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Word of the week

Word of the Week: Love

25th April 2017

LOVE (noun) 1. a strong feeling of affection or attraction. Synonyms: fondness, tenderness, warmth, intimacy, attachment Antonym: hatred 2. a great interest and pleasure in …

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Year 11 Prom

25th April 2017

Please note the Year 11 Prom will take place on Monday 3rd July 2017 not the 4th as stated on the Prom letter.          …

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Principal to Retire

25th April 2017

Our long-standing Principal Pamela Massett is to retire in the summer. She said it had been a ‘privilege’ to be at the helm of Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy for the past 10 years but now was the right time …

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Readathon

Readathon Update

7th April 2017

Our students and staff have raised a total of £218 for children in hospitals which is amazing! Special thanks to Mrs Sykes, Librarian, Lauren, Terri-Ann, Ellie and Madeline.  Congratulations to Lauren - …

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Non-uniform Day for Motivated Star Students ONLY

6th April 2017

The academy has been informed that a message has been added to Facebook stating that it is a non-uniform day tomorrow. The academy doesn't have a Facebook account therefore please disregard the posted …

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YPO are taking on apprenticeships

31st March 2017

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Silverware for the tenth year in succession.

29th March 2017

HACA have supported the Pontefract Music Festival by entering the choir and have had success over the past decade or more.  This year posed to be even more successful than usual with the choir scooping up 3 trophies. …

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Airline Masterclass Enterprise Competition

24th March 2017

30 Year 10 Business Studies students were given the opportunity to partake in the Airline Masterclass on Thursday 23rd March 2017. The Airline Masterclass is an enterprise competition aimed to develop students’ …

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HACA Students Turn Models for Top Fashion Photographer

23rd March 2017

HACA students worked with a top fashion photographer in a new exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield.Click Here for further details …

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Students Achieve Grade 1 - Piano

23rd March 2017

Well done Jessica and Rebekah. They both passed their piano exams and achieved Grade 1!  …

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It's a BIG DEAL!

23rd March 2017

On Tuesday 21st March 7 x Year 10 learners attended the University of York to participate in the Big Deal Competition 2017 Launch. The students were fantastic and very enthusiastic; a credit to the academy. They also had a lot of …

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Step aside Mcilroy, Ewan coming through ...

22nd March 2017

Congratulations to our Year 10 student Ewan who won the West Yorkshire Golf Schools Championships at the Howley Hall Golf Club. Despite the very tough weather conditions he won the U18's category by 5 shots. He shot 72 (1 …

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Personal wellbeing experiences for youngsters

22nd March 2017

On Tuesday mornings Year 7 follow a programme of activities that has been designed to enable them to see their education as a whole not just as a set of individual subjects. Activities have included: Personal …

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Outstanding Homework in ABC

20th March 2017

A very well done to our Year 8 students Lexia-Jade, Amelia, Lily, Charlotte and Jude who went above and beyond what was asked of their ABC homework. AMAZING! Each student was awarded a Principal's Commendation and 20 …

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World Book Day Readathon and Busta Rhymes

20th March 2017

Busta Rhymes The books ordered by students have arrived into school and they must come to the English workroom to collect them. World Book Day Readathon Well done to all of those who celebrated World Book …

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“You’re hired!”

15th March 2017

Year 12 Level 2 Business and IT students were involved in a mock interviews event on Tuesday 15th March as part of the Recruitment, Selection and Employment unit of their BTEC First in Business programme. The students were …

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HACA Boys Rugby League Team WIN!

10th March 2017

Congratulations to our Year 7 & 8 Rugby League team who played Cathedral School last night and won 32 - 28. Mr Barlow (HACA's Rugby League Coach) said the team did him proud; they all worked extremely hard and deserved to …

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Parents / Carers of Year 8 - We require your feedback!

7th March 2017

Please complete our Year 8 survey relating to the format of Parents Evening, the progress your child is making and the new format of the assessment systems. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Click the following link …

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Mobile apps

Does your child use apps?

2nd March 2017

As a parent, it is your responsibility to make sure that your child stays safe online.  Whilst many apps are useful tools, some are more concerning. All too often, children (not to mention parents) know very little about how …

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"If I Knew You Were Coming I’d Have Baked a Cake!”

2nd March 2017

On Wednesday 1st March, as part of the Post 16 ‘Be A Volunteer’ day, a group of Level 2 BITE students visited Hemsworth Park Care Home to spend time with the residents and share some delicious home baking! The 30 …

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Yr7 Alternative Curriculum Day

2nd March 2017

Y7 Alternative Curriculum Day ‘Same but Different’ Y7 students were recently involved in an alternative day exploring refugees, asylum seekers, community cohesion, and tolerance, diversity and …

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Young People and Police Engagement - Students, Complete the Short Survey Now

2nd March 2017

The Police would like your help to focus on what engagement between Young People and the Police could look like. Please take a few minutes to answer a few questions on survey monkey to get your voice heard on how you could …

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Pay online

Pay Online is Now Live!

