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MEET THE HEAD: West Hatch High School Headteacher Frances Howarth gives her Easter welcome message for the sixth edition of the West Hatch High School e-newsletter.
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National Healthy School Award: West Hatch has been presented with a National Healthy School Award. Catering Manager Mrs Lea Smith (pictured right) and PSEC Co-ordinator Ms Louise Hiscott received the award at a ceremony in Chelmsford. Head Teacher Frances Howarth said: "I am pleased for, and proud of, everyone who has worked towards us gaining this award. I feel the phrase 'Healthy School' encapsulates all that we stand for at West Hatch - reflecting the wider ethos of a place that provides a safe and secure environment for youngsters, helping them to develop models of healthy living for later in life."

 

 
Dance Show - A Tale of the Haunted House
For a slideshow of pictures from the opening night CLICK HERE

Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge

Social Media and the changing face of football will be highlighted by two students in the area final of the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge. Year 10 students Jake Groce and Joseph Mulvihill-Young were chosen from six finalists to represent the school in the annual competition.

 
VIDEO: To watch an interview with Jake Groce CLICK HERE


Gresham College Public Speaking: Year 10 student Joe Mulvihill-Young was Highly Commended for his delivery of 'The Beautiful Ugly Game' at the Gresham College Worshipful Company of Educators Public Speaking Competition. Joe impressed judges with his passion while a speech entitled 'Not so social media', delivered by fellow Year 10 student Jake Groce, was received with cheers as he challenged the audience to think about priorities in their social media use.
To read the media release CLICK HERE
First Give Project: Year 8 students gave presentations on their chosen causes in the final of the school’s First Give competition. Nine teams spoke on their favoured charities before an audience and judges who awarded the St Clare Hospice team - Macie Thorne, Abigail Holmes-Bright, Taila Black, Rebecca Wallis and Maddie Fitch - the £1,000 first prize.
To read the media release CLICK HERE
To watch a video of the winning team CLICK HERE
For pictures CLICK HERE



Camps International Bike Ride: Five staff are preparing for a 300-mile sponsored cycle ride to raise money for a Camps International school trip to Borneo next year.
Head of House Steve Windsor and Geography teacher Ellen Scott speak about the ‘West Hatch to West Hatch’ bike ride.
 
To watch the video CLICK HERE
To read the media release CLICK HERE
SIXTH FORM NEWS
Applications are still being accepted for some courses. Please apply to the Sixth Form Administrator via the Sixth Form website CLICK HERE
Year 12 University information evening: Earlier this month around 80 Year 12 students and their parents attended an information evening dedicated to explaining the programme of Higher Education opportunities and events available for them to access. 
Goldsmiths, University of London
To read the full article CLICK HERE
Head Boy and Head Girl Elections
Congratulations to Billy Harris and Georgia Roth who have been elected Head Boy and Head Girl
Pictured are election candidates Georgia Roth, Billy Harris, Kerem Aktas, Olivia Doherty, Daniel Cuzneac and Rhiannon Gallery, and current Head Boy Sharaf Shiekha and Head Girl Gemma Curtiss
Head Boy Sharaf Shiekha and Head Girl Gemma Curtiss reflect on their year.
To read their full article CLICK HERE


Elevate Education - revision tips: From the revision session I had the chance to sit on, I gained many tips and helpful guidance on how I could manage my revision better...
To read the full article by Anoushka Sharma (Year 12) CLICK HERE
ALUMNI NEWS
Kwame is flying high: Kwame Yeboah is an outstanding sportsman (England basketball), a superb pianist (having recently gained Grade 8) and organist - and now pilot. Kwame is pictured with his instructor after completing his first solo flight.


Kwame is pictured wearing his England basketball shirt
Youth Council Cup: Ex-student Malachi Fontenelle, who is now studying engineering at Southend College, is one of four Epping Forest Youth Council members to receive this year's Youth Council Cup presented annually in recognition of their commitment to the youth council. Malachi is a keen scout and contributes to community events such as local town shows. He volunteers with the City of London and with the special needs adventure playground charity ELHAP.
​Malachi Fontenelle is pictured with Alderman Gordon Haines, Chairman, Epping Forest and Commons, City of London Corporation, and Mrs Caroline Haines, Marketing Manager, West Hatch High School, at the civic awards presentations at Gilwell Park
Are you an ex-West Hatch student who would like to celebrate your latest achievement? If so, please CLICK HERE and sign up to our Alumni network
Readathon: Students at West Hatch High School, Chigwell, are taking part in a sponsored Readathon to raise money for various charities. The fundraising challenge, launched on World Book Day, was offered to all Year 7 and 8 students. Each participating pupil is sponsored for each book they read with the money raised going to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, Together for Short Lives and CLIC Sargent charity for children with cancer.

* An update on the Readathon fundraising will be featured in the next e-newsletter.
To watch a video interview with the girls CLICK HERE
To read the media release CLICK HERE
Royal Albert Hall performance: West Hatch students performed at the Royal Albert Hall at the invitation of the Redbridge Music Festival. Head Teacher Frances Howarth said: "We are very proud of the students."
SPORTS NEWS
Ski trip: The 2016 ski trip was the fifth and last organised by Ray Flowers. Having been to the USA for the past four years, Alagna in Italy was his chosen destination for 2016. There was record interest with more than 200 parents and students attending the initial meeting last March and 79 students and nine members of staff making the final journey.
The party, travelling in two groups, set off via Germany, arriving at the Mritillo Rosso hotel in Alagna.

 
To read the full article CLICK HERE


Top of the class: Gold medal winner George Turner (Year 13 BTEC Sport)
Ski Trip
Boy and Girl of the Tour: Rhys Maslen (Year 13) and Brooke Harris (Year 11) were voted Boy and Girl of the Tour by staff and fellow students.

 
To watch a video interview with Rhys, Brooke and Head of PE Ray Flowers CLICK HERE
Rugby selection: Congratulations to Year 8 students Brandon Smith (pictured below) and Dylan West who have been chosen for Essex Rugby/DPP for Saracens. The DPP is the Development Player Programme for Saracens who are working within Essex Rugby.
Velodrome: Sixteen staff experienced the Velodrome at the Olympic Park, Stratford. Head of House Steve Windsor said: "Well done to Mr Rob Tester (pictured below, right) who won the 'Flying Lap' again, although at a slightly slower time than last year!"
HOUSES

Please visit the homepage of the school website for information about recent competitions, upcoming events and running totals. House Competition videos are on the school's YouTube channel
For updates on inter-house sports competitions CLICK HERE

Football coaching: Awayday Football is offering football coaching led by West Ham legends Martin Allen, Stuart Slater and Tony Cottee this June half-term.

 
For more details CLICK HERE
Half-term activities: The Papworth Trust is holding youth club and holiday club activities over the Easter holiday.
For details of sessions in Loughton and elsewhere in Essex CLICK HERE
Redbridge Cycling Centre: Various courses are being held at Redbridge Cycling Centre over the Easter holiday.
For more details CLICK HERE
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