At Sweyne Park we have always placed a high value on the relationship between school and home. Given that most of our pupils were away from school for 6 months, feedback from both teachers and parents is now more important than ever. As we are not permitted to hold our usual annual Parents’ Evenings, we are looking to host virtual meetings, via the School Cloud. We will be trialling this model with our Year 7 parents/carers during Academic Induction and, if all goes well, then we will roll it out across the school. I will write further with more details once we have had the opportunity to assess how this works, and to finalise our plans. Watch this space!
Michelle Waghorn reporting …
Have you checked out the Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Manga collection in the Library? There are lots of new books to choose from!
Thursday 1st October
Which means it’s time for the
ANNUAL LIBRARY POETRY COMPETITION!
Simply write a poem on any subject you like, but if you’re stuck for ideas, the national theme this year is
Or check out some of the poetry books in the Library for inspiration.
(Funny poems, silly poems, serious poems – we have something for everyone!)
Please hand in your entries to
Mrs Waghorn, in the Library by
MONDAY 19th OCTOBER
Do you like to write stories? Check out this special writing workshop opportunity with Jennifer Killick (author of Crater Lake the most popular choice for this year’s Bookbuzz books!) and Jacqson Diego Story Emporium.
“Our Young Writers Meet session on Saturday 31st October will run from 10.30am – 12.30pm over Zoom. We will be joined by special guest author, Jennifer Killick, who will be joining us for a masterclass in writing suspense stories on Halloween!
Jennifer will also be signing some dedicated bookplates for us to include in copies of her books and there is an option to include her latest book Crater Lake in the event fee at a subsidised price.
The cost is £15 per child inclusive of a resources pack and postage, or £20 including a copy of Jennifer’s latest book Crater Lake, with a signed bookplate. Booking is essential!”
Pupils can have access to the Library computers (for homework purposes only) before school from 07:45, BUT this will be on a rotation for each Year Group as follows:
VI Form students will have books delivered to their form.
Please login on the Library online catalogue, https://uk.accessit.online/ths01/#!dashboard to search and reserve books for our new Click & Collect Service.
You can collect your library books after school (14.55-15.15) on your allocated day.
If you need help in choosing a book then email MWaghorn@sweynepark.com or complete this form:
RUN REBEL (YA)
by Manjeet Mann
“Amber is trapped – by her father’s rules, by his expectations, by her own fears. Now she’s ready to fight – for her mother, for her sister, for herself.
Freedom always comes at a price.”
A series of poems which emotively tell Amber’s story of rebellion and freedom with great passion and feeling.
Perfect for National Poetry Day, Thursday 1st October!
The library has more books written in verse available, and you can see some of them here:
Why not reserve one online today, using the Click & Collect service?
Please ensure that you clearly name your child’s uniform and PE kit. We have several brand new PE kits in bags with no names so we are unable to return them to pupils. If your child has lost anything please encourage them to ask in Pupil Services. We will be clearing unclaimed items at the end of this week.