Collaborative Art Project to be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery

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We have now hosted two art workshops with artist Sadie Edgington, working with our talented Year 8 students as part of the Start project, sponsored by the Jack Petchey Foundation, Children and the Arts charity, and the Saatchi Gallery. The students were fantastic, working together to create sculptural pieces representing the theme of ‘Inclusion’ and then creating stop-motion animations featuring these artworks. Sadie and Roz Logan, visiting from the Saatchi Gallery, were so impressed by the students’ ability to think creatively, embrace challenges with an open mind, and work collaboratively. The project has served as a great reminder of how art can be used to empower young people to explore important themes and ideas. The animations they have created will be shown at an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in July. We can’t wait!

Summer exam timetables and guidance

Exams season is fast approaching and Year 11 students are working hard to prepare themselves for their public examinations which begin in a matter of weeks. At this stage, Year 11 students should be using the mantra of ‘3 hours per day, 5 days per week’ or ‘15 hours’ as a guide to the amount of independent study they need to be doing to succeed in the Summer. Please click the link to view the Public Examination timetable. Students will shortly receive their personalised exam timetables but this is the complete schedule of all exams so parents and students can plan around these important dates.

Year 11 Summer Exams Timetable – Parent’s Guide (pdf)

Other students in the school are also gearing up for the exam season. Now that most GCSE qualifications are assessed wholly through exams, it is more important than ever that students develop sound revision and exam skills. Students from Year 7 to Year 10 will sit tests in the Summer Term which will mirror those they will sit for public examinations over the next few years. They will also experience sitting some exams in the Sports Hall, so that they are prepared for the regulations and routines of the real thing. More information will follow about how you can support your child to develop vital study skills so that they are well prepared for these assessments. The timetables are provided below so that you are aware well in advance of the key dates. The AFA4 report to parents will summarise the results of these end of year assessments and will arrive at the end of the Summer Term.

Year 7 & 8 Summer Exams Timetable – Parent’s Guide (pdf)

Year 9 & 10 Summer Exams Timetable – Parent’s Guide (pdf)

 

Resources
There is a wealth of information available on the internet about supporting your child through exams and revision. Below are a couple of links to websites which we feel give straightforward and practical tips to parents. We emphasise the importance of balance to students so that they ensure they eat well, sleep well and exercise regularly to ensure that they cope physically and mentally with the demands of exams. We also speak to students about ‘delayed gratification’; putting in the hard work for a period of time to achieve great rewards later on rather than being distracted by short term diversions. This self discipline is critical if students are to prepare themselves well for examinations. Parents play a very important role in motivating, supporting and keeping students on track during revision periods.

Barcelona Trip 2017

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Barcelona Trip 2017
We will be departing on 3 July 2017 and returning on 6 July 2017.
We will be travelling by plane from Heathrow Airport to Barcelona
and staying in a high quality and modern hostel.

The cost of the trip is £495 (there is a reduction for pupil premium).
The price covers the UK return airport transfer from school, flights
and continental transport, insurance, full board in the hostel, restaurants
and all entrance fees to Port Aventura theme park and Barcelona FC
Camp Nou stadium.

A deposit of £80 is payable via parent pay by 3rd November 2016.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries about the trip
at ornella.shosola@heartlands.haringey.sch.

To download the above flyer click here

International Day of the Girl

 

IDoG3October 11th 2016 marked the UN International Day of the Girl, an opportunity to empower the future generation of women, celebrating their potential and enabling them to succeed, while demanding a world where girls and boys have equal opportunities.

Eight Year 10 Sociology students attended Women of the World (WOW) festival at the Southbank Centre, starting with an 8am mass speed mentoring session on the London Eye, seeing 250 London schoolgirls paired with 250 inspirational female mentors from a wide range of industries, everything from film to engineering, politics to sport, activism to fashion.

Students were invited to attend an inspirational afternoon of creative workshops, debates, discussions and performances at Southbank Centre. Covering the subject of female leadership and how to make a change, however big or small.

Trip to Bude, Cornwall

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As part of the school’s enrichment curriculum, next year all students in Years 7 and 8 are being offered the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to an activity centre in Bude, Cornwall..

The centre offers a huge variety of activities including surfing, climbing, abseiling, canoeing and teambuilding to mention just a few.  The trip will leave Heartlands on Monday the 27th March and return on Friday 31th March 2017.

A letter has been sent home with the students, please ensure reply slips are returned to the school’s Reception as soon as possible.  If you have any queries, please contact Mr Adcock, Outdoor Education Coordinator, neil.adcock@heartlands.haringey.sch.uk

Please click here to view letter.

Parent/Carer Coffee Morning, 5th October at Markfield

markfield logo 2Haringey’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) needs your feedback!

 Please join a parent/carer coffee morning on:

Wednesday 5th October

10.30am – 12pm

This will be an informal meeting and discussion.

Markfield has been providing the SENDIASS (formally parent Partnership Service) for more than 15 years. We highly value the feedback regularly provided by parents/carers and young people.

We aim that this discussion group will help us develop the service further, through more indepth discussion about what works well and how we can improve.

Please come and share your ideas and experiences!

Come to Markfield

Markfield Road

N15 4RB

Please RSVP to familyadmin@markfield.org.uk if you are able to attend this coffee morning

We are not able to provide a creche.

Tea, coffee and cake provided!

 

 

Parental Engagement Evening

On September the 15th we held a Parental Engagement Evening where staff met parents and pupils of year 7 and presented a host of opportunities and support mechanisms. The slide used at the presentation are here and the list of who presented what. If needed please contact us directly and we can outline further or answer any queries you have.

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Roald Dahl Day

On Tuesday, 13th September, we held a party, along with hundreds of other schools across the world, to celebrate Roald Dahl Day.
Author Roald Dahl would have been 100 years old and we celebrated by joining a virtual classroom broadcast from the Cambridge Theatre, home of ‘Matilda’ the Musical, for games, quizzes, and a draw along with illustrator Quentin Blake.
Students received Roald Dahl badges and some received prizes for winning our quiz, dressing up and drawing competitions.
This event launched the Bookclub, which runs each Tuesday and Thursday after school. For more information and to view photos of Library events – please follow us on Twitter @LibraryHHS or on the library blog https://heartlandshighschoolharingeylibrary.wordpress.com.
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Start of Term arrangements

The first day of term will be on Monday 5th September 2016.

All new Year 7 students should arrive for 08:00.  Students in Years 8-11 should arrive at 10:30 promptly.

All students will be dismissed at the normal time, 15:00.

On the following day, students should be in school for the normal start time of 08:30; the gates will be open from 08:00.