Please find below events and occasions that have taken place over the last few months at Headcorn School.
Well done to pupils from our swimming team who took part in a gala held at Benenden School on Thursday 17th January.
Headcorn swam exceptionally well gaining firsts in many individual events and good finishes in the relay competitions.
Out of the nine schools competing Headcorn finished in a respectable 3rd place.
Merry Christmas from Everyone at Headcorn School
Well done to the fantastic HP Singers (our Christmas choir) for their very many carol singing gigs this week. They have sung at Yew Tree House, Eldercare and Culpepper Court. The elderly members of our community have thoroughly enjoyed their festive songs. Thank you to you all. You have brought smiles and joy to many faces - including mine!
On Friday 14th December we enjoyed a Christmas Musicial Extravaganza in which we were entertained by performances from the Lynx Handbell group, by the recorder group, some guitarists and clarinetists and the Year 6 Choir soloists. We do have a talented bunch of musicians! The morning was rounded off by magical performances by the Headcorn Staff Band who were enthusiastic participants if in need of a little more rehearsal next time!
I hope that you all have a fabulous Christmas together with family and friends. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement throughout this year and I look forward to seeing you all in 2019!
PTFA Christmas Bazaar
We had such a fantastic turnout with lots of lovely compliments for our first ever ‘after school’ Christmas Bazaar last Friday!
2 hours jam packed with festive games and activities hosted by the Class Reps and assisted by our Teachers, TAs and Y6 personal shoppers, talented Y2 and Y5 Young Entrepreneurs crafts, delicious cakes, snow family & reindeers crafted by Wrap-A-Round Care decorated the hall, a snow blizzard in the Courtyard , and a jolly Santa in our cosy Grotto.
Your support raised £1300, thank you!
Well done to the PTFA Fireworks Team and thank you to everyone who supported this lovely event. We had around 800 people on site enjoying hotdogs, waffles, a roaring bonfire and a stunning fireworks display.
Thank you to the team who ensured that the event ran smoothly and safely so that everyone could relax and enjoy themselves. This event raised £1600! WOW.
To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, all of our classes have contributed to our Remembrance Day display in the main school entrance.
The work on show features art, poetry and dioramas of the trenches from WWI. A fitting and respectful tribute to those who lost their lives in the many conflicts around the world.
'Lest we forget...'
Sports Hall Athletics...
On Tuesday 6th November pupils from Yrs 3&4 took part in a Sports Hall Athletics competition at Maplesden Noakes School in Maidstone.
Children took part in both track and field events against five other schools from the local area. Everyone had a lot of fun with the winning school going through to the Kent School Games finals to represent the region.
Well done to all those who took part you were fantastic ambassadors for the school. Thank you to all the parents for your never-ending support during the event.
Year 5 - London Visit...
On Friday 19th October, Yr 5 visited the London Literature Festival at the South Bank Centre.
They took part in a number of workshops based around the story of The Odyssey, which they have been studying in their Power of Reading English work.
A great time was had by all, and more information will be relayed during our upcoming Celebration Assemblies.
A record number of families joined us on Wednesday 18th July for our annual Sports Day.
Teams from the Foundation stage all the way up to Year 6 compete for the coveted House Cup in a series of athletic challenges during a morning of high class competition. Whether you are in Thompson, Shackleton, Churchill or Stevenson everyone is clamouring to get a firm hold on the prize.
At the end of the morning session the cup was presented to the winning house who finished all their activities with a score of 147 points in total.
Congratulations to all those pupils in Thompson House (Yellow) who received the House Cup for the second year running. Well done to Shackleton(Green) for finishing in a close second place and to Churchill(Red) and Stevenson(Blue) for finishing in joint third place with exactly the same scores.
The fun did not stop here with pupils from KS2 taking part in four inter-house tournaments, with competition taking place in football, netball, unihoc and handball during the afternoon.
Athletics Festival @ The Julie Rose Stadium...
Headcorn took part in the WOKSSA Athletics Festival on Monday 25th June, held at the Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford.
Hayling Island Residential Trip...
Pupils from Yrs 5&6 spent a week at the Mill Rythe residential centre in Hayling Island, Portsmouth from Monday 11th until Friday 15th June.
While there, children took part in numerous activities, designed to foster their independence, courage and growth. These tasks included abseiling, climbing and the leap of faith to name but a few.
Headcorn pupils were amazing throughout this truly adventurous week. Representing our school brilliantly with their excellent behaviour, and 'never say die' attitude towards everything presented to them during our stay.
May Day Celebrations...
Pupils from Headcorn School opened the village May Day celebrations on Monday 7th May in grand fashion, with a traditional dance around the May Pole.
Spectators were treated to the Barbers Pole and Spiders Web, as the May Queens also looked on at the fantastic performance.
Handball @ Greenfields Community School...
Headcorn took part in a Handball tournament at Greenfields Community School on Monday 23rd April.
To find out how the team got on visit the School Sport pages for lots more information.
Belated World Book Day...
Due to the recent inclement weather our World Book Day celebrations were moved to Wednesday 7th March.
Pupils and Staff from across the school came dressed as their favourite book characters. During the day lots of activities took place with teachers swapping classes to read their favourite stories to other pupils. In the hall a 'book swap' took place whereby children could bring in a book and swap it for another.
Activities continued through the week.
An enormous THANK YOU to the 50 plus parents, carers, staff and villagers who gathered together on Saturday morning to clear the school grounds in preparation for Monday morning opening.
This amazing volunteer army armed with shovels, spades, wheelbarrows and brooms tackled all paths, three entrances, two playgrounds and the car parks in under an hour and a half.
It was incredible and uplifting to be a part of...such community spirit. #GoTeamHeadcorn
Introducing the Keeler Building...
In honor of a member of the Headcorn School community who embodies our core values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Courage, Compassion and Hope our brand new key stage two building has been named after our long serving Chairman of Governors, Mr Jack Keeler.
This ceremony took place on Tuesday 9th February with the buildings official opening to take place at a later date.
Congratulations Mr Keeler!
Monday 5th February was an exciting day for the pupils at Headcorn School as children got to look around our new building for the first time.
This building, will become home to Years 3,4,5 & 6 and will be a great new resource to our site, as Headcorn continues on its journey to becoming a full two form entry school.
The new area also features an additional hall space, which will be used for a range of activities by all children from both key stages. Its been a long time in the making but we cant wait to start populating this new space and making it our own.
New Age Kurling...
On Tuesday 6th February a team of year 3 and 4 children went to a New Age Kurling Tournament at the Weald Sports Centre, there was no pressure to perform well but we did win the trophy last year!
Find out how the team got on by viewing the School Sport pages...
Football Match vs Oaks Academy...
The second of our Maidstone league fixtures took place on Tuesday 6th February and was against Oaks Academy. Find out how we got on by visiting the School Sport pages.