Welcome to our fortnightly newsletter which aims to keep you informed of all the activities and events that place at Herne Bay High School. You have told us that you would like to know more about what goes on beyond the classroom so that you can have informed conversations at home. We will update and publish this bulletin every 2 weeks.
WEEK COMMENCING - 24th November 2023
PSHE Newsletter – Please find below a link to our November 2023 newsletter giving information on our PSHE curriculum which is planned and designed by year group using the PSHE Association Programme of Study Term 2 PSHE Newsletter.pdf
Christmas Jumper Day 2023 – This will take place on Friday 8th of December and this year we are supporting the Strode Park Foundation with a £1 donation per student. Please note that students should wear their normal school uniform with the jumper as an addition only Christmas Jumper Day - Strode Park Foundation
Children in Need/Dance Dash total – In our last newsletter we shared our plans for this day on 17th November. We are thrilled to announce that we raised a staggering £4516 - thank you to all of you that supported us.
Crochet Club - have been busy with their hooks this term. Their nimble fingers have been making Christmas gifts and decorations, including festive scrunchies, keyrings, snowflakes, bows, and earrings. These items will be on sale throughout December with a suggested minimum donation of £2 per item. All proceeds will be donated to Porchlight to support the homeless at Christmas. Any yarn donations are always welcome! We are also looking for safety pins and curtain hoops so that we can make Christmas wreath brooches.
Clubs & Activities - we offer a very wide range of clubs and activities both academic, sporting, creative and general interest. These do change on a regular basis and are published on our website here: https://www.hernebayhigh.org/curriculum/clubs-and-activities
Headteacher meetings - We are always keen to hear what you have to say and welcome dialogue around the education we provide. If you would like to arrange a time to come and speak with the Principal, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Parent Consultation – We have our Year 7 event on Wednesday 29th November; if you have not already book your appointments for this event, please follow this link to do so - SchoolCloud - Herne Bay High School The Year 9 consultation follows on Wednesday 13th December and you will be able to book those appointments week commencing 4th December at the same link.
Vaping – Our Safer Schools has extensive guidance on this topic which we are all very concerned about. Please take the time to read this if you suspect your child is vaping and may need help to stop: Youth Vaping – The Need-to-Know on This Rising Trend - Safer Schools (oursaferschools.co.uk)
Attendance - Being in school is important to your child’s achievement, wellbeing, and wider development. Evidence shows that the students with the highest attendance throughout their time in school gain the best GCSE and A Level-results. Research has found that pupils who performed better both at the end of primary and secondary school missed fewer days than those who didn’t perform as well.
Every moment in school counts, and days missed add up quickly. For example, a child in Year 10 who is absent for three days over a half term could miss 15 lessons in total. The higher a pupil’s attendance, the more they are likely to learn, and the better they are likely to perform in exams and formal assessments.
Data shows that 84% of Key Stage 2 pupils who had 100% attendance achieved the expected standard, compared to 40% of pupils who were persistently absent across the key stage.
Finally, if there is anything that you wish to discuss with us, then please feel free to contact us on 01227 361221, or email email@example.com as we are here to help and support all students. We aim to respond in a timely manner but please note this is not always immediate.
Herne Bay High School