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NEWSLETTER: FRIDAY 17 june 2022

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Some lovely pictures from our Community Garden in the summer sun this week

our students visit the city of  dreaming spires

Our Ingenium year 10 students visiting St. John’s College Oxford today.

Our very own Miss Turner to represent GB!

On Saturday Miss Turner took part in the UCI qualifying Time Trial race In Peterborough. 
The course was 16 miles long with hills, fast sections and flats, so a true test of all the time trial skills.
In order to qualify she had to finish in the top 3. She was delighted when she crossed the line finishing in first place with a comfortable margin of 1 min and 50 seconds over the second placed rider.
Miss Turner will go on to represent Great Britain in Italy in September. 

Food & Nutrition Year 9's

From plant to jar, super jam from our own Tech garden.
Now that's sustainability !!!

NEW CLUB: TRAVEL AGENCY CLUB

Students are invited to join our new 'Travel Agency' club, which starts from next week. It will run on Wednesdays after school in M13.

Travel agencies are businesses that involve and connect lots of subjects together.

Geography, History, MFL, English, Maths, IT skills and Business are directly interconnecting to run such a business.

Teams of students will be allocated specific roles;

  • Team responsible for transport (airlines, boat, trains etc)
  • Team responsible for organised activities (historical visits, museums, sports, spas, etc)
  • Team responsible of preparing the travel holidays packages
  • Team responsible for the financial part of the sales (costing and setting of selling prices)
  • Team responsible for organising the sales (marketing, communication etc)

Students will take part in;

  1. Preparation of the travel packages including study of various destinations: History of the place, accessibility, accommodation, the activities to do, the visits etc.
  2. Costing of the travel packages and define selling prices.
  3. Marketing and preparation of leaflets, social media, and questionnaires to find which packages will be the most popular.

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Role models enjoy another breakfast treat

Year 7 celebration breakfast earlier this week for 118  students who have a Character for Learning of Role Model!
Fabulous achievement. 
Mrs O'Brien, Head of Year 7

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

Friday 24 June - Inset Day (Academy closed to students)

Friday 24 June - Year 11 Prom

Monday 27 June - Year 6 Parents Evening (joining in September 2022)

Thursday 7 July - Year 9 and 10 Sports Day

Friday 8 July - Year 7 and 8 Sports Day

Monday 11 July to Friday 15 July - Enrichment / Work Experience Work

Thursday 21 July - End of Term.  Students dismissed by 1pm

Thursday 1 September - Inset Day (Academy closed to students)

Friday 2 September - Year 7 only attend

Monday 5 September - All years attend

Thursday 15 September - Open Evening (students dismissed at 12.30 pm)

Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October - Half Term

Friday 25 November - Sussex Learning Trust Inset Day (Academy closed to students)

Friday 16 December - End of Term.  Students dismissed by 1 pm

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

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

News from student futures

If your next steps are undecided and you're not sure if further education is the best route for you, 
take a look at some apprenticeships that are currently available in our area. If you are interested please apply directly to the company - links on the job descriptions.

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.

ICT Digital Services Technician 

37 HOURS PER WEEK, FULL TIME SALARY £22,529 - £26,443 per annum 

This is a key role within the Digital Services Team of the Trust, providing a wide range of provision and support services to enhance the delivery of learning and to support our operations. The Digital Services department leads IT infrastructure services, device management, wifi management, and other business systems. 

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, well-motivated and suitably qualified person who is positive, flexible and well-organised with a ‘can do’ approach; someone who is hardworking and pro-active, who can work to a programme of work but who can also use their own initiative, with a strong work ethic and time management skills. The ability to work effectively, calmly and often under time pressure is essential. 

If you are interested in this role and you would like to be considered for this post, please download an application pack, available on our website www.wardenpark.co.uk .

Closing date extended.

Fundraising for a 3G defib!

Our Premises Manager, Mr Woolsey is taking part in the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Bike Ride this weekend!  Go Dan!
(Please note this is a new link.  Dan has already raised nearly £400).  

Precautions to avoid heat exhaustion and sunburn

We have had a number of students coming into the medical room over the last few days complaining of headaches, feeling sick and feeling faint, and then asking to take paracetamol. On talking to them we have found that their symptoms are most likely caused by dehydration. 

We would be grateful if you would reiterate to your children the importance of having a drink before leaving for school in the mornings and also bringing a water bottle with them. If they will be outside during the day, a sun hat and sunscreen would also be advisable. 

There are a number of water fountains around the school where students can fill up their water bottles at break and lunchtime. 

Please be assured we will not administer paracetamol (where we have consent to do so) if all they need is rehydrating.

With high temperatures currently please can you remind your child(ren) the importance of the following:

  • To apply sunscreen before they come to school, and to bring this with them in order to re-apply it when necessary. 
  • Bringing a water bottle to school, which can be refilled at breaks and lunches as needed from the water fountains around the school. 
  • Wearing a sun hat/cap which covers their head, neck and ears for their PE Lessons.
  • During breaks and lunches please recommend your child to find a shady spot to enjoy the weather. 

Although the weather is due to cool in the coming days, we have the rest of the Summer term and September when temperatures could be well above average.

Summer holiday sports courses now live!

Are you concerned about the lack of engagement from your teenagers and how active they may be over the Summer holidays?  We may have an answer to entice them away from the X Box and phone!
For the current years 7, 8 and 9 if you book 1 day you get the 2nd half price, if you book 2 days you get the 3rd day free.
Often children only want to take part if a friend is doing so.  We encourage them to show character and just get involved and make new friends. 
For the younger students 0 to 6 if you book on for 2 full courses you will get the 3rd course for FREE.
Please see the booking links below for the courses we offer.  Link includes dates, prices and how to reserve your place.

We have 2 Summer  holiday Tennis courses too!  See posters below.  Please note the different dates.

has Your child just finished history in Year 11?

If your child has done GCSE history and does not intend to keep any of the revision guides that you may have purchased, we would be very grateful if they could be brought in and given to one of the history teachers (even if they have been highlighted or annotated).  These will be put to good use supporting students in years to come, and helps us in being more sustainable.
Mr Murray, Curriculum Leader History

summer term pe clubs

Click here for our Summer term PE clubs.