Tree marks World Book Day.

A book tree created in the school library in celebration of the recent World Book Day was a visual reflection of the girls’ favourite books, characters, authors, poems or poets.

Girls join in Oxclean event.

Students from U4 received a letter of thanks from Oxford City Council after taking part in the annual OxClean spring clean.

On 6 March the girls donned fluorescent jackets and posed for photos at the front of the school before setting off in groups to pick up rubbish.

Author Julie Hearn presents prizes.

There were some weird and wonderful characters in school on World Book Day (1 March) as U3 students, form tutors and English Department teachers entered into the spirit of the day.

After lunch U3 girls gathered in the School Hall for judging of the fancy dress competition. The hall was filled with a range of characters including Pippi Longstocking, Pooh Bear and even a Giant Peach!

Mask-making competition launched.

A mask-making competition launched by the Modern Language department produced some amazing creations.

The competition in March followed on from a presentation at prayers by the L5 German language group who spoke about carnivals in Germany, France, Spain and Brazil.

On Thursday 31May U3 went on a school trip to Marwell Zoo for biology. We were trying to find out what different types of behaviour the animals had. We were all put into groups of seven to explore the zoo and were allowed to go and see any animal we wanted. We asked some of the U3s what their favourite animals were:

Students display work in Oxford College.

Oxford University’s Linacre College has invited our U6 artists to display their work in the college.

Fifteen U6 artists are exhibiting in the Linacre College common room until 7th June. A special preview evening on Sunday 20th May was attended by the girls, parents and staff.

Seventeen girls from L4 to U6 enjoyed eight perfect days of skiing in Jasper, Canada, during the Easter holiday. They stayed in a hotel in Jasper and spent their days on the ski slopes in the resort of Marmot Basin.

As well as skiing, the girls enjoyed a fun evening receiving instruction in the sport of curling.

Well done to our team of eight cadets who finished in bronze medal position at the 4 Div CCF patrol competition at Longmoor in March. They were competing against teams from Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex.

During the two-day competition teams competed against each other over 12 military stands, including first aid, leadership, ambush and shooting.

Congratulations also to Corporal Georgina who was awarded ‘top cadet’ for her excellent leadership skills as team commander.

U6 French students enjoyed delicious French food and good company at a farewell picnic in the Davenport Gardens.

Enjoying the lovely sunshine, the girls tucked into saucisson sec, boursin, baguette, paté, camembert and brie. The farewell picnic was organised by Madame Crépeau. Bonne chance pour les examens!

Sports Day, the highlight of Olympic Week, took place on Thursday last week. All the field events were completed in the morning, with impressive levels of participation from all age groups and houses. There were two outstanding performances in the junior javelin, with Katie in L4 throwing 23m 84 to score maximum points for Ridley, and U3's April throwing 20m 85, a huge 8m further than anyone else in the U3 competition.