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31/01/24

Our first cohort to talk future aspirations with our guests are Year 9. pic.twitter.com/0evKYXQWej

31/01/24

Getting ready for our Careers Fair this morning with some amazing visitors ready to speak to our students pic.twitter.com/u6vvMl8849

19/01/24

Not for the faint hearted! Year 13 Psychology students got all practical today as they dissected sheep's brains. Why? This was to support their revision of the parts of the brain for the Biopsychology. pic.twitter.com/1AW8mvTfkI

12/01/24

Crochet enrichment - just some of the amazing work being created by our students. pic.twitter.com/qvko8lgXFl

08/01/24

We are consulting on our Admissions Policy for 2025-2026. For further information, please see the enclosed link.https://t.co/bYSmRL9rgc pic.twitter.com/pgWd7bOW8j

19/12/23

Exploring the wonders of biology during a sixth form taster day yesterday – students fully engaged in the fascinating world of kidney dissection! 🧪🔬 " pic.twitter.com/uQ58IJrJrh

19/12/23

We are consulting on our Admissions Policy for 2025-2026. For further information, please see the enclosed link.https://t.co/bYSmRL9Z5K pic.twitter.com/iWcja3QhM5

12/12/23

Thank you to all the parents and students who braved the not so great weather to attend our apprenticeship information evening for Years 10-13. Thank you to our guest speakers from team. pic.twitter.com/5TM7f2UeAS

12/12/23

The motion argued was 'This house would ban advertising aimed at children'.The afternoon was well spent and students from both schools did well and enjoyed themselves. pic.twitter.com/DDo0a6vjBp

12/12/23

Last Friday, 15 students from came to HAO for the 2nd leg of debate training and competition. The students from HAO represented themselves well against the experienced and eloquent speakers of Bromley High School. pic.twitter.com/9kdl6XZJ7f

08/12/23

Final game of our ESFA group saw another rivalry, with HAO taking on in a tight, tense, up and down game. Claiming the top spot with a well fought 3-2 victory is…HAO. Onward to the knockout stages! pic.twitter.com/ySDC8ELw4s

04/12/23

Congratulations to Mr Stuchfield for growing what can only be described as a resplendent moustache for charity as part of “Movember”. pic.twitter.com/fHIhG3YIw9

24/11/23

1st round of the London Cup, saw Harris Orpington take on Harris Beckenham in a local rivalry. A good game with Harris Orpington claiming a 4-0 victory. pic.twitter.com/fa6koPG0l5

17/11/23

For more information on this cause, follow the link: https://t.co/g2lRaHkUHh

17/11/23

Mr Stuchfield is raising awareness for - 'I am bravely sporting a truly egregious moustache in front of 800 children every day'.This is the before picture - Lets check back in at the end of the month for a progress check.To donate: https://t.co/5Ys2Lc5DzD pic.twitter.com/XY03cCzZP7

17/11/23

And taking the time to explore the trenches…Mr Koubaa joined in too! pic.twitter.com/LdGndWzesy

17/11/23

Paying our respects at the Canadian memorial at Sanctuary wood pic.twitter.com/15mHUptGMQ

17/11/23

Yesterday was an early start for our avid historians! But they made it to Folkestone for the crossing over to Calais… pic.twitter.com/ovLLlMOzSG

14/11/23

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14/11/23

Thanks to those that attended this evening. It was great to see some alumni. pic.twitter.com/EkoEQw0bcd

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Returning to the Academy

We are absolutely delighted to welcome students back to the academy from Monday 8th March 2021.



To read the Welcome Back letter in full, please go here: https://bit.ly/3qhKdgj 

This is also available as a download at the bottom of this page.


Happy World Book Day!!! 

Who says you can't have fun in lockdown? 

Can you name the book, author, character and member of staff from the picture? 

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Calling all parents, carers, siblings and grandparents to join in on the fun and help to win your child's form group some golden tickets for our annual reading 'Charlie's Chocolate Challenge' 

Record your guesses using the link here: 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=iSUtagbWmk-rU04hqmtEXh-fZshe8JhPlsVPXCTUxBRUMTRJRENYSjA1V1E2SEw5MUpZU0hTUEExNC4u


Messages of thanks!

It was lovely to end half term with our Year 11 students thanking staff for all their hard-work this term:

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Reading Festival

In celebration of World Book Day and to create a love of reading, we will once again be holding a reading festival. This year’s theme is ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and form groups will go head-to-head to win the title of ‘Charlie’s Chocolate Challenge’ and enjoy a ‘Chocolate Banquet’ when we return to the Academy.

