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Ski Video – Days 4 and 5 

11 Apr 15

Hi, still loads of footage from other cameras to go through, but here is day 4 and 5 from my trusty headcam.


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Day 6 – On The Slopes 

4 Apr 15

Hi all, firstly thanks for an amazing trip.


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The Journey Home – Part 2 

4 Apr 15

We have just left Oxford Services, so our arrival time at Hillcrest will be around 3.15 – 3.30pm depending on traffic.


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The Journey Home – Part 1 

4 Apr 15

Hi all, we are just getting off the ferry in Dover and it’s 10.30am.


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Day 3 – On the Slopes 

31 Mar 15

Hi, wow what a day, the sun was shining and we were up the mountain bright and early only to find some lifts shut due to high winds.


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Day 2 -On the Slopes 

31 Mar 15

Here you go, day 2.


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Day 1 – Ski video 

29 Mar 15

Here you go folks, sorry for the poor quality but we have wifi issues.


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Ski Trip 2015 – Day 1 Skiing 

29 Mar 15

Hi, just a quick note to say everyone is down safe today and all have made excellent progress.


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Day 1 – The Journey 

28 Mar 15

Here you go, lots of travelling, beautiful scenery and 1100km…


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We have arrived 

28 Mar 15

Hi all, we have arrived! Skis have been fitted, rooms have been sorted and everyone is looking forward to skiing tomorrow.


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Good Morning Switzerland 

28 Mar 15

After a trouble free crossing, we are now having breakfast in Switzerland.


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Ski Trip departure – Ski socks needed. 

26 Mar 15

Hi, we have been informed that the coaches will be going to the ski and boot fit before going to the hotel.


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The Somme 

12 Mar 15

Great day today, experiencing what life was like for troops underground at Wellington quarry.


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Menin Gate 

12 Mar 15

Chloe Gittoes and Dominic Homer were selected to represent Hillcrest at the last post ceremony due to their enthusiasm and commitment yesterday.


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Ypres Salient 

11 Mar 15

A beautiful day in Belgium.


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Ski Trip Hooded Top/Polo Shirt 

24 Feb 15

For this year’s ski trip to the Austria we are offering the opportunity to purchase a ski trip hooded top and/or polo shirt.


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Saturday School – 8th November 

7 Nov 14

Saturday school for Year 11 and 7 pupils starts again this Saturday after the half term break.


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Year 9 football win! 

9 Oct 14

Well done to the boys year 9 football team.


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Another Hillcrest netball win (year 9) 

7 Oct 14

Congratulations to the Year 9 netball team for there second win of the season.


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Year 8 and 9 Netball Win 

30 Sep 14

Congratulations to the Year 8 and 9 Netball team for their win against High Arcal tonight.


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Saturday School 2015 

30 Sep 14

Saturday School for mathematics is due to start on Saturday 11 October for selected Year 7 and 11 pupils between the hours of 9.00am and 12.00pm.


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Ski Trip 2015 – Ski Pack 

30 Sep 14

Pupils going on the Ski Trip 2015 will shortly be issued with a ‘Ski Pack’.


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Ski Trip Arrival Time – 7.15pm 

21 Feb 14

Hi all we are currently at Oxford services so our realistic arrival time is 7.15pm.


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Day 2 Video 

19 Feb 14

Wow, how the weather has changed, beautiful blue skies and lots of fresh snow.


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Day 1 Video 

18 Feb 14

Hi all have been struggling to get this uploaded from yesterday.


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Day 1 – The Winners 

17 Feb 14

Hi all, hope to get a video uploaded later but here’s today’s award winners .


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We’ve Arrived 

16 Feb 14

We have done it, battling wind, rain and finally snow we are in resort safe and sound and looking forward to getting the skiing started.


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Ski Trip 2014 – Important Information 

15 Feb 14

Hi, due to our delay at Dover, our drivers are reaching their required hour break.


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Finally on the Ferry 

15 Feb 14

Hi all, first blog of the 2014 ski trip and I’m pleased to report we are just boarding the ferry.


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Ski Trip – Webcam 16 December 2013 

16 Dec 13

Wow, snow has arrived in the Alps and the resort looks good.


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Ski Clothing Presentation – Thursday 14 November 

11 Nov 13

With the ski trip fast approaching, we understand that the cost involved in preparing and clothing your child for this trip may be quite considerable.


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Cross Country 

13 Oct 13

On Saturday 28th September we took 9 pupils to the Dudley Schools cross country competition at Himley Hall.


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Year 11 football v Coseley 

10 Oct 13

A lapse in concentration saw the 11’s go 2-0 down in first half, an increase in effort raised the team performance and by half time we had regained control of the game.


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Immediate Changes to GCSE Examinations 

10 Oct 13

You may be aware that the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove has announced that, with effect from 29 September 2013, only a student’s first entry to a GCSE examination will count in the school’s performance tables.


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Another Year 10 football win 

3 Oct 13

Congratulate to the Year 10 team who beat Castle High 5-0 in a league match this week.


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Year 9 football win 

26 Sep 13

The year 9 boys football team got their season off to a fanatastic start with a comprehensive 5 – 1 victory over Holly Hall.


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Year 11 netball win 

25 Sep 13

Congratulations to the Year 11 netball team who played fantastic netball with outstanding shooting by Sophie Payne Score: Hillcrest 25 v Thorns 13 Player of the game: Sian Brown…


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Year 8 football win 

24 Sep 13

Congratulations to the Year 8 football team who won 9-0 V Holly Hall.


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Year 10 football win: 

23 Sep 13

A fantastic win and a great league performance has started the new season with a 7-2 win away at Holly hall.


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Year 11 Saturday School – Maths Tutoring – Saturday 21 September 

19 Sep 13

This saturday is our first Year 11 Saturday school.


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Year 11 Max Your Grade – Tuesday/Thursday 

16 Sep 13

In the run up to the November examinations, after school ‘Max Your Grade’ will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3.00pm.


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Welcome to Year 11 – Video 

11 Sep 13

A short video clip emphasing the ‘work hard, play hard’ attitude needed to ensure success in Year 11.


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Yr 11 Launch Parents Evening – Monday 16 September 

11 Sep 13

Our Principal, Mrs April Garratt, would like to invite you to attend a meeting to share her vision of how we can work together to ensure the GCSE success of your child atHillcrestSchool.


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Cross Country Trials 

5 Sep 13

Trials will take place on Friday 13th September and Friday 20th September Venue: Sport Hall Time: 3.00pm – 3.30pm See Miss Sweet for more details…


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Year 11 Prom Video – Part 1 

29 Jun 13

Hi, what a fabulous night, you all looked and are amazing.


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School closure – Thursday 27 June 

27 Jun 13

Due to a major power cut in the Netherton area, Hillcrest has had to make the decision to close today.


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Test Post 

25 Jun 13

Here’s the first test post for the Hillcrest Physical Education department blog.


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Year 11 Celebration, Benjamins – Friday 14 June 

16 Jun 13

Here’s the video from the Year 11 leavers celebration at Benjamin’s, Halesowen.


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Key Payment Date – 28 June 2013 

4 Jun 13

Can I remind parents/carers that the second key payment date is Friday 28 June.


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Payment Cards and Ski Packs 

14 May 13

Payment cards and ski packs containing medical form, passport application, code of conduct and photo release form have now been issued.







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