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23/05/18

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Thank you to everyone for making our annual possible – giving Year 10 students a taste of working life in Canary Wharf and the City of London. Including . Find out more https://t.co/jsW1agOslw https://t.co/5890WmJaRc

22/05/18

Thanks for a great game. Look forward to the next one!

16/05/18

Jordy says: "I'm very proud of my silver badge. Now I want to get 6000 points!" https://t.co/I0FYMfspvO

16/05/18

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Stressed about exams? Learning how to make the best use of stress can be very helpful. Read psychologist 's blog on managing exam stress https://t.co/7LeuD78qyc

15/05/18

Desaan, Bobby, Axel, Mahmud, Jordy and Hassan enjoy a special breakfast to celebrate being the first students to reach 5,000 Harris Points. Well done boys! Wear those silver lapel badges with pride :-) https://t.co/n0iKXmnwxH

11/05/18

"Once more unto the breach..." How Henry V's inspiring words are helping our boys get great grades. "Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood," "stand like greyhounds in the slips," and download our special assembly presentation... https://t.co/XuwY5mCw7r https://t.co/UBPSqez4OD

11/05/18

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Associate Assistant Principal: Science Lead required .Apply now https://t.co/xwxnDamQon https://t.co/QRjjd4jtvx

09/05/18

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A BIG thank you to Lord Harris, who the spent the morning at Harris Garrard Academy meeting students and unveiling a plaque to mark our official opening. “You’re going to make this school really outstanding,” he told our girls and boys. https://t.co/HQThcOFFlM

04/05/18

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A big well done to Harris Boys East Dulwich Year 8/9 🏀Basketball winners!! Thank you to our hosts , your sports leaders were amazing again! 👏🙌🎽🏀🏆🥇 skills https://t.co/Spi9fKzHdf

01/05/18

Our latest student periodical is out now... covering everything from the with China, , the of toys, how the Mafia started, who thought up ... and lots more. Articles written by students. Download from https://t.co/3uDbAyLxUU. Enjoy! https://t.co/sHLVNVHKsT

18/04/18

Safe and happy - see the results of our student survey https://t.co/fJuS90wOZl. “I am delighted that our students feel so safe and happy while at school. I am especially pleased with how secure they feel during unstructured time such as break and lunch." Mr Carey https://t.co/94KF5JQGLz

16/04/18

Stuck for ideas on what to read? Wondering what to read after 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'? Check out our recommended reading lists including top 10 for and loads more at https://t.co/M73fZYHs9t https://t.co/cr0AlWcrNv

11/04/18

"Very proud of all our MANY boys who received certificates for outstanding effort, attainment and progress at the end of last term." Mr Ingham Full story and pics at https://t.co/GSiu4haHE1 https://t.co/0e9O6WsxKw

07/04/18

Download pictures and films from . Loads to look back on and enjoy here https://t.co/TkFvpv6ovE https://t.co/3Tuk6LWf3v

07/04/18

A huge THANK YOU to our staff who gave up 9 days of their Easter hols to make happen, to the families who saved up for the trip, and to this fabulous group of students who made friends wherever they went by their exemplary behaviour. Simply unforgettable! https://t.co/GwmyqnlSTj

05/04/18

Our beginner groups took the challenging run through the forest this morning at . Watch them in action! https://t.co/PP8VLP82oK. Fantastic work everyone... https://t.co/V2Y2re6rg4

05/04/18

Boys.... stuck for ideas on what to read??? Check out the Year 7-10 recommended reading lists on our page at https://t.co/SYV3OIzweZ. Loads of compelling suggestions, plus new recommendations for the summer term https://t.co/mYysPIDFh6

04/04/18

Lots of pictures and films from Crans Montana today at https://t.co/a434hrUVPI. See our beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders in action... We're soooo proud of this group and how well they are doing! https://t.co/EjoJhKBD66

04/04/18

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04/04/18

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Students are developing nicely with a push for beginners to move to the intermediate levels tomorrow. https://t.co/2ZL7iWKG9F https://t.co/OYAvW0oVEU

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Posted on September 13th 2017

The first Week of Year 7 - In Students' Own Words

We dropped into the canteen at lunchtime yesterday to ask some of our new Year 7 students what they thought of their first days at secondary school. Here’s what they told us.


Sky (left) says...

Sky, Mehdi

"In Year 6 you’re the biggest in the school so here you go from being the biggest to the smallest. I felt both nervous and excited on my first day but the best thing has been meeting people and making friends."


Ayush and Miqdam say...

Miqdam, Ayush

Ayush (right): "On the first day I felt pretty nervous because you don’t know what to expect or where to go. The biggest surprise has been that I actually learnt my way to go around the building.”

Miqdam (left): "My favourite lesson has been science so far, because we got to use bunsen burners."


Sebastian says...

“The teachers are nice but firm so that no silliness happens and we do really fun things. The favourite lessons so far have been dance and science because they taught me stuff I didn’t know before. I like the uniform, it’s comfy and I feel smart.”


Deandre and Tomi say...

Deandre, Tomi

Deandre (left) "I’ve found it a nice working environment and I like how all the students are respectful. It’s well mannered and organised. Also I like the canteen. It’s my favourite part of the day because I like the food. I have school dinners. My favourite dinner so far has been on Fridays when we have chips. I found Science hard, having to do the bunsen burners and stuff like that but now I’m comfortable with it.”

Tomi (right): "It’s actually really easy to find my way around the building because I have a timetable and I know where the rooms are. The teachers have made it easier by explaining what we’re supposed to do. My favourite lesson has been PE because it was challenging but at the same time fun. When I put my uniform on I felt so proud of myself, because some people don’t get to come to this school and I feel lucky to come to school."


Roman says...

Roman

"I like this school more than primary because I feel more independent. I’d spoken to my cousin about what it would be like and he said it was amazing. There’s lots of friendly people. Wearing the uniform I feel proud of myself because this is the school I really wanted to go to."


Xinjie says...

Xinjie

"The biggest difference is moving around to different classes and doing a range of activities. My favourite bit so far has been making new friends. The teachers have been very friendly and they make all the students feel like they’re important. I’d been here for a taster day and I think that helped. My favourite class has been PE because I like PE. I had to sit out for a few days because I hurt my foot, but I still love PE. On my first day I felt proud of myself but at the same time I was a little bit nervous about seeing new faces. It’s been very different to what I thought it was, because some people say it’s very strict but I think it’s OK, everyone seems quite relaxed."


Lalloh says...

Lalloh

"In my primary school they didn’t wear uniform, so when I put on my uniform I felt much older and I felt confident in it. I feel like I fit in at school. On my first day I stuck with my friend Leon but when we got our timetables we had to separate but we waited outside for each other and stuck together until we made new friends. My favourite lesson so far has been drama, where we wrote a script. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and getting older and making new friends."


Come to our open days in September to meet more students and teachers and see our school in action.