We will be holding a drop in Progress Surgery tomorrow from 4pm - 6pm in the Lower School Hall, for any parents that have any pressing concerns to raise with the school concerning their child's progress.
Please note that not all staff will be available, but there will be a selection who will be able to discuss any issues that you may have and take them forward and discuss with the appropraite members of staff. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
Chase Water Sailing Club are offering a great opportunity to our students by holding an Open Day on Monday 7th May.
Everyone is welcome to join them between 10am - 3pm to enjoy taster sessions of Stand-Up Paddle Boarding; Dinghy Sailing; and Windsurfing to name a few activities which you will be able to try for yourselves.
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. You can find the sailing club in Pool Lane in Walsall. Have fun! ... See MoreSee Less
Yeah this is what we are taking jack n Billy 2 xxx
Duke of Edinburgh Training
D of E Training Weekend this weekend – Saturday 21st-Sunday 22nd April.
All students are to meet at Standon Bowers Outdoor Education Centre, ST21 6RD, at 9.30am on Saturday and are to be collected at the same venue on Sunday at 4.30pm.
Please refer to the kit list and itinerary given to students prior to Easter holidays (and available on the DofE tab on the Hart School website if you have mislaid yours 😊) and please pack accordingly.
Students don’t have to bring their own tents but do need to bring a sleeping bag.
Please also bring food suitable for cooking on a camping stove on Saturday evening (pasta, noodles, baked beans etc) and 2 packed lunches.
Students should also bring appropriate snacks to maintain their energy levels over the course of the weekend. Drinking water will be freely available on site.
STUDENTS MUST RETURN AAP CONSENT FORMS AND MEDICAL FORMS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WEEKEND ACTIVITIES.
The Year 9 Parents Evening which has been rescheduled will now be taking place on Thursday 26th April from 4.30-7.30pm at Lower School. Please continue to book appointments with your child’s class teachers. Many thanks ... See MoreSee Less
The Y7 boys rugby team competed in the Staffordshire Schools Rugby Festival on Thursday 29th March at Lichfield RUFC. The festival was attended by 27 schools which were placed into groups of between 3 and 4 teams. The Hart school were drawn in group C along with Walton High School, Birches Head and Shire Oak.
Their first match was against Birches Head. The boys started well and were soon on the scoresheet. More good attacking rugby followed along with some solid defence and they soon extended their lead. The match finished in a 2-0 victory for The Hart School.
The second game was a much closer affair, with both sides have chances to score. However, the spoils were shared as the match finished in a 1-1 draw. Their final group match saw them come up against the strongest team in the group. This proved their toughest test and despite some heroic defending, the final score ended 4-1 to Walton.
These results meant that the lads qualified for the Shield tournament in the afternoon. They played another 6 matches in which they sowed some good attacking skills and some excellent defensive tackles. They won 1, drew 2 and lost 3 games.
The boys should be very proud of their performance and sportsmanship shown throughout the tournament, well done lads!
Team 1. Mason Boswell 2. Anthony Chapman 3. Jake Wilsher 4. Adem Duyar 5. Joey Gofton 6. Alfie Greenfield 7. Harvey Harrison 8. Archie Jellis 9. Layton Jones 10. Kian Peplow 11. Fenn Foster 12. Robbie Smith 13. Callum Symms 14. Matthew Workman ... See MoreSee Less
This is some helpful information on how you can monitor your children staying safe when they are online and using social media.
Not all social media 'apps' are bad, and most of the apps children are using are just an extension of their ‘real world’. For the most part, they are talking to the same people that they talk to on a daily basis.
With the influence of technology in our children’s social lives, we shouldn’t be panicking or over-thinking every single thing, but we do need to be aware of what young people are doing when they are online and engaged in these apps.
Whilst we teach our children how to swim so that they don’t drown, the same is true for online social behaviour. It is good to get talking and to support them with navigating the online world.
On 27th March the Hart School Year 9s embarked upon another famous ocassion in their short history - another date with destiny, another chance to shine - yes, another cup final - for the Y9 boys their second successive Cannock & District Cup Final in a row, following on from last season 2-1 success v Friary.
One year on and whilst the players in the team have changed a little, expectations have certainly grown and this was reflected in the large crowd of spectators that turned up to watch the final v Cheslyn Hay at the netural venue of Cardinal Griffin School in Cannock.
The fans turned up in their hundreds and with free admission to boot, even Mr Vaughan and Mr Lee came along to experience for their first time - a dose of total football - Hart style!
The ever supportive Mrs Burns, a veteran of Y9 Hart School football matches was also in attendance to offer support - alongside numerous parents, grandparents and random fans alike - all hoping to catch a glimpse of their favourite players in action on the biggest stage - a cup final!
Pre-match expectations were high:
Mrs Burns stated "I know what array of talent with have in this team - they can do it again!"
Mr Vaughan was also openly optimistic: "If the lads play the game as they talk it then surely glory is going to be ours!" He did ask about whether we had any Portugese million pound signings but alas that is not the case at present unlike Wolves!
Mr Lee meanwhile just wanted to be entertained "Being a Birmingham City fan takes its toll - I really need to be educated and see some good passing football!"
