Infant School Achievement Assembly
Friday, March 3rd 2017
Junior School Achievement Assembly
Friday, March 3rd 2017
Alfred, “Why do we fall, sir?”
Batman, “So we can learn to pick ourselves up”
Under 9s v Fairfield (Away)
The children braved some arctic temperatures in their match against Fairfield Prep on February 9th. Our pupils dominated play in the first half and were very unlucky to go behind with a fortuitous deflection looping over the stranded goalkeeper and in under the bar. Fairfield were not in front for long, as George T broke free to power a shot past the opposition keeper and end the half all square at 1-1.
The second half saw Fairfield under immediate and persistent pressure from our players and sure enough the floodgates opened with some well taken goals from Joshua P (x2), George and Fletcher P within the first five minutes of the half. The match was as good as over and despite a minor lapse in concentration in defence, George added another two goals to seal an emphatic 7-2 victory. A very well deserved victory and all-round solid team performance.
Under 9s v The Elms (Away)
The Elms presented a much more challenging contest with a far quicker and physically strong team of players. Both sides were very evenly matched and had to work hard to keep possession on a tricky surface. Chances in the first half were scarce, with the opposition almost opening the scoring but ultimately firing wide of the target from range. Arun S skimmed the post directly from a corner but the score remained 0-0 at half time.
After a few tactical changes at half time, the team started positively but still found it difficult to create any clear-cut chances. The deadlock was almost broken after some great work down the left by Joshua P only for Fletcher P to shoot wide from a great position. At the other end, Millen R (who had commendably taken over in goal for the second half) did everything asked of him by keeping out a flurry of chances.
The deadlock was finally broken mid-way through the half when a quick counter-attack saw Sasmeet S through on goal. The keeper saved his initial shot but the plucky striker kept his composure to slot home at the second attempt.
The players did everything I asked of them, keeping their shape well, looking for space on the wings and battling for every ball. The energy levels were excellent (made all the more impressive by the fact we had agreed to play 8-a-side so had no substitutes to fall back on) and we saw the game out for a narrow but deserved 1-0 win. Special mentions should go to Verroshan A, Euan D, Fletcher P and Arun S for their defensive display in helping to keep a clean sheet and to George T for running his socks off through the whole match.
U9B vs Highfields (away) – 27.2.17
The under 9 B Team defeated Highfields 3 goals to 1 in a competitive encounter at their ground in Newark on Trent. Fred L opened the scoring on a difficult surface with a fine strike midway through the first half after some early pressure on the Highfields back line. Soon after, Nottingham were fortunate not to concede from a goalmouth scramble in which the defence threw themselves bravely in front of the ball before finally clearing their lines (and allowing Mr Crossland to breathe at last). Highfields also fired over the bar from a long range effort just before the half time whistle blew to end a scrappy first half with Nottingham leading by the single goal.
The second half saw several changes with Myal A and Saketh S replacing Isa S-K and Mandip L. Chances were few and far between until the Nottingham defence had a momentary lapse in concentration allowing Highfield’s striker to be unmarked in the box and fire in the equalizer.
In goal, Ethan C had a terrific game and made a couple of acrobatic saves, on one occasion stretching to palm an almost certain goal out of play. Following a corner at the other end that Highfields failed to clear, James B found a yard of space to connect well and put Nottingham 2-1 in front. As the game wore on, another well taken goal by James B extended the lead and effectively killed the game off Highfields didn’t threaten again and the game ended 3-1 at the final whistle.
Another super team performance with special mentions to James B and Fred L for their tireless running in midfield, Sam and Henry for such resolute defensive displays and Ethan C for his cat-like reflexes in goal.
Our B team defeated Fairfield 1-0. The match was incredibly close and our defence consisting of Marcus, Jacob and Aaron proved formidable, especially when supported by goalkeeper Harrison. Our goal was scored by Matthew B. It was an excellent team performance but a special mention must go to Jacob, Aman & Jack for their excellent passing and composure on the ball.
Our C team drew 0-0 with Fairfield. It was a closely fought match and both sides had opportunities to score, however their excellent goalkeeper proved hard to beat.
Also, congratulations to Alec S who was part of his U10 Saturday Team that have won U10’s Division 10 Football.
Well done to Esme W who has achieved Bronze & Silver in the FSK Karate Cup.
The U11A team : Joshua L, Jake G, Thomas B, Orlando B and Luca V finished 4th in the ‘A’ final of the Freestyle relays. They also won the ‘B’ final in the Medlay relays.
Our 11B team of: Alfie A, Rohan B, Taylor B and Harry E qualified for the ‘B’ finals in both the Medley and Freestyle relays, finishing 4th and 2nd respectively.
They were excellent ambassadors for the School and enjoyed spending the day with the U13 teams from NHS.
On Wednesday evening we held our NHIJS Teatime concert. What a wonderful evening it was! We heard over 50 pupils perform, both individually and in small ensembles, across the evening and all showed off their talents with confidence and musicality! Well done to everyone who participated!
It has been a fabulous week where we have seen an amazing array of talent on display! A record 121 pupils entered the Ingram Cup this year and there were 144 performances adjudicated in the heats! Everyone should feel very proud of their efforts. It’s going to be a close competition to win the Ingram Cup!!!
Ingram Cup Final results:
1st Tonkin’s – Jacob T–Piano
2nd Trease’s – Aarya S– Clarinet
3rd Ball’s – Ayaan P– Clarinet
1st Trease’s – Sahibdeep T– Violin
2nd Trease’s – Sasmeet S– Violin
3rd Tonkin’s – Ayotunde A– Euphonium
1st Trease’s – Alex B– Saxophone
2nd Hardy’s – William H– Piano
3rd Hardy’s – Phoebe F- Violin
1st Tonkin’s – William W– Piano
2nd Ball’s – Nathan C– Violin
3rd Tonkin’s – Jacob C- Violin
NHIJS’s pupils recently participated in the North & Midlands Chess Tournament held at the High School. Nottinghamshire A U11’s came 1st with 30 points and Nottinghamshire B U11’s came 2nd with 22 points, Northants who were third finished on 19½ points. In the U9’s section, Nottinghamshire A came second with 19 points, 3 behind the eventual winners and the Nottinghamshire B team came 5th with 10 points. Well done to all those who took place. NHIJS team players were Zayan B, James B, Robert G, Jacob C, Saahat S, Aman C, Dean S, Harry E and Harry G.
Students of the Week
Sam G – an unprompted act of kindness to help Mrs George, who was clearing a pupil’s dropped tray in the Dining Hall. Sam immediately came over & started to help clear the food with a napkin. Very kind.
Oli H – when Oli first joined the school he was not used to presenting to a large audience and found the experience incredibly difficult; however his growth mindset and determination to improve has resulted in an outstanding improvement, his growth has been so much that, he is one of our magnificent finalists in the poetry final.