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RT @OHGSPrep: Huge congratulations to the 2 winners of our poetry competition - Lois and Maariya. Lois read her poem (Kindness is) 'Life's…4 days ago
Good news. Keep going Freya. We are all thinking of you. days ago
One of the school’s houses is named after Dame Sarah Lees. days ago
Mr Robertson was always an entertainer. days ago
Today has been Thank A Teacher Day. My staff (teaching and non-teaching) have worked incredibly hard over the past 9 weeks to do their best for the young people who attend OHGS. I am very proud of them. Thank you.1 week ago
Just to be clear... today was not a snow day. week ago
Disappointed with @ohgsphysics here. When I clicked on the picture I thought it was going to be a Cadbury’s Flake. week ago
The last batch of our face shields was dropped off today at the school’s local care home. Many thanks again to the staff involved in this effort.1 week ago
Delighted to report that we are nearly at half term and all of our cricket teams have a 100% unbeaten record. This has never happened before. @OHGSSPORT11 week ago
A wheelie good efffort from Mr Hurst today. weeks ago
One more week until half-term! Keep going everyone. Here is today's assembly. weeks ago
RT @ohgsphysics: We are investigating static electricity over the next few weeks. There are some great experiments everyone can do at home.…2 weeks ago
Every time I watch this I worry that Mr Hurst is going to go down those steps into the deep end. weeks ago
Very well done to all the students who took part in our Virtual VE Day celebrations competition. Looks like Assheton house have come out on top. Mr Chesterton will be delighted.2 weeks ago
Lovely again to meet lots of deserving students this lunchtime on a google meet. They had been nominated by their staff for excellent lockdown work. Mr Budding is going to need a bigger chocolate cupboard.2 weeks ago
Another fairground game from Mr Hurst who is clearly missing Blackpool. weeks ago
Well done @OHGSMusic. I seem to remember @OHGSSPORT1 being filmed running in slow motion to this earlier in the lockdown. weeks ago
RT @OHGSPrep: We've made #IncredibleEdible Art this afternoon. We saw lots of brilliant work. We particularly liked this one by Anna Wagste…2 weeks ago
Year 13’s last teaching day on their A Levels. Thank you for all you have contributed to the school over many years. Very best of luck for university and beyond. Remember you may leave the school but you will always be our students. Also remember to keep walking on the left!2 weeks ago
Well I think this solves the mystery of who was panic buying all the loo rolls. Saturday detention I’m afraid. weeks ago
These are fantastic. Well done to those who took part. weeks ago
Here is today's senior school assembly. weeks ago
HAPPY by OHGS staff. If you weren’t worried before about how we are coping with lockdown, you may be after watching this! weeks ago
Very well done to the pupils and staff on their efforts with #distancelearning. Now please enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend.3 weeks ago
RT @OHGSPrep: We've lots of VE Day prep going on today with bunting, model spitfires, window displays & some delicious looking baking. It w…3 weeks ago
Another excellent idea from Mr Hurst, but this lockdown has really aged him. weeks ago
Year 11’s last teaching day on their GCSE’s courses. Pleased to report that behaviour has been good (so far) although not paid close attention to their signed shirts. Good luck to all and enjoy your A Level bridging courses.3 weeks ago
Delighted that yesterday Mr Jones and Mrs Konstantinidou presented on a @GoogleForEdu webinar which went out across Europe on how we are using Google Suite to deliver our #distancelearning.3 weeks ago
Mr Hurst finding a novel use for school bags which haven’t seen the light of day in 7 weeks. weeks ago
RT @OHGSPrep: We've had some beautiful work done in CS this afternoon. Mosaic Lighthouses made using polyline tool, shapes, fill, outline &…3 weeks ago
Very well done Leah. weeks ago
Mr Cotton and Mrs Read have been making more masks for the NHS today. Thank you to both of them. Also many thanks to @PlasticsDirect for supplying the materials.3 weeks ago
RT @OHGSPrep: Our Junior School Council have led class assemblies via #Google Meet & Forms this morning to ask classes how they're finding…3 weeks ago
I’m completely bowled over by Mr Hurst’s offering today! I think he’s got a better chance in this one than in the gymnastics. weeks ago
