Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52OBITUARY 47 Stephen Hubbard – obituary Steve Hubbard joined the Staff of Handsworth Grammar School in September 1987, having worked previously as an engineer at IMI in Witton for a number of years. Whilst employed to teach Physics, which he did enthusiastically across all year groups from 7 to 13, Steve saw his role as a teacher as far more than just what took place in the classroom or laboratory. From the outset, he involved himself fully in the whole life of the school, accompanying or leading camping and youth-hosteling trips to places including the Lake District, Snowdonia and Sutherland in Scotland. He was also instrumental in providing opportunities for students through his involvement with the old House system, initially supporting Stanford’s Housemaster Keith Doney, before taking over the leadership of Guest House. Very interested in, and adept at, ICT, Steve revolutionised the data recording, analysis and reporting of results of House events; such skills he also employed in his teaching. Steve was appointed Head of General Studies, then Broader Studies, roles which saw him organise teams of staff delivering a range of programmes for students. Towards the end of his teaching career, Steve took over the Science Subject Leadership of the local SCITT (School Centre Initial Teacher Training Programme), a role which he continued into his retirement from teaching in 2011; this gave him the opportunity to share his considerable teaching skills and experience with new entrants to the profession. Outside school, Steve was involved to a high level with organisation and officialdom in squash and badminton, and he loved to travel, having visited many countries and trekked up to places including Kilimanjaro, Annapurna Base Camp and Macchu Picchu. He was also an active member of the Bridge Trust Lodge, together with other Orders. Suffering from diabetes in later life, Steve took up the more gentle pursuits of bowling and tending to his allotment. It was with great sadness to all who had worked with him and were taught by him that he passed away on 18 May 2016. He will be remembered with affection by many. Peter Jones over the Science Subject Leadership retirement from teaching in 2011; this gave him the opportunity to share his considerable teaching skills TRUSSELL TRUST FOODBANK Handsworth Grammar School donated over 3,000 items of food to Reverend Roger Collins from the Trussell Trust Foodbank. This donation was made possible by the hard work of Ms Elaine Brown and her form and the wider generosity of the Handsworth Grammar School Community. Charity Fundraising This term has seen considerable success with a number of fundraising initiatives and HGS has raised over £5,250 for good causes. These include Children in Need and Riding for the Disabled as well as a number of House Charities like the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research. Well done! SPORT RELIEF SUCCESS We have raised over £1,600 for Sport Relief through a variety of student led activities. Well done and thank you to everyone who took part Year 7 Fundraising Success Mr Alex Westworth of Now Education attended a special Year 7 Assembly this morning where he presented prizes to the 5 boys who had raised the most amount of money following the Annual Sponsored Walk. Mr Mohsin (Head of Year 7) explained how well the year group are doing and what a successful and positive first term they have had at HGS. The top 3 boys also received a prize from Aspire People. Year 7 raised a fantastic total of nearly £1, 800 and this money has been distributed between 3 charities chosen by the boys themselves: The British Heart Foundation, Acorns and HomeStart UK. 47 School Community. CHARITY