NEWSLETTER: FRIDAY 18 march 2022
Year 7 Geographers deciding which GOAL comes first!
Assembly theme of the week: Making the most of life…
How we can make the most of life is the key question from this week's assemblies. Students have been asked to reflect on their earliest memories and the type of person they want to be. We looked at the forgetting curve and what each of us needs to do to help us remember things; something that is critical when it comes to revision. This includes making sure that we have had enough sleep and have eaten properly as well as taking the time to revisit material at least three times.
We explored the importance of recognising when we feel upset over something and it being okay to be upset about things as well as thinking about the things that make us happy and the importance of taking the time to do these whether this is spending time with friends, getting out into nature, spending time with pets, listening to music or reading a book.
Questions you could ask your child about the assembly include:
- What they need to do to help them remember information in preparation for assessments.
- What they took away from the story of Holly Butcher, the Australian woman whose words went viral in 2018 following her untimely death.
- What are the things they thought about in the assembly when asked “what do you do that makes you happy?”
our students attend the european youth parliament south coast regional forum
message from the friends
WE celebrate pi day!
Monday was Pi day in the Maths department.
Students enjoyed making a pie and decorating it.
Mr Pyle could be seen wearing his pink Pi day T-shirt as well as other members of the team. Unfortunately, no one managed to take a picture!
We hope you enjoyed the pies students made as part of their homework?
out of school fundraising for the rnli
Bea spent a weekend earlier this month donating funds to the RNLI in Newhaven, it was the culmination of a project she started in Year 9.
Well done Bea!
see below a selection of the clubs on offer. There really is something for everyone!
Click here to find out what, where and when!
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.
Fundraising for a 3G defib!
warden park host a handball primary event
Year 7 Languages
We are so proud of what our Year 7's are achieving in both French and Spanish. Here’s an example of some exceptional work from Joe A in a Spanish lesson this week.
Year 11 French/Spanish final speaking exams
Did you see the email sent out yesterday to parents and carers regarding the speaking exams week beginning 25th April?
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
STEVE WILLIS TRAINING CENTRES
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easter sports courses: dates for the diary!
Looking Ahead: IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - 2021/22
Monday 21 March - Year 11 Revision Evening, 6 pm
Thursday 24 March - Year 9 Virtual Reporting Evening
Thursday 31 March - Spring Concert, 6.30 pm
Friday 8 April - End of Spring term. Students dismissed by 1 pm
Monday 25 April - Start of Summer term
Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June - Half Term
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)
Friday 8 July - Sports Day
Monday 11 July to Friday 15 July - Enrichment / Work Experience Work
Thursday 21 July - End of Term. Students dismissed by 1pm
Dates are subject to change - please keep an eye on your inbox and website calendar for updates
Warden Park Year 9 Rugby Team are State School Sussex County Champions after beating Cardinal Newman, Hove, 19-17 at Brighton Rugby Club on Wednesday.
Last week, Year 8 technology students had the chance to draw their bedrooms in one point perspective.
After just one practice lesson, here are a few fantastic examples from Kaia (84), Isaac (84), Josie (84) and George (83).
Miss Murray, Technology Teacher
Woodlands Meed Careers Fair
Mrs Targett, Student Futures Manager
Year 7's learn about food waste
Here are our Year 7's taking part in a food waste practical In their food and nutrition lessons.
Ms Potenza, Technology Teacher
Animal aid visit the academy
As part of their ‘Food Choices’ curriculum, Year 10 Food Preparation & Nutrition students welcomed visitors from Animal Aid this week, a group that promotes cruelty free living. Interesting debate took place around themes such as factory farming and veganism and students were able to cook up a spicy vegan chilli!
For students who are self isolating:
When students are self isolating and feeling well, it is important that they keep up with their learning. For most lessons teachers will ask students to join a Google meet. These Google meets will take place at the same time as the timetabled lesson. Students should check their subject Google classrooms to find out details of the Google meets and the work that has been set by the teacher. There is advice on how to join a Google meet through Google classroom on this link. If students are struggling to join the Google Meet, or have questions about the work, it is important that they let their teacher know.
Are you or anyone you know considering training to be a teacher?
Get into teaching with Sussex Learning Trust (SLT) in partnership with GLF
Warden Park Secondary Academy has considerable experience in training teachers and has been doing so successfully for many years. We are delighted and proud that so many of the teachers we have trained are now part of our staff or work in other local schools.From September 2022 our teacher training capacity and the breadth of experience offered will be enhanced through our new partnership with GLF, the Teaching School Hub for West Sussex. This partnership offers SLT the opportunity to deliver GLF’s highly regarded School Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) in our locality. Their excellent programme leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and is exclusively school based training.
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