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3 days ago

My MGGS

MGGS 130th Anniversary - Hoodie Day & Celebrations!

Today’s ‘Hoodie’ day provided a great start to our ‘Let There Be Light’ campaign, raising a fantastic £1,400. It has been wonderful to see so many of the staff and students in their 130th anniversary hoodies too. Hoodies can still be purchased via our school website: www.mggs.org/our-school/130th-anniversary-celebrations

Thank you to everyone who supported our campaign today and also to those who have donated via our Virgin Money Giving Page. We really do appreciate every contribution, big or small.

uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/MGGSlettherebelight

Development Trust Office
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MGGS 130th Anniversary - Hoodie Day & Celebrations!

Today’s ‘Hoodie’ day provided a great start to our ‘Let There Be Light’ campaign, raising a fantastic £1,400. It has been wonderful to see so many of the staff and students in their 130th anniversary hoodies too. Hoodies can still be purchased via our school website: http://www.mggs.org/our-school/130th-anniversary-celebrations

Thank you to everyone who supported our campaign today and also to those who have donated via our Virgin Money Giving Page. We really do appreciate every contribution, big or small. 

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/MGGSlettherebelight

Development Trust Office

3 days ago

My MGGS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MGGS!

Today we celebrated our 130th anniversary which takes place on Saturday 20th January 2018.

To mark this special occasion all students, staff and associated friends of the school have received an enamel pin badge to wear throughout the academic year. Huge thanks go to our PFA for providing these beautiful badges. A sweet treat has also been gifted, to those in school on the 19th January, in the form of a celebratory cupcake bearing our specially designed 130th anniversary logo.

Today is also ‘school hoodie day’, an opportunity for staff and students to wear their commemorative 130th hoodies and donate £1.30 towards the ‘Let There Be Light’ campaign in order to raise funds for the much needed hall lights.

We are very lucky to be able to promote this day and also our official celebratory event on July 7th, with bespoke branding produced by our very talented year 13 student, Victoria G. Our 130th logo will also appear on an external clock, our marketing materials, website and even in pride of place on the front of the school building!

Miss Deborah Stanley said, “This has been a very special day in the long history of MGGS, and an honour for me to celebrate it as Headteacher with all our students and staff.”
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Happy Birth day to you MGGS.See you all in February in Tangting ,Nepal.

Happy birthday to all staff, students and friends 🎂🎈🎈🎉🎉

Happy Birthday MGGS

Happy Birthday xx🎈🎁🎉🎊

Happy birthday

Louise November ☺️

Chloe Palmer

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3 days ago

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MGGS 130th Celebration Canteen Street Food Party!

Here is a selection of photos taken on Tuesday at Aspens Street Food Party. Many students enjoyed this celebratory event for our 130th anniversary. A big thank you to Aspens for putting on a fantastic party!
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3 days ago

My MGGS

“The Female Lead” Book Nomination! … Did you nominate us?

We were delighted to be nominated to receive a copy of ‘The Female Lead’ - a book of 60 Iconic Women who are shaping the world and sharing their personal stories and diverse achievements in beautiful film and print.

MGGS was nominated by a current or former pupil, parent or member of staff. We would love to hear from our secret nominator! Do please get in touch if it was you as we would very much like to pass on our thanks in person!
The book will join the rest of our beloved books in the Library.
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“The Female Lead” Book Nomination! … Did you nominate us?

We were delighted to be nominated to receive a copy of ‘The Female Lead’ - a book of 60 Iconic Women who are shaping the world and sharing their personal stories and diverse achievements in beautiful film and print.

MGGS was nominated by a current or former pupil, parent or member of staff.  We would love to hear from our secret nominator! Do please get in touch if it was you as we would very much like to pass on our thanks in person!
The book will join the rest of our beloved books in the Library.

