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  • Dear Parents/Carers

    We have had awonderfullysuccessful year atHornsey. This finaledition of HornseyNews for the yearcaptures theHornsey Vision so well, with itswealth of examples of ourstudents ambition andachievement; their commitmentto developing individual andsocial responsibility incampaigning to improve theworld (particularly for youngwomen) and their love oflearning. Yes, we really are ahappy school the ultimate line ofour school vision.

    I n s p i r i n g L o n d o n s W o m e n o f t h e F u t u r e

    At the end ofanothersuccessfulschool year atHornsey wetake a look atour newsstories from theSummer Term.Summer Edition

    A letter was sent out to allfamilies last week which outlinesthe arrangements for the end ofterm as well as dates and starttimes for the new academic yearin September. Please ensure thatyour daughter gives you theletter which outlinesarrangements as follows:

    is the end ofterm. Students will pay 1 atthe school gate to be allowed towear non- school uniform itemsin their House Colour for ourGambia project.

    The new term forstudents begins with a staggeredstart for students in differentyear groups. This helps toensure that the new Yr 7students are not toooverwhelmed on their first dayin Secondary school. Years 7, 11and 12 arrive at 8.30am; allother year groups (Years 8,9,10and 13) arrive at 10.45am.

    So, until the new academic yearin September may I take thisopportunity to wish you all welland, no matter where you arethis summer, may the sun shine.

  • On Tuesday 10th June 9 students from Hornsey School for Girls attended the Global Summit to EndSexual Violence in Conflict, at the ExCeL Centre. The summit, which was co-chaired by the ForeignSecretary and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, focused on addressing the culture of impunityaround sexual violence and increasing the number of perpetrators brought to justice.

    Students were invited to attend by women's rights charities Womankind Worldwide and Plan UK aspart of Citizenship studies, which has seen them campaigning on women's issues including: genderinequalities, forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and violence against women andgirls (VAWG).

    At the event the students took part in a classroom activity with Plan UK, spoke to Radio 1Newsbeat and First News (an online newspaper for young people) before going on to take part in ainterview panel organised by Womankind Worldwide. The event, A Different World is Possible:Ending Violence Against Women and Girls,provided an opening for the young activists ofHornsey School for Girls to engage withprominent women taking the lead on tacklingviolence against women and girls includingMinister Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey &Wood Green, and womens rights activists fromUganda and Kenya.

    Students at Hornsey School for Girls have been campaigning with Womankind, calling for action ontackling the underlying causes of violence against women and girls and supporting the work ofwomens rights organisations on the ground. Year 10 students organised Hornsey studentsdesigning placards which were being displayed at the exhibition, raising awareness about violenceagainst women and girls and how to prevent it.

    The students all received lots of praise for their hard work and effort; for their presentation skills;their willingness to engage a large audience ina mature and positive manner and for takingpart in lots of activities, interviews anddiscussions. They were a credit to HornseySchool for Girls and we wish to thank them allfor their hard work throughout this summit.Scarlett Myers, Year 10 student

    Lynne Featherstone MP

  • 6-15JUNE

    2014

    THE CROUCH END FESTIVALLOCAL SCHOOLS EVENT

    As part of the opening celebrations for this years Crouch EndFestival, Hornsey School for Girls teamed up local schools to put on aperforming and creative arts extravaganza. Our student and ParentMusic Association choirs sang both solo and joint songs, our steelpans belted out hits and our dancers created beautiful shapesoutside Hornsey Town Hall to an audience of over 300 people. Ourstudents artwork was also on display in Hornsey Library whichincluded a large water hanging panel, featuring a leaping dolphin(see left), as part of our joint schools art project. This exhibition cannow be viewed at Park Road Leisure Centre in Crouch End.

    What a fabulous way to end a very musical year. Ourmusicians have been extremely active in the communitythis academic year, particularly in this summer term.On Tuesday 8th July, we had the pleasure of showcasingsome outstanding musical talent at Hornsey. As well asbeautiful harmonies of the school and communitychoirs, we showcased carnival-style performances fromour many steel pans bands, and we also witnessed someamazing individual and group compositions from a rangeof year groups.Thank you to all students who participated in thiswonderful musical extravaganza. Onwards and upwardsfor next years musical events there are many.Watch this space!

