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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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:
Please remember these are your results and as such we can not hand them to anybody else without express permission from you.
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:
|O DONNELL Natalie|
|COCA ROCHA Roger|
|COCA ROCHA Kevin Daniel|
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|
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.