Hinomaru Leaders

House Captains - Ben Farrell & Katie Norman
House Sports Captains - Chiara Sidebotham & May Smith
Vice House Captains - Maddy Herbet and Frankie Chant
Vice Sports Captains - Olivia Willmore and Finn Hindson
Lead Buddy - Daisy Parsons

Autumn 2017

I would like to welcome everyone back for the new school year, especially to H7ALM and Miss McIntosh and to Miss Barr who is joining Hinomaru as a year 9 tutor. Last year we had lots of success and it was fantastic to see so many Hinomaru students achieving their Edge Apprentice. I am really looking forward to the new school year and every student in Hinomaru getting involved in all of the house events, taking on leadership responsibilities within their tutor groups and embracing all of the other amazing activities and clubs on offer this Colfox. We have already had a great start by retaining the Tug of War Cup for the third year in a row after winning a very dramatic three way pull off against Adler and Toro. Let’s aim high, get fully involved and continue our fantastic start to try win the HOUSE CUP! Go Hinomaru!

Spring 2017 End of Term Update

It has been a brilliant Spring Term for the house. We have seen amazing participation from numerous students and a fantastic collective effort for the House Charity Day. I would like to say a big “well done” to the Hinomaru students that put a huge effort into Rock Challenge, congratulations to Year 8 and 9 students who have now achieved their Edge Apprentice and thank you to all the students who have represented the house in house football and in the Drama Cup. On a more individual level, congratulations to Imogen Hopgood who has been selected to represent the Dorset Army Cadets in a national rifle shooting competition. I would also like to thank Frankie Chant, Ellie McNulty, Ben Farrell (the winner of the chocolate hamper!), Libby Beecham, Maddy Herbert and a number of our fantastic Hinomaru Year 7s for all their help and preparing and running the Charity Day. Finally, I wish everybody in Hinomaru a relaxing Easter break and that Year 11 prepare well for their forthcoming exams.

Autumn 2016 Half Term Update

A word from the House Co-ordinator

It has been a brilliant start to the year in our defence of the Cup. The house has achieved lots of successes for individuals and in a number of team events. I would like to welcome Mr Woodhall and H7SW to the house and they have fully embraced the Hinomaru ethos of enjoying school life and taking part in house events. I would also like to welcome back Miss McIlroy who is now one of our year 8 tutors.

House News

This has been an action packed first half term back. Years 7 have been getting used to life at Colfox, our older students have returned to face new challenges and year 11 have returned off the back of some great early entry exam results. We had an amazing second week back in school when we retained our tug of war title. Every tutor group won against another house but there were some brilliant pulls from year 7, 8, 9 and 10. Ruby, Maddy, Kahrisa and James did a great job ensuring mass participation by Hinomaru students. Year 7 attended the Hooke Court teambuilding trip and did the house proud by attaining the most credits and winning the prize for the best tutor group at Hooke Court. They build some really good dens and rafts.

We also had a large number of participants in the inter-house cross-country, taking on the very challenging course and we had some good performances at inter-house netball. At the Colfox Variety show we had some great performances, from story telling to dancing but a special mention goes to singers Damian Barnard (H8RFP) and Ryan Williams (H9KDR) who made the final. Year 11 provided the house with a fascinating assembly on the Paralympics and explained how the hard work and determination of all the amazing athletes can bring about fantastic success and how these athletes are an inspiration to us all.

Finally, thank you and well done to all those who have represented the school in sports teams’, the open evening and careers days. A special mention goes to Libby Beecham who represented the school at an inter community/ inter faith service organised by the Mayor and James Cox and Joe Etherington who were complicated for their coffee and tea making skills by Mr Middleton at open evening. This has been a fantastic few months from all in the house and I hope these successes continue throughout the year.