First Half Term 2020-21: Rundown

This article was put together by the Student Leadership team (Each prefect responsible for their allocated year group.)

I hope you have all had an enjoyable term so far. I Know it has been quite the adjustment coming back from Distance learning, but I firmly believe that we are going to make this school year extremely successful and fun! I wish you all a lovely half term to come and if you ever need anything, please feel free to send a message or talk to anyone from the Student Leadership team.” (Lina Kürten)

Year 7’s have had a terrific start to the year, with new lessons and group activities to familiarise themselves into Senior School.

They have welcomed in new students, with buddies at the table tennis event, took part in-class quizzes and fun games on Kahoot. Most of the pupils are adjusting well and are looking forward to the next term. They have also collectively earned lots of merits and are planning to launch a Homework Club very soon.

Student Council:

Alexander Taylor

Nora Einarsdotter

Pupils of the Week:

  • 24th September: Helena Quintao

  • 1st October: Rose Townsend

  • 8th October: William Bryant

This half term, the year 8 students have already accomplished many things.

Maxime Baillieux received an award for a positive attitude and approach to learning in science.

Mohammad Bin Shafya (Khalifa) and Ayaan Chaudhry received an award for best progress in Islamic Education.

Shaan Bhangi received a subject award for Design Technology.

Ella Barker received an award for "such an individual, authentic and highly original work" on her researched individual of the Industrial Revolution in History.

Yalcin Imerynz and Maxime Baillieux received an award for "such excellent ideas and presentation of their rap- song" on the reasons Great Britain had the first Industrial Revolution, also in History.

Shaan Bhangi received an award for his "effort, enthusiasm, and participation" in French lessons.

Jack Guzman received an award for his "effort, enthusiasm, and participation" in Spanish lessons.

The year eights also earned their access to go outside during their break and lunchtimes.

Student Council:

Ana Sofia Giraldo Rua

Alexander Ring

Pupils of the Week:

  • 24th September: Gabbie Woolnough

  • 1st October: Alex Ring

  • 8th October: Harriet Hall

They have all enjoyed seeing their friends again.

They also have had more work- and tests than compared to before.

Unfortunately, Maia Avari is leaving this week

Claudio Paes De Almeida Neto (Spanish) and Isabella Lambou (French) were recognised as Linguists of the Month.

“This term so far has been a changing experience, because we learnt a lot of new topics, started new projects, and made new friends. It's been hard to adjust to the CoVid guidelines, but it's also been really interesting because you are placed with some people you don't know and wouldn't necessarily talk to, but it has given us the chance to make new friends and get to know more people.”

Student Council:

Head: Zanelle Awinyo

Deputy: Jasmine Bayat Makou

Pupils of the week :

  • 24 September: Nusheen Abdulgafuru Haji

  • 1st October: Claudio Paes De Almeida Neto

  • 8th October: Tsaone Ntlhokwa

Some students are finding the transition to GCSE’s challenging, however, the majority of pupils are integrating well.