Thought for the week:
Event: Napoleon defeated at Waterloo-1815
Quote: ‘To defend a country you need an army, but to defend a civilization you need education.’
Source: Jonathan Sacks
 
Year 6 to 7 Transition
Transition packs have gone out to parents and we are looking forward to meeting our new year 7 students on our intake days 10th, 11th, and 12th July 2018. You can find out more about our transition program by clicking here.

Summer School 2012 Day One

Summer School started at 09:00am on Monday 23rd July. The new Year 7s and their parents/carers gathered in Nabbs Hall to listen to a presentation by Mr. Diamond and Mr. Cullingworth about what they could expect from the two weeks of Summer School, Parent and carers left the students to it, and Summer School started.
 
The students were divided into two groups – The Sharks and The Jets. One group went off with Miss Chumun and Mrs. Bell, and the other group went with Mr. Cullingworth and Mrs. McKenna.

Year 10 Skills Day 2012

Wednesday 18th July saw year 10 participating in the annual Skills Day. This day encourages students to try new things, work with a team they don’t normally work with and most importantly practise the skills that employers see as most important in school leavers. 
 
The students participated in workshops including; Rolls Royces employability skills, Confetti DJ’ing, , Computer Science and  Engineering provided by West Notts College, RAF Team building skills, Plumbing, Leisure and Tourism enterprise skills, Communication skills workshop and Hair and Beauty from NCN and a whole range of construction skills such as Electrical work, Joinery, Bricklaying and Kitchen fitting provided by Ashfield Homes. 

Rufford House Celebration of Achievement

The first Rufford House Celebration of Achievement took place on a wonderful summers evening – well a dry evening anyway (which is a bonus this year) on the 17th July 2012. All the students that attended were a credit to the form as they arrived in full uniform and had their ties on properly (or did once Miss Bassett or Mr Lees spoke to them). There were also lots of extremely proud and excited parents waiting to find out what award their children were going to receive. 
 
The event started promptly at 7pm with Mr Lees announcing who were to be our hosts for the evening – Alex Ball and Ed Turner.