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Student projects from Design and Technology at Harris Orpington

This video takes you through some of the projects taught here at Harris Orpington. From Year 7, through to Year 10, looking at all sorts of topics in our curriculum. From perspective drawings and mechanical toys to Art Deco inspired mirrors and technical building challenges!

 


National Apprenticeship Show – 10th February 2021

Ms Boyd would like to make you aware of the National Apprenticeship Show. It is usually held in Milton Keynes but due to the current circumstances this year it has gone virtual. This gives more students the opportunity to attend.  It is on Wednesday 10th February 2021 and will be held between 11am and 6pm.

If your child is interested in gaining an apprenticeship in the future, it is a useful way to explore the different opportunities, including the different levels of apprenticeship and the companies that offer them.

Students have been asked to attend after their lessons for the day have finished. You will need to pre-register here https://nas.vfairs.com/ and then sign in after 11am on the 10th February.

I hope that you find some useful information to further your child’s understanding of apprenticeships and the world of work.


English Competitions

The English department will be running extra-curricular competitions for students each week. 

Congratulations to this week's Creative Writing Competition winner, Kiera F in Year 11, for writing a brilliant poem with the opening line "In 2021, I will...". See a short extract from Kiera's poem here! 

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Another week and another chance to get creative! This week, the English department are challenging you to create a persuasive advert for your dream Candy or Chocolate Bar! It can be a poster or script to a TV advert. See below for details...we cannot wait to read your entries! 

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Lockdown Legends

Here is our second Lockdown Legend video, well done to these students who have absolutely excelled and should be extremely proud of themselves:

 

See below for the Bedrock superstars for this week!

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Check out the Bedrock competition for this week:

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The Orpington 100

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PE During Lockdown

We will be producing a fortnightly PE Newsletter, providing exercise workouts, sports articles and tasks for PE lessons during the school closure.  The newsletter, fitness tracker and answer sheet are all available to be downloaded and will be needed for your PE lessons. Get downloading!


Positive Feedback

We are sharing some of the comments below that we have received from the recent parent survey.  The feedback is very positive and we thank parents and carers for recognising and appreciating our efforts to support their families and children.

‘From: Neil saunders
Sent: 15 January 2021 09:30

COVID – Online Learning

With the challenges we are all facing with this life changing pandemic, the approach that Harris Academy Orpington has taken in dealing with it has been truly outstanding.  From the clear and timely communications we receive as parents, to the welfare checks with the form tutors, to the excellent structure of the timetable, and to the quality of the on-line lessons, to name but a few, all of this provides my wife and I the reassurances that we need that the school is going above and beyond to deliver a first-rate educational experience to our child in very challenging circumstances.   

Parents Voice

I think this is such a wonderful initiative and adds real value to the parents in that their voice helps shape the school's approach.  You can quite clearly see a number of the suggestions being implemented into the school's delivery and the positive impact that this has on the experience the child receives at school.   Regards, Neil’


How to submit your work using Forms / Submitting work online

Using-Forms-Student-Guide.pdf

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Easter Holidays Master Classes 22nd Mar 2021 Download
English Competition Week 2 18th Jan 2021 Download
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February half-term closure and Track and Trace 28th Jan 2021 Download
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Head of Academy_Virtual Learning Newsletter 4 29th Jan 2021 Download
Head of Academy_Virtual Learning Newsletter 5 05th Feb 2021 Download
Home Testing Kits 23rd Mar 2021 Download
How to submit your work using Forms 25th Jan 2021 Download
Live Careers Event for students in Years 11, 12 and 13 22nd Jan 2021 Download
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National Apprenticeship Show: 10th February 2021 03rd Feb 2021 Download
PE Fitness Tracker_11th-22nd January 2021 15th Jan 2021 Download
PE Newsletter Quiz_Answer Sheet_11th-22nd January 2021 15th Jan 2021 Download
PE Newsletter Spring_11th-22nd January 2021 15th Jan 2021 Download
Positive Feedback 12th Jan 2021 Download
Reading Festival: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 12th Feb 2021 Download
Return to School: Monday 8th March 2021 01st Mar 2021 Download
Students' Survey 22nd Feb 2021 Download
Submitting Online work via Microsoft Teams 21st Jan 2021 Download
Summer term mock exams and assessments 23rd Mar 2021 Download
Virtual Information Evening_19th January 2021_Summer Exams 2021 20th Jan 2021 Download
Year 10 Assessment Schedule 29th Jan 2021 Download
Year 11 - Next Steps meetings 21st Jan 2021 Download
Year 8 Assessment Schedule 29th Jan 2021 Download
Year 9: Virtual Options Evening Postponed 23rd Feb 2021 Download
Yr 11 and 13 Summer Exam Information Evening Notes 15th March 2021 17th Mar 2021 Download