Achievement Assembly – 15th February
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.
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.
1st Place Vignesh Bhanu
2nd Place Dhruv Gupta
=3rd Place Barnaby McNamara and Achintya Dixit
1st Place Eoin Byrne
2nd Place Arsh Dhange
3rd Place Abhishek Sama
1st Place Hugo Bonney
2nd Place Reeshav Mukherjee
3rd Place Adnan Baig
1st Place Edwin Picardo
2nd Place Finn Dineen
3rd Place Jake Douglas
Well done to all.
Student of the Week:
James for his thunderous tackling in rugby.