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15th November 2013

Tyler Arrowsmith (7VJH)

Usmaan Shazada (8BOS)

Nominated by Mrs Alam (History)

Nominated by Mr Denham (English) and Miss Anslow (History) “Usmaan is working extremely hard so far this year. He is applying himself well to his studies and this is evident as he has nearly cracked the PEE (point, evidence and explain) code. Well done!” “Usmaan is a very conscientious student. He always puts 100% effort into his work”

“Tyler has had a fantastic start to History. He has been working very hard in lessons and always participates in class. He is very helpful and well mannered. Super effort!”

Chloe McNaney-Mills (9ALM)

Saarah Rafiq (10BRO)

Nominated by Miss Haycock (PE)

Nominated by Mr Nation (Maths)

“Chloe always works hard and shows enthusiasm to improve her skills, which develop her level of attainment. She is a good leader a n d s h e h e l p s s u p p o rt everyone’s learning. Keep up this effort Chloe!”

“Saarah has been working very hard. She is keen to understand everything that she is taught. Great work Saarah. Keep it up!”

Hamish Billingsley (11YOR) Nominated by Miss Yorke (English) “I have been extremely impressed with Hamish’s commitment to his studies recently. He has attended extra revision classes and appears to be really focussed on getting an upper level in GCSE English. Fantastic effort Hamish!” Pictured Top: Tyler Arrowsmith, Hamish Billingsley Bottom: Saarah Rafiq, Usmaan Shazada Not pictured: Chloe McNaney-Mills

Congratulations to our Students of the Month for October 2013. They were presented with a special badge and certificate by Mr Lloyd, Principal. Their commitment to their work at Holly Hall is outstanding. Our students are keen to be successful and set themselves consistently high challenges.

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Last term, Year 9 students worked with Dudley Council’s Air Pollution and Monitoring Department to design road signs alerting motorists to the dangers of emissions from parked cars left with their engines running.

Mr Moseley, PE Teacher: Last week the Year 7 boys football team competed in a 5-a-side tournament at Ellowes Hall School. A big congratulations to the team who were an absolute credit to the Academy. Despite the boys having never won a game before going into the tournament, they worked extremely hard and won three games and lost one. Unfortunately, they did not make the final although they did come second in their group. I must comment on how dedicated the team has been in attending all training sessions every Thursday. All this effort is now paying off. Well done!! Pictured: Back row left to right - Kyle Price (7VJH), Malachi Allison (7MSL), Keaton Arthurs (7MSL), Marlon Gayle (7SIM), Mr Moseley

The signs designed by Kiya Fellows (10THO), Amy Hughes (10HAL) and Liam Howell (10TAY) have been erected outside the Academy. It’s over to you now motorists - turn your engine off if you are waiting outside the Academy and do your best to ‘Save our Planet’.

Front row left to right - Liam Pugh (7MIL), Charlie Causer (7VJH) and Akeeb Younis (7MSL)

Health care professionals from Dudley Primary Care Trust were in the Academy this week to administer the second of three HPV injections to Year 8 girls. The HPV vaccine is known to reduce the occurrence of cervical cancer so it is crucial that girls receive all three doses. The third and final injection will be given on 29th April 2014.

Mrs Clifton, Learning Support Assistant and Mrs Mosses, Learning Resource Centre Manager: Thank you for all donations sent in so far. We have only one week left to fill as many shoe boxes as possible for the Samaritans Purse appeal. Please send in your donations by Monday 25 th November 2013. We are particularly in need of hats, scarves, gloves and toys. Page 2

Miss Woodall, Student Receptionist: Students Sharne Miller (8COX) and Bethany Walker (8BOS) helped to raise £38.50 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. They offered staff and students the opportunity to buy a sticker for 50p and write a message on it to be displayed on a poster in the Academy. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Mr Taylor, Cover Supervisor: This week students and staff at Holly Hall have been remembering the sacrifices made by those who have and continue to fight in wars around the world. We held a two minutes silence on Monday, and students throughout the Academy have been attending assemblies. Mr Taylor has been teaching the students about the lives of recently deceased friends of Holly Hall - his Grandfather, Cyril Moncaster who survived the Second World War after fighting in almost every major campaign and George Andrews. On Thursday Holly Hall’s Chair of Governors, Mr Michael Price and Vice Chair Mrs Sue Sharp attended our Remembrance Assembly. Pictured below: Mr Taylor with Mr Price, Mrs Sharp and some of the students who sold poppies

A group of Holly Hall students attended Sutton S c ho ol’ s Re me mb r a nc e Assembly this week. They are pictured above with a display created for the event. Student Army Cadet Cpl Ashleigh Rowe of the Scotts Green Detachment (Royal M o nm o ut h s h i r e R o y a l Engineers) B Company (pictured right) attended the Remembrance Parade in London. She assisted by selling programmes outside the Albert Hall and even encountered Prime Minister David Cameron!

Have a go at Mr Nation’s puzzle. Can you move just two matches to make this sum correct? There are three different ways of doing this. You will need to find at least one.

Get your entries to Mr Nation by lunchtime on Tuesday 19 th November 2013. All correct entries received will be entered into a draw to win a £10 W H Smith gift voucher.

Mrs Milovsorov, Food Technology Teacher: Renee Crowther (10WRD) (pictured left) took part in the final o f t he lo ca l ‘ F ut ure Ch e f ’ competition at The Venue against three other competitors. Renee produced chicken, asparagus and tomato tagliatelle for her main course, followed by a strawberry and chocolate cake for dessert. The judges were impressed with all of the dishes presented to them. Whilst Renee was not selected as the winner, she had a great experience being able to cook in a professional catering kitchen and used equipment that she would not get the chance of using at the Academy. The GCSE catering group will be entering the competition again next year. Page 3

Every half term in Scotty G’s, students are given the opportunity to vote for dishes they like and tell us of dishes they don't like. Well done to Kira Vaughan (8DEN) who suggested a Country Cobbler and Jack Dalton (11YOR) who suggested Beef Stroganoff. Both dishes were included on the menu last week. Kira and Jack received a prize of a cinema voucher. Thank you to everyone who made a suggestion, there will be more winners at the end of this term.

27th November 29th November 17th & 18th Dec 20th December

GCSE Certificate Presentation Evening 7.00pm

Did you know ..... Polar bears

Staff training day. Academy closed to students Drama Production - Cinderella Academy closes for the Christmas break 12.40pm

can run at 24 miles an hour and jump over 6 feet in the air! Page 4

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