60 year nine students had the unique opportunity of visiting The Guardian News and Media Education Centre on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th of June.
Last week a group of year 11, 12 and 13 students journeyed to the North Downs in Sussex to complete their Silver DofE practice expedition. The group were lucky to have some brilliant weather, although the nights were a little chilly for camping!
On Friday 10th December, students from Notley High School, participated in a break-out day. This involved them exchanging their normal timetabled lessons for other teacher or specialist led activities, where each year group had a different theme for the activities they were taking part in. "Today offers the students a chance to have different experiences and assist them in becoming reflective learners." Says Mr David Calver, the co-ordinator and brains behind the day.
On Saturday 20 November 2010, Notley High School was host to four TANGO master classes in English, Science and Technology. The TANGO (Tabor, Alec, Notley Gifted Organisation) partnership aims to provide extension and enrichment activities for able and talented students in both primary and secondary schools within the Braintree area.
Pupils speak out about life in Braintree.
Pupils from Alec Hunter Humanities College, Notley High School and Tabor Science College in Braintree recently got together to voice their views about life in the town.
On Friday the 24th of September, RAFT and lesson 3, all of Year 7 went over to the Braintree sixth form to watch a meaningful play called "2nd Chance."
This year, for the first time, the chairs of governors and headteachers at the four schools in Braintree and Coggeshall agreed to issue a joint press release about GCSE results. This decision indicates our shared commitment to work together to secure the best possible outcomes for all the students in our area.
Glitz, glamour and gowns, it was all going on at the Notley High School Prom on Wednesday night!
We are still collecting both Tesco and Sainbury’s vouchers for schools. Tesco vouchers have now ended in store, so please bring in any that you may have at home. Sainsbury’s vouchers are available in stores until 31 May 2011 so please keep collecting them and bringing them into school.
All key stage three pupils are completing literacy skills booklets as part of the Public Punctuation programme during RAFT. Each week, students from years seven, eight and nine will complete an activity sheet on a different punctuation point or other area of literacy for the next six weeks. Each week’s focus is listed below:
This was a fantastic occasion where nine students and their families gathered to join in with the celebrations.
We are collecting Let’s Grow vouchers which will enable us to help our students learn more about where their food comes from by growing their own fresh fruit and vegetables.
Social Networking Sites can be a good way of communicating and staying in touch with friends and family who may live a long way away from us. They are becoming an ever increasing part of our young people lives. As a school, we frequently speak to our young people about the possible dangers of Social Networking Sites and the need to ensure that, if they use such sites, that they:
On Wednesday 22nd September, Notley High School’s girl’s, years 7 to 11, played against Alec Hunter’s girl’s, years 7 to 11.
Last week we were delighted that Head girl Bethany Mill and Deputy Head boy Alex Stewart were able to donate a cheque for £911.50 to Leanne Overett from Little Haven’s Hospice. The money was raised during the most recent non uniform day.
Every year, Notley High School takes part in a regional language competition called “Have Your Say”.
Well – what can we say?! What a week it was, with staff and students from Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form joining in to make so many contributions to raising funds for special projects in Africa and here in the UK. So many children will benefit from what we raised in this school.
As a Healthy School we are part of the London 2012 Olympic’s ‘Get Set’ programme which is encouraging young people to participate in more sports and to live more healthy lifestyles.
Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form are delighted to announce that they have been given a grant of £2100 by Braintree District Council’s GreenHeart Award. The award aims to improve the appearance of the local area, increase community involvement and encourage pride in the community. The grant also encourages a sense of belonging and supports Braintree District Council’s GreenHeart campaign.
As we prepare to relax during half term, there are a group of students who definitely deserve a well earned rest. As the weekend of 16 – 17th October saw thirty one year 10 students complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Assessment weekend.
On the 29th of September a selection of year 9 students got picked to take part in an Art Work Shop.
I would like to say a big warm "Hello!" to all parents and carers who have children at Notley High School. My name is Jan Preston and I am the Home School Family Worker for Notley High School. I also work across at John Ray Junior and Infant school.
On Friday 28th May, selected students in top-set English were given the opportunity to visit the Guardian News and Media Education Centre in London.
Express your views via a survey on a range of subjects including education, work, politics, health, ambitions and hobbies.