ICT and Computer Science

The week commencing 24th September 2018, all of the Year 8 Computer Science students at the Hazeley academy were taught about the Copyright law.

The law was introduced to protect individuals who have created original pieces of work. This can be in the form of books, music and computer software etc.

Currently, it is estimated that 40% of all software is copied illegally. This is a real problem in society. Especially, in this digital age where technology is so advanced and the methods of refabricating are endless.

The students were shown a video about the stance of various organisations and YouTube on the copyright law, and how people could be infringing the law e.g. if a member of the public went to the cinema and started recording segments of the latest blockbuster movie and posted it onto YouTube.

There were some very interesting discussions going on. Another example that was discussed, if a student had spent 30 minutes on completing some coursework in class and needed to go to the toilet. Then the person next to them uses that as an opportunity to copy their work that is also a form of copyright infringement.

A few Magenta principles were embedded into the lesson, students were given 5 useful and reliable sources for the copyright law and were instructed to REDUCE all of that information into a concise 5 slide informative presentation to raise awareness of the copyright law.

At the end of the lesson the students learnt being creative is good, but don’t copy as that is morally and ethically wrong. Also, if your work has been copied or stolen. The law will protect you. There are also consequences of copyright infringement. This can be fines and in some cases prison sentences. The severity of the punishment is based on each individual case.

 

World Mental Health Day 10th October 2018

World Mental Health Day 10 October 2018

Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time but on 10 October the Hazeley Academy had a great day to showcase our Mental Health Ambassadors and support better mental health for everyone.

World Mental Health Day was first celebrated in 1992 as an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global organisation with members in over 150 countries. The aim of the day is to raise awareness and advocacy against social stigma.

At Hazeley, our young people held a stall in the foyer during the day with a suggestion box for all students and staff to put in ideas to improve wellbeing and a mental health survey to find out what issues are affecting our community.

With many thanks to everyone who took part!

#stop bullying forever

The Hazeley Mental Health Ambassadors

PE and SMSC

PE and SMSC

Physical Education and sport plays a huge role in the promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of young people.

Sport develops:

  • Feelings and values towards team mates and opponents,
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Reflection
  • Respecting the law
  • Recognising right and wrong
  • Social skills
  • Participate, volunteer and cooperation
  • Accepting each other
  • Respect
  • Celebrating diversity.

At the Hazeley Academy, we have entered a large number of competitions to help encourage the development of SMSC. The following are the results of the 2018-19 season so far :

 

DATE SCHOOL FILTER ROUND ACTIVITY LEAGUE TEAM 1 VS TEAM 2 VENUE RESULT
10/9/2018 HAZ 1 FOOTBALL BOYS Y8 COUNTY CUP HAZ vs THORPE HOUSE HAZELEY W8 – 1
13/9/2018 HAZ 1 FOOTBALL BOYS Y9 COUNTY CUP HAZ vs HIGHCREST HIGHCREST W8 – 0
17/9/2018 HAZ 1 FOOTBALL BOYS Y11 COUNTY CUP HAZ vs CHA CHA W4 – 0
18/9/2018 HAZ 1 FOOTBALL BOYS Y7 COUNTY CUP HAZ vs SHL HAZELEY W7 – 0
20/9/2018 HAZ 1 FOOTBALL BOYS YEAR 9 POOL C HAZ vs SHL SHL W9 – 0
24/9/2018 HAZ 1 NETBALL U16 POOL B HAZ vs WEB HAZELEY W15 – 7
25/9/2018 HAZ 1 FOOTBALL BOYS Y10 COUNTY CUP HAZ vs GREAT MARLOW GMS W3 – 2
26/9/2018 HAZ 1 FOOTBALL BOYS U18 COUNTY CUP HAZ vs WH HAZELEY L1 – 2
26/9/2018 HAZ 1 FOOTBALL GIRLS U16 COUNTY CUP HAZ vs ST PAULS HAZELEY L3 – 7
26/9/2018 HAZ 1 FOOTBALL BOYS U14 NATIONAL CUP HAZ vs CAROLINE CHISHOLM CCS W9 – 2
27/9/2018 HAZ 1 RUGBY YEAR 8 HAZ vs DEN HAZELEY W60 – 5
27/9/2018 HAZ 1 FOOTBALL GIRLS U16 COUNTY CUP HAZ vs WALTON HIGH WALTON HIGH L3 – 2
1/10/2018 HAZ 1 FOOTBALL GIRLS GIRLS Y9 POOL B HAZ vs OUS NEWPORT PAGNELL D1 – 1
4/10/2018 HAZ 1 FOOTBALL GIRLS U16 COUNTY CUP HAZ vs STANTONBURY HAZELEY L1 – 2

