Lister Basketball are off to a shooting start!

The U16 boys played their first ever match against solid opposition, School 21. Lister, the current Newman Champions, fielded an all new squad including an upcoming superstar from year 7, Titus.

Lister got off to a slow start but the boys soon got into their groove with great offensive play, Daniel and Frances linking up with the pass and cut for Lister to dunk the ball home.

Titus showed his class in the latter stages. The team provided the screen for Titus to drive through the post to land the big 2 points that sent Lister home with the points.

Great team effort. Lister win 51-28.

Mr Muscat

All roads lead East

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Year 9 and 10 GCSE Dance students had a fantastic workshop with Jasmine and Marvin, dancers from East London Dance. The students had a great time learning contemporary dance technique and floor work. The Year 9 boys enjoyed working with Marvin on tricks and balances.

The students are enjoying all the Dance styles and performances they have experienced so early on in their course.  They have many other great things to look forward to.

Forthcoming events:

Saturday 11th November GCSE Set Phrases Day
Tuesday 21st November, Sadler’s Wells to see Rambert perform A Linha Curva (GCSE set work)
Thursday 7th December Dance Episodes (Lunch time dance show)
Thursday 1st February 2018 Inter-house Dance

Celebration of Achievement Evening

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On Wednesday 11 October, Lister hosted it’s annual showcase event, Celebration of Achievement evening. The event is held annually to recognise and celebrate the academic achievement of our students, both present and past. The event also witnessed some wonderful musical and dance performances. It was a wonderful occasion attended by our staff, parents and Governors. A special thanks to Andrew Arnold, a member of our governing body, who gave an inspirational speech and spoke at length about the importance of making the right ‘choices’.

It was equally great to see so many of our current Year 12 cohort and pleasing to hear how well they have settled in their next stage of learning. Ms Griffin provided the closing remarks along with the promise that the school community will continue to work together to build on the success we have had in the past few years with our GCSE results.

Under 16 girls football news

U’16 girls show great resilience!

The under 16 girls football team showed passion for the game yesterday as they played Emerson Park at home in the Essex cup. Every student exceeded Miss Moore’s expectations from the start by all remembering to bring in their shinpads! The game got off to a lively start with Miriam sweeping at the back to clear any shooting opportunities and Alieyah saving any shots that did manage to pass the back four. Lister manage to hold the star studded opposition for 12minutes until the first Ronaldo type free kick flew into the back of the net. Unfortunately just before half time, after getting her fingertips to a shot Alieyah landed awkwardly on her ankle leaving Lister needing a volunteer goalkeeper, Ledia filled those boots, thank you! The girls continued to show their resilience by pushing through to have a few goal scoring opportunities for Mya, Asmaa and Monika. Although the team lost they made both themselves and Miss Moore SOOOOOOO proud. The picture says it all. Well done girls and see you at training on Thursday.

Referee – Louise Leedham
Head coach – Sabia Begum
Team – Rosa, Miriam, Mahe, Hanna, Alieyah, Tanha, Dhanira, Asmaa, Rabia, Melina, Monika, Aleena, Nusrah, Ledia, Mya, Mayriam, Zahira

Ms Moore

Newham Cross Country – Wednesday 11th October

22 of our Year 7-9 students competed in this event at Wanstead flats this week.

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As per Cross Country tradition, the rain was pouring and the wind was howling, but this didn’t stop our students from showing great resilience and completing the course. In Year 7, Jacob came 4th out of 52 students in the borough, and Ellie in Year 8 came 10th out of 58 students, both qualifying to represent Newham at the London Youth Games later this year. Please congratulate both athletes when you see them!

Ms Maxwell


Lister Dancers welcome Italia Conti vocational Performing Arts students

All GCSE Dance students had a great visit from students from the prestigious Italia Conti  Academy of Performing Arts. These students are studying a vocational performing arts course, but are specialising in Dance.

Our students had a commercial street dance workshop taught by course leader, Lucy Dungate and then watched the Italia Conti students perform a 35 minute piece which included many dance styles such as hip hop, ballet, contemporary and jazz.  ‘They were so flexible and talented’ said Wendy (Yr 11)

It was a great inspirational experience for our dance students.

Ms Coke

Barclays Big Data LifeSkills Workshop Session – Tuesday 3rd October 2017

On Tuesday 30 students from Year 10 took part in a big data LifeSkills workshop session. The workshop was tailored around personal development, work skills and preparing students for the world of work. 

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This was a high profile event with Suresh Vishwanath the chief operating officer and Linda Hall head of risk and control both from Barclays Bank attending and working with our students. They shared invaluable insights and covered their career journeys as well as took questions from our students.

Our students found the session really insightful and greatly practical. They also highlighted that this was incredibly beneficial and they were really grateful for this unique opportunity. The students that participated were able to improve on their confidence, gain key skills and become more empowered as a result and overall the day was a great success.

Mr Deen

Wicked Review

Last week thirty Theatre School and GCSE Dance students from years 7-9 went to see Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre with Ms Coke, Ms Chapman and Ms Naraine.

The whole show was spectacular, but most students commented on the great costumes and the link between the Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum written in 1900 and made into a film in 1939.  Wicked is the untold story of the Witches of Oz by Winnie Holzman.

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Our students had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed it.  They had various opinions on who they thought were the heroes and villains of the piece, but they all agreed it was fantastic and that it was indeed  ‘wicked’

Ms Coke

Thursday after school Football training

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A huge well done to the 25 girls that attended football training Thursday evening, a record attendance so far this year! Ladies feel free to come and join the fun Thursdays after school. Keep up the good work!

Ms Moore

Celebration of High Attainers Evening


Lister Community School would like to invite you to a ‘Celebration of High Attainers’ event on Thursday 28th September in The Agora from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. This event will look at what high attainers in both the Upper and Lower schools have been doing and look forward to the upcoming opportunities we have at Lister  this year.

The Lister Scholars’ Programme aims to provide a stimulating and and challenging learning environment for the most able students through seminars, clubs, trips, and competitions throughout the year, as well specially created in-class provision. Through broadening students’ cultural capital and pursuing their academic ability, we work to support these high attaining students to reach their full potential in the Lower School and thus help prepare them to succeed as they move into Upper School. Continue reading