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Hinchingbrooke School

Week B Commencing 18th June 2018

Message of the Week

Welcome to week 9 of the summer term.

Last week’s HBK’s Got Talent was great fun with many students enjoying the lunchtime entertainment of so many truly talented students.

Year 10 students returned to school from Work experience this morning, with many having had a great time, feeling like adults ready to work hard to get the grades they need to enter their chosen field of work.  And some students are happy to be back because they’ve never worked so hard for so long!

Last week, on Thursday 14th June, to coincide with National Dementia Day, twelve students from Year 7 and 8 prepared and served Afternoon Tea at Cromwell Care Home in Huntington.

They made sandwiches, sausage rolls, choux buns and scones with clotted cream and Jam. The dishes were all made from scratch under the care of Tim Elks, Chartwell's school chef, and Jacqui Sheehan, a teacher of Food and Nutrition in school. 

It was a great afternoon and a great chance for the students to learn new skills and give a little back to the community. The residents really enjoyed the interaction with the students. Some residents were unable to come down to the lounge so the students went to their rooms to serve them there. 

At Hinchingbrooke, students work with Tim Elks to create food for the event.

The students present their food to the residents of Cromwell Care Home.


Our theme this week is making mistakes – with a positive attitude, resilience and determination, making mistakes can be the best way to learn. 

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 Antlers winner was … 

… 7P1, well done for regaining the Antlers – it’s going to be a challenge for any lower school tutor group to take the antlers from them at the end of the year now. 

And winner of the Middle School Golden Antlers was …

…9P2.   Well done to Pepys! 


Last week’s winning group photograph:  9M2


Dates for your diary


This week

Monday, 18th June - Year 12 start exam leave for 2 weeks

Thursday, 22nd June – Year 11 final assembly, 11am, PAC

Thursday, 22th June – Year 11 Formal, evening, PAC


Theme: Community

Deadline: 04th July

See Mrs Mooney for further details.


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:

2018 Sports Awards Nomination

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  no later than Monday 4th June 2018.


Next week:

Tuesday, 26th June – Year 9 Parents Evening

Wednesday, 27th June – Year 13 Presentation Evening

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

Friday, 29th June – Staff Training Day

Future events 

Monday 2nd July - Year 12 Work Experience week

Wednesday 4th July 2018 – deadline for Creative writing competition

Wednesday 4th July 2018Sports Awards Ceremony

Friday, 6th July – Sixth form Ball

Monday, 9th July – Year 12 back in lessons

Thursday, 12th July – Picnic at the House

Tuesday, 24th July – end of summer term

Thursday, 16th August – GCE results day

Thursday, 23rd August – GCSE results day


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

Have a great week 

Lorraine Cunningham, Assistant Principal