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National Poetry Day Competition Winners
by P Ward (Staff) - Thursday, 18 October 2018, 5:09 PM

The winners of the acrostic poetry competition for National Poetry Day are@

Winner: Seren L, M04:

Challenges will come your way

Have a go

And you may see that

New experiences will be the key.

Gruelling tasks may knock you down, but

Everyday you’ll come around


Runner Up: Gemma C, M04

Change your mind set!


Aspire and inspire!

Never give up!

Gratitude and give everything your best

Effort helps to produce success


Please come to the Library to collect your prizes!  Well done to both of you.

Mrs Ward




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Yr 9 Students to see Mr Wyatt a.m reg Friday 19th Oct
by D Wyatt (Teacher) - Thursday, 18 October 2018, 3:45 PM

Could the following students please come to my office as soon as they have registered:

Izzy F - S04

Javan G - K10

Kristyna K. - D03

Zaara A. - S09

Ben C. - K11

Harry H. - S02

Daniel F. - M02

Austen B. - S04

Ned W. - S04



Mr Wyatt

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by A Margilewski (Teacher) - Thursday, 18 October 2018, 12:54 PM

Please read Friday:

Congratulations to the following students who have it to the final of Dragons Den and will be pitching their idea to the Dragons in the Main Hall on Tuesday 30th October:


  • Keira E-S
  • Tesha S
  • Cam R


  • Gemma C


  • Alba T
  • Bethan H


  • Daniel M
  • Ben L-J
  • Tom P


  • Sean T
  • Jack W
  • Luca K


  • Harrison B
  • Felix B


  • Talisha Tamsett
  • Lottie Marshall


  • Ruben M
  • James S

Could you all attend a meeting at 1pm today in IT3 please.

Thank you

Mr Margilewski

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Numeracy Ambassadors
by A Wrighton (Teacher) - Thursday, 18 October 2018, 11:43 AM

The Maths Department are looking for two year 9 students to join our numeracy team.  

What’s involved?

  •  Promoting numeracy across the school
  • Attending help club each week and helping younger students with their maths work
  • Plus what you want to do!  We are looking for students who bring ...
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Year 7 Assembly NOW! (Friday 19th Oct)
by A Podesta (Teacher) - Thursday, 18 October 2018, 10:19 AM

Please can year 7 come to the main hall AS SOON AS THEY HAVE REGISTERED.


I will read out notices and room changes.


Many thanks


Ms Podesta

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Duke of Edinburgh
by S Lea (Teacher) - Thursday, 18 October 2018, 8:34 AM

There will be a quick meeting in the gym on Friday 19th October from 3.05pm for all Year 10 students who have applied to take part in the award. It shouldn't take longer that 20 minutes.

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by Samantha GRIFFITHS Y11 S 06 (Student) - Thursday, 18 October 2018, 8:22 AM
Kilby and Marie Curie Speakouts are on in the Drama studio during form, please go straight there after registering.
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Music notices - 18th October
by S Kearns (Teacher) - Thursday, 18 October 2018, 8:17 AM

There is no choir on tonight, see you after the half term!!

No one is to practise in the music rooms during break, lunch or after school today (18th October) or tomorrow (19th October).

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Please read Thursday- Knit and Natter is on today
by L Baggott (Teacher) - Thursday, 18 October 2018, 7:35 AM
Knit and Natter is on today in room 23 at lunch time. Please bring along your lunch and projects. Look forward to see you all.
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Astronomy Club
by T Schlieben (Staff) - Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 12:55 PM


Last week's question was whether the Russians reached the Moon...the answer is Yes and No. No Russians set foot on the Moon but 15 missions successfully landed on the Moon and collected samples before returning to Earth. One such mission crash landed on a mountain just hours before the Apollo 11 mission was due to carry out a Moonwalk!

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Eco council Water survey (read Wed 17th oct)
by J Durkan (Teacher) - Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 8:05 AM

There is a water survey in tutor pigeon holes this morning. Could you please complete it either this morning or tomorrow morning. I know tutor time is very busy but we would really appreciate them all being completed. Could you take a tally of how many students answer the questions and drop back to D10's slot in the registry trolley in the old reception outside the old hall. Thanks. 


