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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.

Message from the Principal

This week many of our students, staff and their families have been celebrating Diwali.  We wish you a Diwali that brings happiness, prosperity and joy to you and your family.  Happy Diwali!

Light is an important element in many holidays and festivals throughout the world at this time of year. It is the symbol of the triumph of light over darkness.  The different festivals of light remind us that good always triumphs over evil when good people stand together. 

As a school we encourage our students to look for the good in everyone and to appreciate and celebrate diversity.  Our students believe in a range of social issues and are articulate in promoting them in school and in the local community.  We are proud of the work that they are leading in groups such as Friends Against Bullying and Discrimination and Together Against Homophobia.

Next week we will be welcoming back to Sir Jonathan North our Year 11 leavers for their Achievement Evening when they will receive their GCSE certificates and a range of special awards.  As always we are extremely proud of their achievements, both academically and within the range of activities they participated in outside the classroom.  We know that they will continue on to achieve success and wish them all of the best in their future endeavours. 

 

Siobhan Evans

Principal

Principal Awards

The students below have been nominated as this week’s Principal Award winners:

  • Safa  9.1
  • Jayna  9.1
  • Rida  9.3
  • Madihah 10.3
  • Zahraa  10.7
  • Aliyah  10.8
  • Harry  11.9

Stars of the Week

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

  • Komal  7.1
  • Elizabeth  8.10
  • Jasmin  9.8
  • Zoe  10.2
  • Jean  10.6
  • Berfin  11.6
  • Melissa  11.7

Message from the Chair of Governors

Appointment of new Principal

On behalf of the Governing Body, I am pleased to inform you that Rose Angus has been appointed as Principal of Sir Jonathan North Community College with effect from 1 January 2019. Mrs Angus is currently Associate Principal at another city secondary school and has been a senior leader for fourteen years within schools in two local authorities. She is a trained Ofsted inspector and is a former Chair of the Leicester secondary senior leaders group. She is very experienced in school improvement and has supported schools to drive improvement in teaching and learning. I am sure you will join me in congratulating Mrs Angus on her appointment to the college. 

 

Reverend John McGinley

Chair of Governors

Change in Weather

As the weather turns colder, we take this opportunity to ask parents and carers to ensure that their child has a warm, waterproof outdoor coat to wear when making their way to and from school.  Weather appropriate footwear is also necessary as students will be expected to wear proper leather or leather-look school shoes at all times while on site and in the building. 

Students are aware that ‘hoodies’ are not appropriate outdoor wear and anything other than a plain black hoodie, cardigan or jumper is not allowed to be worn either in classrooms or in the place of a coat anywhere on the college site.  This includes PE and Expressive Arts hoodies which are to be worn in those lessons or when representing the college during an extra-curricular opportunity only.  It is important that an appropriate jumper of hoodie is worn because students are not permitted to wear their coats in classrooms or in the dining room. 

Siobhan Evans

Principal

Trampolining Competition

On 7 November 2018 we took 15 girls to a Trampolining Competition at New College where they performed a set routine followed by separate set skills. Our KS3 first team won overall (Olive, Laura, Beth, Erin) and our KS3 third team came 3rd overall (Abi, Amber, Amelie, Lucy). Three students picked up a medal for performing their set skills and routine really well; Abi (Year 7) won KS3 overall and Olive (Year 8) came second for KS3 overall. Oumnia (Year 9) came first overall for KS4.

A big thank you to all of the girls who took part! (Chela, Lucy, Eleanor, Scarlett, Lauran, Chantelle)

 

PE Team

 

Happy Diwali

Students enjoying making origami flower ‘Indian Toran’ or wall decorative hangings today in the library. Happy Diwali to all who celebrate it.

Erin, Year 7, said:

It was interesting and relaxing learning to make the springs and strings for the flowers.

 

Ms Vyas

Librarian

 

 

Diwali colouring competition

We hope you were able to attend the wonderful Diwali light ‘switch on’ event on 28 October and visit Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre on Rothley St, Leicester LE4 6LF to see the giant moon and some of the fabulous Diwali colouring competition entries from our students.

I went to see the school entries and was so proud to see our students work on display, here are some photos.

 

Mrs. Vyas

Librarian

 

 

Visit from Rueben Thomas, Project Officer from the Young Transgender Centre of Excellence

On Tuesday lunchtime Rueben Thomas, Project Officer from the Young Transgender Centre of Excellence came into SJN to talk to staff and students about the support available from the LGBT+ centre and his transgender journey. Around 100 students and 20 staff members attended and leant about how to best support students who would describe themselves as being on the LGBT+ spectrum. Thank you to the students and staff who attended. If any students are interested in knowing more about the LGBT+ support available at SJN and in Leicester they are welcome to see a member of staff in D15 and attend the Friends Against Bullying And Discrimination (F.A.B.A.D) club. On the first Tuesday of the month the group have an LGBT+ focus and would welcome any visitors.

Anti-Bullying Week- Choose Respect

This week in assemblies we have been focusing on anti-bullying week which is taking place next week; 12th- 16th November across the country. The theme of this year’s anti-bullying week is Choose Respect and students have been encouraged to make the choice to respect each other and to celebrate our diversity and uniqueness. One way in which we are doing this is by joining in with an Odd Socks Day on Monday 12th November and the Cyberbullying Day on Thursday 15th November on Stop, Speak, Support. Students have watched the following two clips from the Anti-Bullying Alliance in assemblies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNjddfY-AXA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGcLa-vyxVQ

 

 

High School Musical Rehearsal Schedule 

Please note that if you cannot make a rehearsal you must speak to Mrs Glynn in advance. If you are part of the ensemble and you miss a rehearsal where we set a big dance scene then you will not be able to be in that scene. We can only work with the cast that are there on the night.

