Welcome to Year 9

Welcome to the Year 9 information and guidance

The information here covers (click on the bullet point to take you to more detailed information

Key Contacts

Head of Year: Mr B HallBHall@garibaldischool.co.uk

Student Services Year Manager: Mrs E Jewsbury – EJewsbury@garibaldischool.co.uk

Please direct all technical queries to your child's mentor in the first instance

Year 9 Mentors

9FG Miss F Gibbs FGibbs@garibaldischool.co.uk
9VT Mrs V Taylor VTaylor@garibaldischool.co.uk
9SO Mrs S O'Brien SObrien@garibaldischool.co.uk
9DW Mr D Wright DWright@garibaldischool.co.uk
9JC Mr J Connolly JConnolly@garibaldischool.co.uk
9DB Miss D Bartley DBartley@garibaldischool.co.uk
9NF Mr N Fayers NFayers@garibaldischool.co.uk

Remote learning

Messages to Parents

This Half Term students have been looking into the GCSE option choices that will be made available for them to choose. As part of this process students have been given a sheet which outlines the list of option subjects to choose from. Students have been encouraged to take these sheets home and talk through the options available and the potential future educational and career routes.


Half Term 5 - six students from the year group have been recognised for the quality of the work they have produced or the positive attitude to learning they have displayed and have been added to the Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame

Name of Student: Holly Atkins

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss F Gibbs

Department PE

“Always putting in every effort in PE whatever the sport, always eager and prepared to do everything that is asked. Willing to help and support others in various tasks we do. Well done Holly!”

Name of Student: Corey Brown

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss T Ngoc

Department Maths

“This is in recognition for showing his maturity in his approach to learning, going at his pace and asking for help when he needs it. Corey was among those who scored the highest in the class in the most recent topic test.”

Name of Student: Nieve Cullen

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mrs J Walker

Department Maths

“This is in recognition for the amazing work that Nieve has been doing and great attitude in Maths recently, well done!”

Name of Student: Scarla-Louise Kirk

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mrs R Rawson

Department Spanish

“This is in recognition for always trying hard in Spanish and always contributing in class discussions. She has made excellent progress this year. Well done Scarla! Keep up the great work!”

Name of Student: Aaron Mackenzie

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mr A Brimalow

Department Science

“This is in recognition for outstanding attitude to learning, Aaron is always determined and reflective. He completes high-quality work every lesson, and is never content with a “good” answer. Aaron consistently asks for feedback on his work, and then uses that feedback to improve it. A wonderful young scientist.”

Name of Student: Tia-Mai Owen

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mr B West

Department English

“This is in recognition for always producing high quality work in English Literature and I often use her work as a model example on the visualiser. She takes detailed notes, contributes well in lessons and is keen to progress. Keep it up Tia!”