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Week A - Commencing 21st May 2018

Message of the Week

Welcome to week 6 of the summer term – and the last week before the May Half Term break. 

With the Royal Wedding and the FA cup over, it’s time to focus on our own celebrations as we say goodbye to year 11 and year 13 students, with final assemblies and celebrations on Friday.

After half term, year 12 are in timetabled lessons for two weeks followed by exam leave for 2 weeks from 18th June, then a week of Work Experience from 2nd July, and finally back to school on 9th July.

Year 10 have Work Experience straight after half term and come back to school on June 18th.

Year 7 have a week of exams.

Our theme this week is our House system.  In the House assemblies, we’ll be celebrating all the great work done by each House and the importance of everyone getting involved in the Hinchingbrooke community:

Golden Antler Winners

Every week, the tutor groups with the highest number of 5s (for great attitudes to learning) are awarded a Golden Antler trophy.  Following the award of the trophy, the tutor arranges for a celebratory photograph to be taken.  It is then displayed around school.

Last week, the Lower School Golden Antler winner was … 

… 8P1, well done for getting more 5s than 7P1 and for keeping the win for Pepys! 

And winner of the Middle School Golden Antlers was …

…9M2.   Another new win – well done Montague!

Sadly, no photographs this week, but hopefully a double set after half term.

Dates for your diary

This week

For exam timetables, go to: https://www.hinchingbrookeschool.net/page/?title=Exam+Timetables+2017%2F2018&pid=207 

Year 11 Masterclass Programme – Summer 2018

The schedule will be displayed on the ‘Exam Notice Board’ outside Miss Nightingale’s office, in Middle School, and on the school website.  For this week’s masterclasses and exams, go to:

https://www.hinchingbrookeschool.net/attachments/download.asp?file=2065&type=pdf

The Inter House Reading Challenge – Book Bingo

Students win individual prizes for reading – in the spirit of bingo, a line and full house are awarded prizes.  Students who would like to take part should visit the library to sign up.  For each book read, a scoop of sand will be added to the jar for the student’s House and the winning House will be awarded house points.

Nominations for Sports Awards 2018

Nominations are now open for this year’s 2018 sports awards.  Nominations are accepted from family, friends, staff and coaches.  All nominations will be considered by merit, and an invitation will be sent out to the successful nominees, inviting them and their parents/carers to the Sports Awards Ceremony on Wednesday July 4th.

The 'Sports Awards' are for years 7 8 9 and 10 only, however the 'Ally Brennen Award' for leadership is open to year 11 students too. The categories will be explained to the students in their assemblies this week.

 The 10 categories are:

§ Most Committed Participant…demonstrates consistent engagement in PE, Inter-house, extra-curricular activity in order to improve

§ Young Official/Leader...officiating, coaching/leading in School sport events

§ Contribution to PE & School Sport…exemplifying the values of sport, acting as a role model for their House and peers

§ School Team of the Year

§ School Coach of the Year

 

§ Rising Star…demonstrating the physical/psychological capacity to become an exceptional performer

§ Sports Personality…shows the ability/motivation/character to positively influence others in and through sport

§ The Ally Brennan Trust Award…Sports Leader of the Year

§ Victrix Ludorum…presented to the female athlete/ competitor who has won or accumulated most points through events

§ Victor Ludorum… presented to the male athlete/competitor who has won or accumulated most points through events

If you would like to nominate a student or team for any of the categories, please complete the nomination form at the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGDe3ui6o-njTL-_hpDPBRTR15YxeyTGKJkC61OjFQ4_jsxg/viewform

Remember that you are able to nominate a family member.

Nominations can be posted in the Sports Awards box in Main Reception, or sent, via email, to Miss Brasher JFB@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk  no later than Monday 4th June 2018.

 

Next week:

Half term break – have a wonderful week 

 

Future events 

Monday 4th June 2018deadline for nominations for Sports Awards

Monday 4th to Friday 15th June  - Year 10 Work Experience

Monday 11th June – Interhouse Art competition starts (closing date Monday, 2nd July)

Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st June – GCSE and A level Art Exhibition

Thursday, 28th June - Sports Day (weather permitting)

Wednesday 27th June – Year 13 Presentation Evening

Friday, 29th June – Staff Training Day

Friday, 29th June – Year 11 Formal

Monday 2nd July year 12 Work Experience week

Wednesday, 4th July - Sports Awards Ceremony

Friday, 6th July – Sixth form Ball

Thursday, 12th July – Picnic at the House

 

 

For up to date news and photographs about other events this week, follow us on Twitter @HBK_School.

 

Have a great week J

Lorraine Cunningham, Assistant Principal