I would like to start the Headlines this week by congratulating Year 8 on how mature they have been and the fantastic work ethic they have shown in their exams. It has been amazing to see them so determined to demonstrate all they know and have learnt since they joined us. I would also like to thank the Year 8 Team and teachers for all of their support.
It was lovely to see (well virtually anyway) so many Year 9 and their parents at Key Stage 4 Options evening last night. Please take the advice of all who presented and ask any questions that you have to ensure that you are able to make informed choices for the GCSE course to begin in September 2022.
Further to my email on Thursday, I can confirm that face coverings are no longer recommended in classrooms and teaching spaces for staff, pupils and students and from Thursday 27 January, face coverings are no longer recommended in communal areas for staff, pupils and students. I would like to thank you for your support in helping us to manage this changing situation and encouraging your young people to continue their wearing of face coverings in indoor communal areas for the next week as the guidance requires. Many thanks for your ongoing support with all things Covid and keeping us updated of any concerns via firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Cross-Country last weekend was lovely and is great to see the article below celebrating the successes of all those who competed.
The Equestrian team are competing tomorrow and I look forward to hearing how they get on.
Have a good weekend and I hope that you are able to enjoy the slightly longer days (or is that wishful thinking!).
Year 8 Exam Fortnight
Congratulations and very well done to Year 8 who have approached their mid-Key Stage 3 exams with such focus and maturity. This year group was part of the national cohort which didn’t do SATs at the end of Year 6 due to the pandemic, so we recognise that the intensity of doing exams in every subject over the last fortnight will have been a new experience for our pupils. This makes it even more impressive that the year group have conducted themselves so well during the last two weeks. The school’s Governors Education Committee noted this at their meeting earlier in the week when Mrs Parry-Jones (Year 8 Learning Manager) gave a presentation about the achievements of the year group.
We’re very excited to announce that Hardenhuish Radio will be launching next Friday (Friday 28th January 2022)!
We’ll be kicking off the day at 8 am with an hour long selection of great tunes! The radio will then continue with our official launch at 4 pm. We have two Guest DJs lined up as well as the first radio charts, your requests and more fantastic shows.
Our regular radio schedule with shows presented by staff and students will start on Monday 31 January. There’s lots of great content coming your way including playlists compiled by Tutor Groups and exclusive celebrity interviews. To view our full schedule which we’ll be adding to over the coming weeks, check our website below.
The radio is run by a small group of 6th formers. We hope to expand and make Hardenhuish Radio a school-wide project.
Students (and staff) can log in using their school accounts at https://radio.hardenhuish.wilts.sch.uk where they can listen to the radio on any device.
Requests are very welcome and we’ll be playing as many as possible so please submit your favourite tunes on our website!
The Hardenhuish Radio Team
Piano Exam Results
Mrs Heaton would like to congratulate the following on their piano exam results:
James Doggett – Grade 5
Imogen Sykes – Grade 6 Distinction
Izzy Elphick – Grade 8 Distinction
Jennifer Sykes (year 13 leaver) – ATCL Diploma Distinction
Wiltshire Schools XC Success
Congratulations to all the students who represented North Wiltshire last Saturday at the Wiltshire Schools Cross Country Championships. They had all been selected as they had finished in the top 10 in the previous round at Beversbrook in November. There are over 50 secondary schools in Wiltshire, competing at this level is a great achievement.
The Huish runners were lucky to have a home advantage as the event was held on the Huish/Sheldon fields. The weather was on their side but the course was rather muddy in places. The races varied in distance from 2300m for Year 7 girls up to 6615m for the senior boys.
10 runners from each of the 5 districts (Salisbury, North Wilts, West Wilts, Kennet, Swindon) battled it out on the Huish hill.
The Huish results were as follows.
Junior Girls North Wiltshire Team 2nd place
4th LOUISA NIKER – 12:59.00
32nd SOPHIA JOHNSON
Intermediate Girls – North Wiltshire Team 2nd Place
13th AMELIA CHALK – 16:43.0 –
25th JASMINE KENNEDY
29th NAOMI REES
33th DARCY SELMAN
35th POLLY LABOUCHARDIERE
36th PHOENIX HARDING
Year 7 Boys – Noth Wiltshire Team – 1st Place
9th ISAAC CHALK – 10:44.0
10th BARNABY LA BOUCHARDIERE
12th WILL HOUSE
16th DANIEL COWARD
Junior Boys NW – North Wiltshire Team 2nd
1st TOBI LOUGHLIN – 13:45.0
15th DANIEL PHELPS
29th JOE WHITE
31st 269 KIERAN KENNEDY
Intermediate Boys – North Wiltshire 1st Place
14th HENRI CONTINEAU – 21:06.0
15th ASHER JONES
37th JACK BLACKBURN
Senior Boys – North Wiltshire Team 1st Place
6th LUC COTINEAU – 24:38.0
All those who finished in the top 10 have qualified for the South West Champs on Saturday 5th Feb at Huish/Sheldon.
We wish everyone good luck for the next round, all runners finishing in the top at the South West will qualify for the Nationals.
What’s On Information
Please see below a list of trips and events taking place week commencing Monday 24 January
Wednesday 26 January
Astronomy night sky – 6pm