ThisWeek@SAN - Friday 20th December 2019

Message from the Head of School:

For my final message of the decade I would like to thank some key people for their effort this term.

I would like to thank our teaching staff for all their efforts in pushing our students to have "no limits".

I would like to thank our Curriculum leaders and their teams for working hard to transform our curriculum, to give our students the best possible chance of success and to help them broaden their horizons.

I would like to thank our House leaders and House assistants who expect the best in attitude and foster respect between all our students.

I would like to thank our non-teaching staff who provide support everyday, supporting students to overcome any difficulties they may face. They help keep our Academy clean, safe as well as our catering team who provide excellent meals. With thanks to the Admin team for all their hard work in making sure parents are up to date with information and the day to day running of the Academy.

I would like to thank our Governors and the Constellation trust for challenging us to have "no limits," pushing us to continue to improve the Academy.

I would like to thank our parents, carers and families for supporting us and making Sirius Academy North one big community.

Finally, I would like to thank all of our students. Every day brings us challenges but also laughter and breakthroughs. Our student community make our job worthwhile.

Together, we will take Sirius Academy North forward. We will have no limits!

We would like to wish the whole Academy community a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We wish you all a restful break ready to be the best we can be in 2020.

Mr Ravenscroft

Curriculum Area students of the week:

PE

Shivan Khosnaw- Great improvement in BTEC Sport.

Billy Toft- Continued effort in BTEC Sport.

CAPA

Drama Emma Sansam, Amy Dobbs, James Windass, Mackenzie Lambert, Carla McNeil, Ellie Mae Guy, Caitlin Brook, Hollie Beard, Jack Deyes, Thomas Hawes, Jessica Tuck, Paige Clark and Melissa Jones for a fantastic panto performance.

Music

To all the students who participated in the Christmas Performance- you have all worked extremely hard in rehearsals this term and put on a fantastic final performance. Well done- see you all in the new year!

Photography

Ionut Adir, Ethan Coates, Taffarel Parakesit, Jakub Kaczpak & Kai Salter for working extremely hard in their drop down day!

English

David Konieczny for including some imaginative and thought provoking vocabulary in his work.

MFL

French: Yu-Yan Shi for an excellent attitude to learning and being really smiley!

German: Yu-Hen Shi for settling well into a new class and having some excellent recall skills

Humanities

Lewis Watkinson, Ellis Dean, Daisy Taylor, Elizabeth Mwaura,

Amy Yorgenson, Amy Dobbs and Maja Pochwat

Maths

Harvey Miller – Excellent attitude and work rate in maths.

The maths department would like to thank Miss Fortnum for all her years of service. We wish her a very happy retirement.

Science

Technology

Resistant Materials

Ruby Ariss Y9 – for her outstanding book ends with an elephant design.

Hospitality and Catering

Elliott O’Connor and Shivan Khoshnaw

Scarlett Rowland and Shania Norman

Both partners have created fabulous festive dishes and worked well together.

House Cup Position

Well done to team Pioneer who came back from behind to overtake Voyager on the 2nd to last day before the competition ended. The cup for term one was won by hard work, determination and talent. Well done to Voyager who gave an incredibly performance and pushed Pioneer all the way.

Scores start at zero after Christmas.

Top Reward Points in Each House

Reward Points

Well done to our three students who hit the gold award this term.

Hasam Azhar = Gold

Abigail Birnie =Gold

Sinitja Milakne =Gold

Noticeable Achievements:

Christmas Experience.

Our Christmas experience was performed on Tuesday 17th December. The event was well attended and started off with some Music from our music performance students. Steel Pans, violins, keyboards, ukulele’s and singing was present from the start. As well as homemade mince pies, Christmas decorations, hot chocolate, doughnuts and a raffle. All money raised from the event is going to the candlelighters charity.

The second part of the Christmas experience was our staff and student panto. The panto had 25 staff and 14 students performing.

Enrichment

English

In January:

Year 7s will read and analyse Shakespeare’s play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Year 8s will read and analyse a modern novel: Annabel Pitcher’s ‘My Sister Lives in the Mantelpiece’ or Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Shadow’, linking these novels to real life acts of terrorism that changed the world forever.

Year 9s will read and analyse Shakespeare’s play: Much Ado About Nothing.

Year 10s will read and analyse Shakespeare’s play: Macbeth in preparation for their English Literature GCSE.

Year 11s will continue to work on exam skills for reading and writing.

Maths

HegartyMaths homework club on Monday morning from 8am in 0N1, and on Wednesday morning from 8am in 0N3. KS4 drop in maths session on Tuesday morning from 8am in 0N1.

Upcoming events / activities

Final Thought

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year”

The next parental bulletin will go live next year

 

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