Welcome to Year 8

Year 8

Students in our Year 8 cohort are the first group of 12-13 year olds that NUAST has had. After a successful academic year in 2018-19 we are looking forward to a large number of events in 2019-20.

Students will be taking part in a residential trip to Colomendy in Wales in April 2020 where they will be experiencing many different adventurous activities and working together in teams. NUAST will also be hosting the VEX IQ Competition for the first time in November, welcoming teams from across the country to design, build and compete with robots.

Head of Year

Mr D Wood

Year 8 Team

8.1 Ms M Cryer

8.2 Ms S Firth

8.3 Ms C Parker / Ms R Santos

8.4 Mr M Pullen

8.5 Mr J McQuiggin

Tutor time

During tutor time each morning students meet with their tutor for mentoring and to receive PSHE sessions on a range of topics. This is also a time to review attendance and rewards data and discuss notices. On a Monday and Tuesday, students also attend Directed Study where they can complete homework set for them during the week.

The schedule is below:

Monday – PSHE session

Tuesday – PSHE session

Wednesday – Assembly with Head of Year

Thursday – Review of attendance and rewards data

Friday – Careers session

Enrichment

In addition to their lessons, students will also take part in a weekly enrichment session to further extend their studies. Enrichment is there to broaden the horizons of our students and to give them alternative experiences that they would not get in lessons.

The enrichment sessions for this year are:

Maths challenge

Mandarin

Public speaking

Drama

University survival

Sport

Clubs

Numerous clubs are also offered to students on a weekly basis at lunch time and after school. Please see the list below for the current offerings. Sports and robotics fixtures also occur throughout the year.

Day
Period
Year Group
Staff
Room
Activity
Monday
5a
7
VLM
1.10
Board Games
5a
10
MLE
1.59
Dungeons and Dragons club
5a
7&10
CLAs
1.08
Quiet Club
5b
8
GTH
0.64
Sudoku Club
5b
11
KMO
1.59
Quiet Study
/Homework
5b
8&11
CLAs
1.08
Quiet Club
Tuesday
5a
7
MCR
0.69
Newspaper Club/Library
5a
10
SFI
1.59
Quiet Study
/Homework
5a
7&10
CLAs
1.08
Quiet Club
5b
8
CPA
0.55
Food Club
5b
11
HCH
1.59
Quiet Study
/Homework
5b
8&11
CLAs
1.08
Quiet Club
Wednesday
5a
7
AKG
0.69
Board Games/Library
5a
10
RJO
1.59
Quiet Study
/Homework
5a
7&10
CLAs
1.08
Quiet Club
5b
11
JMC
1.59
Quiet Study
/Homework
5b
8&11
CLAs
1.08
Quiet Club
Thursday
5a
7
AKG
1.10
Board Games
5a
10
KMO
1.59
Quiet Study
/Homework
5a
7&10
CLAs
1.08
Quiet Club
5b
8
VLM
1.09
Board Games
5b
11
GBE
1.59
Quiet Study
/Homework
5b
8&11
CLAs
1.08
Quiet Club
Friday
5a
7
SCO
0.69
Library Club
5a
10
CPA
1.59
Quiet Study
/Homework
5a
7&10
CLAs
1.08
Quiet Club
5a
7 & 10
UBA
1.53
Film and Faith Club
5b
8
PFO
1.50
Fantasy Football
5b
11
AKG
1.59
Quiet Study
/Homework
5b
8&11
CLAs
1.08
Quiet Club
5b
8&11
UBA
1.13
Film and Faith Club

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