Harrow Way ENEWS

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Friday 28th September 2018

Good afternoon,

It has been a very busy week with Open Evening and Open Mornings. The School always looks pretty damn good but this week we looked even more splendid than normal! This year Open Evening and Open Mornings were another resounding success. Thank you to all the staff and students in advance for all their efforts. We saw an unprecedented number of people come to our school to find out what we do, how we do it and how it will benefit their children.

Parents, carers and families were invited to join us for tours of the school, interactive subject-based activities, fun in the labs, the sportshall, art rooms, D&T workshops and dance, drama and music rooms. The auditorium was packed out for my two presentations, with standing room at a premium at the back and a queue of people waiting to enter in reception. This was followed by two very successful open mornings with tours conducted by our wonderful Year 10 Students.

Feedback from those who attended, already indicates that people were impressed with what they saw, the enthusiasm shown by our staff and pupils and the potential for their child or children:

"On behalf of my husband and I, could I please give a huge thank you for a fabulous evening. Your students are an absolute credit to you; they were polite, kind and are obviously very proud of their school. Our only problem now is how we are going to get through the next year as our son is so excited and cannot wait to join and become a part of what is clearly a great secondary school. Once again thank you and we look forward to an acceptance in the near future."

"Just to let you know that we attended the evening session. The school was excellently presented and everyone involved should be very proud of the work they put in. We were guided around by one your pupils who was well spoken and knowledgeable and this combined with the variety of interactive events around the school meant our daughter and son both loved the visit."

"I just wanted to convey our thanks for the wonderful tour this morning and open evening on Tuesday. The 2 Year 10 girls who showed us around couldn't have done any better job of making us feel welcome and answering all of our questions (and there were many). As soon as we entered the reception we could tell that the students were proud to be members of Harrow Way Community School and all staff we interacted with were so positive about all aspects of the curriculum, pastoral care and the leadership of the school; there was a real sense of collaboration between staff and students. As a deputy head myself I would hope that parents left my school feeling as my wife and I did last night. And we are sure that if our daughter is successful in gaining a place at Harrow Way she would be well cared for and extremely happy."

What Makes Harrow Way Great

European Day of Languages
Year 7 students produced some amazing cakes to celebrate the European Day of Languages. Mlle Machu gave an assembly for Years 7-10. Photos of the impressive and tasty cakes can be seen here. Tutor groups also had a language quiz to complete.

Andover 215 Project
915 Project 10 life size soldiers have been collected and ready for year 7s to decorate commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the end of the first World War! Once complete, they'll be displayed at Vigo Park along with 215 others decorated by other local schools for the Andover 215 project.

Student Success
Libby West in Year 10 took part in the British Tumbling Championships last week. She reached the finals and came a very impressive 7th. A video of her run can be viewed here.

Sporting Activities
Sports Clubs are now available to view on the website here.

House Basketball competition this week very close so far - results next week.

Our Year 10/11 Boys Football team were victorious against Wellington 6-1 on Monday. Kial Mumford, Elliot Smith and Dylan Willard were the scorers. A full report can be viewed here.

Our Year 7 and Year 8 Boys Football teams were not so successful this week against Henry Cort and Wellington respectively, despite playing well.

School Visits
Year 11 students have had the opportunity to see their Shakespeare set work, Othello, performed at The Globe Theatre. Students enjoyed the opportunity to see the play performed as it would have been in Shakespeare's day.

A group of Year 10 students are attending a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) event at Longleat today.

Last week, Year 7 students joined with other Andover schools in celebrating Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots International Peace Day at Harmony Woods. With the support of town officials and the amazing team and volunteers from Andover Trees United, with whom Harrow Way is an ambassador school, the day was full of excitement and joy! Hundreds of doves with written messages and pledges were flown and the giant dove was carried through the beautiful Harmony Wood. A tree was planted in honour of both this day and Dr Jane Goodall, who had recorded a personal video message for the children. Watch a short video of the day here.

Year 11 Info
Year 11 Careers Information

Forthcoming Open Evenings

Tuesday 2 October 2018 (4.30 – 7.30 pm) Andover College

Wednesday 3 October 2018 (4.30 – 7.30 pm) Andover College

Wednesday 3 October 2018 (5.30 – 8.30 pm) Queen Mary's College (QMC)

Saturday 13 October 2018 (10.00 am – 2.00 pm) Sparsholt

Monday 15 October 2018 (4.30pm to 7.30pm) Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT)

Wednesday 17 October 2018 (6.00 - 9.00 pm) Peter Symonds

Thursday 18 October 2018 (6.00 - 9.00 pm) Peter Symonds

Full list of College Open Days and Evenings

October 2018

Tuesday 2nd October
Y11 Visit to Swanage (Geog)
KS4 District Badminton Boys @ JH and Girls @ Harrow Way - 4pm start - Teachers in Charge Mr Haysom and Mrs Winnett
4.30 – 7.30pm Andover College Open Evening

Wednesday 3rd October
Y11 Visit to Swanage (Geog)
Year 7 District Football @ HW - 3.45 K.O - Teacher in Charge Mr Massiah
4.30 – 7.30pm Andover College Open Evening
5.30 – 8.30pm) Queen Mary's College (QMC)

Thursday 27th September
Selected Year 11 Non-uniform day (100% September attendance)
PM Y11 Visit to St Mary's Church
Girls Y7/8 County Cup Football vs Henry Beaufort @Harrow Way

Planned School Trips for 2018/19

These visits for 2018/19 have currently been agreed by the Headteacher. Others will be added throughout the year. There is no guarantee that they will all go ahead as this depends on student uptake. Further details on each visit will be given out to the year group/classes involved by the member of staff organising the visit.

School Trips
Year 7 and Year 10 Photographs

Parents should have received their proof copies of photographs. Orders can be placed on line with Cardwell & Simons or by returning the form to school.

If you wish to order via the school, please ensure we have the form by Friday 5th October.

Data Check
Data Check

Following a national safeguarding review, we are now required to ensure that we have more than one contactee per child on our system. We will be checking our data and contacting those parents concerned.​

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