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20/07/21

Lara in Year 9 has just been on her first rollercoaster ever! She picked the terrifying Stealth for her first one. https://t.co/cVoVcDk6Hc

20/07/21

Students already enjoying themselves and getting soaked on the rides at Thorpe Park for their Rewards Trip. https://t.co/Ruz2zf8C3B

19/07/21

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Congratulations to Nida, 8 Gibson, for winning the final Word of the Week prize draw for this academic year and the first prize: a Kindle Reader! She'll be able to read so many amazing books this summer. Many thanks to Kiyaan and Naba, 7 Gibson, for helping with the prize draw. https://t.co/mxT0ZRMxV5

16/07/21

Year 8 having Afternoon Tea with the Principal https://t.co/TpbvQNvY9Q

15/07/21

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Savannah has attended athletics club every week this term. Her hard work and training placed her 4th overall in the Y9 300m AMAZING !! Just missed out on the medal position.

15/07/21

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Lawrence ran the second fastest time to qualify for the 200m final ! ⁦https://t.co/ZbtMc8zgyD

15/07/21

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Well done to Mutasim who has qualified for the 100m final. The difference between himself and 1st is 0.10s Come on Mutasim ! ⁦https://t.co/vl34wam3mZ

15/07/21

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A few nervous but ready year 9 students for the year 9 and 10 harris federation sports day https://t.co/V7BgxmEegg

15/07/21

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Big improvements from the Year 7 Cricket team this term! 🏏 https://t.co/Bi1xQIrqPr

15/07/21

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We have not managed to co-ordinate a group photo of HAWI Shadowers and our Carnegie winner, so we'll let the book cover do the talking. We absolutely LOVE "The Girl Who Speaks Bear". It is an incredible story with a multitude of important themes, beautifully told! https://t.co/9gFWuk145O

15/07/21

After a challenging year in school, KS3 students at HAWI have made a huge difference to the Design & Technology department. Here are some of the outstanding products made: fridge magnets, monster cable wraps, book ends and book marks. https://t.co/dep2O2Su22

12/07/21

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Congratulations to Chloe, Year 8 whose entry to Wimbledon BookFest Young Writers’ Competition has been highly commended! Chloe's short story will be published in 2021 Young Writers' Competition Anthology. We are so proud of and pleased for her! https://t.co/DMCWt0y9QP

12/07/21

Insignia (our badge company) have planted a tree in our name at the Eden Project in Madagascar! https://t.co/YgsK8fZ1VI https://t.co/nN9mhl9A0a

09/07/21

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Theo came 3rd in the 800m heat. The last 100m he really kicked on and climbed 3 places. Demonstrating great determination and perseverance https://t.co/kqSrC1TWws

09/07/21

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Woooooo 2nd place in the final heat. Very unfortunate to miss out on the final by 1.5 seconds ⁦https://t.co/BQmZC6yIwC

09/07/21

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100m boys heat Aidan came 3rd with a time of 13:27. Excellent running https://t.co/sdWLuPxpVT

09/07/21

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Our year 8 boys came 3rd in the 4th relay heat. Amazing work ⁦https://t.co/7XBUeye4Q4

09/07/21

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First event at the harris federation sports day. ⁦⁩ year 8 girls came 5th amazing effort. https://t.co/hcAZXPdR4H

09/07/21

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Celebrate that football is coming home with our book of the week! Indulge in the hidden world of professional football while you wait for Sunday's big match! https://t.co/IuAIxK20jq

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Welcome from the Principal: Mrs J Larizadeh