    Mr Austin - Head of Performing Arts

  • Jack Petchey Awards 2014On Thursday 12th June Hornsey School for Girlsstudents were rewarded by the Jack PetcheyFoundation for their hard work contributing to schoolprojects and events. The Foundation exists to raise theaspirations of young people, and has invested inHornsey School for Girls to reward students for theircontributions to special projects.

    In attendance at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre andhanding out the awards were David Lammy MP andCouncillor Kaushika Amin who is the Mayor forHaringey (pictured right).

    Congratulations to the following:Student ProjectTeresa Callow Year 7 Chatter Box Lunchtime ActivityAlice Hadley Year 8 Crouch End FestivalHeather Gilchrist Year 8 Y8 Emotional Skills for LearningTaya Ming Year 10 Steel Pans BandMary Thom Year 11 I-Read ProjectErica Kouassi Year 13 Bugsy Malone Concert

    The award winners with the Mayor of Haringey:(from left to right)Alice, Taya, Mary, Erica, Heather & Teresa

  • On Wednesday 25th June Hornsey students tookpart in a geography workshop which was led by avery important geographer called Daniel Raven-Ellison who works for National GeographicMagazine. Daniel likes to go around the worldtaking fabulous pictures of wildlife. One of hisassignments was to take pictures of a greenerLondon. He did this by pointing his cameraupwards towards the sky so you could see the treecanopy, every 5 steps he took a photo of the skywhich made a fantastic video when these photoswere linked together. Amazingly, most of thephotos he took included an incredible amount oftrees and he was able to show just how greenLondon is!

    The activity I took part in was the Wild LondonerProject where we were asked to take close upphotos of living things, nature and greenery e.g.flowers, trees and animals (see photos on the left).We did this around the school grounds includingthe pond and student garden as well as in theschool boundary hedges.

    Our aim was to show the greenery of London sothat we can all support Daniels great idea ofmaking London the worlds first National Park City.For more details follow @LondonNP on Twitter andhelp to spread the hashtag #WildLondoner.

    All Hornsey students can get involved if they wantto. So, if you want London to become the worldsfirst National Park City all you have to do is:1. Sign the petition bit.ly/LondonNP2. Share a #GLNP tweet of support3. Photograph a #WildLondoner

    All information and some great photos can befound on Daniels website:www. Greaterlondonnationalpark.org.uk

    Dont forget you can also follow the@HornseyGeog Twitter page and like the HornseyGeography Facebook page too!

    By Tyra Schwarzer Year 7

    Wild London

  • Every year the English and Literacy Faculty have an afternoon tea party to acknowledge theachievement of students in our reading programmes: Accelerated Reader and Lexia. OnThursday 3rd July we celebrated the excellent progress of selected students from Years 7 to9, along with their parents.

    We recommend that our students read for 35 minutes a day to develop their reading skills.This expectation, along with our intervention programmes for readings result in Hornseygirls making on average 2.1 years progress in their reading age in 1 year! We areparticularly proud of some individual students whose efforts have delivered some reallyamazing results; several students have increaded their reading ages by as much as 5 yearsover the course of this academic year. We thank parents for their support in encouragingreading. It really is such a fundamental part of students' learning.

    Accelerated Reading Programme Winners

    If you walk through the canteen during aWednesday CoCo Time you are sure to find pairsof students dotted about engrossed in reading.You will also hear the low hum of KS3 studentsreading enthusiastically to their partners.

    Since the autumn term Year 11 and Year 10students have met with Year 7 and Year 8students, once a week, to take part in I-Read.

    I-Read ProgrammeWhilst the aim of I-Read is to help promote alove of independent reading it has also been anopportunity for KS4 students to learn mentoringskills as provided for by the IAL department.

    Mary Thom, 11E won this year's Jack PetcheyAward for her commitment to the I-Readprogramme (see page 5). We would like to takethis time to thank all the KS4 students whovolunteered.

  • Year 10 Mock Examinations

    Congratulations to all of our Year 10 students who haverecently sat mock examinations. We wish you all the verybest of luck as you receive your results!

    Thank you to all of those involved in the smooth running ofthe exams, briefings and revision sessions.

    From the KS4, KS5 and Exams team.

    After the ups and downs of the past 5 years we all cametogether again to celebrate the success of our exams and tomark the end of an era.

