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Northgate High School, Dereham 
Main school website: www.northgate.norfolk.sch.uk

Adopting Ollie on his Year in Spain

Former pupil Ollie is studying Spanish at university and is spending a year living in Bilbao in Northern Spain. The two Year 9 Spanish classes have adopted him for the year and will be following his progress with interest. He has already met the classes before he left and will send regular updates on life in Spain.

Year 7 Vocabulary Competition

Remember, this year it is a House Competition. Click on the Vocabulary Competition page link above to find this week’s words.

International Leaders

Welcome to the new team of Year 9s on the International Leaders Programme. Get ready for a busy year to earn your badge. First things: The Year 7 Vocabulary Competition and making a video about the school for our French letter exchange (Flat Stanley) schools…

Spanish Exchange

Well done everyone for really going for it in Spain, with dance lessons, processions, Father’s Day, science lessons, basketball, churros, vultures, storks, kites, eagles, wildboar (Miss) and a possible osprey. All back home in Vegetable Eatingland, getting ready for when the Spanish come over!

Are You Smarter Than…

Well done to everyone who took part in the Live On Stage Final of the Year 7 Vocab Competition: the pupils who represented their teams, the international leaders and the staff who tried to show they were Smarter Than… And the rest of Year 7 for being a great audience and supporting their team and cheering for their favourite teachers.

The winners (just) were Bordeaux and Mrs Harvey took away the Cheese Box trophy for this year. The others were all tied in second place just 10 points behind, so well done!

Photos to follow…

Art work described in French

Year 7 French Art Exhibition at Dereham Windmill throughout March. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday.


Year 7 French Art Exhibition

Grand Opening Thursday 3rd March 2016 from 4.30 to 5.15.P1050768


Flat Stanleys

P1050680The French Flat Stanleys are on their way back to France wearing their Christmas jumpers. Your English Flat Stanleys will be coming back soon!

Northgate Languages Challenge adopted by the Children’s University

The Children’s University has adopted the Languages Challenge developed at Northgate and is available through Routes into Languages.

Are you smarter than a Year 7?

On Tuesday 8th of March, it is the Live On Stage Final of the Year 7 Vocabulary Competition. The International Leaders will be hosting and the competitors will be your Year 7 form tutors. Check the leader board to see who is in the lead. The top team will get first pick of the teachers!