28th February 2017

Schools Cash Office system is now live.  Letters containing activation codes and instructions have been sent to all parents. This system will enable you to make online payments for school trips, school dinners, …

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Principal's Commendations for ABC & History Homework

27th February 2017

A very well done to our Year 8 student Nicole and Year 7 student Oliver who provided outstanding pieces of ABC and History homework. Both Nicole and Oliver received Principal's Commendations and 20 reward points …

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Parents of Year 10 - we want your feedback!

24th February 2017

Please complete our Year 10 survey relating to the format of Parents Evening, the progress your child is making and the new format of the assessment systems. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Click the following link …

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Yr 13 mock interviews take place as part of the Recruitment and Selection unit of BTEC National Business programme.

24th February 2017

Year 13 Business students were involved in a mock interviews event yesterday as part of the Recruitment and Selection unit of their BTEC National Business programme. The students were required to participate in a formal …

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HACA gets involved with Student Volunteering Week

24th February 2017

As part of the National Student Volunteering Week, HACA Student Council have run a series of events this week. In addition to raising awareness about people in need through a Reflections video made by students and Mr …

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Want to help charity by simply doing your favourite pastime?

22nd February 2017

Want to help charity by simply doing your favourite pastime? Then sign up to our World Book Day READATHON! We meet in the  library at lunch on Thursday, 23rd February, where you will receive your reading log, …

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1 Gold, 5 Silver and 14 Bronze Awards taken at the Intermediate Maths Challenge

21st February 2017

Another very successful intermediate maths challenge. In total the students achieved 1 gold, 5 silver and 14 bronze awards. Congratulations to the following students:  Year 11 Shona Fitzpatrick – …

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Students using the Watersons Bus Service - SAVE! SAVE! SAVE!

20th February 2017

Don't forget the Watersons bus scheme starts today! Purchase your ticket online at www.scopay.com/hemsworthacademy (your username and password was sent in the post) or at Student Services. If for any reason you did not …

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Love is in the Air for P16 Students

13th February 2017

On Wednesday 8th February a group of Year 12 BITE students, supported by their teacher Mr Henderson, hosted a successful party for Key Stage 3 students. The Year 12 students were required to work as a group to host an event as part …

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Amazing Apprenticeships

13th February 2017

Teachers or Career Advisers Click Here to access the latest information about apprenticeships.   …

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Free Networking Event - Don't Miss Out!

8th February 2017

The Wakefield South East Traning and Enterprise Centre (WSETEC) based at the South Kirkby Business Park is hosting a free networking event on Friday 3rd March 12.30pm to 2.30pm. If you would like to take this …

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Principal's Commendations are on the rise in English

8th February 2017

Students are really setting high standards in English. Commitment to class work and homework are second to none. We truly are proud of our students. Keep up the fantastic work!  This week both Amy and Angel have been …

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Bookbuzz the new reading programme for Year 7 students

6th February 2017

Bookbuzz is a new reading programme which gives schools the opportunity to offer their Year 7 students the choice of a book from a list of specially selected titles - Click Here to view the Parent Engagement …

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Wakefield Safeguarding Children Board Forum for Designated Safeguarding

30th January 2017

On 25 January HACA hosted the Wakefield Safeguarding Children Board Forum for Designated Safeguarding leads in schools. The event was attended by 40+ delegates from all over the district and the speakers  were from …

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Important Notice Regarding C3 System - Choices for Learning

30th January 2017

The Academy has a 'Choices for Learning' strategy which is embedded within our behaviour policy. Please click here for further information relating to the new changes.  …

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Public Transport Changes for West Yorkshire

27th January 2017

The academy has been notified that there are to be changes to public transport for West Yorkshire. Please click here to view the changes.  …

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Youth Work Team’s Winter Newsletter

26th January 2017

To click a downloadable version Click Here Spring Newsletter Coming Soon!  …

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Parents of Year 9 - we want your feedback

26th January 2017

Please complete our Year 9 survey relating to the format of Parents Evening, the progress your child is making and the new format of the assessment systems. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Click the following link …

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I've got the Golden Ticket

23rd January 2017

Congratulations to our Year 9 student, Aaron, who found the Golden Ticket! As part of the Rewards system, students are now given scratchcards as a reward for their good behaviour and hard work which can win various prizes! …

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Top Students in English

19th January 2017

Principal's Commendations for excellent English homework to Ellie-Mae, Byron &Tyler and a special award to Jess for outstanding student in English for the Autumn term Brilliant, well done to all 4 students. …

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Year 11 Ice Skater takes Silver at the British Championships

16th January 2017

Our Year 11 Ice Skater, Ellie-May, competed at the British Championships held at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham yesterday and placed second! A very well done Ellie-May!    …

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