Safer Internet Day 2013 will be the tenth edition of the event, and will take place on Tuesday 5 February 2013. The theme for the day is 'Online rights and responsibilities', when we will encourage users to 'Connect with respect'.
During period 1 all tutor groups from Years 7-13 will be with their tutors and will be completing tasks and discussing themes that link in with the title of the day.
Year 9 KS4 Courses Evening takes place on Thursday 31 January, 6pm - 8.30pm in the main school building. Parents/carers/students are requested to sign in on arrival, when parents/carers will be issued with their booklets. As the year group is quite large, parents/carers/students in tutor groups NOTLE are requested to go to the school gym at 6.15pm. Parents/carers/students in YHSB are requested go to the school gym at 7pm. This will give parents/carers/students the opportunity to hear detailed information about the options process.
On Thursday 24th January, 83 Year 8 students made their way to London to watch a performance of ‘The Lion King'. I am not sure who was more excited, the students or myself! The special effects and the actor performances were fantastic and resulted in an enjoyable experience for all, especially when the characters moved down the aisles of the theatre. Although this was Mr Cunningham's fourth viewing of the show, he still enjoyed himself. As always, all students’ behaviour was excellent and they were a credit to the school and the year group.
Here’s to the next sixty years...
In a short ceremony on Thursday 24 January, representatives from the staff, students and Governors of the school gathered to celebrate the planting of a beautiful Horse Chestnut tree in commemoration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Mrs Angela Comfort, OBE, one of the founding Governors of the school, presided over the ceremony and said a few words to mark the event. The Jubilee Tree Poem, the winning entry in a specially commissioned competition, was read out by its author, Jodie Douse a student from Year 8 and a plaque with the poem inscribed on it was installed next to the tree. The tree will certainly see many changes over the next sixty years as it stands proudly outside the school buildings.
The Jubilee Tree Poem:
The stunning, beautiful, Jubilee Tree,
Sixty years on the throne, time to party,
Everyone’s preparing for this celebration,
We’ve come together as one whole nation.
In the future what will we see?
Hovercrafts, more spaceships or a floating TV?
A man on the moon has already been done,
I cannot wait to see what will come.
The Great Queen’s years have quickly passed,
I hope her reign will forever last,
Because she is the one that solves our strife,
A tree we choose to show her long life.
For more details please contact Nick Vosper, Assistant Headteacher, Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form
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