For the attention of all EGA Parents
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 5:30pm - 7pm - Year 11 Parent's Evening - All Parents are welcome to attend.
Last day of Term - Friday 31st March 2017, please note students will be dismissed at 12:10pm. Please read our End of Term Letter for more information.
Easter Half Term Break commences 01st April 2017 - 17th April 2017.
Staff Inset Day - Tuesday 18th April 2017, The school will be closed to all students. School resumes as normal Wednesday 19th April 2017, 8:20am.
Reminder: Please sign Student Planners! One of the easiest ways of keeping in touch with your child’s progress is to make sure that you have signed their planner. You can leave notes in the planner if you wish to communicate with your child’s tutor or subject teachers and keep an eye on how much homework is being set.
We monitor our student’s planners every week and, when we see your signature, we know that we are supporting each other with your child’s education.
Are they punishing me for my race or just for fun? Fantastic short-story by Khadija Mohamed, Year 9
Well done to Khadija Mohamed (aged 14) who gave her first Student Author read of her self-written short-story - 'Are they punishing me for my race or just for fun?'.
Khadija wrote her short story based on her love for the book called 'Lies we tell ourselves' by Robin Talley.
Her fellow peers said her story was 'thought provoking' and 'very realistic and vivid'. It inspired each student who sat in Khadija's student author read to want to write their own short-story or poetry of some form.
This was a lovely moment to see students cheering one of their own. Khadija was beaming with pride in how well her story had been receieved; as well as overcoming all nerves to atriculate her story with such elegance and grace.
Ms Edwards (EGA School Librarian), worked closely with Khadija to develop her story and had this to say:
"I am so proud of Khadija and the progress she has made in her reading. I loved reading her story and look forward to reading more of her work in the future."
A big thank you goes to Ms Sookdew (English Teacher), Ms Edwards (School Librarian) and Mr Morrissey (Head of Year 9) for encourging Khadija throughout this process.
We can't wait for the sequel !