Assemblies have been delivered to all years this week that outline the main changes to the Academy for September 2014. The presentation can be found here - here
It was a great pleasure to meet so many parents at last nights 'Meet the Head' evening. The presentation can be downloaded here - Meet the Head 15-07-2014.pdf
If you would like to join our 'Parent Forum' then please contact the school office with your name and email address. The forum will receive information about future plans for the Academy and be invited to provide feedback, meetings will be arranged as needed. Thank you for all your support.
Mr M D Ebbage, Headteacher @mrebbage
The College hosted a vibrant Neon Hype Party Night on Thursday 10th July organised by a group of Year 9 students and members of The Edit Project.
We are indebted to the inspirational leadership of Tom and his team from the Edit Project. They have developed the musical, organisational and creative qualities in our students to the extent that the Year 9 students were able to put on such a brilliant evening.
We know that all the 'partygoers' had a great night, but more importantly the confidence gained by the performers and organisers of the event will stand them in good stead for years to come.
The College celebrated a wonderful prom at Derbyshire County Cricket Ground with our Year 11 students. The students had clearly spent a lot of time and effort on looking superb as they arrived at the venue in suits and prom dresses. The event was hosted by our Key Stage Pastoral Team who led a wonderful evening of entertainment and awards.
The Year 11 students enjoyed a superb three course meal, for which we are indebted to Derbyshire County Cricket.
As you can see from the gallery on the website the students had the opportunity to have their photograph taken by a professional company (these can still be purchased by contacting www.martelle.co.uk)
The Erewash District Athletics Championships were held, as always, at the impressive Moorways stadium in Derby. For the whole of the Summer term the Physical Education Faculty have been working hard to develop the athletics talent of all our students.
Many students represented their Tutor Groups during the Annual Kirk Hallam Sports Day on the 11th June and since then have been putting in further sessions at The Rutland Athletics Track.
All these efforts came to fruition on the 28th June when Kirk Hallam were crowned District Athletics Champions. Competition between all the schools was intense, however, our rivalry with Friesland School (winners for the last 20 years consecutively) was fantastic.
This was a truly wonderful team effort and while we can enjoy this success at the moment, we know that Friesland School will be gunning for the trophy in 2015, so we must make sure we are at our best for that competition.
The College would like to acknowledge the incredible charity work of a group of Year 10 boys who, with Mr Mwanza, have set up and run their own charity called; ‘Africa Education Aid.’
As you will have seen in past Lakeside Newsletters the group organise a number of fund raising activities.
All the money they raise will help to build a library for students attending Jandalala Primary School in rural Northern Malawi.
The most recent fund raising event was on Saturday 28th June in The Lakeside Hall where a fun bingo night for the Kirk Hallam community raised £1102.
An ongoing World Cup competition is being run in the College if any student would like to have a go!
From September 1st 2014 the title of the College will change from Kirk Hallam Community Technology and Sports College to KIRK HALLAM COMMUNITY ACADEMY. Click here to see letter from the Principal about this change.
A letter has been distributed to all students to take home to their Parent/Guardian. The letter contains important information from the Principal. To see a copy of the letter click here.