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Headteacher's Weekly Message: 6th July 2018

Be Proud – Sarah Bonnell is an Academy

Sarah Bonnell School converted successfully into the Newham Community Schools Trust on 1 July 2018. Rokeby and Lister are due to convert in the very near future. This is exciting news and the opportunities we can offer through working together will make our schools even better places to learn and work.

A great example of the strong partnership the three schools already have was the brilliant performance of the Community Opera ‘Full Circle’ on Thursday 5 July at Lister Community School. The foyer at Lister was transformed into a stage for a real celebration of musical talent from Sarah Bonnell, Lister, Rokeby and Newham primary schools. The choir performing the opera was made up of students from all three schools and the songs they had written and composed together were moving and professionally performed. Congratulations to all the students and staff involved in this ambitious project. 

Work Hard – Number Week

This week there has been a great focus on numeracy. The maths department created an interactive display in the Piazza to get students and staff thinking about numbers which included challenges to complete. All staff were given a badge to wear with a number that was an answer to a mathematical problem and lessons across the school in all subjects had a numeracy focus.  Number Week was a great success thanks to the hard-work and creativity of the Maths team lead by Ms Boughton, Ms McDonnell, Ms Khan and Mr Rahman.

Work Hard- Year 10 Work Experience

This week Year 10 have been on Work Experience to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world of work and develop their employability skills, communication and collaboration. Thank you to all the businesses, schools and companies that have hosted Sarah Bonnell students and well done to Year 10. We look forward to hearing about your achievements next week. Thank you to Ms Aylott, Ms Whitfield, Ms Whitehouse and Mr Archer for the important role they play in making work experience happen for all students.

Aim High – Sports Day

On Friday 6 July Sarah Bonnell show cased their brilliant attitudes to physical health and activity by taking part in our annual sports day. This year, Sports Day was in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park with students in Year 7, 8 and 9 showcasing their talent and determination. The day was very well planned and organised by Ms Sangster, Deputy Headteacher and our amazing PE team: Curriculum Leader, Ms Norley-Beck, Deputy Curriculum Leader Ms May, Ms Nicholson, Ms Barnard, Ms Emmerson and Ms Sawyer who were helped by staff from across the school taking on lots of important duties during the day – scorers, place judges, time keepers, track officials, first aiders or generally supervising the students who were participating or in the crowd. Mr Bentley did a great job as compere for the day using the stadium PA system. Be Proud.

The girls also did themselves proud competing in traditional events like javelin, 4 x 100m relay, high jump and 100m as well as some fun events like tug –of-war, ‘over and under’ and the egg and spoon race. Aim High

Rae Potter – Headteacher