Every class celebrated Lag Ba’Omer last month with special outings – including treetop adventures at Go Ape!
After finishing their SATs tests, Year 6 went on a residential trip to Kingswood activity centre, where they worked in teams, overcame some fears and had fantastic new experiences, getting them ready for life beyond Sacks Morasha. They continue their full programme of special activities, trips and communal work in the coming month, as well as preparing for their production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’! For more photos and news, visit our Facebook page.
Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut were memorably commemorated at school. Thanks to all the staff, visitors, PTA, volunteers and of course the students for making this year’s Yom Hazikaron so meaningful and for celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday in such fantastic style. For plenty more photos, videos and news, visit our Facebook page.
Thanks to the hard work of Howard Josephs, Ben Tenenblat and their teams, a dinner to celebrate our tenth anniversary raised over £150,000, which will go towards the second phase of the school’s premises. Guests were treated to a live question-and-answer session between Lord Sacks and four recentalumni: Ella Goldstein (now at Haberdashers’ Girls), Eli Haffner (Haberdashers’ Boys), Adina Kut (JfS) and Aron Yona (Hasmonean Boys). Our guest of honour was Founding Honorary Principal, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis. There was also a fabulous performance by the school choir.
Following the standard one-day inspection by Ofsted on 30 January 2018, we received a letter on 4 March confirming that our school was maintaining its ‘Good’ rating. This was the best outcome we could obtain at this time, given Ofsted’s new system. However, in a fantastic addition, Ofsted recommended the school now has a full inspection as they recognise Sacks Morasha is on its journey to being Outstanding. We anticipate a full two-day inspection soon. See the full letter.
The past fortnight has been fantastic. Purim celebrations went ahead despite the snow, with a wonderful megilla reading by some of our students, a costume parade and sharing mishloach manot.
Science Week featured Year 5’s Science Fair and many parents and grandparents – including Simon Yona, Lara Josephs, Suzi Rose and Lord Winston – spoke to students about their work in various scientific fields.
Our chess team finished the Barnet League this season in 7th place out of 22 teams – a fantastic achievement in one of the most competitive leagues in the country, and the Year 5 and 6 cross-country runners did brilliantly in the annual Barnet competition, with Dina Silverman winning her race. There has also been a trip to Verulamium, a road-safety outing and the school choir’s performance in the outstanding JFS Gala Concert.
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