Weekly Newsletter

Mr Winstone (Principal) publishes a weekly newsletter. As this often includes images of children, only the school community have access to it. We feel that having a newsletter serves several important purposes, including:

Communication: Our newsletter is an effective way to keep parents, pupils, and staff informed about school news, events, and important information such as upcoming exams, schedule changes, or policy updates.

Engagement: Our newsletter also aims to build a sense of community and engagement within the school, by highlighting pupil achievements, sharing stories from the school community, and showcasing upcoming events and activities.

Education: Our newsletter is used to educate parents and pupil on topics related to academic success, wellness, or social-emotional learning, providing them with valuable insights and resources.

Overall, our school newsletter is a powerful communication tool that helps to keep the entire school community informed, engaged, and connected.

If you get a chance, some paper copies are available in our front foyer. We hope you enjoy reading about our learning journey.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a powerful online learning platform that offers several benefits to both staff and pupils. Here are five key benefits of using Google Classroom:

  1. Streamlined learning: Google Classroom simplifies the process of managing and organising assignments, materials, and communication within a virtual classroom. Teachers can create and distribute assignments, share resources, provide feedback, and communicate with students all in one central location.

  2. Enhanced Collaboration: Google Classroom promotes collaboration and interaction amongst pupils. It provides a platform for students to work together, sharing ideas, and provide feedback to their peers. The integration with other Google tools like Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides allows for real-time collaboration, enabling students to work simultaneously on the same document.

  3. Easy Assignment Management: With Google Classroom, teachers can create, distribute, and collect assignments digitally. This eliminates the need for printing and physical submissions, reducing paperwork and making it easier to manage. Teachers can provide feedback directly on the assignments, and pupils can submit their work electronically, saving time for both parties.

  4. Efficient Communication: Google Classroom offers a convenient communication channel between teachers and pupils. Teachers can make announcements, share important information, and answer pupils' questions within the platform. This ensures that everyone is on the same page and reduces the need for back-and-forth emails or messaging on different platforms.

  5. Seamless Integration with Google Tools: Google Classroom seamlessly integrates with other popular Google tools, such as Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. This integration allows teachers and pupils to easily access and share files, collaborate on documents, and integrate multimedia elements into their assignments. It provides a comprehensive suite of tools that support various learning activities and enhances the overall learning experience.

These benefits make Google Classroom a valuable tool for modern classrooms, enabling efficient organisation, collaboration, and communication in the digital learning environment. Once you join HTL we will regularly update your child's stream with learning, pictures and events.