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Hewett Highlights Friday 12th December 2013

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START 2013 Christmas Fair ‘Amazing’, ‘talented’, ‘professional’ - just some of the many positive comments made by members of the public at the START 2013 Student and Community Christmas Fair. The Hewett School event was held on Tuesday 10th December at The Forum in Norwich, with over 70 of our students taking part selling a wide range of handmade and home-cooked items.

customers throughout the day, with many returning having had fond memories of attending START in previous years. “The main thing that stood out this year was the standard and quality of the products – easily shop quality,” said Mrs Burdett, External Education Officer. “The presentation and displays were also very professional.” The stall holders were joined by the school choir during the morning which really added to the festive feeling.


On Friday 20th December, The Hewett School will be having a non-uniform day. School will end at the usual time of 3:05pm but students who contribute £1 will be allowed to wear casual clothes , with Christmas jumpers being strongly encouraged! The money raised will go

towards hiring costumes for the school’s production of Hairspray in March 2014.

Cashless Catering

The students’ stalls drew crowds of festive shoppers throughout the day.

Only the previous week, 25 of these students had spent all day cooking and packaging baked goodies to sell. Their hard work paid off though, as all the students who participated made healthy profits and some proved so popular they had sold out by lunch time. Thanks to the festive season, there was a steady flow of

Non-uniform Day

Year 8 student, Isis Stevens, selling her handmade origami and knitted items.

Mrs Burdett wanted to say thank you to all the students who participated and for all the wonderful items they sold.



This is a reminder that in the Spring Term the restaurant will no longer be accepting cash. If your child still pays for lunch, please contact the Student Data team who will be able to help them register on the cashless system.

The Hewett School Spirit of Christmas Celebration On Tuesday 17th December, The Hewett School will be hosting an evening of music and carolling at St Marks Church in Lakenham. Mulled wine, soft drinks and mince pies will be served in the church from 7:00pm, with performances and carols beginning at 7:30pm. Hewett School students will be performing carols, readings and music at the concert, and even the school’s Ukelele Club will be making an appearance. Parking will be available at the Hewett School as St Marks

Calendar 16th-20th December is Week 1 Word of the week: Fathom Tuesday 17th December Spirit of Christmas from 7:00pm Friday 20th December Last day of school Year 7-11 end at 3:05pm Sixth form end at 1:20pm

Church is only a short walk down Hall Road. Please be aware that much of the parking near St Marks is permit only. Entrance is free for all ages, with a collection being taken during the evening.

Monday 6th January Staff Training day Tuesday 7th January Back to school Tuesday 14th January

Year 9 Pathways At the beginning of the new year Year 9 students will begin the Pathways process, which allows them to choose their options for Year 10 and beyond. They will each be given a booklet outlining the variety of opportunities available to them and will be able to pick subjects and courses that best compliment their interests and abilities. To help them make these important decisions, The Hewett

School will be holding a Pathways Open Evening on Tuesday 14th January from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. During this event, parents and students will be able to meet with teachers about the options and courses that will suit them best. It’s always exciting when our students get the opportunity to have their say in their education, and we look forward to helping them in this important process.

Christmas Reading

Furniture Appeal

The library are continuing their annual tradition by allowing students to take books home with them over Christmas. Students are entitled to up to six books, so pay a visit to the library to ensure you read something good this holiday!

Students in the Hewett School Sixth Form are looking for sofas and soft furnishings for their Sixth Form common room. If you have any such furniture, please get in contact with Luke Oxford. (All furniture must retain its fireproof label.)

Keeping in touch Website: Twitter: @HewettSchoolUK Facebook:

Email: Phone: (01603) 628181 If your child is ill and has to miss a day of school, it is really important that you let us know on the day by phoning our attendance hotline number:

(01603) 463110

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