I hope you are all keeping active at this time. I've been going for a regular run with my Year 9 daughter. It looks like we are practising social distancing, but I simply can't keep up!4 weeks ago
Good Morning and welcome to Week 5 of #distancelearning. Here is this morning's assembly. weeks ago
@OHGSSPORT1 There’s been an appeal to the judges. Final score now confirmed as 11-1 to Mr Hurst’s daughter.4 weeks ago
Superb effort again from Mr Hurst, but I make this 12-0 to his daughter. weeks ago
1st May 1895: 48 boys and 29 girls entered the school for the first time on its current site. I am sure they will have walked on the left and observed the 2 metre rule.4 weeks ago
@seholt_hk Thank you. Please make sure you are in time with the organ in the Main Hall.4 weeks ago
The school’s history goes back to 1611. However, today our current building is 125 years old. Can I suggest that we all sing Happy Birthday (twice) whilst washing our hands. @HMC_Org4 weeks ago
Mr Hurst trying to win a massive stuffed toy which he then has to carry round with him for the rest of the day. weeks ago
Excellent. Do they have to practise social distancing on Mars? weeks ago
Day 18 of #distancelearning everyone. Well done and keep going - still getting fantastic reports about your efforts from the staff. @OHGSPrep can move to summer uniform now, but not sure you’ll want to!4 weeks ago
More fantastic #distancelearning work. weeks ago
Alumna @NicolaWhite28 would approve I’m sure. #distancelearning. Good job she didn’t have to get past a tin of beans in the Olympic final! weeks ago
More great work. #distancelearning month ago
Excellent #distancelearning work here. Well done. month ago
Good morning and welcome to Day 18 of #distancelearning. This is more like traditional Hulme summer term weather... please do not wear your outdoor coats in your lessons.1 month ago
Clearly too much for Mr Hurst. Today’s workout involves his sofa. month ago
Met another group of deserving students today having been nominated by the teachers for their attitudes to their #distancelearning. Concerned that the teachers are going soft as there’s been no detentions in over 3 school weeks.1 month ago
It’s another formal warning for Mr Hurst for wasting food. That two now... one more and it’s a detention. month ago
Interesting article quoting alumnus @ProfBrianCox about the current crisis inspiring the next generation of scientists and his respect for teachers. month ago
Good Morning. Welcome to Week 4 of #distancelearning. I hope everyone had a good weekend. Here is today's senior school assembly - month ago
Well done on Week 3 everyone!Was lovely to end the week with a google meet with this week’s nominated deserving students in senior school. Have a good weekend. I’m now off for my Swingball lesson.1 month ago
Mr Hurst really not fooling anyone with the “Only the first minute” comment. month ago
Good morning. Day 14 of #distancelearning. Remember to put your hand up if you want the teacher’s attention.1 month ago
Never one to “drop the ball” Mr Hurst! month ago
Beautiful day outside. Disappointed to hear about reports of litter on the field after break. Mr Budding will be get the litter pickers out.1 month ago
RT @ohgsphysics: The Sun is out for Year 7’s scale models of the Solar System!! Some fantastic learning here! #distancelearning #physicsise1 month ago
Here is a link to yesterday morning's senior school assembly. I forgot my gown! month ago
Good effort from Mr Hurst. month ago
RT @HulmeEnglish: Well done to Kamran Riaz (8M) and Maruf Rahman (7G) who are both through to the second round of the BBC 500 word story co…1 month ago
RT @OHGSPrep: We've just found out that Esme Connell in Y6 Beech has also got through to the next round of the BBC #500words competition wi…1 month ago
Well done on getting back into your #distancelearning. I hope you’ve behaved yourselves on the buses home.1 month ago
RT @OHGSHistPol: Virtual history and politics trip DAY ONE: Today visit Parliament in Westminster, London. Click the link and navigate thro…1 month ago
RT @OHGSPrep: Time to get up everybody and get back to your schoolwork! #PEwithJoe starts soon... Are you there? Wake up! I'll see you in…1 month ago
Good morning and welcome to the start of the summer term. I hope everyone is well and coping with all of this. I’m looking forward to hearing about where you all went on holiday. It was the Costa Del Oldham for me.1 month ago
