Hewett Highlights Friday 5th October 2012
Year 8 students make a PACT against crime On Wednesday 26th September, Year 8 students had an all‐ day workshop with the Partners Against Crime Taskforce explaining the criminal justice system and how it works. The workshops involved people from all aspects of the criminal justice system, including m a g i s t r a t e s , prison officers and a prisoner from Norwich prison. The project, which has run in nine other Norfolk schools, was a great success and taught the students how to avoid getting into trouble with the law as well as how to avoid becoming a victim of crime. The day involved PC Jessop and other members of the Police Service and students also heard members of the Fire Service discuss issues around arson. In addition, students had a
demonstration of resuscitation techniques by the local Red Cross. The students were most shocked about the conditions in prison, told to them by a serving prisoner. He described what life was like for inmates. “The day was a great success and the students learned a huge amount about the workings of our criminal justice system,” said Assistant Head, Ms Atherton. “There is always a lot to think about on these days and we are very grateful to all the people from all the different organisation who came in to help our students.”
Library celebrates National Poetry Day Thursday 4th October was National Poetry Day and to celebrate, the school library held a lunchtime poetry reading. This year, the day had the theme of ‘stars’ so many of the poems were either about stars in the sky or stars on our TV. Several staff joined the students to read out their poems. Some were
written by students themselves whilst others were by well‐ known and not‐so‐well‐known poets. One student even read out a poem in Russian. The event was a great success and with chocolates thrown in, everyone agreed that it had been a fantastic celebration of poetry and poets.
‘Events’ We like to celebrate the successes of our students and one way in which we are doing this is by recording ‘events’ on our computer system. Whenever a student shows greatly improved performance, makes great effort in a lesson or displays excellent behaviour for learning teachers record this. Students will be told that their teacher has recorded an ‘event’ and this can be seen by any other teacher in school, particularly the Form Tutor. However, parents who have access to e‐portal can also see these ‘events’ under the events section of e‐portal. Please do take the time to look at your son’s or daughter’s page and congratulate them for any ‘events’ that they achieve. If you do not have access to e‐ portal but would like access, please contact the School Office who will be able to send you the appropriate forms. Students are doing very well with ‘events’ so far, well done to all.
Author visit On Thursday 11th October, Andy Briggs, an author, will be visiting the school during Period 5. He will be giving a talk to Year 8 students about his writing and sign some of his books. Letters have been sent to parents about this visit.
Theatre Club launched The school has launched a Theatre Club for students of all ages. We will be taking groups of students to see matinée performances of shows at The Theatre Royal on Wednesday afternoons. The first three shows are already available to book. The Ladykillers is a classic b l a c k comedy and tells the story of a little old lady pitted against a gang of criminals. This will be on Wednesday 6th March and tickets cost £8.00. Our second show is Starlight Express, a musical by Andrew Lloyd
Webber, and f e a t u r e s a m a z i n g choreography and actors on roller skates. This is on Wednesday 17th April and costs £19.50. Finally, the longest running whodunnit, The Mousetrap, comes to Norwich on Wednesday 24th April and will cost £10.00. Further information is available from the school shop and tickets are limited so if your son or daughter would like to go to one of t h e s e s h o w s they need to act fast.
Hewett Harvest Challenge
Physics is for everyone
Thank you to all parents who have already donated items to our collection for the Norwich Food Bank. If you have any of the following items you can donate, please give them to your son or daughter. Thank you. • Milk (UHT) • Sugar (500g) • Fruit Juice (carton) • Pasta • Rice • Pasta Sauce • Rice Pudding (tinned) • Sponge Pudding (tinned) • Tomatoes (tinned) • Breakfast Cereals • Tea Bags • Instant Coffee • Instant Mashed Potato • Tinned Meat / Fish • TInned Veg • Tinned Fruit • Soup • Biscuits or Snack Bars • Baby Milk • Nappies
In the news this week was a report that said, in too many schools, Physics is dominated by boys. However, this is not the case here at The Hewett. In the Sixth Form, half of the students taking Physics are boys and half are girls. Following the publication of the report, Prof. Dame Athene Margaret Donald, a distinguished physicist, contacted the school to say , “It is excellent to hear the success your school is having with girls in Physics.”
Year 7 settling in evening cancelled The Year 7 settling in evening due to take place on Wednesday 10th October has been cancelled as we have decided to find a better way of doing this. However, if you do have any concerns about your son or daughter, please do get in touch in the usual way.
Calendar 8th ‐ 12th October is Week 2 Sunday 7th October Angelis: Walter Roy Theatre £8, Tickets available on the door Wednesday 10th October Hewett Bake Off Wednesday 17th October Dance Show Thursday 18th October Sixth Form Open Evening School closes at 1:20 Tuesday 23rd October Year 11 PTI Friday 26th October Last day of Half Term Monday 5th November Back to school
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