Monday 9 December 2019 - Message of the Week Friday 6 December 2019
It is humbling that despite only having two weeks left before we break up for Christmas, our dedicated staff and students are still representing the school with pride, organising enrichment activities, rehearsing for the annual Christmas concert and generally still putting their foot to the throttle!
Year 7 Form of the Week Winners
Mr Jago’s 7V1 were awarded the title of ‘Year 7 Form of the Week’ in assembly last week and Ms Blick’s 7C2 earned the accolade this week.
As we know attending school regularly and on time helps our students to establish and maintain good friendships, feel part of the school community and keep up to date with their school work. Attendance has the biggest impact on a student’s learning outcomes and achievements and this is why Mr Milner has made attendance the focus of his Form of the Week Award this half term.
At Hinchingbrooke, we expect all students to achieve, and sustain, a minimum 95% attendance level, however students should be striving to be above this.
Well done to everyone who contributed positively towards winning this award. It was a great team effort, so keep up the good work with your great attendance records.
Year 7 Stars of the Week Winners
Year 7 students have the opportunity to nominate their peers for this award, based upon them witnessing the demonstration of HBK values such as Respect and Citizenship.
This trio of stars were this week’s winners!
Dates for your diary
Wednesday 11 December – Christmas Concert, PAC 7pm
Thursday 19 December – Year 11 Trial Exam Results
Friday 20 December – Break up for Christmas 1.30pm
Hinchingbrooke School Music Department proudly present The Snowman: A Christmas Concert. This not only includes a fully orchestrated performance of The Snowman but also a carol concert. You will be able to enjoy an evening of festive music and also enjoy a Christmas Fayre, available in the foyer from 6pm. This concert is also proud to support the Alzheimer's Society who also have stalls available from 6pm.
Tickets for this performance are available using the following link
Operation Christmas Hamper!
Students and Form Tutors were informed this week of who the recipient(s) of their Christmas hamper gift will be and they have started organising their gifts. It has become a Christmas tradition at Hinchingbrooke School that each December students and staff come together to take part in a wonderful act of charity within our local community. Each year, every tutor group within the school is responsible for producing a Christmas gift for an elderly person or an elderly couple in the community. We are very much looking forward to viewing the finished hampers before they are delivered over the next fortnight.
Year 7 Boys’ Football – ESFA 4th Round
Our Year 7 team played well throughout their 4th round clash against a competitive Deeping's side. Captain Tommy Hebblethwaite has written a match report which he would like to share with you:
Under the bright blue skies of HBK, Mr Chilton’s star football team jogged out onto the boggy field, determined to get through to round 5 of the FA schools cup. With a tough side to beat, we needed to be switched on. The long awaited game began with an action packed start. A goal from each side in the first 80 seconds, one coolly placed in the bottom right corner from Murphy, and one snuck just inside the near post by Deeping. Deeping continued and put themselves just in front with another goal. HBK were on the back foot and needed to ignite that usual flame in attack. This came from a beautiful ball through to Jacob who then got taken down by Deeping's massive number 4 (I think he was 7 foot tall). This gave our resident penalty taker Hazzar the opportunity to get on the score sheet. He coolly stepped up under immense pressure and buried it in the top left hand corner of the net. HBK were in front. Murphy followed with another goal to put us 3-2 up by the end of the first half.
With a strong pep talk at half time from Mr C, HBK set back out onto the field determined to keep their lead with the fans arriving to cheer us on. There was Mateo, Lucas’ grandad, Charlie’s dad and my dad, and all our usual crowd. It was a great start with Hazzar scoring an early goal curled right into the bottom corner, but Deeping responded with a goal way out of Harvey’s reach, just after ours from a free kick. Now we were 4-3 up and we were aiming to widen our lead. Beamish laid a stunning ball on to Murphy who then cleanly struck it straight in the net, giving the keeper no chance. It was 5-3 and it was Deepings’ turn to get one in the net with a great goal. It was now 5-4, HBK had a lead and they had to keep it. In the dying moments of the game it was getting quite intense. Deeping were coming close to scoring but Harvey managed to keep the ball out with some great saves. When the final whistle blew excited HBK jumped with joy. Come on lads!!!!!!!
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Mrs Tracey Jago, Associate Principal (Communication and Celebrating Achievement)