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Please find previous editions of This Week's Notices for the Year 2019 below.

08 February 2019

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!

  • Sarah  7.6
  • Rida  9.4
  • Shawal  10.1

Star Of the Week

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

  • Summer  7.2
  • Leigha  8.8
  • Elizabeth  9.1
  • Diandre  10.8
  • Fahema  10.1
  • Lucy  11.3
  • Neve  11.6

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 Teachnology Star of 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 Sport Light

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 

Lunchtime 

After School

Monday

 

Drama

English /Drama/SEND D9

Tuesday

Maths

Drama

Science/SEND D9

Wednesday

Maths

Drama

Maths/Dance/Drama/SEND D9

Thursday

Maths

Drama 

MFL/ Drama/SEND D9

Friday 

 

 

PE/ HSC

 

February half term intervention

 

Subject

Time from – till

List of students

Monday

History

 9am-1pm

 All EGA group and others

Tuesday

Maths

 9.30am – 1pm

 All students

Wednesday

Dance/ Product Design

 9.30am-2.30pm

 All on course

Thursday

Health and Social Care

  9.30am-2.30pm

 All on course

Friday

Textiles

  9.30am-2.30pm

 All on course

Advice 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 Minfulness Session with Mindful Warriors

We have an external company, Mindful Warriors (https://www.mindfulwarriorsmw.com/), 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 5 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 www.saferinternetday.org.uk.

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 Musical.ly) 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

01 February 2019

From the Principal - Friday 01 February

Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you as parents can prepare your child for success - both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life-style habits and have a better chance of achieving their potential.  The whole college attendance is currently 95%.

As parents you can help to encourage good attendance by taking a positive interest in your child’s work, by working together with the College if attendance is a concern and by ensuring that you arrange any appointments (e.g. dental check-ups and visits to the GP) outside college hours. In line with government guidelines, we consider good attendance to be at least 96%.

 

Rose Angus

Principal

 

 

Principal Awards

  • Hanifah 9.2
  • Lauren  9.4
  • Millie  9.7
  • Jasmin 9.8
  • Jasmine 11.7

 

Stars of the Week

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

  • Bea trice  7.2
  • Lyla  8.7
  • Enara  9.3
  • Hannah  10.3
  • Lamisha  10.4
  • Fizzah  11.5
  • Ebony  11.10
 

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 

Lunchtime 

After School

Monday

 

Drama

English /Drama/SEND D9

Tuesday

Maths

Drama

Science/SEND D9

Wednesday

Maths

Drama

Maths/Dance/Drama/SEND D9

Thursday

Maths

Drama 

MFL/ Drama/SEND D9

Friday 

 

 

PE/ HSC

 

February half term intervention

 

Subject

Time from – till

List of students

Monday

History

 9am-1pm

 All EGA group and others

Tuesday

Maths

 9.30am – 1pm

 All students

Wednesday

Dance/ Product Design

 9.30am-2.30pm

 All on course

Thursday

Health and Social Care

  9.30am-2.30pm

 All on course

Friday

Textiles

  9.30am-2.30pm

 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).

 

 

Cars on the college site

Access to the College site is limited to visitors with pre-booked appointments or people who either have a disability or are supporting someone with a disability. Recently we have seen an increase in parents entering the site, causing congestion, as well as an increased risk of student injury. Students who require specialised transport have not been able to access their vehicles.  We are sure that you agree that this is unacceptable. 

Please support us by ensuring that you do not enter the college site when dropping off or collecting your child.

 

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

 

 

Year 7 Basketball - Last 16 County Finals

On Thursday 25 January Welland Park came to play in the last 16 of the County Basketball Finals. Welland Park started well with a 4 – 0 lead however, once we settled down we pulled it back to 4 - 4 at the end of the first quarter. The game continued to be competitive with SJN always playing catch up. The students tried their hardest but eventually lost the match 18 – 12.  A very good effort girls.

