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April 2015

  • Year 11 and Sixth Form Revision

    Published 30/04/15

    The school has opened its doors for night time revision leading up to the summer exams.  So many students turned up, the school has had to use an overflow room to accommodate the students.

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  • Headteacher’s First Assembly

    Published 15/04/15

    The new Headteacher, Mr Minchin, welcomed the students back from the Easter break and spoke to them about his vision for the students of the School.  He wants all students to be part of a 6 year plan; where every year group surpasses the success of their previous year group.  Mr Minchin outlined in his assembly four essential components that he expects of the students in order to achieve this success:

    • Focused effort in all areas of school life

    • Deliberate practice – taking on feedback and doing something about it

    • A growth mindset – a ‘can do’ and an ‘I will’ attitude

    • Positive learning environment – focused, disciplined, calm, tidy and well maintained environment.

    Mr Minchin highlighted the details of some immediate changes to the ‘behaviour for learning policy’ which will be shared with students over the coming days.  He advised students to expect a Headteacher with high expectations of all students in all areas of the School.

    The assembly finished with Mr Minchin focusing on the immediate task at hand in the coming months - exams! Specifically for the more senior students there is still time to make an impact and improve grades in every subject.  Details of further support outside of school hours will be available to students in the next few days.

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  • World Book Day at TRNS

    Published 15/04/15

    The Robert Napier School library was in use all day on World Book Day this March and showed that the event doesn’t have to be all about dressing up.

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  • Year 8 Visit to Ypres

    Published 15/04/15

    The visit to Belgium and France to experience WWI trenches and visit the cemeteries of the fallen has now become its own institution at RNS.

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  • Sixth Form Basketball Academy Launched

    Published 15/04/15

    A plan has been approved to offer Sixth Form students the opportunity to study Basketball as an option alongside three other Level 3 Sixth Form qualifications from September 2015.  Students will receive five hours of coaching each week, which will take place during the traditional school day, as well as dedicated sessions in the local gym working on developing Basketball specific strength and conditioning.  In addition to the practical elements, students will work towards a Level 1 Coaching accreditation, Refereeing and Table Officiating qualifications in addition to gaining local primary school coaching experience.

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  • Allied with Authors

    Published 15/04/15

    The students of Robert Napier were visited this month by Justin Somper, author of the Vampirates series and the Allies and Assassins fantasy books.

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  • Young Readers Marvel at Comics

    Published 15/04/15

    When the Reading Champions were visited at Priestfield Stadium by top teen author Bali Rai, he told them many things about the importance of reading. He also told them that graphic novels are a great way of accessing stories and building an appetite for reading. He pointed out that the literacy rate in Japan has not been damaged by a love of such literature.

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  • Easter Egg Foodbank

    Published 15/04/15

    This year, The Robert Napier School has been working hard to support the local community. The Medway Foodbank has been working hard over the years to provide emergency food to struggling families. While they do a fantastic job, they do not offer Easter eggs during the Easter month. As a result, The Robert Napier School decided to start a collection of Easter eggs to donate to the Foodbank so families in the local area would not miss out on something most of us take for granted.

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  • Textiles on Spirituality Day

    Published 15/04/15

    During Year 8 Spirituality Day 30 students found new ways to describe who they are.  Through this they each used sublimation printing and transfer paints to create t-shirts that showed their personality.

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