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THE KING JOHN SCHOOL52 July 2013 THE KING JOHN NEWSLETTER窶年o

NEWSLETTER No: 52 - July 2013

Joe Harris In just two short years Joe Harris has gone from a starting level of regional competition to national recognition and is on the edge of Great Britain squad selection. Last season his achievements in qualifying from regional to national competition level in just his second year earned him recognition as Brentwood Sports Person of the Year 2012.

Southern Champion 2013 Joe has already continued his success into 2013 After successfully training for the last six months to increase his difficulty from 6.8 to 8.7 he competed at the first national gala competition and led all three routines finally beating his nearest competitor by a huge 4.5 marks. Already he has achieved his goal of qualifying for the National Championships and scored highly enough to qualify for the next grade which will give him access to the National Squad. A fantastic result from a lot of hard work in training.

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THE KING JOHN NEWSLETTER—No 52 July 2013

Fair Havens Fun Run The week of 17tJune, saw students from across Years 7, 8, & 9, taking to the school field for a sponsored Fun Run in aid of Fair Havens Hospice. Students had to complete three laps of the school field and collect as much sponsorship money as they possibly could. The students had a great time and really enjoyed the event, with some even wearing fancy dress! Prizes were awarded in assembly to those runners coming in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each Year group. A special prize was also awarded to the highest Fund-Raiser. Miss Gibson ran the Run Fun event, in memory of her late father who was cared for by Fair Havens Hospice in Westcliff -On-Sea. He unfortunately lost his battle with cancer in February 2013, and Miss Gibson has been overwhelmed by the support of the students and the amount of money they have raised. “Some students said to me that they enjoyed the Fun Run but were worried they had not raised enough money. I stressed to all students that it is the taking part that counts. Every single penny raised would go towards the support of terminally ill people coming to the end of their lives at Fair Havens”. Students raised well over £1,500 which is testament to the kind, generous students and family members that we have at The King John School. A big well done to everyone who took part, and also to the staff that supported the event. The money raised really will make a difference to people. Miss Gibson

HOLIDAY DATES 2013/14 TERMS (Inclusive dates)

Non Student Days

Autumn 2013 Tuesday 3rd September—Friday 20th December Spring 2014 Monday 6th January—Friday 4th April

Monday 2nd September 2013 Friday 13th September 2013 Monday 23rd September 2013 Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Monday 21st July 2014 Tuesday 22nd July 2014

GENERAL HOLIDAYS (Inclusive dates) Summer 2013 Monday 22nd July—Friday 30th August Autumn 2013 Monday 23rd December—Friday 3rd January 2014

HALF-TERM HOLIDAYS (Inclusive dates) Autumn 2013 Monday 28th October —Friday 1st November Winter 2013 Monday 23rd December—Friday 3rd January 2014

BANK HOLIDAYS Monday 26th August 2013

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Uniform Shop Opening Times

Incidents Outside School

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday For Parents: 9.30am - 11.00am For Students: 2.00pm - 2.20pm Term time only

Please be aware that any incidents which occur out of school hours, that you deem to be of a serious nature / or may jeopardise the safety of your child, should be reported to the police, who will make a report,. The school cannot be responsible for incidents which happen outside of school hours.

Reminder to all parents When your child is absent from school we appreciate you calling Student Services to report their absence, but would like to remind you we still require you to send in a letter of explanation for the absence with your child on their return. Without this in writing, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised and may result in the involvement of the Education Welfare Officer.

If you require the Police Liaison Officer you should contact Rayleigh Police Station on 01268 775533

MRS J COPELAND STUDENT SERVICES CO-ORDINATOR

Breakfast Menu

Lost Property LOST YOUR PE KIT, COAT, KING JOHN HOODIE, SHOES OR BAGS? Lost property for students to view will be on display at morning break by the main staircase on Thursday 18th July 2013 Please be aware that any property unclaimed will be donated to a local charity

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PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU NAME TAG ALL YOUR BELONGINGS IN FUTURE

Borrowing Money

all options £1 each

Student Services lend small amounts of money to students in emergencies only i.e. forgotten lunch and/or bus money to get home. A phone call will be made to parents to confirm this is allowed. We would like to remind parents that if your child has borrowed money from Student Services it should be repaid the next day as we only have a small float to lend to students.

