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Headteacher's Weekly Message: 27th April 2018

Student Leadership Conference at Outwards Bounds

Last weekend our newly elected Headgirl, Aliyah Irabor-York , Student Leadership Team, Members of the School Council and Prefects travelled to the Outwards Bound residential centre in the Lake District. The students enthusiastically took on a range of outdoor challenges to strengthen their team work and leadership skills. Ms Whitehouse, Progress Leader for Year 10 led the residential trip with Ms Bruna, Technology teacher and Ms Biltcliffe, Languages teacher. As always Sarah Bonnell students impressed the programme leaders with their resilience, team work and determination – the outdoors challenges giving them all a chance to work together to get things done. Be Nice and No Excuses

Debate Mate success

Congratulations to all the girls who took part in the Debate Mate competition this week and to Ms Sahebdin for organising and supporting the girls with developing their oracy skills. At Sarah Bonnell we focus on developing great communication skills and Ms Sahebdin has done a brilliant job of organising this training which gives students the chance to construct powerful arguments using key words, facts and public speaking skills to develop their confidence with this craft. Work Hard and Aim High

STEM club lead the way with Eco Designs

ON Tuesday the STEM club presented their Eco Classroom designs to a panel of prestigious judges in the finale of their work towards a STEM certificate. Over the last few months the students have been learning about Eco Friendly architecture and construction during their lunch-time STEM club. This has included having visiting speakers from Rolls Royce and doing research themselves about the science behind building design and environmentally sustainable construction. Ms Saleh, Science teacher and STEM Club leader has done a fantastic job of organising this great opportunity and I would like to thank her and all the panellists for their expertise.   Be Nice and No Excuses

GCSE Revision is in full swing – Year 11 are focussed and calm

On Thursday 26 April Mr Bowyer, Lead Practitioner and English teacher, worked with over 70 Year 11 GCSE students at lunch-time offering them stretch and support with their upcoming exams for ‘A Christmas Carol’. Aim High and Work Hard

Year 7 Parents Evening – great conversations about learning

On Wednesday 25 April the Year 7 Team welcomed our Year 7 students and their families to another successful parents evening. There was a lovely atmosphere in the Piazza and Assembly Hall as parents and carers talked to staff about their daughters learning.  Year 7 have had a very positive start to Sarah Bonnell and would like to thank Mr Walsh, Progress Leader, Ms Fraser, Year Leader and Ms Paine, Assistant Headteacher for all their hard work supporting the students to achieve their best.   Be Proud

Marathon Success

Sarah Bonnell works in partnership with Active Newham to encourage all students and staff to maintain a healthy lifestyle through exercise and physical activity. Lisa Brivati from Active Newham sent us a message this week to let us know that the Sarah Bonnell students who ‘took part in the London Mini Marathon last Sunday were a huge credit to the school’. Well done to Dina, Daphne and Iman and thanks to Lisa for supporting the girls at this event. Congratulations to Ms May, PE Teacher who also completed the London Marathon on Sunday. Aim High

Also Year 8 Netball team and Year 9 Netball team finished 2nd in the Borough Netball Leagues for each Year Group.  This is great news for the girls who trained and competed in this seasons matches. Thanks to Ms Emerson and Ms Bernard for coaching and supporting the teams. Be Proud

A reminder that school is closed on Monday 7 May as this is a national Bank Holiday.

Rae Potter – Headteacher