Team: Esther 7.4, Sarah 7.6, Amelie 7.6, Abigail 7.6, Abby 7.6, Sophie 7.7, Ria 7.8, Lucy 7.7, Annabelle 7.7, Mandela 7.1

 Officials: Hanifa and Danny

PE Team

 

 

 

Year 9 Basketball - Last 16 County Finals

On Wednesday 24 January South Charnwood High School came to play in the last 16 of the County Basketball Finals. It was evident in the 1st quarter that Sir Jonathan North (SJN) had more basketball knowledge and experience winning it by 16 baskets to 0. All the SJN students that played had  worked well as a team. South Charnwood never gave up but we were the overall winners 36 to 2.  Well done to the students and thank you to all the girls that came to officiate.

The students now play The Priory Belvoir Academy in the next round.

Team: Mira, Emma R, Eve, Carys, Zoha, Zoya, Daniela, Jayna, Nadia and Emma B

Officials: Gurleen, Hanifa, Asha, Katie, Rachel and Anya

PE Team

 

 

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 www.saferinternetday.org.uk.

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 Musical.ly) 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

25 January 2019

From the Principal - Friday 25 January

Huge congratulations to all those students who participated in the High School Musical Production on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  The talent pool here is amazing!  The singing, dancing and staging was, in my view, comparable to any West End show.  It would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of all the staff involved so a big thank you to them too.  For parents and carers who attended I am sure you will agree that the students’ hard work really shone through in this high quality production, made even better by the fantastic, recently refurbished Holy Trinity Church.

We are looking forward to meeting as many Year 9 parents as possible at the Parents’ Evening on Thursday 31 January 2019.

 

Rose Angus

Principal

 

 

Principal Awards

  • Amira 7.5
  • Safiyah  8.1
  • Asmita  8.1
  • Zahrah 8.3
  • Gabby 9.2
  • Grace 9.3

 

Stars of the Week

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

  • Lily  7.4
  • Khawlah 8.3
  • Samira  9.7
  • Xena  10.1
  • Ellie  10.9
  • Emily  11.7
  • Tisean  11.2
 

Year 11 Spotlight

It was fantastic to see so many of you with your parent/carers at Parents’ evening yesterday. Parental support is greatly appreciated, research suggests that it is eight times more important in determining a child’s academic success than anything else.

We hope you found the mock results day a useful experience, remember this is exactly how it will be when you come to collect you real GCSE results. It was encouraging to see so many happy faces, and speaking to lots of you it was great to hear how your hard work had paid off. Some students were disappointed with their results, this is the time to make the changes needed to make sure that on results day on 22 August 2019 you are one of the smiling faces.

To support your learning over the next few months we will be putting a number of activities in place, these range from after school revision sessions, small group interventions during CEIG and PE, walking talking mocks, half term revision sessions and past papers and exam questions to complete at home. We expect 100% attendance at these sessions, only students needing then additional support have been invited. During the next week you will also be receiving a revision planning booklet, this contains some great tips on revision techniques; as well as a handy revision planner that takes you all the way through your exams. If you need help completing this then pop in to see us in our office in M block.

The Atrium and Learning Resource’s Centre will also be open for Year 11 only from 2.45 -3.45pm Monday to Thursday from next week.

 

Alice King

Assistant Principal

 

 

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.)

 

Siobhan Evans

Principal

 

 

Cars on the college site

Access to the College site is limited to visitors with pre-booked appointments or people who either have a disability or are supporting someone with a disability. Recently we have seen an increase in parents entering the site, causing congestion, as well as an increased risk of student injury. Students who require specialised transport have not been able to access their vehicles.  We are sure that you agree that this is unacceptable. 

Please support us by ensuring that you do not enter the college site when dropping off or collecting your child.

 

Royal Society of Chemistry for SJNCC's Chemistry Week

An article about Chemistry Week at SJNCC was submitted to the Royal Society of Chemistry and I am very pleased to say that the article has been published in the British RSC magazine (the Voice) and on the website:

http://www.rsc.org/news-events/community/2018/dec/nine-things-to-do-during-chemistry-week/

Thank you to all the staff who made this possible.

 

Catherine Mynott

Head of Science

 

 

High School Musical Tickets

Tickets are now on sale for our production of High School Musical.

Show dates: Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 January 2019.

Doors will open at 6.30 pm and the show will start at 7.00 pm.

Ticket price is £5 (excl. booking fee).

