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Week A Commencing 17th September 2018

Message of the Week

Welcome to week 3 of the new academic year.  It has been inspiring to see how well our Year 7 students have begun their journey with us over the last fortnight. Many of them are already taking an active part in the school, for example through joining extra-curricular clubs or auditioning for plays. It is lovely to know that the future of Hinchingbrooke is so bright.

One of the ways we help students to be more independent is by setting homework for all years and all subjects in Doddle.  We are proud to announce that we have been awarded ‘Centre of Excellence’ by Doddle for outstanding work with this provider, which many parents will know allows us all – parents, teachers and students - to monitor student progress with homework. 

Andrew Goulding accepts the Doddle plaque awarded for excellence at Hinchingbrooke School

This week, our Theme for the Week is a reminder for all students that we have one school rule: Respect.

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 year’s overall winners were Pepys – in both Lower and Middle School.  Well done to Pepys! 

In the first full week of the new academic year, the Lower School Golden Antlers winner was … 

7V1.  Well done to all the new students in this form group.

And winner of the Middle School Golden Antlers was …

…9W2.   another win for Vesey. 

Well done to both tutor groups and a great start for Vesey.  We look forward to photographs next week!

Dates for your diary

This week:

Wednesday, 19th September – Year 12 Art and DT trip to London galleries

Wednesday, 19th September – Year 13 Science trip to Dale Fort, Pembrokeshire

Next week:

Tuesday, 25th September – Year 7 Meet the tutor evening

Friday 28th September – Year 13 trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Friday 28th September – Year 13 UCAS trip to London

Future events: 

Thursday 4th October Hinchingbrooke School Open Evening  

There will be a number of interactive displays for Year 6 students and parents/carers.  Plus, a chance to meet staff as well as see the fantastic facilities available at the school. There are 2 sessions: 5.30pm till 7.00pm, or 6.00pm till 7.30pm. Please be aware that parking is limited and attendance expected to be high so please consider car-pooling where possible.

For further details about this event, please see our school website or contact the Communications Team at www.communications@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk

Friday, 05th October – Year 13 Geography trip to Snowdonia

Wednesday 10th October. KS3 Success Evening (16:30 – 20:00)

For Year 7 and 8, there will be a range of activities and workshops by Learning Performance, the UK’s leading study skills company. Their interactive and motivational workshops show students and parents how to learn, how to revise and how to prepare for exams, with creative learning strategies, such as memory techniques. Research shows equipping children with such learning strategies can improve progress by an average of 8 months! The sessions will run between 4 pm and 5.30 pm and repeat again between 6:30 pm and 8.00 pm.  Following this, there will be

 

Any parents who would like to book a place, please send reply slips to Jodie Brasher, or contact her directly on jfb@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk.

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

Enjoy the beautiful autumn colours

Lorraine Cunningham, Assistant Principal