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Posted on September 16th 2018
Year 7 have had a fantastic first full week at the Academy. I am delighted with how they have settled in; they are eager to learn and are being supportive of each other.
In tutor time, the students discussed their community code of conduct and I have put their ideas together below:
I will wear my uniform with pride and be smart at all times
I will be polite and take responsibility for the way I talk to people in the local community
I will offer my seat to those less able to stand and keep noise to a minimum on public transport
I will walk sensibly on the pavements and cross the road using crossings or traffic lights
I will use positive language with my friends
I will always use litter bins for my rubbish
I will make a difference to others by being kind
They are going to finalise their code of conduct in tutor time this week. In addition, each tutor group is going to vote for their House Leaders who will form our first Student Council. The students can stand for the leadership roles by writing a short speech on how they will represent their tutor group. Each tutor group will vote for who they think will best represent them at the first student council meeting.
Friday saw our first football trials. We had 58 girls and boys attend; they shared their enthusiasm, energy and skills with each other, making it almost impossible for Mr Riches to pick the teams for the first matches. Everyone who shows regular commitment to sports clubs will get an opportunity to represent the academy at some point during the year. Hard work and commitment will always be rewarded at Harris Academy Wimbledon.
I wish you an enjoyable week.