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  Sixth Form Football Team 15th November 2017 

The sixth form football team played their first game for a number of years on Wednesday afternoon against Shaftesbury. The SNHS team, made up of a untested combination of year 12 and 13 students, went into the game as underdogs. In the early stages SUS took full advantage of the slope and poor underfoot conditions to pressurize the SNHS goal. Some good defending and goal keeping, however, ensured that the score stayed at 0-0 well into the latter stages of the first half. SNHS then started to apply some pressure of their own and the keen running of Andrew, Ben and Tommy up front was instrumental in the opening goal. A poor back pass to the keeper was pounced by Tommy who did just enough to poke it home. The SNHS players then relaxed into the game with Lee, Thomas and James winning the ball in midfield. Some excellent team play led to the second SNHS goal which was well taken by Ben. 2-0 to SNHS at half time.

In the second half the SUS players made better use of the space and after about 10 minutes pulled a goal back. The SNHS team continued to work hard and some good work between Nathan, Thomas and Tommy down the right hand side created a few chances. With the players starting to tire and energy sapping, boggy pitch making things difficult the game became stretched. Chasing onto a long ball the SUS striker got the luck of the bounce as Jack came out of goal to clear and SUS got their equaliser. Coming into the closing minutes a disputed referees decision gave SUS an attacking free kick near the right corner. The resulting cross caused confusion in the SNHS defence and the ball pin-balled around before ending up in the back of the net. The 30 or so SUS supporters on the side were delighted. 3-2 Shaftesbury. With 2 minutes to go a speculative long ball was chased down in to the SUS left back and was cleared to give SNHS a throw in. Nathan launched it into the penalty area, Seth flicked it on and an emphatic volleyed finish from Lee levelled the scores. 3-3. A last minute attack was thwarted but a strong SNHS defence and game finished 3-3.


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  GCSE Result Day 24th August 2017 

SNHS students are proudly celebrating a very strong set of results this year, with 66% of students achieving grades 9-4 ( the old A*-C) in both English and Maths, an 8% increase on last year and a particularly strong achievement given the new harder GCSEs this year. Across the school, one in 6 students achieved A*/A grades and a number achieved the new grade 9.

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GCSE Results


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  A Level Result Day 17th August 2017 

Staff and students at Sturminster Newton High School were delighted with the A level results achieved this summer. While the overall pass rate is 96%, a record number of students (54%) have achieved the benchmark of 3 A level qualifications at A*-C grade, with 28% of the grades at A*-A. Almost all students achieved grades above or at their personal target. All of our students have been accepted by their first choice university.

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A Level Results


  Year 8 Cricket 5th July 2017 

Congratulations to the Year 8 Cricket team who won the County U13 Hardball competition beating St Peters, Ferndown and Budmouth on Finals Day. Squad: Theo, Oliver J, Lewis, Oliver Sh, Oliver Sm, Harrison, Max, Ryan and Dan


  Show Jumping 3rd July 2017 


Congratulations to the Show Jumping Team who finished 6th in the Dorset School Games Team: Phoebe, Abi and Ellie


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  Taekwondo Success 14th June 2017 

Four Sturminster Newton High School students picked up black belts and 2nd Dan awards in Taekwondo this month, marking an amazing achievement for girls so young.
Abi Millard - Black belt and 2nd Dan
Noa Alony-Gilboa and Katie Russell both achieved their 2nd Dan
Millie Haynes achieved 1st Dan


  Ten Tors 2017 8th May 2017 

A team of students represented Sturminster Newton High School in this immense challenge, tackling the 35 mile route. Many parents and friends were there to welcome the team in and celebrate their success as they received their medals.

The school is very fortunate to have a group of dedicated volunteers, who give up their time to train students from SNHS and practise in readiness for this annual event. Without the support and dedication of these trainers none of this would have been possible. The school is very grateful for their ongoing support. Well done to all the students.


  Red Nose Day 28th March 2017 

The school went Red Nose crazy to raise money for Comic Relief. As well as raising money through the non-uniform day there were stalls in the hall during lunch. Most popular was the soak a teacher stall, where Mr Davis, Headteacher , Mr Sweetenham, IT and Mr Coultas-Pitman, Head of Geography, were all subjected to wet sponges and freezing cold water. Students raised money through being joined together for the day, sponsored silences and other funny activities. We hope to reach our target of £1000, as in previous years.


  SNHS Netball Tour 2017 26th March 2017 

Well Done! SNHS Netball Tour 2017.

A great performance by the girls meant victories over St Telios, Belfairs and Oldfield and a very close Semi-Final!


