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Newsletter – April 2014

April 3rd, 2014 Comments off

Please follow the link to view a copy of the school’s latest newsletter including the Head’s Corner and school dates. Newsletter – April 2014

For exam information please use the ’Letters Home’ link to the right.

WANTED – PARENT GOVERNORS

April 3rd, 2014 Comments off

We currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor.  This is an exciting opportunity to make a real contribution to our very successful and rapidly growing school community. 

We are seeking a person who fits the following description:

  • Currently has a child or children in our School.
  • Has an open and enquiring mind.
  • Shows a willingness to listen and make informed judgements.
  • Is able to work well with others.
  • Is interested in education generally and our School in particular.
  • Has a desire to play a part in improving our School.
  • Is willing to give about 10 – 20 hours per term to attend meetings and training (both usually in the evenings).

If you match the above description, you could be the very person to become a Parent Governor.  Everyone has something to offer and we want people from as many backgrounds and interests as possible.

REWARD Read more…

Local Schools Impress With Respect And Football Flair!

April 2nd, 2014 Comments off

balksHarrow Way Community School and Lions in the Community, in association with Sparsholt and Andover Colleges, played host to 250 young footballers, 28 teams, 18 schools, 18 Harrow Way Year 7 leaders and about 800 minutes of football!  Throughout the two days of competition, the standard of football and respect shown, to fellow players and officials, was excellent and a credit to the young people, staff and schools involved.

IMG_2737Andover College students, under the stewardship of Cathy Devereux and Rhonda Salmon, ran the Rural Schools’ Football Tournament whilst for the fifth year, Sparsholt College students planned, organized and ran the Town Schools’ Tournament with a high level of skill and efficiency. Read more…

Students meet famous children’s author, Charlie Higson

April 1st, 2014 Comments off

photo2Recently 11 Year 9 students, accompanied by Mrs Caulfield and Miss Herbert, went to Winchester Guildhall to see the famous children’s author,  Charlie Higson.  Charlie spoke about how he started writing, his partnership with Paul Whitehouse and about his latest book, an exciting zombie thriller, The Fallen.

All the students had a chance to meet Charlie and each received a signed book.

Mr Parsons investigates student opportunities

March 31st, 2014 Comments off

Harrow Way Assistant Headteacher, Tony Parsons met with local business, Be Wiser, last week to find out about careers opportunities for our students.

Be Wiser might be Andover’s best kept secret. Across five offices in the town, it employs nearly as many people as the Co-op distribution centre.

The insurance firm has launched a new initiative for school leavers, offering an apprenticeship scheme with structured training and qualifications up to degree level. School leavers receive a starting salary of £12,000.

Mr Parsons said: “Apprenticeships provide a good alternative for our students to consider, but there are often relatively few available in the area. We need more employers to offer high quality apprenticeships and with the government raising the participation age, apprenticeships will become ever more in demand.

“I believe what Be Wiser are offering is an attractive compromise around rigorous further study and clear career progression opportunities.”

Harrow Way Community School is also working with Be Wiser around employability skills. Representatives from the firm will be offering our students – mentoring, CV writing workshops, interview skills and work experience.

IBM’s Blue Fusion inspires Harrow Way’s Computer Science students

March 31st, 2014 Comments off

IMG_0156Coinciding with National Science and Engineering week, six Computer Science students from Harrow Way Community School recently attended IBM’s annual Blue Fusion event. Competing against 11 other schools at Europe’s largest software development facility, IBM Hursley, the Harrow Way students faced as an assortment of technological conundrums which tested their logic and reasoning as well as their team working and initiative skills.

Quick thinking and scientific knowledge was required in the tests which are all designed to inspire and encourage student interest in Science, Technology and Engineering. Demonstrating a talent for the subject the Harrow Way team students came 3rd out of 12 schools with a gap of only seven points between the top three schools. Read more…

National Citizen Service select Harrow Way as a Champion School

March 31st, 2014 Comments off

NCSNational Citizen Service (NCS), the government backed youth citizenship programme, has selected Harrow Way Community School to be one of their Champion Schools for 2014.

As a Champion School Harrow Way fully embraces the NCS into their ethos. Year 11 students can join the programme which has been designed to help young people build skills for work and life, take on new challenges and meet new friends. Read more…

Community Sports 2014 @ Pilgrims Way Open Space

March 31st, 2014 Comments off

10 Free sports sessions, from 2–4pm taking place every Tuesday in the school holidays, running from February to October half term.

For further information contact Community and Leisure Online:
www.testvalley.gov.uk
Email: community&leisure@testvalley.gov.uk
Telephone: 01264 368000
Facebook: Active Test Valley
Twitter: @TestValleyBC #communitysport

Please use the following link to access the consent form. There are 4 pages to this document: the first 2 pages are for free community football sessions in Romsey and pages 3 & 4 are for the Pilgrims Way sessions. Community Sports 2014

New Pasta Machine

March 31st, 2014 Comments off

DSC_1253DSC_1262The Year 9 Food Technology class discover the newest gadget to arrive in the catering class room … an electric pasta machine has arrived in school as part of their work on pasta.

Osmington Bay – Thursday

March 27th, 2014 Comments off

IMG_1033The Year 9 Geographers have been looking at beach processes such as beach profiling and longshore drift, whilst on their residential trip at Osmington Bay. Today they have been studying the geology of the coastline and fossil hunting. This evening students are creating a computer animation of their fossilised animal.

They have also been taking a little break from geography work and have been on a challenging off-road mountain bike ride through the wet and mud.