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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

It was wonderful to see so many parents and students at our Year 7 Transition Parent Evening last night.  Parent were able to speak to the Year 7 tutors about their child’s transition to secondary school and receive feedback about their progress in lessons so far.

Research tells us that parental engagement is the most influential factor in in the educational development of their children, it improves attainment more than any other single factor. Parents can help their child most by having regular and meaningful conversations with them, by setting high aspirations and by demonstrating their own interest in and support of learning at home and at school.

Another way that parents can get involved in what their children are doing at school is to download the Show My Homework and College My Ed apps.  This will enable parents to keep up with what their child is getting for homework and to receive the link to the College newsletters.  We would encourage all parents to download these apps to enable them to support their children at home.

Some further ideas to support your child’s development at school can be seen below.

We look forward to welcoming parents and carers at future information, arts and parent events.

Siobhan Evans

Principal

Principal Awards

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

  • Isabell  7.4
  • Kia  8.2
  • Nitya  8.2
  • Hanifah  9.2
  • Shania  9.10
  • Aaliah  10.9

Stars of the Week

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

  • Anabelle  7.2
  • Enya  8.1
  • Esme  9.3
  • Kari-Lee  10.2
  • Joelle  10.7
  • Navkiran  11.5
  • Milli  11.10

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

Stranger Danger

Leicester City Council have asked us to remind parents to speak to their children about ‘Stranger Danger’.  This is increasingly important over the half term break when young people may be meeting friends away from home, and around Halloween when they may be approaching stranger’s homes while they are ‘Trick or Treating’.

Siobhan Evans

Principal

Readathon Autumn 2018

 

£ 568 raised so far!

So far £568 has been raised by Year 7 students. Thank you!

Please return sponsor money to your English teacher, with your sponsor card, in an envelope with your name and the name of your English teacher on it so we can get your special certificate to you.

A reminder of where the money goes.

Most of the money raised is used to support children in hospital. Read For Good provides brand new books and storyteller visits to brighten up the days of children in hospitals across the UK. Even children unable to leave their beds can choose books from Readathon’s specially designed mobile bookcase. Because they are brand new, the books are safe for those at high risk of infection.

20% of the money raised will be used to buy books for the school library.

 

Thank you on behalf of the English Curriculum Team

Leicester Belgrave Mela Diwali Competition

 

We are delighted that some students have participated in a Diwali competition organised by Leicester Belgrave Mela. Their entries will be on display at Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, Rothley Street, Leicester, LE4 6LF, and can be viewed Tuesday 23 October at 1 pm - 3.30 pm and Sunday 28 October at 4pm  – 8.30pm .  Please congratulate your daughter and support her by going along to view her entry if you can and receive a badge of thanks.

 

Ms Vyas

Librarian

Punish the Teacher

On Thursday 18th October, 11.4 put on ‘Punish the Teacher’ Event to raise money for Prom. The brave teachers (R. Carrington, L. Lowther, R. Kataria, D. Kitching, H. Kaur, Dr. Thompson) answered trivia questions and if they answered them wrong they had water thrown over them. They were soaked by the end of lunch time but it was great fun and 11.4 raised £50. Thank you again to all of the teachers who took part.

 

Ms Roberts

PE Team

 

Primary School Student Council Training Event

Last week we welcomed over 100 students from 12 local primary schools for their student council training event. Students had an introduction from two of our student council executives and had lots of questions for them about life at the college. There was then a carousel of three workshops for the primary students to attend, two of which were run by staff and students from our college. They learnt about what makes a good student council, played team building games and made a comic about their own student council using the ipads. We had extremely positive feedback from the schools involved regarding the activities in which they participated. They were also very impressed with how friendly and helpful our students were. We look forward to welcoming them back next year!

 

Miss White

Lead teacher for Student Voice

 

 

Indian Music Workshop

On the morning of Tuesday 16 October, specialists in Indian classical music, Gunwant and Bill from Leicestershire Schools Music Service visited college to deliver a hands-on workshop to a group of students in Years 7 – 11. 

The session started with an in-depth and inspiring performance and presentation with Gunwant playing the sitar and harmonium, accompanied by Bill on the tabla drums.  The students really enjoyed the performance and had the opportunity to ask questions afterwards.

The session concluded with a practical experience where the students each had the opportunity to play the sitar, tambura, harmonium and tabla drums to develop a group improvisation piece.  The final performance was amazing and the students all really enjoyed it.

As a result of the workshop we have now established a link with Leicestershire Music Service and can now offer small group tuition on Sitar, Harmonium and Tabla.

 

Mr Lee

Expressive Arts Team

 

 

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
Wednesday 19th September

Lunchtime D6 Mrs Glynn

Status Quo & Wildcat cheer: Cheerleaders

Thursday 20th September

Lunchtime D6 Mrs Glynn & Mrs Thornber

Status Quo main roles: Ripper, Mongo, Martha, Taylor, Zeke, Chad

Friday 21st September

Lunchtime D7 Mr Lee

Start of something new and What I’ve been looking for: Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan

Monday 24th September

Afterschool 2:45-4:15pm D5 Mr Lee & Mrs Glynn

Wildcat Cheer and Status Quo: Whole cast

Tuesday 25th September

Lunchtime D7 Mr Lee

Start of something new and What I’ve been looking for: Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan

Wednesday 26th September

Lunchtime D6 Mrs Glynn

Scene 2 & 3: Ms. Darbus, Jack Scott, Chad, Taylor, Gabriella, Troy, Sharpay

Thursday 27th September

Lunchtime D6 Mrs Glynn & Mrs Thornber

Scene 2 & 3: Ms. Darbus, Jack Scott, Chad, Taylor, Gabriella, Troy, Sharpay

Wednesday 3rd October

Lunchtime D7 Mr Lee

Get’cha head in the game: Jocks

Wednesday 3rd October

Afterschool 2:45-4:30pm D5 Mrs Glynn & Mrs Thornber

Get’cha head in the game: Whole cast

Wednesday 10th October

Lunchtime D6 Mrs Glynn

Scene 5: Ms. Tenny, Sharpay, Gabriella, Taylor, Ryan

Thursday 11th October

Lunchtime D6 Mrs Glynn & Mrs Thornber

Scene 6: Jack Scott, Ms. Darbus, Taylor, Gabriella, Sharpay, Troy, Chad, Coach Bolton

Wednesday 17th October

Afterschool 2:45-5pm Mr Lee, Mrs Glynn & Mrs Thornber

Run through of the show so far: Whole cast

HALF TERM After our rehearsal on October 17th we will review our progress and set the next rehearsal schedule

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