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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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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School Counsellor

Miss Green, Counsellor

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Miss Green grew up and has lived in the local area all her life, attending secondary school at Emerson Park Seniors in Hornchurch.

She has worked in a number of fields, beginning in her Father’s Greengrocer’s shop as a child, going on to work for a publishing company in London after finishing college.

Miss Green began working here in 2011 as part of the administrative team, during which time she gained a wealth of experience in supporting students and their families.  This laid the groundwork to allow her to begin a career in counselling, successfully gaining a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in 2019.  Miss Green is continuing her professional development by currently studying for her Level 5 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, both qualifications are accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).  She is also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is the recognised ethical framework that supports her in her work as a professional therapeutic counsellor. 

As school counsellor Miss Green works closely with the pastoral and safeguarding teams in ensuring our students’ positive mental health is always supported. She is passionate and enthusiastic about her role, using a humanistic approach to enable young people to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions, with the emphasis being on self-development and achieving their highest potential.

Miss Green provides support to students individually as well as in small groups, and is available to help with a range of issues such as stress and anxiety, grief and loss, depression, family or home concerns, anger management, sexuality, exam stress, relationship issues, fears and phobias, self-harm, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Whatever challenges our students may be experiencing, speaking about them in therapy is the start of these challenges having less impact on their lives.  Miss Green’s role is vital in bringing about effective change and encouraging positive mental health.  She provides a safe and non-judgemental environment offering young people unconditional positive regard and empathy as they grow and develop. This can lead to greater insight, healing and progress.  A person’s early experiences, both negative and positive, can impact on their present way of thinking, behaving and relating to others, therefore it is important to help to make those links between past and present  to increase self-awareness and bring about change.