Forthcoming Events and Quiz Results

Forthcoming Events

Monday 1st April

Cultural Champions to complete workshops with Year 8 students 8.50am – 3.10pm

HLC Handball Festival 12:45pm – 2:45pm

Year 9 Football v Launceston – at home – 3.45pm – 5.15pm 15:45 – 17:15

Wednesday 3rd April

U13 North Devon netball tournament at Park School 12pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 4th April

GCSE PE moderation 9am – 3.10pm

Friday 5th April

GCSE Music recording day (performing) 8.50am – 3.10pm

Last day of Spring Term

Tuesday 23rd April

First day of Summer Term

Quiz results

Poseidon 98

Highest group MG 18

Zeus 91

Highest group DB 18

Apollo 77

Highest group AV 18

Thor 62

Highest group KS 19

Question 14 of 20:

In which year was colour television first broadcast in the UK?
a. 1927 
b. 1947
c. 1967

Answer:

c. 1967 – The United Kingdom was one of the earliest countries to broadcast colour television. The United States were the first in 1950. Major European countries adopted the technology from 1967, while many developing countries did not have colour broadcasts until the early 1980s.

PTFA Bingo

Science & Nature Easter 2019 flyer

Sports Round-Up

Year 7 Football

The Year 7 football team played an outstanding match against Budehaven on the 25th of March. The game was extremely close and was a close battle between our local rivals. Bruno scored an outstanding goal in the first half to make it 1-0. Bude equalised, but we scored another great goal to make it 2-1. Unfortunately, Bude scored a late equaliser, but we were pleased with our performance. The final score was 2-2.

We all worked as hard as we could. Go Holsworthy Community College!

Nathan

Year 7 Netball

On Tuesday 26th March, the Year 7 netball team travelled to Park School in Barnstaple.

The girls knew there would be some tough competition, but they would try their hardest to persevere through all their matches.

The A team started off facing West Buckland in a very tough match. Unfortunately, they didn’t come out on top, but they weren’t going to let that bring them down.

They then went on to win two of their matches against Pilton and Bideford.

Their other matches were very close, but sadly they didn’t get the win.

Ruby and Mathilda were awarded Players of the Match.

Well done, girls!

Libby & Ruby

Year 8 Netball South West Regional Tournament

On the 28th March, the Holsworthy A netball team travelled to Bude to play games against other South West teams.

Holsworthy’s first team to play were Penair. We started with a very close score, then in the second half, Penair picked up their game and were getting passed our defence and scoring lots of goals. Final score was 11-6 to Penair.

Our second game of the tournament was a successful game against Richard Lander. This game was challenging, but there isn’t a game Holsworthy can’t take on! The score again Richard Lander was 8-5.

We played a few more games, which had successful scores.

To qualify for the semi-finals we had to play and beat Bude B team. After playing a very fair game, we managed to get a place in the semi-finals.

In the semis, we played a very strong team from Mounts Bay. We were even up until half time, but in the second half, they played a tough game and ended up winning. We had played some very challenging netball and lots of us were very tired.

It was now time for us to compete against Camborne for third place.

The first half saw us and Camborne getting even scores, but in the second half, we picked up our game. It was hard, but we managed a 9-7 win.

Holsworthy got third place overall, which means we are the third best team in the South West!

It was a good day for the girls and thank you to Miss Goldsworthy for organising this tournament.

Well played, Holsworthy!

Imogen

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Year 10 South West Regional Tournament

On the 21st of March 2019, our Year 10 netball team travelled to Bude for a South West Regional netball tournament. We were spilt into two groups to play our matches and our first game was against Sidmouth, who we won against with a strong team and we were really pleased.

The next game we played was against Devonport, who went on to win the tournament, and we lost 10-3, however our defence were strong. Our next game was Penair, who were a school from Cornwall, and Georgia, Sophie, Evie and Hattie had a strong shooting and attacking game, but Penair played strong and took the win.

We then played a really tough game against our local rivals, Bude, and we worked really hard and Beth, Lauren and Eve all played really well to calm the game down in the middle court. It was a close game and we were both leading at different points, however, Bude played strong in the last minute to secure a win for them.

Our final game was against Richard Lander who were really good. We all fought really well in our last game, however they played well and took the win.

We received our results and we came 5th in the tournament, which we were happy with as we feel we played well, especially up against the high level of talent from all around the South West. We also did well to qualify ourselves for regionals in the first place. Everyone in our team played so well and we all fought to the end and were all proud of ourselves, and Georgia received player of the tournament.

