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Year 8 News - 17th June 2016

17 June 2016

It’s goodbye from me!

What a year it has been! Project Week, with the Iron Wall, Leap of Faith, planting mangroves, tea plantation walks and a lot more. The Seven Minute House Challenge, cake baking, fund raising for charity, the school production of Beauty and the Beast, Awards Assembly, Christmas Bizarre, Summer Fun Day and much more! This year has been full of competitions, events and happenings and I am proud to have been a part it. It has been a pleasure to watch and be a part of the students' social, physical and academic development over the past year and I can say from the bottom of my heart, that I will miss them dearly. I will remain as Year 8 Leader next year and I confidently pass your son/daughter in to the more than capable hands of Mrs.  Parrish, Leader of Year 9.

I will continue, of course, to keep an eye on how they get on in Year 9 and look forward to hearing from their future academic and sporting successes. I also look forward to taking on the current Year 7s as they move up to Year 8. Next year will undoubtedly be as, if not more, packed with surprises!

Thank you and best regards.

Mr Northedge
Year 8 Leader

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Summer Fun Day

What a success! As most of you are aware, the Summer Fun Day was run on Saturday 4th June. It was touch and go as to whether the day was going to go ahead, due to the downpours on the Friday. It just didn’t seem to stop raining and the organisers were outside making  ‘plan b’ arrangements. The decision was made to go ahead with the day and it turned out to be the right one! The sun came out on Saturday and everything ran like clockwork.

The Year 8 students were responsible for the ‘Games’ section, based under the big marquee. Circus Games, Games of Luck and Games of Skill were the main themes and visitors had to attempt the games to get their stamps and win a prize. Our fantastic Year 8 students worked tirelessly to organise, set up and man the stalls all afternoon. I would like to thank, in 8A – Sarthak, Frederik, Mohammed, Freddie, Filip, Mikkel, Alex, Ceon and Hannah. In 8b - Michaela, Olivia, Ida, Zuzana, Rebekah, Queenray, Emma, Andrea, Eli, Colin and Charlie. In 8c - Alexander, Alex, Ehsaan, Arya, Courtney, Yoonseo, Susan, Sisi, Mark, Kyle, Go, Seongwoo, Isaac and Danny.

These guys were amazing and many of them stayed on longer than their 1-hour shifts. I spent about two hours being completely soaked at the Water Games area, where students seemed to want to get their own back for all the running I make them do in PE! What a great day and a massive thanks to Jodi Dexter especially and the Community Group for all their help and organising of this superb event!

Global Campus Photographer of the Year

Back by popular demand! We are delighted to announce the return of the photography calendar competition -  2016 'Global Campus Photographer of the Year' competition. Over the coming weeks, we will share information about the competition - the who, what, why, when and how.

In the meantime, please encourage students to head to the online area (which can be accessed from the Competition page) to vote on the theme. If you have any additional suggestions for a theme, please do let us know! (

Please note this is open to students of all ages.

Upcoming Events & Dates

Monday 20th June                       Start of LBC Week & MFL International Challenge (PE kit)

Tuesday 21st June                       Amazing Race (school uniform)

Wednesday 22nd June              Mathematics Trip – Century Park (casual dress + trainers)

Thursday 23rd June                    School-based House Event (PE kit + house t-shirt)

Fri 24 June                                       School ends 12 noon

Lesson Updates

Mandarin with Zhao Lao Shi

The Mandarin beginner groups are doing a project to review all they have learned this year. They have made conversations, videoed their role plays and made posters of all the topics they have studied. Their achievements are remarkable.

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Alessandra 8B for Geography

For the last few lessons we have been learning about the Olympics around the world. We have been learning about the economic issues, the impacts and the set up. Lately we have been put in groups to create our own Olympic Park which helps us to think about facilities and organisation. We have been watching some videos which made us reflect on how the different countries create their own Olympic parks and that sparks our own inspiration.

Sofie 8B for Guidance

The last few lessons that we have had in guidance, we have been revising for our upcoming exams. The first lesson we mostly revised science and history, and the second lesson Mandarin, Maths and Geography. We all spent these two lessons doing private and individual revision that would help us in our exams. The last lesson which was on Tuesday 7th of June, we started doing survey monkey. Survey monkey is a self-evaluation in music and drama/arts, were there are lots of questions about being confident in performing and playing instruments.

For the rest of the lesson, Mrs Bailey gave us permission to either study or start composing music if we wanted; some even finished their music assessment if they didn't finish it in the first lesson.

Queenray 8B for Music

In the last few drama lessons, we have being preparing for our assessment, and when it was SHOW TIME we had a wonderful person from Julliard to watch us perform and grade us. It was fun!

Yuvraj 8B for German

This week in German, we have learning about the culture in Germany and which festivals they celebrate. We have been learning about Oktoberfest which is a beer festival celebrated in Munich Germany. In the festival they serve traditional German food and Beer along with folk dance. We have also been learning about their traditional food, for example bratwurst and pretzels. People from all around the world come to celebrate Oktoberfest; it is the most popular festival in Germany. This year 6.6 million people came to visit the Oktoberfest and 7.7 million litres of beer was consumed in this 16-day fest.