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Year 9 News - 14th April 2017

14 April 2017

Find out what's been happening in Year 9

Welcome back after what I hope was a relaxing break and that everyone had a chance to recharge their batteries. It looks like spring is upon us as we welcome the sun that has been shining this week. It has certainly lifted everyone’s spirits as the week has progressed. Year 9 students have come back with a fantastically positive attitude ready to tackle this next busy term.  This term is packed with events from Summer Fun day to House shout competitions. Keep your eye on our school’s Facebook and WeChat pages as well as Class Dojo to keep up to date with what’s happening


Looking forward to seeing many of you at next week’s Academic review evening. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see me if you require any support or advice regarding Year 9.

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CCA’s began next week. Please refer to CHQ for more information. Sport CCA’s started this week and competitive matches begin on Tuesday for girls and Thursday for the boys Basketball.

Netball begins on Saturday so good luck to the team travelling to Suzhou.

Opportunities for Students:

Humanities Inter-house Photography Competition

“People and Places”

Closing date 21 April 2017

Photos could be of places you visit during holidays…

They could show places and people in different countries….

They could be of places you visit in China……or they could show scenes that you see every day right here in Shanghai…

Good Luck

House Badminton

If you are interested if representing your house in the upcoming Badminton Doubles Competition – please see Mr Northedge for more details.

Important school reminders

School uniform – Students should come to school every day wearing full school uniform. This includes school blazer. Girls should wear black or navy tights or long black socks to the knee if they wish. Whilst moving around school, students should be wearing their blazer. Summer uniform for secondary school students has not yet begun so please continue to wear your blazer

School bags – In order to follow health and safety guidelines, students are not permitted to carry school bags during the school day. Each student is provided with a locker in which they can store their bag. Students should visit their locker at appropriate times in the day to collect books for the lessons that follow.

Mobile phone and devices

In an effort to encourage face to face interaction and improve productivity in lessons we have asked students not to use their phones or other mobile devices around the school, in corridors, at break time, lunchtime and during lessons, unless they have been given permission by a teacher. This request is also intended to discourage students from using the online world of social media, games and the internet as an alternative to real life interactions. We believe that real life interactions are a much healthier and more beneficial to students' development than virtual ones and that it is easy for students to rely too heavily on social media and the online world.

However, phones are not banned and students are not prevented from discreetly checking their phones during the day. If students need to contact home they can easily ask a teacher for permission to use their phone, use an empty classroom or a teacher's office at break time or lunchtime. Teachers are aware of students' need to communicate with their parents regarding transport and other important issues and so permission will be given should the need arise.

Upcoming dates:

16th April – History Bowl Trip

18th & 20th April – Academic Review Evening – Primary & KS3 – 5pm -8pm

19th – 22ndApril – Acamis Football to Beijing

24th April – Senior Sports Awards Evening

1 May – School holiday – School Closed

10th June – Summer Fun Day