Date Programme
w/c 29 October

Wednesday 31 October

Lunchtime D7 Mr Lee

Bop to the Top: Sharpay, Ryan

Friday 2 November

Lunchtime D6 Mrs Glynn

What I’ve been looking for choreography: Sharpay, Ryan

w/c 5 November
Monday 5 November

Lunchtime D5 Mrs Glynn and Mrs Thornber

Pages 60-68: Ms Darbus, Kelsi, Sharpay, Ryan, Gabriella, Troy, Zeke, Chad

Wednesday 7 November

Lunchtime D7 Mr Lee

Bop to the Top: Sharpay, Ryan, Jocks, Brainiacs

Wednesday 7 November

After school 2:45-4pm D5 Mrs Glynn

Get’cha head in the game choreography: Jocks who are in the dance, Troy, Coach Bolton, Cheerleaders

w/c 12 November
Monday 12 November

Lunchtime D5 Mrs Glynn and Mrs Thornber

Auditions Bop to the top: Ms Darbus, James, Susan, Kelsie, Jack Scott, Cathy, Cyndra, all of the Thespian clique

Tuesday 13 November

Lunchtime D5 Mrs Glynn

What I’ve been looking for choreography: Sharpay, Ryan

Wednesday 14 November

Lunchtime D7 Mr Lee

Counting on You: Jocks, Brainiacs, Troy, Gabriella

Thursday 15 November

After school 2:45-5pm D5 Mrs Glynn, Mrs Thornber and Mr Lee

Whole cast run through

w/c 19 November
Monday 19 November

Lunchtime D5 Mrs Glynn and Mrs Thornber

Scene 10 Rooftop Garden & scene 12 Study Hall: Gabriella, Troy, Taylor, Chad, Ryan, Sharpay

Wednesday 21 November

Lunchtime D7 Mr Lee

Breaking Free: Troy, Gabriella

Thursday 22 November

After school 2:45-4.30pm D5 Mrs Glynn and Mrs Thornber

Scene 11 Sharpay’s Locker & scene 14 Locker room/Lab  pages 88-96: Zeke, Sharpay, Troy, Jocks, Gabriella, Brainiacs, Martha, Chad, Taylor

Friday 23 November

Lunchtime D5 Mrs Glynn and Mrs Thornber

Scenes 10 to 14: Zeke, Sharpay, Ryan, Troy, Jocks, Gabriella, Brainiacs, Martha, Chad, Taylor, Coach Bolton, Ms Darbus

w/c 26 November
Monday 26 November

Lunchtime D5 Mrs Glynn and Mrs Thornber

Scene 14 into Counting on you & Scene 15 Theatre: Jocks, Brainiacs, Troy, Gabriella, Chad, Taylor, Martha, Zeke, Kelsi

Wednesday 28 November

Lunchtime D7 Mr Lee

We’re All in This Together: Whole Cast - ALL

Thursday 29 November

After school 2:45-5pm D5 Mrs Glynn and Mrs Thornber

We’re All in This Together & Scene 18 Gym - Whole Cast - ALL

w/c 3 December
Monday 3 December

Lunchtime D5 Mrs Glynn and Mrs Thornber

Scene 14 into Counting on you & Scene 15 Theatre: Jocks, Brainiacs, Troy, Gabriella, Chad, Taylor, Martha, Zeke, Kelsi

Tuesday 4 December

Lunchtime D7 Mr Lee

Stick to the Status Quo: Whole Cast - ALL

w/c 10 December
Monday 10 December

Lunchtime D5 Mrs Glynn and Mrs Thornber

Scene 16 Study Hall: Taylor, Chad, Troy, Jack Scott, Kelsi, Sharpay, Ryan, Gabriella, Zeke

Wednesday 12 December

Lunchtime D7 Mr Lee

N/A (Christmas concert)

Thursday 13 December

Lunchtime D5 Mrs Glynn and Mrs Thornber

Bop to the top: Sharpay, Ryan, Moderator, Jack Scott, Coach Bolton, Taylor, Chad, Troy, Gabriella

w/c 17 December
Monday 17 December

Lunchtime D5 Mrs Glynn and Mrs Thornber

Bop to the top: Sharpay, Ryan, Moderator, Jack Scott, Coach Bolton, Taylor, Chad, Troy, Gabriella, Ms Darbus, Kelsi

Wednesday 19 December

Lunchtime D7 Mr Lee

Stick to the Status Quo and We’re All in This Together: Whole Cast - ALL

Thursday 20 December

8:20am-2.45pm D5 Mrs Glynn, Mrs Thornber and Mr Lee

Whole Cast: ALL DAY OFF TIMETABLE DRESS REHEARSAL

w/c 7 January 2019
Monday 7 January

8:20-2:45pm Holy Trinity Church

Whole Cast: ALL DAY TECHNICAL REHEARSAL

Safeguarding Snippet 

We’re listening!

This week the assemblies have focussed on the thought of the week – Empathy and also listening and kindness. We have launched a new listening service to extend the support already available at the college. A large number of staff and two students per year group are wearing listening badges to show that I am here to listen. A red heart badge indicates that I will offer a listening ear and offer support for anything you may want to chat about. The rainbow badge indicates that I am comfortable to talk about everything including LGBTQ issues. The student peer listeners will receive training on Wednesday 26 September and then they will be available for students to access support. The listening service is confidential unless anyone has a concern that the individual or someone close to them, is at risk under a safeguarding matter, in which case the information has to be shared with a Designated Safeguarding Lead. Look out for the badges!

 

Mrs Mason

Student Support Manager