This year 14 students from Year Seven have been selected to take part in the Carnegie Shadow Reading Scheme.
As you may have heard, a suspect device was dug up by the Sixth Form construction workers on Friday evening. As a precaution the school was evacuated and the police informed.
This is an environmental group that has been set up by Mr R.Tucker, one of our teachers, to focus on the issue of Sustainable Development at Notley High.
Nineteen gifted and talented year 6 pupils from Notley’s feeder schools attended a science master class on Tuesday the 20th of November.
Two Year Ten students spent a week with the Fire Service at Halstead Fire Station as part of the groundbreaking Firebreak course.
On Friday 28th September the Schools Network Manager, Mark Fuller and IT Technician Daniel Chidgey attended the annual Tesco computer for schools presentation.
On Thursday 6 September it was our huge pleasure to present a cheque to representatives of the Hospice with a cheque for the fantastic sum of £2,690.36.
A spectacular night once again at Notley as our school outdid the Sex and the City premiere for glitz! You can watch the (unedited) footage of the arrivals by clicking the link below.
Recently 12 brave Year 10 pupils volunteered to take on the challenge of becoming entrepreneurs and running their own business within the school.
Thursday the 7th of February 2008 Notley High School went to County Hall Chelmsford to sign up for the Essex County Council’s “The Green Pledge”.
We are delighted that two of our students, Nicolette Ester (11O) and Adam Reynolds (9H), were recent recipients of The Diana Award. These prestigious awards are given in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, to young people for their ability to improve and inspire the lives of others.
On Friday 16th November the school took part in Children in Need. Each year group had a different theme for each of the different days of that week.
Today many of our Year 9 pupils are visiting the First World War Battlefields in Belgium. This is the second of two visits and follows the earlier group which visited Belgium on 2 November.
On Wednesday 19th September Tara Roerig came in to school to talk to the year 8 students about the charity that she works for called PARC.
We return from the summer break delighted with the GCSE results achieved by the outgoing Year 11’s. 64% of students gained five or more grade C’s or above, whilst 54% achieved reached 5 or more including English and maths.
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has called a national one day strike on teachers’ pay. The strike will take place on Thursday 24 April 2008. Many NUT members in the school will be taking part in this strike action and I am therefore writing to all parents to outline the arrangements I will be putting in place to deal with this situation.
Thirteen gifted and talented year 6 pupils from Notley’s feeder primary schools attended a Science Master Class on Tuesday 4th March.
Congratulations to the 25 Year 9 participants in the Beijing Olympics Competition who came first in the final at Anglia Ruskin University on 29 January.
Our annual Key Stage 4 Presentation Evening was held on Thursday 29 November where we had an opportunity to celebrate the success of last year’s Year 11 students in their GCSE examinations and the success of our current Year 11 students during their time in Year 10.
On Tuesday 20th November the Happy Puzzle Company came into school to run sessions for Year 8 on thinking skills. The students worked in small groups trying to solve a variety of different puzzles.
October 11th saw another incredibly successful Open Evening.
Notley High School was very pleased to welcome two High Schools from Spain on Monday 10th September. 25 pupils and 3 staff from I.E.S Jose Hierro and I.E.S Foramontanos in northern Spain came to the school in order to give their pupils an insight in to life at a British school (and to dispel all those Harry Potter myths of life at school!).
On June 19th, fifteen year 9 students had the unique opportunity to visit Silverstone race circuit to watch the big Formula 1 testing session as part of their English studies.