Parents VLE login now available

NB. This facility will be withdrawn from a student who has money outstanding.

We now have a parent login to our VLE. This provides you with access to the students’ area, which will enable you to see work being uploaded and used by your son/daughter. It also gives you access to the parents’ area which contains useful information, school letters, extra curriculum booklets and Newsletters. Please feel free to have a look.

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THE KING JOHN NEWSLETTER—No 52 July 2013

Message Board From Dr Margaret Wilson, Headteacher Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to those parents that attended the consultation meeting on 27 June. Whether the Deanes School remains open or closes is a decision for the Local Authority; The King John School has no jurisdiction or influence over the final decision. It is very disappointing that as a result of our popularity The King John School has received such negative press. We know from the number of people that attended the consultation meeting that you are concerned about any impact this could have on your child’s education. It was very useful for us to have an opportunity to listen to the views of our own parents and the Governing Body will take these into account should any decisions have to be made in the future. The King John School was a foundation school, as Deanes School is, before becoming an academy and as such the Governing Body were, and remain, responsible for the school’s financial management as well as student progress. We too were disadvantaged when the Building Schools for the Future programme was withdrawn, but we could not wait for improvements to be made. Since then the Governing Body has worked hard at generating income and this, together with prudent housekeeping, means that work on the new £3.5m 6th Form extension, for which planning permission has been granted, will start this September. The build will also include remodelling of all the school car parks with a significant increase in parking spaces. This new build will be funded entirely from the school’s reserves; the build is not reliant or dependent on any funding from the Local Authority. Next I would like to thank parents for your responses to our recent survey. It certainly highlighted what we are doing well and what you would like us to improve. We will take your comments on board and will share our plans for improvement with you at a later date. The girls’ athletics team has just come 3rd in the country in the National Athletics Championship held at Gateshead. They beat a number of public schools including Brentwood. We are so proud of them. Well done!

The King John School Sixth Form Building Extension

Congratulations too to Jess Judd who has just completed her A levels. Jess came first in the 800m in the European Cup and the following week also came first in under 2 minutes to qualify for the World Championship. Despite this busy schedule Jess still found time to inspire our students as Guest of Honour at the Year 8 Presentation Evening.

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Message Board The fantastic support of our parents was greatly appreciated at the very first Year 11 Graduation Ceremony at Cliffs Pavilion. Over 1,400 were there to celebrate our students’ success. It was a wonderful afternoon and one we hope to repeat in the future. We also held two days of induction for Year 6 students as well as having 210 students join us for the 6 th Form Induction Day. The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme run by the school has gathered momentum since it was introduced and students who have completed the Silver Award have the opportunity to go on to their Gold Award in the 6th Form. We also had a wonderful Year 7 Awards Evening, attended by the Mayor, as well as an outstanding summer show. This year our students, with the support of form tutors and Heads of Year, have to date raised an amazing £11,815 for charities of their choice and we expect the final figure to be even higher. This term has been one of the busiest for the school and its staff. With all these wonderful events going on it makes you wonder where teachers find the time to teach! But teach they do, and we are looking forward to another outstanding set of results this summer. I would like to take this opportunity to say goodbye to Miss Raynor. Miss Raynor has worked at the school as a teacher for 38 years, having joined us as a newly qualified teacher. The contribution that she has made to the school and to the success of its students is immeasurable and she will be sorely missed. We wish her every success in her retirement. I would just mention that the school is now using the website as a major form of communication with parents and I would urge you to check this regularly. Finally, I would like to wish everyone a relaxing break. Goodbye and good luck to those staff that are leaving us. To the rest of you I look forward to seeing you all safely back here in September. Let’s hope the sun keeps shining!

