Written by Phoebe S, Year 13 student.

Tashi Delek

A group of sixth form students have recently returned from a two week adventure to the southern Indian state of Karnataka. The group were based in a Tibetan settlement of Bylakuppe, at the incredible Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, which became their home for the duration of their visit. The monastery holds close ties with Queen Elizabeth High School and has done for many years. We are the only school group that has the privilege of visiting this Tibetan settlement, or any Tibetan settlement we think, where we are able to secure permits allowing us into this closely protected area.

During the Easter holidays, Year 12 students enjoyed the annual ski trip to Serre Chevalier.  Mrs Bevan sent through some photos of skiing and the slopes.

Click on the thumbnails below to see more photos of the trip:

The finalised exams timetable for Summer 2018 has now been released:

Please see the Exams page for more information.

Staff and students recently raised an impressive £255.75 in the QEHS Easter Egg Raffle. A huge range of Easter eggs was donated to the raffle and all the money raised is going towards the upcoming trip to India and the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery fund.

Many thanks to everyone who donated eggs and congratulations to all the raffle winners!

 

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On 15 March 2018, eight students from Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham, led by maths teachers Mrs Ju and Mrs James took part in the regional Year 10 Maths Feast organised by the Further Maths Support Programme at Northumbria University. Despite strong competition from 14 talented teams of students coming from Gateshead, Newcastle and Northumberland, the Queen Elizabeth mathematicians triumphed!

QEHS is gearing up for Sport Relief, with a number of events taking place Monday 19 – Friday 23 March 2018.

Our Year 9, 10 and 11 students will be running a sponsored mile during their core PE lessons. The students have a sponsor form to collect sponsorship from family and friends and can run further than a mile if they want to!

Our Sixth Form students are setting up a spinning bike in the Sixth Form Cafe, with the aim of keeping it going between them all week.  Students and staff will be able to spur them on and give donations via collections next to the bike.  Sixth Form are also organising sponsored volleyball and dodgeball events.

Our staff are running a sweepstake to guess how many steps Paralympic sprinter Jonnie Peacock will track on the Sport Relief app in one day.

Stay tuned for an update of all the money raised and photos of all the sporting activities through the week!