Vela House

Head of House - Mr S West

House Colour: Woodpecker Green

Named after the Constellation of Vela
Location: Northern Hemisphere
Right Ascension: 03h
Declination: +45°

Vela is one of the three constellations that used to form the huge constellation Argo Navis, the ship of Jason and the Argonauts. In 1763 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille divided the Argo Navis into three constellations: Carina (the Keel), Puppis (the Stern), and Vela (the Sail).

In Vela house we discuss our problems to find solutions. We value honesty. We always AIM HIGH!

In Vela House we work together to promote success. A team of dedicated tutors manage the important time spent in House groups every morning. They really enjoy getting to know their tutees throughout their time at Tollbar.

The views of all Vela students are also taken into account throughout their time at Tollbar Academy. We hold regular House Council meetings to discuss any issues affecting their day to day lives that will allow them to progress and reach their full potential and beyond.

Achievements

Throughout the year Vela students have taken part in all Inter-house competitions and events. This year we achieved first place in both the Citizenship and Science competitions. The Vela students should be congratulated for their efforts shown throughout both the subject and sporting competitions. Everyone involved in Vela will work hard to encourage even more to participate in these enjoyable events throughout the year.

As the interest and enthusiasm for the competitions continues to grow, we are sure to succeed in many more areas during the coming years.

Sports Captains:

This year's two talented sporting students who will help in the organisation of teams involved in the Interhouse competitions are:

  • Esther Lewis
  • Ryan Stephenson

Vice-Sports Captains:

This year's two talented sporting students who will help in the organisation of teams involved in the Interhouse competitions are:

  • Robyn Greenway
  • Robbie Cassidy

Vela House Prefects:

This year we are proud to continue this new role to allow two more of our outstanding students to assist in the organisation of Vela Interhouse teams. The Vela House Prefects for 2018/2019 are:

  • Ella Holness
  • Shanti Heusdens
  • Megan Crolla
  • Kai Wright
  • Carima Salameh
  • Tegan Walsham
  • Tyler Jex
  • Alex Emmett
  • Ella Hepworth
  • Amy Lowe

Inter-house Competitions

Throughout the year Vela students have taken part in all Inter-house competitions and events. This year we have continued to excel in sporting achievements in particular with a 3rd place in the Inter-House Cross Country and football events and a stunning overall victory in the Rounders competition. However, some super results also in the academic contests with commendable 2nd places in the Science and technology competitions and a 3rd place in the Inter-House Quiz. However, the best was saved till last when Vela literally 'ran away' with the coveted sports day competition. The Vela students should be congratulated for their efforts shown throughout both the subject and sporting competitions. Everyone involved in Vela will work hard to encourage even more to participate in these enjoyable events throughout the year.

As the interest and enthusiasm for the competitions continues to grow, we are sure to succeed in many more areas during the coming years.

Endeavour Awards

  • James Wainwright
  • Robyn Greenway
  • Emily Pykett
  • Marc Kershaw
  • Hannah Morvinson
  • Luke Piper
  • Matthew Bell
  • Alexandria Orrell
  • Alice Hepplestone
  • Grace Pullan

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Tollbar Academy Principal

Caroline L Yates
BA (Hons).

Tollbar MAT Chief Executive

David J Hampson
OBE, BSc, BA.
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