Heathfield High School ISSUE 10 - 16 September 2011
AVAILABLE TO VIEW ONLINE: www.heathfield.leics.sch.uk
Heathfield welcomes new colleagues
This term we welcome two new teachers, Philippa Hogg (Subject Leader for French) and Clare Moss (English). Joedie Trott has been appointed Home School Link Worker and will normally work on a Monday.
Our Open Day and Evening are on Tuesday 27th September. You will be able to visit the school in action and in the evening to talk with teachers. During September year 6 parents may visit Heathfield for a tour of the school with student guides at any time. If you would like to arrange a visit, please phone Kirsty Hackett. Most of our partner primary and junior schools are happy to release pupils to come on a visit with parents.
TERM DATES - APOLOGY One of the term dates was wrong on the back of the Guide for Parents and in the school planner. The correct date that we break up for Christmas is Thursday 22nd December at 3.05 NOT Wednesday 21st December. An accurate list of dates is on the back of the newsletter. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Year 9 parents may wish to visit the Stevenson Studio School Open Events from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday 28th September and Wednesday 12th October. More information is on the website: www.stephensonstudioschool.co.uk
• Star Athletes •
During the summer holiday Gemma Broomfield took part in the ‘Stars of the Future’ Athletics Competition. She qualified for the 100m and 200m and came 2nd & 3rd running against the UK Number 1. Gemma also got into both finals at the Peterborough Games. Chloe Sparrow qualified for the national Swimming Competition in Sheffield, she swam the 100m breaststroke and 400m individual medley. Chloe got through to the final of the 100m and is now the UK number 10.
Well done to both girls! IMPROVED FACILITIES
YEAR 8 GIRLS HPV VACCINATIONS
We now have 30 computers in our Library Learning Resource Centre that will be available for student research. The modernisation of classrooms and corridors continues and the Science toilets have been completely refurbished. If you haven’t been round school recently come and have a look on Open Day!
Letters/forms have been sent home with year 8 girls regarding the HPV vaccinations on 20th September, 8th November 2011 and 6th March 2012 (afternoons). Please fill in and return the reply slip as soon as possible.
The school will provide an additional copy of any school documents, letters, reports etc for students whose parents live at different addresses. If you would like additional documents please let your child’s tutor know.
Students are entitles to go on rewards events if they achieve the stamp target each term. Students receive a stamp if they: 1. Are present in school. 2. Work to the best of their ability in a lesson. 3. Behave well in the lesson. The stamp targets for this year are in the planner.
Thousands of people around the world have had the honour of carrying the Olympic Flame in past Games. For the 2012 Olympics 8,000 inspirational people from around the UK will carry the Olympic Flame as it journeys across the UK. Nominated by someone they know, it will be their moment to shine, inspiring millions of people watching in their community, in the UK and worldwide. Heathfield High School staff and students put forward six nominated students in June who we believed should get their moment to shine. These students are Amber Wainwright, Bradie Perkins, Gemma Broomfield, Liam Tillin, Chloe Sparrow and Libbie Leach. There has now been created a shortlist of 28,000 potential Torchbearers from all nominations that came through the London 2012 'Moment to shine' campaign. All six of the nominated students from Heathfield have been put through to this shortlist. The next step is that the nominees who accept their nomination by 16 September 2011 will be put forward
to one of 12 judging panels around the UK. The stories will remain anonymous as the panels select the 2,012 most inspiring people to be one of the 8,000 Torchbearers needed in total for the Olympic Torch Relay. The nominees will have around a one in 14 chance of being a Torchbearer. Successful nominees will be contacted with a conditional offer In December 2011, with Torchbearer places confirmed in February 2012. The Olympic Flame will arrive from Greece on 18 May 2012. Details of where it will arrive in the UK are still being finalised. The Torch Relay will begin at Landâ€™s End on 19 May 2012. It will travel over 8,000 miles in 70 days. The final Torchbearer will carry the Flame into the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony on 27 July 2012. The cauldron will be lit, and Games of the XXX Olympiad will be officially open. We wish all the nominated students the best of luck and hope to see at least one and hopefully all of them carrying the flame next year.
TERM DATES ACADEMIC YEAR 2011/12 AUTUMN TERM School Opens:
Thursday morning 1st September 2011
Mid Term Break:
Monday 17th to Friday 21st October 2011
Thursday evening 22nd December 2011
SPRING TERM School Opens:
Monday morning 9th January 2012
Mid Term Break:
Monday 13th to Friday 17th February 2012
Friday evening 30th March 2012
SUMMER TERM School Opens:
Monday morning 16th April 2012
Monday 7th May 2012
Diamond Jubilee Day: Friday 1st June 2012 Mid Term Break:
Monday 4th to Friday 8th June 2012
Friday evening 13th July 2012
SCHOOL MEALS PRICE INCREASE
From Thursday 1st September the cost of a school meal will be ÂŁ2.20. Please ensure you put enough money onto your card.
WANTED FOR THE ART DEPARTMENT
Do you have any of the following? Wool, sewing threads, old buttons, ribbons any bits of haberdashery for applique work in Textiles. Please hand in to Mrs Prime in Art, Thank you.