Warden Park Secondary Academy

The Best From All

NEWSLETTER:

FRIDAY, 9 FEBRUARY 2024 

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Public speaking success at a Rotary Club event

A huge congratulations to the year 10 students who competed in this week’s Rotary Club public speaking competition at Oathall. The students had developed their speeches independently with just a little guidance from staff. Lormie, Sarah and Seb discussed whether all protests should be conducted in a legal manner. Theeran, Navvya and Felix discussed whether human cloning should be made legal. 

Awards went to Lormie for best chairperson, Seb for best opposer and Theeran, Navvya and Felix for the winning team. The winners go through to the district semi final. Thank you to the Rotary Club members who organised the event.

Ms N Simmons Deputy Headteacher

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Year 10 Graphics class

Miss Murray's Year 10 Graphics class presented their submissions for The National Design Ventura Competition to the rest of the class on Thursday afternoon. Students were asked to design a product to be sold in The Design Museum shop that is inspired by colour and/or community; they have spent the last few weeks researching their chosen area, coming up with design ideas, creating a prototype and establishing their branding. The team's presentations were confident and professional, the audience listened respectfully and asked thoughtful questions and Miss Murray was thoroughly impressed and proud. We will be submitting their products to the competition after half term - fingers crossed for some success!
 
Products:
  • ‘The Hiker Insulated Soft Socks’ - A memory foam sock with internal pocket for heat pack.
  • Squiggle Darts - the velcro points game!
  • Pop 'n' Swap - A tote bag with mix and match poppable designs that can be changed to suit your mood.
  • 'Personalised Printing' - A DIY design tote bag where your design gets printed onto a bag right infront of your eyes.
  • 'Pin The World' - A world map board game for kids and adults.
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CLICK HERE FOR 2023/24 TERM DATES

CLICK HERE FOR 2024/2025 TERM DATES (*NEW)

Please do not rely on a Google search for term dates.  Only use our website and these links.  Our term dates sometimes very slightly vary from other local schools.

DATES FOR THE DIARY

Please note, dates and timings are subject to change and cancellation at short notice.  

Friday 9 February to Saturday 17 February 2024 - Ski trip to Austria

12 to 16 February 2024 - half term

Thursday 29 February 2024 - Year 9 Virtual Reporting Evening - bookings go live at 2 pm on 19 February

Friday 1 March 2024 - Year 8 options deadline

Wednesday 13 March 2024 - Inset Day (Academy closed to students)

Thursday 14 March 2024 - Year 8 HPV vaccinations and Y9, 10 and 11 catch up sessions

Thursday, 21 March 2024 - Year 7 Virtual Reporting Evening - invitation to book sent 1 week prior to event

Thursday, 28 March 2024 - Dance Show @ Hurstpierpoint College, 6 pm

Thursday, 28 March 2024 - end of Spring term, all students dismissed by 1 pm

Monday 1 April to Friday 5 April 2024 - Trip to Iceland

Monday, 15 April 2024 - start of Summer term

Monday 15 to Friday 19 April 2024 - Year 11 MFL speaking exams

27 to 31 May - half term

Friday 21 June 2024 - Year 11 Prom

Monday 24 June 2024 - Year 6 New Parents Evening

Thursday 27 June 2024 - Year 9 TD-IPV and Men AWCY vaccinations

Friday 28 June 2024 - Year 6 Induction Day

Wednesday 3 July 2024 - Year 6 Induction Day

Friday 5 July 2024 - Sports Day 

Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July 2024 - Enrichment / Work Experience Week (inc foreign residential trips)

Friday 19 July 2024 - end of Summer term, all students dismissed at 1 pm

We are hiring!

We have 2 fantastic support staff vacancies @ the Secondary Academy

  • Office Manager (term time with 3 additional weeks)
  • Catering Assistant (part time) (term time)

Click here to find out.

 

Warden Park Swim Team enjoy more success

Olivia S in Year 8 is currently ranked 3rd out of the 16 schools involved in the swim league.  Congratulations Olivia.

Its not just Olivia enjoying success.  Our swim team are doing phenomenally in all disciplines.  

Our next competition is detailed on the poster below.  Spectators are welcome to come along and watch.  Swimzi will have a presence at the event for those who may look to purchase some of the finals merchandise too.

Mr Gentry Curriculum Leader PE & Sport

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Sussex Police webinar: Safer Internet Day

Sussex Police have provided us with FREE webinars that may be of interest to you in relation to Safer Internet Day.

This session introduces you to the Cyber Choices programme, led by the National Crime Agency, and delivered locally by SEROCU (the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit). Cyber Choices is a programme that supports those people at risk of committing computer misuse offences, such as hacking. These risks are far more real than most people recognise, with around 1 in 4 young people admitting to committing low-harm cybercrimes, perhaps without even realising what they were doing was illegal.

Ideally suited to parents/carers of children in Year 3 (age 7) and above, all the way up to college, university and beyond, this session will help parents and carers to understand what computer misuse is, what the risks to young people are, to recognise some of the indicators that young people may be involved in committing cybercrimes, and how the Cyber Choices programme supports at-risk individuals.

If anyone has any issues with booking on to any of the sessions, please ask them to contact the SEROCU Cyber Choices team on cyberchoices@serocu.police.uk

When: Feb 20, 2024 20:00 GMT

Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bh2OoyrTTJ2v853z9psJOA

When: Feb 27, 2024 10:00 GMT

Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f85LCF9XQQiveByxpGjBRA

When: Feb 28, 2024 20:00 GMT

Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XZSXC9NnRBWVsnUzxFUtgg

When: Mar 4, 2024 11:00 GMT

Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2fwzDzv3RMmo7Gm0PGf_3w

When: Mar 4, 2024 20:00 London

Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2ROjhkKsSKueNgILJ7lSfQ

New Spring term Cricket Club added!  New Spring term Cricket Club added!  New Spring term Cricket Club added!

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Sussex Learning Trust has vacancies!

Click on this link for vacancies at our local schools.

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Do you want to learn something new and/or meet new friends?

Click here for our Spring clubs!