Well done, Year 10!

Georgia

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Year 8 Art Deco

Our Year 8 students have been concentrating on decorative art this term and created a range of stunning pieces of work.IMG_6708

We started the topic by looking at Art Deco and created a research page. Afterwards, we focused on the ceramicist Clarice Cliff, decorating a paper plate with a design in her colourful style.

Now we are working on our final piece, a fruit bowl made of clay and painted like a fruit.

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Mrs Tyrrell

Spring Newsletter 2019

What a busy term we have had!  I hope that your child has been making you aware of all of the positive efforts that our brilliant study body have been making this term with both their learning and commitment to others.  Our Cooperative Values of self-responsibility, respect, equality and self-help shone through during the Comic Relief events.  Equally, our students showed selfless entrepreneurial-ship skills by organising football penalty shootouts, netball goals, guessing games and bake sales.  A tremendous total of £601.02 was raised by everyone. 

PTFA

On the subject of bake sales, our tremendous thanks goes to our PTFA for supporting HCC through the annual Coffee Morning that took on Wednesday 20th March.  If you were unable to attend, you have a second opportunity to support HCC with our Bingo Night here at HCC on Friday 29th March at 6.45pm, doors are open with eyes down at 7.30pm.  It will be a super evening, bring your family along and all profits are used to support our students.  This term our PTFA were able to donate £200 to purchasing visualisers, £400 for Kindle Fires for the MFL department.  If you would like to get more involved with our PTFA, please contact our reception.

Annual Schools’ Exhibition at the Burton Art Gallery, Bideford until 22nd April

Our students are now currently exhibiting work at the Burton Art Gallery.  Holsworthy Community College had submitted over 150 pieces of art for the exhibition, which is an incredible achievement. The work came from all year groups at the school with 1 in 5 pupils having artwork exhibited. It shows just some of the opportunities we offer our budding artists at the College. 

Holsworthy won a number of awards, which include:

The Arts Society award for our contribution to the Schools Exhibition.

Metal Shoe Sculpture (Year 7 student)

Portrait (Year 11 student)

Colour Wheel (Year 7 student) 

Colour Wheel (Year 7 student) 

Portrait in Pencil (Year 10 student) 

An award for the series of Pop Art portraits produced by Year 9 students.

It is wonderful to see so many of our talented students see their work in a professional setting, which is why Mrs Bloxham and Mr Vanstone took a number of Year 9s to the gallery on Monday for them to see their work in situ.  If you are in the Bideford areas, I urge you to give the exhibition your time. The work is on display until 22nd April, so an ideal opportunity to see this over the Easter holidays.

Cashless Catering

Also on Friday 29th March we have the introduction in preparation for our Cashless Catering Biometrics implementation.  This will mean that as parents you are able to see what your child has purchased from the canteen and can help them make the right healthy eating choices, as well as the convenience of not having to bring money in to school.  Letters documenting this change over are available from the front office, if required.

Year 11 examinations

The formal written GCSE exams start next term. This half term we are in the midst of the start of the practical examinations, with the Modern Foreign Language Listening exams and the practical components being assessed for GCSE Food and Nutrition. Next week on 4th April the GCSE PE Moderation Day takes place.  Our Year 11 students and their parents have also had an evening supporting their revision process.  If you missed this evening, please see our website under Information for Parents, Examination Information.  Our Year 11s are nearing the home straight, in the marathon that is the preparation for their GCSE examinations.  We urge them to have a balanced approach, but to remember that they are in competition with students nationally and so putting in their own time and effort will benefit them.  To aid our Year 11, their last report documenting both the Professional Predictions and their targets will be sent home on Friday 29th March.  If there are any questions, please contact the Tutor who is named on the report.

Year 10 examinations Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 3rd May

Our Year 10 cohort also return from the Easter holidays to their two-week examination window.  The timetable for this has been emailed to parents and paper copies given to students.  For both Year 10 and 11, revision booklets supporting our students with how they can revise have been shared and all of this information can be located on our website under the Information for Parents, Examination Information tab.

Sporting round up

Year 8 boys’ rugby north Devon tournament at West Buckland – 3rd in group

Year 9 boys’ rugby north Devon tournament at West Buckland – 4th in group

Boys’ football friendlies U15 and U13 winners v St Joseph

Various year group football success v Bude, Shebbear, Launceston

Year 7, 8 and 9 Girls’ football against Bude won 1-0.

Year 7 netball tournament with two teams going to Barnstaple, won two matches

Year 10 netball qualified to go to South West Regional Netball and came fifth

KS2 Dance Festival and a KS1 Dance festival held at HCC. Next Monday we are running a KS2 Handball festival along with the Gifted and Talented testing next Wednesday afternoon.

Georgia, Lucy and Grace have been fantastic leaders for the dance festivals, leading dances to large groups and even going out to St Giles on the Heath Primary School to lead a dance workshop to two of their classes. 

The enrichment group on a Wednesday have had a class coming over every Wednesday this term from Holsworthy Primary School. The leaders have been leading 30-minute multi skills sessions with them and have been fantastic throughout. 

Next term is an equally busy term, so below are key events and dates for your diaries

Key dates and events

Friday 29th March – Cashless Catering Registration day and PTFA Bingo at HCC

Thursday 4th April – GCSE PE Moderation Day

Easter Holidays from Monday 8th April until Monday 22nd April, first day back on Tuesday 23rd April.

Tuesday 30th April – UK Junior Maths Challenge for Year 7 and 8 students

Tempest in for Year 8, 9 and 10 photographs

23rd April until 3rd May – Year 10 exam window – please see the website for details

Monday 6th May – Bank Holiday Monday – School Closed

Thursday 16th May – Immunisations for any missed during the year

Tuesday 21st May – Year 10 Parents’ Evening 3.45pm – 6.45pm

Monday 25th May – Friday 31st May – Half term

Monday 3rd June – return from half term

Monday 3rd June – Key Stage 3 Assessment period over the next 6 weeks

Wednesday 5th June – Exeter College Taster Day for Year 10 students

Monday 24th June- Friday 28th June – Trip to Krackow, Poland

Friday 28th June – Move Up Day for smaller Primary Feeder Schools

Friday 28th June – Year 11 Prom

Monday 1st July – Year 10 Work Experience Week

Tuesday 2nd July – Year 7 Sports Day

Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July – Year 6 Move on Up Day

Wednesday 10th July – St Peter’s Fair Day – Non-pupil day

Tuesday 16th July – Meet the Tutor Evening for new Year 7 students

Thursday 18th July – Activity DayAndrew Sweeney small jpg

Friday 19th July – Last Day of the Summer Term

 

Mr A Sweeney

Head Teacher                    

HCC Win Awards in Burton Exhibition

On Monday the 25th of March some Year 9 students, who have shown an interest in 1doing Art for GCSE, went to visit the Burton Art Gallery. The students were inspired by the work they saw from a variety of artists. The trip also helped students with their GCSE coursework, as they need to research local artists and write reviews.
“When we got there we went into the gallery and looked around the three different spaces. There was a lot of work from different schools. The Holsworthy Community College’s art was amazing. In another room there was more detailed craftwork from local artists; it was very beautiful work. The museum upstairs had big models and interesting facts.

We were given a challenge to find the most expensive piece in the gallery; it was worth £2,200 and was by Pine Feroda called ‘Morning Light’. It was a huge print. There was also a very large ceramic pot worth £2,000.3

We look forward to our next projects at the College.”

Vicky and Lydia, Year 9 students 

Holsworthy Community College submitted over 150 pieces of art for the exhibition, which is an incredible achievement. The work came from all year groups at the school, with 1 in 5 students having artwork exhibited. It shows just some of the opportunities we offer our budding artists at the College. 

Holsworthy won a number of awards, which include:

The Arts Society award for our contribution to the Schools’ Exhibition

Metal Shoe Sculpture (Year 7 student)

Portrait (Year 11 student)

Colour Wheel (Year 7 student) 

Colour Wheel (Year 7 student) 

Portrait in Pencil (Year 10 student) 

The series of Pop Art portraits produced by Year 9 students.

Mrs Bloxham 

 

 

Dartmoor Bike Fest – This Saturday!

With only 5 days to go, we would like to invite you and all of the children in your school to join us on Saturday 30th March 2019 for the first ever Dartmoor Bike Fest! A day where we will be celebrating all aspects of cycling with a day full of exciting activities at the picturesque, River Dart Country Park.

This is the perfect event for children to come and try different types of cycling under the watchful eye of British Cycling coaches and members of various South West racing teams! Whether you like Road riding, BMX, Cyclocross, Mountain Biking and even cycle speedway there’s something for everyone! Children can get some expert tips from one of our coaches, ride on the trails or even the pump track!

