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Tickhill Bus Service Update

Tickhill Bus Service Update

29th January 2015
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Tickhill Bus Service Update

29th January 2015

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Hall Cross Academy Sports First Term

Hall Cross Academy Sports First Term

27th January 2015
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Hall Cross Academy Sports First Term

27th January 2015

Hall Cross has made a positive and encouraging start to this sporting year. It has been a mixed bag of results across the range of sports with predominantly more wins than losses. After a pleasing start the school hopes to continue in this manner during this spring term. Congratulations to all involved so far, let’s keep up the good work!!

Rugby

  • Year 9 boys won the Doncaster Schools League Cup

Year 9 Boys Rugby Team

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  • 1ST Team reached 4th Round of the National Vase

1st Team Boys Rugby Team

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  • The Year 8 Rugby team have also made the final of the Doncaster Schools League and will play Hayfield School in the final (Date and Venue TBC).

Year 8 Boys Rugby Team

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  • Other notable highlights of the season so far were the Year 7 boys winning their first game in a thrilling 40-36 victory against Lincoln Minster (PIC), as well as victory in the Yorkshire Cup 2nd round against Hull Trinity winning 36-20 (Jay Chandar scoring 4 tries.

 Year 7 Boys Rugby Team

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Football

  • The year 9 boys did very well in reaching the 4th round of National Cup

Year 9 Boys Football Team

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  • Year 9 girls did extremely well in winning the Doncaster School’s Plate Competition in December.

Year 9 Girls Football Team

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  • Some dominant performances across the board so far this season with the Year 7 boys team beating Ash Hill 9-1 in October. As well as the year 11 boys comfortably beating Trinity Academy 6-2 also in October.

Year 7 Boys Football Team

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Year 11 Boys Football Team

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  • The boys Year 8 Football team’s highlight of the year so far came in the 1st round of the National Cup in a magnificent victory beating St Lawrence Academy 8-0.

Year 8 Boys Football Team

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Hockey

  • 1st Team Boys reached the semi-final of the National Indoor finals

Boys Hockey 1st Team

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  • The team so far have only lost twice this term and have a scored a hatful of goals.
  • The year 11 girls’ team have made the biggest improvements in terms of skill and confidence and came a creditable 3rd in the Doncaster tournament.

Year 11 Girls Hockey Team

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  • Year 9 girls are so far unbeaten and aim to keep this trend going in their forthcoming tournament.

 

Netball

  • Some great performances from the 6th form girls particularly against Birkdale with the 1sts winning a nail biter 19-16 and the 2nds winning 12-7.
  • So far Hayfield have provided the 6th form girls with the biggest test. After beating them at home 17-9 with a great performance by the woman of the match – Emma Phagra, the girls then travelled away for the rematch. After enjoying most of the possession and ultimately dominating the opposition, the girls left disappointed with the match ending in a 16-16 draw.
  • The girls entered into the Doncaster Schools Tournament with 2 teams. The 1st Team drew 1 match and won all of their other matches, therefore the final result depended on goal difference. Unfortunately they lost by 5 goals finishing 2nd, with the 2nd Team just 2 places behind in 4th position.

 

  • Other highlights of the season so far was the 6th form girls 2nd team game in which Hall Cross eventually won 12-10 after being 8-0 down at half time!

Girls Netball 1st and 2nd teams

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  • The Year 7/8, 9/10 and year 11 teams enjoyed an unbeaten day when they travelled to Balby Carr back in October. The day finished with a 1-1 for the year 7/8, a convincing 11-0 victory for the year 9/10 side and an even more impressive 15-0 win for the year 11’s. Well done girls.

Girls Year 11 Netball Team

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Girls Year 10 Netball Team

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Girls Year 8 Netball Team

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Girls Year 7 Netball Team

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Badminton

  • The key stage 3 Badminton teams performed very well at the Doncaster School’s tournament. Hall Cross had the biggest team at the competition with A, B and C teams all competing. The ‘A’ team came top of their group but unfortunately lost in the semi-finals. The ‘B’ team just missed out on progressing through to the semis and the ‘C’ team finished in the middle of their group.

