What’s New At Northfield?

July 15, 2014 in Front Page News by Northfield

The school office will be open from 09:00 to 15:00 during the holidays

Do you know you can now view your child’s homework? Do you know your username and password to access the Show My Homework website? Need help? Just email ShowMyHomework@northfieldssc.org and we will do our best to assist you.

School Uniform

It has come to the attention of the school that a number of older boys have persuaded their parents to purchase ‘drain pipe’ grey trousers claiming that they comply with the new school uniform. Unfortunately, they do not. To avoid confusion and financial loss, school trousers should only .be purchased from the school suppliers; Rawcliffes and Elizabeth’s Embroidery.

New School Skirts

The school is aware that some parents are anxious that some of our new school skirts have yet to arrive. Our suppliers have assured the school that the skirts will arrive in time for Monday. However to reassure our Year 7 parents, no student will be reprimanded for an error made by our suppliers. Should the skirts fail to arrive and the girls do not have the new grey trousers, any suitable grey or black trouser or skirt will be allowed until the proper uniform arrives.

If you have any concerns over uniform please contact the school

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Best Ever Examinations Results

August 21, 2014 in Exam Results, Front Page News, Year 11 by Northfield

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This year, students and staff at Northfield are celebrate record breaking examination results!
The number of students achieving 5+A*-C including English and Maths is the highest ever achieved at the school and a 14% improvement on last year’s results.

111 students achieved 10 or more A*-C grades.
13 students achieved 10 or more A*/A grades.
English results improved by 16 % this year.
Maths results have risen by 21% since 2011.

Headteacher Craig Walker was delighted with the improvements. “Staff, students and parents have worked hard this year and I am so pleased that our students have received the excellent academic results they deserve. Today we had a hall full of thrilled young people and their parents who were able to share their success with their teachers.”

High Achieving Students
14 A*/A: Megan Clark
13A*/A: Eleanor Davidson
11A*/A: Anna Breivik, Jessica Gibson, Emily Lau, William Henderson, Amy Dunhill
10A*/A: Rosie Caldwell, Thomas Siddons, Laura Freer, Morgan Murray, Aimee Connor, Robbie Ayton

Jessica Gibson, Megan Clark, Morgan Murray and Anna Brievik at the school prom. 46 A*/A’s between them!

Jessica Gibson, Megan Clark, Morgan Murray and Anna Brievik at the school prom. 46 A*/A’s between them!

 

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Lunch Price Increase

July 18, 2014 in Front Page News by Northfield

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Year 10 Coasts, Lakes and Mountains Fieldtrip

July 18, 2014 in Front Page News, Geography, Year 10 by Mr M McNally

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Year 10 Geographers have finished the academic year with a 3 day fieldtrip along the Yorkshire Coast and then to the Lake District. On Monday students visited various coastal locations to study coastal erosion and management strategies before travelling across to Keswick and Derwent Water in the Lake District. On Tuesaday the group enjoyed a leisurely walk around the lake to view Lodore Falls as a warm up for Wednesday’s Helvellyn climb. They were able to climb to within 30 minutes from the summit of Helvellyn before being turned around by gales and torrential rain. Despite not quite reaching the top of England’s 3rd highest peak, the students finished the year on a real high!

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Summer Newsletter

July 15, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss S Silivistris

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Young Reporters and the BBC

July 15, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss S Silivistris

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This week, 15 of our pupils from all year groups have had the fantastic opportunity to work with Stuart Whincup, BBC News reporter, as part of Northfield’s Young Reporters Scheme, designed to give pupils a valuable insight into the world of media and journalism.

Pupils gained knowledge about the media industry and how news stories are sourced and created, as well as utilising our school’s new ICT suite and video recording equipment. The day culminated in the production of a live video news report.

In addition to the day, students visited BBC Newcastle Studios where they participated in an interactive tour. This included the opportunity to sit behind the BBC Look North news desk, on the actual set where the news is filmed. Pupils also created their own radio drama and news report, using the BBC’s green screen, auto cue, and film and audio recording equipment.

One student said: “It was amazing to have the opportunity to work with a real life news reporter and gain first-hand knowledge of journalism. It was even better to be able to see the studios where it all comes together. I loved having a go at recording my own news story!”

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July Reading Newsletter

July 11, 2014 in Front Page News, Library by Northfield

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Hannah Represents Team GB

July 11, 2014 in Front Page News by Mrs C Richardson

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Our very own Hannah Featherstone (Year 10 student) has been representing team GB at the LEN European Junior Swimming Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands this week.

In the Girls 4x100m Freestyle Relay Hannah Featherstone and her and team finished just outside the medals in 3:48.40 for fourth place.

Well done Hannah we are all very proud of your hard work, dedication and achievements

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‘Icon’ Art Exhibition

July 10, 2014 in Art, Front Page News by Mr S Birch

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‘Icon’, our 3rd annual summer art exhibition, was held in the main school hall last night. Previously held at local land marks such as Billingham Art Gallery and twice at Preston Hall Museum, the night was a huge success.
We were once again delighted that the Mayor of Stockton-On-Tees, ​Barbara Inman, was in attendance to celebrate the artistic achievements of our students. The show will be held in the school hall for a week from Mon 7th – Friday 11th July with artwork from all years groups exhibited along side Year 11 coursework and final examination work forming the majority of the show. Year 9 icons and heroes artwork also provided a vibrant and colourful spectacle. This was a wonderful opportunity for the school and local community to view the outcomes of our talented and creative students.
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Northfield in the News

July 10, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss S Silivistris

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Northfield are featured in the latest edition of ‘Billingham Community News’. Click on the link below to read our stories:

http://www.billinghamcommunitynewspaper.co.uk/pdfs/current-issue.pdf

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Year 10 BTEC Business Studies Exam Information

July 10, 2014 in Business Studies, Front Page News, Year 10 by Mr G Hetherington

Year 10 BTEC Business Studies have a ‘real’ BTEC examination on TUESDAY 15TH JULY at 10:10 a.m. in the computer rooms 125-126. (This examination is NOT for the G.C.S.E students.)

The students are expected to attend a revision session on MONDAY 14TH JULY in room 109 between 3:30-4:30pm with Mr Clayton. If you child needs to be collected please advise them of this prior to Monday’s revision.

Please contact Mr Clayton (Head of Department) or examinations officer Miss Smith for any more information.