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POSTED ON - 28th Feb 2020

KJAR News

  Hope you all had a good half term break, it’s certainly been an interesting week this week with the weather, Coronavirus updates and that realisation for us all that we are halfway through the year, and there’s still lots to do.   You will all be receiving a letter next week from Diamond Learning Partnership Trust, which will fully update you on where we are in the next stage of the schools growth. I really believe these are exciting times for the academy and am looking forward to getting started on the next phase.   There have been many activities going on since I last wrote to you and I would encourage those of you who do not follow us on social media to look at the schools Twitter accounts. You will see various activities across many areas which show just what goes on in our school.    Recently there have been posts about environmental projects, sporting achievements, musical endeavours and even 2 young men who had the opportunity to swim in an international swimming competition in Dubai (where they tell me they had a great time, except for the 4am training sessions!).    Looking at our Twitter accounts you will also get a feel for the level of support that many of our staff provide for our students. Both as Headteacher and as a Dad, I have taken advice from the Time to Talk posts to help support my daughter, who at times finds school difficult and I know it has made a difference.   Could I also apologise that next week, on Thursday, my evening drop in session will not run as I am attending the Hertfordshire Headteachers conference so will not be in school. As you know I really think it is important that you, as parents, can have access to me directly and just remind you that this is something we’ve done this academic year. To book a meeting with me please contact my PA via the school office.   Have a good weekend.   Mr G Farquhar

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POSTED ON - 28th Feb 2020

Coronavirus

We have received information from Public Health today with regards to travelling arrangements in the half term due to Coronavirus.   If you have travelled to Hubei province (which includes Wuhan) - don’t return to school for 14 days, self isolate and ring 111 If you have contact with a know case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - don’t return to school for 14 days, self isolate and ring 111 If you have attended or worked in hospitals or healthcare settings anywhere in China, Macao, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Republic or Korea, Malaysia or Taiwan - don’t return to school for 14 days, self isolate and ring 111 If you have travelled to China, Macao, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Rublic of Korea, Taiwan or Malaysia and doesn’t meet any of the above criteria - do not return to school until advice has been taken from NHS 111   While it is important we provide the above advice, I feel it is important to understand there is yet no cause for concern; the UK and risk to the UK is currently moderate.  The advice we have received from Public Health is that it is highly unlikely at the current time that our school is at risk.     We would however, ask that you are mindful of the current health alerts and if you suspect (or have it confirmed) you have come into contact with someone with coronavirus you alert Public Health England on 0300 303 8537 option 1 as well as school immediately.   For up to date advice and guidance please see the below links:   https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/   https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

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POSTED ON - 12th Feb 2020

North Herts Music Service & Stevenage Music Centre - Brass Day

North Herts Music School and Stevenage Music Centre presents Brass Day Thursday 19th March 2020 9.15 am – 2.45 pm £22.00 At Stevenage Music Centre Nobel School, Mobbsbury Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 0HS   A day for students who can play brass instruments from beginner to intermediate level. Your son/daughter has been recommended for Brass Day where they will have the opportunity to play in a Brass Group at their level. The day will consist of a mixture of fun musical activities with brass ensemble playing at the heart of it all. Timetable Registration                                   9.00 - 9.15 am Rehearsal sessions from               9:15 am Lunch                                             12.00 - 12.40 pm Concert                                          2:00 pm Day finishes                                   2.45 pm (If not attending the concert, please arrange for your child to be collected promptly)   What to Bring Your instrument Any accessories you need to play all clearly labelled Your packed lunch Squash and biscuits will be provided at break time. Please seek the permission from your child’s Head Teacher to attend this day and please complete the online application form in Eventbrite @ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brass-day-2020-tickets-93311060895  The cost of the day is £22.00. Please book by: Thursday, 12th March 2020.   As this is a school day, we ask that your child wears his/her school uniform.  A short concert of pieces which will have been prepared during the day will start at 2:00pm. Families and head teachers are most welcome to attend this at The Leslie Rose Auditorium at Stevenage Music Centre at The Nobel School.   Please note that there is NO parking on site at The Nobel School.   If you have any queries regarding this course, please contact Stevenage Music Centre on 01438 844518 or e-mail: stevenagemusicenquiries@hertfordshire.gov.uk  

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POSTED ON - 7th Feb 2020

KJAR News

  We have had a very heavily STEM focused week this week which has even resulted in a slight infatuation with renowned Scientist and Professor Lord Winston, who your children may remember from being on the telly with “Child of our time”. A group of our Year 11 students attended a Science conference where Lord Winston was a keynote speaker. He was truly inspiring and I know our students got a lot out of it.   We also had the pleasure of hosting the Royston Rotary Club annual technology tournament where students from across the school competed against teams from other schools to overcome a Science and Design & Technology challenge. The competition was fierce and our students did admirably. Thank you to all who took part and organised it.   The school also received some recognition this week from the Department of Education for the innovative way we are piloting Level 5 apprenticeships. We have a variety of apprentice programmes that we use as a school and the calibre of people involved is excellent.   I’ve always said a school has to be not just about the curriculum in the classroom but the opportunities students and staff get outside of it. It is always inspiring to see the number of musical instruments, additional sporting equipment, and creative projects that students bring in each week. It’s also a pleasure to see our staff throw so much into both their development and that of the children.   Could I please remind parents/carers, and students, on the Junior site that following the Students Council decision to focus on environmental issues the Recycling Club will be launching next week. I know this is a passionate issue for many of our students.      Have a good weekend.   Mr G Farquhar  

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