Monthly Archives: October 2012

Achievement Assembly @ NHJS Friday 12th October

This week has been quite an eventful week to say the least!

Today we had the task of lining the boys from each section of the High School in height order ready to take a photograph of the whole school community as part of Nottingham High School’s 500th anniversary.

Parents – if you pre-order your copy of the school photo before midnight on Sunday, 14th October you will receive a 10% discount. Please check your emails for further details.

Speaking of photographs, the eight House Captains and I were invited to the grand opening of the new Sainsbury’s Local on Wednesday and we were delighted to see ourselves in the Nottingham Evening Post along with Mr Fear (Senior Headmaster) and Mrs Cummings (Lovell Headteacher).

You can see that our House Captains managed to get their hands on a genuine Paralympic torch. They also received a goodie bag, as did the boys from Lovell House.

In terms of achievement assembly, it seems quite apt that we put in a sporty mood with our trip round the corner to Sainsbury’s with the opportunity to hold a Paralympic torch, as today’s Achievement Assembly focused on our results in both Cross Country and Football.

U8-11 Cross Country at QEGS Wakefield

We have yet to receive a full set of results, but our boys ran really well, some of whom ran for the first time for NHJS.

Here are the edited highlights…

Year 3

Isaac 1st

Alex 2nd

Year 3 Team-3rd place 

Year 4

Harry 5th

Thomas 12th

Year 5

Sammy 3rd

Yousef 4th

Y5 Team-1st place 

Year 6

Sebby 3rd

James 9th

NHJS Overall Team Position-3rd

Football Results

Monday 8th October

U10 vs. Grosvenor (home)          Won      10-0

U11B vs. Grosvenor (home)        Lost        5-3

U11A vs. Walter Halls Primary School (away)       Won      3-1

Wednesday 10th October

U10 A vs. Foremarke (away)       Lost        4-3

U10 B vs. Foremarke (away)       Won      12-1

U11 vs. Foremarke (away)           Lost        6-0

Will also brought in his trophy for being Man of the Match for his team ‘Edwalton Cavaliers’.

Chess Results

Thursday 11th October

U11 vs. Ranby House (away)       Won 14-0


Milad brought in his trophy today as he came in 2nd place in the 25m freestyle event at the 2012 Club Championships.

On to more familiar territory, Edward collected his certificate for knowing all the multiplication facts up to 12×12 by heart.

Book Day


Ben and Joseph collected their prizes from last week’s competition (see last week’s blog for further details).

School Council

The following boys have been appointed as School Council Representatives for 2012-13:

3M                      Joseph

3W                      Oscar

4C                        Imran

4S                        Adnan

5A                        Yousef

5S                        Fahad

6G                       Harry

6L                         Toby

6S                        Achintya

I’m sure that the boys will wear their badges with honour.

Student of the Week this week was Alexander for always having a positive outlook.

And finally…

Good luck to Mr Jones who will be running in the Liverpool Marathon on Sunday.

Achievement Assembly @ NHJS Friday 5th October

As you can see from the photographs in today’s blog, we had quite an entertaining achievement assembly to say the least! As part of Book Week, Mrs Slater (English HOD), invited all of the boys to dress up as the person who is their hero or heroine.

The staff also took part and sported some amazing costumes. You can see two of our staff heroes in The Nottingham Evening Post tonight, along with a selection of boys dressed up as their heroes!

Mrs Slater judged the costumes after a parade at morning break and the prizes for the most original costumes are as follows:

Prize Winners on ‘Heroes and Heroines’ day, Friday 5th October 2012

3M – Arrandeep                                                               Neil Armstrong

3W – Ethan                                                                         Sir Isaac Newton

4C –  Joseph                                                                        Bradley Wiggins

Joseph had cycled off to be at the Cross Country race at Wakefield  before I could take his picture!

4S –  Amun                                                                          Roald Amundsen

5A –  David                                                                           Albert Einstein

5S – Eoin                                                                              Julius Caesar

6S – Achintya                                                                     Martin Luther King

6L  – Ben                                                                             SAS Commando

6G – Ben                                                                              Harry Hill

Overall prize          Oscar Marshall, 3W             Oscar Pistorius

Oscar also brought in his Ice Hockey trophy for us all to see, so he really is a blade runner!

As you can see from the photographs above the boys really did go the extra mile-well done!

Achievement Assembly…


Saif in Year 3 collected his certificate for knowing the x2, x5 & x 10 multiplication facts by heart.

In case you are wondering I chose to come in as Sir Edmund Hillary

James, Dhruv, Patrick and David came home victorious yesterday afternoon, having won the inaugural Year 6 Maths Challenge at Dagfa House. Well done boys!


Faramir, aka Dan picked up his Bronze foil award-let’s hope he’s ready for any Orcs on the loose!


Following the recent successful Y5 trip to Normandy, the following boys received prizes for the effort they had put into their workbooks whilst away on the trip.

Congratulations go to Yousef, Gabe, Tom Joshua and Razeen.


Rohan brought in his medal to show everyone for winning the David Lloyd U9 Tennis competition last Sunday.

Nottingham Half Marathon

Another first for our achievement assembly, as I presented Batman aka Mr Caldwell with his medal for running the half marathon in 1 hour 27 minutes and 16 seconds finishing 180th out of the 6,607 runners. His target was 1 hour 30 mins, so he was chuffed to beat it as you can see from the photograph.

Congratulations also go to Oliver and Isaac who both completed the mini marathon.


Our U11’s played two matches against Grangemount on Monday 1st October where we drew our first match 1-1 and lost our final match 3-1.

Student of the week…

Goes to Will for being the first student to attain 10 ‘stickers’ in the back of his home school diary. He is the first student to receive a merit certificate at NHJS this academic year. Congratulations Will!

Stickers awarded for displaying positive behaviour by all members of staff. Pupils stick them on the grid in their diary. Once they have received ten stickers, they are asked to see the Headmaster for a certificate who will then allocate ten housepoints to their on-going total.