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Message from the Headteacher – Mrs John

Thank you to the students and staff for the opportunity to celebrate Christmas as a community. We have organised various festivities to celebrate the Christmas period such as Christmas cheer to the elderly and primary school students, Christmas market, and our wonderful Christmas dinner! We ended the term with the stunning Carol service too! What an amazing term it has been! Thank you to each and every one of you for making me feel so welcome and for supporting me in leading the community forward.

Headteacher’s commendations for this week are:

Headteacher Commendation Awards 19 12 18Maisy Buckingham (Yr. 7) for representing Stanborough School to visitors with a professional and friendly manner;
Scarlett Craft (Yr. 8) for always being a positive role model, achieving the highest number of positive points and showing fantastic commitment to House Drama;
Alfie Holton (Yr. 9) an excellent performance at the Music concert having only recently started working with the Music Department;
Ben Ferry (Yr. 10) for exceptional work ethic in all areas;
Abigail Fisher (Yr. 11) for making an outstanding contribution to the Compass ‘community’ and being a positive role model;
Harry Collison (Yr. 11) outstanding improvement in approach to learning and highest positive points in the Year Group;
Rhys Tutt (Yr. 12) for being awarded a prize by Lee Valley Karate Academy for being one of the ‘best’ instructors in Herts/Essex;
Joshua Wardle (Yr. 13) for continued excellence in his studies, being a superb ambassador for the school and his work on the Christmas Charity video.

Quote of the week:

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” Mother Teresa

Wishing you a blessed Christmas and the very best for 2019!

God Bless. Mrs John

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Message from the Headteacher – Mrs John

Well done to the student and staff community for organising a wonderful Christmas market. All funds raised went towards The Ollie Foundation. It was a special day on Thursday as it was great to see the community come together to have Christmas lunch. Thank you to our chef and his team for the delicious meal!

Headteacher’s commendations for this week are:

Headteacher Commendation Awards 12 12 18Nia Joshi (Yr. 7) for positive attitude and outstanding achievement across all subjects;
Grace Adcock (Yr. 8) for a significant improvement in work ethic;
Edward Palacio (Yr. 9) for an excellent performance at the Christmas Cheer event having only very recently started playing the piano;
Caitlin Carr (Yr. 10) for exceptional attendance, positive Classcharts awards and approach to learning;
Bethany Chapman (Yr. 11) for high number of positive points and not a single negative since October;
Sophie Reid (Yr. 12) for showing commitment and proactivity in arranging and taking part in a workshop at the University of Manchester as part of the Young Doctor programme;
Hamzah Hussain (Yr. 13) for continued excellence in his studies and a wonderfully positive approach to learning.

Quote of the week:

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”
Bryan McGill

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
Mrs John

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Message from the Headteacher – Mrs John

An amazing Thursday night here at Stanborough! I attended my first Stanborough Winter Concert and what a great celebration of the true talent in the school. We had about 50 students from Years 7 to 13 take part in various musical performances. A personal thanks to Mrs Jackson for her leadership of the Music department, the talented music teachers and finally to our students for their dedication and effort in creating such masterpieces. I was a very proud Headteacher indeed and yet again feel humbled and blessed to be given the opportunity to lead this community forward.

Headteacher’s commendations for this week are:

Headteacher Commendation Awards 5 12 18Nathan Biba (Yr.7) for positive attitude towards learning;
Keira Hart (Yr.8) highly commendable attitude to learning in many lessons and within tutor group. An excellent role model to others;
Ellen Green (Yr.9) outstanding attitude to learning and contribution to all aspects of school life;
Tamzin Cooper (Yr.10) for outstanding approach to learning; excellent work ethic and focus;
Ashlea Ganendran-Cox (Yr.11) for outstanding approach to learning in recent weeks;
Lucy Thompson (Yr.12) and Edgar Kager (Yr.13) for excellence in their progress checks, their positive approach and being aspirational role models.

Quote of the week:

“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you” Mary Lou Retton.

