- Miss Giblin took up her new role as Headteacher of the High School for Girls in January 2018.
- At Easter Mrs Marilyn Burden, the longest serving member of staff retired from her position as Food Technology/Art Techician.
Showcase - 'My Fair Lady'
Farewell to Staff - July 2018
MONICA SIMS LEGACY
Monica Sims, (Denmark Road High School 1936-1943), has left the school £20,000 and the PTA a further £20,000. Monica passed away in November 2018 at the age of 93.
She forged pathways for women in the media and senior management. In a career at the BBC spanning 40 years she was changed the face of broadcasting for women and children as editor of Woman's Hour and later the head of children's television. She was the most senior woman in the BBC when she retired as controller of Radio 4 in 1983.
As we celebrate the achievements of women across the world today for International Women's Day, our Headteacher Claire Giblin takes a moment to remember one of our own.
2019 - 110 Years at Denmark Road
- In January 2019 it was announced that the school would be known as Denmark Road High School.
Mr Michael Haynes
Sadly our former colleague Mr Michael Haynes, died peacefully during half-term. Mr Haynes had been suffering from MND and had spent the last couple of months in Leckhampton Hospice. Staff and former students celebrated his life at a Memorial Service in Tuffley.
Mr Haynes was Head of Music at Denmark Road from 1995-2000 and returned as Joint Subject Leader for Music in 2006 until 2013. He left to be Director of Academic Music at Kingswood School in Bath, and last year worked as Director of Academic Music at Malvern College.
Mr Haynes was an inspirational teacher, who helped countless young musicians. He started the tradition of the Christmas Charity Concert in Gloucester Cathedral, which has raised tens of thousands of pounds over the years for various charities. He worked with Mrs Bowman and Mrs Day to start the tradition of a summer showcase, highlighting performing arts talents.
The senior choir performed one of his carols ‘Sleep my little Jesus’ written for our Christmas Concert at the Cathedral, at his memorial service.
Five Generations at the same school!
In May 2019 the school celebrated its 110th birthday on the site at Denmark Road.
- On 1st May students took part in a picnic in the school as unfortunately the weather was not suitable for an outside picnic.
- Miss Giblin gave a birthday assembly in the gym where she spoke about the history of the school and introduced the new Senior Team. Students and staff then sang Non Nobis.
- Miss Giblin blew out the candles on the birthday cake and every student and member of staff was presented with a Denmark Road birthday cupcake.
"Non Nobis Domine! Not unto us, O Lord, The praise and glory be Of any deed or word. For in thy judgement lies To crown or bring to nought All knowledge and device That man has reached or wrought.
And we confess our blame, How all too high we hold That noise which men call fame, That dross which men call gold. For these we undergo Our hot and godless days, But in our souls we know Not unto us the praise.
O Power by whom we live Creator, Judge and Friend Upholdingly forgive, Nor leave us at the end.
But grant us yet to see, In all our piteous ways, Non Nobis Domine, Not unto us the praise. Non Nobis, Non Nobis, Non Nobis, Domine"
A biometric system of registering was installed into the Sixth Form block.
Farewells to staff
In Languages, we bid farewell to two teachers.
Mr Kombate, we thank you for joining the French department this year and enabling students to develop in Languages.
We also bid farewell to Mrs Sollars.
Mrs Sollars has worked at ours school for 18 years, I believe Mrs Sollars is the most bubbly person I have ever met, she effervesces with energy and enthusiasm, her smile, humour and immense talent as a teacher will be sorely missed.
Mr Waddington, teacher of Maths, is leaving to take up a post in an International School, thank you for enthusing students in their love of Maths, we wish you every success in your future.
Mrs Khalsi is leaving us as Finance Manager to take up post at another school.
From English we say goodbye to two members of staff, Miss Halliday and Mrs Murran, and also to teacher of RS and Sociology Mrs Kelly (nee Hussain). We thank them for their service and wish them well for their futures.
We also bid farewell to the dynamic and competitive Mrs Bird, Subject Leader of PE. Her energy and enthusiasm have been a great asset to the school, we thank her and wish her well in her new post at Rednock.
After 18 years of service, Mrs Bailey (nee Powell) has decided to leave her teaching career and pursue her love of Design in a new adventure. Mrs Bailey has touched thousands of lives as a classroom teacher, tutor and previously as Head of Year. Mrs Bailey is a genuine soul who will do whatever, whenever for her students and also her colleagues. She has made us all laugh with her ability to lose pretty much everything on a daily basis! Mrs Bailey, we will miss your ‘Has anyone seen my keys?’ emails, we wish you well in your future adventure.
The following Tutor groups accumulated the greatest number of Praise points in their year: 7H, 8M, 9BA, 10QA, 12LKB. Well done to all students.
This year Mynd have won the House competition. Congratulations to all those who have contributed to the various events held through the year. Totals and running order of the Houses are as follows:
1st – Mynd – 507 points, 2nd – Hartland – 493 points, 3rd – Kyneburga – 464 points, 4th – Bearland – 453 points, 5th – Barwell – 42020.
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