Ambassadors trip to Bogle Hole
37 student ambassadors came with us to Boggle Hole and each one of them were outstanding and such a fantastic credit to the Academy. Boggle Hole staff were over the moon with them, and even came back to personally thank you for bringing such a gorgeous group. Very polite, fully engaged and all got involved. The students all worked so well together, no matter what age group & even if they have never worked together before. So lovely to see the older ones taking the younger ones under their wings. We walked along the cliff top to Robin Hoods Bay, took part in a treasure hunt and had hot choc & toasted marshmallows around a fire pit while listening to stories from long ago. Today we went on a seaside safari looking in all of the rock pools on the beach. In the afternoon, some took buckets & spades to the beach & others went exploring in the woods. All exhausted but had such an amazing time! Loved every minute! That’s what Hillsview is all about!
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Barcelona June 2019
It was very difficult trying to condense the number of photos we took into just one small album so this is the best I could do! A fabulous trip with fabulous kids (and staff!) A huge thank you to Glenn and Joy for supporting me with such a successful trip. I am sure you will see from the photos what amazing kids we have at Hillsview. Their conduct and behaviour was exceptional, their attitudes towards a new culture was a credit to them all.
Thanks for everyone's support
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Feeding Britain's Future
On 25th April, we had Richard for IGB in with 2 staff from the Training Academy (Sarah & Kyle), Asda to deliver a workshop linking Food & Nutrition to the world of work. The students looked at a wide range of careers and also discussed the top 8 skills required by employers. They discussed interview techniques and also about first impressions. The event was fantastic and the students were all fully engaged and took a lot of skills & ideas away with them for their futures.
Year 9 girls attended Teesside University for the Hello World. They were exemplary, creative and showed amazing problem solving skills. The lecturers we worked with commented on how strong they were. The cyber security session was a points based competition with tasks to complete. Our girls were in teams of 4 and scored almost double the points and completed double the tasks of the others schools who had up to 12 in a team!.They produced some fantastic stop motion animations. Well Done!
Whitby Rotary Clubs - Tech Tournament
Year 10 and Year 8 teams were amazing at the technology tournament in Whitby. All teams showed determination and fantastic teamwork and Year 10 Hillsview team came second in their age category against various other schools.
Proud to be Hillsview!!!
Ex Student - Amy Cosgrove
Last week, we had a visit from an ex student, Amy Cosgrove. She came in to hold assemblies with Year 7 and 8 Girls to raise their aspirations and help them to aspire to aim high. Amy is currently training to be an asyJet pilot and studied at Eston Park School and Normanby 6th Form 2004-2011. Alongside Maths, English and Science, I chose to study German, Resistant Materials and Geography for GCSE, and for A-Level, I chose to study Maths, Physics and German. I knew these subjects would be helpful in pursuing my dream of becoming a pilot, but I enjoyed studying them too. I certainly wasn’t the most academically gifted at school, but I worked extremely hard to attain the grades that I needed to go on to study at University. I chose to study Maths and German at the University of Leeds, two subjects I really enjoyed and ones which would provide me with good career prospects should my pilot dreams not take-off. Upon graduating, I spent a few years working various jobs in translation and marketing to save up to go travelling for 4 months around the world. It was once I got back, with my education and some experience under my belt, that I decided it was time to finally chase my dream and apply to easyJet’s pilot training programme! Amy's advice to our students was - Work hard, have a dream and never give up – you never know where you might end up.
Inspirational Woman work shadowing
Today Charlotte Crane was shadowing Anna Turley , Local MP for Redcar and Cleveland, they had a lot of media interest, she had an interview with The Northern Echo and with Radio Tees. (Click here to listen). Anna said she was the one inspired today after working with Charlotte and was so impressed with her determination and amount of involvement in so many activities. She also praised the Academy for supporting our students with experiences such as these. Charlotte supported Anna to a primary school to raise awareness of politics, democracy & voting. She then went to Pets At Hope to look at the facilities and support animal welfare. Well done Charlotte!
