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07/12/21

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Book Fair has arrived and looks exceptionally good this year. Let the fun begin! https://t.co/MEeR7XpMnN

06/12/21

Nathalia and Nuria in Year 7 have produced some fantastic work this week on the Black Death in History! https://t.co/y7SVflihvq

06/12/21

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Only a few more days to go before we host our annual Book Fair! Book Fair arrives on Monday but the online payment system is open for the pre-purchase of some of the most popular titles in this year's collection. https://t.co/j97dfFQoFm https://t.co/fCvJtEaAPF https://t.co/saEJ2rO3Di

06/12/21

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What a start to Year 10’s unit of Gaelic Football! A brand new sport for them, but so many transferable skills https://t.co/cS9ibw0zt2

06/12/21

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Yr7&8 bringing the energy to tonight’s training with Thank you for a super term of coaching, the girls loved the Christmas themed session and can’t wait for your return in the new year! https://t.co/P3SdNVSIEh

06/12/21

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Every morning before school, and at break times and lunchtimes, these tables are full of students running their own games and supporting each other. It’s great to see 👏🏽 https://t.co/UD9dgSijk1

06/12/21

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Duke of Edinburgh Enrichment started their 3 week unit of First Aid. Such a valuable life skill ✅Today we learnt how to dress a wound. Looking forward to our external speaker who will teach CPR, the recovery position and emergency scenario’s. https://t.co/Kp1LDcAHRd

06/12/21

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It’s that Dig-Set-Spike winning combo! When something that’s been trained and trained, replicated in matches 👌🏼! https://t.co/DjIMAjmL7m

06/12/21

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What a game! It was so close against with it 26-24, 24-26 making it 1-1 in sets. A great final set gave the Win today. Look forward to more Volleyball fixtures in the future 🏐 https://t.co/kQeN9MZPTa

06/12/21

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Thank you for our trip to watch . Amazing opportunity for our students to watch live sport and be part of a noisy crowd AFC WIMBLEDON!! was our schools favourite chant https://t.co/z4ccrWxCzv

26/11/21

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Different table tennis activities in year 10 PE, ball machine for focused technical practise and adapted games for exploiting space https://t.co/yWrLiLuP2V

26/11/21

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The U13 girls football team were up against Kingston Grammar School yesterday for the Surrey Cup! KGS got the win, 2-1. Player of the Match- Clara, with outstanding saves! https://t.co/hbwIPIFh2T

25/11/21

Ashvath won the Remembrance Poetry House Competition, he wrote an incredibly emotive piece of work. https://t.co/3jeYXHgMyj

25/11/21

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One of our Houses is named after Mary Seacole, so maybe it is not surprising that the first House Reading Challenge review on a Lit in Colour book is on a biography of this inspiring woman. "...very informative, yet so easy to read!" 100% recommended! https://t.co/Rverohd1ua

25/11/21

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Brilliant friendly played against . Yr 7 lost 9-5 but a very close game! MVP went to GA: Maya for excellent shooting and working the circle edge. Yr 9 won 8-7, again very tight and MVP went to C: Grace for always passing into space. Thanks for hosting HASN 👍🏼 https://t.co/vf7iJ3p1d7

23/11/21

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The Lit in Colour books have arrived! What a magnificent collection of fiction and non-fiction books for all age groups by Black, Asian and minority ethnic writers it is. Thank you so much for the donation, a truly valuable contribution to our school library. https://t.co/EtfjD5RqCK

19/11/21

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The final penalty https://t.co/B5KpileOll

19/11/21

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Gibson are the champions of lower school house football! A tense penalty shootout with Morris decided it. Thank you to all who took part attendance was over 60 students and it was amazing to have so many students watching and creating a good atmosphere https://t.co/AeE3Q6o3h7

19/11/21

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We have seen HUGE improvements with our Netballers in recent weeks. The student coaches from our partnership programme with play a big part in this, with engaging and well planned training sessions. 👏🏽🙌🏼 Netball fixtures next week! https://t.co/IdczBK3FgH

