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MEET THE HEAD: Headteacher Frances Howarth gives her welcome message for the February 2017 edition of the West Hatch High School e-newsletter.
 
To watch the video CLICK HERE
NEWSFLASH: Thirty students from Years 10 and 11 took part in a UKMT Maths Challenge from the University of Leeds. The challenge consisted of 25 multiple choice questions designed to stimulate interest in maths. GCSE Maths student Eric Chen said: "I think I may have got one wrong!”
SIXTH FORM NEWS
Hatching Out: To read the special Sixth Form edition of our Hatching Out supplement which appeared in the Epping Forest Guardian click on the links

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Our Sixth Form offers the West Hatch Honours Programme - a unique two-year study programme with the University of Oxford (Hertford College) which offers professional visits and workshops, mentoring from livery companies and universities, guest speakers, practice interviews and an outstanding programme of support for UCAS and Russell Group Universities - and the Extended Project qualification that shows evidence of planning, preparation and research. In the first few weeks of December visiting speakers have run Pathways sessions for students on careers in Business, Finance and Accountancy as well as in Medicine. Ms Justine Williams, our Pathways Co-ordinator, said: “We are thrilled that external organisations such as the Worshipful Company of Educators are prepared to give of their time in adding value to our students' experience.”
For more information and contact details CLICK HERE
Your future is important to us: Students are at the core of everything we do. We are renowned for our extensive, well established A-Level and vocational courses and our excellent reputation for helping external students settle and thrive. 
To read the full article CLICK HERE
Sixth Form applications: If you are a potential Sixth Form student who has missed the January deadline for making an application please contact Sixth Form Administrator Karen Moore by emailing kmoore@westhatch.essex.sch.uk 

Update on 2017 Year 13 University offers: West Hatch High School is very proud of its success in placing virtually all A-Level students at their Universities of first choice. 
To read the full article CLICK HERE
Geography trip: Year 13 Geography A-Level students visited UCL in early 2017 to gain an insight into what studying the subject at University would involve. West Hatch High School runs a series of such visits for most subjects offered in its AL programme.
ALUMNI NEWS
Lucy Mumford: 'In Memoriam': We are extremely sad to announce that Lucy Mumford, an alumni of West Hatch (2012-2013), tragically passed away in her University Hall of Residence a few weeks ago. All at West Hatch remember her as a lovely, friendly girl and a talented dancer studying Art, Media, Drama & Performing Arts at AS-Level. We send our sympathy to Lucy's family and friends.
A Just Giving site has been set up by friends of Lucy's mum, Carole, to help pay for Lucy's funeral which is at Forest Park Crematorium, Hainault, at noon on Monday, February 13.
If you wish to donate please 
CLICK HERE

 
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
Nadiyah Chaudhri: ‘In Memoriam’: After a long illness and many operations, Year 12 student Nadiyah Chaudhri, who had been at West Hatch since Year 7, has very sadly passed away. Her funeral was on February 7. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.
Revision advice for Year 11 students: All parents have received information regarding student revision via the Headteacher’s Parent Mail newsletter. Please help us help students!
To read Mr Sinfield's letter and revision advice CLICK HERE
To download a revision timetable CLICK HERE
To download a blank timetable to complete CLICK HERE
Robotics trip: Students in Year 9 have taken part in the Essex Regional VEX IQ Robotics Challenge in Colchester. Students built and programmed a robot and then competed with and against other Essex schools. The team ranked in the top five but unfortunately missed out on the overall top spot. The students are all involved with the STEM stream of West Hatch's Honours Programme; aimed at challenging and inspiring the top performing students. This is the first time West Hatch had competed and they performed very well. All the students enjoyed the day and the experience of competing against other schools. One student, although disappointed, said maturely: "It's not the winning but taking part which counts." Another student, Josh Martin, said: "It was a truly awesome experience." Students who attended were Kajan Amaran, Emily Cook, Amy Fitch, Josh Martin, Denys Nunez, Aaishah Qasim, Larni Shulton, Fiona Sylejmani, Macie Thorne and Jodie Verghese.
Holocaust Memorial Day: Staff and students marked Holocaust Memorial Day. A number of events revolving around the theme:'How can life go on?’ were held throughout the week.
To read our media release CLICK HERE



First Give gets underway: A representative from First Give gave an assembly to Year 8 students.
To read our media release CLICK HERE



WhyNotLangs@Cambridge visit: Year 8 and 9 students have been encouraged to consider studying Languages at GCSE and University by attending a taster day at Downing College, Cambridge.
To read our media release CLICK HERE
Jack Petchey awards: Congratulations to our Jack Petchey Award winners for January and February.
January - Aaron Clements (Year 8): nominated for his great leadership qualities in both his sporting activities and his dealings with others. He performed a very important public speaking engagement for the Head Teacher alongside working hard in his lessons and playing in countless sports teams at school, district and national level. A real all-rounder.


February - Hannah Kourtaa (Year 9): nominated for her mature approach, positive personality and ability to engage with other students at a motivation conference where she was a credit to the school.

​Nominated for award: ​​Year 9 student Arjun Kuhaendran has been invited to Epping Forest District Council's Civic Awards Dinner at the Marriott Hotel, Waltham Abbey, on Friday, March 17. The awards celebrate special achievement in the Epping Forest district. Arjun is among the nominations for the Young Citizen of the Year Award for his work as a Charity Ambassador.

Arjun (back row, second from left) is pictured with the Christmas concert raffle

 
Charity newsflash: The West Hatch High School Christmas Jumper Day raised the fantastic total of £915.

Careersfest 2017: Students were among the young people from Epping Forest schools invited to the annual Epping Forest Careersfest held at Epping Forest College.
To read our media release CLICK HERE
SPORTS NEWS


Netball: The Under-19s are through to the semi-finals of the Essex Cup after wins against Brentwood (28-14) and King John School (23-22). Meanwhile the Under-14s have reached the quarter-finals of the Essex Cup after a gripping game against Colchester County High School. 

 
Rugby: The U14s will meet Hall Mead in the semi-final of the Essex Cup after a 41-0 quarter-final victory over King John School. The boys put in a solid performance with tries from Mason Williams, Andrew Jones, Dylan West, Man of the Match Harry Turner and Callum McEvoy. Harry played a mature game and made all the correct decisions. Mr Calver said: "A massive congratulations to the boys for their efforts." The next round will be played after half-term. 
HOUSES

For all Inter House results click on the Houses link below.
For updates on all Inter House competitions CLICK HERE
ADVANCE WARNING: The Dance Show will be held on March 28-30. Further details will be featured on the school's main Twitter feed @WestHatchHigh1
Students rehearsing for this year's Dance Show and (below) some pictures from last year's show
SAVE THE DATE: Chigwell May Fayre on the Green is on May Day Bank Holiday Monday (May 1). Free entry. A community day of fun and entertainment for all the family. Further details will be included in future e-newsletters and on Twitter @WestHatchHigh1

U.First activities: For a programme of forthcoming activities CLICK HERE

For information about U.First CLICK HERE

Essex Volunteer Police Cadets: For information about the role of an Essex Volunteer Police Cadet and how to apply CLICK HERE
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