With the thoughts of their teacher in their minds the Harts set to make everyone happy, the starting line up was Sam Wollaston in goals, a back four of George Bevan, Charlie Rimmer, Mackenzie John and Jensen Despaclias - the midfield two were the talented duo of Jake Carwright (c) and Joe Morley with Harry Bevan and Ryan Stewart-Maclean on the wings with Sam Mellor supporting Sam Knapton in attack.
With the Mr Bickley assisting and running the line as ever - a man who'd never seen Hart lose was this Spaniard a lucky charm?
From the off Hart dominated the ball - great movement in the middle with assistant Mr Bickely commenting at times it was like watching Barcelona with Sam Mellor the Hart school's very own Messi! Yet the Hart's couldnt break down Cheslyn Hay - the first 20 minutes or so played out like this with very little to play between the sides until disaster! Andrejez Jerome fouled a Cheslyn Hay player and a penatly - which was scored! GOAL! Hart's behind - Was Hartbreak on the cards?
One thing I have said time and time again about this team is how well they play for each other and yet again it proved right - within only a few minutes of going behind we broke against Cheslyn Hay with Sam Knapton going on a marauding run from deep in his own half and playing it into space for Harry Bevan to expertly put it beyond the keeper - GOAL! 1-1!
The Hart's they continued to press - the midfield trio of Mellor, Morley and Cartwirght working the ball excellently between them and it was via a "Magic Mellor" ball that Alfie Gladwin scored an excellent second - GOAL - Hart's in front!
Just before half-time the nerves were settled further when again Sam Mellor turned provider again for this years top goalscorer, Sam Knapton to put it beyond the keeper - 3-1! GOAL!
At half-time the team were praised on their effort, teamwork and attitude - it was said last week - but there is a clear and genuine pride amongst these lads of playing together but more importantly in my opinion of playing for the school - study together, work together and win together and to come from behind in the first half they showed this in an abundance!
In the second half we continued to play well - massive credit to the workrate of both Jensen Despaclias and Ryan Maclean-Stewart on the wings who ran their socks off and through their awareness of the game and space helped create numerous chances for us!
Then disaster - Cheslyn Hay scored 3-2! Would the Hart's concede the ruck? Surely not?
They held firm and a pinpoint Sam Mellor cross was headed home via the crossbar by Jake Cartwright to make it 4-2! GOAL!
Harts win the cup AGAIN!
Hart School (4) Cheslyn Hay (2)
Team: Sam Wollaston (8) - didnt have a great deal to do but was solid and commanding throughout George Bevan (8) - solid and dependable at full back - especially in the 2nd half Jensen Despaclias (9) - good a full back - better though on the wing 2nd half with space and time to run at them - should have added a 5th late on Mackenzie John (8) - great team player to have - so assured on the ball and quality he gives us options Charlie Rimmer (8) - most capped played in Y9 Hart School history - Mr Reliable and was the same today Joe Morley (9) - class on the ball and a leader on the field - a pleasure to manage Jake Cartwright (9) - his decisive 4th goal killed the game - moved to centre back 2nd half to help us see out the game - great leader and captain Harry Bevan (9) - has strenght that on the eye is decieiving - very quick and clinical - got us the goal that brought us back in the game Ryan Stewart-Maclean (8) - works tirelessly and also was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet Sam Mellor (10) - easily man of the match - incredibly gifted on the ball and he is literally everywhere7 Sam Knapton (9) - played in 3 different positions today - providing assist when moved out to the left wing - good all round performance Alfie Gladwin (8) - deserved his goal with a solid all round performance up top Andrejez Jerome (8) - played at full back and in centre midfield Radley Knight (8) - missed both quater-final and semi-final due to illness - but he made a difference today - calm and composed at left back!
Our students have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with professional choreographers from the exceptionally talented team at Pro Excel once again, to join 1700 young people performing mass movement to Britain’s Got Talent Winner - Tokio Myers!
Opening the Premiership Rugby clash between London rivals Saracens and Harlequins, 60 Hart School students performed three pieces, having worked tirelessly learning very advanced choreography over 4 days of rehearsals at Rugeley Leisure Centre. Well done team! ... See MoreSee Less
The School Dance Team have arrived safely back at school for the final day of term regaling us with stories of their wonderful adventure to Paris.
The girls performance was phenomenal, the producers were hugely impressed with the standard of their piece and in the magical setting of Disneyland, they pulled a flawless performance out of the bag.
Not only did they give the performance of their lives but they had the most amazing time. They were all an absolute credit to both the school and to their families. A group of beautifully mannered, kind and talented young women, who were a privilege to travel with.
I am delighted to enclose our first weekly newsletter ‘Connect with The Hart’, which will provide parents, carers and students with information about key developments within school, as well as an update about our moving to one site from September 2018.
Ellie Harvey competed in Amsterdam at the weekend in the Yokoso Dutch Open Championships. This is her 1st tournament since breaking her foot so no training was done in the run up to it but that didn't stop her from winning 4 GOLDS and 1 BRONZE. These are amazing results at such a high level competition. From over 150 international clubs Ellie's academy, Team SAS, finished TOP of the medals board with 10 Gold, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze.