Today, we send peace and love to our Jewish families, as they light the shamash and first candle for the Festival of Lights...🕯💙


Today, we send warm wishes to our Christian families, as they mark the first Sunday of Advent. On this day, Christians light the candle of Hope to represent the hope that was felt for the coming of Christ 🙏🏼💙


Apologies however the year 7 Boys football match v Harris Wimbledon is cancelled tomorrow.


Our year 7’s working really hard last night at our cricket development club!


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Did you know that our 1:1 and group coaching sessions are fully funded for colleagues? Find out more about the different programmes and sign up at and we'll do the rest!


As Sikhs across the world celebrate the birth of Guru Nanak Dev ji, we would like to send warm wishes to those in our Sikh community as we reflect on his teachings of truth, love, and equality.


Our sixth form open event was a huge success this week, with a range of families visiting us from across Essex and Kent. Special thanks goes to staff & students who stayed on-site to showcase the ethos of our school, and speak so eloquently about our key stage 5 provision.


Congratulations to the Year 8 Girls Netball team on their 8-6 victory against Gateway Academy 🎉


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Thank you ⁦⁩ and everyone who donated towards their fantastic 355.1kg Harvest collection for the ⁦⁩ . Your generosity is greatly appreciated ❤️thank you ❤️


"This House believes that police officers in the UK should carry fire-arms". Key stage 3 debate club absolutely smashed this afternoon's debate, with the Opposition team taking the win. Special mention to our summary speakers who offered stunning rebuttals to close the debate.


After school extra curricular PE clubs are as follows: This timetable will be followed from next Monday (22nd November). The basketball season has started and football/rugby has been paused! Everyone is welcome! Any questions, please see your PE teacher!


A big well done to everyone who took part in cross country today, showing off the talent we have in Harris Ockendon! A massive well done to the Inter Boys who won their section and were awarded this trophy! What an achievement! 🎉🎉


Unfortunately parents are not allowed to watch in the year 8 netball match at Gateway Academy tomorrow after school (17th November). We still wish them luck in their third match of the season!


Huge congratulations to Jack in Year 10 who has (again) smashed his Feis (dancing competition) with: 🏆1st place Open Reel 🏆10th place Open Championship 🏆10th place Modern Set We are incredibly proud! 🎉🥇🥳


We look forward to welcoming prospective students to our sixth-form open event this Thursday (18th November) from 5-7pm. Our wonderful staff and students will be on-hand to give you a taste of life as a HAOC sixth-former, and the range of courses available.


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What a performance by our Y7 boys this afternoon. Winning 2-1 AET in the 3rd round of the U12 PlayStation cup. Thank you to for hosting us and being involved in such a thrilling match.


"What time does chess club start?" "You're going to have to check, mate!" 😆 Our very skilled chess contingent, practising for their next chance at beating a teacher or two!


Fixtures for next week are as follows: Monday 15th November - Year 7 Boys Football v Fortismere school @ home (National cup) 2.30 KO Wednesday 17th November - Year 7-11 District Cross country @ Blackshots Park Thursday 18th November - Year 8A Girls Netball v Gateway (away)


Congratulations to the Year 8B Girls Netball team on their 6-6 draw against Gable Hall B team 🎉 Year 8 girls from both teams remain undefeated! Keep it up!!! 🎉🎉


Key Stage 3 Book Club getting stuck into some dystopian fiction!

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Virtual Safeguarding & e-Safety

We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children and adults and promoting a climate where people feel confident about sharing any concerns they may have about their own safety or the wellbeing of others, be this in our physical or virtual schools.

To find out more about this please click HERE to go to our main safeguarding page.

Thurrock Child Well-being Service

Thurrock Council Educational Psychology and School Well Being Services have created a helpline to support Children, Young People, their families and school staff during the ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please click HERE for details.

Screen Time - a Healthy Balance

It's important to maintain a healthy balance between activities online and offline. 

Click HERE to try some simple activities to help you.

How to look after your mental health

If it becomes necessary to work or study from home for any length of time, it may be easy to feel 'cooped up'.

Please click HERE for tips on how to keep everyone's spirits up!

Mastering your Virtual School Routine

It can sometimes be difficult to structure your day to support both home learning and well-being.  Please click HERE to download a checklist that may help you to organise your day.

Mastering Remote Wellbeing - Advice for Students

Studying from home can be a challenge for some students. It is important to look after your mental and physical health and wellbeing.  Please click HERE to find out how to do it!

e-Safety - Internet Matters

Internet Matters are an organisation set up to support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online. 

They have produced some documents that give parents and carers the information they need to do this. 

Click on the links below to find out more:

Online Safety Tips for Parents of 11-13 year olds.

Online Safety Tips for Parents of 14+ year olds.

Together we can help stop Cyberbullying.

What to do if your child is being Cyberbullied.

Internet Matters Website

Video Chatting - a Guide for parents and carers of Secondary School age children.

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