On Monday 9th July, the most talented linguists in Year 10 from Notley High School, Tabor Science College and Alec Hunter Humanities College took part in the 2012 Language Master Class at the Braintree Sixth Form.
The day started with a light hearted ice-breaker introducing Chinese culture and the Mandarin language. Students were able to compare linguistics patterns and experience the challenge of a very different type of new language.
The rest of the day students were involved in a creative project in either French or Spanish. Sessions were delivered by teachers from the partnership schools as well as staff teaching on the A-level and International Baccalaureate programmes.
Students feedback was largely positive – they really enjoyed the day and their presentations were outstanding. Their stories revolved around aliens invading France or Spain and were very creative as well as funny.
Well done everyone!
Thank you to everyone who took part in the most recent charity day on Friday 06 July 2012. As well as a non uniform day where students donated £1 to wear non uniform, events took place in the libray at break and lunch time.
Throughout the course of the day £1,145.28 was donated and will be sent to Little Havens Children's Hospice which is located in Thundersley. Of this amount £253.98 was raised in the library where members of student voice had organised stalls to raise some extra money.
More infomation and photos to follow in the next school newsletter.
We have now finished editing and processing the final photographs from this year's Prom. They are available to view and order from our dedicated Prom website prom.notleyhigh.com
Feel free to browse and note down the shot name/number for the order form. Please make sure you write down the full shot name and number - if you just give us the number we won't know which of the galleries to choose from.
Important: Note that you have to order your shots (including the free one you paid for as part of the prom ticket) by July 23rd if you want your photos by Results Day.
In addition, for those of you who can't wait for the master discs in August we will be uploading the shots again (after we finish the Yearbook!) in the maximum size for Facebook without frame numbers. You will find the unnamed shots in a master gallery called "Unnamed for Social Media". Watch this space!
On Tuesday 26th June members from the Year 7 & 8 drama club performed an abridged version of Romeo and Juliet. The cast was made up of seven Year 7 students and two Year 8 students, with most of the cast playing more than one role. Evie Stoneman from 7B was captivating in her portrayal of the love struck Juliet, demonstrating incredible talent with such maturity. Henry Fitch-Bartlett from 8T revelled in the opportunity of playing the love sick Romeo, showing complete dedication to the production and a natural flair in performance. Mrs Hayward and I were extremely proud of all cast members and would like to say a special thank you to Verity Fisher from 9B, who co-directed the performance, as well as thanks to our technical team- Josh Nicoll and Josh Woolgrove. Congratulations to Evie Stoneman, Henry Fitch-Bartlett, Carlann Meechan, Kaitlyn Short, Nathan Caton, Jacob Hughes, Megan Amos, Abby-Gaile West and Louisa Coppin!
Some photos from the production are available at http://www.notleyhigh.com/photo-galleries/events/romeo-and-juliette-year-7
Update: Monday 9th July - Individual Studio Shots and Group Shots now online! - see http://prom.notleyhigh.com
Last night’s Prom was a fabulous event. As usual a huge crowd gathered from as early as 5pm to watch the arrivals, and they were not disappointed. All of the students looked fantastic and we had a range of arrivals from shopping trollies to limousines to a marching band. As well as a lovely dinner, the students received awards, gifts were given to tutors and everyone had a dance.
The evening was a great success and it was lovely to see the year 11s dressed to impress enjoying themselves with staff that have supported them throughout their years at Notley.
We now look forward to the students receiving their GCSE results in August.
Many thanks to Mr Rowe and his team for organising the photographs and video footage, to Mrs Thurman and her team for the catering, and to Meridian Roadshows who organised everything else!
Mr Williams and Miss Bonny
PS Note from Mr Rowe - I know you all want to see the photos but it's going to take a few days to get them all sorted (the initial batch was 3000+ shots!). I'll do the studio ones first and get them online for you asap. Keep an eye on the prom site http://prom.notleyhigh.com
This Friday we will be holding a non uniform day to raise funds for Little Havens Children's Hospice which is based in Thundersley, Essex.
Little Havens Children's Hospice provides care and respite breaks for children with life limiting illnesses and their families. It is the only provider for such care in Essex.
All students and staff will be asked to make a £1 donation on Friday which will be collected by tutors during registration. There will also be events happening in and around the library at break and lunch time on Friday so make sure you bring some spare change!
For more information on Little Havens Children's Hospice please visit their website http://www.havenshospices.org.uk/little_havens_care
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