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The core purpose of this Blog is to share our understanding of what ‘Knowing Boys’ means in the teaching and learning context at Highbury. Bianca in the marketing department usually writes the blog posts, typically based on talks with staff at Highbury, and with the intention to be both useful and inspiring to our parents.

Our blog also includes an Eco-Blog section, which tracks our progress and accomplishments as an Eco-School.

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Tennis is our Passion and our Life

Added on 17/07/2017

Did you know that our Tennis coaches at Highbury have played and coached at Wimbledon?

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Straw Wars!

Added on 04/07/2017

Say 'NO' to straws - even for milkshakes...

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Why Tradition Matters at Highbury

Added on 04/07/2017

Belinda Willows reflects on the 'changing of the guard' at Highbury and how our...

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Announcing Highbury's new Headmaster - Mr Roland Lacock

Added on 30/03/2017

It is our great pleasure to announce that Mr Roland Lacock will be the new Headmaster of Highbury...

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Sia Rees - Get Connected

Added on 14/03/2017

Couselling Psychologist Dr Sia Rees talks about connecting with your children the old fashioned way.

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Instilling a Culture of Honour in Boys

Added on 14/03/2017

Highbury's Culture of Honour is explained by David Burns as: "Laying a foundation for our...

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Remembering our Roots

Added on 06/03/2017

Iain McMillan, descendant of Highbury's founder, shares a vivid description of Highbury's...

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A Physical Boost for the Modern Child

Added on 07/02/2017

What happens in our Indoor Perceptual Motor Movement Room at Weavers' Nest?

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Running for Rhinos: How Boys Thrive on a Challenge

Added on 14/10/2016

We are so incredibly proud of our nineteen Grade 7 boys, all talented runners, who completed the...

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Who makes those delicious Highbury Quiches? Meet Juliette

Added on 10/10/2016

Juliette Basner joined Highbury as our Catering Manager in January 2016 and she is a ray of...

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Added on 04/07/2017

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Written by Louise MacLeod, our Head of Media Centre. Thank you Louise for all you have done to instill eco-values in our Highbury boys!


June is our Environmental Month, where we find time to address topical issues. Last year we worked on reducing our plastic bag usage, with teachers and boys making pledges.  Following a survey conducted this week amongst the boys, it would seem that 35% of our Highbury families are indeed making a concerted effort not to buy plastic bags from shops. Hopefully we are making a significant difference, however small, to the masses of plastic affecting and killing our precious creatures.

This year we are fighting a similar battle, 'Straw Wars'.  We are asking the Highbury community to join us in a global movement to eliminate plastic drinking straws from our landfills, our streams, our oceans and our beaches.  "The Last Plastic Straw" is a campaign to educate the public about the absurdity of single use plastic, its effects on our health, our environment and our oceans. We are asking you to request, "No straw please," when purchasing/ordering beverages at restaurants or takeaways and to suggest to management that they only provide straws on patrons' requests. We need to have a voice and spread the word, in order to save those who have no voice. 

Our Gr 1-3 boys were tasked to design and create art pieces using straws and other recycled materials - which were combined to make this magnificent display - raising awareness to 'Help Save Our Oceans'.

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