Moor End Academy

Enjoy and Achieve: Every Day Matters

House System

Leader Board

Points are awarded for every House that participates in all competition. The number of points are dependant on the size of the competition, the activity taking place and how they placed.

All participating students receive a positive comment for their efforts.

2016/2017

Position House Points
 1st Da Vinci  84
 2nd Plato  79
 3rd Gandhi  72
 4th Elion  63

 

2015/2016

House Table 2015-16

Position House Points
1st  Gandhi  268
2nd  Plato  267
 3rd Da Vinci  235
 4th Elion  220

2014/2015

House Positions Grid 2014-15

Position House Points

1

Gandhi 201
2 Elion 191
3 Plato 190
4 Da Vinci 186

2013/2014

Position House Points
1 Elion 301
2 Gandhi 204
3 Da Vinci 130
4 Palto 123

 

Overview

All Moor End Academy students are assigned a house when they start in Year 7 and receive a badge representing the colour of their house. House assemblies run every Half-Term where students are rewarded for their attendance, punctuality, credits and positive comments. Each year group has an even split between the houses with an emphasis on extra-curricular participation. Students are given the opportunity to take part in a diverse range of activities from “Almost Strictly Come Dancing” to “Inter-form/ House football”. Not forgetting a healthy appetite for competition.

Half-Termly Trophies are awarded for:

Attendance
Punctuality
Credits
Positive comments

There are 4 houses at Moor End Academy
• Da Vinci (Green)
• Gandhi (Blue)
• Elion (Yellow)
• Plato (Red)

The Houses

Da Vinci (Green)

Leonardo DaVinci began his career as an artist. But his interest in the world around him drove him to study music, maths, science, engineering and building design. Several of his ideas and inventions were centuries ahead of his time including: the tank, concentrated solar power, an adding machine and a theory about plate tectonics. He also made important discoveries in optics, hydrodynamics, civil engineering and anatomy. His mind was so active that he did not often finish his many projects. However, he is perhaps best known for his most famous painting, the Mona Lisa which has been displayed in the Louvre in Paris since 1797.

Gandhi (Blue)

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. He lived modestly and ate simple vegetarian food, and also undertook long fasts as means of both self-purification and social protest. He is nicknamed the father of India.

“An eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind”

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”

“Live as you were going to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”

Elion (Yellow)

“People ask me often whether the Nobel Prize was the thing you were aiming for all your life, and I say that would be crazy. Nobody would aim for a Nobel Prize because if you didn’t get it, your whole life would be wasted. What we were aiming at was getting people well, and the satisfaction of that is much greater than any prize you can get”.

“The Nobel Prize is fine, but the drugs I’ve developed are rewards in themselves”

Gertrude B. Elion 1918 - 1999

Plato (Red)

"All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue."

“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others”

“Let parents bequeath to their children not riches but the spirit of reverence”

Born circa 428 B.C., ancient Greek philosopher Plato was a student of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle. His writings explored justice, beauty and equality. Plato founded the Academy in Athens, one of the first institutions of higher learning in the Western world. He died in Athens circa 348 B.C.

House Leaders

Head of Da Vinci House - Miss Holmes
Subject: MFL
What you didn't know: I used to work in an ice cream van! I have a dog, a cat, a rabbit and three chickens.
Head of Gandhi - Mr Kalischer
Subject: PE
What you didn't know: I used to work in America as a PE teacher and football coach. I am a qualified SCUBA diver and once got stung by a Scorpion!
Head of Elion - Mr Dalton
Subject: Music
What you didn't know: I am a Christian, and I used to take judo classes!
Head of Plato - Miss Butler
Subject: PE
What you didn't know: I am an identical twin and my sister is also a teacher! I was the captain of the school football team when we won the Nationals!

House Captains

 At the beginning of the academic year meetings are held to elect House Captains. One boy and one girl for each House.

House Captain Profiles

 

Da Vinci

Musa Muhammed

Alain Faraj

 

Plato

Muhammed Harroon

Mathew Moran

 

Gandhi

Ellie Chavez

Raabiah Habib

 

Elion

Frances John Obgebor

Amna Rehman

Hamza Ali Rehman

Meetings and Assemblies

House Leaders Meeting

Every Wednesday 8am

House Assemblies

2nd to last week of every half-term

Tuesdays - Elion
Wednesdays - Gandhi
Thursdays - Da Vinci
Fridays - Plato

Student House Leaders Meetings

Date Time Location

28/09/2016

02/11/2016

30/11/2016

11/01/2017

08/02/2017

15/03/2017

26/04/2017

24/05/2017

28/06/2017

8.00 - 8.30

8.00 - 8.30

8.00 - 8.30

8.00 - 8.30

8.00 - 8.30

8.00 - 8.30

8.00 - 8.30

8.00 - 8.30

8.00 - 8.30

 

Boardroom

Boardroom
Boardroom
Boardroom
Boardroom
Boardroom
Boardroom

Boardroom

Boardroom

 

Events

AUTUMN TERM 1

DATE

EVENT

HOUSE LEAD

SUBJECT

SUBJECT LEAD

YEAR

06.10.16

National Poetry Day

CW

ENGLISH

SD

ALL

19.10.16

Autumn Bake Off

SD

DT

ASW

8

Term End

LIBRARY, MATHS & SCIENCE Quiz/Puzzles of The Week Overall

SD, LBU, AKA

ENG, MATH, SCI

RS, FD, YM

ALL

Term End

High Fliers/ High Triers

AKA

PE

DBO

ALL

Term End Assembly

Credits, Positive Comments & Attendance

ALL

N/A

N/A

ALL

 

