reception have extended their ‘Creatures Great and Small’ topic further with a minibeast hunt in Westbourne garden.  They are always...

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Nursery take to the catwalk

The girls in Nursery have followed in the Senior School footsteps and have taken to the catwalk.  Their fashion show experience involved the girls in preparing...

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All Creatures Great and Small

This week the girls in Reception have continued to focus on their topic of ‘Creatures Great and Small.’  Following the visit from ‘Lion Learners’ earlier in...

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Celebrations for the Queen's 90th Birthday

Girls in the Prep School celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday last week on Thursday.  A card and email were sent to wish the Queen a very happy birthday. ...

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Zumbathon for Sport Relief 2016

As part of our School fundraising for charity, all departments from Nursery through to Sixth Form took part in a Sponsored Zumbathon for Sports Relief earlier...

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Exploration Walk for Nursery

A group of Nursery girls went on a walk around the school grounds, looking at different signs on the walls. They always enjoy exploring the school campus which...

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Year 1 Aid Reception's Transition

On Monday 14 March the Reception girls joined Year 1 for the next in our series of liaison activities, to prepare the girls for their transition to Prep.   As...

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News from Nursery

As part of their studies on Understanding the World, one of the units in the Early Years Framework, the girls in Nursery enjoy a range of experiences. They...

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Gruffalo on The Loose!

In Kindergarten the girls have been retelling the story of The Gruffalo by Julian Donaldson as part of their work on the ‘g’ letter sound this week. The...

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Reception girls develop their skills

Working together to solve problems is always a good skill to develop and something that the girls enjoy. In Reception this week this was evident when they...

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Successful Launch of the Holiday Club!

Last week's half term holiday saw the launch of EHS's very own Holiday Club and we're pleased to report that it was a resounding success! From 8am until...

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Bhangra Tots

Girls in Westbourne had a wonderful treat just before Half Term. They enjoyed a visit from Sohan Kailey, a performing artist from Aashiyana Arts.  Laden...

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Monkeying Around in Kindergarten

Kindergarten girls have been exploring our outdoor area and developing awareness of our natural environment. They collected twigs to make the ‘fire’ and they...

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Year 1 Hosts Share-A-Story

On Monday 1 February, Year 1 welcomed the Reception girls to Prep for a Share-a-story and play afternoon.  This is one of the activities planned to ensure...

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Nursery Girls' School Adventures

The Nursery girls are always keen to find out more about their school and regularly go on adventures to visit different parts. This week whilst they were...

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EHS celebrates its 140th birthday!

On Wednesday 27 January, EHS reached a milestone in its history: 140 years since the School was founded by George Dixon and other distinguished local families. To...

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Nursery visit the Music School

Nursery girls are learning the rhyme ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ in which the cat played the ‘fiddle’. They went to see Mrs Howell and Year 6 in the Music School and...

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Nursery Arctic Explorers

On a snowy morning in deepest January, brave Nursery girls and their trusty dinosaur steeds, dressed up warmly and ventured out into the cold, white world...

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Westbourne study their environment

Having enjoyed the holiday, Westbourne girls have returned to their studies with great enthusiasm. They are always keen to learn more about the environment...

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Christmas Has Arrived in Nursery!

It was the first day of December, the day when Nursery girls traditionally decorate their Christmas tree. When we looked however, there were very few decorations...

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Christmas Pudding - With a Twist!

We are sure that many people have been busy preparing for the holiday season ahead which may well have included making Christmas cakes. Reception girls,...

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Nursery Girls' Exploration Walk

Nursery staff are always keen to enrich the girls' experiences both indoors and out. This week they took advantage of some autumn sunshine and went outside...

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Nursery Girls Write Home

One dull November morning, in an effort to cheer up their parents, Nursery girls decided to write a note home. They practised their emergent writing, put...

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Nursery Girls Mission Impossible!

One sunny Friday morning, two Nursery girls packed up the boots of their cars and set off on an epic drive around Prep grounds. Their mission was two-fold:...

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A Fond Farewell to Mrs Cartwright

This week we say goodbye to a very special member of our school community Mrs Jennie Cartwright. Jennie joined us 6 years ago and has been a supportive presence...

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Prep News

We began our second week back with the announcement of all other posts of responsibility in Year 6. The girls are now ready to help with a range of activities...

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Three Generations at EHS

  This term we welcomed Sarah Collins to Westbourne, our Pre-Preparatory School, as a Classroom Assistant in Reception. Sarah is the third member of...