Key stage 3 Boys Badminton Team

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Table Tennis

  • The Key stage 4 1st team made the final of the Doncaster Table Tennis Tournament finishing 2nd in the end. Players were Joe Eaton, Jacob Bennett and Will Scott
  • The 2nd Team missed out buy one point
  • The Year 8/9 Hall Cross Table Tennis teams put in great performances in the Doncaster Competition. KS3 first team came second in their group but did not qualify for the finals. The second team came fourth, the third team came third.

Year 8 & 9 Table Tennis Teams

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Cross Country

Some fantastic results on a cold and muddy day from the Doncaster and District Cross Country Competition. A brilliant turn out from all schools involved.

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 Hall Cross Highlights were:

Year 7 Boys – Stanley Gilkes  finishing 5th out of 34 runners

Year 7 Girls – Ellie Ball finishing an excellent 1st place from 34 runners

Year 8 & 9 Boys – Namadou Diallo finishing 15th from 34

Year 8 & 9 Girls – Sabrina Flowitt finishing a marvellous 2nd from 34

Year 10, 11,6th Form Girls – Sanchia Roworth – 5th/26, Kiera Teatum - 6th/26

Year 10, 11,6th Form Boys – Rhys Jackson – 9th/34

 

School Trip

Girls Football

B Inspired 14 trip to Wembley

In December over 150 girls were in attendance at Wembley Stadium for the inaugural launch of the B Inspired Football Hub launch.  The B Inspired Girls Football Hubs have been commissioned to the Youth Sport Trust by the Football Association (FA)  and will work in partnership with, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Women’s Super League clubs (WSL) and County Football Associations (CFA).  The hubs on a local level will bring together a secondary school, a WSL club and a university to create a local hub.

The aim of the hubs will be to build on football’s power to increase engagement in football and to raise girl’s aspirations, attainment and achievement into education and employability.

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Girls Football – Kinder Girls Cup

Girls Football – Kinder Girls Cup

23rd January 2015
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Girls Football – Kinder Girls Cup

23rd January 2015

On Friday 16th January the Year 7 and 8 girls football team participated in the area finals of the Kinder Girls Cup. The students were selected to represent Doncaster Rovers after winning the local tournament back in November.

After an early start the students arrived at Derby County Soccer Dome eager to compete. The first game in their group was against Burton Albion. The girls played exceptionally well and won the game 5-0. There were goals from Ellie Ball (2), Emily Smith (2) and Isabella Trevillion. The next game saw the team play against the eventual winners Chesterfield. The team played well showing some good movement and passing but eventually lost the game 4-1. Up next came another good team, Notts County. The girls lost this game 6-2. There was an excellent solo effort goal by Ava Mullen who tricked three defenders before putting the ball in the back of the net and a great strike by Isabella. The last group game was against Mansfield Town. This was a game all about goals. The final score was 4-4! Isabella again scored two outstanding goals and Emily was again on the score sheet. Jennie Warren also finished her afternoon with a goal. A special mention has to go to Panashe Muringani; during this game she pulled off a superb save. She dived to her right to save the ball from going into the goal showing excellent reactions from the close shot.

The girls played very well throughout the tournament and finished a respectable third in their group. A big congratulations to all the students who took part!

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A TRIP TO WEMBLEY!

A TRIP TO WEMBLEY!

22nd January 2015
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A TRIP TO WEMBLEY!

22nd January 2015

By Savannah Davies

On Monday 24th November 2014 6 of the girls football team went to Wembley Stadium for the 2014 B inspired girls football project. Four Year 10 students Savannah Davies, Beth Stanley, Naya Dack and Amy Gregory, and two sixth form students Sophie and Danielle Thompson, Mr Becks and Miss Devine were all on the visit to Wembley.

