MAT Sports Day

On Wednesday 8th July, Clifton joined together with the Multi Academy Trust schools, Rawmarsh and Wickersley, to host a joint Sports Day.


Each school was asked to select their elite athletes to compete at Herringthorpe Stadium against the two other schools.

 

Clifton had a strong team of 86 elite athletes who competed in a range of track and field events. The afternoon was a huge success with the following Clifton pupils taking a podium position:

 

Aimee Rollinson – 3rd place 800m
Charlie Marshall  – 1st place 100m & 3rd place long jump
Marie Bah- 2nd place shot putt.
Nicole Wraith – 3rd place shot putt.
Chad Carney – 2nd place in 200m
Callem Billen – 1st place shot putt
Kian Rose – 1st place discuss
Junaid Boston – 2nd place at 800m
Josh Woodcock – 3rd place 800m
Elton Tshuma – 1st place 800m
Said Jamal – 2nd place 100m and 2nd place long jump.
Luke Britten – 3rd place at Javelin.

 

Our students showed great resilience, impeccable behaviour and team camaraderie. The students made us especially proud by supporting and cheering not just for Clifton, but for students from all three schools; showing amazing sportsmanship!  Well done to all who took part!

 

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Joint Student Council Meeting

On Friday, Student Councillors from Rawmarsh Community School visited Clifton for a Joint Student Council day with their counterparts here at Clifton School.

As well as touring the school and experiencing lessons, they met as a group to share ideas and views on learning, reward systems and school environment resulting in some very lively and thoughtful debate. The meeting had very positive outcomes and Clifton Student Councillors  look forward to visiting Rawmarsh in autumn to continue discussions.

2015 Award Ceremonies

Awards Assemblies have taken place for Years 7 to 10 from last year, to celebrate their outstanding successes both in and out of school. Parents joined students and staff to reward the highest achievers for attendance, excellence in subjects, outstanding and improved effort, endeavour, and Top Boy and Top Girl!

Well done to all of our successful students!

Accelerated Reader Awards

Congratulations to the Year 8 students who were recognised for their achievements on our Accelerated Reader scheme.

Certificates and cash prizes were awarded to those students who had taken and passed the most book quizzes and read the most words. From March to June this year, the year group as a whole read an astonishing 5,171,048 words.

Each time a student passed a book quiz with at least 60% correct, their name was entered into the Accelerated Reader raffle, so passing more quizzes meant a greater chance of winning. Four students had their names drawn, each winning £5.

Well done all of you! Keep up the good work in Year 8.

The Clifton Factor!

Auditions are currently underway for The Clifton Factor! – these are taking place every lunchtime in P5.

Pupils must perform a solo song of their choice to a backing track, demonstrating their talent as singers.  The Elimination Stage will commence in September, where pupils will be divided into Rounds and perform to increasingly larger audiences of friends and family who will have to vote to keep them in!  The Grand Final will take place in November in the Performance Hall – the prize is a session in a recording studio!

The pupils who have made it through to the second round so far are:

Danielle, Naomi, Emily, Leigh-Anne, Millie, Emmy, Sunnah, Ugne, Salem, Isabelle, Ellen, Alisha, Demi, Courtney & Shannon !

You can now follow the Music Department on Twitter – @clifton_music!

 

Summer Music Concert

The annual Summer Music Concert was held at Clifton Community School on Tuesday 30th June.  It was a spectacular event, enjoyed by performers, staff and family, despite the sweltering heat.

As well as featuring our own talented youngsters, the concert opened with a selection of songs performed by a choir of over 60 KS1 and KS2 school pupils from East Dene, Badsley Moor and Coleridge Primary Schools.  The young singers sang with true enthusiasm and enjoyed being in the spotlight.  Following refreshments in the garden, the second half opened with a guest appearance from Wickersley Concert Band, with ‘Another One Bites the Dust’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Mambo No. 5’ which had everyone on their feet dancing!  After an astonishing solo electric guitar performance by Jan in Y10, Soul Band ended the concert with renditions of ‘Superstition’ and a medley of ‘Your Lips are Moving/Hold on I’m coming’ featuring an outstanding drum solo from Y11 GCSE Music student James.