Tickets can be selected and purchased through the link below:

 

 

Event listing QR code:

 

 

 

Creative Learning Services Book Challenge

In this quarter’s School Librarian Journal, Sir Jonathan North were quoted as part of the Creative Learning Services ‘Book Challenge’.

The ‘9 for 9 Challenge’ was launched in 2016 and sent three copies of nine titles into schools for Year 9 students to read.

One English teacher said:

‘I cannot recommend [the Challenge] highly enough. It is aimed at higher ability students but I showed the DVD to 9B4, several of whom had stopped reading for pleasure. Many started again and are still reading enthusiastically.’

After this success, schools are adapting how they run the Book Challenge. As a school, we are combining the ‘7 for 7 Challenge’ with the BookBuzz programme, with all Year 7 students challenged to read and complete a quiz on twenty books in both collections from October 2018 to March 2019.

 

 

 

Safeguarding Snippet

 

From the NSPCC Website:

Keeping children safe on social networks

Social networks can be a great way of allowing children to stay in touch with their friends. However, there’s currently no common set of child safety rules or laws that social media sites have to follow. Each site gets to decide what steps they take to keep children safe.

This can make it tricky to assess which games, apps and sites are safe for your children to use.

The NSPCC and O2 are working together to help parents to keep their children safe on social networks – and our top tips include:

  • Changing privacy settings and turning off location sharing. For tips and support in doing this, call the O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002 or make a face-to-face appointment with an O2 guru in-store (available even if you’re not with O2).
  • Talk with your child about what they like to do online.
  • Download the O2 NSPCC Family Online Agreement from our Share Awarepage so you can agree rules and boundaries with your children about online safety.

Support our campaign

At the NSPCC, we know that over half of children aged 12 (51%) have a social media account and parents are working hard to keep children safe. But there’s more that social networks can do too. 

The NSPCC is working to make sure more is done to keep children safe online.  We want social media sites to have to follow a consistent set of rules and to explain the steps they take to tackle and prevent problems on their site. That’s what young people have told us they want too.

The NSPCC would like your support. Click here to find out how you can encourage Government to make social networks safer, and join us to end the #WildWestWeb for children.

Mrs Mason

Student Support Manager

18 January 2019

From the Principal - Friday 18 January

This week Year 11 were given an insight into their GCSE results day where they received their mock examination results.  Emotions of the students ranged from elation to disappointment when they viewed their results.  However, there is still a way to go to the real GCSE examinations and over the next few weeks students in Year 11 will be offered planned programmes of revision and extra support sessions with subject staff and learning mentors. 

It was really good to meet Year 11 parents at parents evening on Thursday and I am sure you were able to discuss ways of continuing to support your child through encouraging the regular completion of homework/revision and attending school every day. 

Most importantly, if you are concerned about your child’s progress in any subject, please make early contact with their tutor, Mentor or Year 11 Progress Leader, Mrs Carrington.

 

Rose Angus

Principal

 

 

Principal Awards

  • Bridget  7.1
  • Emma  10.5
  • Maisie  11.2
  • Zahra 11.9

 

 

Stars of the Week

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

  • Emily  7.1
  • Ellie-May  8.2
  • Holly  9.4
  • Melody  10.2
  • Irina  10.2
  • Tallulah  11.3
  • Sia  11.7
 

Year 11 Spotlight

It was fantastic to see so many of you with your parent/carers at Parents’ evening yesterday. Parental support is greatly appreciated, research suggests that it is eight times more important in determining a child’s academic success than anything else.

We hope you found the mock results day a useful experience, remember this is exactly how it will be when you come to collect you real GCSE results. It was encouraging to see so many happy faces, and speaking to lots of you it was great to hear how your hard work had paid off. Some students were disappointed with their results, this is the time to make the changes needed to make sure that on results day on 22 August 2019 you are one of the smiling faces.

To support your learning over the next few months we will be putting a number of activities in place, these range from after school revision sessions, small group interventions during CEIG and PE, walking talking mocks, half term revision sessions and past papers and exam questions to complete at home. We expect 100% attendance at these sessions, only students needing then additional support have been invited. During the next week you will also be receiving a revision planning booklet, this contains some great tips on revision techniques; as well as a handy revision planner that takes you all the way through your exams. If you need help completing this then pop in to see us in our office in M block.