Delighted that Mrs Longley has been able to keep delivering the BLOOM project remotely. It is a mental health programme helping to build resilience in young people designed by @mentalhealthuk2 months ago
Many thanks to Mr Aston and his family who have spent the day making 200 face shields for the NHS. months ago
The rest of our safety glasses have been donated today to the Royal Oldham Hospital. Thanks to Mrs Lawton for organising. months ago
Delighted that our Estates Manager has donated 50 pairs of protective goggles to staff at @KershawsHospice today.2 months ago
@ahageog Thank you - nice that alumni are keeping in touch. A colleague was told during the week that someone thought there may be a parody account with the handle @OhgsPrincipal. One of the proudest moments of my career!2 months ago
Erm... “Sir I cant do PE this week; I forgot my kit”. months ago
Sorry Mr Leng, but although the message is good, this is a lunchtime detention for throwing stones. If I make an exception for you I will have to do so with everyone. months ago
Many congratulations Charlie. months ago
Well done to Mr Leng and his team. Enjoy reading the latest version of our newsletter here. months ago
What a good idea! months ago
Just to confirm Mr Hurst was not hurt in the making of this video. months ago
Well done and thank you to the staff who organised this and all the pupils who took part. months ago
End of Day 9 everyone. Well done - nearly at the Easter break. Let’s finish the term well tomorrow... please can I ask you to make sure you tuck your chairs under as you get up.2 months ago
Staff normally nominate deserving students to see the Principal. Just done that with 23 pupils via a google hangout. Well done to all. You are now allowed to get something from Mr Budding’s chocolate cupboard. Just don’t get caught going into school for it! #distancelearning2 months ago
This morning I inadvertently interrupted @OhgsRS excellent online lesson for Year 9. I didn’t realise he was speaking live on a hangout! Needles to say I am in trouble at home. #distancelearning2 months ago
Genuinely worried about Mr Hurst’s back now. months ago
RT @OHGSClassics: @OHGSClassics @OhgsPrincipal Y8 have been learning about Greek myth and the beauty of spring #echo #narcissus #distancel2 months ago
Well done on Day 8 of #distancelearning everyone. Please can the sixth form remember to tidy up after them when they use the toaster in the common room.2 months ago
RT @ohgsphysics: Great to see Year 9 so engaged in their Physics GCSE again today (see their screens). This afternoon we are learning about…2 months ago
RT @ohgsphysics: The Beginning and End of the Universe: what a great way to finish the GCSE Physics course! Classic expanding universe mode…2 months ago
Anyone in the Shaw area available to help Mr Hurst up? months ago
Can’t believe @OHGSPrep just told my best (and only) joke in her live assembly to the Juniors. I normally save that for Year 13s last day. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Will probably record it live for senior school later in the week. #distancelearning2 months ago
RT @OHGSHistPol: So what are Year 9 doing about this week? Crack the code for yourself! #historyteacher #History #edutwitter #distancelearn2 months ago
RT @ohgsphysics: Well, how radioactive are those brazil nuts? Yes, I did borrow the Geiger-Muller tube and Geiger Counter from school, but…2 months ago
Mr Leng is clearly enjoying himself. months ago
Day 7. Please remember to put your hand up if you want to get the teacher’s attention. Here is today’s assembly on facing challenges Keep going everyone. #WeCanDoThis2 months ago
Fantastic. Really looking forward to welcoming this new pupil in September. Well done. months ago
Some nice messages to our footballers and their families from the sports staff. months ago
Week 2 everyone. Hope you’ve all made a good start to the week. Just to confirm that despite the little flurry in Shaw yesterday morning today is NOT a snow day!2 months ago
Breaking news: Hulme’s football teams undefeated this morning. Interviewed after the games Mr Henson said: “We’re obviously delighted, but we’re going to take one game at a time”.2 months ago
Third night of Beauty and the Beast going well, although Mrs Travis has just had to tell the chorus off for talking backstage.2 months ago

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