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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.

SJNCC - Truly World Class

We were delighted this week to receive a message from the Director of the World Class Schools Quality Mark, Miranda Perry, confirming why at Sir Jonathan North, we continue to be a World Class School.

Miranda says,  ‘It is our aspiration as an organisation to find schools which develop students to be World Class once they have left the institution.

We want you to know that at Sir Jonathan North Community College you have done this.  Lucia Guzy-Kirkden has taken the initiative to contact us about her research into curriculum breadth and the importance of the arts being taught in school.   She is going to write a blog for us, and has helped us to frame up the focus of our World Class Schools Symposium on 4 July where hopefully she will run a session.

Lucia has impressed us greatly, and we wanted you to know what a tremendous alumna she is for Sir. Jonathan North.’

Well done Lucia. We are very proud of you!


Alison Merrills

Executive Principal

Principal Awards

The students below have been nominated as this week’s Principal’s award winners. You will gain 50 points for this achievement – Well done!

  • Radhika 7.6
  • Safa 8.8
  • Hanifah 9.1
  • Amelia 9.4
  • Poppy 9.6
  • Afroditi 10.1

Stars of the Week

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

  • Hamda 7.1
  • Alice 8.4
  • Lauren 9.9
  • Ellie 10.7
  • Aysha 10.7
  • Zara 11.2
  • Beatrice 11.1

Year 10 Parents' Evening  

We are pleased to invite you to our Parents’ Evening on Thursday 28 February 2019 when you will be able to meet your child's teachers to discuss their work and progress. Staff will be available between 5.30 pm and 8.00 pm and your child will be able to make five minute appointments for you using their appointment sheet. Please encourage your child to accompany you, as we feel it is important they take every opportunity to work with us to ensure their success.

If you feel you would benefit from our interpreter service, please indicate as appropriate on the reply slip. Translation Services are available in Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Kutchi.

Light refreshments will be available to purchase from the Dining Hall on the evening. There will be several subjects’ specific revision guides available from the stall located near the entrance of the Dining Hall.

Mrs A Thornber

Year 10 Progress Leader

Design and Technology Stars of the Month

D&T ‘Star of the Month’ Student Awards for  January 2019

We are proud to announce our Design and Technology student stars to shine for January 2019! Girls will be awarded a certificate for their record of Achievement and an exclusive ‘star award’ badge to wear. Students have been selected because they have produced outstanding work in one of the Design and Technology subjects.  January 2019 awards go to:


Food Nutrition and Preparation

Year 11 - Jasmeet

Year 10 - Heather

Year 9 - Hanifah

Year 8 - Amna

Year 7 - Taiba

Product Design

Year 11 - Sant

Year 10 - Nyjah

Year 9 - Claudia

Year 8 - Ashton

Year 7 - Sarina

Fashion and textiles

Year 11 - Molly

Year 10 - Naomi

Year 9 - Maaria

Year 8 - Laura

Year 7 - Maya

Year 11 Spotlight 

Well done to the 58 students who sat their GCSE Health and Social Care exam this morning. Despite the daily threat of snow, and the sub-zero temperatures outside all students made it in safely and enjoyed a free breakfast and revision session first thing in the dining hall.

Intervention is now in full swing, please make sure you are attending the sessions you have been invited to. If you are unsure where you should be please see your tutor who has been sent a detailed list. I have included a summary table below.

Look out for a letter inviting you to February half term sessions. All students have been invited to attend a ‘Walking Talking Maths Mock’ on the Tuesday of half term, and there are also sessions for history, dance, product design, health and social care and textiles.

If you haven’t been and picked up your revision planner come and see us in our office in M block to do so. The library will also be open for revision after school from next week, there will be someone on hand if you need support planning your revision timetable or just need a quiet place to work. Remember to refer to the school website to find useful revision pages, and to download your free PiXL apps.

Our door is always open if you need support, academic or otherwise over the coming months; please pop in and see us before school, during break, lunch or after school.


Alice King

Assistant Principal


Spring term intervention


Morning intervention 


After School




English /Drama/SEND D9




Science/SEND D9




Maths/Dance/Drama/SEND D9




MFL/ Drama/SEND D9






February half term intervention



Time from – till

List of students




 All EGA group and others



 9.30am – 1pm

 All students


Dance/ Product Design


 All on course


Health and Social Care


 All on course




 All on course

Adverse Weather Conditions 

We would like to remind parents of the arrangements in place in the event of adverse weather conditions. Should we judge the weather conditions on site and/or in the local area to be a health and safety risk, we may be forced to close the College.

You will find information on this by:

In the very unlikely event that the College is forced to close before the end of the school day, we will inform parents by text message.

Should you prefer your child to remain in College until the end of the school day, please indicate this by returning the reply slip of the letter that your child will be bringing home today (this letter is also available on our website.)

Year 9 Teenage Booster and Meningitis Vaccination

All Year 9  students should have received paperwork direct from the Immunisation Team. If you are choosing to ‘Opt Out’ of the vaccination please bring your completed forms to the Main Office by Friday 8 February.  If you have not received a form please contact the Immunisation team direct on  0300 3000 007.

