Issue 1032: 26th January 2024


Year 11

It has been a busy week for our Year 11 pupils who received their Mock Exam results on Wednesday, followed by a Guidance Conference to prepare them for the remaining few months before they take their final external examinations.  Whilst some pupils always experience a sense of disappointment when opening their mock results, it is important to reassure them all that there is still time to make effective changes to improve their final outcomes in the summer.  To this end, we encourage all our Year 11 pupils to attend as many after school revision sessions as possible, to maintain a healthy routine and to follow a structured revision timetable to build their confidence as they approach this key time in their education.  It is also vital that pupils plan some down time into their routines to ensure they still do all the things they enjoy and have the opportunity to relax and rest their brains.  If you are concerned about your child’s wellbeing or feel they need any further support, please do contact the Year 11 Team who will be happy to help you.  We, of course, wish all our Year 11 pupils every success.

District Swimming Gala

Congratulations to our fantastic Swim Team, who last week secured a truly impressive haul of 31 medals at the District Swimming Gala.  This a huge achievement and we are incredibly proud of the whole team.  Please see the article below for more information.

Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge!

On Tuesday, we were proud to welcome a representative from the Jack Petchey Foundation who delivered an excellent, interactive workshop to some of our Year 10 pupils. Ore Ogungbayi works for the Speaker’s Trust and is an author, keynote speaker, and the subject of Channel 5’s award-winning documentary, ‘White Nanny Black Child.’ Through her engaging life story, Ore demonstrated and modelled the power of public speaking and the importance that words hold. 

The pupils took part in a range of interactive activities designed to help them overcome nerves and speak publicly. The session encouraged pupils to develop their own independent thoughts, which culminated in them delivering a speech at the end of the day. Despite nerves and reservations, the pupils successfully delivered their speeches, gaining confidence whilst eloquently addressing topics of personal significance. 

Congratulations to all the pupils who participated, with special commendations to the Year 10 individuals who emerged victorious and will advance to the next round: 

Samara-Elise B, Jessica F, Elliott H, Caitlin H, Leila E M, Kayin O, Yuan Y 

And Finally…

Enjoy the weekend

District Swimming Gala

I am incredibly proud to report the fantastic achievement of our Sweyne Park Swimming Team at the District Swimming Gala last week. They came awa with an impressive total haul of 31 medals!!! Everyone who competed showed real commitment and incredible team spirit. Special mention must go to the following pupils, who have all been awarded their medals in assemblies this week.

Essex Schools’ Cross Country competition

On Saturday, Mrs Harris took pupils to the Essex Schools’ Cross Country competition, Matt (Year 10) represented both Sweyne Park and Castle Point and Rochford, running with the very best Year 10 and Year 11 boys in Essex.

The bad weather meant that it was too dangerous to run in the woods as planned, and so the competitors endured a repetitive and very hilly run of 5 laps. Matt ran incredibly well and did himself and Sweyne Park proud, coming 37th out of 100. Matt was one of the youngest boys in the competition and will now be well prepared for next year’s race when he will compete in the same age category. This will make a real positive impact on Matt’s GCSE PE grading.

We are extremely proud of Matt and send him our huge congratulations on a fantastic achievement!

Holocaust Memorial Day 2024


Mrs Cajee has started a new knitting club on Wednesdays from 3.15pm-4.15pm in ML4. If pupils would like to sign up there is a sign up sheet in Pupil Services.

If anyone has any knitting needles or wool to donate, please could they be dropped off to Pupil Services.

Thank you in advance.


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