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Week Ending 19th January 2018

Posted on: 19/01/2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Another week of inter-house competitions underway, with Newton House still holding on to the top position.

Our Year 9 Options Evening took place on Thursday; it was great to see some Year 10 and 11 students talking to parents and students about their subject choices and why they chose them. May I remind all Year 9 parents that parents’ evening is on Tuesday February 6th and the forms must be handed in by Thursday February 8th.

 

 

 

Kent Teacher of the Year Awards

The Kent Teacher of the Year Awards 2018 are now open for nominations - and these can be made by anyone passionate about their school including staff, parents, and pupils.  Each year the event is run by the KM Charity Team to celebrate the best and brightest individuals and teams whose enthusiasm and drive help to make their schools a success. If you would like to make a nomination please follow this link http://www.kelsi.org.uk/news-and-events/news/primary/kent-teacher-of-the-year-awards-are-now-open

 

Design, Engineer, Construct (DEC) – Year 12

The DEC students have been developing their drawing skills and produced a 2 point perspective drawing as part of their holiday homework. The students really enjoyed this task and they are now using their sketchbooks to develop their skills as their own extension tasks. Here are some examples.

Modern Foreign Languages

Miss Deicher would like to congratulate Ethan G for excellent translation skills in German.  He beat all the other students, working on his own to translate 20 sentences into accurate German.  Well done Ethan!

Yr 7 Ukulele

This week saw the start of the Y7 Ukulele club.  The music department purchased 15 colourful Ukuleles and Y7’s were invited to come along to this lunchtime club.  The club is being run by a Year 11 student, Josh R, who is a very accomplished ukulele player.  The club currently has 10 members so we are looking for another 4 or 5.  Josh has a great rapport with the Y7’s and this adds to make this a very enjoyable activity.

Hopefully they will be able to perform in the forthcoming Winter Arts Festival on Thursday 8th Feb. 

 

Inter-House Competitions

Year 11 Escape Room:

1st

Newton (Completed in 4:04)

2nd

Darwin (Completed in 7:40)

3rd

Stevenson (Last Checkpoint 6:02)

4th

Telford (Last Checkpoint 6:30)

5th

Brunel (Last Checkpoint 7:00)

 

Year 11 Chess:

Still have Brunel vs. Newton, Brunel vs. Stevenson and Darwin vs. Stevenson today to play, so please send representatives.

At the moment:

  1. Telford 3 Wins
  2. Darwin 2 Wins
  3. Newton 2 Wins
  4. Brunel 0 Wins
  5. Stevenson 0 Wins

 

So results after the Escape Room:

Year 7

Points

Year 8

Points

Year 9

Points

Year 10

Points

Year 11

Points

Year 12 + 13

Points

Total:

 

Brunel

144

Brunel

162

Brunel

88

Brunel

144

Brunel

12

Brunel

-20

530

5th

Darwin

192

Darwin

150

Darwin

98

Darwin

126

Darwin

134

Darwin

56

756

2nd

Newton

228

Newton

130

Newton

174

Newton

138

Newton

116

Newton

48

834

1st

Stevenson

138

Stevenson

162

Stevenson

114

Stevenson

74

Stevenson

104

Stevenson

-16

576

4th

Telford

120

Telford

158

Telford

126

Telford

156

Telford

94

Telford

-8

646

3rd

House Competition News

 

A variety of competitions are taking place this term which include Dodge Ball, Tug of War, Chess and Escape Room.

 

Week ending 12th January

Latest house competition results are shown below:

 

Year 7 Dodge Ball Results

1st

Newton

2nd

Darwin

3rd

Stevenson

4th

Telford

5th

Brunel

 

Year 8 Tug of War Results

1st

Darwin

2nd

Newton

3rd

Stevenson

4th

Brunel

5th

Telford

 

Year 13 Chess Results

1st

Brunel

2nd

Darwin

3rd

Stevenson

4th

Newton

4th

Telford

 

 

Week ending 19th January

 

Year 8 Dodgeball House Competition

This week it was the Year 8 students took part in their Dodgeball competition. After some epic dance moves, dives onto a cold, blue floor and some light bruising later….Newton emerged victorious winning 3 games and drawing 1

 

1st

Newton

2nd

Telford

3rd

Stevenson

=4th

Brunel

=4th

Darwin

 

 

Thanks for our new house photographer Harry B for the great shots of the action this week

                             

 

Year 12/13 Tug of War House Competition

In the 6th form, Year 12 and 13 took to the challenge of Tug of War. The Undefeated Newton saw another victory with the Head Boy and Head Girl leading the team. A Tug-off between Telford led by Jamie W, Telford House Leader and Darwin took place to fight for 2nd place led to a surprise win for Telford and a pitch invasion by the year 11’s! Brunel and Stevenson failing to pitch a team, -10 !

1st

Newton

2nd

Telford

3rd

Darwin

 

Brunel (no show)

 

Stevenson (no show)

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

                           

 

Next week competitions

A reminder that the following competitions are taking place next week

Year 7 & 8 – Escape Room

Year 9 – Dodgeball and Chess

Year 10 – Chess

Year 11 – Tug of War

 

Results so far

 

Year 7

Ponts

Year 8

Points

Year 9

Points

Year 10

Points

Year 11

Points

Year 12/13

Points

Total:

Positions

Brunel

144

Brunel

174

Brunel

88

Brunel

144

Brunel

12

Brunel

-30

532

5th

Darwin

192

Darwin

162

Darwin

98

Darwin

126

Darwin

134

Darwin

80

792

2nd

Newton

228

Newton

160

Newton

174

Newton

138

Newton

116

Newton

78

894

1st

Stevenson

138

Stevenson

180

Stevenson

114

Stevenson

74

Stevenson

104

Stevenson

-26

584

4th

Telford

120

Telford

182

Telford

126

Telford

156

Telford

94

Telford

10

688

3rd

 

Have a great weekend

Charlie Guthrie

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