Houses of Parliament/ Imperial College Visit
Great visit at the Houses of Parliament and Imperial College with the high attaining Year 10 students
The students met Stockton South MP, Dr Paul Williams, who spent some time speaking to the students about his career path and how he got into politics, he also spoke about how he represents his area in the Houses of Commons and his concerns about Brexit. The Queen & Royal Family were also expected at Westminster to a Commonwealth Service so they also got to see a bit of the build up. The students have been outstanding throughout the day and their behaviour has been exemplary.
Olivia Webster shadowing Councillor Karen King
Message from Councillor King -
I spent a lovely day with Olivia from Hillsview Academy as part of the Inspiring women's programme. After picking her up at the town Hall we headed to Danby Castle for a business meeting with the owner Carolyn, who gave us a tour and we chatted about the change in legislation regarding outdoor weddings and the hours of work involved with running a successful wedding business. We then headed for lunch at Rose and Potter, talked to Amanda about her journey into business, met with Sheila who talked about community work with Marske in Bloom and Marske Community Partnership. Next stop my office, where I think Olivia was a little shocked at my diary and wondered if I ever sleep (no is the answer to that. We were only there for half an hour or so during which time I took 4 new bookings and enquiries) then to the Lit to see the talented Paula Day and her Tuesday afternoon choir who talked about what they do to help the community, involving new members with Parkinson's and raising money, they also sang us a few songs. On to the Council, a quick coffee, tour of the Mayor's office and parlour, council chamber and public gallery, introduction to the officers from democratic services then over to meet the hard working social workers in the Fostering Team. I hope she enjoyed the experience and I did joke that after spending just part of a day with me, and her knowing what I still had left to do before I clocked off, I may have just inspired her to want to be a man. Thanks to everyone who found time to meet us and for your company Olivia and good luck with your GCSE's and voluntary work - you have a bright future ahead of you,
Today, 20 Year 9 girls went to Inspire2Learn for an Inspiring Girls Event. The girls met lots of amazing women from industry including Teesside’s Business Woman of the Year. Hopefully the girls have had a great insight into the opportunities available and taken a lot of advice away from the professionals. We would like to thank Andrew & his staff and also all of the professionals who gave their time to work with the girls.
“Live Well, Live More”
On Monday 4th March a group of Year 7 students were taken to Teesside University for an event called “Live Well, Live More”. Students took part in a variety of workshops including Yoga/Healthy Living/Mindfulness & Relaxation. They also got the opportunity to meet Dave & Steve from “The Happy Pear” who told them about their career path and how healthy living helped them to progress.
Cambridge University Visit - Feb 19
We have had a fantastic day and had a good insight into the University, courses and student life. We were also very lucky to see Kings College too. We would like to thank Deb Wyke & Gavin Rodgers from TVCT for organising the visit and also Kathryn Singleton from Cambridge University for hosting us.
MFC Foundation #iwill programme
The students involved in the MFC Foundation #iwill programme, finalised their projects after 8 weeks of planning, teamwork, communication and organisation. The Year 8 children raised the money for their chosen companies through holding a bake sale, raffle, speed cage event and guess the sweets in the jar.. The money will be spent differently for both projects - one will purchase sensory toys for the children to support them with their Autism at Beverley School. The other went towards hosting a Christmas Party for the elderly residents, staff and families at the local care homes at Briarwood and Primrose Court. Well done to all involved!
Year 9 Boys at Inspire2Learn for an Inspiring Boys Event
The student had the opportunity to speak with and listen to a range of employers, including:
Chief Executive of Wilton Engineering
Tees Valley Wildlife Trust
Army - Mechanical Engineers
Pete Keeay - Tracerco
The students discussed a variety of career paths, opportunities and how to stand out from the crowd. They were also told about having the right attitude and determination to do well in their futures.
Immunisation online form
Please see link below for the form that requires your online immunisation completion.
The Head - Year 9 DTP+MenACWY Immunisations Consenting Details.