On Tuesday September 12th students challenged themselves, overcame their nerves and attended a workshop run by ARTiculation held at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
ARTiculation workshops have been designed to stimulate students’ interest and understanding of art while developing observation, research, critical analysis, language, presentation and public speaking skills. Led by art experts, students are encouraged to think independently, ask informed questions and analyse information. during the day our students were talking about about works of art, using their interest to help them develop their confidence and ability to present to an audience of people they do not know.
Looking back on the end of term awards assembly for Year 7, in which we celebrated the numerous achievements of the year group, and tutors and subject teachers nominated students for their efforts and attainment during the year.
We were also lucky enough to witness some fantastic entertainment as Lauren, Rebecca, Megan, Elsie, Anya, Chloe-Jayne and Charlotte performed some songs for us. An extremely talented group of singers.
Well done to last year's Year 7s, and good luck in Year 8. You made a great start to your time at Sprowston Community High School!
We had 266 students attend our 3rd Sports Dinner awards evening at the 'Top of the Terrace' lounge at Norwich City Football Club on Friday 14th July.
It was a wonderfully positive evening, with many parents coming to see the awards being given out and the students danced the night away at the disco until 11pm.
A raffle at this year's Sports Dinner raised over £300 towards our new mini-bus and prizes were donated by staff.
We took 29 students from Years 8, 9 & 10 to Spain for a water sports trip during the May half-term. The fantastic trip took in activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, pico sailing, wind surfing, snorkling among others. It also included a day trip to Barcelona and the whole week was a great success.
The company in charge of the trip commended our students on their attitude in a testing week. We are investigating going on a similar trip in the summer of 2019.
Over this year all teachers have been nominating students for 'Academic Success Awards' (ASAs) for Achievement or Attitude at each of the 6 tracking points for their subjects. Teachers are only able to award 2 students per class, so to achieve one shows exceptional performance within the classroom and has been recognised and celebrated.
Taking this a step further, attached are the top 10 students in each year group in terms of total ASAs for 2016-17. To be awarded such high totals is a huge achievement, especially when considering these totals shows great success consistently across the whole academic year, as well as across the full range of subjects. Well done to all of these students for such successful year.
At Sprowston Community High School we have a long standing history of promoting student voice, providing high quality leadership training and in ensuring that our student are able to develop the leadership skills that they will need to enable them to to become successful leaders.
The pinnacle of the Schools leadership opportunities are the highly prestigious positions of Head Boy and Head Girl. These position are highly sought after and require the demonstration of leadership ability through a variety of means, including application, staff vote, student vote and verbal presentations.
Congratulations to all the students from this half term who achieved an Academic Success Award. This is to recognise their outstanding academic achievement and attitude.
The awards are given by class teachers to those students who have shone in terms of working extra hard in and out of lessons, or persevering with difficult work, along with those who have exceeded their personal target grades and achieved at a high level.
Well done to all students and keep up these really high standards for the rest of the year.
These students have gained over 50 Achievement points this term which is an absolutely outstanding effort.
They have had a great year and I am really impressed with their attitude.
Congratulations to all pupils nominated for Star of the Week for the second Summer half term, 2017. The nominations were made by the teachers and members of staff for exceptional effort, attitude, work or progress. These names will be entered into a half term draw to win vouchers.
Well done and keep up these excellent standards.
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