Heathfield IT Rolls Out Windows 8

11th July 2013

Windows 8 tablet computer

We have started to roll out new computers featuring Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 8 (and soon, Windows 8.1). This fabulous OS features a touch interface, which goes hand in hand with the Dell Latitude 10 tablets we are issuing to senior members of staff, and the new all-in-one Lenovo M72z computers being deployed to replace our aging machines in C1 and the Library. We think that touch contributes to a seamless computing experience and, ultimately, faster productivity as well as lending itself to highly artistic creations. Built-in webcams will also enhance girls’ experience when using Skype during allowed hours to call home.

Training in the use of touch gestures will be provided, as well as plenty of helpsheets and posters to speedily learn how best to use Windows 8. We fully expect the girls to take to it like a duck to water and will be asking them for their opinions after a period of settling in.

Mr M Taylor
Director of IT

Race for Life 2013

Heathfield School Race for Life 2013

On Sunday 23rd June, Heathfield’s girls and staff attended The Race for Life at Kempton Park Race Course. In total an impressive 57 girls from Forms III – LVI and 10 staff ran, walked and in one case (Phoebe P, Form III) skipped their way around the 5k course! We are proud to say we have so far raised over £1,200 for Cancer Research UK, if you would still like to make a donation please visit our Just Giving page. Everyone taking part enjoyed the feeling of solidarity when running with thousands of other women and girls. Many ran with a personal message on their back, dedicated to friends and family for whom they were running. What a fantastic achievement for everyone involved – well done!

Mr J Doyle and Miss J Talbot
Heads of House

Parents’ Day 2013

1st July 2013
Head of UK and Ireland Global Client Management at BNY Mellon

Parents’ Day, a Heathfield tradition, drew the year to a close with the gathering of governors, girls, parents and staff. As always, the day was very special especially for the UVI who were welcomed into the Fellowship during a dedicated service in the Chapel. As a symbol of joining the Fellowship the girls were each given their Fellowship badge. After this there was a concert which showcased girls’ musical and acting talents. This was then followed by the prize giving and speech ceremony in the Sports Hall where we welcomed guest speaker Mrs Brenda Trenowden CFA, who is Head of UK and Ireland Global Client Management at BNY Mellon. Brenda was truly inspirational and left the audience with plenty to think about. Once the prize giving drew to a close the girls and their parents gathered on the school fields for a picnic in their year groups whilst the staff and governors had a drinks reception with the outgoing UVI.

Miss S Lloyd
Marketing Manager