Eco Council

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Year 11 Tutor Time English
by A Wallis (Teacher) - Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 7:52 AM

To all students who have attended tutor time English in the library this half term, on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday:

If you have 100% attendance, please see Mrs Wallis on Friday morning in the library to collect a small (edible) reward in recognition of your commitment.  100% attendees will also be awarded an achievement point - well done!

Mrs Wallis

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HBA Longlist Reading Group
by P Ward (Staff) - Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 4:51 PM

A message for students in the HBA Longlist reading group: we now have some new books from the longlist in the Library.  Please call in to the Library to pick up a new book for the half term holiday!

Thank you.

Mrs Ward

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Overdue Library Books
by P Ward (Staff) - Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 3:56 PM

We currently have almost 300 overdue Library resources which we would like back before we break up for half term.  If you have a book or DVD that is overdue, please either pop into the Library to renew it or return it  by Friday 19th October.

No one will be in any trouble; we would just like our resources back as other students may be waiting for them.

Thank you.

Mrs Ward & Mrs Pugh

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by B Edwards (Teacher) - Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 8:35 AM

Please can I see any GCSE PE students that can help marshall the Junior School Cross Country that we are hosting tomorrow from 3.15 - 4.45pm (Wednesday) after school, at break time today in the new Sports Hall. I need about 16 of you lovely students and there are achievement points and chocolate available!

Thank you

Mrs B.J.Edwards

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Keep Calm and Colour
by Samantha GRIFFITHS Y11 S 06 (Student) - Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 8:03 AM
Keep Calm and Colour is on in A1 today during lunchtimes so please come along
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Word of the Week Winners
by P Ward (Staff) - Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:35 AM

It looks as though inspiration deserted everyone this week as we only had a few entries for WotW.  We do, however, still have some cracking sentences from students in Da Vinci, Kilby and Somerville, using the word laconic.

Winner: Dumkele O, D07: “ Several moments passed before the defendant was...

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French & Spanish Revision Club
by L Jones (Teacher) - Monday, 15 October 2018, 8:24 AM

Both languages will be running today.

French will be in room 28 with Mr Jones and Spanish will be in room 10 with Mr Robins.

We will be looking at "The Perfect Tense" this week in French. This is an important tense to fully understand and therefore you should attend if you lack understanding.

Merci beaucoup / Muchas gracías

Mr Jones

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PE weekly schedule - Read Monday 15th please!!!
by J Loosemore (Teacher) - Sunday, 14 October 2018, 8:22 PM

Attached is the plan for clubs and fixtures this week. LOADS going on so take a good look and come and get involved!!

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Book of the Week
by G Pugh (Staff) - Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:59 AM

Book of the Week!

How not to Disappear By Claire Furniss

“Hattie's summer isn't going as planned. Her two best friends have abandoned her: Reuben has run off to Europe to 'find himself' and Kat is in Edinburgh with her new girlfriend. Meanwhile Hattie is stuck babysitting her twin siblings and ...

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Word of the Week Challenge!
by G Pugh (Staff) - Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:48 AM

Word of the Week Challenge!

For the final week of this term, write a paragraph which contains all the Words of the Week from this half term.


Get your paragraphs to the Library by the end of the day on Friday 19th October for your chance to win house points and a sweet treat!

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Student Librarian Vacancy!
by P Ward (Staff) - Monday, 8 October 2018, 2:32 PM

There is a vacancy for a Student Librarian in the Library team.  If you like books, using computers and helping others, this could be the job for you!

Application forms are available from the Library and need to be returned to us by Friday 19th October.  Interviews will be held after half term.

See the posters in tutor bases for more information or pop in to the Library to speak to Mrs Ward or Mrs Pugh.

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Speakouts 05/10
by Tai BOLGER Y11 K 01 (Student) - Friday, 5 October 2018, 8:35 AM
Speakouts will be running for Somerville and Da Vinci houses in the drama studio this morning.
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Show Choir
by S Kearns (Teacher) - Thursday, 4 October 2018, 7:44 AM

Show choir is not on today due to early finish. See you all next week.

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Aladdin - cast members meeting.
by C Oram (Teacher) - Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:06 PM
Dear Cast, We would like to meet with you all at lunchtime today (Wednesday) in the Drama studio, please. Look forward to seeing you all, Hannah and Lydia