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21/06/24

Excitement is building for the HAWI election! Today candidates have campaigned for the prestigious title of ‘Principal for the day’. All students will be voting on Tuesday 2nd for the political party that they think has the best policies for HAWI. 🗓️🗳️ pic.twitter.com/mB8JYIPLak

13/06/24

Our Year 12 Politics class enjoyed a great trip to the Houses of Parliament. With MPs away, they were able to visit both chambers and then took part in a workshop applying their knowledge from their A-level studies to the passage of a new law. pic.twitter.com/GKaMkyGfyt

11/06/24

Amazing work from our students today who have been working hard to represent their houses in our first ever HAWIVision! It took a huge amount of bravery to stand up in front of a large audience and sing.Well done for the amazing performances! pic.twitter.com/bGchXp2ffn

10/06/24

We were lucky enough to receive Cliff McNish today, author of ‘Doomspell’ and ‘Breathe’. He talked about the motivation behind his novels, the importance of reading and engaged the students in inspiring Ghost Story workshop. The students loved it! pic.twitter.com/q6yBDFBdT8

24/05/24

After a week focused on exams, we paused revision today for a formal Leavers ceremony. Year 11 students had the opportunity to hear from their house tutors and sign shirts. Year 11 have grown into wonderful people and we can't wait to see what the future holds for them! pic.twitter.com/w32BKvF9GN

17/05/24

HAWI celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week!The theme of is year is ‘Movement!’ The assemblies and inspiring talks heard this week focussed on the importance of movement. Today is our “Wear it Green” day! Students wore an item of green to raise awareness about Mental Health. pic.twitter.com/ftZudA0rTz

22/04/24

Y12students embarked on the 'Take The Lead' programme this year, a unique collaboration between schools, businesses, and the expertise of The Old Vic Theatre. They've gained invaluable insights into navigating life after school & the future work world.💼 #FutureReady pic.twitter.com/rE13l4Hu36

19/04/24

Exciting news! Starting April 22nd, join our new extra-curricular club run by 'Rise Up' 🌟. Dive deep into Black History, focusing on Black British heritage, culture, dreams, & social action. A space to learn, grow, and make a difference. Don't miss out! pic.twitter.com/HlMhTSt4S6

17/04/24

Dive into the worlds of The Arts and Crafts Movement and Impressionism this Autumn term, crafting stunning clay tiles.🎨 Remember to collect your masterpiece before term ends, or they'll be part of our Easter recycling. Don't miss out! pic.twitter.com/OGBpvYprMG

15/04/24

Huge shout out to our Year 11 Netball team for smashing their way to the FINALS with a spectacular 27-3 win over Harris Crystal Palace! 🎉 Their dedication and hard work in training have truly paid off. Let's rally behind them as they aim for the top spot in the finals! 🏐 pic.twitter.com/0LCDDuyoDM

28/03/24

Today marks the end of the term, but the beginning of a well-deserved break! 🌟 Wishing all our students a fantastic holiday. Rest, recharge, and get ready to leap into a new term filled with more learning and adventures on April 15th. See you then!

28/03/24

Year 12 have been honing their life drawing skills in collaboration with King's School this week, showcasing incredible observations and techniques. Kudos to all who attended! 🎨 We're proud of our talented students and excited to support their ongoing development! pic.twitter.com/454TvNnVCo

27/03/24

Massive applause for our Maths Challenge Team! 🌟 Showcasing incredible teamwork and resilience, they stood out with two Year 11s, finishing in the top third of the toughest round. Here's to their brilliant success and looking forward to next year. WELL DONE!!! pic.twitter.com/mMFPYzkGZq

26/03/24

Our HAWI Cadets shone at Pirbright, acing their Weapon Handling test with unparalleled dedication & skill. 🌟 Their conduct and resilience earned high praise, setting a solid foundation for summer camp. Proud of their growth and commitment! pic.twitter.com/cTXiRXa2gl

25/03/24

Standing ovation for our students & team for an incredible Oliver production! 🎭✨ Their talent, hard work, and dedication brought the story to life. I was an amazing performance. Bravo to all involved! pic.twitter.com/m9jycaRsbv

22/03/24

Huge applause for Dominika, Sienna, Deniel, and Andre on their amazing iStopMotion animation this term! 🌟🎥 Their creativity knows no bounds. Check it out. pic.twitter.com/eCUdXpMXvc

22/03/24

🏑🏐 Our HAWI athletes shining! The hockey team showed incredible skill at Raynes Park, gearing up for the London Hockey Tier 3 finals. Meanwhile, our Year 8 girls clinched a thrilling 14-13 netball victory against Harris Chafford Hundred, propelling them to the semi-finals! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/5hJMpF8utj

21/03/24

Final Gym session of the academic year for our year 11s. Thank you Nuffield Health Merton Abbey for exposing our students to the health and social benefits of leisure centres delivering weekly fitness and gym floor sessions pic.twitter.com/Vqu2TRIg3x

21/03/24

On Mar 11, our Y7 & Y8 music students shined at the Royal Albert Hall with 1,500 peers for the Merton Music Foundation's Change is Coming Concert 🎶🌟. An incredible achievement & experience, showcasing their outstanding talent! pic.twitter.com/hN4xuFNA9E

20/03/24

Final Gym session of the academic year for our year 11s. Thank you Nuffield Health Merton Abbey for exposing our students to the health and social benefits of leisure centres delivering weekly fitness and gym floor sessions pic.twitter.com/Vqu2TRIg3x

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HAWI Rock School

What is HAWI Rocks? 

