Happy New Year and welcome back to Term 3!
This week has already been busy with the launch of the KS4 Options process for Year 9, Revision Roots for Year 11 and a Year 13 PIAG looking at Student Finance. All will provide vital support for our young people as they prepare for their next steps.
I am looking forward to another busy term and hope that Hardenhuish Headlines continues to keep you up to date with everything that is happening.
Please do share any news that enables us to celebrate the achievements of our young people outside of school and please encourage ex-students you may be in contact with to sign up to the alumni https://www.hardenhuish.wilts.sch.uk/our-school/alumni/ .
Congratulations to the following pupils on their music exam results:
Josh Farr (11RMH) – RSL Grade 5 guitar
Hannah Johnson (7ACC) – Grade 1 drum (merit)
Hannah Dickinson (10RWK) – Grade 4 Piano (merit)
We do not always hear about pupils who have passed exams so please do let us know if your child has had success in Music exams.
Cross Country Success
Congratulations to India Ibbotson (Year 11) who ran at the England Athletics South West Championships on Sunday in Yeovil. It was a very tough course, but India finished as the first Wiltshire lady and came in 14th overall. Following this, she has been selected to go to Loughborough in March to represent Wiltshire at another event. We are incredibly proud of India’s achievement.
Brilliant New Books to Start 2019
There are a wide range of new books now available in the Resource Centre to start 2019. Lots of the latest novels including ‘Villain’ by Michael Grant, ‘Queen of Air and Darkness’ by Cassandra Clare, new titles from Jessica Townsend, Peter Bunzl, Neal Shusterman and Joseph Delaney and a number of the hotly-tipped stories in contention for the 2019 Carnegie Medal.
There’s also non-fiction with recent Sports Personality of the Year winner Geraint Thomas’ autobiography, Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’, University Challenge star Bobby Seagull’s ‘Life-Changing Magic of Numbers’, gaming books and factual information from Anglo-Saxon history to influential women.
With new titles regularly being added each week, make sure you keep a look out for the latest must-reads. Reservations can easily be placed with Mr Southwood if the title you are after is currently on loan.
2019 promises to be a very exciting year in the world of literature and you can be a big part of it here at Hardenhuish. Look out for the annual Literature Festival during March, with visiting authors/poets, our Book Fair, World Book Day and Book Swap events all lined up. If you’re in Year 8 and love reading, make sure you also keep a look out for details about our Carnegie shadowing book group which will run throughout the summer. More details on all these events to follow in the coming weeks.
Hardenhuish in the Press
Year 7 Poetry Slam
Page 6 of the January/February issue of The Bath and Wiltshire Parent and here
What’s On Information
Week Beginning: 14 January 2019
Monday 14 January
Astronomy Night Sky Event – Resource Centre – 6.30 pm
Wednesday 16 January
Year 12 Politics Trip – Parliament, London – 6.15 am – 7.30 pm
Thursday 17 January
Year 10/11 Parent Information, Advice & Guidance meeting – Peter Thompson Hall – 7 pm