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24/09/21

More cakes for our Macmillan Coffee Morning! https://t.co/dxK9vpD9Mi

24/09/21

HAWI is hosting its very own Macmillan Coffee Morning and Cake Sale! The aim of our coffee morning is to raise money for Macmillan so that they can continue to help people living with cancer - financially, emotionally and physically. They truly are amazing! https://t.co/z0AIHxwv9g

23/09/21

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Meet the staff and students https://t.co/YnWZgo9Egh via

23/09/21

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Active lunchtimes with ‘mutlisports club’ where students can make use of the sportshall facility and equipment to practise sports of their choice 🏓 🏐 🏀 https://t.co/vFBAHXcCBI

23/09/21

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Communication has been sent to parents/carers about how to access details for sports fixtures with our SOCS website. Students should also check the Fixtures display board. https://t.co/und7PNgv0A

23/09/21

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The library has hundreds of brand new books, waiting to be borrowed. Here are some of them, there are lots more! https://t.co/MWGpmXWiLE

21/09/21

Be part of the Harris Academy Wimbledon! Learn more about us by joining our Prospective Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 5th October. In addition, we will be holding Open Morning Tours. Visit: https://t.co/iGKYSjij0y for further information and to secure tickets.

21/09/21

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21/09/21

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We transported all our Y7 students from the school's hall to Wimbledon Common and the Sunset Festival, to hear Michelle Paver talk about her latest book "Skin Taker". Thank you for hosting a great event and for feeding our questions through to Michelle Paver. https://t.co/oE0JwPcLPo

21/09/21

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Some photo’s of the beautiful natural scenery that we explore on the DofE Expedition! 🤩🌳 https://t.co/QTJN4dDwWl

21/09/21

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21/09/21

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A brilliant Bronze Expedition this weekend! Some students even finished their walk with a visit to the Leith Hill Tower. What an accomplishment and well done to all who have completed this final step in earning their prestigious award. https://t.co/YF7Zi69g7Q

21/09/21

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The next 3 Fridays will be year 7 football trials. Today kicked us off with both boys and girls showing a high level of ability https://t.co/EdmkKcN8OS

21/09/21

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Year 9 football training is up and running with some fitness drills. https://t.co/5rzp2wpfi8

16/09/21

Extra-curricular clubs started this week, make sure you are getting involved and signing up, find the timetable on our website: https://t.co/DiZZ5xaIHM https://t.co/yk6ay6CCV9

16/09/21

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Year 9’s first session learning to build tents for their Enrichment! 👏🏽🏕 https://t.co/pzPdJIMbSW

16/09/21

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What a fantastic day for some outdoors Volleyball! 🏐 ☀️ https://t.co/nKn33BmQm6

16/09/21

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We are so lucky to have received funding from The Lacrosse Foundation and support from ! Students are excited to learn this new sport in PE and at extra curricular 🥍 https://t.co/Ftw6mkljZ0

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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  
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