Monthly Archives: December 2012

Mr Earnshaw’s Final Achievement Assembly @ NHJS :(

In what was my last ever Achievement Assembly at NHJS, we certainly started on a good note by having a ‘dance off’ to Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses to get us in the mood for what laid ahead.

I don’t know who enjoyed it more-the boys or me!

We had a lot to celebrate and it was a lovely way to wrap things up before we break up for Christmas next Wednesday.


Rohan, Ben, Luca, Oliver and Rishav know all the multiplication and division facts of the 2, 5 & 10 times tables by heart.

Daniel for knowing all the division facts of the 6, 7 & 8 times tables by heart.

Harry, Arsh and Alex for knowing all the multiplication and division facts of the 6, 7 & 8 times tables by heart.

Adam and Rohan for knowing all the multiplication and division facts of the 3, 4 & 11 times tables by heart.

Vignesh for knowing all the multiplication facts to 12×12 by heart using decimals!


Oscar brought in two medals today, one for the ‘most improved points’ and the other for the ‘best game’ in the East Midlands Grand Prix in the U8 Group. Rohan also had a trophy (runner up-U10) and medal (most improved points) from the same meet.

We also gave out trophies and medals to the following boys:

Problem Solving

Razeen & Alex-NHJS Problem Solving Champions (trophy)

2nd Place Reeshav (medal)

3rd Place Eduardo (medal)

Autumn Term Match-Play Competition

A Group

James- Champion (trophy)

2nd Place Reeshav & Razeen (medals)

B Group

Viraj- Champion (trophy)

2nd Place Ben, Hassan & Euan(medals)


Congratulations go to Arrandeep in reaching Yellow belt status last weekend.


Harry passed his ABRSM Prep Test on the piano-well done!


Following the Winter 2012 tennis programme at David Lloyd, Zak showed us his medal and certificate (Red Level 1) along with Charlie who also had a medal for us at to see (Red Level 2).

Great smiles boys!

Cross Country

The cross country team finished with Silver medals on Saturday after the third and final race of the county league. They did superb again and a credit to the school.

Sammy 4th

Sebby 5th

Ben 14th

Oliver 17th

James 18th


On Tuesday 11th December, 2012 the U9s, 10s and 11s A and B teams represented Nottingham High Junior School at a swimming gala at home against QEGS Wakefield. This was our first fixture of the season and the boys were ready to go for it!

There were quite a few last minute changes to the teams due to illness but boys were keen to stand in and even in some cases swim up an age group so that the gala could go ahead.

The gala started with the medley relays in all age groups and it was easy to see that this was going to be a tough gala against some very strong opposition. The boys rose to the occasion by swimming their hardest in the individual events and then swimming their absolute best in the freestyle relays at the end.

The boys were a real credit to themselves and the school. Our U10s won their age group but overall QEGS had the upper hand and came first in the U9 and U11 sections and had the highest score overall.






































Overall   Position





Our boys showed great sportsmanship and should be proud of how they conducted themselves both in and out of the pool.

Many thanks to the parents for supporting us on the balcony and all the staff and helpers involved in ensuring that the gala ran so smoothly and successfully.

Mrs H.J.Whittamore

Student of the Week goes to Ben for swimming up an age group during the QEGS gala with great aplomb.

A special thank you goes to Angus for taking the photographs today-you did a sterling job!

Achievement Assembly@NHJS-Friday 7th December 2012

This week’s highlight was our trip to the Arches Project, following our fantastic response to our Eco-Council’s plea for toys.

We collected toys, games and jigsaw puzzles so that they could be given to the children of needy families at Christmas.

Dr Hanslo and I had the pleasure of the Year 6 Eco-Councillors’ company during our visit. We were all impressed with the scale of the operation as we looked around the complex!

As a special reward for bringing in the items listed above, we shall be holding a non-uniform day on Thursday 13th December.

We began our achievement on a similar theme…

Children in Need

We have finally counted the last pennies from the ‘Wear Some Spots’ Day on November 16th and we have managed to raise £231.64.

Thank you boys!

JDRF Competition

Well done Daniel for winning the ‘guess the carbohydrates in the jar of sweets’ competition. Daniel must have an eye for this; his guess was 533, with the answer being 536!

Alex, Alastair and Sebby won runner up prizes.

Congratulations also go to Jack for organising the competition, which in the process raised £100.29.


Back on familiar territory, the following boys were presented with various mathematics certificates:

Oliver, Josh, Oscar, Alex, Vijay, Joseph and Cole for knowing all the multiplication and division facts of the 2, 5 & 10 times tables by heart

Milad for knowing all the multiplication and division facts of the 6, 7 & 8 times tables by heart

Oli and Hugo for knowing all the multiplication facts to 12×12 by heart

Simon and Joe for knowing all the division facts to 12×12 by heart


Miss Walster was delighted with the recent MFL assessments based on ‘Spanish Greetings’ in Y3, ‘My School’ in Y4 and ‘My Body’ in Y5&6.

Anand, Patrick, Gabe, Razeen and Rishav did exceptionally well, with Amun, Viraj, William, Imran, Ismail, Rohan and Saif all scoring 100%.

House Points

Currently we have Hardy’s House leading the way on 9,830. It was great to see three boys collect their bronze award certificates for 300 House Points. Well done to Archie, Frazer and Vignesh.

Congratulations also go the following boys for gaining the highest number of House Points over the last House Point Fortnight.

Ball’s-Alex & Frazer with 71 House Points

Hardy’s-Joshua with with 71 House Points

Tonkin’s-Razeen with 101 House Points

Trease’s-Henry with 73 House Points


Milad brought in his ABRSM certificate for his Grade 2 Piano, passing with distinction.


Viraj brought in his swimming trophy having come 3rd in the Boys 8/9 25m breaststroke in the Club Championship last weekenend.


Harry brought in his black belt from the LBMA for us to all marvel at!

This is an incredible achievement for a 10 year old boy-CONGRATULATIONS!

I really like the action shots!

Student of the Week goes to Mark for putting an incredible amount of effort into his homework, especially in Mathematics and History.

And finally…

Please could I ask if all boys’ personal items are labeled. We have a vast quantity of lost property that we are unable to repatriate, as can be seen from the photographs.

Any items left over at the end of term will be donated to charity.