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In our first House assembly for the New Year we spoke about each month being a new chapter. During a Sigma House meeting, the tutor Reps and Prefects shared what they would like to achieve this year. We shared this with the House and explained that if we didn’t reach that extra mile or gym session. Read that extra book, put in enough revision, then we could begin a new chapter next month and start again until we reach our goal. Below are a few of the goals that Mrs Arnold, the Reps and Prefects set themselves.

  • RUN 10K


Sigma have signed up with Walkers to recycle any brand of crisp wrapper.

We have a recycling BOX for your empty crisp packets.

Make sure they are empty and pop them in the box. Once we have 400 we will send them back to Walkers to be recycled. This will raise money for our House Charity.

What happens to the recycled packets?

The crisp packets are cleaned and shredded to turn them into plastic pellets.

These pellets are then transformed into park benches, plant pots, watering cans and cool bags.

Thank you to Erin White who has collected them in her dance class and Kushal Vijay who has collected them at home. If you would like to support our Charity and recycle your crisp wrappers, please send them in to school. Students can take them to Mrs Arnold.

The Rainbow Centre for Children Swimarathon Charity Event

Sigma have been invited to take part in a Charity Swimarathon on:

Sunday 3rd March 2019 at Clifton High School’s Pool: 10.30 -11.30am

Team of 4-8 students to swim for one hour, we have two lanes booked.

Sponsored as a team, swimmer or length!

All money raised to our House Charity.

Please let Mrs Arnold know if you would like to be part of the team.

Sigma Celebrates

We would like to share and celebrate achievements that are gained outside of school. Congratulations to the following students who were awarded a £10 Amazon voucher.

Fenn Elliot 11MAH
Who spent the first day of his Christmas holiday singing in the Galleries to raise money for 'War Child'

Misha Evans 8BAK
Won silver medal in the u13 Avon AA cross country championships at Bath University

Year 7 Robot Wars.

There was a very high standard of entries for the Sigma Robot Wars but there could only be one winning team. Congratulations the following team who were all awarded a £10 Amazon voucher each. Their winning Robot will be sprayed in the House colour – Green and displayed in school.

Our Winners for Sigma House are:

  • 7JLL
  • Flo Elvin-Robinson
  • Gasper Anwandter
  • Jonah Thomas
  • Xavier George Morales
  • Nurhaan Bouh
  • Layba Bibi

Sigma High Flyers

Congratulations to the following students who have been nominated by their tutor for making a positive start to the New Year.

  • 7JLL Abdul-Gani Jama
  • 7EH Dhru Vader
  • 8BAK Hugo Serrano-Chan
  • 8BSA Elliott Ritchie
  • 9SL Yankuba Janneh
  • 9ID Khateejah Ilyas
  • 10ACL Daiyaan Asif
  • 10JF Ted Strange
  • 11RMO Rio Goodman
  • 11MAH Hassan Hussain

 â€‹Sigma Superstar

Congratulations to Iuliana Cioaca 8BSA who is our Sigma Superstar. Iuliana has shown great team work when in lessons, she is organised and polite.

We are super proud to have Iuliana is Sigma.

Sigma Fundraising

We are very excited to announce that we have raised an amazing £1.030 so far for our House Charity the Rainbow Centre for Children. 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.

We will continue to fundraise this year and our first event will be our

Valentine Cookie Sale.

Thursday 14 February.

Thank you to everyone who supported us and bought one of our very delicious heart-shaped cookies. They were so good that we sold out in 10 mins.

We raised an amazing £101 for our House Charity.

Special thanks to Aineias Arango, Louis Hawkins, Ruby Thorn and Tiger Davies-Burgoyne who all stayed and baked cookies after school and to the school Catering team who also supported us and baked cookies.


Sunday 3rd March 10.30 – 11.30 Clifton High School pool. Thank you to those students who have signed up to be part of Team Cotham. We still have spaces in the team if you wish to enter. Please collect a form from Mrs Arnold.

If you would like to support The Rainbow Centre for Children and sponsor Team Cotham in the Swimathon. You can sponsor per length or a set amount. We have set up a Just Giving page…..

Yr7&8 House Disco

all money raised will be divided between all four house charities.

Friday 22 March

Tickets £3

Tickets will be on sale in the hub and on wise pay from Monday 25 February.

Easter Raffle

Tickets 20p on sale in the Hub from Monday 25 March.

Easter Bake Sale

Thursday 4 April in the Hub, all cakes 50p

Clothing Drive

We are collecting clothes, shoes and bags to recycle. Please drop them into school. We will then sort them and arrange for a collection from Bristol Textile Recycling. All money raised will go to our charity, this was very popular last year and we raised over £180.

Finally Aineias spoke about the Bristol Youth Vote 2019.

In January 2019 young people in schools, colleges and youth centres across Bristol will be voting in 32 young people to the Bristol City Youth Council for a 2 year term of office. 

If voted in their role will be to represent young people’s views to adult decision makers like the Mayor, Councillors, Council Officers, and Members of Parliament, and influence the decisions they take.

Congratulations to Theodore Bradwell (Year 7) and Dorian Erlic (Year 9) who have been elected onto the council.

They were up against 15 other candidates from around the Bristol North area.


Thank you for your continued support with all our events.

We hope you all have a very restful half term.

Mrs Arnold and the fantastic Sigma team