Welcome to Newton House
Welcome to Thamesmead School and Newton House. In joining Newton House, you will become a member of an enthusiastic and hard working team of friendly people.
Newton House has an excellent reputation for our enthusiasm in sporting (we won the 2007 Sports Day) and charity events. We are greatly admired for the work that we do for charity. Our current charity is Tadworth House, The Children’s Trust and we have raised £6,000 in the last six years through various fun events. These include ‘Gunge the Teacher’ and ‘Teacher’s Fun Run’.
I am sure that you will feel both happy and proud to be part of Newton House and will soon be fully involved in our teamwork. Remember, the more effort you put in, the more enjoyment and success you will achieve.
It is part of my job to make sure that you get the very best put of your five years at Thamesmead School and I will always be there to help and guide you.
Good Luck! And may the forces be with you!
Mr J. Naicker Mr Moulton
Head of Newton House Deputy Head of Newton House
Who’s Who in Newton?
Head of House – Mr J. Naicker
Deputy Head of House – Mr Moulton
N1 – Miss Hayes (S2) N5 – Mrs Cooper (13B)
N2 – Mrs Landman (C1) N6 – Mrs Bloor (14A)
N3 – Mr Black (B2) N7 – Mr Lever (MR2)
N4 – Mrs Mason (S1) N8 – Miss Bowie (13A)
House Team Members:
Jessie Aulakh (N1), Alexandra Ridgeway (N2), Gemma Nangle (N3), Emma Bevan (N4),
House Captains: Emma Bevan, Bradley Sewell
“As members of the Newton House Team we wish to welcome you to our house. We will try our best to help you settle in and guide you through your first year at Thamesmead School, along with your Team Leaders in your tutor group. We will come to check your tutor groups daily and will give you help and support with any problems you have. We hope you enjoy your time at Thamesmead School and get involved in all the InterHouse Sports Competitions and the Charity Events that happen throughout the year.”
As members of the House Team we will endeavour to:
-Provide leadership to you in promoting Newton House and Thamesmead School.
-Liaise between Mr Naicker, Mr Moulton, Newton Tutors and Tutor Team Leaders.
-Support and organise Newton House activities.
-Assist in Newton and year group assemblies.
-Support Tutors and you in keeping your Tutor Notice Board up to date.
-Ensure that reward points are recorded accurately on the databases.
-Oversee all Tutor teams and Team Leaders.
Good luck and we look forward to working with you.
What do dog racing, fighter jets and bungee jumping have in common? Without Newton’s laws of motion, they probably wouldn’t exist! And they very nearly didn’t!
Newton was born into a poor farming family but thankfully, they appreciated the importance of education and fought, against the odds, to send young Isaac to Cambridge. He was expected to study theology and become a preacher, but picked up a maths book belonging to a roommate and never looked back
Newton was forced to leave Cambridge when it was closed down because of the plague. Yet, he never allowed that to stand in his way and continues to study at home, making many of his most important discoveries during this time.
Newton, however, suffered terribly from a lack of self-confidence and refused to publish his discoveries, fearing some of them may be wrong and people will laugh at him. He eventually had a nervous break down.
It was at this point that Newton’s friends came to his rescue. They convinced him to publish his work with the result that he became one of the most important and influential scientists of all time. He had contributed more to the developing of science more than any other individual in history, and it is mainly thanks to him that we can enjoy many of the high-tech benefits of the 21st century.