Rick Hall

Head of PE

SMSC & Science

STEM + at Hazeley

Last week, 10 students attended a panel interview to secure a place on the engineering education scheme. Year 12 students were expected to write a formal application and those who were successful, were invited to an interview hosted by our sponsors, SMC pneumatics. The panel consisted of three engineers from the company as well as two Hazeley governors.

The feedback from the panel was exceptional. Mrs Maggie Wyke commented in an email:

Please send my genuine congratulations to all who participated- they had worked really hard on their applications and honestly all did so well in the interviews They represented themselves and the sixth form in an amazing way, very impressive and everyone should feel very proud of their abilities and performance today. Wishing them every success in this project and the future.

 

The successful candidates are (from left to right):

Angus Peck, Daudi Wampampa, Lataya Gbadamosi, Santhiya Chandrakumar ,Jake Hawkins. Khashayar Ebrahimi (absent from photo).

 

 

 

History SMSC and the start of term

17th September 2018

As we commence a new academic year, we have encouraged students to consider their own history by creating their own life-timeline and have offered a warm welcome to our new year seven students. Eve Corby has written about her history lessons:

My experience so far in history has been great. I really enjoy the lessons and they are not only informative but also fun. As well as this, Philosophy and Ethics and Geography have been brilliant too! The teachers make the lessons interesting and interactive so we can make new friends and talk to different people. The teachers are all amazing. They think of great ways to keep us enthusiastic and concentrated. They are really funny but stern when they need to be. The teachers and students have been very helpful to make sure that I was at the correct lesson at the right time and with the right equipment. I have really enjoyed it and hopefully I will enjoy the next 5 years of my school life.

Non-Uniform Day Friday 20th July 2018 – Hula Charity for Enigma House

 

 

 

 

Creativity Showcase 18th July 2018 (4:30pm – 6:30pm)

‘We would like to take this opportunity to invite all parents to attend the Creativity Showcase on 18th July at 4:30pm.  We look forward to welcoming you to see the hard work and dedication that our students have applied in the Creativity subjects this year’.

Amy McInerney

FTSA (Creativity)

Student Council and Mental Health Ambassador Training Day

This week we had a full training day with Roz from the Milton Keynes Youth Cabinet to develop leadership skills, consider our plans for next year and how we make Student Voice more integrated next year. We began by getting to know each other by finding out key ideas about each other. We then learnt about how we all have different opinions and the need to listen to each other. We did an interesting activity where we pretended to be famous people who made decisions but hadn’t asked anyone any questions first e.g. a politician offering everyone in school a free curry dinner.

We welcomed Clara McDermott from the Walnuts School who explained to everyone about autism and what it looks like when you meet someone with autism including the Triad of Impairment:

  1. Flexibility of thought
  2. Social interaction
  3. Emotional interaction

This was followed by students preparing speeches and having one minute to talk including Millie’s lovely story about her cat, Valentina about the importance of communication and Shiloh as a business entrepreneur.

 

         

   

 

History SMSC Blog

On Monday 2nd July, the Hazeley Academy enjoyed hosting the prospective Year Seven students in our Year Six to Seven transition day. History, amongst others had the pleasure of taking the prospective Year Seven students for their first ever Hazeley lesson. In History we decided to focus on giving the students an introducing with something they will encounter again if they choose the subject at GCSE; the Vietnam War and Vietcong.

We were astounded by the engagement and enthusiasm of the students, who quickly grasped the difference between American and Vietnamese tactics, and the consequences arising from these tactics. Additionally the students were able to demonstrate their creativity through different methods, including diagrams of potential sabotage weapons, and play-dough tunnels which the Vietcong would use to keep away from American soldiers.

When the students found out that the level of the history which they were learning was in fact GCSE, they were excited and impressed with their own progress. Through this lesson students were able to develop a good understanding of the moral implications of the tactics used by both groups of soldiers, as well as the social impact which war can have on people of a nation facing conflict, whether it is war happening in your home nation, or how you react to the horrors of war when it is exposed to the population.