The Atrium and Learning Resource’s Centre will also be open for Year 11 only from 2.45 -3.45pm Monday to Thursday from next week.

 

Alice King

Assistant Principal

 

 

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.)

 

Siobhan Evans

Principal

 

 

Cars on the college site

Access to the College site is limited to visitors with pre-booked appointments or people who either have a disability or are supporting someone with a disability. Recently we have seen an increase in parents entering the site, causing congestion, as well as an increased risk of student injury. Students who require specialised transport have not been able to access their vehicles.  We are sure that you agree that this is unacceptable. 

Please support us by ensuring that you do not enter the college site when dropping off or collecting your child.

 

Royal Society of Chemistry for SJNCC's Chemistry Week

An article about Chemistry Week at SJNCC was submitted to the Royal Society of Chemistry and I am very pleased to say that the article has been published in the British RSC magazine (the Voice) and on the website:

http://www.rsc.org/news-events/community/2018/dec/nine-things-to-do-during-chemistry-week/

Thank you to all the staff who made this possible.

 

Catherine Mynott

Head of Science

 

 

High School Musical Tickets

Tickets are now on sale for our production of High School Musical.

Show dates: Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 January 2019.

Doors will open at 6.30 pm and the show will start at 7.00 pm.

Ticket price is £5 (excl. booking fee).

Tickets can be selected and purchased through the link below:

 

 

Event listing QR code:

 

 

 

Creative Learning Services Book Challenge

In this quarter’s School Librarian Journal, Sir Jonathan North were quoted as part of the Creative Learning Services ‘Book Challenge’.

The ‘9 for 9 Challenge’ was launched in 2016 and sent three copies of nine titles into schools for Year 9 students to read.

One English teacher said:

‘I cannot recommend [the Challenge] highly enough. It is aimed at higher ability students but I showed the DVD to 9B4, several of whom had stopped reading for pleasure. Many started again and are still reading enthusiastically.’

After this success, schools are adapting how they run the Book Challenge. As a school, we are combining the ‘7 for 7 Challenge’ with the BookBuzz programme, with all Year 7 students challenged to read and complete a quiz on twenty books in both collections from October 2018 to March 2019.

 

 

 

Safeguarding Snippet

 

From the NSPCC Website:

Keeping children safe on social networks

Social networks can be a great way of allowing children to stay in touch with their friends. However, there’s currently no common set of child safety rules or laws that social media sites have to follow. Each site gets to decide what steps they take to keep children safe.

This can make it tricky to assess which games, apps and sites are safe for your children to use.

The NSPCC and O2 are working together to help parents to keep their children safe on social networks – and our top tips include:

  • Changing privacy settings and turning off location sharing. For tips and support in doing this, call the O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002 or make a face-to-face appointment with an O2 guru in-store (available even if you’re not with O2).
  • Talk with your child about what they like to do online.
  • Download the O2 NSPCC Family Online Agreement from our Share Awarepage so you can agree rules and boundaries with your children about online safety.

Support our campaign

At the NSPCC, we know that over half of children aged 12 (51%) have a social media account and parents are working hard to keep children safe. But there’s more that social networks can do too. 

The NSPCC is working to make sure more is done to keep children safe online.  We want social media sites to have to follow a consistent set of rules and to explain the steps they take to tackle and prevent problems on their site. That’s what young people have told us they want too.

The NSPCC would like your support. Click here to find out how you can encourage Government to make social networks safer, and join us to end the #WildWestWeb for children.

Mrs Mason

Student Support Manager

11 January 2019

From the Principal - Friday 11 January

We are pleased to welcome back students at the start of the spring term.  I am delighted and honoured to be appointed as the new principal of Sir Jonathan North Community College and I am very keen to get to know parents, as well as the students and staff over the coming months.  From my experience of being a senior leader for many years, I know that a successful and happy school depends on all of us working together.

