Headteacher's Weekly Message: 5th October 2018
Black History Month 2018
Our annual celebration of Black History Month got off to a great start this week with an inspiring display in the Piazza on the theme of Colonialism. The display is generating discussion and there are follow-up activities in Form Time to provide opportunities to celebrate and recognise the diversity of our school community and learn how history has shaped the world we live in today.
In addition, students and staff are busy planning an evening of celebration on Tuesday 30 October which will include guest speakers, musical performances, poetry readings and more. Look out for more details in the coming weeks. Be Proud
Sarah Bonnell girls inspire the next generation of Drama teachers
University College London Institute of Education visited Sarah Bonnell Drama Department on Tuesday to deliver a Shakespeare workshop with Year 9 Drama students. Drama trainee teachers came along to work with Year 9 students on the theme of ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Jane Coles said @The Year 9 pupils were a real credit to their teachers and to the school. This year we were all most impressed by the girls’ existing knowledge of Shakespeare and the serious, committed way in which they approached the activities. Overall the morning was a very positive experience for the student teachers who are just about to begin their first placement schools. At the end of the workshop, we invited your girls to offer some advice to our students as they enter the profession – an opportunity which they accepted with mature consideration.’
The trainee teachers gave great feedback on the workshop and our students enjoyed taking part. Aim High
Sarah Bonnell Digital Leaders share top tips with parents
On Wednesday evening our Digital Leaders shared an important presentation on ‘On-line Safety’ to a group of interested parents who attending the first of a series of Parent Workshops this year. The feedback from parents was very positive and all left with tips about how to promote safety online.Be Nice
The chicks have hatched
As part of our work towards Healthy Schools status and our drive to teach students about sustainability we have been working with an organisation that provides an incubator with some hen eggs so that students can see them hatch and learn from this process. There has been a lot of interest from students (and staff) and the chicks have now hatched!
Rae Potter – Headteacher