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Year 7 Nick Skinner - played with Benfleet Youth in the National Finals - came third (got thrashed by Chelsea FC's U13 team!!) Charlie Scales - 3rd overall in the regional I have been in- gymnastics finals Reagan O'Dea - Player of the Year - Benfleet volved with Ministox Rac- Villa ing for one year Lucy Oliveri - Won both matches in an interclub competition which helped get Hockley now and am really enjoying Lawn Tennis through to the next round it. I race at Arena Essex – near Lakeside –and Ewan Waller - came 3rd in the singles and 1st with his band in the Leigh Music Festival have achieved Maisie Soundy and Sian Moore - Majestic some excellent Academy of Dance won the group trophy in a results. The regional dance competition drivers range Maiya Rahim Shah - won the club competifrom the ages of tion at Wickford Tennis Club 11-16 and comMegan Haste - came 4th in the 200m breast petition is very stroke at Runnymede Swimming Club tough! One day, I hope to emu7.09 hard at work in their English lesson! late the success of Lewis Hamilton! Olivia Goodwin - I really enjoy learning different writing techniques (such as those found Reece Ward—7.08 in AFOREST), learning different ways in which to start my sentences and learning to use I have been going to Karate Clubs for nearly different varieties of punctuation! two years, and have been successful in every

Michael Dobney— 7.08

competition! I have won many awards and usually come home with Gold! Furthermore, I am currently the UK Champion for my age group (12-14). Karate teaches me self-control, self– defence and good manners. I find Karate competitions extremely exciting; when I am fighting someone, my heart is thumping over 100 beats per second! It is an amazing feeling!

Toby Glover - In English this year, I have enjoyed learning different ways to improve my English skills. The activity I have enjoyed the most is the Healthy Eating Marketing Campaign because it has been extremely fun and has allowed me to be reflective and open minded about my work!

7-07 Achievements Arizona Snow - will be playing Dorothy in Zoonation's hip hop version of A Wizard of Oz (Groove on Down the Road) at the South Bank Centre in August 6


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Year 7 Cont.

Year 9

Information Quest - 7-07 swapping facts with each other

Kiera Tippett 9-06 has just competed in the Regional Schools Pentathlon Championships in Lincolnshire on behalf of Essex Schools. It was an extremely windy, cold, long day and the other Counties’ competitors were really strong, but Kiera had some good PBs - even though in the 5 events she took part in, she only trains in 1. She was in 7th place before the last event, the 800m run, which is her best event. She knew she had to have a good time, but with the wind so strong she thought it was impossible. However she gave it her all - and won the race by quite some distance and only just outside her best time. She was gobsmacked though when they read out the results..... she came 3rd overall and qualified for the National Schools’ Championships in Birmingham in September!

Marketing Campaign –7-07 working on their marketing projects in English - good examples of group work!

She was the only one from the Junior Girls team who qualified for the Nationals. She is going to spend the next few months getting some proper training in the other events; shot put, high jump, long jump and hurdles. Lets hope it helps her in the events and we will keep our fingers crossed she does well for Essex Schools.

ADVERTISING IN OUR PARENTS’ NEWSLETTER Should you wish to advertise in our next Parents’ Newsletter, please contact the Reprographics department to discuss your requirements. Gina Ebner E-mail: ginae@thekjs.com Tel: 01702 426723 Kiera holding her certificate and ‘Nationals’ invitation.

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Languages MFL Happy Summer from the MFL department! May your holidays be full of French and Spanish learnt in your lessons and fun and different experiences. We would like to say farewell and good luck to Mrs Carter who has gone on maternity leave this term and Miss San Miguel who is moving on after training to be a Spanish teacher at the KJS. We would also like to welcome Miss Copping who will be teaching French from September.

