Welcome to our school. Hele’s is a calm place where individuals flourish because of our high expectations for learning and behaviour. All within our community understand that success stems from setting our sights high.
We are a learning community where all of us want to improve – from the youngest pupils to the most experienced member of staff. We are not afraid to try new approaches, to attempt the hardest tasks, nor are we worried about sometimes facing setbacks – every coach knows that when we say ‘We can’t do it…’ we should be adding ‘…yet!’ The recent Olympics have reminded us that to be outstanding requires constant effort, fine tuning and determination to be the best we can be. The Paralympics show us that barriers to achievement can be challenged and overcome with a positive mental attitude and inspiring teaching.
Teachers are professionals who are constantly reviewing their own performance, rebuilding lessons taught each time they are revisited with new ideas to match the learners’ needs, and to stimulate and challenge them to scale even greater heights. One pupil recently summed it up beautifully; she described the best lessons as not following lines, but being ‘squiggly’ with interest and enjoyment.
Similarly, we expect our learners to be aspirational for themselves, and to show enthusiasm for learning, and originality and creativity in their work, making every effort to ensure that others learn and thrive in an atmosphere of respect and dignity. We expect lessons to proceed without interruption because we have systematic, consistently applied approaches to behaviour management, and we expect our learners to play their part.
Visitors frequently comment on the calmness of the school. It is a safe and caring place, and we are proud of our students who show high levels of social responsibility, helping others around them, and contributing to the community and world around them. Courtesy, collaboration and co-operation are the hallmarks of our community.
Mr A. Birkett, Principal
Inspiring teachers, aspiring learners
Bring out the best
for life, not school
Inspiring teachers, aspiring learners
PL4Sport Activities Days 28th & 30th July being held at Hele’s School
£5 per day for PL4Sport Participants, £10 per day for non PL4Sport Participants. Ages 5-15
Days include Badminton, Table Tennis, Boxing and many more sports.
To book please visit www.argylecommunitytrust.co.uk
To gain PL4Sport discount please call the community office on 01752 562561 Ext. 4
Summer Holidays: July 21st to August 29th 2014
Hele’s Holiday programme is to encourage children of all abilities between the ages 8 & 14 to come along and enjoy a week of various sports. The week is designed to promote new sports, have fun and most of all meet new friends. We have experienced coaches and instructors to deliver all different types of sport; all coaches and instructors are DBS checked.
Sports on offer:- Trampolining, Gymnastics, Football, Futsal, Badminton, Basketball, Tennis, Netball, Hockey, Tag Rugby, Table Tennis, Team events, swimming and much, much more….
*** NEW Junior Activities Age 4-7 ***
A range of one-day events being held at various dates throughout the summer holiday. Martial arts, football, circus skills, gymnastics, multi sports, tennis, zumba, athletics and cricket.
Young photographers have been battling it out in a local competition with one winner going on to win 2nd place nationally.
Y13 student Elliot Maynard scooped first prize at the Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Young Photographer competition at the Plympton club. The Hele’s School student, who has been studying photography through the Post 16 Plym Learning Consortium at Ridgeway, won the regional prize before going on to win 2nd place at national senior level.
Elliot is now awaiting his A’ level results and is due to begin a fashion photography course at Falmouth University. He has studied The Level 3 National Diploma in Media, which has already been graded at Distinction level (equivalent to Grade A at A level) alongside Photography and Theatre Studies.
Elliot was presented with his prize by Plymouth Lord Mayor Councillor Michael Fox and his wife Lady Mayoress Rosemary Fox, at a dedicated reception last week.
Held at Exeter University on the 26th June.
Hele’s School had 3 brilliant projects competing: ‘Effect of acidification on marine life’ by Harrison Nicholls, Matthew Robinson and John Thackray; ‘Protect yourself’ by Ben Cooke, John Goodwin, Karl Holman and Tyler Phillips; and ‘Endangered animals’ by Rosie Bray, Niamh Kelly, Morgan Lewis and Tegan Tunnicliffe. They all went prepared; they received a grilling from the judges, but all held their own fantastically. After the judging, we had a look around the amazing stalls from other schools and companies; found out about internal combustion engines, sat in a helicopter, took a taste test to find out about our genes, discovered the properties of bubbles, collected lots of freebies and most importantly enjoyed ourselves.
After lunch we went to a marvellous show/demonstration about the possibility of life on other planets and Morgan correctly answered a question to the whole audience – well done! Lastly, we went to the awards ceremony and cheered loudly for the projects that won. We returned home eager to go back next year with more projects, even better ideas and a determination to win next time!
Congratulations everyone who competed for your fantastic effort!