Daily Stuff at Shimna


The day begins at Shimna with breakfast, served from 8.30.  Then the first bell rings at 9.00, and assembly or registration starts at 9.05am.  Lessons begin at 9.15am, and most lessons last for an hour.  Break is from 11.10-11.30am, and we have three lunch sittings from 12.30pm.  Lessons end at 3.25, and extra curricular activities begin!  

Equipment for School

A pencil case with two black pens; two pencils; a rubber; a sharpener; colouring pencils; pair of compasses; 12"/30cm ruler; calculator; protractor; set square; notebook or jotter;

lunchbox with a sturdy lid for the food you cook in Home Ec.; 

your PE kit on PE days, or days with sport after school;

your locker key, so you don't have to carry all your stuff around!

It's  important that you have all your own stuff with you every day. Then you can be independent and self sufficient.


Homework lets you follow up, revise, reconsider, take time and make your work your own. Every subject has a Google classroom which can be used for homework, and teachers will recommend apps and subject specific internet sites to help you at home. Homework can be writing, drawing, thinking, learning, revising, creating, making, researching, looking ahead to the next topic...it doesn't all happen on computer! 


Learning and ICT

All year KS3 students have a timetabled hour of ICT, and are encouraged to use ICT in every subject.  Access to a computer at home is great, but we will make sure you don't lose out if you haven't got one, or if wifi is really bad where you live. 

Consultation Evenings

It may be that parents/guardians won't be able to come into school until the COVID-19 situation changes. However, we will make many opportunities to keep in close touch with parents/guardians and ensure that you know how to contact us as all times.