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

End of Term Update

It has been a brilliant Christmas half term for Hinomaru. We have ended up second overall on House points and there has been some excellent participation in a range of House and School events. We have had some big successes including winning the House Quiz with our three teams coming 1st, 3rd and 5th, in house football we came 3rd and in house netball we came 2nd and there was an impressive performance by H9GB who beat F9JCM for the first time since being at Colfox.

It was fantastic this week to see so many students picking up awards for earning a lot of House Points for their amazing attendance, positive behaviour to learning, participation and overall effort in school and I was super impressed to see two students already on over 150 House Points. A big well done to Kayleigh Marlow H7ALM and Daisy Parsons H10KDJ. Students continue to be demonstrating their wide participation in school life as they are working hard towards their Edge Apprentice, Graduate and Masters Level Awards. It was great to see Kelsey Fowler and Maya Bennet in year 9 recently achieve their apprentice level. In this final week of term it has been great to see so many Hinomaru students involved in the Christmas Cracker showing off their dancing and singing talent. Finally, a huge congratulations to all of our Year 11 and past Hinomaru student’s winners at Senior Prize Giving. Especially, Ben Farrell winning an Edge Award and Esther Stone for winning the Humphrey Dibdin Award for Community and School Contribution.

Finally, I want to say a big thank you the Hinomaru House Leadership Team and all Tutor Captains for all their great work encouraging their fellow students to take part in wider school life. I would like to wish everyone a peaceful and restful Christmas and New Year holiday.


Autumn Half Term Update

It has been a great first half term for Hinomaru. Our new year 7s have settled into life at Colfox really well and they have embraced the Edge by making posters on resilience. Students across the house have been involved in house competitions, in Cross Country we came 3rd overall but year 10 and 11 came 1st and in inter House Karaoke there were some entertaining performances including five year 8 students who sung a great rendition of Ghost Busters and from H9RFP Damian Barnard and Eli Warr performed Rick Astley’s ‘I’m Never Going to Give Me Up’, both will not be forgotten any time soon! It has also been brilliant to see twelve students from H10KDJ sign up to Bronze Duke of Edinburgh. There have also been a number of individual successes including Lucy Boulton who has successfully achieved her Edge apprentice and Daisy Parsons achieved her Edge Graduate and to Kayleigh Marlow, Katie Norman, Ethan Townsend and Jamie Lister-Fisher, plus Daisy and Lucy who have already achieved their tutor certificates for gaining 50 HPs.
Finally, it was an amazing end to the Half Term with our charity day. This year we did a foodbank collection for Cupboard Love setting ourselves a target of 500 items which we smashed by donating 750 items and raising over £60.00 from lunchtime activities including hair spraying and face painting. I would like to say a big thank you to all those who donated from across the school community it is much appreciated by the charity. This was a fantastic success and hopefully it will inspire students in Hinomaru to continue working hard, taking part and achieving great things for the rest of this academic year.

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!