Thank you for your recent support with #HelloYellow fundraising event.

This Friday 18 Oct.is Breast Cancer Awareness ’Wear it Pink Day’ which is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK.

1000’s will wear it pink in their communities, schools or workplaces to raise awareness for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity.
Students canto wear an item of pink clothing alongside their school uniform.
E.g. pink socks, pink tie, a pink badge etc.

Lessons will continue as normal see HERE for full info

In our last newsletter, we learned that Morgan, in Year 9, had been selected to row for Cornwall Under 15 team in the National County Championships Gig competition over the half-term break. His mum gave us an update:

“The National County Championships took place on 12th October 2019 at the Mountbatten water sports Centre in Plymouth, there were outstanding performances by Cornwall, who won EVERY race!

Morgan was the youngest rower for Cornwall and had a great experience on the day.”

Hayle Academy is so PROUD.

At Hayle Academy, we encourage our students to take an active role in their local community and pursue hobbies and interests outside of school. This term we want to celebrate the following Academy students:

MUSIC  – ONE MAN BAND- JOSH AKA JOSH KNUCKLES AT ST IVES SEPTEMBER FESTIVAL

In September while walking around St Ives, Mrs Tranter, Head of Creative Arts Faculty at Hayle Academy, heard what she thought was a live band playing in the entrance at the Tate gallery.  She approached to find a very talented drummer playing on his own as part of the St Ives September Festival.  “I realised after listening and watching for a while that it was Josh in Year 9 at Hayle Academy,   I was very impressed as Josh was also helping to raise donations for charity.  Well done Josh.”

SPORT  –  COUNTY LEVEL, ELLIS YEAR  7
Ellis plays cricket for St Just Youth who this month, became Under 11 County Champions, scoring 199 runs, defeating Lanhydrock in the final. Ellis was 25 not out, had a wicket and took a catch. Very well done!

SHOOTING STAR – VICTOR YEAR 11
Last month, Victor in Year 11, learned to shoot a rifle similar to those used by the British army, for the first time.  This month he’s become the best shot in the whole South West England.

After 2 gruelling days, competing at the Annual Regional Competition between Cornwall Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire, we asked about his experience:
“On the first  day I was a little worried as I didn’t know how good the competition was going to be.  But once I started shooting, it was clear to see that the other teams had not practised as much as they should have”.

Cornwall’s A, B and C team came 1st 2nd and 3rd on both days and were overall Champions with A,B, and C teams coming 1st 2nd & 3rd.

The next fixture will be a national competition in the October half term, involving cadet teams across, Air, Sea, Marine and Army. Good Luck Victor.

SPORT – MORGAN YEAR 9

After competing in rowing trials held in Fowey, against tough competition from across Cornwall, Morgan has been picked to row for the Cornwall under 15s team in the pilot Gig county championships. Morgan will be representing both Hayle Pilot Gig Club and Hayle Academy in the County squad in a competition held on 12th of October. We are crossing everything for you.

Alongside rowing, Morgan also took part in a Brass band competition as part of Lanner Brass Academy, with fellow students William Year 9, and Lowenna, Year 7 as part of the Lanner Brass Academy.

Three very talented Hayle Academy students took part in a brass band competition last weekend Morgan Year 9 William Year 9 and Lowenna Year 7 as part of Lanner Brass Academy.

The competition, held in Exmouth, had 12 bands competing. They not only won their section but won the most entertaining band of the day for both their performance inside the pavilions and one for outside in the gardens.

Lowenna played a horn solo and Morgan was part of a cornet fanfare and also played a glockenspiel solo with Lowenna and William playing Djembe drums in the finale.

Well done to all our students, and we are really PROUD of you and your achievements.

 

 

As I reflect on my time at Hayle Academy, I am delighted to say that the school is on a good journey. We have a talented team in school who work hard to support students in assisting them to fulfil their potential.

At our open evening last week there was no doubt that our mantra ‘Proud to be Hayle’ was evident from both staff and students, and that is how I feel. During my 3 years as Headteacher, and 4 years prior to that as Deputy, it has been an enjoyable time.

There have been exciting developments in many aspects of the school and continues to move forward positively, academically, in sporting achievements and within the performing arts. I am sure this journey will continue under Mr Mather. This newsletter continues to show the compassion, positive attitude and dedication of our students.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank students, staff, parents and the Governors for their support and friendship. It has been a great privilege to have had this opportunity. I wish you all the very best for the future and will be proud to see the school go from strength to strength.

On Tuesday 8th October, the whole of Year 10 visited the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge for a careers’ fair. The students had the chance to speak to employers about a wide variety of professions and even got the chance to try their hand at new skills.

There were representatives from organisations as varied as Specsavers through to the army. Local colleges were also available to advise on further education options. Our students were able to try various tasks including building models in the construction sector, trying new foods in the catering area and practising hairstyles on dummy heads.

It certainly gave them plenty of fresh ideas for their futures. Hayle Academy students behaved in an exemplary fashion and were praised by the organisers for their politeness and maturity. Well done all of you.  

Each week a different event, celebration or commemoration is studied and discussed in tutor time as part of the Global Values curriculum. This gives students the opportunity to reflect upon current affairs, historical events and national and international campaigns.

Pease note, if world, national or local events take place that we feel may impact upon the students, the schedule may be adjusted throughout the year.

Download/view the Global Values curriculum here

Our latest End of Year magazine is available to read below and celebrates all the highs of the last academic year.

Click on picture to read.

On Thursday 10th of October, Hayle Academy held its annual Open Evening for Year 5 and 6 students. It was a busy time as it was held on the same day as our Year 6 Transition earlier in the day. It was a highly anticipated event and this year was one of the best yet. The atmosphere was extremely positive with lots of engagement from students and parents and overall, a great turnout!

The corridors were full of students and their families excited and ready to explore what Hayle Academy had to offer.  In the hall there was standing room only when the amazing Hayle Academy Choir opened the evening, followed by presentations from the Executive Head (Jan Woodhouse) and Head of School (Andrew Martin).

Both staff and students helping out were enthusiastic and happy to be able to show visitors all the engaging activities that had been prepared for each subject room.

There was a Maths disco with mocktails, exciting experiments in science, language games and cultural food tasting, dance track creation in music, a chance to get down in WW1 trenches, artworks galore and many practical activities in the DT departments with tasty bruschetta making, wood carving and laser-cut-keyrings.  Even the canteen was offering families hot evening meals alongside delicious cakes, biscuits and hot or cold drinks.

With so many passionate student volunteers from Year 11, Year 9 and Year 7, families received a lot of individual attention and insight about life at Hayle Academy.

One parent said, “It has been a fantastic evening and it was really great to see everything on offer, to join in with so many activities, and to ask lots of questions.”

Another said “I was impressed by all the staff’s caring approach when working with the students.”

Thank you to all the students, teachers, staff, Hayle Academy PTA, who all helped make this an event to be proud of and celebrated.

 

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