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12/12/19

Reminder - Non-uniform Christmas Jumper Day tomorrow in aid of Save the Children. All students who pay their £1 tomorrow will be entered into a draw for some lovely Christmas treats. https://t.co/jjfoMOYgIs

10/12/19

Reminder - non-uniform day Friday 13th December in aid of Save the Children. Students asked to wear Christmas jumper if they have one. https://t.co/gUlIOXw2Mv

06/12/19

Year 11 Parents' Evening - Thursday 19th December 2019 You are invited to attend the Year 11 Parents’ Consultation evening on Thursday 19th December between 4.30pm and 7.30pm. Letters with appointment sheets have been posted home. https://t.co/6EJ4Zi17QN

06/12/19

And a huge thank you on the Foodbank website - https://t.co/2vGwYAeHTG

06/12/19

...Please do pass on a magnum of thank-you's to your pupils for the thoughtful items given. There will be many pleased and happy families at our Carol Service on Monday. With kind regards, Yolene Ganga Operations Manager Rainham Foodbank

06/12/19

Dear Grace, May I express our utmost gratitude for such an amazing bounty of precious items donated to us by your school. It came in at a whopping 601.04kg. Almost all the items donated will be going into our Christmas hampers, so I cannot be any more excited and grateful...

06/12/19

Miss Hill received a lovely thank you from Rainham Foodbank for our recent donations and wanted to share this with all the wonderful students, parents and staff who made this possible. So many people in our local community will benefit from your generosity this Christmas... more

04/12/19

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Looking forward to meeting potential and trainee teachers on Wed 11th. If you are interested in training to teach,book tickets here. https://t.co/teHYtqgz36 https://t.co/pH6vUorSEW

04/12/19

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 13th December 2019 https://t.co/bmrlXOE6iX

03/12/19

Well done from . Lovely designs. https://t.co/NJS5vi6x1G

03/12/19

We are so proud of our school choir who performed in the foyer of Queens Hospital yesterday and raised £100 in just two 35 minute sets. We feel it is incredibly important to instil our Belong ethos in our students; both in belonging to our Academy and belonging to our community. https://t.co/dGymknYSWI

02/12/19

The Rainham food bank wish to send their heartfelt thanks to all the parents, students and staff who helped and contributed to our donation today. They will be weighing it all and letting us know the grand total soon. We are proud to be able to support our local community. https://t.co/UI8ziLgIEa

28/11/19

Updated Intervention Timetable for Year 11 students. https://t.co/UzXb488EPj

27/11/19

HAR presents its annual Christmas Showcase "Let it Snow" next Weds 4th Dec There is a mixed programme this year full of festive dance, music and drama including a sneak preview of the opening number to our school production "BUGSY MALONE" which is going to start the show.. more

26/11/19

... or hand over that expensive perfume (Dior is sooo last year). Or just add one festive item especially for us to your next Tesco shop. If you can eat it, drink it or smell it we want it! Donations to Mrs Richards in A29 https://t.co/xSfXBv7clO

26/11/19

So, dig out that bottle of Sambuca you brought back from your holidays, raid your cupboards to find the posh jar of chutney your auntie bought in the Cotswolds (admit it you prefer ketchup anyway), send in that luxury box of chocolates (it will only ruin your diet)... more

26/11/19

Dear Parents/Guardians/Friends We are requesting donations of Items that we can use to make up gift hampers which will be raffled on the evenings of our Christmas Concert (4th December) and 'Bugsy Malone' (11th December) ... more

26/11/19

Reminder from Palmer's College: Date of next open evening at our Palmer’s Campus - Thursday 28 November, 6-8.30pm. https://t.co/sviANvHKY2

26/11/19

Updated Y11 Intervention Timetable https://t.co/MAB1RuAw89

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Student Leadership

A message from our student leadership team - Eliot, Olivia, Melissa, Hayden, Amila, Matthew, Angela, William, Keira, Jack, Connor, Bethany, Morgan and Neda.

We are proud and excited to inform you that we are the Harris Academy Rainham student leadership team.

We are committed to working together, supporting each other in all that we do and representing the student body as role models.

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Through working together and communicating with different students and teachers, we are constantly thinking of new ways to increase the students' enjoyment and experience of coming to school at Harris Academy Rainham.

We want every student to fully believe that school is part of their extended family and that we all have a place here, regardless of our individualities and personal ambitions.

Not only are we preparing for our GCSEs, but we have already come to make changes within the school to make it more environmentally-friendly, through replacing plastic cups with paper cones and introducing recycling bins in every classroom.

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We are currently working on providing younger students with a safe space and key skills to flourish through making friends and feeling comfortable within the school environment.

These are just a few of the things we have already accomplished and we are excited to update you on our changes and accomplishments in the near future. Throughout the year we will be representing the school on several occasions and working to make the school the best it could possibly be for every single member within our school's society and family.

Our aims are to make every student feel like they can BELONG, BELIEVE and BECOME within the school environment; we really are proud of our ethos here at Harris Academy Rainham and do our best to show this in all that we do.

We are Eliot, Olivia, Melissa, Hayden, Amila, Matthew, Angela, William, Keira, Jack, Connor, Bethany, Morgan, Neda, Tommy and Leah and we are here to make your school the best it could possibly be with help from our committed and supportive teachers and staff.

Written by Melissa.


Mentoring programme

As part of our student leadership responsibilities, we mentor Year 7 and 8 students. It is our aim that every child here at Harris Academy Rainham feels like they belong here. We want every single student to have someone they trust and can speak to about any issue; large or small.

All students at this academy should feel safe and part of a family, hence why we decided to buddy up with a variety of students in Key Stage 3. We have been partnered with students and meet weekly with them. We discuss their likes and interests and support them with issues ranging from making friends, school and homework work and confidence.

Not only does this benefit the student and provide them with an extra friend and role model but it also supports us in our communication skills and mentoring skills such as empathy and being a good listener. It's great to be able to give something back to an academy which has given me so many opportunities and supported me in all areas of my school life.

Year 11 student leader


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