College The Governors wish to advise parents that Mr Wall has been offered, and accepted, leave of absence for compassionate reasons until the end of Term 6. Mr Wall has the full support of the Governing Body and during his absence Mr Alsop will be Acting Head assisted by Mr Bazen, as Acting Deputy and the Senior Management Team. The Governors would like to reassure parents that there will be no disruption to the education of the students and that the College will continue to move forward. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr Wall and his family at this time. Golden Book Nominees for March 2009 Yr 7 Yr 8 Yr 9 Yr 10 Yr 11 Adam Jarvis for the effort he has made with his History homework throughout this year Benjamin Hardy-Phillips or passing his brown & double white belt in Karate Peter Laverick for being selected to train and play with the Bath & North East Somerset County Rugby side. Ayesha Burke for her overall positive attitude and her contribution to the Music Department Nathalie Corless for winning the St Augustines Young Musician of the Year competition Thomas Corbishley for being the Runner Up and Harry Clarke for achieving Most Promising Performance CONGRATULATIONS Our congratulations go to Kim Porter on her recent marriage to James. April 2009 News Charles Bannister and Jamie Saunders were both key extras in a WWI film shot during the Easter holiday for Battlefield History TV. They acted the part of soldiers in the trenches of the Great War and their WW1 studies with Mrs Taylor clearly helped them with their characterisation. SPORTS NEWS CONGRATULATIONS Elias Baynham for achieving a Silver Medal at the BMNAA European Championships Sports Council To the following students who have been selected to serve on the Sports Council for 2009-2010: Daniel Down (President), Alice Bowerbank (Vice President) supported by Alexandra Blenkinsopp, Rebecca Holland and James Godwin (Media), Samuel Otto (Youth Sports Trust/Sports College), Joseph Burrows, Oliver Clarke and Lucy Wright (Intra-Schools Competition), Oliver Emmitt, Jack Hiscock and Amy McRae (Sponsorship and Kit). Cricket Phillipa and Phillipi Villarba-Clarke have been selected to represent Wiltshire County Under 15 Girls cricket for the 2009 season. Volleyball Jessica Wright represented Wiltshire in Volleyball with her team achieving third place out of 9 teams. Gymnastics Antonia Bates has been selected for the English Gymnastic squad and represented the country in Belgium.