AUTUMN TERM 2

DATE

EVENT

HOUSE LEAD

SUBJECT

SUBJECT LEAD

YEAR

03.11.16

Inter-House 5-aside Football

AKA

PE

DBE

7

17.11.16

Inter-House 5-aside Football

AKA

PE

DBE

8

24.11.16

Inter-House 5-aside Football

AKA

PE

DBE

9

25.11.16

Bebras Coding

SD

COMPUTING

CJ

9

02.12.16

Creative Writing Competition

NDW

ENGLISH

SD

ALL

07.12.16

Xmas Bake Off

ALL

DT

ASW

7

08.12.16

Inter-House 5-aside Football

AKA

PE

DBE

10

09.12.16

House Disco

ALL

MARQUEE

N/A

ALL

13.12.16

Tinsel Tuesday

ALL

MARQUEE

N/A

ALL

13.12.16

Strictly Come Dancing

ALL

MARQUEE

N/A

ALL

15.12.16

Inter-House 5-aside Football

AKA

PE

DBE

11

15.12.16

Hour of Code

SD

COMPUTING

CJ

ALL

Term End

LIBRARY, MATHS & SCIENCE Quiz/Puzzles of The Week Overall

SD, LBU, AKA

ENG, MATH, SCI

RS, FD, YM

ALL

Term End

High Fliers/ High Triers

AKA

PE

DBO

ALL

Term End Assembly

Credits, Positive Comments & Attendance

ALL

N/A

N/A

ALL

  

SPRING TERM 1

DATE

EVENT

HOUSE LEAD

SUBJECT

SUBJECT LEAD

YEAR

11.01.17

Inter-House Dodgeball

AKA

PE

DBE

7

18.01.17

Inter-House Dodgeball

AKA

PE

DBE

8

25.01.17

Inter-House Dodgeball

AKA

PE

DBE

9

01.02.17

Inter-House Dodgeball

AKA

PE

DBE

10

08.02.17

Inter-House Dodgeball

AKA

PE

DBE

11

08.02.17

Valentines Bake off

ALL

DT

ASW

10

15.02.17

Kodu

ALL

COMPUTING

CJ

7

22.03.17

The Voice

ALL

MARQUEE

N/A

ALL

DATE TBC

Poetry by Heart

SD

ENGLISH

HF/AG

7&8

Term End

LIBRARY, MATHS & SCIENCE Quiz/Puzzles of The Week Overall

SD, LBU, AKA

ENG, MATH, SCI

RS, FD, YM

ALL

Term End

High Fliers/ High Triers

AKA

PE

DBO

ALL

Term End Assembly

Credits, Positive Comments & Attendance

ALL

N/A

N/A

ALL

 

SPRING TERM 2

DATE

EVENT

HOUSE LEAD

SUBJECT

SUBJECT LEAD

YEAR

02.03.17

World Book Day 20

SD

ENGLISH

EB

7

02.03.17

Maths Feast

LBU

MATHS

JK

ALL

08.03.17

Inter-House Netball

AKA

PE

ES

7

15.03.17

Inter-House Netball

AKA

PE

ES

8

16.03.17

BBC news Report

SD

ENGLISH

SL/DMA

7&8

22.03.17

Inter-House Netball

AKA

PE

ES

9

23.03.17

COMIC RELIEF – Funny for Money!

SD

MARQUEE

--

ALL

29.03.17

Inter-House Netball

AKA

PE

ES

10

30.03.17

MFL QR Code Easter Egg Hunt

GH

MFL

GH

7

05.04.17

Inter-House Netball

AKA

PE

ES

11

05.04.17

Easter Bake Off

All

DT

ASW

9

Term End

LIBRARY, MATHS & SCIENCE Quiz/Puzzles of The Week Overall

SD, LBU, AKA

ENG, MATH, SCI

RS, FD, YM

ALL

Term End

High Fliers/ High Triers

AKA

PE

DBO

ALL

Term End Assembly

Credits, Positive Comments & Attendance

ALL

N/A

N/A

ALL

 

SUMMER TERM 1

DATE

EVENT

HOUSE LEAD

SUBJECT

SUBJECT LEAD

YEAR

21.06.17

EID Bake Off

ALL

DT

ASW

ALL

DATE TBC

Mini Moor Mudder

AKA

PE

DBO

ALL

Term End

LIBRARY, MATHS & SCIENCE Quiz/Puzzles of The Week Overall

SD, LBU, AKA

ENG, MATH, SCI

RS, FD, YM

ALL

Term End

High Fliers/ High Triers

AKA

PE

DBO

ALL

Term End Assembly

Credits, Positive Comments & Attendance

ALL

N/A

N/A

ALL

 

SUMMER TERM 2

DATE

EVENT

HOUSE LEAD

SUBJECT

SUBJECT LEAD

YEAR

28.06.16

CSI Huddersfield – Maths/Sci/Geog

SD

MATHS, SCI, GEOG

JK/RG/NB

7-10

04.07.17

Staff Bake Off

ALL

DT

ASW

ALL

05.07.17

Staff Bake Off

ALL

DT

ASW

ALL

DATE TBC

Million Euro Drop

GH

MFL

AC

ALL

DATE TBC

Sports Day

AKA

PE

AKA

ALL

DATE TBC

Spelling Bee

SD

ENGLISH

TA

Y7

Term End

Spirited Arts

GH

STARS

AM

ALL

Term End

LIBRARY, MATHS & SCIENCE Quiz/Puzzles of The Week Overall

SD, LBU, AKA

ENG, MATH, SCI

RS, FD, YM

ALL

Term End

High Fliers/ High Triers

AKA

PE

DBO

ALL

Term End Assembly

Credits, Positive Comments & Attendance

ALL

N/A

N/A

ALL