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
Congratulations to the Show Jumping Team who finished 6th in the Dorset School Games Team: Phoebe, Abi and Ellie
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 .
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.
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!
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.
Over a sixth of the grades achieved were at the top A*/A grades and all subjects achieved grades at these highest levels. Every student achieved at least 5+ A*-G grades and all are able to move to their next stage of education or employment. Many subjects achieved results much higher than the National averages including Art, Child Development, Computing, Religious Studies and Science.
It is always very difficult to single out the particular achievements of individuals but some examples of those achieving the highest grades are:
Jess Green 7 A*, 2 A and 1 B Hari Teversham 4 A*, 7 A Kate Fox 5 A*, 5 A, 1 B Annie Talbot 5 A*, 5 A, 1 B Charlie Wilkins 4 A*, 6 A, 1 B Rebecca Barrett 3 A*, 8 A
Headteacher Jason Davis said: “This very pleasing performance is the result of the combined efforts of parents, staff and the students themselves. The hard work and dedication of the whole school community in ensuring students achieve their maximum potential has been visible from the moment I arrived at the school. As a school we wish them every success and happiness as they embark on the next stage of their educational journey whether it is with us in the Sixth Form or at College.”
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GCSE Result Pictures
Of particular note were results in Photography 100% A*-C in which as part of our Shaftesbury/Sturminster Newton joint sixth form partnership Jennifer Forward-Hayter, Shaftesbury student, achieved A* grade. All students in Psychology and Art & Design (Photography) achieved the top A*-C grades.
Students who achieved particularly well were: Harriet Case with 2A’s in Biology and Chemistry and B in Maths, she will read Biochemistry at Surrey, Lucien Rhys achieved A*,A and B English Literature, Philosophy and Ethics and Drama is planning to read Philosophy and Theology at Durham. We are very pleased that all students have achieved the grades needed to go to their chosen university.
Year 12 results at AS were extremely good with a number of students, in the much larger cohort, securing A grades across all subjects. In total 26% of results were at the highest grade and 60% were achieved in the top A-C range. This bodes very well for the 2017 A level results.
As a school we are very proud of the achievements of all of our students and we wish them every happiness and success as they embark on the next stage of their education and career.
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A Level Result Pictures
18 students represented Sturminster Newton High School in this immense challenge within all three routes. The students experienced a wet start, a very warm day, a foggy night and then warm, windy conditions all with full kit on their backs including everything they needed to eat, drink and camp at night. Many parents and friends were there to welcome the three teams in and celebrate their success as they received their medals. This was extra special as all three teams were presented with their medals at the same time.
A massive well done to the ten cyclists who gathered at Sturminster Newton High School last month to begin the 'Twin Town Challenge' to cycle to Montebourg in Northern France and back to Sturminster, in less than 48 hours!
Eight students including Sam Williams, Jack Riglar, Jack Atkins, Tom Roy, Joe Northover, Joe Leonard, George Coleman and Sean Goodman, Mr Miller and Mr Williams (parent) followed a route which kept off the main roads, sticking to back lanes, tracks and trailways eventually arriving at Poole at 7am. The ferry crossing was generously sponsored by Brittany Ferries and was a welcome relief before the climb out of Cherbourg and a steady ride on to Montebourg.
The following morning was a fast paced sprint back to the ferry allowing for some fun at the downhill park in Cherbourg before the journey back to Poole and a final push through the night back to Sturminster, arriving at 1am to a welcome of smiles, photos, cake and hot chocolate.
Personal sponsorship is still rolling in and the total raised is expected to be close to £3,000. This will be split between the Year 11 Prom and the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Massive thank you to everyone who sponsored us and a big well done to the team!