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NEWSLETTER: FRIDAY 17 september 2021

Fixtures                                               Results (none as yet)

Students leading the teaching…

For the uninitiated, Ingenium is our innovative GCSE option where students take the opportunity to work in small groups to study a subject outside of our usual GCSE curriculum. In year 10 we have students studying Ancient History, Photography, Psychology and Sociology as a part of their Ingenium option. As well as following the GCSE syllabus, we have a particular focus on a wide range of skills and character traits.

This week, each Year 10 Ingenium student has taken a theme from their GCSE syllabus to teach their fellow students. This has helped them to deepen their knowledge of a particular topic, reflect on the characteristics of best lessons and effective learners and develop their oracy, presentation and communication skills.

In addition, they have reported that this activity has helped them reflect on and develop character traits that include empathy, organisation, self discipline, creativity, confidence, curiosity, self control and charisma.

NEWS FROM PE

See below our Autumn term PE clubs.  They are FREE, and open to all.

Welcome to GCSE PE for our Year 9's!

Miss Sloan briefing the 120 new Year 9 cohort of GCSE PE students

October half term sports camps

Click on the link for dates, prices and how to book.

Football

Multi sports

Netball

Rugby

See below for information on Tennis camp

STEM club challenged students to use their engineering skills this week!

Students had to build a rollercoaster for a marble. Next week they will be doing a 'rainbow fizz' experiment and looking at colour in chemistry.

Come to S13 on Tuesday at 3:10pm if you are interested!

Year 8 cooking practical

French bread making was on the menu

The first cooking practical's of the year started for Year 8 this week. 

They made Fougasse bread, the French cousin of Italian Focaccia.  It's an oval white bread seasoned with olive oil and salt cut to resemble an ear of wheat.

Here are some before and after shots!

Friends Reminder

Our first Friends meeting of the year takes place via Zoom this coming Monday evening, 20 September from 7:30pm and EVERYONE is welcome to join

Login details are as follows:

https://bit.ly/3EpaLo3

 Meeting ID: 886 2838 3937

Passcode: F0WP2!

We are still looking for a Secretary and Treasurer for this coming year.  If you are interested, or would like more information about the role, please contact us on friendsofwardenpark@gmail.com 

Summer challenge winner!

Over the summer, we were delighted to see so many students taking part in the challenge.  Exceptional student points have been awarded for each league progressed weekly. However, we do have an overall winner in terms of league progression, points and daily streak.  Well done to Maisie G in 89 who has earned herself an Amazon voucher!

MEMRISE MONDAYS! 

We have begun a Monday after school club for students of any years who would like help with their memrise homwork. This is in MFL3 until 4pm

Follow us on Twitter @WP_MFL

For details of the curriculum and resources by year group, visit  our Warden Park MFL website by clicking here

After school clubs are back!

Click here to find out what, where and when!

ROEDEAN ASPIRE SERIES

Girls can sign up via the link to gain access to videos and guides on Higher Education choices and advice from girls recently arrived at university, who break down the often overwhelming UCAS application process for Oxbridge, Medical School and other pathways.  Interested in Medical School, Oxbridge, or even US universities? The Aspire Series gives timelines for applications and offers advice from those who have successfully completed the process recently.  Want to study Law?  Architecture?  Journalism?  We can offer some advice on the best subjects to choose at A Level to support further study, including interviews with girls who have gone on to become successful in those fields.  The series will be added to regularly with new content.

Sign up to unlock the Aspire Series content

Sixth Form Open Event Tuesday 5 October

Take the opportunity to come and visit Roedean Sixth Form if you are a girl in Year 11 girls, who will be thinking ahead to Sixth Form options.

Click here to book on to our Sixth Form Open Event Tue 5 Oct

Wishing you all a fantastic Autumn Term!

Message from Mrs O'Brien, Head of Year 7

Great attendance at our after school sports clubs from our new Year 7 students - which is fabulous and to be encouraged.  However, this resulted in many items of uniform and personal belongings being left in the changing rooms at the end of the day.
Over 50 items in all were left behind including trainers, shoes, blazers, ties, water bottles and other personal items. 
Please help us to help your son or daughter by:
  • labelling all items of uniform and personal belongings
  • stress the importance of looking after own belongings
  • lost property items will be taken to the Student Services area (by the Assembly Hall) (also known as the Secure Cloakroom).
Students who have lost something should check there to see if it has been found.

Year 7 helpers at our open evening

Tutor group 75 have settled so well into Warden Park life and were fantastic doing their tours for the Year 6's last night.  Thank you!

Parents do not need to notify us of a negative lateral flow results, only if positive.

Thank you.

vacancies for exam invigilators and cleaners

Click here to find out more

Are you a follower?

Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates and news, including any emergency school closure information @wardenpark

FRIENDS 300 Club

Tickets are still available for the 300 club.  Each ticket costs £20 and gives you 12 opportunities to win – 1 a month.  3 numbers are drawn and will win a prize – the amount will vary depending on how many tickets have been sold in a particular month.  Tickets can be bought via ParentPay.

House news

Remember to keep up to date with their blog

It's a great way to find out how all the Houses are doing

#Beacon #Coombe #Downs #Forest #Heath

Term Dates

Do not rely on Google searches when looking at term dates.  You must refer to term dates published in newsletter or on our website.  Thank you.

Click here for term dates 2021/22

Looking Ahead: IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - 2021/22

Thursday 23 September - Post 16 Evening for Year 11

Friday 1 October - Inset Day (Academy closed to students)

Thursday 7 October - Year 7 Virtual Familiarisation Evening

Thursday 21 October - Year 10 Virtual Reporting Evening

Monday 25 to Friday 29 October - Half Term

Friday 26 November - Inset Day (Academy closed to students)

Thursday 9 December - Year 11 Virtual Reporting Evening

Wednesday 15 December - Christmas lunch in Parkes

Friday 17 December - End of Autumn term.  Students dismissed by 1 pm

Tuesday 4 January 2022 - Start of Spring term 

Dates are very much subject to change - please keep an eye on your inbox and website calendar for updates