3 days ago

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4 days ago

My MGGS

‘Teaching with Google for Education' is an event hosted by Maidstone Grammar School for Girls in association with Vitalize and the Google for Education team, featuring presentations from staff and students. The aim of this event is to give education specialists the opportunity to learn more about Google for Education, how it is used effectively within teaching and learning at an outstanding secondary school and to enable colleagues to find out how to get started on the Google for Education journey. This event is suitable for both primary and secondary teachers.

Highlights will include:
Presentations by teachers from a wide range of subject specialisms on how they incorporate Google Apps for Education into their teaching to maximum effect
Workshops on a range of Google tools
Talks from students on how Google has transformed their learning
And much more!

Register here: goo.gl/forms/ASVWiqbkk95miHsa2
In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at: central@mggs.org

Teaching with Google for EducationMar 14, 1:30pmMy MGGS‘Teaching with Google for Education' is an event hosted by Maidstone Grammar School for Girls in association with Vitalize and the Google for Education team, featuring presentations from staff and students. The aim of this event is to give education specialists the opportunity to learn more about Google for Education, how it is used effectively within teaching and learning at an outstanding secondary school and to enable colleagues to find out how to get started on the Google for Education journey. This event is suitable for both primary and secondary teachers.

Highlights will include:
Presentations by teachers from a wide range of subject specialisms on how they incorporate Google Apps for Education into their teaching to maximum effect
Workshops on a range of Google tools
Talks from students on how Google has transformed their learning
And much more!

Register here: goo.gl/forms/ASVWiqbkk95miHsa2
In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at: central@mggs.org
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Teaching with Google for Education

5 days ago

My MGGS

Free CPD - Teaching with Google for Education @ MGGS

Click here to sign up: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDGPErd0JKDXjwbR66OfYbPW-lmzPIV_-xrXzPVaOkMGyT7A/viewform
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Free CPD - Teaching with Google for Education @ MGGS

Click here to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDGPErd0JKDXjwbR66OfYbPW-lmzPIV_-xrXzPVaOkMGyT7A/viewform

5 days ago

My MGGS

HAPPY 130th ANNIVERSARY MGGS!

A note from the Headteacher: “In this year when as a nation we are celebrating a hundred years since women gained the vote, it’s wonderful that we are celebrating 130 years since MGGS was opened and, as such, 130 years of secondary school education for women in Maidstone. The old school boards evidence that, from its earliest days, MGGS was giving girls from the Maidstone area access to university education and enabling them to achieve successful careers.

2018 brings our current students far more opportunities than students in 1888 and it is right that we celebrate the history of the school, the values the school continues to uphold and the successes of all our students, both past and present.

MGGS was opened on 20th January 1888 and we will be celebrating this special occasion in school on Friday 19th January 2018. This is just for our current staff and students. We are very much looking forward to welcoming many staff and students past and present at our public celebration on 7th July 2018” Miss Deborah Stanley, Headteacher

To mark this special occasion on the 20th January, we will be gifting our students and staff a small token to remember this anniversary event. All members of the school will be given an enameled pin badge and celebratory cupcake displaying our bespoke 130th logo which has been designed by one of our sixth form students, Victoria G.

For those who have purchased a commemorative 130th hoodie, we encourage you to wear them in school on the 19th, in support of the ‘school hoodie day’. This event is also an important opportunity for us to raise money for our ‘Let There Be Light’ campaign.

We desperately need to replace the ageing power distribution systems for the stage lights which are over 30 years old as they are no longer fit for purpose. We need to complete this project in order to be able to use the features of a modern stage lighting system again.

The ‘Let There Be Light’ campaign will contribute towards the £20,000 required to complete these works and will enable our students to make the most of our wonderful lighting system for future productions and events.

As we embark on another decade and prepare for our formal celebrations in July, we welcome alumni, Old Girls, current staff and students and the wider Maidstone community, to share the memories and history of this very special school. We very much hope that you will visit on 7/7 to help us mark the occasion.
Happy birthday MGGS!
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HAPPY 130th ANNIVERSARY MGGS!

