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Junior School Achievement Assesmbly, 10th May 2013


Mathletics Gold Certificates:

Rohan:  1080

Kain:      1030

Daniel:  1080

Harry:    1030

Congratulations, boys!


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Ptolemy’s football team, Aspley Park FC, play in the Under 8’s Young Elizabethan League on a Sunday, and after coming runners up in the winter league were promoted to the next league for the spring season, in which they finished a brilliant 3rd!

Having only been playing since last summer, Ptolemy is justifiably very proud of his achievement as part of the team


We wished Archie good luck for this Saturday as he is representing himself and the school for 50m backstroke, at the National IAPS swimming finals at K2, Crawley. (Photograph to follow next week)


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William was awarded his Grade 1 (Distinction) for Piano. We had the pleasure of listening to him perform during the Ingram Cup.


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Charlie told us a little of his success in his rugby season before being presented with his medal.

Student of the Week.

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Patrick G-W was awarded Student of the Week due to the extra work he completed on his own initiative for the script for his group’s Dragons’ Den project.


Junior School Achievement Assembly, Friday 3rd May 2013

Junior School Achievement Assembly, Friday 3rd May 2013


There is a little bit of competition going on in Junior School between 4s and 5s regarding Mathletics.  We congratulated 4S a fortnight ago but it would seem that 5S are currently ranked 22nd in the world! Congratulations to 5s.

5S Mathletics

Gold certificates were awarded to the following pupils:

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Hassan:                 1019

Ethan:                   1050

Oliver M:             1000

Toby:                     1160

Oliver H:               1080

Alex:                      1110

Noah:                    1000.

In addition, awards this week for proficient mental maths went to:

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James, Sammy and Robert:         multiplication facts to 12

Ben:                                                       division facts to 12


The school is invited to participate in trials of new assessment test for the NfER, (National Foundation for Educational Research). It is quite an honour for us to be chosen to participate.

The following boys were awarded certificates to thank them for their part in the recent NfER trials:-

Akhilesh, Dhruv, Toby, Barnaby, Sebby, Achintya, Rohan, Vignesh, John, Alex, George and Noah.

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We are delighted to announce that, in the recent tournament, the Nottingham High team jointly won the trophy! We have to share with Fernwood as we drew 0-0 and had no extra time and no penalties.

The tournament began in March with a total of 16 teams in 2 groups.

It was a close match that could have gone either way. The boys gave 100% and can be very pleased with their performances throughout the tournament, and during the final in particular. Fernwood are always a strong team and to have won 1, drawn 2 against them this season is a great achievement.

Well done to all and to Coach Shaw!



Isaac was presented with a plethora of medals for his swimming achievements in a recent gala:

Novice Breaststroke       1st

Novice Butterfly               1st

Novice                                  2nd

Novice Backstroke           3rd

Novice Freestyle


National Swimming Championships for Primary Schools

On Friday 26th, five Junior school boys Archie, Mark, Sammy, Ben N and Ben W) set off with Mrs Whittamore to participate in the ESSA (English Schools Swimming Association) National Swimming Championships for Primary Schools, regional heats. There were 10 other schools participating.

In the medley relay, Archie, Sammy, Ben N and Mark swam exceedingly well and came first in their heat. Then in the medley final we were delighted to achieve first overall, winning the trophy for fastest medley team in the East Midlands on the night and we qualified to represent the Midlands at the National Finals in Sheffield.

In the freestyle relay Archie, Sammy, Ben W and Mark came first in the heat and qualified for the fastest eight schools.  In the Final, they won the trophy for being the fastest freestyle team in the East Midlands and giving us a place in the National finals.

All five of the boys will be going to represent the East Midlands at the National finals of the Primary Schools’ Championships at Sheffield Ponds Forge on Saturday 15th June. Well done boys! So proud of you all!

Mark S was able to share his excellent report with us.

swim relay team

Cricket: Cricket Under 9s Results from Barlborogh Hall Festival

NHJS 247:            Mylinhurst 204

Reeshav bowled a wicket maiden. The pair of Rohan Sh. and Adi M. scored 25 from 6 balls.

Westbourne School 205:               NHJS 258

Neel and Rohan Sh. both bowled a wicket maiden. Reeshav and Joseph P. 12 scored Adi and Rohan Sh. 26 scored in 6 balls. Adi was very alert behind the stumps to get a very good stumping!

St Peter and Paul 194:    NHJS 234

Joseph P. achieved 2 wickets for 4 runs in 6 balls. Jai V. produced a great run out; he aimed at and hit one stump. Neel and Rohan Sha. scored 19 off six balls .

BHS 206:              NHJS 237

Reeshav bowled a  maiden over. Neel and Rohan Sha. scored 12 Adi and Rohan Sh. scored 15 runs off six balls. Joshua S. was very good as wicket keeper.

A fantastic performance in all matches with good calling and running between the wickets and a good team spirit. It was a very enjoyable afternoon /evening of cricket. Well done to all!


At a time when many young people do not need to walk very far, I was delighted to mention Yousef who completed around 160km walk over Easter from Augsburg to Freessen, Southern Germany. Quite an achievement!

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Oliver was presented with his certificate from Ilkeston Rugby Union Football Club. His team won the Plate in the U8’s Tournaments.



We had exciting news about Finn again this week, as he won overall gymnast of the year at his other gym club, (Long Eaton Sports Acro), this time for sports acrobatics

Finn Gymnastics 2

Student of the Week.

Charan – for self-motivation, rising to the challenge of SATs and adapting his work ethic!