Chatting with Channing – Episode 2

In our second episode we’re speaking to Head of the Junior School, Miss Dina Hamalis, as well as some Junior School pupils.

Miss Hamalis explores what makes Channing School special, what it’s like seeing the girls at Channing learn and grow and tell us all about the Channing promise.

But we also hear from some of our pupils, what they love about the school and some of the questions they have for Miss Hamalis too.

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Head of the Junior School for the Day Competition

It was a pleasure to spend time last week with Amelie K (6W) as the Head’s PA. She had a jam-packed day which started with welcoming the girls into school followed by helping Miss Pepper with Hymn Practice. With much excitement and a raucous reaction echoing around the school, Miss Kent then announced the results of the previous day’s House Competition Day via the loudspeaker.

Miss Kent’s day also included: writing an email to the Mayor of Camden; making a telephone call to Mrs Hughes; enjoying a tea party with three of her friends; carrying out a pupil voice survey with the Y5 and Y6 girls to create a wishlist for the terrace; touring around the school to check in on all of the classes; and reading a story to the Reception classes. In her busy schedule, she also enjoyed having lunch with the Senior Management Team (Miss Wright, Miss Bolton, Mrs Eliad, Miss McGinnety and me) and sipping hot chocolate with biscuits in the Staffroom.

Thank you to all of the girls who bought a raffle ticket and for supporting Amelie on the day.

Miss Hamalis

The Cricketer’s Top 20 all-girls schools for cricket in the country

Over the past couple of years, we have had a particular focus on raising the profile of Women and Girls’ Cricket. In 2016, Miss Bolton introduced Cricket and 5 girls joined the club. 5 years on, we have had 3 girls representing Middlesex County, many more joining local cricket clubs and we host a selective Cricket Club, for those girls excelling in the sport.

It is with great pleasure that we can formally announce that we have been selected as one of The Cricketer’s Top 20 all-girls schools for cricket in the country and will subsequently feature in The Cricketer Schools Guide 2022. It follows an exhaustive process which saw a huge number of schools submit entries to be included in the guide. All entries were judged against an extensive set of criteria, which included a compelling commitment to Cricket in the curriculum, facilities, fixture programmes and coaching. Also taken into account was how schools kept the game alive during the pandemic, and how they look to ensure cricket remains a central part of school life. If you would like to purchase the guide, it can be found here. You can also follow the ‘The Cricketer’ on social media Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Chatting with Channing – Episode 1

We are delighted to launch the first episode of our brand new podcast series: Chatting with Channing. Chatting with Channing lets the listener find out more about our wonderful school by hearing from people throughout the school community. Each episode, they’ll hear real stories from staff, pupils, parents and alumnae, to give a true reflection of life on Highgate Hill.

And in our very first episode, we’re speaking to our Headmistress, Mrs Lindsey Hughes. Lindsey explains what it means when you hear the phrase, ‘Girls enjoying success’, she talks about the importance of being 10% braver, and we also hear about pastoral care and the educational research the staff get involved in.

We also get to find out a little bit more about Lindsey herself, how she might choose to spend her time when she’s not in school.

We hope you’ll listen along and sign up so you can receive alerts when a new episode launches. Please let us know what you think and if you have any great ideas for future episodes, or even if you’d like to be interviewed yourself!

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Channing Fireworks 2021

Tickets for the Channing Fireworks were in high demand this year and on Saturday night 1600 Channing parents, pupils, friends and staff arrived at the playing fields on Stanhope Road to enjoy an evening of drinking, eating, dancing, catching up with friends and of course the magnificent 20 minute display. It was wonderful to see everyone together again, having been forced to cancel last year’s event. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and to those who turned up on Sunday morning to help clear up. See you all again next year.

Zena Watt
Channing Association