Have a great rest and I look forward to our last two weeks together.
Mrs John

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Message from the Headteacher – Mrs John

We look forward to the first Parent Teacher Surgery for this academic year. This is one of three formal opportunities to meet with your child’s teachers. It is important to give parents the opportunity at an early stage in the year to discuss their child’s progress with subject teachers. I hope you find this afternoon informative. I am also looking forward to meeting with the families during this afternoon.

Extra-curricular trips and visits are important for enriching the experiences our students have at Stanborough. I am always so impressed with the extracurricular provision offered to our students. I’d like to thank the staff for organising visits but also thank our students for representing Stanborough in the best possible manner. You can read more about the recent trips in this edition of Stanborough Times.

Headteacher’s commendations for this week are:

Headteacher Commendation Awards 28 11 18Poppy King (Yr 7) involvement in all aspects of Stanborough life;
Kacy Moss (Yr. 8) for being a kind and considerate student who always does her best;
Emily Withers (Yr. 9) for work in the wider community with the Welwyn Hatfield Youth Council;
Michael Rodriguez (Yr. 10) for improved work ethic in lessons, particularly geography;
Amber Sharman (Yr. 11) for being a responsible citizen;
Mattia Salsi (Yr. 12) for outstanding academic progress as evidenced in his November Progress checks;
Louisa Byford (Yr. 13) for outstanding citizenship in supporting another student through mentoring them.

Quote of the week:

“You don’t need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people be inspired by how you deal with your imperfection” Mrs John

Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Mrs John

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Message from the Headteacher – Mrs John

Well done to all our Year 11 students this week! They have been under a lot of pressure with the Mock examinations taking place but I have been impressed with their commitment, dedication and resilience during this intense period.

Congratulations to the winners of the Headteacher’s Award this week. As with most weeks, the awards were given to a wide range of students for a variety of reasons.

Headteacher’s commendations for this week are:

Headteacher Commendation Awards 14 11 18Jack Holton (Yr. 7) for helping a fellow student get around school whilst on crutches;
Grace Gardner (Yr. 8) for hard work in lessons across the curriculum and large number of reward points;
Charlie Greasby (Yr. 9) for contribution to the LRC community, always helping younger students and always with a smile;
Amy Sharp (Yr. 9) and Honey Kirman (Yr. 12) for being runners up in the Stanborough Christmas Card competition;
Georgia Morgan (Yr. 10) for winning the Stanborough Christmas Card competition;
Brandon Thorpe (Yr. 11) for excellent approach to learning and work ethic;
Behram Printer, Kono Washio (Yr. 12), Hannah Imafidon and Tawsif Chowdhury (Yr. 13) for representing Stanborough and being part of the winning team in the regional final of the Senior Team Maths Challenge.

Quote of the week:

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Mrs John

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Message from the Headteacher – Mrs John

It was wonderful to receive some feedback from the National Young Mathematician Awards this week. Four Year 8 students took part in the competition this year and they were an incredible inspiration to the team. Ash Morgan, the Centre Director from Explore Learning, Watford commented “A huge well done to Catherine, Aamina, Nathan and Ben! We were so impressed with their problem solving skills, and the clear and logical reasoning they presented surrounding aspects of the challenge. I was so incredibly impressed by this dynamic team.”

Headteacher’s commendations for this week are:
HI commendations 14 11 18Rhyley Broomfield (Yr. 7) for improved attitude to learning;
Nathan Davies, Aamina Hussain, Ben Hahn, Catherine Cranham (Yr. 8) for taking a leadership role in representing Stanborough in a Maths competition and being an inspiration to others;
Keira Fan (Yr. 9) for an outstanding attitude to all aspects of school life;
Haseeb Choudhry (Yr. 10) for the most positive slips and being helpful to his tutor;
Haylan Dunham (Yr. 11) for being a role model to the Year 7 students;
Daniel Rowe (Yr. 12) for working exceptionally hard on the Year 7 Transition Evening video;
Alfie Kerr (Yr. 13) for outstanding leadership and citizenship in co-ordinating and being the inspiration for the Remembrance Day event.

Quote of the week:

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams

Thanks to our students for being an inspiration to others and for being young leaders. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Best wishes. Mrs John

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Message from the Headteacher – Mrs John

It is always a pleasure to welcome the community back after the holiday! It has been good to hear the Year 11 students talk about the intensive revision that has taken place in the half term break. The majority of students continue to work extremely hard in the lead up to the Year 11 mock exams which commence on the 19th of November.