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Harris Academy Wimbledon.  We are a co-educational secondary academy set up to provide an excellent education for children in Wimbledon. We opened our doors in 2018 and in November 2020 moved into our brand-new building with our first three year groups. We will grow year on year, eventually serving children ages 11-18.
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16 July 2021Newsletter 16/07/21I am proud of every member of the school community who have risen to the demands of a very challenging year.  We are looking forward to Honours Day on Monday where we can celebrate this momentous year with our students and staff,  and I hope some parents will be able to join us virtually.  Please find the times and links below.   Year 9 Honours – 10.00am-11.00am   Year 9 Honours Ceremony: link.   Year 7 Honours – 11.40am-12.40pm   Year 7 Honours Ceremony: link   Year 8 Honours – 2.10pm -3.00pm   Year 8 Honours Ceremony Link: link   Please ensure your child attends in their smartest uniform with their school shoes polished!   Unfortunately, Stuart Lawrence has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 and now has to self-isolate.  We will arrange for him to visit us in the Autumn Term.  Although disappointing, this will not detract from the tremendous achievements of our students.   Tuesday will be a Mufti day for the students and we will raise money for cancer research. Please contribute £1 towards Teenage Cancer Trust. We finish at 3pm on Tuesday and students will be dismissed between 12.15pm and 12.30pm on Wednesday.   This is the last newsletter of the school year but I will write to you next week with arrangements for the start of the Autumn Term 2021.   Until then, have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine.   Mrs Larizadeh   https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/160721-Newsletter.pdf  
9 July 2021Newsletter 09/07/2021I  hope everyone is keeping safe and well.  Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to invite parents and carers into the academy for Honours Evening.  As I am sure you are aware, there is a high rate of positive cases of Covid-19 in Merton and I don’t think it will be sensible to have a mixture of 300 adults and students in the school hall.  However, we are very much looking forward to our Honours Day which we will hold in school on Monday 19th July and we will send you details next week about how you will be able to watch it from home. I am absolutely delighted that Stuart Lawrence will be our guest speaker at Honours Day.  His brother Stephen Lawrence, was murdered in a racially motivated attack in 1993, and the Lawrence family’s tireless campaign for justice has led to cultural shifts and changes in attitudes towards racism within British society. Stuart Lawrence worked as a teacher for fifteen years and he is now a motivational speaker, a writer and works with the education system to equip young people with the mindset to believe and achieve what they want in life, no matter the challenges they might face. In his book, ‘Silence Is Never an Option’ Lawrence talks about what he has learned from life;  the tools that have helped him live positively and kept him moving forwards when times have been tough. From role models to self-control Lawrence uses his own experience to help all people to harness the good in themselves and in the world around them, using that fire of positivity to create change in their lives. We look forward to meeting him. Best wishes for an enjoyable weekend, Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/090721-Newsletter.pdf                                                
11 June 2021Newsletter 11/06/21We’re delighted that lots of our students have been awarded 50 curriculum reward stickers this academic year.  For Lower School students, this requires being awarded 250 effort stamps through the year, and for Upper School students, 50 Kudos stickers for individual pieces of work.  It is a fantastic achievement, reached through hard work, effort and resilience through what has been a very challenging year.  We would like to reward students who have reached this milestone, so we are arranging for all students who have reached this goal to attend our Reward Trip to Thorpe Park Resort. We are able to subsidise the cost of this trip, and cover travel costs.  When your son or daughter reaches the threshold of  50 stickers, you will receive an invitation letter, and the contribution request will be added to your Parent Pay account.  Students have until the end of June to reach 50 stickers, so there’s still time. The trip will be undertaken strictly within the government’s Covid-19 guidelines in force on that date, and we will also enforce any additional requirements made by Thorpe Park Resort (for example, students will be required to have their temperature taken on arrival).  Payment of the contribution will indicate consent. In the meantime, let’s get earning those stickers!   Have a good weekend   Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/110621-Newsletter.pdf