What I’ve learnt in Latin During my time studying Latin, I feel I have gained more cultural and general knowledge about Roman history. All of the historic topics we have covered are always interesting, there never seemed to be a dull moment in the reign of the Roman Empire ! In one of the lessons I produced a PowerPoint presentation and researched the life of slaves which gave me a true insight as to how tough life was for people living under the rule of Emperors such as Nero, Caligula etc. I found many shocking facts about how masters treated their slaves, some rich men had as many as 500 slaves to themselves. Due to my previous language studies at GCSE, and currently at A level, it has definitely helped me with grasping Latin grammar, especially verbs. Plus, the origin of many sophisticated English words have come from Latin so it has helped broaden my vocabulary, which is particularly helpful as I am studying English Language at A Level. It’s always very intriguing to see that a lot of our own English words are derived from Latin. Many schools do not teach Latin to their students so having the chance to learn it at King John is exclusive and has been a great opportunity and will be a qualification that I can keep with me for life, it will be particularly useful for applying for Universities. I have thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this subject, despite it being a ‘dead’ language, it definitely has made a major impact on our language today.

Student successes! Congratulations to the following students for being nominated by their peers or teachers as the student of the month in their class and year. Year

French

Spanish

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Benjamin Turner Isabel Coleman

Mia Knight Ellen Garrett

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Joseph Turner William Hale

Eva-Simone Smith Tommy Murphy

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Rebecca Griffin Sean Russell

Matilda Neil Aimee Mcdonald

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Georgia Lyons Samuel Fogg

Sian Jenkins Jessica Regan

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Ben Rossiter Charlie Mckew

Adam Harbison Laurence Burrows

12/13

Elizabeth Wisbey

Italian

Gemma Ford

Olivia George Polly Watson Latin: Patrick Stevenson

Talking Italian this year has proven to be very useful with my studies as a language student. Having studied Spanish and French previously for GCSE and looking at studying Spanish at University, another language has helped me develop my skills further. Italian has been easier for me this year but also beneficial , helping my fellow classmates is something that helps my learning and others. I’ve shared my skills yet further by supporting the lower school Italian Club for gifted linguists.

Eva Taylor. Year 12.

Daniel Lee. Year 12.

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Languages The trip to Saint Omer was really good. We visited lots of fun places, like the Aquarium in Boulogne and La Coupole, the underground bunker, where we learnt what life was like in France under German occupation. We were also shown the launching of the V2 rockets. We also visited the Agincourt museum, where we learnt about the 100 year war and were able to try on the armour worn at that time. Luckily the weather was fine and on Saturday we went to a traditional French market in Saint Omer and were able to spend some time going around looking at all the delicious food. We also had to complete certain tasks, such as buying a stamp, drink and a cake, speaking in French. We stayed at the Chateau d’Ebblingham, a converted manor house on the outskirts of Saint Omer. It was surrounded by fields and we played a football match against one of the other schools. Thankfully with the help of Mr Barry and Mr Salkeld, we won both evenings. On the last night, we had a French evening where we made crêpes and were also able to try snails. They were very garlicky. We really enjoyed the trip and hope that it will run next year. Holly Warner, Hayley Cousins and Jessica Souto. Year7 Go to the parents section of the VLE, French trips, St Omer for more photos and accounts.

Congratulations to the 2 teams of year 10 students who competed at the Interschool French Quiz at the Billericay School this term and came home with the winners trophy and first and second place! Congratulations to Sam Campbell, Harvey Coplestone, Sam Fogg, Tomisin Folorunso, Emily George, Harry Goodwin, Nathan Sellamuthu, Bradley Hodder, Rachel Howard, Alex Nightingale, Scott Ralph. Victoria Read, Codey Shirley, Nancy Vasey-Reid, Saffron Webb and Holly Wilkie. They excelled in tests of speed, accuracy, grammar and team work and impressed the host school with their French knowledge. The shield is engraved and year 9 French students have some work to do next year in order to retain the trophy!

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International day Ethiopia

On 27th June 2013 we had our first Enrichment Day at the King John School. In Year 7, each tutor group is given a different country to research and do a presentation about. Our tuChina tor group 7-07 had Spain and in the lead up to the day, we spent tutor time researching the country.