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Welcome to the New Academic Year!

I am delighted to welcome everyone back to EHS after the long summer. We welcome too our new pupils in the Prep School and Year 7 and congratulate our Year...

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Young Sports Stars

The first Prep Sports Day event was our Year 1 and 2 morning of action. The girls ran in individual and relay races, they skipped, jumped through hoops and in...

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Creepy Crawlies in the Prep School

Many of the girls in the Prep School have been enjoying looking at nature recently. Girls in Reception went on a minibeast hunt in the grounds of Westbourne....

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Getting Ready for Year 1

On Tuesday 9 June, another Reception - Year 1 liaison activity took place, this time with a lesson swap. The Reception girls were excited to head to Year...

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Digging for Worms

This week girls in Nursery watched Mr Rees, the school gardener, digging for worms. They were difficult to find as they were hiding deep down in the dry ground. The...

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Nursery Girls Learn How The Police Can Help Us

On Thursday, girls in Westbourne were visited by Sergeant Sumar and Sergeant Porch. They had a most enjoyable and informative morning finding out how the...

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Westbourne Girls Learn About Technology

This week Nursery girls began a new topic on technology all around us. As part of their Technology Week they looked at machines that help us in our everyday...

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Last Drop of Water

The Nursery girls have completed their study of water this week with a variety of different activities. They started with learning about personal care and...

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Water Exploration for Nursery Girls

Nursery girls have continued to extend their knowledge and understanding of the world with further study of the effects of water. This week they have experimented...

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Westbourne Bhangra Dance Day

Sohan fromAashiyana Arts came to do a Bhangra workshop with Westbourne girls. The girls really enjoyed dressing up in traditional costumes, learning about...

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What Will Happen to the Water?

The nursery girls have continued to investigate the properties of 'Water'. One of this week's activities has been experimenting with 'making puddles on...

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Water, Water Everywhere

In Nursery, the most recent topic being enjoyed by the girls to increase their knowledge and understanding of the world is water. They have been out and...

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Words of Encouragement from Judy Murray

As we are now in the Summer Term, Winter Sports have been replaced by those of Rounders, Tennis and Athletics. The EHS Tennis players are very excited by...

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Prep School 'Open House' - 7 May 2015

Join us on Thursday 7 May 2015 for the Preparatory School 'Open House'. Visitors are welcome to drop in anytime between the hours of 9.30am and 3.00pm to...

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Bonnets on Parade

At the end of last term bonnets were on parade throughout the Prep School. In Nursery the girls paraded their millinery creations on the red carpet. Kindergarten...

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Westbourne Welcome the 'Animal Lady'

On Wednesday the girls and staff in Westbourne enjoyed a visit from the 'Animal Lady' who brought some friends along with her. The girls extended their...

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Prep Enjoy Red Nose Day

Last Friday the girls and staff in the Prep School joined thousands of people around the country in supporting the Comic Relief Charity. In Westbourne...

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Engineers of the Future

In Science Club this week, Year 5 scientists experimented with energy and how it makes things move.They built a racing buggy and powered it using a simple...

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Meteorologists in the Making

Watch out Carol and Shefali ! Year 2 girls have used their knowledge of the countries of the UK and the points of the compass to present weather forecasts...

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Prep Party - Friday 20 March

EHS Parents' Association is pleased to announce the date of the forthcoming Prep Party. The party will be held on Friday 20 March and all are welcome!...

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Nursery Hunt for Dragons

The girls in Nursery are fearless and always keen to embark on exciting adventures. Their latest exploit was to go out hunting for two headed dragons in...

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Nursery Out and About

This week the girls and staff from Nursery have been out and about investigating the school environment. They have explored in both Prep and Senior School...

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Prep Girls Share a Book

On the afternoon of Monday 2  February, Year 1 welcomed the Reception girls to the Prep Department for a Share-a-story and play afternoon. We are working...

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Year 5 Fly High During Rocket Launch Challenge

On Thursday this week, pupils in Year 5 met up with Sixth Form girls in the Octagon to take part in a rocket launch challenge! The aim of the challenge...

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Year 6 Gaze at Stars in the Dome of Discovery

On Thursday this week, girls in Year 6 were transported inside a giant stargazing planetarium. There they viewed many constellations and bright stars. The girls...

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Westbourne Stars Light Up Nativity Play

The Octagon shone with the performances of our youngest stars from Westbourne as they performed 'Nursery Rhyme Nativity'. The girls from Nursery, Kindergarten...

