With new measures being used this year to judge performance in exams, we are delighted that the draft performance measures sent to schools today confirm, yet again, the amazing achievements of Highlands’ students.
The scores, to be made public in October, show that 77% of our students in year 11 achieved the new headline figure of a good pass (C or above) in both English and Maths. Almost our best ever results, this follows from the sheer hard work of our students and their teachers, and all are to be congratulated!
In the sixth form we have our best ever results in Year 12 and in Year 13 most students reached their chosen university or career pathway, including Matthew Brace who gained a place at Cambridge University to study Natural Science.
Well done everyone!
Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school.
All the information regarding rehearsals is on Frog. Students should check this regularly for rehearsal schedules, links to useful videos and the recordings of rehearsals.
After half term we will be launching the competition to design a poster/programme for the production. The winning designer will receive 50 house points and their design will be professionally printed to advertise the production.
A number of students have expressed their interest in helping back stage with the show. If you are one of those students, please make sure you speak to Mrs Carr at the start of next half term as work will begin soon on the set design and construction. Many hands make light work!
As the production is in March this year, tickets will go on sale via Parentpay in the new year. In the meantime, we had better get learning those colours…… “red and yellow and green and brown and scarlet and ….”
Arts Faculty Competition
We need an EYE CATCHING poster design to promote the show – and we need YOUR help! See details below:
Applications from external students for a place in the sixth form are now open. Please visit the sixth form website for full detail and the on-line application form. Click on the link in the menu above.
Current Highlands students will complete an Early Indication Form by 5 December and a full application in January. They should not use the online form.
Make a fresh start without starting over
Highlands is the lead school in the Pan Enfield Alliance offering school based placements to graduates training to become teachers.
Please see our link http://www.panenfieldalliance.co.uk/
3rd Party Lets
Facilities available now
Please contact Bookings Co-ordinator
Tel: 03330 110476
Sixth Form Applications and Course Guide 2017
Joseph Rehearsal cancelled on 8th December
Joseph rehearsals are not taking place on the 8th of December due to exams. Practice will resume the following Thursday.
Highlands School presents a Musical Theatre Cabaret
15th and 16th December 2016. Please see poster below for details:
Year 8 Girls' HPV Vaccination
Consent forms coming home with Year 8 Girls on 29/11/16 for HPV Vaccination. HPV is a 2 injection programme. Dates are as follows:
1st Injection: 11/1/2017. 2nd Injection: 12/7/2017. If these dates change due to unforeseen circumstances you will be notified. Please return forms to Matron. If you have any questions please call me.
Smith’s Schoolwear 15% discount winter sale
Smith’s Schoolwear are holding a 15% discount winter sale on Saturday 10th December instore and online! Parents can use this discount on their website www.smithsschoolwear.co.uk. Apply the discount coupon code 'SANTA15' which can be found in the shopping cart before checkout.
Exam Dates 2016
Countdown to exams:
PPE Timetable, December 2016 (Year 11)
Year 7 & 8 Theatre Trip to Matilda – 28th March 2017 - 7.00pm.
Year 7 & 8 Theatre Trip to Aladdin – 7th June 2017 – 7.30pm.
Matilda and Aladdin trips are now on Parent Pay. Please note: places are limited.