    The evening was memorable with students and teachersmingling and sharing good memories. It was filled withmusic, laughter and some nostalgic moments.

    All in all it was a great evening and we all had an amazingnight!

    Sofia Khan Year 11

    Year 11 Celebration Prom

    On Friday 27th June Year 11 Students celebratedcompletion of their examinations at the Year 11 Prom,held at Penridge Rooms in Southgate.

    The evening was attended by 130 Year 11 students aswell as teaching staff and tutors. The evening wasorganised by Mr Frayne, Deputy Director of Learningfor KS4 and the Prom Committee.

    The evening was a huge success with everyone enjoying themselves and having the opportunityto catch up one last time.

  • Developing Core Learning TimeAs you have read in this edition of the Hornsey News,this year has been filled with lots of things tocelebrate. With success in mind, next year we will bestrengthening Community Time to ensure our studentsare supported in being successful throughout eachstage of their education at Hornsey School for Girlsand Sixth Form College.

    As some of you may know, there are vast nationalreforms ahead for GCSEs including more robustexaminations, removal of modular exams, morechallenging content, a greater focus on extended writing and spelling, grammar and punctuation.These changes will be felt from 2015, beginning with English and Maths.

    In order to prepare our students for the changes to the content and assessment of their GCSEs wehave made changes to Community Time to strengthen the start of the school day. These changescontinue to embrace our vision that our students leave Hornsey equipped with the skills neededfor the 21st century.

    From September 2014

    Year 10 students will spend 3 sessions per week at thebeginning of each day on English.

    Year 11 students will focus for 3 sessions per week onMaths. During this additional time for their coresubjects, specialist teachers will deliver planned sessionsthat help prepare our students for the changes to morechallenging examinations and assessment. Students willcontinue to have one assembly per week and follow arelevant programme, including Careers Advice andGuidance on the final session of the week planned by their Director of Learning.

    Year 7-9 students will focus on Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance to ensurethey are prepared to make informed choices as they progress through their education.To launch these changes, Community Time will be called Core Learning Time and Tutors willbecome Lead Teachers, with the emphasis on the start of the day being a central time for learningand starting the day successfully.

    We are very excited about the opportunities that Core Learning Time will give to our students inensuring that they are well prepared for more robust examinations at the end of Year 11. We willgive you more information and answer any questions at the Parent Information evenings inSeptember.

  • 1. Why have we changed Community Time?Community Time has been changed to CoreLearning Time and tutors will be Lead Teachers.These changes have been made as we arestrengthening the start of the school day to ensurestudents can make outstanding progress personallyas well as academically in English and Maths. Thegovernment have made significant changes to thecontent of English and Maths GCSEs, therefore, weare planning for this by introducing more focusedtime at the start of the day to ensure students arefully prepared for these changes.

    2. Does my daughter have to change her Tutor?In order for specialist Lead Teachers to deliver Core Learning Time at KS4, there is a chance thatyour daughters Lead Teacher will change. However, it is important to remember that this is toensure students are able to get the best possible outcomes at the end of Year 11.

    3. My daughter has a really good relationship with her Tutor, why does shehave to change?Although your daughters tutor may change next year, this will be an opportunity to get to know anew Lead Teacher and build strong relationships with them. Change is a normal part of life andher new Lead Teacher will fully support her with this transition.

    4. Why dont Years 7, 8 and 9 have Maths and English Teachers as theirLead Teacher?In Year 7, 8 and 9 Lead Teachers will be a member of teaching staff in the school. They will focuson important aspects of KS3 such as transition into secondary school, GCSE preferences andCareers, Information, Advice and Guidance. In KS4, English and Maths Teachers are Lead Teachersto ensure that students are well prepared and equipped at the end of year 11 to be successful inthese important subjects.

    5. My daughter is in Year 7, why does she have to wait until year 10 and 11to do English and Maths in Core Learning Time?In year 10 and 11 Lead Teachers will be English and Maths teachers who will be able to givestudents specialist support to prepare them for taking examinations in these subjects. However,in years 7-9 students will continue to have literacy and numeracy sessions in Core Learning Timethat will help them to develop the skills needed to be successful at GCSE.

    Ms. Douglas, Senior Assistant Head

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