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Sigma House

HEAD OF HOUSE

Mrs Arnold

HOUSE CAPTAIN

Kadija Mohamed

PREFECTS

Erin White
Frankie Coltman 
Harry Giles
Jonathan Roache

SIGMA HOUSE NEWS

Sigma Summer update

Sigma would like to congratulate and welcome the fantastic new Prefect Team for 2019/20

House Captain Kadija M 10JF, Prefects Erin W 10JF, Frankie C 10ACL, Harry G 10ACL, Jonathan R 10ACL. They have already had an action packed start to their role. They have organised and run their first Charity event, the famous Sigma ice lolly sale sold out in 10 minutes and raised over £88. They helped with the annual School fete, setting up and manning stalls and have been busy supporting the Year 6 induction days. 

This year has been an action packed one for Sigma. We have been busy fund raising for our House Charity the Rainbow Centre for Children and have raised an incredible £2183.73. The Rainbow Centre provides a haven of peace for children and their families suffering from the effects of a life threatening illness or death in the family. All of their services are provided free of charge and rely entirely upon charitable donations. We welcomed Chelsea Harding from the Charity to our House Assembly to explain a little about how the money we have donated will be used. Chelsea explained that one of the ways the money we have raised can be used would be to support a child to provide 30 one to one sessions, this is one of the many things we can support them with. 

Please see below a case study from the Rainbow Centre for Children from a child they have supported.

When I first started coming to the Rainbow Centre I felt very sad and angry. My mummy had died suddenly and I was missing her. It felt really hard to talk about mummy and how I was feeling. At times I found it difficult to cope and I often had very big feelings, getting cross easily. I also found it difficult at night.

When I first came and my Play Therapist, I felt quite nervous but I soon settled and really enjoyed my sessions.
In therapy we did lots of different things and played lots of games. I made some things with art materials things including a memory sand jar, candle holder and memory box.


Things have changed for me and I feel happier now. My sleeping is better and it feels easier when I think about mummy. I still feel sad and angry at times and sometimes have big feelings but I know what to do to help myself feel calmer. When I feel sad I can go to daddy for a cuddle and I also have ‘Mr Good Grief’ to help me.

I know also that I can go back to the Rainbow Centre if I am sad or angry about mummy again

We would like to continue our support next year and have invited them to stay as our House Charity.

Congratulations to the following students, they have achieved over 130 House Points this year and were all awarded a £10 Amazon Voucher and Sigma Water Bottle.


Eleanor B 8BAK 
Hamdi J 8BAK
Misha E 8BAK 
Oscar D H 8BAK 
Oren F 8BAK 
Ana S 8BAK 
Mina E 8BAK 
Kushal V 8BSA 
Stella H 8BSA
Herbert T 7JLL 
Jake R 7JLL 
Simon A 7EH 
Daniel M 9SL 
Louis F T 9ID

Sigma Superstars

July’s Sigma Superstar is Oula A T 8BSA. Oula is a kind and caring student and always has a smile for everyone.  Her commitment to helping others and supporting others around her makes her a superstar. We are super proud to have Oula in Sigma.
We also have a prefect nominated Superstar, Yassir H 9SL. Yassir has shown kindness and offered to support to the Prefects when they were clearing away the Fete. 
Congratulations to Oula and Yassir, they were awarded a Sigma water bottle and £3 on their card to spend in the canteen. 

Next year we would like to continue with our fundraising, we will aim to have one event per term.
We hope to bring in more inter house competitions and work with faculties to set these up. Last year we organised the Robot competition and the design the sculpture competition with the Art department which proved a great success.
We would like to get an all-weather table tennis table for our students to use. Table tennis has been shown to increase concentration and alertness, stimulate brain function, develop tactical thinking skills, develop hand / eye coordination, provide aerobic exercise and provide social and recreational interaction. This would benefit our students and give them an extra activity to do at break times. We will be looking into ways of fundraising for it and looking for donations to support us.
We will also be looking into building an eco-bench/wall. Some of our Sigma Year 10 students worked on one at The MOD for work experience and we will be looking to them for inspiration and advice. 

Bird boxes and nesting boxes. If anyone knows anything about Birds, please get in touch, we would value your opinion and support, we have a large wall that we would like to make use of and encourage birds to nest.

We would like to thank you all for the support you have given to Sigma this year and would like to wish you all a very happy and restful holiday. Enjoy the summer.

Mrs Arnold and the Sigma team.

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