Miss Kelly drove us to the train station on the school mini bus; then it was on the train to Kings Cross station. Kings Cross was very busy, we all had to buddy up so no one got lost. From Kings Cross station it was onto the tube traveling on the Metropolitan line to Wembley Park. As you walked out of the tube station you could see Wembley Stadium. It was hard to find the hotel but we found a map and it took us a ten-minute walk past Wembley stadium.

When we got to the hotel Miss Devine signed us in and it was up to our room with our bags and then back down into the lobby ready to go out for dinner. We went to Pizza Express for dinner and most of us ordered Pepperoni Pizza. There was no tomato ketchup!

When we got back to our rooms we had some free time. We mostly wanted to chill out in our rooms with some of us wanting to see the next person to do the bush tucker trial on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

The following day (Tuesday) we all got told to be ready for 8:00am so we could all have breakfast. We all chose what we wanted from a variety of a full English, toast, cereal and fruit. Then it was to our rooms to make sure we had all our bags and back downstairs to checkout. From the hotel we walked over to Wembley Stadium stopping for some photos on our way.

After we had signed in, we went into a big room with plenty of tables and chairs. Our table had our local team Doncaster Rovers Belles on. When everyone was there we all sat down and listened to people who had jobs in womens football, including Marieanne Spacey (England Women assistant coach) and Rachel Brown (England Women goalkeeper).

In the morning we all did a practical session that was playing games on the 3G outside Wembley Stadium. We played games such as netball and football combined. After these games we went on an obstacle course in the other half of the 3G. After lunch we did more a theory activity where we sat in a room where a conference would take place during a match and planned what we would do to inspire girls in primary schools to join a girls football team.

I think the part that everyone enjoyed the most was the tour of Wembley Stadium. We got to go places such as the team changing rooms and have pictures in front of the players shirts. We walked through the tunnel and out onto the pitch side.

After we had finished the day travelled back to Kings Cross using the underground tube station. For dinner we stopped at McDonalds before getting back on the train to Doncaster.

It was the best school trip ever and if you want to join the school girls football team then you could have an opportunity like this as well!

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Year 7 Fashion Day with A Difference!

Year 7 Fashion Day with A Difference!

21st January 2015
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Year 7 Fashion Day with A Difference!

21st January 2015

This term, Year 7 are learning about the 4 classical elements or Air, Water, Earth and Fire with a twist. Each week sees an element under the microscope to see what they can find about how we use it, or sadly, abuse it.

Our eco-friendly Year 7 students were given the challenge of turning “rubbish” into something brilliant to wear on the catwalk- a true triumph in recycling and re-using. The Earth would be so proud!

When rubbish had been distributed among the groups, they each had the task of designing an eco-friendly and imaginative dress, male outfit and T-Shirt.

Their imaginations did run wild and all the hard work the classes put in during the morning was paid off with eco-monsters, magicians and warriors taking the catwalk to strut their stuff.

Although very hard to decide on the winning outfits, the judges did come to the decision that the winners of the girls outfit was Mia Singh (7SS), the boys category saw both Ethan Cleghorn (7CT) and Omer Abdulaziz (7CO) take the crown and Ella Collins (7DR) and Nicholas Divine (7JL) scoop up the prize for their brilliant T-Shirt designs. The lucky lot will be going bowling and receive vouchers for their hard work.

The day was a brilliant example of how well Year 7 can work together to produce something amazing, and a happy reminder of how easy it is to recycle!

7CO working away
7CO working away
Eco-friendly 7NL
Eco-friendly 7NL
Mia Singh showing us her winning creation!
Mia Singh showing us her winning creation!
This Year's eco-friendly winners!
This Year’s eco-friendly winners!
School Nurse Parent Survey

School Nurse Parent Survey

19th January 2015
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School Nurse Parent Survey

19th January 2015

Doncaster Council are currently reviewing the School Nursing Service. Part of this includes a survey of children and young peoples’ views, to inform the way the service is delivered in the future. In addition, we want to ensure that school staff and parents have been given a chance to provide feedback on the service and how they think it could be improved.

This survey is anonymous and the information collected will remain confidential.

It will only take a few minutes of your time and your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SN_survey_staff_parents

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