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05/03/21

Calling all HAO drummers and percussionists! 🎵🥁 https://t.co/bnLMwmtogG https://t.co/97TJTA1kKV

05/03/21

Calling all HAO composers, drummers and percussionists! 🎵🥁📝 https://t.co/1BlzQhcc3D https://t.co/YA0Od0ORM4

04/03/21

Take a look at these careers available in TV National Careers Week: Finding the job that fits you in television - BBC Bitesize ⁦https://t.co/R3HZfcoilJ

04/03/21

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' https://t.co/5Ow53LBxCF

04/03/21

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? https://t.co/jufoe3m2cP

03/03/21

It's less than 24hrs to World Book Day & we have entries for Wonka Golden Tickets coming in thick & fast. 7B aka Augustus Gloop are leading the way to winning the chocolate banquet. There's still time to enter one of our home challenge or Oompa Loompa tasks on SMHW https://t.co/BvBHOktgUi

03/03/21

With world book day coming up have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a book publicist? What's It Like To Be a Book Publicist? 📚🐧 https://t.co/KZV7HECCeI via

02/03/21

Have you had a look at https://t.co/gLocvp0Wox to investigate careers?

01/03/21

This week is National Careers Week. Take a look at these future proof jobs. https://t.co/wu7mCj1WuZ

25/02/21

Our Year 10 Art students have been producing some beautiful artwork at home responding to natural forms https://t.co/3pqyYkCZ7q

23/02/21

HAO students are still making music even if the concert venue is their living room! This week's performances are bass guitar, voice & uke, and trumpet. Check out HAO Creates Music! at https://t.co/dKrJqg5NCE

22/02/21

This week's writing challenge is to create a persuasive advert for your dream Candy or Chocolate bar. It can be a poster or script to a TV advert - happy writing https://t.co/IRvNpu6IDK

22/02/21

Some more great prizes on offer for this week. Is it going to be you? https://t.co/1FkeVWbGoC

22/02/21

Check out the Bedrock winners for the week prior to half-term - well done! https://t.co/exp2Vf7cY9

17/02/21

Check out some of the entries we've already had in for our World Book Day Festival 'Charlie's Chocolate Challenge'.. The tutor group 'battle' for the 'Chocolate Banquet' has officially started! https://t.co/XuchssMPWd

12/02/21

It was lovely to end half-term with our Year 11 students thanking the staff for all their hard-work this term. https://t.co/RmYpqre2HX

12/02/21

Students at HAO have received a letter from Willy Wonka inviting them to 'Charlie's Chocolate Challenge' reading festival. His friends, the Oompa Loompas, have also set competitions during half term to win golden tickets for their form group. Who will win?#worldbookday https://t.co/ybRXrQ7WfU

11/02/21

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👉 The is creating a School to help students catch up on the education they have missed. We want to know how YOU think this money should be spent to best benefit students. 📝 Fill in our survey and you could win £20 ➡️ https://t.co/vSPn3mJPu7 https://t.co/nJbqyTCBQ4

11/02/21

Beautiful views of the vast grounds at Harris Academy Orpington! https://t.co/lA73JctzJg

11/02/21

Oompa loompa doompety doo HAO's got a puzzle for you Oompa loompa doompety dee Charlie's Chocolate Challenge is coming, you'll see! Get ready for World Book Day. Here at Orpington, the Academy will be transformed into Wonka's factory. Will you find a golden ticket? https://t.co/ON7zs3IOs3

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Online Learning - Recent Uploads

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:

Shoutout 1

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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.

Willy wonka golden ticket

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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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
Virtual Information Evening_19th January 2021_Summer Exams 2021 20th Jan 2021 Download
Year 10 Assessment Schedule 29th Jan 2021 Download
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