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  Quiz Night 6th March 2017  

Sturminster Newton High School held its annual quiz night this term, with all profits going to the Sixth Form Study Centre. They are raising funds for outside furniture, which will enhance their study area and sixth form experience. A big ‘thank you’ to Olives Et Al who supplied the olives and spicy snacks and also to Thomas J. Fudge’s for all the cheese straws. Their continued patronage has made it possible for us to carry on holding this event and we look forward to next year’s quiz. Thank you for your support.


  Cross Country Relay Races 3th March 2017  

On 2nd March four teams from SNHS travelled to Bryanston to take part in the annual cross country relay races. There are separate races for boys and girls, split into three age groups; juniors, intermediates and seniors. All races are over the same one and a half mile course with each team member completing one lap. Our teams competed in the junior boys (finishing 19 out of 21 teams), junior girls (14/22), intermediate boys (10/12) and intermediate girls (13/14). All of our runners completed the course to the best of their ability and hopefully they will be keen to run again next year. SNHS runners: Jake, Sonny, Rosie, Kitty, Katie, Bailey, Joel, Darren, Zahra, Emma, Carla and Abbie .


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  Bowling Achievements 22nd February 2017  

Congratulations to Alex, a Year 11 student, who has been selected to represent the South of England in the St George's Cup at the end of February, which raises money for The Great Ormond Street Hospital. This is the bowls equivalent of golf’s Ryder Cup, an annual competition between the top 32 players from the North and the top 32 players from the South.


 
  Sixth form Update 1st February 2017  

Our Sixth Form students moved in to the new 6th Form Centre on 2nd January. The facilities are excellent and include; a student study room, with study corals, top of the range PCs with the latest software, a University Reference Library, a new A level teaching room, Sports Hall, 6th Form office, and Café. The Café has yet to open but will be run by the Catering Academy and it will be open to students throughout the working day. In the summer the café facilities will extend outside onto a patio area. Students settled in quickly and are very much enjoying their new centre. This is the first part of the long term development of education in Sturminster and a real boost to us all!


 
  English 24th January 2017  

Last term, all students in Year 7 took part in a competition to write a Christmas story suitable for younger children, with a target audience age range of approximately 4 - 6 years. Having studied existing stories and working out why the best ones are so popular, the English Department was inundated with fantastic stories about penguins, elves and even talking vegetables!

Each tutor group chose two favourite tales and the winners read their stories out to Reception and Year 1 students at nine of our local primary schools. Many thanks to all the Year 7 students for such creative, imaginative work and to all the primary schools who were kind enough to host our students. The pictures show Year 7 students reading at St Nicholas Primary School in Child Okeford.


  Samba Band 6th December 2016  

The SNHS Samba band and Choir getting Sturminster Newton into the festive spirit!


  Shoe Box Appeal 15th November 2016  

Thank you to all those who kindly donated to our 2016 Shoe Box Appeal ... we made 155 boxes that will be greatly appreciated by those less fortunate than ourselves.


  Remembrance Assemblies 11th November 2016  

Drummer Hodge by Thomas Hardy They throw in Drummer Hodge, to rest Uncoffined — just as found: His landmark is a kopje-crest That breaks the veldt around: And foreign constellations west Each night above his mound. Young Hodge the drummer never knew — Fresh from his Wessex home — The meaning of the broad Karoo, The Bush, the dusty loam, And why uprose to nightly view Strange stars amid the gloam. Yet portion of that unknown plain Will Hodge for ever be; His homely Northern breast and brain Grow up some Southern tree, And strange-eyed constellations reign His stars eternally.


  Fund Raising 9th October 2016  

Students from Sturminster Newton High School, as part of their fund raising for the Prom 2016 also took on the challenge to raise funds for ‘Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance’. Recently £3000 was handed over to the charity which was raised from various events including cake sales, bacon sandwich stall held during a local marathon event, a jumble sale and also a sponsored bike ride to Sturminster Newton’s twinning town Monteburg, in France, to name a few. The charity requires funds of over £2 million per year to continue its vital services.


  Sturminster Newton High School receives technology award for third time 13th September 2016  

Pupils at Sturminster Newton High School are at the forefront of using technology to enhance their work, and that's official! Following an extensive external assessment Sturminster Newton High School has been awarded the prestigious ICT Mark for the third time.


  Sturminster Newton teachers' coast to coast bike ride 9th September 2016  

Andy Clarke (Music Teacher) and David Henley (ex media teacher) completed a 150-mile coast to coast bike ride during the summer holidays to raise funds for a school trip to the USA. they rode from Whitehaven in Cumbria, across the Lake District, through the north Penines before finishing at Tynemouth almost 150 miles away.