On the day, we split up into groups. One group completed the model of Spain, with the help of Ms Bass. Another group practised the paso doblo dance, and others worked on an advertisement for Spain which was filmed. The rest of 7-07 were helped by Mrs Harvey and Miss Morgan, they created an amazing display about Spain, which showed all that we had learnt about the country and its culture. We bought in typically Spanish food, for example, chorizo, manchego cheese, and souvenirs from Spain such as castanets and flamenco dresses. Miss San Miguel helped us with ideas about her country, and Ireland Faye Shillibeer, who has studied Spanish, came in to help us practice our Spanish. After lunch, our displays were set up in the Central Gym and the judges included the mayor and the Chair of Governors. Our tutor group won best display, but Egypt won overall. Here are some photos of the countries that were chosen for by tutor groups. Gemma Purser – 7-07

Spain

Kenya

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The Creative & Performing Arts Faculty G&T Dance and Performing Arts students re- The King John Academy of Arts are offering cently had the chance to take part in a Street a new term of classes starting in September! Dance workshop run by professional dancer We have the following available: and Pineapple Dance Studio’s instructor Xavi. Painting Techniques They learnt new moves such as ‘The Crab’ Drawing Techniques and ‘The Michael Jackson’ and finished with LAMDA Drama a choreographed piece which was performed Digital Photography in the Summer Show! Street Dance If you are interested in taking part in any of these 10 week courses please contact us on 01702 426745 or email caseyt@thekjs.com. Classes to start end of September 2013.

Please look out for our Summer Show ‘Stars & Stripes’ write up in the October issue!

Music BTEC and Tech Club students were given the opportunity to get involved in the Year 11 Graduation Ceremony on Friday 28th July at The Cliffs Pavilion. They got to help out with the set up and the tech students had a chance to play with the professional sound desk. The Year 11 Music BTEC students started the day’s events performing several pieces for family and friends and the Year 13 Music BTEC Class finished off the ceremony! Everyone was slightly overwhelmed at the size of the venue but put on a great show, well done to everybody involved!

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Top Of The Class 2013

English

Recognising the efforts and achievements of our pupils is an on-going process within the English department, but there are some who really have stood out all year as being dedicated students and have pushed themselves to further develop and achieve. Individual pupils from each year group will be identified as the ‘winners’ during the annual ‘Prize Giving’ ceremony, however, we would like to formally congratulate the following pupils who made the short-list after being nominated by their teachers. Year 7 Attainment Award Nominees Kerry Attfield William Dove Louis Huygens Ellie Marsh William Osborne

Year 7 Effort Award Nominees Thomas Cadman Macy Evans Emily Pearson Tommy Scates Lewis Taylor Olivia Woodruff Year 8 Effort Award Nominees Thomas Hogarth Tommy Murphy Emily Osborne Lavinia Tidy-Jones Year 9 and 10 Effort Award Nominees Josh Baker Mitchell Barclay- Cooper Scott Bramall Rianna Byom Maisie Legg Flynn Smiles Milly Staunton

Year 8 Attainment Award Nominees Abigail Abiona Elliott Barton Zoe Gutteridge Ellie Lamb Year 9 and 10 Attainment Award Nominees Madeleine Bacon India Covey Sam Janes Niamh Jones Emily George Sean Russell Young Critics Competition 2013 Every year The Guardian newspaper celebrates the best of the year’s children’s fiction with a competition that anyone under the age of 17 can enter. Entry simply requires a review of one of the eight novels on their shortlist. For more information, or to enter your child in the competition, use the following web address: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/ competition/2013/may/25/enter-young-criticscompetition-2013 The closing date is September 16th 2013. Good luck! Summer Reading Challenge This is a free Summer Reading Challenge taking place in all libraries from 20th July to 2nd September.

Mystery Street

This challenge is aimed at young people aged 10

and over. They will be asked to solve the mystery of a street scene where strange things are happening – a loose drain cover, a car speeding away, a ladder leaning against a wall – by reading 2 books, writing or drawing the story of the street on a storyboard and answering some detective related questions. They will earn rewards, including free DVD loans and a brightly coloured notepad and pen.

