Welcome to the Harvey Grammar School website
Mr S Norman
I would like to thank you for your interest in the Harvey Grammar School. Our school is a community of happy, well-disciplined and bright young men, served by an experienced and enthusiastic staff who have a trusted track record of helping our pupils develop into well rounded individuals with excellent academic records.
We feel passionately about wanting our pupils to enjoy their time at the Harvey and do all we can to help them develop into self-assured, articulate and helpful young men, ready and equipped to go on to the next stage of their careers.
We will encourage your son to “work hard, play hard” but also to show care and compassion for his fellow pupils. We have high expectations, but with the outstanding quality of teaching and wide range of extra-curricular activities offered by the school, we ensure that every pupil is able to identify and develop to a high standard his particular talents, whether they be in the academic, sporting, creative or other fields.
Last night a team of five brave Chemists from Year 11 and 12 took on the might of other schools in The Royal Society of Chemistry's annual 'What's my Line' competition at Pfizer. The students had to guess the occupations of eight different Scientists from clues and props brought along. The students had a great time and learned about how massively diverse careers in Science can be.
In the past week, Gregor Lewis (VS2) has had a poem published in the 'War of Words' anthology - congratulations to him. A copy of the anthology will be donated to the School Library. Congratulations too to all the boys who will be having their stories published in the 'Mini monologues' anthology, due out 31st December 2014. Several Harvey pupils who entered this year's H G Wells short story competition have been shortlisted - the result of this competition will be announced shortly! All this shows that if you let your imagination free, you can achieve literary success - with fame and fortune to follow...?! Thanks to all pupils (and their English teachers) who encouraged them.
Yesterday two trees that were kindly donated by Mr Caudwell were planted outside the Old Kitchen in memory of Wangari Maathai. Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan political and environmental activist and her country's assistant minister of environment, natural resources and wildlife. In 2004 Wangari Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the first African woman and the first environmentalist to be awarded the prize. She died on the 25th of September 2011.
Mr Caudwell's kind donation highlights the ongoing support from Victory House for the Mount Kenya Manyatta Project. He presented the trees to the House during an assembly where he gave an update of the project. So far £3,500 has been raised to build and resource a community school and help with on-going local nursery projects.
Seven of our Science Ambassadors taught 5 to 8yr old Beaver Scouts about chromatography, fingerprinting and acids and alkali's at the 1st Cheriton Scout Hut yesterday. The Beaver Scouts really enjoyed all of the activities and our Ambassadors (who included two intrepid Yr8's!) had fun too! Mr Maull checked the Beavers Science knowledge afterwards to help them achieve their Science badge! Yet again our Ambassadors did us proud!
Just before the start of term we received the box of PE equipment that we acquired through the Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers you collected last year. We now have extra basketballs, volleyballs, rugby and footballs, some tag rugby belts and a table tennis bat (pictured). So a big thank you to everyone who sent in their vouchers, it was much appreciated!
AS Level Physics students represented the school this term at Hawkinge and Capel-Le-Ferne primary school. The students enthusiastically delivered a session about forces and speed before leading them through the wacky races challenge. Both days were hugely successful and the schools were very complimentary about the Harvey students. Well done to Team Eliminator and Team DK Pegasus Dippers on winning the competition. I would like to say a massive thank you to the students who gave up their time to assist the day; Sam Baker, Jacob Osmond, Alex Smith, Dominic Amaku, Thomas Mullan, Simon Imm, Jack Hedges, Michael-John Kenny, Ben Lee, Charlie Green, Alexander Dixon, Thomas Curran and Ben Ross. As well as a thankyou to Mrs Brunsdon and Mr Bottomley for their efforts in rolling out the project.