Science teacher, Ms Choudhary joined Hockerill in September, here she tells us a bit more about herself and looks back on her first term.
Friday 25th November saw 240 pupils and parents from last year's Year 11 gather for the GCSE Presentation Evening, Mr Markham shares his comments to the students.
What does Music tell us about ourselves?
Ahead of Sixth Form Open Morning three of our Year 12s talk about their first half term in Sixth Form and their experience of the IB so far. Zoe Foster was a day boarder at Hockerill from Year 7 to 11 and is now a day student, fellow day student Sonya Sinadinova, originally from Bulgaria, studied at Burnt Mill in Harlow and Stanley Hinton was here for Year 7 before moving to Amsterdam then Manchester and is now back boarding in Thames.
Mr Markham's thoughts for students - new and returning - as we embark on the new academic year.
Over the summer holidays the College ran 3 very successful trips overseas for Year 12 students; they had the chance to go to Greece to take part in a science research trip, to India to work at a school helping to stage a show with the students or to Uganda, working with trainees at Kira Farm, supported by the British charity Amigos, as they learn skills to enable them to earn a living and take control of their futures.
Head Boy, Noah Lawson talks to Dr Letten about his time at Hockerill and his plans for the future - and is delighted to discover that he is not saying goodbye just yet.
Hockerill's Annual Speech day took place on Saturday 25th June giving us a chance to reflect on the year, celebrate achievements, look to the future and say farewell and good luck to our Year 13s. Chair of Governors, Sally Havers, gave her final Speech Day speech as Chair and it is here in full for those who couldn't attend - well worth a read.
Mrs Barbara Shellard has been part of things at Hockerill for over 3 decades, she is retiring at the end of this academic year and here Head Girl, Olivia Tomlinson talks to her about her time here.
We will miss you, Barbara!
Year 12's Sam Honey comments on recent visit from Mark Prisk, MP.
With the growing focus on the mental health of our children and young people in the media Mrs Rajakumar explains how we are using mindfulness across the college.
On the 15th March a group of drama and history students attended a performance of Alan Bennett's The History Boys at The Rhodes Centre and featuring one of our year 11 students, Joe Llewelyn in one of the main roles. Here his classmates, Theo Chan and Freya Rowson, talk to him about the experience.
Andy Lines, Chief Reporter for the Daily Mirror, who once scooped a world exclusive interview after doorstepping US president Bill Clinton, drops in for coffee and a chat and to pass on some of what he has learnt during his career.
Click on the link for Laura's fantastic account of her trip to Uganda.
Tonight saw the last of three nights of fantastic festive performances from over 150 of our musicians. Such a busy time time for the music department and we still have the Carol Concert to look forward to on 15th.
A new student written newspaper is now available. Please use the link below to see the first two issues.
Tilly Kingsley, 13, from Hertfordshire has raised £1,071 for the new Macmillan Woodlands Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
Hockerill Year 9 and 10 students take the Gold Prize in the Japan Webpage Contest for Schools 2014-15!
The Equestrian team consisting of Ines Harper (pictured), Maia Dilloway, Kitty Haslam and Alice Somerville were placed 3rd in an Inter-School’s show-jumping competition last weekend.
There was high excitement during the Maths Showcase on Thursday the 5th of February. With much fanfare the Pythagorator was unveiled.
This is a very interesting article on attitudes towards the learning of foreign languages. We particularly like this quote from ........
Take a look at the New In Parallel magazine described by it's editors below:
With this multilingual online magazine, we, the students of Hockerill Anglo-European College, want to promote multiculturalism. As students of an international school, we experience not only culture clashes, but also open-mindness and cultural exchange every day. By writing about different cultures, global issues and varied topics, we want to share our thoughts, both in our mother tongue and in English as the lingua franca, with readers from all around the world.
While exchanges at Hockerill thrive, it's good to remember that it isn't the same everywhere. (See the link below)
Bernice McCabe, Headmistres of the North London Collegiate School has made a speech on ways to invigorate Foreign Language Teaching
(see the article via the link below)
Relive Speech Day 2014.
The inaugural HOSA Charity Cricket Tournament took place on Sunday 22nd June at Hockerill.
Pendant les vacances de février, les élèves de Year 9 et 10 ont participé à l’échange avec le Collège Collège Sainte-Véronique de Liège en Belgique, accompagnés par Mademoiselle Peau, Madame Coveney, Madame Jones, Madame Clément et moi-même.
Year 12 – viaje de estudios a Galicia, abril 2014. Esta foto fue sacada en el parque natural Fragas do Eume.
The long season of language orals is drawing to a close to the relief of students and staff alike! The sessions have gone very smoothly and students are to be congratulated for their preparation and their exceptional language skills.
During the Easter break a group of Year 12s went to Alvarella in the beautiful region of Galicia for a 5 day Spanish study trip. The programme combined periods of study with opportunities to use their enhanced skills on excursions to local places of interest. This was a highly successful trip, enjoyed by all concerned and one which we intend to add to our Trips Programme in the future.
During the Easter Holidays, a team of three riders participated in the Eastern Regional ‘Arena Eventing’ competition at the Norton Heath Equestrian Centre
This year, Winchester prefects decided they wanted to organise events to raise money for The Girl Effect, www.thegirleffect.org a charity which helps girls from different countries who live in poverty, receive a good education and learn skills they can use later in life.
The Roding & Rochester girls worked exceptionally hard on the Saturday afternoon dressing the tables with white linen table cloths and very patiently created the most fantastic designs from red serviettes with the assistance of Miss Tennison.
Year 11 will sit their mock Science exams after half term