The school will be having a non-uniform day on Friday 3 February 2017 to raise money for Hope House, a homeless shelter charity based in Braintree. The money raised for Hope House is in remembrance of Emilia Kordaszewska in Year 7.
You may have heard about the tragic event of the 21st of December in which one of our students and her mother lost their lives in a house fire.
On Wednesday evening a group of Notley Year 8 and Year 9 students collected a special award for their artwork at Essex University. The students had taken part in the ‘Artist in Residence’ project with the Essex collaborative outreach network.
There has been a great buzz in the library this term, thanks to the “Book Buzz Scheme”. Much excitement has been had by every student in Year 7 who, thanks to specialist funding from the Senior Leadership Team, were able to choose a free book as a Christmas present from the school.
Madison was nominated by her former Year Leader because of her attitude and determination to succeed during and subsequently following a particularly difficult time in her personal life.
On 20 October 2016, 45 students travelled to Iceland for a once in a lifetime trip to explore the area surrounding Reykjavik to include the famous Golden Circle and south shore tours and also to visit the remote and desolate Reykjavik Peninsula.
On Wednesday 9 November our annual Braintree Sixth Form Open Evening took place. This allowed prospective students and their parents and carers to visit the Sixth Form and meet members of staff in the different subject areas that we have on offer at A level.
Twelve of our Year 9 students were selected by Miss Stanley to participate in this year’s Respect Project which is voluntarily run by The Essex Boys & Girls Club in Chelmsford.
Yesterday was Emilia and her mother’s funeral. One of Emilia’s tutors, who attended, wrote this. It seems fitting to share it with our whole community and beyond.
On behalf of the whole community of Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form I would like to express our unutterable sadness at the death of one of our students in a tragic house fire. Emilia Kordaszewska was a likeable and popular member of her teaching and tutor groups and will be greatly missed. As others have said this news is all the more distressing so close to Christmas. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Emilia.
On Wednesday 7 December 2016, we invited a number of residents from local residential homes to come and join us for our annual Christmas tea party.
Following Olly Murs’ visit to launch Children in Need’s ‘Big Spotacular’ earlier last month, we are delighted to announce that we raised in excess of our pledge in reaching a grand total of £3,028.08 for this worthwhile cause.
The charitable reputation of our staff and students was on full display throughout November as we were busy collating gift-filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Students in Years 7-13 have taken part in a week of special Remembrance Assemblies led by Mr Higgon, a member of the school’s history department.
Shannon was nominated for the award by one of her teachers for being a caring and conscientious student.
We have been able to renew our subscription this year to GCSEpod, an online resource bank of more than 5000 audiovisual podcasts which cover the vast majority of GCSEs subjects.
The January 2017 edition of DITTO the free online safety magazine that you subscribe to is now available to download.
Thank you very much to our students and staff who rushed to buy tickets for the staff pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was held at lunchtime today.
The Key Stage 4 Awards evening is a chance for us to celebrate the successes of students in their final GCSE examinations and in their first year of externally examined courses, and also to recognise students' achievements in many other aspects of school life
On Tuesday 6 December 2016, Year 7 students were invited to Braintree Arts Theatre to attend the Year 12 Enterprise Fair. Year 12 students had been planning this event for the last half-term.
It was on a cold and dark morning at 3.30am on 18 November 2016 that 67 Year 9 students and 6 members of staff once again boarded a coach for the annual History Department Battlefields trip to Ypres in Belgium.
We were pleased to be contacted by BBC Children in Need earlier this term to congratulate us on being in the top 200 schools in the UK for raising money for the charity last year. They asked whether we would be happy to be included in any media coverage of the event this year, and when we agreed we expected to possibly send in a report and photos of our fundraising activities this year.
On Wednesday 2 November a Progression Day took place for all year 11 students. This provided students with the chance to attend different taster sessions of subjects and courses which they are considering pursuing next year.
Year 10 and 11 students had the privilege this week of hearing a talk by former student Jake Finesilver about his educational experiences and preparation for a career as a military officer.