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17/07/20

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK FREE places for a fully funded virtual Global Social Leaders Summer Catalyst programme for students aged 11-15. Visit: https://t.co/vgLiHiuzDz to find out more & book

16/07/20

It has been fantastic to welcome our students in for their review days. Great to hear about what they have been up to and how much they are looking forward to September! https://t.co/06GEgjbznV

15/07/20

All the teaching staff are gathered to celebrate the hard work and outstanding efforts of our students at our virtual honours evening. A great opportunity to show respect to all the brilliant achievements in challenging times https://t.co/BfJoKzJN71

10/07/20

The first of four days welcoming back our students for their Academic Review Meetings with their House Tutor. Lots of smiles and excitement all round! https://t.co/O32tJGfuvL

09/07/20

Well done to all our students who have taken part in the School Games programme. An outstanding effort in challenging times! Congratulations to the PE department for making this happen https://t.co/QBVtjscfVt

09/07/20

Our students aged 11 to 15 are eligible for FREE places on a fully funded virtual Global Social Leaders Summer Catalyst ! Visit: https://t.co/vgLiHiuzDz to find out more & book

30/06/20

Sports Day - Well done to all who took part in a fantastic array of fitness, strength and co-ordination challenges yesterday - Mr Riches and Miss Timmins are going through over 1400 entries! So impressive! Huge thanks to the PE department for putting on such a great event.

30/06/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Virtual sports day is over. What an amazing effort from all houses ! It’s been incredible watching the videos and seeing some outstanding resilience, independence and sporting performance. We have over 1400 entries to verify. Results will be announced at hounours evening 15/07

30/06/20

Harris Wimbledon has been recognised as a ‘Super School’ by Hegarty Maths – an accolade given to the top 10% Hegarty schools – thanks to our students’ amazing work on the platform over the past year! An incredible achievement! Keep up the hard work everyone. https://t.co/hlULCq5pXR

26/06/20

Our students have been creating Start Profiles to help them explore job opportunities that may interest them - at the moment the most popular job is Performing Arts Teacher!

25/06/20

The first Virtual Careers Day for our students takes place on Tuesday 30 June. If you want to get ahead in careers, have a look at what is on offer at the London Careers Festival. Loads of workshops and webinars for students to explore! https://t.co/QrTbpgOVS1

24/06/20

Our philosophers have been hard at work studying the theme of 'Power'. Inaya has written an essay answering the question, 'Is knowledge dangerous?' Outstanding critique, using quotes from Henry Ford and Bernard Shaw to support her points. Incredible insight!

24/06/20

A geographer in the making! Fantastic communication skills from Kanay, solid reasoning and logic applied to the application of coastal defence measures. https://t.co/HhrXxlHeWU

20/06/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Moving on up, now into 7th Place. Well done HAWI students for taking part in the virtual games. https://t.co/Zr3vEZRBY1

19/06/20

An exciting opportunity to think creatively and design your own sustainable city of the future! There are prizes to be won - for more details see below: https://t.co/jhj8Y9dakW

16/06/20

Another week and another Student Passport is live for our new cohort of students joining us in September. This week we’re looking at Resilience. Check it out here: https://t.co/ChgZc0pzck https://t.co/YXoGizvb72

15/06/20

This week’s assembly is all about Celebrating Diversity. https://t.co/5X6uokPac2 https://t.co/QJHl2oEvxe

12/06/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Event 6: Tennis Keepy Uppy Equipment: -Tennis Racket -Tennis Ball -Phone to film Objective Hit the ball up as many times as you can in one minute. Entry open on the 29th June. Get practicing! https://t.co/XOxPFSryfh

12/06/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Event 5: Football Kick Up Challenge. Equipment: -Football -Phone to film your attempt Objective: Complete as many kick ups as you can without dropping the ball. Entry will open on the 29th June, get practicing https://t.co/v6fOLmX9FT

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Posted on May 22nd 2020

Newsletter 22/05/20

Schools are all about communities and when I look back over this half term, I am so proud of our whole community for working together to find new ways of communicating and for supporting each other.   I am particularly proud of the students who have risen to the challenge of the Virtual School and produced a lot of excellent work.

Following the parent, student and teacher surveys we have made a few changes to the Virtual School provision and will begin Phase 3 on Monday 1st June.

On Wednesdays mornings from 9-9.30am students will have a live Teams session with their House Tutor. This session will be linked to our Human and Life Skills curriculum and focus around student wellbeing.  


On Wednesday afternoons, we are introducing a series of screen free challenges. Students will be encouraged, where they can, to work with a virtual partner to complete them.  To enable this to happen, we have made some slight changes to the timetable which you can find  here: https://0e58658be539ee7325a0-220f04f871df648cf4a4d93a111e3366.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/harris_secondary_wimbledon/uploads/document/Phase-3-Timetable-.pdf


You will know from the calendar that students were due to have their examination week during the second week after half term.  I don’t think it is appropriate to have an examination week, but each subject will ask students to complete a significant piece of work which they will need to send in. Teachers will set the work through the lessons and students will need to spend 45 minutes completing it in lesson time. This work will be set between the 15th and 26th June. We will send out more information about this after half term.

This significant piece of work will be marked with a percentage and returned to the students.  We will publish end of year reports on 16th July and will include this percentage within an average of other assessments completed during the year.

Students are not required to complete any revision for these pieces of work as they will be able to use their books when they are completing them.  However, please encourage your child to make this their best piece of work.


I would like to emphasise that I do not want the students to do any work over half term.  It is a time for relaxation and a time away from screens.

The 29th and 30th June will be screen free days and teachers are currently planning some exciting challenges for students to complete during these days.

Lessons from 13th - 16th July will also be slightly different and will focus on transition to the year above.  This is especially important for the Year 8 students who will move from Lower to Upper School.  Mr James is Assistant Principal / Director of Upper School and begins this role from 1st June.  He will be responsible for the pastoral care of the students in the Upper School and will be in touch with Year 8 parents after half term.

It is my ambition to invite all students (in small groups of 15) for a session on site during the week of 13th July but I can only do this if it is safe to do so.  I will continue to follow the government advice and be in touch closer to the time if we are able to do this.

We will hold a Virtual Honours Evening on Wednesday 15th July at 6pm.  Please save the date.

Thank you for your continued support and best wishes for a safe and happy half term.

Happy Eid to all our families who will be celebrating this weekend.  

 

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