Hewett Highlights Friday 9th November 2012
Tycoons get selling in competition Students in Hewett Tycoon are busy selling the products they have made to staff, students and members of the public. All this week, the Tycoons have items being sold have already been selling their products in proved very popular with school. On Thursday 8th everyone at the school. Cakes, November, they took their goods flapjacks, sweets and craft items to a special event are all on sale at The Forum in with t‐shirts Norwich to sell joining the list directly t o shortly. Ms members of the Marsom said, public. Each mini‐ “The students are company has doing a fantastic been g i v e n job of making, business cards selling and re‐ and badges to stocking their p r o m o t e products.” The themselves by competition lasts Peter Jones, the for a month and e n t r e p r e n e u r winners will be behind t h e Hewett Tycoons selling their chosen from the wares whole country. competition. The
Year 7 setting changes
On Wednesday 14th November at 7:30pm, we will be holding a public meeting for anyone who wants to find out more about our plans to become an Academy. There will be representatives from the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) who are the governors’ preferred sponsor. Parents are welcome to come along to hear what is planned. There is no need to book.
This year, the government changed the way that Key Stage 2 SATs were done and the way that results were collected. This meant that there was a delay in the results getting to our school. We decided that, in the first half term, we would teach groups that were more mixed ability than we usually do. Now we have the SAT data and our own assessments we will be changing Maths, English and Science sets.
Author visit On Wednesday, a group of students from Years 8 to 11 were invited by Norwich School to an entertaining and interesting talk by Robert Muchamore, author of the hugely successful CHERUB series about teenage spies, at Open. Not only did we hear about the inspiration behind his writing, but we were all given a free signed book as well! Our thanks go to Norwich School for their kind invitation.
GCSE RS Revision session If your son or daughter is looking to boost their GCSE RS grade they can attend the optional Revision Sessions that will be starting on Monday 12th November at 3:10 in A17.
Smoke Alarms At this time of year, the Fire S e r v i c e e n c o u r a g e everyone to replace the batteries in their smoke alarms. This makes sure that, should the worst happen, the alarm is still working and everyone can get out safely. If you haven’t already done so, please change the batteries.
Children in Need: Readathon For Children in Need day this year on Friday 16th November we are taking on the ambitious challenge of reading a whole book in a day from start to finish non‐ stop! We have chosen the classic novel 'The Hobbit', and members of the school community are committing to reading in turn for five minute slots during the course of the day and, of course, getting sponsored for this. Local author
Alexander Gordon Smith will be starting us off at 11am in the Library and we hope to finish at around 4pm. Students need to come to the library to sign up for a slot as soon as possible ‐ please encourage them to get i n v o l v e d , whether reading, sponsoring and supporting their friends, or being part of the audience at break, lunchtime and after school.
Food and Friends at The Base There is a new event starting at The Base, the school’s family centre. “Food and Friends” is a friendly and r e l a x e d group for people who a r e interested in food and good company. The group meets every Wednesday morning 9:30‐11:30 at The Base and children are very welcome to join in. The kind of things that
they do include sharing recipes, quick and affordable meal ideas, taste each other’s food (it is optional to b r i n g samples of baking / c o o k i n g along), invite guests in to learn about cookery and nutrition and sometimes do cooking together. If anyone is interested in joining in please contact The Base.
Staff take part in Movember In November many male staff are taking part in Movember. This is a national charitable event to raise money and awareness of prostate and testicular cancers. At the start of the month, each man must start with a clean‐shaven face then, for the entire month, grow and groom a moustache. If you spot a teacher with a strange moustache or looking unshaven, please note that this is all part of the event. For more details about health tips for men or boys visit u k . m o v e m b e r . c o m / m e n s ‐ health
Calendar 12th ‐ 16th November is Week 2 Tuesday 13th November Year 13 PTI Wednesday 14th November Year 11 Road to Success Day Wednesday 14th November Academy consultation evening, 7:30pm Friday 16th November Children in Need day Wednesday 21st November Year 10 PTI Thursday 22nd November Hewett in City’s Christmas lights ceremony Wednesday 28th November Year 10 Health Day
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