A note from the Headteacher: “In this year when as a nation we are celebrating a hundred years since women gained the vote, it’s wonderful that we are celebrating 130 years since MGGS was opened and, as such, 130 years of secondary school education for women in Maidstone. The old school boards evidence that, from its earliest days, MGGS was giving girls from the Maidstone area access to university education and enabling them to achieve successful careers.

2018 brings our current students far more opportunities than students in 1888 and it is right that we celebrate the history of the school, the values the school continues to uphold and the successes of all our students, both past and present.

MGGS was opened on 20th January 1888 and we will be celebrating this special occasion in school on Friday 19th January 2018. This is just for our current staff and students. We are very much looking forward to welcoming many staff and students past and present at our public celebration on 7th July 2018” Miss Deborah Stanley, Headteacher 

To mark this special occasion on the 20th January, we will be gifting our students and staff a small token to remember this anniversary event. All members of the school will be given an enameled pin badge and celebratory cupcake displaying our bespoke 130th logo which has been designed by one of our sixth form students, Victoria G. 

For those who have purchased a commemorative 130th hoodie, we encourage you to wear them in school on the 19th, in support of the ‘school hoodie day’.  This event is also an important opportunity for us to raise money for our ‘Let There Be Light’ campaign. 

We desperately need to replace the ageing power distribution systems for the stage lights which are over 30 years old as they are no longer fit for purpose. We need to complete this project in order to be able to use the features of a modern stage lighting system again. 

The ‘Let There Be Light’ campaign will contribute towards the £20,000 required to complete these works and will enable our students to make the most of our wonderful lighting system for future productions and events. 

As we embark on another decade and prepare for our formal celebrations in July, we welcome alumni, Old Girls, current staff and students and the wider Maidstone community, to share the memories and history of this very special school. We very much hope that you will visit on 7/7 to help us mark the occasion.
Happy birthday MGGS!

 

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Thank you all for your interest in our beautiful commemorative pin badges. They will be available for our Alumni to purchase. Keep an eye on your email and on our Facebook page for further information.

Thank you for your enquiries. If you would like to purchase one of our 130th anniversary hoodies, they are available from our website: www.mggs.org/our-school/130th-anniversary-celebrations We would love to see you all wearing them on 7th July!

Joy Henson Lucie Romilly Moira Head. . to note the 7th July commeration...date for you and your schoolfriends diaries..and a family get together maybe in the hoodies ...👍😁

As a former pupil and daughter of a past member of staff MGGS will always have a special place in my heart!! Can't wait to visit in July, which will also be my birthday!!

I proudly wore my hoodie to work at school in West Sussex this morning! Hope the day went well at MGGS today.

Rebecca Wood .and friends ..have you seen this too ...7th July....xx

When will the hoodies be coming home? I bought two

Will you be selling the pin badges to alumni?

Wil there be any opportunity to order a hoodie/pin badge for pick up on 7th?

Lucy Payne shall we go to the reunion on the 7th?! Xxx

Would soooo love one too.....

Would it be possible to order hoody please?

And hoodies?!

Nicky Coulson Helen Cresswell are you on for July 7th?

Congratulations MGGS.

Emma Rustrick Omg let's get one xxxxx

Cathy Lambert .... we should go on 7/7

José MacLeod Teresa Smith

Anna Sutton Ishi Goel 130!!!!

Gina Ruaux

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1 week ago

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Oh no they didn't! Oh yes they did!

As part of the Sixth Form Extra programme over 30 Year 12 students put on a pantomime here at MGGS for 120 Brunswick House students on Tuesday, 9th January. Students started working on Peter Pan late in Term 1, only having one hour a week to rehearse. The show was put together by the Year 12’s who directed, performed, and organised costumes, set, lighting and sound. It was hard work but seeing how much the Year 4 and 5s enjoyed it made it all worthwhile. Our students were buzzing after the performance! We very much hope that the 6FX Pantomime becomes a new tradition here at MGGS. Well done to everyone involved!
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