Week B Commencing 4th February 2019
Message of the Week
Welcome to week 21
Congratulations to Liam Conway, year 7, who won the Minor Boys race at the Anglian Schools Cross Country championships this weekend.
This week is important for Year 8 as they finalise their choices for GCSE options. Each student will be interviewed by a senior member of staff to help them to consider carefully which options will best help them to pursue the career they want, or alternatively - if they don’t yet know what area they would like to work in - which subjects will give them the widest choices post GCSEs. Last Thursday, we had an information evening for parents about Options and this Thursday is an opportunity to find out from subject teachers how each student can fulfil their potential.
Theme for the Week
This is Children’s Mental Health week. Tutors will be working with students to stress the importance of looking after both physical and mental health as the two are interdependent. They will also be reminding students of the importance of being supportive and kind to others. And, of course, showing respect to others – and to themselves.
Parents can help their children by considering the following advice:
For further information and support, visit www.ChildrensMentalHealthWeek.org.uk
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 …
… 7C1. Well done to the Cromwell students who earned the highest number of 5s last week and are now in second place, just two points behind 7W1.
And winner of the Middle School Golden Antlers was …
… 9P1, back in pole position this week and well ahead in the league table. Great show by these outstanding Pepys students once again.
9P2 – gathering to plan how they can get 9P1 from the top of the Middle School table?
Hot Choc Friday
Celebrating members of our school who go over and above.
Last week, we celebrated the achievements of a range of students from year 8 to year 13 – each of them outstanding in their own way. Well done to all.
Dates for your diary
All week - Following the Year 8 Options Interviews with a senior member of staff - to discuss their options and help students to make these important choices.
Tuesday, 05th February – Y7, 9 and 11 Study Skills event
Tuesday, 05th February – KS4 Success Evening, 4pm
Thursday, 07th February – Y8 Parents Evening
Thursday, 07th February – Intermediate Maths Challenge - sixty Year 10 students and twenty Year 9 students will be taking part.
All week - more Year 8 Options interviews
Tuesday, 12th February – Addams Family Production
Wednesday, 13th February – Addams Family Production
Thursday, 14th February – Addams Family Production
Saturday, 16th February – Half term break begins
Monday, 25th February – school resumes for all
Monday, 25th February – all week - Year 11 Trial exams in English, Maths and Science
Tuesday, 05th March - Post-18 parents information evening
Wednesday, 13th March and Thursday, 14th March – Independence 10
Friday, 22nd March – ARD 2
Friday, 29th March - WOW, our World of Work day for all students
For up to date news and photographs about other events this week, follow us on Twitter @HBK_School.
Lorraine Cunningham, Assistant Principal