Welcome to the Adi Dassler community. We get our name from Adolf ‘Adi’ Dassler who founded the German sportwear brand Adidas.
My name is Mr Keating and I am head of Adi Dassler Learning Community. Our community is focused on being the best that we can possibly be; I am very proud of our achievements inside and outside of the classroom.
There are some other people that you will get to know and their names are Ms Murray who is a Learning Programme Director and Mr China our Progress Manager who will be working with you and your teachers to make sure that you reach your full potential while you are at NTC.
We do lots of things together as a Community and these include Community Hour, which we have every week in Zone 8 with all of the other students and staff members in Adi Dassler, Inter-Community competitions and raising money for and supporting charities. The competitions are football, basketball and whole school Sports Day. We also have 5 Community Days a year.
During Community Hour we work in groups of mixed ages from Year 7 up to Year 11 and we find out about our environment and the world around us, as well as finding out about our bodies and staying healthy. We also celebrate achievement in lessons during our termly Achievement Assembly. If you have worked hard or been helpful to others, you may be nominated by your teachers to receive an Achievement Certificate.
Adi Dassler has the community colour of purple and the animal we all chose to represent us is the Stag, and this appears on our flag as well as the sports vests used during competitions.
I am really looking forward to you being part of the Community Team and hope that you enjoy your time at NTC.
Mr D Keating