Hewett Highlights Friday 27th September 2013
Packed open evening excites parents and Year 6 students The school’s Open Evening for prospective students was held on Tuesday 24th September. At 7:00pm The Walter Roy Theatre filled up with Year 6 students and their parents and, very quickly, the theatre was full. There, Mr Samain, Mr Anthony and Mrs Raywood spoke about the school and highlighted the recent fabulous Ofsted report. Three students also spoke about their experience of being a Hewett student. The presentation was rounded off with a song performed by students from all year groups based upon a Congolese folk tune. Parents were taken around the school by our existing students and shown all the facilities. As well as
opportunities to talk to staff and students the visitors were able to take part in a science lesson and enjoy the biscuits being cooked in the Food Technology rooms. Mr Anthony said, “We received some lovely comments afterwards about our students and the school.” One comment, received by e‐mail the next day, said, “My daughter and our family visited the school last night for the open evening. We were all really impressed with the way the evening was organised and the infectious enthusiasm of the teachers and the students who are a credit to you and the school.”
Well done David Burcombe The Nuffield Foundation Rhizobium bacteria found in root awarded a total of nineteen sixth nodules of leguminous plants at form students the John Innes from Norfolk, Institute. During placements in the awards r e s e a r c h ceremony at the institutions to Forum o n u n d e r t a k e Monday David research projects received a for a month special Gold during the award for his summer. David o u t s t a n d i n g David with his work was selected for work. Well done a project on David!
Early closure for 6th form open evening On Thursday 17th October the school will be holding the Prospective Sixth Form Open Evening for Year 11 students and their parents. In order to get ready for this event, the school will close early at 1:20pm. Students will still be able to have lunch in the restaurant as normal. If your son or daughter is unable to go home early on this day, please contact the Headteachers’ PA, Mrs Millions and we will make arrangements for them to be supervised until 3:05pm.
Mobile Phones Whilst we do allow s t u d e n t s to bring m o b i l e p h o n e s into school (at their own risk) we do ask that parents remind their son or daughter that the phone should be switched off or on silent in lessons. It would also help greatly if parents didn’t text children whilst they might be in lessons or, at the very least, realised that they could not expect an instant answer from a student who is likely to be in a lesson! Thank you.
Musical very popular in auditions This year the Hewett Theatre Company has attracted a record 78 students so far, and is set to be a n i m p r e s s i v e a n d outstanding show with plenty of e x c e l l e n t s i n g i n g , dancing and c h a r a c t e r a c t i n g involved. All cast members will have plenty to do in this bright and colourful musical, set in the 1960s and filled with catchy tunes, comedy and moves which will make you want to get up and dance. Miss Evans is "very excited to see the outstanding talent from the dance workshops and at the character auditions, that this musical has attracted, and can't wait to get started with such an impressive group of young people who, with commitment and hard work, together are going to create a
very special performance." The show will be performed in the Walter Roy Theatre on the 18th, 19th, 21st and 22nd of March 2014, at 7.30pm, with tickets at £5 for concessions and £7 for adults. These will go on sale at the school shop shortly. Tickets look set to sell out and so should be bought in advance from the school shop where possible, as there may not be any left to sell on the door. Rehearsals for cast members are every Friday and Wednesday after school from 3:15pm to 4:45pm, and this will be the case from now up until the show in March. The show will be directed and choreographed by Miss Evans, with Mr Jay as Musical Director, and they will be assisted by Miss Beech and Miss Robinson.
Book review - The 100 year old man This week the journalism club have chosen to write a book review. They wrote: We interviewed Mr Muir and he told us about a book he was fond of named, “The 100 year old man.” In the book, the main character
is an elderly man who is not fond of his care home. Mr Muir likes this novel because he can relate to the character, and he also said "the situation of the man escaping appeals to my sense of humour."
Teachers’ strike Tuesday 1st October Two of the largest teaching unions, the NUT and the NASUWT, have called a one‐day strike, this Tuesday, 1st October. The strike has been called to protest over the government making changes to teachers’ pay, pensions and conditions of service. Having looked very closely at the impact of this strike on The Hewett School it is clear that we will not be able to operate on this day and will have to close to students. However,
we appreciate that this may cause particular hardship for some families and are able to provide a small number of places for students to be supervised at school on that day. If you feel that you are likely to be in this position, please contact the Headteachers’ PA, Mrs Millions, to discuss your circumstances. All other students should stay at home and do work on SamLearning or complete other homework set.
Calendar 30th Sept ‐ 4th Oct is Week 1 Word of the week: Harry Friday 27th September Coffee morning, 10:15 ‐ 11:15, West Hall Tuesday 1st October National Strike Day. School closed to students. Wednesday 2nd October Year 8 PACT Day Thursday 17th October Prospective Sixth Form Open evening, school closes at 1:20 Tuesday 22nd October Year 11 PTI Thursday 24th October Dance Show
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