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japres01Year 13 Japanese Restaurant Visit

Year 13 students on the IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme) Japanese and culture course visited a Japanese Restaurant, Kyoto Sushi Grill, in Ramsgate on 14th March. The objectives of the visit were to experience Japanese food and to use some Japanese phrases there.  We were warmly welcomed by Judy, the owner of the restaurant, and were able to use some basic phrases during our meal time. 

Chicken Katsu curry (chicken cutlet with mild curry on rice), Yakisoba (fried noodle), Yakitori (grilled chicken on skewer), Toritori (Crispy double fried chicken and sweet chili sauce), miso soup, rice and Japanese green tea were served and everyone tried these and enjoyed them thoroughly.  All students managed to use chopsticks beautifully, too!

Read more: Year 13 Japanese Restaurant Visit

CACHECACHE Play group session

Last week, one of the child care rooms at Royal Harbour Academy was turned into a nursery. Students in Year 10, who are studying CACHE invited relatives with young children into the Academy. Students themselves also experienced activities such as making and cooking rainbow toast, cake decoration and using home-made finger paints to create their own works of art.

The purpose of this session was to study the physical, intellectual, social and emotional needs of young children and how cooking activities can support the independence and self-esteem of young children.

Read more: CACHE Play group session

Year 7 Pre-Public Exams

Dear Parent/Carer

As indicated in the newsletter sent out before the Easter holidays, all year 7 students will be sitting a number of pre public examination’s (PPE’s) next week. The timetable for the examination can be seen below.

PPE Table

All students are required to be in school at the normal times and will be taken to the examination rooms by their teachers at the times when they are need. Teaching staff have been preparing the students in lessons this week so they are prepared and ready to sit the examinations.

The Year 7 PPE’s play an important part in preparing students for the increasingly demanding GCSE examinations that they will all be sitting at the end of year 11.

If you have any concerns about the examinations, please contact the school to speak to a member of staff.

Yours sincerely, Mr P Sexton

Senior Leader – Lower School

RHAEaster News Letter 2016

Dear Parents, Carers and Students

It is good to know that many of our Year 11 students who are busy preparing for their forthcoming public exams have already achieved a number of qualifications. The school received excellent English Language results earlier in the year following their sitting of the GCSE exam in November. Around 35 percent of students gained a C grade in English and many students have also secured good passes in Maths and ICT. This success has given a great boost to all the students involved and has really helped with their motivation through this busy part of the year. The school has also run a second set of mock exams in which the students performed well and I want to congratulate Year 11 for their positive attitude and approach.

Read more: Easter News Letter 2016

nat histYear 8 Visit Natural History Museum of London

In February the Year 8 Ethics and Philosophy and Geography Departments invited students to visit The Natural History Museum in London. The objective was to allow the students to investigate the galleries associated with Geology of the Earth and Evolution of plants and animals. The Earth Galleries were the main point of focus for the Geography part of the trip where students were able to learn about plate tectonics, evolution of the earth, geomorphological processes operating on the surface of the planet and environmental aspects of human development, such as the role that people have in altering global climate.

The earthquake simulator was operating alongside many other hands-on activities that the students could engage in, in an effort to understand how the Earth has evolved and changed through the past 4.6 billion years. Afterwards the students were allowed to look in on the lower galleries where there were many exhibits focussing on plants and animals through time and how evolution has come about. Before the students paid their farewells they were able to have a look at the NHM shop and purchase books, mineral specimens and other gifts if they wanted to.

Read more: Year 8 Natural History Museum


Local Business and Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) go that extra mile to support Students from RHA

Students from the Royal Harbour Academy have produced some fantastic photographs of their area after they were encouraged to enter a Photographic Competition organised by Suzy Nina, owner of Suzy Nina Interiors of Addington Street, and Becky Wing, Thanet Mentoring Officer with CACT, a role funded by BBC Children In Need.

A number of students entered photographs they had taken and with the help of Anita Bates, a local Thanet Photographer, they were put on display in Suzy Nina’s shop for locals to look at and vote for an overall winner. The photographs were also offered for sale to raise money for a local charity; the young people decided the recent Salvation Army Appeal to install showers for Thanet’s homeless to use, would receive the money, which has now reached £400 and still rising.

With the support of Suzy Nina and Anita Bates, at the Awards Evening on 16th March, the students were able to see their entries mounted, framed and on display in Addington Street’s Falstaff Hotel in the historic Wellington Room, as well as getting the opportunity to meet some of the people that had purchased them. Two locals who wanted to remain anonymous also provided the prizes for the winning photograph and all those that entered. 

Post 16+ Transport Policy Consultation

KCC has a legal duty to consult on its Post 16 Transport Policy each year and publish this by 31 May.  For the 2016/17 academic year there are no proposed changes to the existing policy.  Kent continues to favour the subsidy of its 16+ Travel Card as its main mechanism for supporting Kent's young adults in accessing a full breadth of education, training or work based learning opportunities. Kent also has a team of Independent Travel Trainers to support those students with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, who may require training to travel on public transport and to be able to access the Kent 16 Travel Card.

Below is a link to the KCC website where we aim to capture feedback to the consultation.  From this page both providers and learners can access the details of the proposed policy, further questions and answers and the feedback form for the proposals.

I would be very grateful if you could please make every effort to inform your existing and any prospective students of this consultation which will run until Monday 9 May.  In addition to this link I have attached an e-poster for ease.  It would be extremely helpful if you could arrange for this to be printed and displayed in a prominent position so that we can capture a wide range of feedback from all relevant stakeholders.  If you have a way to send the link electronically to your learners this too would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.  If you require any further information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Scott Bagshaw, Head of Fair Access

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