Links : Harrow Schools Photography : Annual
Awards : Gold Medals : Downing
Street : Hellos, Goodbyes and Good Lucks
Welcome to this summer 2006
edition of Newsline. This summer the sun has shone upon us literally and
the 5th year running, Alexandra pupils have been awarded top prizes in
the photographic competition. The award ceremony was on Tuesday.
Sener Bozbay won the Harrow award for best black and white photo. Marcus,
Jason and Aaisha were highly commended.
An Alexandra pupil also won the prize for the best colour picture –
with a photo from Dhir Barcha.
Winning images in the Harrow
Schools Photographic Award 2006.
Barcha’s photo of
Clarise van der Merwe
Bozbay’s photo of
School’s Annual Awards for 2006:
Carole Rose Prize for Endeavour:
Lucy Nutt Prize for Music:
Nicki Mitchell Prize for Progress:
(based on assessments of progress in class along the ladders of achievement)
Joint award to: Jaylan Mistry and Dante Davis
Sue Stalley award for Science:
Terrific Trophy: Sener
Athlete of the Year: Harry
Runners Up: Michael Freebody, Paul Ross
for Ashleigh, Marcus, Aaron and Hayley !
Well done to all the children
who have earned Bronze and Silver Golden Rules badges. But special praise
to the four pupils who have earned 200 stars for keeping our Golden Rules.
This achievement and the award of the Gold Badge is a tribute to their
consistently excellent standard of behaviour and to the example they set
to all the other children.
Goldthorpe invited to 10 Downing Street !
One day in May, I received
a letter out of the blue. It was an invitation to a drinks reception
with Tony and Cherie Blair and another 99 Headteachers from all
around the country.
Well, I turned up at
the gates and was nearly turned away twice: once because I had not
brought my passport and the second time because the security guards
didn’t like my tie!
But I managed to get
inside when completely unexpectedly, I bumped into the PM on the
stairs. He had a few words with me, saying hello and welcome, and
then looked at me expectantly. It was my turn to say something.
I had prepared for this moment, but not so suddenly nor on the stairs
– would I mention the war in Iraq? Or something about the
disarray of the government’s special needs policies?
I opened my mouth but
my brain stalled and all that I could get out were the two words,
“prime minister” Oh dear what a let down. But I did
enjoy the evening and laughed at all of Tony’s jokes as you
can see from the photos.
I even managed to present
one of Perdy and Margaret’s books to Cherie. On my way out
I used the school cheque book to make a rather large donation to
party funds and I am expecting an imminent summons to the House
you can’t really see me, I promise I really am on these pictures.
Perdy adds: We
are all really proud that Dennis was invited to meet Tone and Cher (as
he now calls them!). Next time you see him – do ask him why the
security guards didn’t like his tie! PBB
Goodbyes and Good Lucks
|We are expecting an unprecedented
number of new children in September when the Autism Specific Enhanced
(ASE) provision opens, taking our funded places up to 73.
We will be saying hello to new teachers; Helen Allison and Catherine
Holdsworth who join in September not forgetting Clare Anderson who
took over in the nick of time in Class F1. Charmaine has had a baby
to our 2006 leavers:
|Sadly, we say goodbye
to Emily Watt. After two and a half years, Emily is moving to South
London and has gained an exciting new job as the teacher responsible
for IT in a nearby special needs school. We will all miss Emily’s
exuberance, her energy and her unbounded enthusiasm. Farewell too,
to Elspeth Riley who has taught in the Nursery this year. Elspeth
is moving to a job at Northwood Prep.
Some of you will
know that Dawn has had a diagnosis
of breast cancer and is beginning a course of chemotherapy. She is likely
to be away for much of the time between now and Christmas. In her very
special way, Dawn’s reaction to the news was to work even harder
then usual, making sure that the office, the school finances and everything
else in her empire was left in tip top condition. She wouldn’t ask
herself, but keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
Have a lovely Summer.
School starts again Wednesday 6th September, 2006