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Weekly Bulletin 08/03/19


Weekly Bulletin In addition to regular website updates, termly newsletter and frequent Twitter news, as from the beginning of this term we will produce a weekly School Bulletin to keep everyone updated on the events of the forthcoming week, reminders, school news and dates for the diary. The School Bulletin will be sent to parents via School Comms. The Bulletin will be published every Friday and, in addition to the School Comms message, it will also be uploaded on the school website.

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Year 8 Options Evening


Thank you to all those parents who attended out Year 8 Options Evening on Thursday 14th February in the Kent Hall.

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The Year 8 Options Parents Evening


The Year 8 Options Parents Evening will take place on Thursday 14th February from 5pm – 7pm.

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Kent Teacher of the Year Awards


Submit a nomination - online nominations deadline 1st March 2019

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Year 11 Saturday School


Saturday 9th February 2019

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Exciting Events In Science


On the 17th January 2017 The North School teamed up with Canterbury Christ Church University PCGE students for an exciting day filled with experiments and learning.

Student teachers on the PGCE 11 -18 programme at Canterbury Christ Church University have been working as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ambassadors in a joint venture with Kent and Medway Stem. As part of their development, senior lecturers from the University have been supporting the post-graduate student teachers as they take their programme of workshops across the country. The North School were lucky enough to be chosen.

Eighteen PCGE students delivered some fantastic engaging activities that they had developed to engage and enhance the learning and social skills of Year 7 students.

The morning began with the PCGE students setting up activities - these included dressing for the occasion, wearing costumes related to different lessons. Cat Woman, astronauts and even Harry Potter was in the equation!

During the sessions, six classrooms offered a variety of tasks ranging from Mathematical quests, problem solving, treasure hunts, checking pulse rate, stamina test ‘Who likes to be cold?’, lung capacity, building spaceships and making potions that Harry Potter could use. 

Throughout the each session the pupils were fully engaged and each room you visited was buzzing with enthusiasm from the students. The atmosphere was wonderful; other year groups that were not involved were keen to investigate what was going on and wanted to take part. The students were amazing and their positive engagement was noted by the PGCE students who had organised the activities for the day.

Feedback from students:

“I liked the way they mixed up Science and Maths with the theme”

 “Fun, really enjoyable, amazing actors. Harry Potter gave me the feeling that a colossal troll was stomping through Hogwarts. I felt like I was transported to Hogwarts”

 “…would have loved it to be the whole day…”

 “…I learnt a lot from them and I really enjoyed it…”


By Miss Charlotte Connell KS3 Science Coordinator