Issue 1048: 14th June 2024

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Road Safety

We have received a number of calls and emails from concerned members of the public regarding unsafe behaviour on the roads and pavements in the surrounding area.

Please could I ask that you speak to you child(ren) and remind them of the importance of observing road safety and, in particular, the risks of not using designated crossing points.

Many thanks.

Year 12 UCAS Fair

On Wednesday this week, Miss Banks, Dr Clements, Mrs Abel and Mrs Woods took our Year 12 students to the UCAS Fair at the University of Essex in Colchester.

This was a great opportunity for the students to meet representatives from universities and learn more about degree programmes and university life.

They came away with a lot of information, advice and guidance which we hope will help them as they start to think about their post-18 destinations.

Examinations

It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of the external exams season, and I have to say that we have all been incredibly impressed by the pupils’ maturity and serious approach over the last few weeks.

As a reminder, the results will be available for pupils and students to collect on the following days:

A-Level Results Day Thursday 15th August 2024
   
GCSE Results Day Thursday 22nd August 2024

Year 9 Celebration Event

Thank you to Mr Edwards for hosting the Year 9 Celebration Event on Tuesday.

I was really sorry not to be able to attend and see the pupils receiving their well-deserved awards.

I understand that it was a lovely evening and there was plenty of pride in the room.

The next event will be for Year 10 pupils on 2nd July and will include the awarding of our prestigious prefect status.

And Finally….

Have a nice weekend.

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience Youth Awards at King’s College, London.

 

We are delighted to announce that Daniel has been offered a place on this year’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience Youth Awards at King’s College, London.

Applicants were shortlisted based on whether they met the inclusion criteria and the relevance of their written text answers.

The Institute received a very high number of excellent applications, and they were impressed with Daniel’s application.

The Awards will be held in person at the IoPPN to gain first-hand experience of university and research.

Each award will vary; however, awardees will get the opportunity to meet a range of researchers and academics and gain insight into what further study and careers in STEM subjects entail.

Successful applicants are also offered a £50 book voucher and a certificate of attendance. The in-person visits will take place in the summer of 2024, and will be organised between the successful applicants and the relevant department.

These awards are a great opportunity for local students to experience a university environment and develop skills to evaluate and communicate research in their area of interest. The award is also a great addition to students’ CV and/or UCAS application.

You can find out more information about the IoPPN Youth Awards here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/youth-awards

Congratulations Daniel!

Year 7 girls rounders team

Well done girls in your first rounders match away to king John.

Special mention to Lexie and Vivian scoring whole rounders and to everyone in the team scoring half rounders.

Bar ‘n’ Bus

During the May half term Juliette; Lucca and Bella completed a three day Adventure trek to Mount Snowden with Bar n Bus.

The project created an environment where they could learn about themself, others and their role within a group.

They all push themselves beyond their comfort zone, met new people and gained life skills and memories.

They climbed Mount Snowden in challenging weather conditions, but they all made it to the summit and back down the other side.

Lucca demonstrated courage in a situation that he felt uncomfortable in. Juliette brought the joy, energy, and encouragement.

Bella was a solid character and her presence bought stability, a born leader.

What do you do when you're not in school?

We would love to hear about your hobbies, interests and achievements...

If you have any stories and/or photos that you would like to share, please contact us at pupilservices@sweynepark.com

Contact details and personal preferences:

As you are aware we keep confidential records on our systems with parents/carers contact details, ie. addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts and email addresses. If you have recently made any changes could you contact Pupil Services on: pupilservices@sweynepark.com so we can update our systems please.
We also hold information re your preference for use of pupils’ biometric data and school photos both inside and outside of school. If your preferences have changed, could you make us aware of the change by also emailing Pupil Services.
Thank you in advance.

 

Next week, the Caterlink menu will be ‘Lunch Week 1’.

Click here to see the menu.

 

#ReadWithPride

Tuesday was our designated date for the #ReadWithPride social media relay and our chosen book is the ever-popular Heartstopper by Alice Oseman! Which was also made into a popular Netflix series.

Heartstopper is a wonderful and sensitive look at first love and all the emotions involved.

Pictured is Mr Jackson with some of Pride group, Miss MacGregor and Miss Waghorn.