Nikolai dennis student of the month june 2020

Congratulations to Year 10 student, Nikolai Dennis, who has been awarded 'Student of the Month' for June 2020.

Nikolai has been an exceptional student both before and throughout lockdown; his engagement in his home learning and the pride he takes in being part of the College community is very inspiring. Well done from all of us at Newton Abbot College, Nikolai!

“Nikolai a very deserving winner of the Student of the Month award. Nikolai is a student that could be nominated for this every month; however, the very fact that he has won it whilst engaging in Home Learning when not even attending College, due to the current situation, just highlights what a great student he is.”

J Salter, Tutor

“Nikolai is an exemplary student. Whether it be a practical or theory lesson, he leads by example giving 100% effort. It has been great to see Nikolai grow in confidence over the last year and begin to realise how talented he is in Sport. It has been a pleasure to teach Nikolai over the last 2 years.”

C Tonge, Teacher of Physical Education

“Nikolai always aims to do his very best! Throughout the lockdown, Nikolai has continuously challenged himself to not only meet all Religious Studies deadlines, but to submit high quality, thoughtful work. I know Nikolai shows the same dedication and commitment in all aspects of learning and in his other pursuits. In addition, Nikolai consistently receives a number of Outstanding comments in his Progress Reports – an incredible 13 in his last Progress Report. He is fantastic student and a great role model.”

C Cowan, Teacher of Religious Education

“Nikolai is a hardworking, conscientious student who shows great perseverance when he encounters new challenges. He is always inquisitive, wanting to know the reasons why new Mathematical concepts work, which has seen him really flourish in Maths this year. Nikolai is always polite, willing to help others and is generally a pleasure to teach.”

T Dando, Team Leader of Mathematics

“Nikolai has impeccable manners, is studious, good humoured and incredibly thoughtful in his responses. A mature young man, he takes his time to articulate his ideas and his written work reveals an excellent listener, and therefore learner. I am thrilled to see that he has been awarded Student of the Month: a deserving commendation for a Newton Abbot College role model.”

Z Bhiwandiwalla, Assistant Principal and Teacher of English

“Nikolai is a really hard working and diligent student. He is confident in class and engages well in discussion. He is great at asking questions to check his understanding as well as asking for advice on how to improve his work. The independent effort and focus that he has developed over the course of this year will certainly stand him in good stead. Nikolai is a real pleasure to teach.”

K Dowling, Team Leader of History

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