Blog week ending 29th March

Posted on: 29/03/2018

Congratulations to all students who received a certificate during our Term 4 Celebration Assembly.  Each department presented a certificate for both effort and attainment to a student in each year group.  Head of House commendations were awarded to those students who are involved in school community projects and initiatives and best reflect the ethos of their house.

The beautiful musical interlude for the Years 7-9 Celebration Assembly was provided by Eva W and Ruslana – thank you very much.

Congratulations to our Gold Award recipients pictured below


Congratulations to our Head of House Commendation recipients, pictured below


The musical interlude for the Years 10 & 11 Celebration Assembly was provided by Sophia on piano and Davonae and Ini on vocals – a stunning performance, thank you.




Our librarian staged a Harry Potter lunch event and quiz in conjunction with Harry Potter Night.  Students were sorted into houses and took part in a special Harry Potter quiz and had the chance to win Harry Potter goodies through a ‘Golden Snitch’ themed prize draw. The winning team (unsurprisingly!) was Gryffindor.


Our librarian, Mrs Black, encouraged students to enter the design a National Book Token competition as part of this year’s World Book Day celebrations. There are National Book Tokens to be won and one lucky winner’s design will be turned into a real National Book Token gift card and distributed to hundreds of bookshops nationwide in time for Christmas.  Congratulations and good luck to all students whose wonderful designs have been submitted. Alongside the national competition, Mrs Black and other staff members chose some Year 7 and Year 8 winners, who each get a prize.  

D’Arcy of 8O, Runner up

Amelie of 8A Winner

Darsika of 7A, Runner up

Riya of 7B, Winner

This term Year 7’s Focus Day was on the theme of ‘First Aid’ and they were incredibly fortunate to have Mrs Diane Connell, our chair of governors, and a long-time volunteer with St John’s Ambulance, come in to teach them the correct way to put poorly people in the recovery position. In an exciting and interactive day students learnt some real life-saving skills: our whole-hearted thanks to Diane from all of Year 7!

 Pictured, Diane Connell and Y7 students


Thank you to the PFA for hosting the Y7 & 8 Disco, and to all the staff who attended.  I understand it was a wonderful evening (and that Mrs O’Neill is a natural at dancing the Macarena!)



I’d like to wish you all a relaxing Easter break and especially those preparing for their external examinations.  Please do remember to allow yourselves time to relax and enjoy some down-time.

Best wishes,

Sue Hunt

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