Well done to our two Sixth form students, Edgar Kager and Joseph Lowton, who spent the week on a very successful work placement at Pi Datametric London. It was wonderful to receive the feedback from Mr Earnshaw – the company’s Founder and Chief Technology Officer.
“I just want to say how impressed we all were with Joseph and Edgar. I was genuinely amazed at the astonishing amount these boys learned in the space of a few days. After attending a new business pitch with Whitbread/Premier Inn and joining a meeting with Dyson’s Global Head of Search, they put their newly acquired knowledge to good use and prepared a presentation for an existing client providing recommendations on how to improve their online revenues. I’ve often said that I’ve taken on work placement/shadow students from all over and in all honesty the Stanborough students have always impressed me the most.”

Headteacher’s commendations for this week are:

Headteacher Commendation Awards 7 11 18George Jarvis (Yr.7) for maintaining a positive attitude and reaching all expectations and never complaining, despite difficult physical constraints;
Darcey Palmer (Yr.8) for outstanding contributions to basketball and nominated by other students as the most valuable player;
Alan McCarthy (Yr.9) for an excellent start to Stanborough and contribution to House events;
Abigail Frost (Yr.10) for the most positive rewards in the last seven academic days;
Tajreen Alom (Yr.11) for being a role model in her approach to learning;
Mitchell Burrows (Yr.12) for outstanding achievement in co-ordinating a short film for the Post 16 Information Evening;
Margaret Delciampo (Yr.13) for outstanding commitment to excellence in both her studies and leadership roles.

Quote of the week:

“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”
Confucius – philosopher

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Best wishes Mrs John

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Message from the Headteacher – Mrs John

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff, parents and students who have made me feel so welcome since I started in September. It has been an enjoyable, busy and rewarding first eight weeks and I look forward to seeing all of our students back at school and refreshed on Monday 5th November.

Headteacher’s commendations for this week are:

HT commendations 24 10 18 photo wMaya Hirani (Yr.7) for her positive attitude towards her education;
Louise Grenfell (Yr.8) for her performance in Year 8 netball team and being voted ‘player of the match’ by the opposition in all 3 netball matches played so far;
Connor Brophy (Yr.9) for helping at Breakfast Club with the younger students;
Nicole Williams (Yr.10) for exceptionally high number of bronze awards this half term;
Katie McClymont (Yr.11) for outstanding attitude to learning and academic progress;
Joe Freeman (Yr .11) for demonstration of resilience when facing a challenging exam;
May Avery (Yr.12) for making such a positive start in a new school through volunteering and commitment to her studies;
Robin Eltringham (Yr.13) for reaching the final of a Los Angeles screenwriting competition.

Quote of the week:

“If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.” Dr Reda Bedeir

Wishing you all a wonderful half term break.
Mrs John

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Message from the Headteacher – Mrs John

What an amazing end to the week! It was a real pleasure to spend Thursday evening watching our talented dance students take part in the 2018 House dance! I continue to be impressed with the extra curricular opportunities available to our Stanborough Students. The curriculum celebrates the diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community while supporting the students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Well done again to our talented dancers!

Headteacher’s commendations for this week are:

Headteacher Commendation Awards 17 10 18Matthew Dunstan (Yr. 7) for excellent attitude towards his education;
Ian Britten (Yr. 8) for being a consistently positive role model and showing kindness to other students at all times;
Hubert Lee-Larke (Yr. 9) for an improved attitude to learning this academic year;
Freddie Walker (Yr.10) for a high number of bronze awards and a notable improvement in conduct;
Holly Craven (Yr.11) for being a supportive peer demonstrating care for the learning of others;
Charlotte Ball (Yr.12) for making a superb start to her Post 16 programme and always being willing to help out with events;
Tawsif Chowdhury (Yr.13) for continuing to achieve academic excellence and a positive attitude.

Quote of the week:

“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.” William Hazlitt

Enjoy the weekend ahead.
Mrs John