21 May 2021Newsletter 21/05/21This week we have welcomed staff from other Harris Academies to see Harris Academy Wimbledon in action.  I am delighted to inform you that they were very impressed with the students who they found to be polite, engaging and focused on learning.  I’d like to thank all the staff who work incredibly hard to provide great teaching and learning and support the students to meet their potential. The students are looking forward to their deep learning days this week.  If they are going on a visit to Kew Gardens or to the South Coast, please ensure they know what to wear, what to bring and where to meet.  There won’t be any enrichment this week as the staff need to prepare for the deep learning days.  Consequently students will finish at 3pm on Tuesday.  Extracurricular activities have finished for this half term and will start again on Monday 7th June. On Monday and Tuesday, students will bring home their revision books which will help them revise for their summer exams.  Please spend some time reading them with your child and support them to do a revision timetable.  There is some information in the booklet about ensuring they rest over half term and don’t spend the whole time revising.  I understand there were some technical issues with the virtual revision evening.  Mr Maurice is going to record the revision tips and put them on the website. Have a lovely weekend, Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/210521-Newsletter.pdf  
14 May 2021Newsletter 14/05/2021I hope you are keeping safe and well.  We will be following the government advice and students do not need to wear masks in school from Monday 17th May.  We will continue to implement all our other safety measures and it is vitally important that students continue to take a lateral flow test twice a week.  In addition, students now need to wear their school uniform every day and bring their PE Kit with them on the days they have PE lessons and extra-curricular clubs.  There is some more information about this in the Covid section of the newsletter. Enrichment and Extracurricular clubs continue to be a great success.  We believe that academic success should go hand-in hand with a rich variety of extra-curricular activities as they help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and a joy in learning.  At Harris Academy Wimbledon all students participate in enrichment and attend at least one after school extra-curricular activity.  With over 40 different clubs, there is plenty to choose from. Mr Maurice will be leading a revision session for all students and parents on Monday 17th May from 6pm – 7pm and you will find the link in the newsletter.  It is a really important evening as it will give parents and students some key tips on how to revise successfully for the summer exams. Students are really picking up the pace in receiving rewards and I enjoyed speaking to more Year 7 students in Principal’s breakfast this morning.  Please keep encouraging your child to work hard and collect their stickers. Best wishes for a lovely weekend, Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/140521-Newsletter.pdf
30 April 2021Newsletter 30/04/2021I am delighted to let you know that we have recruited some outstanding teachers who will start with us in September, when we will welcome another year group to our school community.  We have appointed a new Head of Computer Science and a new Director of Science,  alongside new teachers in English, Maths, Science, Art, Drama, Dance and PE, Music, Spanish, Geography and Food technology.  The Year 9 options process is complete and I am delighted with Year 9 students; they have approached the whole process with diligence and maturity.  Mr Maurice will send a letter home to parents within the next two weeks confirming the GCSE choices for your child. I enjoyed chatting with Year 7 students who came to Principal’s breakfast this morning (as they have achieved thirty reward stickers for the effort they have put into their school work).  They keep me up to date with what they are enjoying and always give me suggestions of how we can continue to improve and develop over time.  All students who receive 50 reward stickers (or Kudos stickers for Year 9)  by the end of June will get the opportunity to go on a rewards trip to Thorpe Park.  Please keep encouraging your children to work hard in their lessons so they get the opportunity to go. I hope you have an enjoyable bank holiday weekend.  I have my fingers crossed for some sunny weather! Bets wishes, Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/300421Newsletter.pdf
23 April 2021Newsletter 230421I hope you all a had a good Easter break and have enjoyed some of the sunshine.  I am looking forward to a great summer term which will be a combination of great academic work and the opportunity to re-introduce some other activities (as far as the COVID safety measures allow).  We plan to have two deep learning days on the 26th and 27th May; Year 7 will have the opportunity to go to Kew Gardens as part of their Art curriculum and the Year 8 will go on a Geography Field trip.  Year 9 will not miss out as they will have a Shakespeare performance of Macbeth (to support them with GCSE English) and the opportunity to work with staff form Greenwich Observatory for Maths and Science.  In June and July, we are planning two outdoor activity days, an Arts Festival, Sports Day and Duke of Edinburgh camping trips for Year 9.  We continue to closely follow all of the COVID guidance for keeping everyone safe. The summer term is also about working hard and doing well in the end of year exams.  The week of the 14th June is exam week for all year groups.  On the 17th May, we will be holding a revision evening for parents which will provide information on the exams and different strategies that you can use to support your children with revision.  More details will follow closer to the time.  I am pleased to report that the students have settled back in very quickly and have shown that they are committed to their studies.  The teachers have planned a great curriculum which will allow students to gain all the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. Best wishes for an excellent Summer Term, Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/230421Newsletter.pdf
