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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. 🗓️🗳️


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.


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!


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!


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!


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.


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


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!


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!


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! 🏐


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!


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!


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!!!


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!


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!


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


🏑🏐 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! 🌟


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


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


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!

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1 March 2024Newletter 01/03/2024HAWI6, our 6th form, is going from strength to strength.  On a Friday afternoon, all HAWI6 students work on a project by volunteering and giving back to the community in some way.  In this week’s article we are sharing the fantastic work that some students are doing with Sustainable Merton.  We are very proud of all our Year 12s who participate fully in these programmes and ‘make a difference’ to those around them.  The partnership with King’s College School (KCS) has enabled HAWI6 students to access additional opportunities such as attending talks on whether AI is transforming our society in a positive or negative way plus they will spend time working with KCS Year 12 students on their university applications in June.  These leads me nicely into Year 11 who are currently doing their next set of mock exams and beginning to think about what they will do next year.  Year 11 have shown a determined and mature attitude this week and they just need to keep this focus for the final mock papers next week. Sport has had a successful week as the Year 7 boys’ football team are through to the next round of the Harris Cup and the Year 7/8 girls’ football team won the 6-a-side Merton tournament – well done to the girls!    Next week, we will be celebrating World Book Day and students can dress up as their favourite book character on Thursday. Best wishes for an enjoyable weekend, Mrs Larizadeh
2 February 2024Newsletter 2/02/2024  We were delighted to welcome best selling author Manjeet Mann on Thursday and on the 4th March we look forward to welcoming Anthony McGowan, author of Lark and winner of the 2020 Carnegie Medal.  Evidence suggests that there is a positive relationship between reading frequency, reading enjoyment and how well students achieve at school.  Our library has over four and a half  thousands books and is open every day at breaktime, lunch time and after school.  Please encourage your child to go and see our very knowledgeable librarian, Ms Angely, if they would like any help choosing a book.  Year 7 have their re-arranged theatre trip on Monday and a reminder that all Year 11 need to be in school on the inset day on Friday.  Students in the Lower School are looking forward to the disco on Thursday.  I was delighted to attend the parents’ association (WPA)  meeting last night.  I’d like to thank them for being so generous with their time and for providing opportunities for the whole community; I’d also like to thank you for supporting the events.  Due to this excellent support, the WPA are going to make a donation of £2,000 to the school for some more equipment for the playground.  The next big event is our annual Community Quiz Night on the 7th March – please save the date. This half term has flown by with just one week left.  Please can I encourage full attendance for the whole week. Best wishes, Mrs Larizadeh
31 January 2024Newsletter 15/12/2023This is the last newsletter of the Autumn Term and as we enter the last week, it will be full of festive experiences:  The Winter Celebration, Christmas Lunch, Festive Christmas jumper day, Secret Santa and our annual decorate the door competition.  I have been delighted with the amazing contributions students have made throughout the term including Year 10s supporting Year 7s with their reading,  everyone getting involved with House competitions,  visits to the theatre and London museums, Year 11 trip to Box Hill, Year 12s leading the way and being excellent role models, a fantastic Cultural Evening, the brilliant house trips, representing the academy in many different sports fixtures and much more! I would like to thank the staff who always go above and beyond to provide all these fantastic opportunities.  Students have also done a lot of work as well!  Particular congratulations to Year 11 who have just finished a week of mock exams (just 2.5 more days to go!).  They should enjoy a well-deserved rest for most of the holiday but pick their books back up a few days before we return.   As ever, I am very grateful for all your support for the academy and wish you happiness over the holidays.  Until then, we have three and a half school days to go and it is important that students attend every day until the end of the school term.  Best wishes, Mrs Larizadeh