18/11/21

Attending the Young people’s Black Lives Matter and equalities forum https://t.co/Wtid86Jy1B

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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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3 December 2021Newsletter 03/12/21I will use my column this week to let you know all the different events and opportunities available for the last two weeks of term. · The Winter Celebration is on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th December at 6.30pm.  This is a celebration of talent in the Arts and all year 7 will be performing alongside other year groups. · Festive Mufti Day is on Friday 10th December. · Festive Lunch is on Wednesday 15th December.  The cost is covered by the Academy for all students who sign up with their house tutor by Wednesday 8th December. · Lower School students (years 7 and 8) will be going to the theatre on Thursday 9th December. · Lower School have their annual decorate the door competition.  Deadline is 4pm on Thursday 16th December. · The final day of term is Friday 17th December.  Students will have house festive parties and need to bring in a gift up to the value of £2 for Secret Santa.  House tutors will provide further information.   Extra curricular activities will finish on Thursday 9th December and I am sure year 7, 8 and 9 will be pleased to know that homework finishes on Friday 10th December.  Year 10 homework will continue until Thursday 16th December.  Enrichment will finish on Tuesday 7th December.  Therefore students in years 7-9 will be dismissed at 3pm on Tuesday 14th December unless they are in Year 9 and haven't secured their volunteering option for the Spring Term.  Year 10 lessons continue until 4pm.   There is more information in the newsletter about the various activities but if you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the academy.   Best wishes for a lovely weekend, Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/031221-Newsletter.pdf
26 November 2021Newsletter 26/11/2021The students are busy working hard and collecting their effort stamps in lessons.  I am delighted to let you know, that ten Year 7 students have achieved 30 stickers for their effort in lessons and will be joining me for breakfast on Tuesday.  They are: Julie R, Amna M, Ruari L, Kai D, Eden A, Aser I, Alfie H, Arthur W, Julia M and Ella S-W.  Year 8 are also doing well and I have awarded 5 silver badges.  We are planning our deep learning day for Thursday 9th December:  Year 7 and 8 are going to the theatre, Year 9 will be participating in a Careers Day and Year 10 will be doing some GCSE practical experiments in Science.  It has been good to see you back in the academy for parents’ evenings and it is the turn of Year 10 this week.  If you have any difficulties making appointments using the online system, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s house tutor so we can help you resolve it.  These meetings are important and help support the progress of your child.  Covid cases are rising in the local area and at the moment we are not affected.  Please can I encourage you to supervise your child doing a lateral flow test every Wednesday and Sunday so we can minimise the opportunity of it coming into the academy.  We have many different events planned for the end of term and we want to do everything that we can to ensure they all happen. As ever, thank you for all your support and have a lovely weekend, Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/261121-Newsletter.pdf
19 November 2021Newsletter 19/11/2021Thank you to the parents who came to Wimbledon Parents Association (WPA) AGM last night.  I delighted to inform you that the following parents will be on the committee.   Charlotte White - Chair, Sophie Christovassili - Vice chair Wajeeha Iqbal - Secretary, Marcia Graham - Treasurer Danielle Brown, Sian Williams, Monika Kissova, Anthea Cousins Jennifer Staples, Nyron Grant   We have three more spaces on the committee for Year 9 or 10 parents.  If you would like to be involved in organising events for parents and students, please let Mrs Kirby know and she can put you in touch with Charlotte.    As ever, the week has flown by.  Nadia and Micah (Head Girl and Boy) attended a Young People’s Black Lives Matter Equality Forum.   It was coordinated by Merton LA and all schools were invited to send two representatives.  Miss Nyatedzu attended with the students and she said ‘Nadia and Micah represented HAWI remarkably well not only in their appearance but in their knowledge of race and equality’.   We plan to take some of the ideas that were developed and introduce them across the academy. There was fierce competition in the lower school house football competition.  It was great to see over 60 students getting involved.  Congratulations to Gibson who won after a tense penalty shoot out with Morris.  I am delighted with Year 9s approach to the Duke of Edinburgh award; they are all busily securing their volunteering option so they are ready to begin in January.  It is a great opportunity to live up to our motto of ‘Make a Difference’.  I am very proud of how they are all willing to give up some of their own time to help others.   Thank you for your continued support of the academy; it is very much appreciated. Mrs Larizadeh vhttps://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/191121-Newsletter.pdf        