HAWI Rocks is a brand new Saturday School for young musicians between Year 5 and Year 9 in Merton.

HAWI Rocks will launch its Summer Term on April 20th 2024, following a successful first Spring term.

The Summer term sessions will run from 10am - 1pm on the following Saturdays:

  • April 20th

  • April 27th

  • May 4th

  • May 11th

  • May 18th

  • June 8th

  • June 15th

  • June 22nd

  • June 29th

  • July 6th

At HAWI Rocks, we are here to ignite your child’s passion for music, unleash their inner rockstar and have an absolute blast while doing it!

In HAWI Rocks you will:

· Learn real instruments: Learn instruments such as Guitar, Drums, Keyboards and Vocals. No experience needed; just a passion for music and learning new skills!

· Form bands and jam together: It’s not just about playing instruments; HAWI Rocks is about connecting with like-minded peers, jamming together and performing as part of a team.

· Gain confidence on stage: Performance will be at the core of HAWI Rocks, whether that is through creating high quality recordings of the songs learned, or through end-of-term concerts celebrating all the hard work put in!

Through HAWI Rocks, young musicians will develop musical performance skills, gain experience collaborating with musicians of different ages and build their confidence expressing themselves. Your kids won’t even realise they’re picking up new skills because they’ll be having so much fun!

Meet the HAWI Rocks Team

The HAWI Rocks team is Chris Wood, Jacob Hughes, Duncan Drury and Ally Ambrose.

Chris is a guitarist, composer and music teacher. He previously taught Music at Harris Academy Wimbledon, leading many ensembles of young people at school performances, local battle of the bands and Harris Federation music events. He now works freelance as a composer for film, tv and advertising, alongside teaching composition, guitar tuition, and soon to be leading HAWI Rocks! Chris also performed in a function band as a bassist and guitarist for 5 years, playing weddings, festivals and other events, as well as writing and releasing original material with the band.

Jacob is a professional drummer in London. He graduated in 2019 with a degree in Professional Musicianship from BIMM Bristol. As a performer, he has played in various different settings - from original bands to big band and function bands. He also has experience of playing independent venues, weddings, and festivals. In his current band, Peak Trading, Jacob has forged a strong reputation in the London music scene as a drummer and co-songwriter of the project. He has taught drums in many contexts, such as one-to-one to children and adults, as well as teaching groups of children the drum kit at the London School of Rhythm.

Duncan is a trained singer and actor and has performed in venues all around the UK and in London. For over 10 years, he has been combining his busy performance schedule with teaching singing and has experience coaching all ages, kids to adults, students to experienced pros. Prior to forging a career in theatre, he gigged in bands and even now, has a preference towards working in Rock Opera - having been cast in notable productions of ‘The Rocky Horror Experience’ and ‘Rent’ amongst others.

Ally is a singer and pianist, trained in Musical Theatre at the Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama, who has also recently completed a Master's degree in Songwriting at Bath Spa University. She currently performs regularly as a guest artist at Warner Hotels in an acoustic duo, and will be playing the Fairy Godmother in a production of Cinderella in Bedford this Christmas. Recent highlights include performing in a new musical at The Turbine Theatre in Battersea, singing with Michael Bublé with the West End Gospel Choir and with Gareth Malone's Choir for Children in Need.

The whole team are incredibly excited to get stuck in with the students at HAWI Rocks, and pass on their experience and knowledge on to the next generation of talented, star performers at HAWI Rocks!

How to sign up and pay for HAWI Rocks

Each full term will cost £200 per student, which works out to £20 for each three-hour session on Saturday mornings. This would be paid in four equal instalments over the course of the term.

The payments for each instalment are due on the following dates:

  • April 18th

  • April 29th

  • June 3rd

  • June 17th

If your child already attends Harris Academy Wimbledon, this will be paid through Parentpay.

If your child attends a different school, please make payment via the following details:

Account Name: Harris Academy Wimbledon

Account Number: 65247396

Sort Code: 51-50-02

Please provide your child’s name as the reference for payment if paying via bank transfer.

If your child is eligible for pupil premium, you would pay 50% of the cost, costing £100 per term. Please inform us via email if your child is eligible for pupil premium – this will be subject to checks through Harris Academy Wimbledon.

We are also excited to offer a 10% discount on the cost of a full term for anyone who brings a friend (who hasn’t attended any taster sessions) to sign up to HAWI Rocks. The friend will also benefit from the 10% discount, meaning you both get the equivalent of one session each for free!

To sign up for HAWI Rocks, please use the Microsoft form link below: https://forms.office.com/e/Nzq3nzXc1K

We look forward to meeting you at HAWI Rocks!