Monthly Archives: February 2013

Achievement Assembly 15th February

Achievement Assembly – 15th February

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing comp

One of the unexpected pleasures you get from doing Achievement Assembly is seeing the range of skills and talents some of our boys possess. We began our award presentations with Rock Climbing. It was nice to hear from David what he had to do to achieve his Level 3 Rock Climbing award.


More boys accomplished their Gold Standard in Mathletics. Well done boys.



Our School were involved in sporting action this week. Monday saw us play Grosvenor School at rugby.


Grosvenor 20, NHJS 65.

Try scorers:

S. King x 6

O. Brenchley x 4

T. Picker x 3

In freezing cold conditions the game started strongly for NHJS with Sammy scoring 2 quick tries by running  into open space . The forwards for Grosvenor started to take a bit of a grip on the game though, counter rucking very well and taking the ball away from NHJS. In the second half Thomas and James in particular really picked up their game at the breakdown,  contesting strongly at the ruck and maul. In the end NHJS had too many strong runners, with Oliver and Sammy running around the space on the outside, whilst Thomas drove to the try line through the middle. It was a mixed game defensively for NHJS with too many half attempts at tackles and backing away from Grosvenor’s bigger stronger runners. This was not the case though for James  who made two of the biggest tackles ever witnessed, shaking the opposition down to their core whilst creating a thud so loud it could be heard for miles around! It was an outstanding display of bravery, confidence and tackling technique which has set a very high defensive standard for the rest to follow.

Players’ Man of the Match:

James  and Oliver  (received 3 votes each).

Manager’s Man of the Match:

Oliver  for a superb blend of attacking play (4 tries), and consistently effective tackling throughout the match.

My thanks to Mr Baker for a very illustrative report.


IAPS Swimming regional rounds held at Warwick.

On Tuesday , Mrs Whittamore took nine NHJS boys to represent the school in the regional rounds of a national swimming competition for independent schools. This year’s closest regional round was held at Warwick Prep School. There are several regional rounds held all around the country . The top 16 fastest swimmers qualify for  the individual finals and the top 12 relay teams are selected for the national IAPS Finals at K2, Crawley. There were five schools taking part in the Warwick round but the boys knew that it was all against the stopwatch. All of the boys swam exceedingly well and should be proud of their efforts in the face of strong competition.  It was a pleasure to take all nine boys on the trip.

Report by Mrs Whittamore

Senior School Joint Creative Writing Competition 

Our children took part in a Senior School Joint Creative Writing Competition  and our boys did really well. It was the first time we had been involved in such a whole school venture of this kind. The pupils had to write on the theme of A Winter’s Wonderland.

Joint Creative Write Comp


Year 6

1st Place Vignesh Bhanu

2nd Place Dhruv Gupta

=3rd Place Barnaby McNamara and Achintya Dixit

Year 5

1st Place Eoin Byrne

2nd Place Arsh Dhange

3rd Place Abhishek Sama

Year 4

1st Place Hugo Bonney

2nd Place Reeshav Mukherjee

3rd Place Adnan Baig

Year 3

1st Place Edwin Picardo

2nd Place Finn Dineen

3rd Place Jake Douglas

Well done to all.

Student of the Week: 

Student James comp



James for his thunderous tackling in rugby.






Achievement Assembly Friday 8th February


At our weekly Achievement Assembly we awarded reading tokens and book markers from last term to Harry, Toby and Nihit.



A great deal more boys are reaching the Gold Standard in Mathletic and they were awarded their certificates. Well done boys.


We finally beat the weather this week to take part in some rugby and hockey fixtures.  It had been a long wait.

The results were as follows:


Drew 1 Lost 3


U11 against Birkdale

A Team Lost 31-0

B Team Lost 20-12

Swimming Results

In a swimming gala against the Girls’ High School the results were:

1st NHJS A-56pts

2nd NGHS A-32 pts

3rdNHJS B-31 pts

4th NGHS B

It was a great afternoon and some good swimming was witnessed. See the report on our Junior School Sports’ pages of the School  website.




We entered two team at Under 9 and three teams at U11s in the National Primary Schools Chess Team Championships Heats in Birmingham. My thanks go to all the helpers and the parents who transported their children to the event.

The results were very pleasing as all teams qualified for the Semi Finals.


See more detailed results on our Website.

House Awards

Fifty boys received their Bronze and Silver Certificates and their names were read out in Assembly. Very well done boys.


Student of the Week.

Our student of the week was Nirajan Muthuswamy for his exceptional effort in School.




Achievement Assembly @ NHJS Friday 1st February

Well done to Thomas for being awarded the Tom Palmer trophy for his rugby kicking skills during the author Tom Palmer’s visit yesterday!


The boys above were awarded certificates for their knowledge of times tables and division facts.

There were also several boys who have achieved their Mathletics

Gold Award this week.


Well done to Neel, Rohan, Rohan, and Josh for their achievement in the recent competition at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

Student of the Week:

Colin was named our ‘Student of the Week’ for the outstanding effort he has put into his classwork this week.