First Gad’s pupils’ design and artwork competition is picture perfect
Gad’s Hill pupils proved their artwork is picture perfect at the school’s first art and design competition.
Students from Year 3 to 11 submitted an array of sketches, paintings, 3D works and design technology products.
Students serve up tea party treat for local pensioners
The community spirit was in full flow at Gad’s Hill as elderly people from the local area were treated to a tea party - complete with a quiz, musical and theatrical performances - at the school in Higham.
Organised by Director of Standards Development and teacher of Science, Mrs Shirley Gurteen, over 40 pensioners were chauffeured to the former home of Charles Dickens by school bus!
Gad’s pupils plot their futures at careers fair
Pupils at Gad’s Hill School found out more about jobs, apprenticeships and further education at their annual careers fair.
The Student Careers Teams, made up of pupils in Year 10, alongside Head of Careers and Work-Based LearningMrs Stephanie Burke and businesswoman Juli Dosad, hosted the fair on Friday, July 4.
Pupils enjoy trip to Hever castle
Pupils in J3 and J4 (Year 3 and 4) have enjoyed a trip to Hever Castle; the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.
Leaving school bright and early on a beautifully sunny day in the school’s coach, the children were all eager to explore the castle.
Gad’s students enjoy Barbados cricket trip
Gad’s Under 14 cricket team went head to head with pupils in Barbados during a once in a lifetime trip.
Trip organiser, coach and PE Teacher Mr Ray Jelfs, alongside teaching assistant Mr Andy Lavery and a parent, accompanied the group of 14 boys on this amazing trip.
Pupils enjoy a day of drama at Shakespeare’s theatre
Shakespeare’s iconic quote ‘all the world’s a stage’ was brought to life when pupils in J5 (Year 5) went on their much-anticipated trip to London to visit Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake’s flagship The Golden Hinde and the Clink Prison Museum.
This trip has become one of the highlights of the Year 5’s calendar and, as always, it was with much excitement that pupils arrived in the capital.
Lower 4O ‘grow to give’
Pupils in L4O (Mrs Bridget Ostrehan’s Year 8 class) have sown and grown their own beans, peppers tomatoes, strawberries, pumpkins, cucumbers, peppers and spring onions as part of a special form project.
Every day, the pupils have had to water and take care of their plants, picking the ripe fruits and vegetables, giving pupils a firm rooting in the importance of caring for the environment and helping to enhance the school’s grounds.
Gad’s thespians shine at school drama competition
Budding actors, actresses and directors were out in full force at the annual House Plays competition at Gad’s.
Staged in the school’s Orchard Amphitheatre, fellow pupils and family were treated to an exceptionally high standard of short performances.
Voyage en France est fantastique
Gad’s Shell (Year 7) pupils spent the weekend near Le Touquet on their annual ‘Bon Voyages’, discovering the sights - and tastes - of Northern France.
From their base in Stella La Plage - an hour away from Calais - the pupils took part in a packed programme designed to give them the opportunity to practice their French language skills while discovering as much as possible about the culture and lifestyle of our nearest neighbours.
Gad’s pupils taken back to Ancient Greece
Junior School pupils now know their olives from their Odyssey after an Ancient Greek day.
Their white chitons, wreaths of olive leaves and Hoplite warrior uniforms were great for the warm weather, with the pupils making the most of a host of activities with a Hellenic twist.