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Here is a round up of our blog posts, keeping you informed about the life and times of Pinner High School.

 

March 2017

  • Happy Easter

    Published 31/03/17, by David Groves

    Our first second term ended today, with a celebratory assembly of all that the students have accomplished. This included a student rock band, drama sketch, certificates for the Headteacher's Challenge, Science Week prizes, awards for the Pinner High School Values, a section presented by House Leaders and a Bollywood dance. As a way of capturing the ethos of the school, that list is very representative!

    Students have had a brilliant term; sports tournament winners, visitors to the Globe and the British Library, opportunities to try new things and practice skills in existing areas of interest. The environmental club have been recognised with an RHS Level 1 award. House Events continue to be keenly contested, with Bannister leading the way with one term to go before the House Cup is awarded for the first time.

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  • On Show

    Published 21/03/17, by David Groves

    So much going on, so little time left this term! Girls Netball runners-up in the borough championships, the inaugural Maths Challenge, Science Week with fire and primary schools, as well as positive recruitment news, and an invitation to speak at 'The Education Show'. All in a week!

    Our girls had a brilliant time on their first outing at a local netball tournament as one of twelve competing teams. They came second only to North London Collegiate School, and impressed everyone with their skills and sportsmanship. The team are coached by Mrs Pacey, who was as delighted as the returning team at the end of the competition. We hosted our own Maths Challenge for students in Year 5 last week, giving the most able mathematicians in local primary schools a taste of secondary school maths. Teams from West Lodge, Cannon Lane, Reddiford and St. John Fisher battled it out, with Reddiford emerging victorious. Pinner High School students were on hand to host and facilitate the event, which they did very effectively. Our students were also involved in leading Science Week water rocket launches for the children of West Lodge Primary School, who came here last week as part of the week of events. Pinner High School students also experimented with methane bubbles during lunch time, with incendiary results as the photo on our social media account shows (full risk assessment in place!)

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  • Full House

    Published 07/03/17, by David Groves

    So many highlights to the week, it is hard to know where to begin: a week of World Book Day activities; a well attended Parent Information Evening on assessment and reporting; the whole year group at the Globe Theatre; and the news that all 180 offers have been made for the new Year 7 starting in September.

     

    World Book Day activities included staff reading from their favourite books at lunch time in the library. Students were also challenged to match the book and bookshelf to the teacher, and Homework Club this week involved the whole school community taking part in a 'Drop Everything and Read' session.

     

    Thanks to the many parents who attended our information session last week. With the national move away from A* to C grades it was really helpful to talk through with parents how we use grades 9-1 all the way from Year 7.

     

    The whole of Year 7 spent Friday at the Globe Theatre watching a performance of 'The Taming of the Shrew'. It was a very energetic and colourful production, and led to some excellent discussion after the show.

     

    And so to next year, with what looks like a full year group, and a waiting list already in place. For a new school to be oversubscribed in such a short time is brilliant news. Thanks for all your support.

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