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Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

This Week's Notices

It is important to us that parents are kept up to date with notices from the College.  Please check here each week for important information about your daughter and the College. 

To view previous editions of This Week's Notices please click here

Change to Timetable for Confidence Bus 862 

Parents are advised that from Monday 22 January 2018 the 862 Confidence Bus will pick up students at 3.15 pm.

Please note: This is 5 minutes earlier than previously timetabled.

Year 10 Parents' Evening - Thursday 1 February 2018 

Parents of Year 10 students have the opportunity to meet their daughter’s subject teachers on Thursday 1 February from 5.30 pm to 8 pm.  A letter giving more information can be found by clicking here.  Parents are asked to confirm their attendance via the online form.  We would strongly advise all parents to make an appointment with their daughter’s teachers to discuss her academic progress.

Year 11 Spring Mock Exam Timetable

Please click here for a copy of the Spring timetable for the Year 11 Mock Exams.  Students are asked to look closely at the timetable so that they come to school prepared for the exam they are sitting.

Spotlight on Year 11 

We have had a busy week, which started on Monday with the launch of our targeted intervention campaign in assembly.  Throughout the week we have been meeting all students who are not yet on target and assigning them Assertive Mentors.  This will continue into next week.

It was great to see so many parents and carers at Parents' Evening last night. Your support plays a huge part in your daughter's outcomes. Research carried out by ‘The Campaign for Learning’ found parental support is eight times more important in determining a child’s academic success than their background.  Many parents were asking if there was anything else they could do to support their daughter.  At this point, the key things a parent can do to support their daughter are:

  • Make sure your daughter has a revision plan (she will be coming home with a blank plan next week to support with this)
  • Make sure she has somewhere quiet to work
  • Make sure she is getting plenty of sleep and eating healthily.

For more great tips and some really useful links especially for parents please click here for the notes taken from the Elevate Education Parent Seminar.

Alice King

Assistant Principal

Safeguarding Snippet - Supporting Exam Anxiety at Home 

The Rebalance Programme has put together a list of helpful Dos and Don’ts to support your daughter during the exam period. 

It is important that during the exam period you talk to your daughter about her mental health and any anxiety she is feeling.  As the Rebalance team says ‘some stress and anxiety around exams is good and perfectly normal’.  However, we don't want your daughter to feel overwhelmed.  She must always feel she has someone she can talk to either at home or College.

Click here to see the list of Dos and Dont's. 

Focus On - Year 8 

During tutor times last term Year 8 students investigated Conflict Resolution. During the induction morning at the beginning of term,  students produced drama pieces on this topic.  These were filmed and entered into a competition. The winning entry was a performance by Zainab, Joanna, Zoha and Emma in 8.8. Well done!

Jo Allen 

Year 8 Progress Leader

Year 7 Creative Conductors Workshop 

If your daughter loves Design Technology, Science and Engineering then Sir Jonathan North has an exciting opportunity which she can get involved in!  We are offering a 2 hour practical workshop on Wednesday 21 March provided by the company e.on.  Click here for a letter giving more information.   Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.  There are no costs involved – all expenses are paid for by e.on!

Year 9 Boosters and Meningistis Vaccinations 

As part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme. The Immunisation Team will soon be at Sir Jonathan North to deliver the booster and meningitis vaccine to Year 9 girls. Letters and consent forms have been given out to all Year 9 students.  Please click here for a copy of the letter. 

Please be aware that even if you do not consent, the reply form still needs to be returned.  Please click here for a copy of the return slip. 

There are spare letters at main office which your daughter can collect. Please return your fully completed consent forms to the main office by Monday 22 January.

Sports Fixtures for Week Beginning 22 January

23 January - Y8 Basketball at Sir Jonathan North against South Charnwood High

24 January - Football at Soar Valley (finish time 5 pm)

25 January - Y9 Basketball away at Hinkley

Principal's Award Winners - 19 January 2018 

The students below have been nominated as this week’s Principal award winners.  Mrs Merrills awards a certificate to outstanding students each week.  

Natiya 8.1

Aditi 8.6

Marjahan 9.9

Janki 10.1

Camerondeep 10.3

Amelia 10.5

Kelsie 10.7

Erica 10.8

Eva 11.3

Stars of the Week - 19 January 2018

With 100% attendance and no late marks last week, our Stars of the Week are:

Jana 7.8

Samantha 8.2

Isabel 9.10

Neve 10.6

Zulekha 10.5

Nadia 11.8

Zoe 11.6

Humanities Stars of the Week - 19 January 2018

The following students are Humanities stars of the week:

Business Studies - Aaminah 10.2

Geography - Millie 8.7

History - Martyna 10.7

Religious Studies - Eithar 9.6

Travel and Tourism - Chelsea 10.7