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9th March 2012

Dear Parents/Carers, You will see from this week’s newsletter that we continue to introduce new initiatives. The ‘Bring a Parent’ event in Science has been well received and it would appear that parents are excited at the prospect of extracting DNA from a Kiwi fruit on the evening! We always welcome parents to school and look for ways to engage them with the learning of their students. The Options booklet for Year 8 parents is being prepared and will be available after the option evening. Nadine Powrie Headteacher Important Information: Important Dates for your Calendar: Tuesday, 13th March: Year 7 Science ‘Bring a Parent’ event. Please sign the letters you received and return to Science so we know how many to expect. Wednesday, 14th March: Year 8 Parents Evening Wednesday, 28th March from 4.00 to 7.00 pm: Year 8 Options Fayre Wednesday, 2nd May : Year 7 Parents Evening Year 10 Group Work Developing your understanding of poetry—5th March On Monday, 5th March, a session was organised in order to encourage insight into GCSE poetry through group discussion. Group work is a great way to achieve A* through collaboration, they develop independence through shared learning, have the opportunity to lead learning, to develop ideas and to increase understanding through group work. They really appreciated this session here are a few comments they made: “I feel more confident in my work and learning. I also realise how much I know.”; “I felt more confident when teaching it to the others. It showed I understand. “ Preparing for GCSEs We do a lot to prepare our students for their GCSEs and help them obtain the best results. Saturday revisions classes, group works and revisions with partner schools are very appreciated by the students. Saturday Revision Workshop Maths - 3rd March The D/C borderline students who were resitting their exam in March asked if they could do a revision workshop on the Saturday between their two exams. We were happy to oblige! Maths Revision Day—29th February Students took part in a team game where they had to solve exam type questions. The first team to complete all 4 sections correct were the winners. This was part of the Maths revision day on Wednesday 29th February for the D to C borderline students who were re-sitting their exam in March. Enlighten Maths D/C borderline Revision Day - 23rd February Outside agencies are used to support in the revision and exam preparation of Year 11 students. Here students are in a Maths Revision day run by a company called Enlighten. Easter classes Students have the opportunity to take part in Easter Classes, and have brought home permission slips where applicable. Please return them as soon as possible, otherwise they won’t be able to come. School policy matters Please can all parents be aware that students must not have extreme haircuts or brightly dyed hair. If a student comes to school with either, this may result in them being sent home until the matter has been resolved. Humanities Parental Workshop - Tuesday 20th March 4pm – 5pm. Invitations are being sent out inviting selected parents to come into school to meet the teachers and find out how the school is supporting their child and what they can do at home, it is a great opportunities for parents to help their children making progress in Humanities. We will also be running Easter sessions on 2nd and 3rd of April – again letters will go out to parents.

9th March 2012


Neville Lovett Events: RS Theme Day Celebrating Human Rights —2nd March The RS Theme Day was held last Friday to highlight the importance of Human Rights, All students in Years 9 and 10 took part and were actively engaged at looking at issues which ranged from capital punishment, racism, refugees and child soldiers. Two other them days are planned for this year, the first one on Tuesday 13th March, on the issue of multi-culturalism, and the second one later this year concerns charities. Year 7 Rugby Yr7 Rugby lost 49-5 to Henry Cort. An excellent display of rugby from the visitors however credit goes to the year 7s who never gave up. Next game at home to Portchester on Tuesday 13th March. Kick off 3.30pm. Year 10 Football Year 10 football team lost 7-3 to Bayhouse in the Quarter final of the Gosport and Fareham cup. A spirited display with some great goals from both teams. Again 7-2 down, the boys never gave up and I am sure with another 15 minutes we could have gone on to win! Students of the week: Year 7: Leah Ilsley, first student in Year 7 to gain all of her Olympic challenge badges – A great feat and well done Leah! Year 8: Aaron Blay, Stephen Cumming, Callum Pearce and Leon Thurling for raising a fantastic £114.07 for Sports Relief. Year 9: Rebecca Brady, Emma Appleton, Ben Wallace-Stock and Martin Tree, for an outstanding contribution as student panellists in the Assistant Headteacher interviews. Year 10: Beth Traves for supporting a new student to the school. Year 11: Sam Brassington has shown an outstanding level of commitment to his work , putting in extra hours and now achieving excellent standards in both Graphics and Resistant Materials. He is now pushing both of his coursework grades past his school targets and with continued effort could really achieve in these subject areas.

March 2012 Mon









3 Revision session for Maths




10 Revision session 11 for Art and Design










13 Year 7 Science Bring a Parent Evening

14 Year 8 Parents 15 Evening


20 Humanities 21 Parental workshop





29 Reward Trip

30 Last Day of Term 31 Wear a hat at school day —Brain Tumour Research

28 Year 8 Options Fayre

Headteacher Nadine Powrie MA ED Address St Anne’s Grove, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 1JJ Email Website Telephone 01329 318003

9th March Newsletter  

9th March Newsletter

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