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Headteacher's Weekly Message: 14th December 2018

Sarah Bonnell students shine in the school show ‘A Christmas Carol’

On Thursday 6 December and Friday 7 December, after weeks of rehearsals and preparation the school show was performed last week to delighted audiences of friends, family and staff.  The Drama and Music staff are to be congratulated on another stunning school show but special thanks must go to Ms Griffiths, Curriculum Leader for Drama, Mr Bentley, Lead Practitioner and Mr Slater, Curriculum Leader for Music, Mathu Yoganathan in Year 11. The girls’ performances were excellent – Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Mrs Cratchit all acted and sung with confidence, humour and passion. Well done to our brilliant Sarah Bonnell performers and staff. Be Proud

December is ‘Be Nice’ month

This year we have matched on one of our five school values to every month on the school calendar. December is linked to ‘Be Nice ‘and students were invited to make a pledge showing their support for one of our ‘Be Nice’ campaigns. Be Nice

Bow Arts Celebration another success

On Wednesday 5 December we welcomed students from primary schools in The Sarah Bonnell Bow Arts Consortium. The children came to take part in creative arts workshops and show-case the work they had produced alongside the Bow Arts professional artists. It was a fabulous exhibition – guests, friends and family commented on the imaginative work the children at Sarah Bonnell and the primary schools had created.

KS3 Prefect Ambassador Programme

On Friday Year 10 students who had applied to be KS3 Ambassadors were involved in Prefect Interviews with professional volunteers from our Business Action Group. It was great to see so many KS3 girls keen to take up roles of responsibility in the school. Good luck. Aim High

Preparing for a Positive Future

On Thursday 6th December 2018 we had our second Extended Learning Day of the school year giving all students an opportunity to focus on one aspect of learning for the whole day. The theme of this ELD was ‘Futures’ and students in Years 7-11 were involved in a range of different activities to prepare for a positive future. Year 9 students were involved in a rotation of seminars led by Positively Mad to help them prepare for a bright future and encourage resilience, confidence, motivation and leadership. Year 10 were involved in a variety of activities led by Headstart, Diversity Role Models, Fix Up Speakers and Big Talk Education which involved developing positive relationships and futures. A huge thanks to Mr Archer for, once again, coordinating a very successful and rewarding day. Work Hard

Christmas Jumper Day raises £1897.89 for our school charity UWS

Staff and students got dressed up in jumpers that jingled, sparkled and glowed to raise money for our school charity United World Schools. Be Nice

Year 11 Practice GCSE exams begin

Next week the Year 11 Practice Exams continue with written examinations taking place in the school Sports Hall throughout the week. Good luck to all our Year 11 students who have been working hard to prepare for this opportunity to prepare and practice for the real GCSE exams ahead. # Got This

End of Term

Friday 21 December marks the end of a busy and successful term – students will be dismissed at 1.10pm. The Spring Term starts on Monday 7 January for all students at the usual time. I wish everyone a safe holiday and a very happy new year.

Rae Potter – Headteacher