Year 8 Success! Brain Blaster Maths Challenge Day

A school trip was organised for some of our highest achieving Able, Gifted and Talented students. Eleven carefully selected Year 8 students went to Chace Community School to take part in a Brain Blaster Maths challenge day on Wednesday 12th October 2016.

The Brain Blaster sessions focus on practical team work and mathematical problem solving, supporting students to develop resilience, perseverance and clear and accurate communication skills as well as applying knowledge to novel situations.

This involved working together in mixed school teams to undertake practical puzzle activities that increases pupils’ awareness of the application of Maths. Each activity was designed to develop skills that will be needed in the workplace and teams were scored based on their planning and team work.

Isabelle, Daniella and Cansu commented that The maths challenge was really fun and showed us how much team work benefit us in finding the solution to challenging problems.

All our students did exceptionally well in all the activities, so a massive well done and thank you to you all. Congratulations to all the students below for their hard work

  • ABDULAZIZ Bonssa 8v/Ma1
  • OKONGA LODI Michelle 8v/Ma1
  • NADIM Alex 8v/Ma1
  • KAYRAN Mehmet 8v/Ma1
  • MUSTAFA Muhsine 8v/Ma1
  • DEPOOTER Isabelle 8x/Ma1
  • HAYIRLI Cansu 8x/Ma1
  • BEQIRI Daniella 8x/Ma1
  • THACI Samuel 8x/Ma1
  • ADAM Stefan 8x/Ma1
  • JONES Adam 8x/Ma1

A special thank you to Mr Woolf for driving the students to and from venue, and taking memorable photos of the event. Also a massive thank you to Mr. Kingston for making our trip possible.

Nihat Deniz

AG&T Coordinator

UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

Recently 51 students from Year 7 and Year 8 took part in the UK Junior Maths Challenge set by the UK Mathematics Trust.  The challenge was very difficult and involved problem solving of a range of mathematical situations.

Particular congratulations go to Emily Ravetto (Year 8) who was awarded ‘Best in School’ after achieving a high score of 84.  Two of our students received a Gold Award, 8 Silver and 12 Bronze in this year’s UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge, which saw over 250,000 pupils from across the UK sit this important National challenge.

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Well done to all students who participated and congratulations to all students that were awarded certificates. Below are the names of students who received certificates in the challenge:

YEAR 8
FIRSTNAME LASTNAME Scored GoldCert SilverCert BronzeCert
Emily Ravetto

84

G

   
Varnan Logeswaran

81

G

Mar am Bint

77

 

S

 
Abbishan Pangasenthiran

77

 

S

 
Sayeed Hannan

76

 

S

 
Musharaf Hussain

71

 

S

Rachel Boateng

60

   

Br

Mohammed Yaseen

60

   

Br

Ishani Dave

59

   

Br

Sachin Flora

59

   

Br

Kaif Khan

52

   

Br

YEAR 7
FIRSTNAME LASTNAME Scored GoldCert SilverCert BronzeCert
Cansu Hayirli

71

 

S

 
Albiona Miftari thaqi

71

 

S

 
Ethan Howard

68

 

S

 
Eray Mete

67

 

S

Romina Brown

61

   

Br

Amal Mohamed

59

   

Br

Gulcan Guneysu

54

   

Br

Amaan Rahman

53

   

Br

Adam Eljaafar i

53

   

Br

Nasima Miah

52

   

Br

Arshiya Esfandyari

62

   

Br

AN Deniz

Year 8 Success! Technology Challenge Day

A school trip was organised for some of our highest achieving able, gifted and talented students.

11 carefully selected year 8 students went to Middlesex University to take part in the Haringey and Enfield Science and Technology Challenge Day at Middlesex University on Tuesday 7th June 2016. This involved working together in mixed school teams to undertake practical activities that increased their awareness of the application of Science. Each activity was designed to develop skills that will be needed in the workplace and teams were scored based on their planning, team work and finished product.

The student’s that attended took part in activities such as:

  • Robotics – Where they were asked to build and program a robot 
to navigate a series of obstacles.
  • E-FIT – Where they were asked to use police software to create an image of a ‘criminal’.
  • Vehicle – Where they were asked to design, build and then race a simple electric vehicle.
  • Medicine – Where they were asked to perform CPR on dummies, do tests and carry out other medical procedures required in an emergency situation.

All our students did exceptionally well in all the activities, so a massive well done and thank you to all.

Congratulations, particularly to:

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Sayeed Hannan and Mohammed Yaseen (above left) from Bury.
Sayeed and Mohammed came first place in the Robotics challenge and won a plaque each.

Abbishan Pangasenthiran and Kaif Khan (above right) from Cambridge.
Kaif and Abbishan were the overall winners of the STEM challenge day as they were in top 3 for all the activities. They came in second place for Robotics, Medicine and Vehicle construction and third place for the E-fit activity. Kaif and Abbishan won a trophy each and a trophy was presented to the school. They will continue to represent Enfield and Haringey in the regional finals, hosted by the Kings College London in January.

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Miss. Veronia Anandaraj

Science Faculty

The Secondary Count on Us Challenge 2016

A group of Year 8 students represented Edmonton County School in the 2016 Secondary Count on Us Challenge, Mayor’s Award at City Hall on Wednesday 13th April.

