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Sir Jonathan North Community College

Previous Editions

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

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