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15/10/21

Ms Edwards has been sharing some of her fantastic hairstyles in celebration of Black History Month https://t.co/cadsNQF756

15/10/21

Students have been producing some fantastic work for our Black History Month competition https://t.co/HqDR86cj70

30/09/21

First time cooking with pastry for our enrichment students. We are so proud of their marvellous cinnamon creations! https://t.co/NfJ3pfOPLj

23/09/21

As our students, staff, parents and other visitors make their way home, I’ll leave you with the creations from our cooking enrichment group. The smell of cookies remains. Have a great evening all. https://t.co/Zd9bJLAhXT

23/09/21

As the evening winds down, let’s also enjoy the sunset https://t.co/5EMXVwsyOl

23/09/21

Go Orpington Panthers! Just one of our enrichment opportunities at the school. https://t.co/aXbbVOunKL

23/09/21

Mr Astin has just started his 6.45 speech. https://t.co/W7E1c9Nlld

23/09/21

Mr Rowe and Ms Hemming causing a stir with some drumming. https://t.co/NRpt7CwXx7

23/09/21

Sing along in French with our MFL teachers or sit with Mr Koubaa who will help you race against our students in matching the words to the images https://t.co/0IxWA6wlLS

23/09/21

Some of our other humanities subjects have joined forces tonight… https://t.co/SkCc5OJcco

23/09/21

Miss Roberts Showing off our amazing Ruebens Tube. https://t.co/si1Ozq56zN

23/09/21

Geography has an interactive map. Can you get the correct locations? Do you know your 4 figure grid references to win a sweet treat? https://t.co/q57p1aqSa6

23/09/21

Welcome to social sciences, where some of the big questions are asked and ideologies are challenged. https://t.co/PshXN2w3Ox

23/09/21

Plus more activities for you to explore. https://t.co/tnyJzPzHIf

23/09/21

Drop down days and a 12.07 count down. https://t.co/mAgqDUfEfK

23/09/21

English is incorporating a more theatric take tonight… https://t.co/3tCoFdbo3V

23/09/21

Maths have a competition going on… who will win? https://t.co/9NpF6ac2Ei

23/09/21

Just one of the amazing views of school grounds this evening https://t.co/zcF9XET0FV

23/09/21

A selection of our amazing students work on show in the art department. Miss Miele and Mrs Woolmer are happy to talk about the curriculum and what our students explore, covering a range of interesting topics. https://t.co/6M0MsSFsAD

23/09/21

Our SEN department are happy to answer any questions. Or just pop along to meet the team. https://t.co/inOGOOuKnL

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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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Willy wonka challenges


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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Students' Survey 22nd Feb 2021 Download
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