Well done and thank you to everyone involved in this fantastic highlight of 2015!

You can now follow the Music Department on Twitter @clifton_music, and on Facebook.

 

GCSE Results Day 2015

Date:     Thursday 20th August

Place:     Performance Hall (Fire Exit Entrance)

Time:     10:00am – 12:00noon

If you are unable to collect your results yourself there are a couple of options:

  1. Post Home – we can post your results to home BUT you must provide school with a self-addressed envelope.
  2. Family member / friend to collect – if you want someone else to collect your results for you, then you must provide school with a letter signed by yourself, stating that you want a named person, e.g. Fred Bloggs, to collect your results for you. This must be provided in advance of results day, and on the day the named person needs to bring some sort of identification with them.

Please remember these are your results and as such we can not hand them to anybody else without express permission from you.

Gold, Silver, Bronze Awards!

Over the last term, students in every year group have been awarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes for their aspirational attitude towards effort, attendance and punctuality.

Three times a year, students will receive a credit score based on average effort, attendance and punctuality. These credits are quantified, with top achievers receiving either a Gold, Silver or Bronze award depending on the number of credits received.

Students who won awards received a signed certificate from Mr Hardcastle, a letter of congratulations home, and a Clifton Community School Gold, Silver or Bronze pin, which they can wear on their school jumpers or cardigans.

Congratulations to all our winners:

Year 7

Gold Winners:

DRABBLE Landon
HALL Isabelle
HALL Leonie
HUSSAIN Sidra
IQBAL Madiha
JOHNSON Emma
LEES Jessica
MADDEN Sarah
WEATHERHEAD Kirsten

Silver Winners:

ATKINSON Kacie
CAPRANI Charlotte
COOPER Candice
COUSINS Dana
GALE Ethan
HARDY Alice
HUSSAIN Siyaam
LANCASTER Ellie
NAWAZ Irsa
NISHAT Jenna
O DONNELL Natalie
RUSSELL Ebony
UNDERWOOD Josh

Bronze Winners:

AHMED Harris
ALI Khurum
BELL Charley
HUSSAIN Kasam
MAHMOOD Aaminah
SMITH Hailie
VILELA Lana

 

Year 8

Gold Winners:

HAGAN Jasmine
JOHNSON Courtney
WALKER Alicia
WEST Chloe

Silver Winners:

BALUCHOVA Maria
COCUM Derri
GOODALL Alysia
HALL Tiegan
HATTERSLEY Bobbie
HUSSAIN Javairia
MYCROFT James
NAWAZ Hafsah
PARKER Dylan
REKYTE Auguste
SARWAR Isra
SCALES Megan
STEVENSON Dominique
VITAUSKAITE Smilte

Bronze Winner:

PEARSON Vikie

 

Year 9

Gold Winners:

CLARKE Leigh-Anne
COCA ROCHA Roger
ELLINGER Alice
GLENN Jessica
HAMMILL Kenady
LEWIS Courtney
MOORE Scott
SHAW Courtney
WAHID Aisha
WHITE Danika
WILKINSON Emily

Silver Winners:

ABLEWHITE Noel
AHMED Isfah
ALENAZI Yosra
ASIF Khezar
BARRATT Courtney
BEHLULI Ardonit
BRITTLE Callum
DOLBY Georgia
HOUGH Samuel
JAMAL Said
JOHNSON Lauren
KAMRAN Fiza
MARRIOTT Chelsea
MARSHALL Charlie
MUNSHI Thasmar
PARKINSON Megan
PLANT Leila
PYCROFT Alisha
SQUIRES Chloe
WEBSTER Shawna

Bronze Winners:

ALI Zaydaan
EVANS Katie
HARVEY Jessica

 

Year 10

Gold Winners:

BALDWIN Charlie
BALUCH Dominik
BATES Michael
BOTHAM Steven
BURNSIDE Chloe
CASSWELL Joshua
CRABTREE Evan
FORSHAW Morgan
FREEMAN Grace
GALE Tara
HOPKINS Aleesha
MCKNIGHT Brooke
MEWES Stephanie
MYCROFT Bethany
NISHAT Burhan
POUCHER Ryan
RASHID Sana
REDFERN Thomas
RUSH Shauna
SHAH Yasmin
STEANE Chelsea
WOODS Jonathon

Silver Winners:

BOTHAM Brandon
CARBERRY Laura
COCA ROCHA Kevin Daniel
CONNELLY Mason
MALIK Taybah
NADEEM Murtaza
YUMER Miyrem

Bronze Winners:

LIAQUAT Ayesha
NAWAZ Hafza

 

Year 11

Gold Winners:

AHMED Aliyah
ALI Yasmin
AVILL Millie
BROADWAY Owen
CHUDZIKIEWICZ Karolina
CROSSMORE Callum
HUTTON Blake
KHAN Usman
MACE Jade
MALIK Anika
MARKHAM Elise
MARSHALL Toni
MORTON Samantha
MOSLEY Terri
MYERS Aaron
OXLEY Lauren
SERSNIOVAITE Karolina
SHAHID Zaibah
SLEIGHT Tyler
THOMPSON Kieran
TYLER Jack
WHITELAM Lauren
WHITTAKER Ellie
WINDLE Holly

Silver Winners:

PARR Ben
AHMAD Rafiullah
BEHLULI Bler
BURTON Megan
MACHIN Lucy
ORSHDIN Gulrukh
PETROVA Katja
SULTAN Ifrah

Bronze Winners:

SAJJAD Faiza
VERNON Thomas

Scientist of the Week

Each week, every Science teacher will nominate one Key Stage 3 and one Key Stage 4 pupil to be named ‘Scientist of the Week’. Winners will receive a certificate along with pride of place on the ‘Scientist of the Week’ display board on the Science corridor, as well as a mention on the ‘big screens’ in school, the website and the Facebook page!

This week’s winners are:

Teacher KS3 W/E 19/6 KS4 W/E 19/6
Ms Phillips Javairia Hussain- Consistently excellent work and effort throughout the year in Science. Brandon Collins- Excellent progress in our last few lessons on graphs and variables.
Mr Gurran Faiza Bi – (Biology) for an excellent piece of work on breathing including the science behind it, an evaluation of a model to demonstrate it and use of evidence to support her work. Ricky Hill -(Chemistry) for an excellent attitude and desire to do well and improve particularly in areas of ‘how science works’.
Mr Churcher Auguste Reykyte – Continual commitment to learning and improving her Science skills and knowledge. Aaron Wickson – Much improved attitude to learning and he has made some great contributions to the lessons this week.  Well Done Aaron.
Mr Caddy Megan Hopkins – Physics. Out of school work going above and beyond what I asked for. Ellen Chamberlain – Chemistry – Presentation is excellent in book after marking.
Ms Devine Siyaam Hussain Y7 – Physics – Consistently trying to reach his target level. Josh France Y10 – Chemistry – Excellent practical work all week.
Ms Beardsmore Isabelle Hall (Physics) – Fantastic attitude every week, her work is always well presented. Matthew Cooper / Ronan Hodgkinson (Physics) – Both have shown an improved attitude to their GSCE studies – well done
Mr Duroe Daniel Battersby, Physics – Working independently and consistently wanting to improve work. Jake Tyler, Chemistry – Working with detail and accuracy

Robot Wars

The Prince’s Trust organised a two-day “Robot Wars” event with some of our students.

The event began with students meeting John Findlay, founder and owner of ‘Roaming Robots’ the company behind the TV show ‘Robot Wars’. He even introduced them to the famous ‘Matilda’ robot!

The event was designed for students to improve teamwork, communication and designing skills with this unique project. By the end of the two days, each team had to produce a robot which then competed to fight the instructor’s robot.

The students worked really well together and thrived within the hands-on setting.