26 March 2021Newsletter 26/03/21The students have had another great week at the academy and we continue to be very impressed by their enthusiasm for school.  I am afraid my message this week is very procedural and relates to lateral flow tests. The government have asked staff and students to continue with lateral flow tests during the Easter holidays.  Students will be given a box of seven tests next week and they need to take them on: · Sunday 4th April · Wednesday 7th April · Sunday 11th April · Wednesday 14th April · Sunday 18th April They should continue to report the results to the school and we will send a link via their email to complete the form. We have made a successful application to be part of a clinical trial in the summer term.  The trial is for 7 day lateral flow testing for close contacts of a positive case.  This means if a student/member of staff tests positive, their close contacts can still come to school provided they sign up to take a lateral flow test in school for the next 7 school days.  Once I have the full details of the trial, I will write with further information. We continue to focus on rewards and it has been a pleasure to award so many students in assemblies over the last week.  Please keep encouraging your sons and daughters to get their stickers and claim their rewards.  We are hoping that in the summer term we will be able to run some reward trips. This is the last newsletter of the term.  The students finish at 12.30pm on Thursday and I’d like to wish you a relaxing and enjoyable break. Best wishes, Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/260321Newsletter.pdf
12 March 2021Newsletter 12/03/21It has been great to see the academy full of life this week.  The students have been brilliant.  They have quickly settled back in to their lessons and have been a pleasure to chat to.  Today we recognised International Women’s Day which was on Monday 8th March by wearing a pink ribbon and reflecting on the women who have inspired us.  It has been so lovely to read about how many students have been inspired by their mum.  Here are some of their comments: ‘My mum because she is a confident person who has raised me well.  She has taught me everything I know and she is the greatest woman I know’ ‘My mum because she is always happy and believes in herself’ ‘My mom because she inspires me to be different and stand out’ These are just three comments from many.  Congratulations to all the mums who do a brilliant job every single day. Next week, we will celebrate Red Nose Day.  Donations help tackle important issues including homelessness, hunger, domestic abuse and mental health stigma, all of which have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.  It will be mufti day and students can purchase red noses (which will be interesting to wear with a mask!), pin badges and awareness bands for £1.  The Heads of house have been working with their teams to set up some stalls at lunch time – all the details are in the newsletter so if you can support with any donations, it will be appreciated. I have sent a letter home today outlining the details of the next phase of the lateral flow testing which is where students do the tests at home on a Sunday and Wednesday.  More details are in the letter which you can find here   Thank you for all your support in getting the students back to school. My warmest wishes for a lovely weekend, Mrs Larizadeh   https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/120321Newsletter.pdf
5 March 2021Newsletter 05/03/21Thank you for your support in keeping everyone safe by consenting to the lateral flow tests; I really appreciate your support in keeping the Academy as safe as possible. Many key systems and processes will stay exactly the same as they were in the autumn term. Year group bubbles, routines for social distancing and hygiene around hand-washing and nightly cleaning of our premises and equipment will not be changing. We have all got used to these measures and know they go a long way towards keeping everyone as safe and protected as possible. In line with new government guidance, there are two significant and important new initiatives that we need your support with: · Students will wear face coverings when they are inside the academy building. There are legitimate reasons for a small number of pupils to be exempt from this, but otherwise we will be expecting all pupils to wear face coverings. This is for the greater good of the health of each other and we hope everyone will play their part. Exemption cards can only be issued by Miss Pocock (Years 7 & 8) and Mr James (Year 9). · Students will complete two more lateral flow tests in the academy and I will write to you next week about the process for home testing which will begin from the week of the 15th March.  Please spend time going through the student protocols with your child before they return.  You can find the link  here A full copy of our risk assessment can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section. We have lots of different opportunities and activities planned for the students for the rest of this term and can’t wait to see them back.  We know that the experience of lockdown has affected everyone in very different ways and we will ensure everyone is very well supported.  If your child is anxious about returning, please do not hesitate to get in touch with their house tutor so we can keep an extra eye on them as they settle back in.  My warmest wishes for a lovely weekend. Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/050321Newsletter.pdf  
