The Performing Arts Department proudly presented Sparkleshark on Wednesday 29th January and Thursday 30th January. The play tells the story of Jake and his struggle to confront the school bullies. Luckily for Jake he has his creative stories to help save him. Jake uses his stories to turn the bullies into his friends. Due to the popularity of the play amongst students wishing to take part we had two casts and every one of them should be proud of their performances. It was pleasing to see regular performers and also a number of exceptional debuts made during this show.
On Tuesday 28th January, the 2013 Jack Petchey Award Presentation evening was held at the Braintree Arts Theatre. The evening was attended by Students from Notley High School Edith Borthwick School, Southview School, Honywood Community Science College, Maltings Academy, Ramsey Academy, Hedingham School, Tabor Academy, The College at Braintree and New Rickstones Academy as well as our own school.
The Year 10 mock exams start on Monday 24th February and finish on Monday 3rd March 2014. You will be in normal lessons, registration and tutorial if you are not in an exam.
Please be aware that if you are meant to attend an exam and you do not arrive, a phone call will be made to gain an explanation for your absence.
All exams will take place in the Sports Hall unless stated otherwise on the timetable.
Our proposed 2014 trips to Germany/Rhineland and Spain/Madrid have been very successful in past years, therefore we have decided to extend the deadline for the original deposit on both trips to the 14th February and the interim deposit will now be due on 28 February 2014.
Sparkleshark explores life as a teenager and all the problems and joys that come with being a teenager.
It charts the story of Jake who finds it hard to make friends and struggles with the school bullies.
He does have one gift though, the gift of storytelling. This helps him to make friends with Polly, a no nonsense teenager who builds a friendship that might change Jake's life.
Our popular skills days offer stimulating learning experiences for our pupils to develop skills in a range of areas, from teamwork, independence and resilience to creativity. Pupils undertake a range of subjects and topics from studying controversial issues to developing study and exam skills as well as undertaking a range of trips and visits to enhance learning outside of the classroom.
On the 29th October we had our most recent Skills Day;
The 10th December saw the Performing Arts Department stage an evening packed with first class talent from Years 7 to 11. Students in an array of ensembles, performed pieces ranging from traditional Christmas songs, to more contemporary compositions.
On November 20th, we were delighted to welcome back the Class of 2013 to celebrate their time spent at Alec Hunter and their exam successes. The evening was hugely enjoyable with students, parents, staff, governors and sponsors joining together to applaud the outstanding achievements of our young people.
GCSE exam certificates were distributed and subject-specific awards were presented to those students nominated by staff for achievement in, or notable contribution to, their subject areas.
Due to popular demand, the Catering Staff would like to make Christmas at Alec Hunter a rather special event. You can find the menu below and your co-operation is required to enable orders to be completed and a smooth operation planned.
Christmas Lunch will be on the following dates:
- Years 7 and 9 – Wednesday 18 December 2013
- Years 8, 10 and 11 Thursday 19 December 2013.
Wednesday 13th November witnessed the first stage of our distribution of Google Nexus 7 tablets to students in Years 7 to 10 as part of our ongoing participation in a project researching the impact of tablet technology on learning.
Parents of Year 7 students joined their sons and daughters in the Hall to receive the devices which have been gifted to the school as an additional educational tool to compliment our more traditional methods.