Creepy House

If young people prefer they can pick up a Creepy House folder and choose some exciting stories. To unlock the secrets of the house, children need to read six books. There are stickers to collect along the way and some of them are extremely sticky! Children who read six books will receive a medal. Everyone will receive a certificate.

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Charities report 2012—2013 Nonuniform

Santa Teachers v Sixth form

Year 7 Read-a-thon

Thoughtful

Cake

Thursdays

sales

football

Run

What a year we have had for fund raising at The King John School!

Mr Morley’s

Fun

beard

runs

In September each year group nominated their Charity of the Year. This year we have supported The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Havens Hospices, Bliss, Link Ethiopia, Driving with Grace, UNICEF and Read International. Quiz Nights

We invited each charity into each year’s assembly, to talk about their organisation. This enabled students to understand where any money raised, would be used.

Pyjama walks

Throughout the year students have put on a huge variety of events, with never-ending enthusiasm. Dance off

Sponsored Silences

This time 2 years ago I was announcing a grand total of £4,000 – well for 2012 to 2013 I am utterly delighted to announce, that the total amount raised for the various charities, supported by King John this year is in excess of £13,000.

Beat the Teacher Badminton

Thank you to all parents, staff and pupils who have supported any charity event throughout the year, most especially thanks to all those students and staff who have organised any event this year. You are all amazing! Mr Warner’s

Mrs Arrowsmith. Charities Coordinator

marathon

Thank you all!

English—The New School Year

Due to the success this year, the school’s Readathon Challenge will again take place during the next term for key stage 3 students. Year 7 students raised nearly £3000 for charity and next year we’re hoping to do even better! The English Department will also be once again running its annual visit to The Globe Theatre, as well as many other exciting ventures – watch this space!

English—VLE Resources Want to help your child achieve their potential? Or avoid the inevitable “I’m bored” moans and groans? Under the English icon on the school VLE site you will find a section titled ‘Summer Resources’. In here you will find reading lists appropriate for all ages, as well as resources to support the development of both their writing and analytical skills.

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Physical Education GIFTED AND TALENTED PE – SKY SPORTS LIVING FOR SPORT PROJECT We were lucky enough to be selected to take part in the Sky Sports Living for Sport project. We had a visit from JJ Jegede who is an international athlete competing for Great Britain in long jump at the European Championships. JJ gave a talk to the students giving them advice on how to reach their potential in their sport and balance the stresses of school work and training! He then led a practical session where students took part in drills and stretching exercises. It was a very informative day which the students really enjoyed!

Emily Warren – 800m Sophie Jones – Javelin Helena Taylor – Hurdles Girl’s relay team Parama Obi – High Jump Year 10 Ellie Turner Powell – 300m Hurdles Ellen Taylor – Javelin Antonia Tidy Jones – 200m Caitlin Potts – Hurdles Girl’s relay Year10/11 Ross Johnson—800m Gold Christian Gray—3000m Gold

