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Headteacher's Weekly Message: 23rd November 2018

Sarah Bonnell students start Girls Network

Year 10 went to Pinsent Mason on Monday 19 November to meet the professionals who have volunteered to mentor and coach students from Sarah Bonnell as part of The Girls Network. After a successful matching event on the 5 November 2018 the students began their mentoring sessions to support their Year 11 preparation for exam and post 16 options. This coaching and mentoring helps develop leadership qualities and make them resilient young women.  Be Proud Year 10 Parents Evening Sarah Bonnell has a great tradition of working together with parents and carers to ensure students get the support they need to achieve their full potential. So it was a real pleasure to see so many families at our Year 10 Parents Evening on Wednesday. There were plenty of meaningful conversations between teachers and parents /carers about learning and Mr Begley, Assistant Headteacher, Ms Costas, Year Leader and Mr Keenan, Progress Leader were really proud to share how well the year group have settled in to their GCSE courses.

Our next parent event is for Year 11 on Wednesday 28th November 2018 – there will be information about Sixth Form and Post 16 options as well as information about GCSE exam preparation. Don’t forget you can get in touch with your daughter’s Year Leader or Progress Leader at any time during the year. Work Hard Sarah Bonnell’s Sustainability Presentation On Thursday 22nd November Year 8 students presented their sustainability presentations suggesting ways the school can become more environmentally friendly. The students involved spent 6 weeks working with The London Stadium Learning centre based in the Olympic Park learning about sustainability. The project included a visit to The Siemans Crystal where they found inspiration for their own ideas for the Sarah Bonnell community. The suggestions included innovative ways to recycle and reduce single use plastic. Be Nice

Newham Community Schools Trust – working together on Challenge and Well-being

On 23 November staff from our three schools – Rokeby, Lister and Sarah Bonnell worked together on curriculum planning with a focus on Well-being and Challenge. Our guest speaker was Dave Keeling from Laughology. Dave made us laugh and shared the importance of feelings. Staff were re-energised and galvanized to continue creating environments where students can feel confident, happy and inspired to learn. Aim High and No Excuses Sarah Bonnell wish those celebrating Guru Nanak’s Birthday an enjoyable time with family and the wider Sikh community.

Rae Potter – Headteacher