5 November 2021Newsletter 05/11/2021Our house system is at the heart of our students’ lives at Harris Academy Wimbledon.  The House Tutor groups are the basis of our pastoral system, and our students are building strong house communities through a rich offering of sporting competitions, subject competitions and charity events that run through the year.  The ethos of our house system is built on two pillars: Competition and Collaboration.  The students are motivated by a strong allegiance to their house; they want to help their house win the league and many of our competitions have an element of cross-year group participation.  This week, the students will have house assemblies where they meet to discuss the competitions for this term and a strategy for winning the league.  There are a lot of points given for attendance and achieving stamps, stickers and kudos in lessons.  Please keep encouraging your child to come to school every day and to work hard in lessons so they can make a difference to the position of their house in the league.  Each house will be putting together a time capsule that will be buried in the academy grounds when we have our official opening of the building later this academic year.  Please discuss with them some ideas around what they can place in the time capsule.  We are really excited about the half term ahead and look forward to providing many opportunities beyond the curriculum. Have an enjoyable weekend, Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/Newsletter051121.pdf
15 October 2021Newsletter 15/10/21We have had a brilliant half term and it has culminated in an excellent last week.  On Wednesday, we had our Black History Month celebration day and Chartwells provided a great lunch of jerk chicken, jollof rice and corn bread. We were entertained by students from across the year groups performing songs by black artists as well a mix of traditional West African music with the djembe drums.  We have also had our deep learning days.  Year 9 spent one day working with the charity First Give.  They spent time exploring different social issues and causes that they are passionate about, and then prepared and delivered presentations about these. Each class voted for a social issue and charity that they are going to raise awareness,  fundraise and volunteer for this year. This programme is also supporting the students with their volunteering to achieve their Duke of Edinburgh award.   Year 9 are at Bletchley Park today delving into the Allied code-breaking from the Second World War.  Year 7 enjoyed their walk along the River Wandle where they explored the impacts humans are having along the Wandle Trail through a number of geographical fieldwork techniques. Year 8 have been immersing themselves in Maths and Year 10s have been focusing on different GCSE subjects. We have welcomed a number of visitors to the academy over the last few weeks and they have all commented on how polite, friendly and hard working the students are.  I am very proud of the HAWI student; they are kind, considerate and have a great sense of fun. Have a relaxing and enjoyable half term, Mrs Larizadeh   https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/151021-Newsletter.pdf
10 September 2021Newsletter 10/09/2021It has been great to welcome all of the students back this week.  They have settled back in very quickly and special mention must go to Year 7 who are adapting to the routines of secondary school life very well indeed.  It has been a pleasure to welcome them all to the HAWI community.  We also welcome some new staff and I wish them well in their new roles; you can find a full staff list on our website.  Extracurricular activities are a really important part of life at HAWI and they will begin next week.  I am sure you would like to join me in thanking all the staff for providing these wonderful opportunities.  All students in Years 7-9 must do at least one after school activity each week and Year 10s must do at least one for a term.  Year 10s have made a great start to their GCSEs and are focused, as ever, on their work.  It is important that they work hard but also enjoy themselves and keep up with all their hobbies and activities. I am delighted that many of the covid restrictions in schools have reduced but we still must be careful.  We are pleased to be opening our doors to parents, carers and visitors but for larger events in the hall, we will be asking for evidence of negative lateral flow tests so we can hold the evenings with the lowest risk as possible.  I am looking forward to a busy, productive and happy year ahead. Have a lovely weekend, Mrs Larizadeh https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/100921-Newsletter.pdf
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  
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