Friday 20th May
Year 9 Camp
Week commencing 23rd May
Deep Learning Day
Wednesday 25th May
School closed - Monday 30th May
Half Term Holiday
Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June
Year 8 Camp
Week commencing 6th June
Year 12 AS Students Return
Thursday 16th June
Year 8 trip to National Enterprise Challenge Finals in Doncaster
Wednesday 29th June
Tuesday 24th May, 6pm
Performance Platform Concert
Saturday 11th June, All Day
Choir Concert at Tower of London
Monday 20th June, 6pm
LaSWAP summer concert at St Martins Church, Gospel Oak
Wednesday 13th July, 6pm
Soloists' Concert with Parliament Hill at Kenwood House
School Events next week
(week beginning 16-5-16)
GCSE Exams/AS Exams
Annual House Chess Tournament
Monday - Thursday
- Breakfast Club: 8am
- Homework Club: 3.15pm with City Year
- Year 12 AS only study leave starts
- AS Art Exam: All Day
- Year 12 Motivational Club: 8.50am
- Year 7 Drama Deep Learning Day Preparation: 9.50am
- Duke of Edinburgh Award session: 3.15pm
- Drawing Club in LRC: 3.15pm
- Action Tutoring for Year 10: 3.20pm
- Year 10 Action Tutoring: 8am
- Year 1o mentoring programme: 8am
- Camden WBAP Project: 8.50am
- Year 7 Drama Deep Learning Day Preparation: 11.15am
- Somali “Young Leaders” Workshop: 3.15pm
- Camden Athletics Fixture - Field: 4pm
- Dogs' Trust Rehoming Shelter Visit: All Day
- Year 10 Mentoring Programme: 8am
- Sports Day
- National Gallery Project Trip: 9.30am
- Year 11 Maths Intervention: 10am-3pm
ANNUAL HOUSE CHESS COMPETITION
This week saw the start of our annual House Chess competition. Students from every form in Year 7 and Year 8 have battled it out to be named chess champ and win up to 20 House points. The event is always popular, with many students and staff popping in to support their House reps. So far, Alessandro of Willow and Nahid of Lauderdale have won the Year 7 and Year 8 rounds of the tournament respectively, with Year 9 and Year 10 getting involved next week.
Well done to all the boys who have joined the competition and done an excellent job of representing their House.
INTERNATIONAL LUNCHTIME BUFFET
Isabelle, Lena and Jan, our Modern Foreign Language Assistants, along with sixth form students hosted an event for students and staff on Wednesday this week. They shared food from different countries, listened to music and joined in an intercultural knowledge quiz. Ms Brown, Director of Sixth, said that “it was a very lovely event, students and staff in a social context sharing food, conversation and holiday plans.”
Defibrillators for Schools
Further to our post last week, you might have seen in the Camden New Journal this week an article about an event at Camden School for Girls (CSfG) which Mr White attended along with other Camden headteachers and special guests Ms Dynamite and Baroness Tessa Jowell for the launch of a campaign to fundraise on behalf of the charity “Hand on Heart” for a defibrillator for every Camden school.
There was a presentation of the first defibrillator to CSfG. William Ellis is amongst the next six schools to be nominated to receive one. In turn our school will fundraise for a defibrillator for another Camden school.
Rosh Keegan is leading this fundraising with the charity “Hand on Heart” in memory of her daughter Ani, a student at CSfG, who died from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in October 2002 and we are pleased to help her in her cause.
Rosh (described in the Camden Journal as the “Bhaji Queen” of Tufnell Park and well known for her popular Indian delicacies) will be cooking for a fundraising event to be held at Camden School for Girls on Saturday 11th June. There will be an auction of artwork by Eileen Cooper, Ralph Steadman and street artist “Him-Bad”.
All William Ellis parents are invited to buy tickets, donate towards the charity via “Just Giving” or the silent auction – see links below.
The JustGiving donation page is: https://www.justgiving.com/Rosh-Keegan
The supper evening tix: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/anicamden-tickets-24777900367
If you would like to donate towards the silent auction please email Rosh directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exams now in full flow
Please help your sons/daughters prepare for their exams by making sure they get to bed in good time each night and have a balanced breakfast or lunch – a banana is a good idea. Please make sure they bring a water bottle along with them to keep hydrated as well as a supply of stationery - pens and pencils, etc. Pens are available from the school office at 40p each and pencils 30p.
holiday project - animate (3D printing animation film)
WAC Arts based in the Old Town Hall, Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park, have a holiday project running over the half term – from 31st May to 3rd June for ages 9 – 14. Cost is £20 for the week, £5 for the day. If you’d like to find out more see their website: http://wacarts.co.uk or call 020 7692 5888.
SPORTS EVENTS REMINDERS
Sports Day - Friday 20th May
The staff have now been allotted their roles for our annual sports day on Friday.
If your son hasn’t already done so, please do encourage him to sign up with his tutor for either a track event or to be part of the football, dodgeball, table tennis or tug-of-war competitions. Track events will be held on Parliament Hill athletics track in the afternoon. Parents are not specifically invited but you are welcome to drop by if you are on the heath then.
City Year Championship 5-A-Side Football - Saturday 21st May
On Saturday, 21st May City Year UK will be running a 5-A-Side Football Championship at Haggerston Park, London E2 from 9.30-3.30am. If your son is interested in signing up for this he should speak to a member of the City Year team for more information.
Latest staff news
We are very pleased to announce the birth of Mr McGowan's first son - Monty - earlier this week.