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Year 2 Perform Nativity Christmas Party

On Friday 5 December, Prep Hall was set for a party as Year 2 girls prepared to perform their version of the Nativity story - 'Jesus' Christmas Party.' The script...

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Year 6 Take to The Stage

Year 6 pupils were treated to a storyteller and four Young Shakespeare Company actors who performed Shakespeare's mesmerizing story of ambition, guilt and...

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Tudor Time Travellers

On Tuesday, Year 4 girls visited Selly Manor for a trip back to the time of the Tudors. They enjoyed a tour of the manor house to discover what life would...

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Writing Inspiration

Year 3 and 4 girls were treated to a visit from Gareth P Jones, author of twenty one children's books. He read extracts from his books and told the girls...

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Let's Go Fly a Kite!

In Reception, Friday 14 November was not just 'Spotty Day' but also a day when they enjoyed some physical activity of a different type. They experienced...

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Prep School Sees Spots

Friday 14 November was renamed Spotty Day in the Prep School when girls and staff in Westbourne and Prep arrived wearing as much spotty non-uniform as possible...

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To the Towers and Dungeons With Year 1

Last week, a very excited coach full of Year 1 girls set off for Tamworth Castle. After a short milk and biscuit stop (and quick run around!) at the playground, we...

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A Pink Glow

Friday 17 October dawned bright and sunny but in the Preparatory School there was a rosy glow everywhere. Girls, staff and many parents arrived at school...

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News from Nursery

The girls in Nursery have settled extremely well and are very much enjoying their learning opportunities and getting to know each other. In this article...

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Girls Join WWI Commemoration

This week saw the launch of a four year project to commemorate the centenary anniversary of World War I, in line with events in the rest of the country. In...

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Year 1 Play Hunt The Letter

Whilst the EHS pool is being refurbished, instead of swimming, Year 1 are enjoying spending extra time outdoors and making the most of the fine weather! This...

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Year 5 Find Focus in Engineering

On Thursday 25 and Friday 26 September, Year 5 went to the Land Rover factory to see the robots working and understand how they were programmed....

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Cross Country Stars

On Saturday 20 September, 12 girls from Years 5 and 6 and three girls from Year 8 competed in a cross country competition at St Martin's School, Solihull....

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The New Born King

The action for the Year 2 Nativity this year began at Buckingham Palace as the Royal family gathered to share Christmas with their new born, Prince George.We...

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Scarecrow's Christmas

Once again the Westbourne girls excelled themselves in performing 'Scarecrow's Christmas' at their annual production.There were waddling ducks, sparkling...

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Autumn Fun for Westbourne Girls

The girls in Kindergarten and Nursery have taken advantage of some of the beautiful autumn weather this week to explore in the outdoors. They have been...

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Call the Fire Brigade

As an extension of their studies about the Fire of London, Year 2 girls enjoyed a visit from the local fire brigade. The firemen and firewoman arrived on...

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Fire! Fire!

On Wednesday, Year 2 travelled back in time to experience life in 1666 at the time of the Great Fire of London. We worked as apprentice chandlers, weavers,...

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A Summer Picnic for Prep

On Friday last, the whole school enjoyed a communal picnic. It was the most glorious day and perfect for the occasion. Armed with picnic rugs, games and packed...

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Westbourne Activity Afternoon Fun

On Wednesday, all girls and staff from Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception began the trek to the playing fields for their Activity Afternoon. They all took...

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Prep Girls Hop, Skip and Jump

Last Friday, the day may have dawned rather on the wet side but our spirits were not dampened and we were determined to go ahead with our planned Sports Days. In...

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A Very Westbourne Christmas

Girls in Westbourne have been busy making Christmas decorations. These have included robins, stars, angels, winter fridge magnets and snowmen. In Reception,...

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Classics Lecture: Looking at the Gods in Virgil and Homer

The EHS Classics Society invites you and your daughter to Dr Helen Lovatt's lecture, Looking at the Gods in Virgil and Homer, at Edgbaston High School...

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My Daughter Parents Newsletter - October 2011

The My Daughter website aims to provide up-to-date information, expert opinion and useful advice on all aspects of educating and raising girls. It...

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Westbourne Supporting Sports

As the Senior School was hosting the GSA Girls Go Gold conference, Westbourne girls joined in the fun. They came to school dressed in their tracksuits and...

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