Transition Day was a great success for all involved, but we found it to be an excellent experience in the History Department, and therefore we look forward to meeting our new cohort again in September.

 

 

Starship Robot at Hazeley Academy

Starship Robot at Hazeley Academy

Today the Student Council were really pleased to welcome Mo Eisa from the Starship Robot and John Marshall from the MK Foodbank.

The Starship Robot visited our year 9 Design and Technology students lesson and Mo explained all the different technical aspects that have been developed with the robot. It was really interesting to hear that they had experimented with the robots in Milton Keynes to see how they would be accepted e.g. they placed one of the robots on its side, and just as we would help other people who had fallen over, within a minute the people of Milton Keynes had come to the rescue of the robot and set it up straight again!

After the lesson the Starship Robot demonstrated how it made collections of the food and toiletries donations and transported them to another area of the school where it was met by Mr Nelson.

This was an amazing opportunity for our students to experience the most up-to-date technology out there and being used in Milton Keynes. Many thanks to Mo and John for arranging this for our Hazeley students.

Lesley Mckenzie

 

 

 

 

Student Voice and Cucina

The Student Council invited Cucina to their meeting to discuss what is going really well  in the Hazeley canteen, ask questions and make a few suggestions. Students learnt how healthy Cucina food was including their slush drinks that are made with fresh fruit and count as one of their five a day. Students offered lots of ideas about what types of food they would like to see in the canteen and using the new disposable wooden cutlery to avoid using plastic wherever possible as part of our attempts to improve the environment.

Many thanks to Paul and Tracy for bringing food and drink tasters!

The Student Council

 

Milton Keynes Mental Health Competition – Hazeley wins 1st Prize!

Well Done to our Year 8’s who attended the celebration rewards and conference held by the MK Youth Cabinet at MK Council offices on Tuesday 10th July 2018.

Hazeley achieved first place amongst all schools across Milton Keynes with their sculpture entry organised by the amazing Miss Huggan.

Congratulations to:

Molly Bunnage 8CA2

Carla Lozano-McInerney 8EA2

Lily Massingham 8CS2

Archie Pavey 8VY1

Joe Sanchez-Garcia 8EA2

Ali Janjua 8VY2

 

The students attended workshops on a number of different topics including:

What is mental health?

Drugs and alcohol and mental health

Our brain and dealing with trauma

Bullying and mental health

 

Lesley Mckenzie

Director of Creativity

 

STEM Club – Network Rail Friday 10th August 2018

Summer STEM Club – Network Rail

‘Thank you!’ to Hazeley Academy and Student Council support with MK Foodbank Collection 2018

A massive ‘thank you!’ from Felicity in year 8 who organised the MK Foodbank collection this year and the whole of the Student Council for all the food bank donations that you made!

The results are:

Cobra 59 donations

Victory 136 donations

Colossus 140 donations

Enigma 307 donations

The form with the most is:

Mr Monte’s amazing 8EA1 who donated an incredible 210 items! The winning chocolates are on their way!

Well done also to Mr Laurie’s form 8EA2 for bringing in a massive 70 items – a real team effort!

A picture of our students on MK FM advertising the foodbank:

As a school we collected 642 items which will make a real difference to those in need in Milton Keynes.

Confidence Character and Creativity Rewards

Form groups were rewarded with an opportunity to use the inflatables for with the winners for each year group based on Tutor Groups with the Highest House Points as well as having the Highest Average Attendance.

Well Done to the following Form Groups:

8VY1              10CA1             9CS1        10EA1

7EA1               9VY2              8CS1         7VY1

10EA1 had the best attendance so were rewarded by using the inflatables outside on the field for one hour in lesson 5. We really enjoyed the assault course because it was fun going against everyone in a race because I am very competitive. Everyone was having fun and we were all sharing the equipment. This was all arranged as a reward for good attendance and students really appreciated this.  (Maddison Smith Year 10)

Hazeley offered students a reward for good attendance so we went outside for fun activities. This included bouncy castles, and other inflatables. There was a year 10 and year 8 students doing sumo wrestling which they both really enjoyed!  (Georgia Titley Year 10)