Welcome to Newton
Congratulations, you’ve been assigned to join the Newton community - a community focused on effort, kindness and a willingness to try.
Newton is named after the famous 17th Century scientist, Sir Isaac Newton. Newton discovered how gravity works, produced laws of motion (that NASA used 300 years after his death to land a man on the moon), developed the design of the telescope by using mirrors instead of lenses, and proved white light is formed from 8 different colours. An excellent example of what a creative and curious mind can do, epitomising our goals for students at NTC.
Each Community is linked to one of the continents and Newton’s continent is Africa which we celebrate in our emblem, a roaring lion.
We are the blue community, a calming colour that can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming and release feelings of tranquillity. Blue is also cooling in nature and helps with balance and self-expression. This is a perfect colour of our ‘home’ zone where you’ll meet for Learning Conversations, registration and also for Community Hour when we’ll cover a range of topics based around personal, social and health education plus celebrate your various achievements along the way. You’ll be assigned to one of our team of Learning Coaches who will support you through your time with us. You will also have a chance to get to know all the other students from across different year groups who have also hit the jackpot joining Newton!
Miss E Campbell
Head of Newton Community