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The Mehr Licht Community

Our Mehr Licht Community brings together the many strands of our annual programme of events - open to parents, pupils, alumnae and friends of the school. Whether joining us for a talk or singing at a concert, we look forward to welcoming you to South Hampstead.

Coming up

University Reunion Drinks
Monday 4th March

All alumnae currently studying in Bristol, Bath or Exeter are invited to join us for a drink on Monday 4th March. Link up with fellow alumnae from different years to share experience, advice and friendship. The drinks are on us!

Junior PTA Quiz Night
Wednesday 6th March

Get your thinking cap on and join us in Waterlow Hall for the annual Junior School PTA Quiz. Open to Junior School parents and teachers. Tickets can be booked via ParentPay.

FOSH Quiz Night
Thursday 7th March

Save the date and start revising! Open to Senior School parents, alumnae and staff. Tickets can be booked via ParentPay.

Breakfast with the Head
Wednesday 20th March

A relaxed forum with the new Head –  a chance for you to find out about Mrs Paul’s passions, likes and dislikes and thoughts on the future.

Open to parents and alumnae  – Contact Development@shhs.gdst.net for details.

1950s Alumnae Reunion
Sunday 24th March 2024

If you were at South Hampstead in the 1950s, then join fellow pupils to reminisce and reconnect. The buildings may have changed, but the warmth of the welcome remains.  If you would like to find out more about the event, please get in touch: alumnae@shhs.gdst.net

This is part of the annual alumnae reunion tea.

Class of 1964 Reunion
Sunday 24th March 2024

If you belong to the Class of 1964, then it’s time to celebrate 60 years since leaving school. Join fellow classmates to reminisce and reconnect. If you would like to help us bring together the Class of 1964, then please get in touch: alumnae@shhs.gdst.net

This is part of the annual alumnae reunion tea.

Class of 1984 Reunion
Sunday 24th March 2024

If you belong to the Class of 1984, then it’s time to celebrate 40 years since leaving school. Join Averil Burgess, other former staff and fellow classmates to reminisce and reconnect. If you would like to help us bring together you Class of 1984, then please get in touch: alumnae@shhs.gdst.net

This is part of the annual alumnae reunion tea.

Class of 1994 Reunion
Sunday 24th March 2024

If you belong to the Class of 1994, then it’s time to celebrate 30 years since leaving school. Join Averil Burgess, other former staff and fellow classmates to reminisce and reconnect. If you would like to help us bring together the Class of 1994, then please get in touch: alumnae@shhs.gdst.net

This is part of the annual alumnae reunion tea.

Class of 2004 Reunion
Sunday 24th March 2024

If you belong to the Class of 2004, then it’s time to celebrate 20 years since leaving school. Join fellow classmates and former staff to reminisce and reconnect. If you would like to help us bring together the Class of 2004, then please get in touch: alumnae@shhs.gdst.net

This is part of the annual alumnae reunion tea.

Class of 2014 Reunion
Sunday 24th March 2024

If you belong to the Class of 2014, then it’s time to celebrate 10 years since leaving school. Join fellow classmates and former staff to reminisce and reconnect. If you would like to help us bring together the Class of 2014, then please get in touch: alumnae@shhs.gdst.net

This is part of the annual alumnae reunion tea.

Alumnae Reunion Tea
Sunday 24th March 2024

Join us for our annual alumnae reunion tea – open to all our alumnae. Class of Bursary supporters and Honorary Alumnae (former staff) are invited as our guests. Please save the date and look out for booking details.

Class of 1974 Golden Anniversary
Sunday 24th March 2024

If you belong to the Class of 1974, then it’s time to celebrate 50 years since leaving school. Join fellow classmates and former staff to reminisce and reconnect. We don’t have contact details for lots of the Class of 1974, so if you can help us contact others then please get in touch.

Class of 1998 Silver Reunion
Sunday 24th March 2024

Celebrate 25 years since leaving South Hampstead with a silver celebration!

Join former staff and fellow classmates to reminisce and reconnect. If you would like to help us bring together you Class of 1998, then please get in touch: alumnae@shhs.gdst.net

This is part of the annual alumnae reunion tea.

In Conversation with Negeen Yazdi
Tuesday 7th May

Join film director and producer Negeen Yazdi (1995), and Head Anna Paul for an in depth conversation into Negeen’s career, motivations and goals. Zoom link to be sent soon.