The aim of the Dartmoor Bike Fest is to introduce different forms of cycling as a way of exercise.  Offering ‘come and try it’ sessions which will hopefully excite the children and give them confidence and skills to continue cycling at home, with their friends and family or maybe even join a club.  In today’s modern society it’s a fantastic opportunity to look at ways we can support our children’s physical and mental health.  Plus of course we’ll be raising awareness of the Julian House who works with some of the most Dartmoor Fest March 19marginalised members of society.

Dartmoor Bike Fest will include challenges, advice, retail stalls, displays, safety checks, competitions, Q&A sessions and a chance to meet with World Champion!  Find out more information here and buy your tickets here!

I have attached a poster and would be grateful if you can display this at your school and email the information or poster to all of your parents.

I look forward to seeing you on the day.

Regards

Sarah Lakey

Senior Community & Events Fundraiser 

Devon & Dorset

We value the individual 

We are collaborative  

We are creative

julianhouse

 

Forthcoming Events, Quiz Results, Community Events and Apprenticeship Info

Forthcoming Events

Monday 25th March

Year 9 immunisations 9.30am – 12noon

Burton Art Gallery trip 12.30pm – 3.10pm

Year 7 boys’ football v Bude – away – 3.10pm – 5.15pm

U14 girls’ football at home – 3.45pm – 4.50pm

Tuesday 26th March

GCSE Food practical 8.50am – 3.10pm

Year 7 netball tournament at Park School – 12pm-5.30pm

Year 8 boys’ football v Bude – at home – 3.45pm – 4.50pm

Year 11 revision evening for parents and students – 5.30pm – 7pm

Wednesday 27th March

U13 girls’ rugby tournament – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Thursday 28th March

GCSE Food practical 8.50am – 3.10pm

Year 8 netball v Bude – away – 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Friday 29th March

GCSE Food practical 8.50am – 3.10pm

GCSE Music recording day (composing) 8.50am – 3.10pm

Cashless catering registration day 8.50am – 3.10pm

PTFA Bingo night – doors open 6.45pm – eyes down 7.30pm

Monday 1st April

Cultural Champions to complete workshops with Year 8 students 8.50am – 3.10pm

HLC Handball Festival 12:45pm – 2:45pm

Year 9 Football v Launceston – at home – 3.45pm – 5.15pm 15:45 – 17:15

Wednesday 3rd April

U13 North Devon netball tournament at Park School 12pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 4th April

GCSE PE moderation 9am – 3.10pm

Friday 5th April

GCSE Music recording day (performing) 8.50am – 3.10pm

Last day of Spring Term

Tuesday 23rd April

First day of Summer Term

Quiz results

Poseidon 84

Highest groups KB & PB 16

Zeus 64

Highest group DB 17

Apollo 63

Highest group AV 16

Thor 54

Highest group JS 16

Question 11 of 20:

True or false, the number of students taking French or German in UK schools has more than doubled in the past five years.

Answer:

False – Language learning is at its lowest level in the UK’s secondary schools since the turn of the millennium, with German and French falling most. There has been a drop of between 30% and 50% since 2013 in the numbers taking GCSE language courses in the worst affected areas in England.

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Care Farm

This is my story of my experience on the Care Farm. I have previously worked on the Care Farm Project twice before. This time I was lucky enough to be chosen to mentor, to work with a small group of Year 7 students.

The jobs we have to do in the morning are:

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Clean out and feed the chickens and ducks and collect any eggs.

Clean and feed the calves by mixing up milk powder and feeding them by bottle, also adding some silage, straw and some nuts.

We then have to walk the fields and check the stock to make sure none are missing.

In future sessions we will be visiting Holsworthy Market, a vet will be visiting to check all the animals and Smallridge Bros Ltd will be visiting to show us their new tractors.

Bradley

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PTFA Coffee Morning Success

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our PTFA Coffee Morning on Wednesday 21st March.

It was great to see so many members of the public attend. We had a large raffle and a very well supplied cake stall.  There were a few cakes remaining, but these won’t last long in school!

We would like to thank the PTFA for organising the event, the people who kindly donated cakes and raffle prizes, members of the public who supported the event and to Mrs Shepherd and Mrs Bloxham for their help. Thank you also to the Year 10 girls who helped, who were, according to the coffee ladies in the kitchen ‘very hardworking’.

We managed to raise around £300!