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24/07/19

The final Principal's blog of the year is available to read on our website! https://t.co/heKsU21B6L

19/07/19

Well done 7 Butler for winning the house cup with 402 points! Thank you to all of our students and families for your support throughout our first year. We look forward to welcoming our new cohort in September. Have a wonderful and relaxing break! https://t.co/ajzDtnbWVH

18/07/19

Students are enjoying the last afternoon tea of the year with Mrs Larizadeh. Well done for getting 30 reward stickers! 🍰 https://t.co/mQ8LIMfMLv

18/07/19

29 of our top students are enjoying an afternoon out at Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf for all their hard work and effort this year! https://t.co/0QDYgnDYyb

11/07/19

Well done to Natalie and Dominique for winning bronze medals in shot putt and long jump! https://t.co/VRkR2bMRoW

11/07/19

Students are enjoying their first Federation Sports Day! Let’s win some medals🏅 https://t.co/uUzEwnNiPy

10/07/19

Thank you to everyone who attended HAWI’s first ever Honours Evening. We hope you enjoyed it as much as the staff did! https://t.co/fEdsgB3vAR

10/07/19

Our year 7 netball team picking up the very first HAWI team award at our inaugural Honours evening. We can’t wait to see the plaque engraved. Well done, Girls! 🏆 https://t.co/HRivfDO6KI

10/07/19

Congratulations to all our award winners - tonight’s inaugural Honours Evening was such a special event. What a fantastic first year it has been. https://t.co/cQtavIWX2N

10/07/19

Students are enjoying future aspirations day today. We have welcomed a variety of professionals to discuss their career with the students. https://t.co/bZSBZUdWgC

08/07/19

Today our Y7 cricket team played against at the Merton Borough Cricket competition. Well done to all who took part! 🏏 https://t.co/DelAVEtN6M

06/07/19

Thank you to the WPA for organising today’s BBQ for our new and existing pupils and families. We hope you all had an enjoyable afternoon. https://t.co/7V7a6AeBh4

05/07/19

Retweetd From Richard Maurice

It has begun! The first ever geography KS3 quiz! 52 students, 13 schools - Who will win?! https://t.co/MDVxJ3gUdR

05/07/19

Well done everyone - keep going!😀 https://t.co/RYvkzMMeb7

05/07/19

Retweetd From Harris Fed Languages

Congratulations to all finalists and winners of our 4th annual Spelling Bee! 68 students, 15 schools, French, Spanish & Mandarin = our biggest to date. Thanks to hosts & passionate teachers for supporting & entering students. https://t.co/nMfs0XX3ex

05/07/19

On route to win the Geography quiz! 🌍 https://t.co/z7aauXNY8p

03/07/19

Today we welcomed our new students who will be joining us in September. Here are a few photos of students with their memory boxes 📦. https://t.co/T34UinsrpP

27/06/19

The hockey team are having a great day out at the London youth games year 7 hockey competition. Best of luck boys! https://t.co/WtGhLSbtqz

26/06/19

Traffic is being kind...ETA back at school between 1:00pm and 1:15pm - PGL 2019 trip. https://t.co/UUoCux8Tal

26/06/19

One final group photograph📸 We are about to get onto the coaches and head home. ETA is currently 1:15pm! https://t.co/hWBuQ9demb

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Posted on July 19th 2019

Principal's Blog

It is the end of the first year at Harris Academy Wimbledon and what a fantastic year it has been.

The students have just completed a very rewarding half term.  It started with year 7 exams and as students received their exam marks back, we talked to them about seeing their results as part of a learning journey.  We asked them to reflect on the process that led to the results, and start to ask themselves some questions.  Did they work hard during the whole year or were they cramming at the last minute?  How effective was their revision and what can they do to improve in the future?  The most important thing in Year 7 is to focus on the process rather than the results and to look at how they can develop their learning and revision in the years ahead.

The exams were following by a residential trip to PGL.  This was a resounding success and if you haven’t seen all the photographs on Twitter, it is worth taking a look.  You will see students taking risks and having fun.

We continue with our sporting opportunities.  The hockey team had the opportunity to represent Merton at the Hockey Youth Games and the tennis club had a competition with local schools.  Sport and fitness is an integral part of our school life and we try and give the students as many opportunities as possible. Dominique and Natalie both picked up Bronze medals at the Harris Federation sports day and many medals were won at our own sports day in the last week of term.

The new year 7 created an excellent first impression on Induction day and we are very much looking forward to them joining us in September; the current Year 7s looked after them with great care and enthusiasm.  The student leadership team started their new responsibilities exceptionally well and Ellie and Patryk delivered their first speech as Head Girl and Head Boy.

We welcome a number of new teachers in September as we more than double in size.  I am delighted with the appointments; all the staff are specialists in their subject and bring with them a range of experiences and interests.  Every department will have a new member of staff and the leadership team will also grow.  Mr Maurice joins us from the Harris Federation central team as Senior Assistant Principal with the responsibility for Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Miss Pocock will be Assistant Principal with the responsibility for the pastoral care of Year 7 and 8 and Mr Arnold joins us as Assistant Principal with the responsibility for the co-curricular programme and partnerships. 

Our motto is ‘Make a Difference’ and everyone has made a positive difference to their own lives and the lives of everyone around them during the course of the year.  The students are a veritable kaleidoscope of abilities, skills, talents and experiences and it has been a pleasure to work with them and celebrate their success this year.

Next year we start a new chapter in our journey. 

Thank you for all your support this year.