About Us!

Highgate School is an international school located in Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus, with pupils from
many different cultural backgrounds.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Eco-Schools Awards

Highgate School is delighted to have received the Eco-Schools Green Flag at today's award ceremony in Nicosia. The Green Flag is awarded to schools which have implemented a programme of environmental awareness and responsibility in their curriculum. We are particularly proud as this is the second time we have received this award.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Visit to Garden Centre

Our Reception, Rec/Year 1 and Year 1 classes recently paid a visit to the Solomou Garden Centre as part of their work about Plants. They all enjoyed the visit very much and were able to plant their own flowers to take home.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Creative Writing Awards

We were delighted to welcome today the winners of the recent Island wide Creative Writing Competition, hosted each year by Highgate School. Prizes were awarded to children in each year group from Years 1 to 9. The title for the Primary School was A Day in the Life of....., and for the Secondary Adulthood: Embrace it or Hate it. Entries came from English-medium schools across the island, most of which were represented among the winners.

Highgate is particularly proud of our own winners:
Year 1 - Ioanna (First Prize), Year 2 - Annie (Second Prize), Year 3 - Alexandra (First Prize) & Katia (Second Prize), Year 4 - Lika (Commended)

Congratulations also to Karim (Foley's School) and Sofia (American Academy, Nicosia) who were given the Promising Young Writer's Award in recognition of their outstanding pieces of writing.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Book Week

During Book Week this year, our visiting author was Sheilla Helliwell, author of the Magic Murphy Stories and Children's Short Stories. Sheila visted all the classes in the Primary School on Tuesday 16th March, reading stories to the pupils and helping to inspire our young writers!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Recording Stars!

Pre-Reception went to a recording studio yesterday to make their very own CD! Their recording can be heard by clicking the link to our Podcast site.

Stars of the future!!

Annie's boat

Year 2 and 3 are going on a trip to Ayia Napa tomorrow to visit a man who has been building a boat. Annie made this lovely model as a present for him. Well done, Annie!

Monday, 15 March 2010

Tag Rugby Competition

Highgate is extremely proud of its Tag Rugby teams, following the National Competition held yesterday in Limassol. Our two teams - Under 9s and Under 12s - played schools from many other schools.


Although we have only been playing rugby for a few months, our teams played magnificently and showed great determination and team spirit. Congratulations also to Ms. Emma, our chief coach and team motivator! Well done everyone!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Science Fair

Yesterday, our Year 5 class, together with the Year 5 pupils from Rainbow School, hosted a Science Fair for their parents, fellow pupils and other visitors. The pupils enthusiastically showed what they had learned as they prepared for the event and carried out experiments for their visitors. Teddybarns had fun too!

Monday, 8 March 2010


Teddybarns visited Ms. Derya's, Ms. Yvonne's and Ms. Sofia's classes last week. The boys and girls looked after him very well! This week, Teddybarns will go with these classes on their visit to the Protaras Aquarium to learn more about the fish and other creatures which live under the sea.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Our First Podcast!

Congratulations to Mr. Tim and the pupils who attend the Film and Podcasting Club. They have now completed their first podcast about life at Highgate! You can listen to it by clicking on this link:
Well Done!

At the Fire Station

Pre-Reception visited the Fire Station yesterday. They had a lovely time and were even allowed to wear the fireman's helmet and sit in the fire engine!

Monday, 1 March 2010

Year 6 History Projects

Year 6 pupils have completed their History projects about World War II. They presented them in many different formats, all of which were full of information about the period. Liza even added hers to her own website! You can view it here:

Well done Year 6!

UN Art Competition Winners

Recently, the UN asked our pupils to draw pictures with a Road Safety theme. The 5 best pictures will be made into road signs which will be displayed in the UNPA to encourage better standards of driving and road safety.
There were many entries of a very high standard. However, only five prizes could be awarded and we are delighted to announce that prizes were awarded to the following pupils:

1st - Sila (Year 4)
2nd - Liza (Year 6)
Runners Up - Michael (Year 1), Tamsin (Year 6) and Laura (Year 6)

Congratulations to the prizewinners and also to the other pupils who took part. We look forward to seeing the finished road signs and hope that they convey the Road Safety message to the wider community.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Thank You!

Thank you to all members of the Highgate School community who have raised a total of €722 for the Rotary Club of Nicosia's earthquake relief appeal for Haiti. A cheque was presented to Maria Christopoulou, head teacher of Rainbow School, who attended the KS2 assembly as a representative of the Rotary Club of Nicosia.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Highgate learns a new craft!

Highgate Bear went to the Craft Club at Craigiebarns School. He learned how to make Spirelli cards.

Highgate Bear in Dundee

Here is the latest news from Highgate Bear! He is enjoying his visit to Scotland very much. Here he is with some of his new friends outside the school in Dundee.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Mufti Day

Highgate School today held a non-uniform or Mufti Day, which was organised by the members of the Pupil Council. Pupils paid €1 for the privilege of coming to school without uniform. The money raised will be divided between Pupil Council funds and the Nicosia Dog Shelter.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Greek Department trips

On Wednesday 27th January, the pupils of Highgate School went on trips organised by the Greek Department. The main Greek group went to the theatre, while the beginners went to see how halloumi is made. Everyone had a good time, including Teddybarns who enjoyed tasting the halloumi!

Teddybarns has arrived from Scotland

Teddybarns, the mascot of Craigiebarns Primary School in Dundee, has arrived from Scotland to visit us here at Highgate. He will take part in lessons and go out on trips with our pupils.

Highgate Bear's Travels

Following his trip to Athens in November, Highgate Bear has now set off on another adventure! This time he is visiting Craigiebarns Primary School in Dundee, Scotland. Here he is with one of the pupils there. We hope he doesn't find the weather too cold!


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