26 February 2021Newsletter 26/02/21I am very pleased to be writing to you about the return to school. The government have asked us to offer lateral flow tests to all students prior to their return to the classroom. This will be followed up by two additional lateral flow tests in school before students will be asked to test themselves at home. These test kits will be sent home with the children during the week of 15th March. Even though the tests are voluntary, I strongly encourage all students to participate in the testing programme. All staff will take a test twice a week. It is important that we all work together to try and keep COVID-19 out of the academy so we do not put others at risk or have to ask bubbles of children to self-isolate if we get a positive case. We have been regularly testing our key worker children who have been on site; they have quickly become experts at taking the test and now carry it out with ease. If you haven’t returned the permission form for testing, please can you return it by Monday 1st March. You can find the link here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx? id=iSUtagbWmkrU04hqmtEXll7YBEDhN9DlXK58uHsr8NUOFRKMVhKQ0xSNFo2TzBIRzhJQ05UOEFIWi4u Schedule for return Year 9 Thursday 4th March: Attend the Academy site to take their lateral flow test. Students will be sent an appointment time next week. Students need to attend in full school uniform. Monday 8th March: Return to school. Gates will open at 7.45am. Start time: 8.25am. Year 8 Friday 5th March: Attend the Academy site to take their lateral flow test. Students will be sent an appointment time next week. Students need to attend in full school uniform. Monday 8th March: Return to school. Gates will open at 10am. Start time: 10.25am Year 7 Monday 8th March: Attend the Academy site to take their lateral flow test. Students will be sent an appointment time next week. Year 7 students will continue with remote learning. Students need to attend in full school uniform. Tuesday 9th March: Return to school. Gates will open at 9am. Start time: 9.25am Extra-curricular activities will begin on Wednesday 10th March. We have put a fantastic programme together and Mr Arnold will send you and your children all of the information on Tuesday 2nd March. All students need to choose at least one after school activity and must return their choices by Friday 5th March. I will write to you next week with the details of our risk assessments including the wearing of masks. In the meantime, please get uniforms/school shoes ready and ensure your children have all their equipment for attending school. The equipment list can be found on the website and you will find the link here: https:// www.harriswimbledon.org.uk/1068/equipment We are really looking forward to seeing all of the children back in school. Have a lovely weekend, Mrs Larizadeh  https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/260221Newsletter.pdf
12 February 2021Newsletter 12/02/2021Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history and delivered a rousing rendition of a poem she wrote for the ceremony. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, I think it is definitely worth six minutes of your time to watch it: https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ055ilIiN4&safe=active She reminded me of the many passionate young people we have at Harris Academy Wimbledon who have a desire to share powerful and inspiring words, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming the students back into school so we can hear their voices. The lines from the poem that stood out to me were: ‘For there is always light If only we’re brave enough to see it If only we’re brave enough to be it’ Amongst the challenges that we have faced in the pandemic there have been many moments of ‘light’ that we have seen from your children. I am incredibly proud of how they have approached their school work and attendance to remote learning has been over 95% every single day – that is amazing! Thank you very much for all your support and guidance in the background; we really appreciate it. Over half term, the students need to rest and try and be as screen free as possible. We hope that we only have two more weeks of remote learning and will be able to welcome the students back on the 8th March. As soon as we have confirmation from the government on the return to school plans, we will be in touch. In the meantime, I would like to wish you a safe and enjoyable half term. Best wishes, Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/120221Newsletter.pdf  
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