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Headteacher’s Blog – Week 41 – Final Blog of the Year

July 22nd, 2016

We certainly know how to finish on a high here at Harrow Way! The last few weeks have seen two excellent awards evenings for Year 7/8 and 9/10. These were followed by celebration assemblies for all year groups. These events are a great way to finish the year, recognising the achievements of students who have excelled in particular subjects or as members of their tutor groups throughout the year.

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little things. Excellence is not an exception – it’s an attitude.”
— Colin Powell

This is the key to sustaining success. The students who received certificates and awards as part of these celebrations of success all demonstrated this. They were getting the little things right, day in day out, all the time. Turning up for school, on time, in the correct uniform. Listening carefully. Applying themselves. Working hard. Doing their best. Looking out for others. Caring. Smiling. Helping. Not just occasionally – but all the time. These “little things” build up an attitude and approach which contributes to bigger things. The formation of an attitude which will contribute to excellence not just at school, but beyond.

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In the midst of this celebration of success, was that our rescheduled Sports Day also took place. And what a day! The atmosphere was full of fun and enjoyment, and the Houses as fiercely competitive as ever. Unfortunately the day was cut short in the afternoon due to a heavy rain outburst, so the relay races didn’t take place. A gallery of pictures can be viewed here and a big congratulations to Buzzard House who emerged victorious this year.

We also filmed our Big Draw 2016 art work with students from Year 7, 8 & 9. This involved all students and and was filmed with a drone.

We finished the year with our whole school assembly to celebrate our successes. This was a fantastic way to the end the year. Congratulations go to to Kestrels who won the House Cup!

Finally, the latest edition of our Harrow Way Eagle newsletter was distributed to students earlier this week and can be viewed online here.

Have a lovely summer.

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