The vaccinations will be taking place on Tuesday 26 February. Details of the day to follow.


Mrs Flynn

Office Manager

Year 11 Yoga and Mindfulness Session with Mindful Warriors on Tuesday 26 February between 2.50 and 3.50pm

We have an external company, Mindful Warriors (, coming into school on Tuesday 26 February to deliver a Yoga and Mindfulness session in D5/6 after school between 2.50 and 3.50pm to Year 11 students. If your child is interested in attending they need to collect a letter from D15. There are only 30 places available so spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Mindful Warriors believe in the transformative benefits of yoga and mindfulness - from improved physical and mental health to overall wellbeing. Mindful Warriors believe that if people had these great tools from an early age, they could maintain their own optimal balance throughout their lives and be empowered by yoga techniques to look after their physical and mental health. In this way Yoga can be a preventative practice for maintaining mind and body harmony. It is their goal to share the highest quality Yoga classes available to young people across the country. They believe in making a difference to the world by empowering young people to feel good and lead their most balanced lives.

We are confident that your child will learn some useful techniques to assist in their upcoming exam period.


Jo Allen

Deputy Student Support Manager

SJNCC High School Musical

Last month, the SJNCC Expressive Arts team staged their production of ‘High School Musical Junior’ at Holy Trinity church.  The show ran for two sold-out evening performances in the stunning venue, with captivating performances from the cast and ‘West-End’-like sound, lighting and staging provided by the technical staff at Holy Trinity.

Senya brought the role of Troy Bolton to life with an assured delivery and confident singing.  Shyann Dhindsa played Troy’s on-stage love interest, Gabriella Montez, with equal assurance. The duo delivered roof-raising performances of some of the biggest hits from the original movie and stage show including ‘Start Of Something New’ and ‘Breaking Free’.

Holly took on the role of sassy Sharpay Evans with Molly playing her brother Ryan Evans.  The on-stage siblings delivered their lines with perfect comedic timing and sang with pitch-perfect harmonies throughout as well as dancing the choreographed highlight of the show ‘What I’ve Been Looking For’.

Grace created a truly believable performance as Ms. Darbus with amazing on-stage projection and authority, with Faith playing her nemesis, Coach Bolton.  Their delivery created a real sense of the brewing power struggle and rivalry between the two characters throughout the show.

Other notable performances included Caitlin's take on ‘brainiac’ Taylor McKessie, Keira as ‘jock’ Chad Danforth, Ella's performance as the composer Kelsi Neilson (including live piano playing!) and Deajanay as Jack Scott.  Emma performed as secret-baker Zeke Baylor alongside Abigail’s Mongo, Emily’s Ripper and Hannah’s Martha in the first act closing number ‘Stick to the Status Quo’.

The rest of the cast were Isobel , Katie and Juniper as ‘jocks’, Vanessa, Jasmine, Tiffany, Genny, Ella and Olivia as ‘brainiacs’, Ebony as ‘skater dude’ and Enara, Kelsey, Diandre, Kitty, Abi, Ella, Elena, Lauren, Mariam, Alanya and Leyla as the cheerleaders.

Both performances were exceptional but the closing number ‘We’re All In This Together’ saw the whole cast and audience singing together to make for a perfect and memorable end to an amazing journey that started back in July.  Everyone involved in the show thoroughly enjoyed the experience and can’t wait to do it all again soon!


Safer Internet Day Tuesday 5th February 2019






Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated in the UK on Tuesday 5th February, focusing on the theme of:

Together for a better internet

The aim of Safer Internet Day is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically creatively. 

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Find out more at

The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading charities – Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and the South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) - with a shared mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people.

This year in the UK, Safer Internet Day will focus on how consent works in an online context and will ask young people to explore how they ask, give, and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data.

The campaign encourages young people to explore how the internet works, who owns the information that is shared on it, and how they can actively take ownership of digital spaces. We want SID 2019 to empower young people to take control of their online lives and to feel that they can harness and use the positive power of the internet for good.

At SJN we are doing a variety of activities focusing on our use of the internet through the FABAD club (Friends Against Bullying And Discrimination) and during Computer Science lessons. We want to encourage all young people to think more carefully about how they use the internet and consider the questions in the poster below:

Safeguarding Snippet

From the Ineqe Group:

TikTok time is running out to set your Privacy Settings

Do the children and young people in your care have the correct privacy setting on the App TikTok?

TikTok (formally can be a really fun App where children can express themselves through uploading videos of themselves, singing, dancing, and lip-syncing.

Don't wait - be confident that your children are safe online. Take 30 seconds and watch the video below.

During an eight-day investigation into the App, Channel 4 News viewed 45 hours of live streams which revealed nearly half of the streams viewed contained inappropriate content, directed to girls as young as nine! Check out our Top Tips to keep children in your care safe:

Top Tips to keep your children safe in TikTok

✔ Check out the App for yourself before letting the children in your care use it, particularly if they are under 13 years old.

✔ Beware that other users may be live streaming content that contains inappropriate lyrics.

✔ Have a discussion with them about what behaviour is acceptable to live- stream.

✔ Ensure they don't buy any in-app purchases without consent!

Mrs Mason

Student Support Manager