The students competed in three challenging rounds based on geometry, algebra and number. Out of 12 schools, our students scored the highest points in the first round, the Tower of Hanoi and Frogs routines. The routine was the quickest and most synchronised, demonstrating the hard work the students had put in during their weekly practice sessions over the Spring Term. It was a terrific performance considering the students were some of the youngest in the tournament, competing well against their Year 9 counterparts. Overall the students displayed cohesion, innovation and resilience during this year’s challenge and performed superbly.

Names of Students

  • Denis Gjoni CJ5
  • Kaif Khan CM4
  • Yaseer Mollabux CJ3
  • Abbishan Pangasenthiran CM3
  • Emily Ravetto CN4

Comments from the students

The Count on Us challenge was a new experience; fun, challenging and a chance to meet other mathematicians in London. I would recommend this to all Year 8 and 9 mathematicians to experience a new side to maths

Emily Ravetto

The Count on Us challenge improved my confidence significantly and my maths skills. Furthermore it made me realise that maths could be fun and is very important to succeed in life

Yaseer Mollabux

The ‘Count on Us’ challenge, sponsored by the Jack Petchey Foundation, vastly accumulated my knowledge about maths. The activities were and enjoyable and very challenging. An opportunity to compete with many schools gave me noticeable confidence. I hope to enter next year, good view of the Tower Bridge as well

Kaif Khan

First day back to school

Reminders for the Start of the New School Year

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all students and parents/carers a restful and well deserved summer break and to detail arrangements for the start of the new term.

First Day Back for Students – Friday 4th September 2015

There will be a staggered start for all students as outlined below. The focus of the day will be to ensure that all students are ready, organised and prepared for the year ahead so it is vitally important that your child attends on time, is correctly equipped for learning and wearing the correct uniform smartly. Any child absent will be expected to remain in school up until 4pm on their first day back to school to ensure that all induction/registration procedures have been successfully completed.

Phase

Arrival Time

Departure

Lunch

Transition

10.45-10.55am

3.00pm

1.15 – 2.00pm

Middle

12.15-12.25pm

3.00pm

Not available – students should eat before coming to school

Upper

12.15-12.25pm

3.00pm

Not available – students should eat before coming to school

6th Form

Students will be given individual times for enrolment from 11am onwards and will be dismissed approximately 1 hour later. Venue: Bury Sports Hall.

Not available – students should eat before coming to school

Please note any students in incorrect uniform, without full equipment or late will be detained and issued with a letter informing of consequences if not correctly dressed on Monday 7th Sep 2015

Uniform updates

(School Uniform Page)
The school uniform list has been amended and the updated list can be found on the school website. It is really important that when making purchases for the new term parents consult this list to ensure that non-uniform items are not purchased in error. I would like to draw your attention to a number of key points (these have already been shared with students this term):

  • Shoes should be plain, smart and black. High heeled shoes, boots, trainers, canvas shoes and sports shoes are not permitted. This means that plain black ‘converses’, ‘vans’, ‘airforces’ and other similar style shoes are not allowed.
  • Outdoor coats should be plain black or blue and must be long sleeved. This means dark green or grey coats are not allowed nor are coats with any visible sports branding.
  • Ties should be worn with the crest visible below the knot to ensure it is of the appropriate length
  • Kilts should be knee length and never worn rolled up around the waist
  • Trousers should be black, tailored and loose fitting. This means black jeans, jeggings, leggings and other similar tight fitting trousers should not be worn.
  • If a belt is worn it should be plain black, navy blue or leather  with a plain buckle

Equipment updates

All students are required to bring a pen, a pencil, a ruler (min. 15cm), whiteboard pen, pencil case, reading book and their planner in a bag large enough to carry an A4 book to all lessons. If sports equipment (e.g. football, basketball) is brought into school it must be carried in a suitable bag.

Electronic equipment is a distraction and is not required for learning e.g. mobile phones, mp3 players, headsets and hand held games consoles. If brought to school these should not be seen and switched off within the school grounds at all times. If seen or heard by a member staff the rule at our school is that the student will be required to hand it to the member of staff and the confiscation rules outlined in the Behaviour for Learning policy followed.

Updated procedures for students arriving late to school

At ECS all its members are required to be punctual so as to ensure their own learning begins promptly and so they don’t disrupt others learning through lateness. The school day begins at 8.30am and students are required to be on site by 8.25am. The school gates will be closed at 8.30am and any student arriving after this time will be met by student managers on the gate and will be marked as late in the am register on SIMs.  Students who are late to school will be required to attend a ½ hr daily campus detention at the end of the school day. Parents will be notified by text if their child has arrived late to school.

Updated procedures for students not meeting behaviour expectations

Following an extensive review of the Behaviour for Learning Policy (this can be accessed on the school website) any students receiving a class point score of 8 or 9 (representing poor behaviour) will be required to attend the daily campus detention at the end of the school day. Students receiving multiple scores of 8 or 9 (or late to school) may be kept up to 45 minutes on the day. Lists of students being detained will be given to reception staff so that if parents are unsure of the whereabouts of their child they can ring reception to see if they are being detained.

Rewards and praise

I am pleased to say that the vast majority of students will not be affected by the two procedure updates outlined above as they are always on time to school and always meet class expectations. We wish to recognise more widely the achievements of our students and so will be introducing a new reward system in September. We are currently recruiting Vivo champions from among the student body and these pupils will be responsible for ensuring the new system is rolled-out and embedded amongst staff, students and parents – so look out for more details to follow in September.

If parents have any questions or queries regarding any of the above then please do not hesitate to contact your child’s student manager for further clarification.

Ms M Baldwin

Deputy Headteacher

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