Turing House news

Turing House - 2018/19 TERM 4 news

As we come to the end of Term 4, I really feel that Turing House has started to truly establish its’ identity. This has, in the main, been due to the superb effort and commitment of all house students.

Behind the scenes I am supported in such a positive way by the Tutor Team and  Sharmarka and Amelia as House Leaders. Their efforts must not be underestimated.

I usually use our  House “Core Values” to summarise the achievements from each term. I think it is a good way to remind everyone of these values and demonstrate that they have true meaning to the students

Here are some fantastic achievements by Turing Students this term:.

  • The Inter-House competition brought out the best in Turing House. Although we’re currently in third place with 279 points we are only five points away from the lead.
  • Fun Fix Fridays saw the “Hungry Hippo” challenge and the “Paper, Scissors, Hoop”, both fun, competitive events that bring out our values of determination and unity.  Turing came in third in the “Hungry Hippo Challenge but reigned as champions in the “Paper, Scissors, Hoop Challenge.”
  • Inter-House Sport really moved up a gear with the Spring competitions with 400 students from Year 7 to 10 (93% of the student body) taking part.  Turing students displayed commitment, team work, unity and fair play. Year 8 and 10 boys excelled finishing in first and second place respectively in the football competition. The Years 7, 8 and Year 10 girls were our best performers in the hockey, finishing in first, second and first place respectively. All the Turing competitors gave very good accounts of themselves, well done everyone!

Whilst on the subject of sport, special mention must go to these individuals from Turing House:

  • Millie Mcloughlin, who is representing England at Kick-boxing in the European Championship during the Easter holidays. Good luck Millie!  
  • Kanye Christie and Ryan Bundy from 8T who were part of a victorious Avon at the South West Indoor Athletics Championships in Torbay. The boys’ team were outstanding and beat all opposition by a huge margin. They now go to the UK Finals in Manchester in mid-April.

Turing Charity Week (18th-22nd March) showed Turing House at its’ best. The House Tutor Groups organised fundraising events to support “Educate the Kids”, our chosen charity that provides education for children in Kenya. The pick of the bunch was 8T with an outstanding £178 raised from their sponsored run. It was a brilliant team effort with Hollie Andrews raising £50, Adam Britton £44, Amrit Gill £30, Matthew Parsons £20, Gabe Antolic-Furlong £12, and Tacie-Ann Francis  £5, amassing this outstanding contribution. 7T2 raised £93 with their sweet sale and 7T1 raised £70 with a cake sale.

99 students had 100% attendance this term, however this is a slight slip from the 110 in Term 3.  I would like all students to follow the lead of those 99 and try and raise the bar to at least 115 students for Term 5. On a positive note Turing are sitting in second place with total attendance levels at 94.98%.

During the Turing House end on term celebration assembly we recognised 86 students with 95% or more Behaviour Ratio. This is very pleasing and demonstrates their commitment to their learning.

It is also important that we recognise the Magnificent Termly Turing students. These students have once again consistently demonstrated one or more of the core values of Turing (Unity, Acceptance and Determination) and sustained this over the whole of Term 4. Their attitude and behaviour are an example to all students at St Katherine’s. Well done to the below.


Tutor Group

Magnificent Turings


Sayen Cid-Purslow

Damian Zaru


Michael Sirrell

Ruby Magnum


Kanye Christie

Amrit Gill


Isabele Taylor

Hugh Lewis


Lola Watson

Yusra Hassan


Chantelle Hawkes

Finlay King


Harrison Davies

Abbie Ring

Finally, I would like bid our Year 11 house members a fond farewell and the greatest of luck as they leave St Katherine’s (and Turing House) in the run-up to sitting their GCSEs. We will be thinking of you!

I hope that everyone has a well-earned break over the Easter Holidays and returns to school with fresh enthusiasm and energy for the challenges of Term 5.

Mrs Hannah Price. Head of Turing House