Essex Athletes Congratulations to both Maddy Bourne and Kiera Tippett (both year 9) who have been se- In the team events Year 7 girls were 2nd by half lected to represent Essex at 100m and Pentath- a point. Year 9/10 & 11 girls won and the year lon in the National Championships. Good luck 8 boys all won their individual age group titles. girls! Well done to all of the athletes that took part District Athletics and helped out on the day. They were all a More records broken! We have had another real credit to the school and the performances successful year at the District Championshow that the hard work pays off! ships. As always there were some magnificent performances on the track particularly this year Jess Judd in the sprints with both Bert Wilton and Maddy Bourne breaking district records! Many of Jess Judd, has always been a successful junior our athletes became district champions and athlete and this year has made the transition many were in the top 3 podium finishing posi- onto the senior athletics team with a bang! In tionsher first senior international she was called up to run in the European Cup. On paper she was Year 7 expected to finish 5th and she surprised everyAndrew Adegbite—300m Gold one by winning the 800m, one of the few GB Nicole Cooksley – Hurdles athletes to do so. Her next big race was the DiMorgan Taylor – 100m amond League meeting in Birmingham. The Frankie Stone – Hurdles and High Jump top athletes in the world get invited to this series of races so Jess was thrilled to be invited. Year 8 She then again had a fantastic race not only Lukas Volk—Pole Vault Gold winning but also going under 2 mins for the Joe Belcher—Hammer Gold first time. This is a phenomenal time for someBradley Hart—300m Gold one who is just 18 and only 3 weeks ago finBoy’s Relay-Gold ished her A levels!. Jess's next challenge is the Poppy Douglas – Long Jump UK trials in 2 weeks time where she will atBert Wilton – 100m tempt to book her place on the GB team to compete in the Year 9 World Championships in Sam Hall Gold Moscow. Maddy Bourne – 100m

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Physical Education NATIONAL ATHLETICS FINAL – INTER GIRL’S TEAM FINISH 3RD The Inter girl’s team travelled to Gateshead International stadium to compete in the National final. This was a fantastic venue with the European Cup being held there the previous weekend. The field events were first and there were many great performances but the field performance of the day went to Frankie Roast who jumped a massive personal best in the long jump of 4.75m. After the field events the team were in 4th place. On the track the girls were brilliant with so many strong performances. The track performance of the day went to Maddy Bourne who ran 12.6 in the 100m, the fastest time of the day. The girls finished in 3rd place and were the top placed comprehensive school which is a massive achievement. The team were an absolute pleasure to take away and I enjoyed every minute of the weekend. The girls were a credit to the school in their performances on the track and their manners at the hotel and track. Thank you to all of the parents that made the long journey to support us and to Dr Wilson for funding us. We were also lucky to get some sponsorship from Aspect Maintenance and we are grateful to Gary Allason for this. A special thank you from me to the girls for all their hard work at training, to the PE staff for all of their support (especially the ladies and Mr Lister who came away) Mrs Radmore for all of the administration work and Mr Rider for his continued support. Mrs Cann

ADVERTISING SPACE IN THE PARENTS’ NEWSLETTER OR THE PRIZE GIVING PROGRAMME Should you wish to advertise in our next Parents’ Newsletter OR Prize Giving Programme, please contact the Reprographics department to discuss your requirements. Gina Ebner E-mail: ginae@thekjs.com Tel: 01702 426723

Examinations Office The King John School Examination Office now publishes all important examination information on the school website. Look in the Main Entrance section and you will see the new examinations tab on the right-hand side. We will be regularly updating the site with deadlines, times, venues, booklets and guidelines etc. Please keep checking the site for the latest information about the current and forthcoming examination sessions. Please contact the Exams Officer, Ms. S Newton, with any enquiries.

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Level 3 Electrical Treatments Body Electrical Treatments: Galvanic Electro muscle stimulator Micro-Current Lymphatic Drainage

Facial Electrical Treatments Direct High Frequency Galvanic Micro-Current Lymphatic Drainage All facials are good for deep cleansing of the skin, they also help to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles giving skin youth and radiance. Visible results can be seen after a course of treatments. Cost per treatment £10

Visible results can be seen after a course of treatments. Cost of treatment £8.

ADVERTISING SPACE IS AVAILABLE IN THE PARENTS’ NEWSLETTER AND THE PRIZE GIVING PROGRAMMES

Looking to hire the KJS Facilities Well look no further

Should you wish to advertise in our next Parents’ Newsletter OR Prize Giving Programme, please contact the Reprographics department to discuss your requirements. Gina Ebner E-mail: ginae@thekjs.com

If interested please contact Laurence Thorn on 01702 426703 Or E-mail : laurencet@thekjs.com The School can offer: Astroturf Sports Hall Gymnasium Classrooms Theatre Dance Studio

Tel: 01702 426723

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