Students develop their filmmaking skills.

This week girls from Lower Fourth were given the opportunity to develop their film making skills during a fun and exciting day of enrichment.

Headington hosts national music competition.

Congratulations to all our musicians who performed so brilliantly at this year’s Oxford Music Festival. This national music competition, hosted by Headington, attracts competitors from specialist music schools and colleges up and down the country.

Drama students from Lower Fifth to Upper Sixth enjoyed a performance of Everyman by the Splendid Theatre Company last week. This slick, inspiring piece of theatre was both hugely entertaining and thought-provoking. Afterwards the Lower Sixth drama students enjoyed a workshop in the school theatre with the actors.

Forty-one per cent of applicants receive offers

Many congratulations to all our girls who have received offers from Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Kara through to national finals.

Congratulations to Upper Sixth student Kara who is through to the finals of the National Science and Engineering Competition.

Eminent zoologist visits school.

As part of a celebration for the new Lab 4, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to invite Dr George McGavin to give a lecture based on 'the ends of the earth'. Dr McGavin is a zoologist whose specialism is bugs. He was in school in December to describe to Upper Fifth girls the highs and lows of his expeditions, from the discovery of new species to the hours spent waiting for organisms to 'do something'. Student Noa said: “I was so fortunate to be able to hear Dr McGavin talk. This is exactly what I want to do when I leave Headington.

Awards for Upper Sixth students.

Eight physicists from Upper Sixth took part in the British Physics Olympiad in the autumn term.

Congratulations to everyone who took part, particularly Natalie who scored in the top 20 per cent of all entrants achieving a Silver award. Rachel and Georgina achieved Bronze I awards, Helen achieved a Bronze II, and Alice, Nancy, Emma and Charlotte received commendations.

The competition is used to recognise the best Sixth Form physicists in the UK and to select the British Physics International Olympian team which competes with other students from around the world.

Lily receives award for services to rowing.

Congratulations to former head girl Lily van den Broecke who was awarded an MBE in the 2012 New Year honours list for her services to rowing and Paralympic sport.

Lily, who was head girl at Headington in 2010, led her team to a gold medal at the London Paralympic Games after being selected to cox the GB Paralympic LTA (Legs, Trunk and Arms) 4+ crew in the rowing event.

Lily was one of the speakers at Headington's 2012 Janet Young Memorial Lecture.

Praise for a superb production.

Laughter filled the Theatre for four nights last week as the cast of Cold Comfort Farm put on what can only be described as an exceptional and outstanding production.

Congratulations to the cast, stage management team, creative team and, of course, the director – Head of Drama Carolyn Rigby. The whole team worked incredibly hard to achieve a polished and professional production.

All the members of the cast are to be commended for their fine character acting and Lower Sixth student Isabelle was phenomenal as lead character Flora Poste.

IB students mark a special date.

Happy birthday to Davenport boarder Ope who celebrates her 12th birthday today - the 12th day of the 12th month 2012.

To add to the fun, Ope got together with Mrs Young’s class of Lower Sixth IB maths students and they all celebrated the special occasion with a birthday cake at precisely 12 minutes past 12.