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14/07/20

Our HASU Lockdown Anthology has now been published. It features beautiful poetry on the theme of childhood, written by our talented students. Read it here: https://t.co/rPpBwfBKS6 https://t.co/NhsankdUA7

13/07/20

8A3 arriving for their assembly today ❤️ https://t.co/rp0Gw2UA9N

13/07/20

So lovely to see some of our Year 8s this morning https://t.co/TvpAUnqqaL

13/07/20

We can't wait for our celebration events this week. Today we have 8H1 at 9am, 8H2 and 10.30am, 8A3 at 12pm, and 8A4 at 1.30pm. Students should wear full uniform (but no bag) and arrive on time (not too early please!). We are so excited to see everyone! https://t.co/eqZJ8kibwi

10/07/20

Our final day of IID Week is Discovery Day. Discovery Day is all about embracing wider learning, and enriching our students with knowledge that they may not otherwise have access to. Lessons will be live on Teams all morning. Timetables for Yr 7 and 8 respectively are shown here. https://t.co/qiTwts9cLz

09/07/20

Our penultimate newsletter of the term features staff welcomes and goodbyes, information about next week, results of the Junior Maths Challenge, information about next year's music lessons, and lots more! https://t.co/d2mT1dto0d https://t.co/oWh3I6pRKE

09/07/20

On what would have been the day of the annual Harris Federation Sports Day at Crystal Palace, today we present our lockdown alternative: the HASU Virtual Games. We hope students enjoy this day - please send us photos of them taking part! https://t.co/iUvAYjINmh

08/07/20

Well done to all students who took part in Innovation Day yesterday. We had lots of fantastic contributions. Today is Integrity Day. The full timetable is shown here - note that there is a special live tutor time at 1.20pm. https://t.co/4aMZPh2ZHj

08/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

I am so excited for these assemblies and getting to see again! https://t.co/C0JRhHv6AS

07/07/20

Mr Fisher sent a letter home today inviting students to attend a celebration event at school next week. We really hope that lots of students are able to attend. Please complete the online reply slip in the letter so we know how many to expect. Thank you! https://t.co/pToEs5PqCA https://t.co/8PU9sMY6E3

07/07/20

Thank you to everyone who participated in IID Day yesterday. Today is Innovation Day, and the focus for both year groups is 'The Shocking History of Electricity'. The first assembly of the day is on Teams at 9am. Enjoy! https://t.co/LE9SLMtfew https://t.co/j7Cpp00kOQ

04/07/20

Thank you, that is so kind of you to say.

02/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

A massive thank you to the Hudson family for their exceptionally generous donation of a piano to the Music and Performing Arts departments. We cannot wait for our students to use it! https://t.co/b1sVVfZnsU

02/07/20

Congratulations to Isabelle C. Her artwork won our Year 7 art competition. https://t.co/w2R2DLK0iK

02/07/20

Congratulations to Mia W. Her self portrait ‘Through the window’ was the winner of our Year 8 art competition. https://t.co/7mffG4rRQH

02/07/20

Our weekly newsletter is now out! It features the incredible winners of our art competition, information about IID Week, and lots more. We hope you enjoy it. https://t.co/kbAIffQA3U https://t.co/ikes9jwWRz

30/06/20

The Virgin Radio 500 Word writing competition is for 5 - 13 year olds this week. https://t.co/DOvxdVoPqD Entries need to be submitted to the website by Friday at midnight. We know we have some amazing writers who want to share their voice. https://t.co/eEWY7gWJMp

29/06/20

Our students continued to work hard in the virtual school while HASU staff had an Inset Day today. It was wonderful that so many of our staff were able to attend. We loved meeting the new teachers who will be joining HASU in September. We can't wait for our students to meet them! https://t.co/NwwmB8Lvt0

25/06/20

Our weekly newsletter has just been published! It's full of news of life in lockdown, plus celebrations of students' work. We hope you enjoy it. https://t.co/VMHabpQ5Et https://t.co/LJDmvKOJfz

23/06/20

In this week's assembly, Mr Fisher discusses the importance of supporting one another in our academy and wider community. We also have a beautiful performance from Pranav in 8S5. https://t.co/b3C4CrRlUY

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Exam Stress

Working towards exams can creating feelings of worry and being under pressure, especially at secondary school. However there are a range of things that you can do to help deal with the stress that you might be feeling:

  1. Be realistic
  2. Get started
  3. Revise
  4. Do the best you can
  5. Reward yourself
  6. Take breaks
  7. Take one step at a time

Watch out for the signs:

As parents/carer it is vital you look out for signs of stress in your child. These signs come in a variety of different ways:

  • Worry
  • Feeling tense
  • Headaches and stomach pains
  • Lack of sleep
  • Irritability
  • Loss of interest in food/eat more than normal
  • Seems negative and low in mood
  • Hopeless feelings about the future.

What you can do to help:

  1. Make sure your child eats well
  2. Help your child get enough sleep
  3. Be flexible around household jobs
  4. Help them study
  5. Talk about exam nerves
  6. Encourage exercise
  7. Don’t add to the pressure
  8. Make time for treats

You should seek further help from your GP, if your child anxiety or low mood is severe, persists and interferes with everyday life.

Further information:

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/school-college-and-work/school-college/exam-stress/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/coping-with-exam-stress/