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Issue 67 Friday 19th April 2013

Primary School Assembly

Students of the Week: Brooke Godliman and Leah Vincent for writing their own script for the PSHE enterprise project- Surfers Against Sewage! WEEK: 22nd—26th April 2013

WEEK 2

Thursday 25th—Parents and Carers Forum

WEEK: 29th April—3rd May 2013

WEEK 1

Year 10 Mock Exam Week

Wednesday 24th—Year 9 Parents’ Evening 4pm6.30pm.

WEEK: 6th—10th May 2013

WEEK 2

Thursday 9th April May—Year 11 Drama GCSE Exam

WEEK: 13th—17th May 2013

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Last term Megan Hood, Jessica Rowe, Charlie Rowe, Rhiannon Fouracre, Maria Rowe, Ryan Pascoe, Cameron McKenzie, Danny Moon and I went to St John's Primary School to lead an assembly. The assembly was about teamwork and how important teamwork is. We gave a presentation, presented a role play and took part in an activity. The activity was a teamwork game and involved people working in pairs. One person had to guide the other and pick up plastic fruit on the floor. The role play was about a man who was sick and needed help to buy food so a line of people had to pass food from the shop to the man. Some people from the audience joined in. We had a great time. Emily Richards 7AMR

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Calling all Homemakers and Hobbyists Do you have any useable remnants of fabric that we can recycle in our textile projects? We are currently working with cotton so it’s very expensive and we are struggling to offer a choice of resources to our students. Can you help out? fabric, threads, wools, buttons and bows all welcomed. Send your offerings to Mrs Wills, Textiles department DT6

The winning tutor group for attendance in March was 11ASL with 97.1%!

Community Fun Day We are still looking for donations for Community Fun Day. There will be a second hand uniform stall, as well as raffles, tombolas, cuddly toys, books etc. Anything you would like to donate, bring in to school and anything not suitable, we will donate to charity on your behalf.


Children and Young People’s Poetry Competition 2013 The Charles Causley Trust are holding a poetry competition for children and young people aged 5-16 living in Cornwall. There are three categories and each has a choice of themes based on poems by Charles Causley. The poems listed are suggestions only, other Causley poems can be used for inspiration. Poems are available in ‘Causley’s Collected Poems for Children’. Category one for children aged 5-7— Theme: Animals, Creepy Crawlies, Sea creatures Source poems: Aireymouse, Zow-bug Category two for children aged 8-11— Theme: Point of View, Speaking in Different Voices, myths Source poems: One Day in a Perranporth Pet Shop, The Song of Kruger the Cat, The Young Man of Cury. Category three for children aged 12-16— Theme: Growing up, Leaving childhood behind, Ghosts and Memories Source poems: Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience, Family Album, Who?, Francesco de la Vega The winner in each category will win a two hour poetry hour workshop with a professional writer for their class which can be organised through KEAP. In addition, first prize in each category will win a £25 book token, Second prize will win a £15 book token and Third prize is a £5 book token. The closing date is Friday 19th July 2013 and all entries should be sent to: Amanda Harris KEAP 21b Pydar Street Truro TR1 2AY Rules: Poems must be original and unpublished and in English They can be in any form or style but no longer than 40 lines, excluding the title Poems must be inspired by a Causley theme, style, idea or location and must be accompanied by a few lines explaining the inspirational context. Poems should be typed and three copies provided Each copy must include the entrant’s name, date of birth and name of teacher/group leader and name and address of school/youth group. Children or young people who wish to enter as individuals are very welcome. Please include the name and contact details of your parent or guardian.


Calling all Parents and Carers The next Parents and Carers forum will be Thursday 25th April in the Base at 6-7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along to meet senior staff and other parents/carers within a friendly atmosphere.

Exams! The countdown to exams has started, less than 5 weeks to go! The first exam for Year 11s is the 13th May so if you haven’t already, it’s time to start revising!

Year 11 Prom The Year 11 Prom this year is at Tregenna Castle, St Ives. Please give any outstanding forms, to say whether you will be attending or not, to Mrs Manning in the main office as soon as possible please.

Curriculum Enrichment Week Although the deadline for payments for most trips is not until the 5th June, we would just like to remind parents/carers to keep up to date with payments for activities. This way, big trips can be paid for in instalments and is easier to pay, rather than one large payment for the whole trip. Also, can any outstanding deposits be paid as soon as possible.

WHAT’S ON NEXT WEEK Monday 22nd April

– Tennis Club – tennis courts – after school 2.55 – 4pm

Tuesday 23rd April

Yr 7, Yr 8 & Yr9 Hockey Training – after school 2.55 – 4pm Rounders Club – school field – after school 2.55 – 4pm BTEC Intervention class – MU2/IT2 – after school -2.55-4pm

Wednesday 24th April –

Athletics Club / Fixtures school field –after school 2.55 – 4pm BTEC PE Intervention class – MU2/ICT2 – after school – 2.55 – 4pm

Thursday 25th April

– Fixtures: Girls’ Hockey v Redruth –Yr7, 8 & 9 home 3pm – 5.30pm Cricket Club – school field – after school – 2.55 – 4pm Yr10 Indoor Cricket Final – All Day @ Bristol University

Friday 26th April

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GCSE Dance Club – Dance studio / MU2 – after school -3pm – 5pm


Pool Post Issue 67  

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