On Thursday evening, the year 8 football team travelled to Warblington School , Havant in a tight game where the lead changed hands on many occasions. Harrow Way eventually won 5-4. Dylan Willard scored one goal and Fin Belbin scored 4! Aston Mussell was man of the match for a dominating display in midfield.
During assemblies this week my central message was again about challenge and expectations. I have asked teachers to expect even more of our incredible young people and encouraged the students to push themselves out of their comfort zone more consistently. Last year, we worked hard to significantly raise expectations around are three simple rules of ‘Be Ready Be Respectful and Be your Best’ in lessons and the students rose magnificently to that challenge. I am convinced that we still have even more potential to realise and, with continued partnership between teachers, parents and students, will continue to make great strides this year.
Over the next two week our catering providers HC3S are providing our students with the best of British food being served at lunchtimes starting on Monday 19th September. Below are the upcoming menus!
For more information on any of the clubs, speak to Mr Haysom or a member of PE Staff.
Other Extra-Curricular clubs available can be viewed here.
Harrow Way students are celebrating this morning with news that their 2016 GCSEs results are one of the best in the school’s history. An impressive 60% of students achieved five GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, a 10% increase on last year and the second best set of results in the school’s history. An outstanding 75% of students achieved A*-C in English and 73% achieved A*-C in Maths, described as a ‘remarkable achievement.’ Nearly 70% of students achieved five GCSEs grade A*-C overall and 66% Achieved an A*-C in English and mathematics GCSEs combined.
A number of curriculum areas delivered flawless results with Business Studies achieving 100% A*-C; Computer Technology 100% A*-C; ECDL* 100% A*-C and Computer Science 75% A*-C. Performing and Visual Arts continue to be a real strength at Harrow Way with Art, Dance and Drama all achieving an incredible 100% pass rate. High grade passes were also impressive with 54% A/A* in Art, 46% A*/A in Dance, 35% A*/A in Drama and Music achieving 83% A*-C. Read more…
With the world’s tropical rainforests slightly too far away for a day trip, Harrow Way Community School Year 8 Geographers instead found themselves exploring Kew Gardens historic Palm House. Considered to be the most important surviving Victorian iron and glass structure in the world, the Palm House proved to be the perfect backdrop for the Harrow Way students to discover the tropical rainforest.
Kelly Campbell, Curriculum Leader for Geography said: “The students enjoyed taking part in a treasure hunt to investigate the four layers of the rainforest and to find out how we are connected to the forest as part of our everyday lives. The scientific study of the relationships between people and plants, deforestation, fair trade and sustainable farming were all explored as students experienced the climate, viewed the rainforest at ground and upper level and searched for cool plants used as ingredients in everyday items such as toothpaste”. Read more…
Congratulations to all the students from Year 9 & 10 who were awarded prizes at Monday Evening’s Presentation Evening. Prizes were presented for Effort & Attitude and Progress in each subject area and Head of Year Awards were presented for Contribution, Personal Achievement and Attendance.
The Student Leadership Team was also introduced, as well as senior prefects who each received a certificate. Pictures can be viewed here.
The whole school was involved in our annual sports day on Monday 11th July. There was amazing effort & commitment from our students to a wide variety of sports, including tennis, javelin, shot put, long jump, track races and the climbing dyno challenge. Unfortunately the day was cut short in the afternoon due to a heavy rain outburst, so the relay races didn’t take place. A gallery of pictures can be viewed here and the results will be announced soon.