1876 Society Meeting
Wednesday 15th May 2024

Members of our 1876 Society are warmly invited to a celebration evening to thank them for their generous support; invitations will arrive closer to the date.

Junior School Summer Fair
Saturday 8th June 2024

Join us for a summer celebration at the Junior School – expect games, stalls and lots of summer fun. Open to all Junior School pupils and families.

Summer Drinks
Friday 28th June

Pupils who left South Hampstead in the last five years are warmly invited to join us for a summer drinks reunion. Honorary Alumnae (former staff) are also welcome to join.

Staff Wellbeing
Termly

A programme of activities for current staff: running club, meditation, netball, yoga, Pilates and more. Open to teaching and support staff at both the Junior and Senior Schools.

 

South Hampstead Chorale
Monday Evenings

The South Hampstead Chorale, conducted by Director of Music Dr Collisson, performs at concerts throughout the year. Open to parents and alumnae. Please contact e.jones@shhs.gdst.net for further details.

GDST Changemakers Panel
Wednesday 9th October

Let a panel of GDST alumnae, staff and students inspire you with a conversation about ‘Supporting feminist change-makers’ –  a key area identified by UN Women. Expect women from the worlds of STEM, sport, business and finances, and social change. More details to follow soon.

Past events

Understanding Girls with Dr Tara Porter
Friday 23rd February

Join clinical psychologist Dr Tara Porter for an in-depth conversation about how parents can support their daughters through adolescence. Tickets now sold out on ParentPay.

Legally Blonde The Musical
Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th February

Dust off your pinkest outfit for the production of the year! Book via the school Eventbrite.

Breakfast with the Head
Thursday 1st February

A relaxed forum with the new Head –  a chance for you to find out about Mrs Paul’s passions, likes and dislikes and thoughts on the future.

Open to parents and alumnae  – Contact Development@shhs.gdst.net for details.

Senior School Spring Chamber Concert
Tuesday 23rd January

Step into the spring term at our Senior School Chamber Concert. Timings TBC.

Open to our community.

Carol Service
Monday 11th December 2023

Join us for carols, mulled wine and mince pies at our annual Carol Service held at Hampstead Parish Church – all welcome.

Winter Concerts
Monday 4th and Wednesday 6th December, 7pm

Get yourself into the festive spirit with our wintery concerts. Held in Waterlow Hall.

Open to our community.

Teatime Concert
Wednesday 29th November

Join us in the recital room at 5:30pm and be serenaded by our wonderfully talented music students.

FOSH Wine Tasting
Monday 27th November 2023

Take a journey through the wonderful world of wine with South Hampstead parent, wine expert and educator at Bibendum Wine, Monica Allan.  Open to all parents; tickets can be booked through ParentPay.

FOSH AGM
Wednesday 22nd November

The Friends of South Hampstead (FOSH) will hold their Annual General Meeting at 8am on Wednesday 22nd November in the Burgess Room at the Senior School. All Senior School parents are welcome to attend. You can find out more about FOSH, including how they support the school and a calendar of events for this academic year, on Firefly. The committee can be contacted via FOSH@shhs.gdst.net

Hon. Alumnae Coffee Morning
Friday 17th November 2023

All our Honorary Alumnae (former staff) are invited for a coffee morning hosted by Doris Hugh, one of our longest-serving former teachers – get together with friends, and meet Mrs Paul, Head since September 2023. Confirm your attendance at: alumnae@shhs.gdst.net

Opening Doors Dinner
Saturday 11th November 2023

Parents and friends are invited to join our eagerly-anticipated Opening Doors Dinner, in support of our bursary campaign. Enjoy a champagne reception, dinner and dancing into the night. Book your ticket or a table of 10 now.

GDST In Conversation With…
Monday 23rd October 2023

Mechanical Engineer and Shrewsbury High School GDST alumna, Emilie Weaving, is interviewed by Shrewsbury’s Head, Mr Darren Payne. Students, staff, alumnae, and parents welcome to join via Zoom; register below.

Music Scholars’ Evening Recital
Tuesday 10th October 2023

Enjoy an evening being serenaded by our wonderfully talented Music Scholars from Years 7 to 11. All are welcome, no need to book.

GDST In Conversation With...
Monday 25th September 2023

An event hosted by Brighton Girls’ Head, Rosie McColl, interviewing Jasmine Birtles, who has built a stellar career in the traditionally male-dominated world of finance. Open to all GDST alumnae, staff and students.

Notable Alumnae