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New Intake – Uniform Shop

July 22nd, 2015 Comments off

Open on INSET day – Tuesday 1st September 2015 – between 10 am and 4.30 pm

House Cup Winners – HAWK HOUSE!

July 22nd, 2015 Comments off

Photo 22-07-2015 09 11 12On the last day of term, the school held a whole school assembly in the Sports Hall. The assembly was to run through all the events and amazing achievements from the past academic year. Prizes were awarded for the best attendance (student and tutor) and most stampers (individual student and tutor).

Harrow Way Heads of House’s also recapped on house events of the year and awarded prizes to their best member of house from each year group, as well as announcing the new house captains for next year. After a recap of Sports Day and a dance from year 10, the main event was held:Photo 22-07-2015 10 09 55 The overall House Cup Winners.

1st Place – Hawks, 231,140 points
2nd Place – Kestrels, 224,952 points
3rd Place – Buzzards – 223,296 points

KS4 Presentation Evening

July 22nd, 2015 Comments off

IMG_4061On Monday 13th July we held our Key Stage 4 presentation evening to celebrate the success and a variety of achievements of our students in Years 9 & 10. Awards were presented for achievement and progress in every subject area. Year Leader Awards were also given out to two students for contribution and personal achievement.

For students who have achieved over 1200 stamps, they were awarded their Headteacher’s Commendation certificates. A gallery of pictures can be views here.

Sports Day 2015 – Video

July 22nd, 2015 Comments off

Year 7 & 8 Explore Outdoors

July 21st, 2015 Comments off

20150713_115715Last week students from Year 7 and Year 8 visited Charlton Lakeside to participate in a variety of ‘Explore Outdoor’ activities such as kayaking, tent-pitching, archery and climbing.

The purpose of the visit was to boost students’ confidence by developing teamwork skills and making them aware of their capabilities and potential. Some pictures can be viewed here.

Test Valley Young Interpreters Conference

July 21st, 2015 Comments off

IMG_0786Ten students from across the year groups, joined with students from other Test Valley Schools at Kings School, Winchester, to take part in the Test Valley Young Interpreters Conference.

All students involved have English as an Additional Language and attended the first Young Interpreters Conference, as part of a national award-winning scheme organised by EMTAS (Ethnic Minority and Travellers Achievement Service). Students enjoyed a range of workshops from around the world, including Nepali drumming and Indian dancing. In addition, many enjoyed meeting and chatting to their peers in languages ranging from Polish to French.

Summer Performing Arts Showcase’s

July 16th, 2015 Comments off

IMG_0684It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Harrow Way Performing Arts Department. Thursday 9th and Friday 10th July was our Drama and Dance showcase from our Year 9 and 10 BTEC Students. Year 9 students performed a gothic horror play, The Casting of the Runes and Year 10 students recreated their version of John Godber’s, ‘Teechers’. Dancers have been having street dance workshops in lessons and performed their pieces. Some pictures can be viewed here.

P1050035On Wednesday 15th July was our Music Summer Showcase. Students who take guitar lessons at school performed a variety of songs, followed by solo vocalist Isobel Laughton. Year 10 students then took to the stage to perform some rock numbers which will be assessed for their BTEC work. Some pictures can be viewed here.

Skilful Leadership at Skills4Life Festival

July 15th, 2015 Comments off

IMG_1060Over the course of two days, about 60 Year 1 children and 70 Year 2/3 children from Endeavour Primary, Knights Enham Infant, Knights Enham Junior, Portway Infant, Portway Junior and Roman Way Primary Schools filled the Harrow Way Community School sports hall with skills, action, laughter and team work. The annual Skills4Life festivals are always enjoyed by children and adults alike, as well as by Harrow Way students who have been taught how to skilfully lead younger children. The young children enjoyed developing communication skills, sending and receiving, balance and team work. All tried really hard to encourage and help each other too, earning their name in the ‘Skills4Life’ bucket if they impressed the leaders. Read more…

KS3 Presentation Evening

July 13th, 2015 Comments off

IMG_3984Last Monday (6th July) we held our Key Stage 3 presentation evening to celebrate the success and a variety of achievements of our students in Years 7 & 8. Awards were presented for achievement and progress in every subject area. Year Leader Awards were also given out to two students for contribution and personal achievement.

For students who have achieved over 1200 stamps, they were awarded their Headteacher’s Commendation certificates. A gallery of pictures can be views here.

Harrow Way student abseils down Reading’s tallest building, The Blade

July 10th, 2015 Comments off

Chloe WilfortHarrow Way Year 7 student Chloe Wilfort joined 105 thrill seeking fundraisers to abseil down Reading’s tallest building The Blade. The distinctive landmark, which is visible from many places across the town, is 86 metres (282 feet) high and has 14 floors. Alongside best friend Sydney Reidy, who inspired Chloe to take on the challenge, the girls abseiled from the 13th floor, collectively raising nearly £1,000 for Naomi House and Jacks Place.

Commenting on her achievement Chloe said: “On the day I felt excited to do the abseil because I’ve never challenged myself to do something like this before. I was really pleased for Naomi House when my sponsorship reached almost £400 (excluding gift aid) as I exceeded the minimum amount they request you raise which is £100.” Read more…