 

Rose Angus

Principal

 

 

Stars of the Week

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

  • Katy  7.3
  • Rwan  8.1
  • Olivia  9.5
  • Isabel  10.10
  • Alina  10.6
  • Amani  11.4
  • Amy  11.2
 

Design and Technology Stars of the Month

D&T ‘Star of the Month’ Student Awards for  November 2018

We are proud to announce our Design and Technology student stars to shine for November 2018! 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.  November 2018 awards go to:

 

Food Nutrition and Preparation

Year 11 - Rania

Year 10 - Nusaybah

Year 9 - Kitty

Year 8 - Elizabeth

Year 7 - Mandela

Product Design

Year 11 - Ramisa

Year 10 - Taaliah

Year 9 - Jasmine

Year 8 - Leigha

Year 7 - Amy

Fashion and textiles

Year 11 - Shannon

Year 10 - Naomi

Year 9 - Hanifah

Year 8 - Jasmine

Year 7 - Akiera

 

 

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.)

 

Siobhan Evans

Principal

 

 

Sixth Form Admissions Consultation

As you may be aware, Beauchamp College are currently consulting on their admissions process for their Sixth Form and would like to invite parents at SJNCC to be involved.  Please follow the link below to respond.

https://www.beauchamp.org.uk/prospective-parents/post-16/sixth-form-consultation/

Below are more documentation relating to the Sixth Form Admissions Consultation:

Sixth Form Consultation Booklet

 

Sixth Form Admissions Consultation Information Letter

 

Siobhan Evans

Principal

 

 

 

Royal Society of Chemistry for SJNCC's Chemistry Week

An article about Chemistry Week at SJNCC was submitted to the Royal Society of Chemistry and I am very pleased to say that the article has been published in the British RSC magazine (the Voice) and on the website:

http://www.rsc.org/news-events/community/2018/dec/nine-things-to-do-during-chemistry-week/

Thank you to all the staff who made this possible.

 

Catherine Mynott

Head of Science

 

 

High School Musical Tickets

Tickets are now on sale for our production of High School Musical.

Show dates: Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 January 2019.

Doors will open at 6.30 pm and the show will start at 7.00 pm.

Ticket price is £5 (excl. booking fee).

Tickets can be selected and purchased through the link below:

 

 

Event listing QR code:

 

 

 

Creative Learning Services Book Challenge

In this quarter’s School Librarian Journal, Sir Jonathan North were quoted as part of the Creative Learning Services ‘Book Challenge’.

The ‘9 for 9 Challenge’ was launched in 2016 and sent three copies of nine titles into schools for Year 9 students to read.

One English teacher said:

‘I cannot recommend [the Challenge] highly enough. It is aimed at higher ability students but I showed the DVD to 9B4, several of whom had stopped reading for pleasure. Many started again and are still reading enthusiastically.’

After this success, schools are adapting how they run the Book Challenge. As a school, we are combining the ‘7 for 7 Challenge’ with the BookBuzz programme, with all Year 7 students challenged to read and complete a quiz on twenty books in both collections from October 2018 to March 2019.

 

 

 

 

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


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Safeguarding Snippet

 

From the NSPCC Website:

Keeping children safe on social networks

Social networks can be a great way of allowing children to stay in touch with their friends. However, there’s currently no common set of child safety rules or laws that social media sites have to follow. Each site gets to decide what steps they take to keep children safe.

This can make it tricky to assess which games, apps and sites are safe for your children to use.

The NSPCC and O2 are working together to help parents to keep their children safe on social networks – and our top tips include:

  • Changing privacy settings and turning off location sharing. For tips and support in doing this, call the O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002 or make a face-to-face appointment with an O2 guru in-store (available even if you’re not with O2).
  • Talk with your child about what they like to do online.
  • Download the O2 NSPCC Family Online Agreement from our Share Awarepage so you can agree rules and boundaries with your children about online safety.

Support our campaign

At the NSPCC, we know that over half of children aged 12 (51%) have a social media account and parents are working hard to keep children safe. But there’s more that social networks can do too. 

The NSPCC is working to make sure more is done to keep children safe online.  We want social media sites to have to follow a consistent set of rules and to explain the steps they take to tackle and prevent problems on their site. That’s what young people have told us they want too.

The NSPCC would like your support. Click here to find out how you can encourage Government to make social networks safer, and join us to end the #WildWestWeb for children.

Mrs Mason

Student Support Manager