Newsletter for the 10/01/2014

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Newsletter for the 10/01/2014
www.ormistonhorizonacademy.co.uk
Newsletter 15
10th January 2014
Students of the Week
Class of 2014 Prom
These students have been chosen because they
have made an outstanding contribution to Academy
life. This week’s star students are:
The Class of 2014 Prom will be held on Friday 4th July
at Slater’s Country Hotel, near Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Year 7
Jolie Bull-Bradley (7NAWp)
Year 8
Charlotte Turner-Johnson (8NJBd)
Year 9
Ronnan Jennings (9JJWa)
Year 10
Nastassja Hancock(10NKHp)
Year 11
Latisha Alcock (11KLLc)
Year 12
Patrick Chilton (12 DSDd)
This converted 18th century farm surrounded by
Staffordshire countryside will make an ideal venue for
a memorable evening, which will include a hog roast
and disco.
Well done! We are very proud of you.
He’s behind you!
On the Thursday before Christmas almost one
hundred academy students went to see a
swashbuckling performance of Peter Pan at the
Lyceum Theatre in Crewe.
Amongst the cast were Eastender’s actor Adam
Woodyatt and the Grumbleweeds.
The visit was a fantastic success with lots of giggles,
popcorn and even a giant crocodile!
The students were a
credit to the academy,
with one member of
the audience stating
‘Your students have
made this afternoon for
us; thank you.’
Tempest Photography will also be there to capture
the wonderful outfits and take both individual and
friendship group photographs for £6.50 each.
The cost per student is £30 which covers hire of the
venue, food, disco, balloon decorations and
transport.
Students can use their Vivo rewards to pay towards
their ticket. Alternatively part or full payments can be
made via ParentPay.
Any Year 11 students wishing to attend need to
complete the consent form and return it to the Admin
Office as soon as possible.
Attendance
Congratulations to over 400 students at the
academy who achieved 100% attendance during
the month of December 2013. All
of these students were presented
with a selection box during our
Celebration assemblies on Friday
20th December.
The academy is keen to continue its high
attendance record in 2014 and new lateness
procedures have recently been introduced. Please
see Personal Tutors for more details.
‘You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.’ Unknown
London Visit
After last year's successful visit to London the English
Department have decided to return! Last year students
saw Buckingham Palace, the Science museum, Covent
Garden and many more of the spectacular sights of
London. The visit to Harry Potter studios and the theatre visit
of 'War Horse' were particularly memorable.
This year they will be going to see many of the brilliant sights
of
London,
including
Shakespeare's Globe theatre
and Planet Hollywood. They will
also
be
attending
a
performance of 'Les Miserables’,
a musical recently voted the
best musical of all time.
Do not miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity! The
visit will take place in July and costs £140, which includes a
night in a London hotel, on top of everything else
mentioned.
If you would like to attend please ask Mr Hendley for further
information and ensure you get your deposit of £50
(payable via ParentPay) and your reply slip in by 17th
January.
Takeaway Maths
One Year 7 Maths group have been particularly busy over
Christmas completing some ‘foodie’ themed homework.
Mrs Godwin gave her class, 7H, a takeaway menu with
different starter, main and dessert activities based on a
famous Mathematician of their choice.
Students did a wonderful job of creating a variety of
presentations, articles, news videos, puppets and much
more.
Maths Puzzle
Here is this week’s puzzle:
Weighing the baby at the clinic was a problem.
The baby would not keep still and caused the
scales to wobble. So I held the baby and stood
on the scales while the nurse read off 78kg. Then
the nurse held the baby while I read off 69kg.
Finally, I held the nurse while the baby read off
137kg. What was the combined weight of all
three?
Email your answer, with the subject line Weekly
Maths
Puzzle
to
Mrs
V
Riley
at
[email protected]
The winner will be picked and announced in the
next copy of the newsletter. Remember there
are 50 Vivo Miles to be won!
Dates for your Diary!
15th January
Community & Parent Advisory Committee
Meeting - 5.30pm in Academy Library
16th January
Year 8 Parents’ evening - 4.00 - 6.00pm
20th January
Year 9 Girls - Ruby Girl
24th January
Year 11 Progress Reports to parents
30th January
Year 11 Parents’ evening - 4.00 - 6.00pm
14th February
Year 7 - 10 Progress Reports to parents
Academy closes for Half Term
We value your feedback.
Please contact us with any ideas or suggestions you
have to improve what we do at Ormiston Horizon
Academy.
Web: www.ormistonhorizonacademy.co.uk
Email: [email protected]
Ormiston Horizon Academy
Turnhurst Road
Tunstall
Stoke-on-Trent
ST6 6JZ Tel: 01782 88 33 33
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