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Issue 60 Friday 8th February 2013

Naace Impact Awards 2013

Students of the week: Harry Stephens & Jack Dagnall— For working extremely well at English Intervention WEEK: 11th—15th February 2013


Friday 15th February—INSET DAY

WEEK: 25th Feb—1st March 2013 WEEK 1

WEEK: 18th—22nd February 2013 WEEK 2


WEEK: 4th—8th March 2013


Wednesday 6th March—Year 8 Options Evening 6.30pm—8.30pm

Naace Impact Awards 2013 Mr Jones and Mr Smith have both been nominated for awards at the Naace ICT Impact Awards 2013. Mr Jones was nominated in the ‘Technical Support Service Impact’ category for his enthusiasm and commitment to making ICT as accessible and enjoyable as possible, removing barriers from learning. Mr Smith was nominated in the ‘Secondary Impact’ category for pioneering the use of new technologies, incorporating Twitter, blogging, app invention and even QR codes into his everyday teaching. The winner of each category will be announced at the Naace Strategic Conference in March 2013. We wish them both the best of luck!

‘Go Green Week’ Pool Academy Geography Leaders have been raising awareness of our environment through ‘Go Green Week.’ In the UK, 60% of our rubbish could be recycled and 30% of the energy wasted. Our Geography Leaders, through presenting assemblies, producing posters around school, and constructing new recycling boxes, have promoted the need to recycle and save energy, both at school and at home. Each day is themed: 

Meat free Monday: one meal meat free!

Travel light Tuesday: walk/cycle to school. Waste not Wednesday: spend 1 minute less in the shower. Switch off Thursday: turn off unnecessary power.

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We hope ‘Go Green Week’ encourages everyone to take part in caring for our Earth both at home and at school.

Community Fun Day We are looking for businesses to advertise in our programme of events. If you are interested please call Sharon Hosking on 01209 712220 for details of advert sizes and prices. We are expecting 2000 people on the day so what a great way of advertising your business.

Curriculum Enrichment Week Reminder The deadline for handing in your Curriculum Enrichment Week form is next Thursday, the 14th February! You can hand it in to Reception. For those who have had letters confirming the trip they are on, you should have received a payment card, letters will be sent out in due course confirming when the full payment has to be received by.

‘I wish I had known that!’ There are lockers at school but numbers are limited at school, £5 refundable deposit for a key.

Stationary Shop Mr Pamplin-Barnard is running a stationary shop every break time in MA3! He is selling pens, pencils, rulers, rubbers and sharpeners so if you need any new stationary, head to MA3!

Past Student News Emily Keverne graduated from Plymouth University last July with First-Class honours in English. Jamie Manuell is now a doctor! Congratulations to them both.

Passport to the World Year 7 students in Geography have researched countries of their choice to learn more about them. They worked in groups and as part of the task they researched the food and cuisine of their country. Each group presented their information and menus to the rest their peers who then voted for their favourite menu and presentation.

The winning countries were: Iceland, Japan, Italy, Fiji, Madagascar and China. The school canteen is now preparing a global culinary odyssey beginning with Iceland on the 12 th February when the lunch hall will be serving Icelandic themed food. The geography department will be updating the themed days via our homepage, the Pool Post and posters in school. Congratulations to Emily Bowles, Eden Oxborough and Matt Patrick from 7 RND who were the winning Icelandic group. We hope to see you in the canteen next Tuesday!

Counting our Blessings Who gives up anything for Lent? Chocolate, sweets and treats are the usual items that many decide to give up for 40 days up to Easter Sunday. Here is an idea that students and their families may like to try. Why not join some of the staff and students by counting our blessings and raising money to help people who do not have the same opportunities and facilities in parts of the world over the period of Lent starting on 12th February. You can do this by clicking on the Christian Aid 2013 website and onto Lent. Here there are three ways that we can be aware of the greater need in our world and doing something positive to help. The resources can be downloaded and the guide to raising money is designed for 3 age groups so everyone can take part. For more information see Mrs Smith (Humanities Department)

PE NEWS Hockey and Football Results: The YR10/11 Girls Hockey Team lost away to Richard Lander last week 3 – 1 Yr9 Boys Football Team lost 6-2 at home to Mount’s Bay in their Cup match Monday night.

Year 7 Swimming Gala Well done to all the girls who took part in the Year 7 Swimming Gala on Wednesday. We had two records broken: Emily Richards – Breast Stroke .22.5 Alice Wakefield – Butterfly .19.55 Final Tutor Positions: 1st - AMR, 2nd - BM, 3rd - APB, 4th - DS & RND, 6th - SC, 7th - JW.

SW Schools Inter Girls X-C Championships Congratulations to Martha Carlisle (Year 10) who finished 41st of the 55 finishers in the SW Schools Inter Girls cross country county championships on Saturday - Martha still has another year in the age group and should get picked now for the prestigious England Schools Championships in Derbyshire on March 16th. Also congratulations to Matt Stone (Year 11) who placed an excellent 125 out of nearly 500 finishers in the Marazion 10K on Sunday, and to teachers Mr Webb, who was 47th and Miss Carter who was 394th. WHAT’S ON NEXT WEEK

Monday 11th February

– U15’s Boys Indoor Cricket @ Camborne School – 12.30 – 5pm Badminton Club – Sports Hall – after school – 2.55 – 4pm Cross Country Club – School field – after school – 2.55 – 4pm

Tuesday 12th February

– Hockey Club –all years - Muga - after school – 2.55 – 4pm Girls Tag/Contact Rugby Training – Redruth RFU – 3pm – 5pm Street Dance Club – Dance Studio – 2.55 – 4pm

BTEC PE Intervention class – MU2/ICT2 – after school – 2.55 – 4pm Wednesday 13th February –

U15 Plate Hockey v Cape @ Home – Muga 3pm – 5pm Keystage 4 Hockey practice – MUGA - 3pm – 4pm Table Tennis Club – School Gym – 2.55 – 5pm BTEC PE Intervention class – MU2/ICT2 – after school – 2.55 – 4pm

Thursday 14th February

Fixtures: Girls Hockey v Redruth Home – Muga 3pm – 5pm Year 7 – 11 Boys Football v Redruth @ Home – 3pm – 5pm BTEC PE Intervention class – MU2/ICT2

Friday 15th February


INSET DAY—School closed

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