What a wonderful last few weeks we have had in the Academy. The Summer Music Festival, Sports Day, Work Experience, Festival of Languages, Enrichment Week, Charity Walk and finally this week our end of year Awards Assemblies. It has been a real pleasure to see our students being so engaged and successful in such a broad range of activities and events and a delight to be able to share these with so many of you. I am grateful for your support in attending these and other events that have taken place throughout the year.
Thank you also for your support throughout the year in ensuring your child arrives each day ready to be successful and I look forward to the continuing strength of our relationship when we return in September.
Our wonderful Year 11 students will come into the Academy on 22 August to pick up their GCSE results. A day of nervous anticipation of course and I would like to extend my very best wishes to them for the day. I am looking forward to seeing them all again before they embark on their college courses.
Thank you for the many kind words I have received from many of you thanking my staff for the work they have done this year. I have a wonderful team of colleagues and I know that they take great delight in supporting your child to truly flourish here at Warden Park.
I hope you have a wonderful Summer together as a family and look forward to welcoming you back again in September.
Last week, Year 9 and 10 went to Salamanca in Spain. When we arrived we spent some time in Madrid before travelling the 2.5 hours to Salamanca. In the mornings, we had interesting lessons which helped us to practise some tenses in a different way. We stayed with families and returned every day for lunch for a few hours. In the afternoons, we explored the city. had tapas, churros con chocolate, visited a market and went to a salsa class. It was a great experience and we loved visiting Salamanca and Madrid.
Written by Eleanor G and Daisy W
A group of 22 students from Years 7 to 9 travelled to Lodge Hill in Pulborough for 3 days of adventurous activities during enrichment week. Students took part in Abseiling, Climbing, Sno-tubing, Archery, Rifle shooting, Karting, High Ropes, High Zip Wire and Crate Stack Challenge.
All activities required students to demonstrate resilience, determination, teamwork as well as encouragement and support for each other. The students stayed in self-catering lodges, with a group of 4 boys occupying a tent.
In the evenings we had a BBQ and marshmallows around the campfire, visited the ‘Sand Mountain’ and played an array of games. A good time was had by all.
Ms Bell, Assistant SENCO
This week, 6 of our Year 8 students got the chance to take off and land a fast jet!
Unfortunately it was only a simulator but this was one of many engineering activities that they got to try at Collins Aerospace in Burgess Hill. The students also made smartphone projectors, built Lego bridges in the dark whilst wearing night vision goggles and worked using some computer design software to create a new look for an airbus A320!
Miss O'Brien, STEM Co-ordinator
On Wednesday night, the Languages Department held its first Festival of Languages. It was a night of performance in French, German or Spanish. We opened the show with three songs in French from Warden Park Primary Academy. Then Warden Park students from all year groups performed various comedy sketches. There was music from soloists, duets and a choral performance, and there were dances, including dancing pandas. Even the comperes spoke French, German and Spanish. It was a moment of great pride for the Languages Department to see how well the students performed in a foreign language, how much fun they were having, and how much confidence they gained from the experience.
We have received some very kind feedback from those who attended, including:
"Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the Festival of Languages last night. The enthusiasm of the pupils and the hard work of the language staff was so evident, and it was a delight to see such a prominence afforded to this part of the curriculum."
"I can see why ### loves languages now - what a great team!"
Watch this space for the Festival of Languages #2!
Mrs Renaut, Curriculum Leader MFL
19 July 2019 - End of Summer Term (students dismissed at 1 pm)
22 and 22 July - Inset Days (Academy closed to students)
2 September - Inset Day (Academy closed to students)
3 September - Year 7 only
4 September - All year groups attend
11 September - Early close for Open Evening (students dismissed at 1 pm)
Maisie played in the Ladies Championships at Mid Sussex GC on 13 and 14 July.
She won by 13 shots with a gross score of 169 for 36 holes.
Well done Maisie!
The latest Parents Pack is here and includes tips on how to help your child maximise their summer, parent FAQs, how to prepare for results day, apprentice article on mental health support, apprenticeships with Travis Perkins and so much more!
I am delighted to announce that Ms Middleton has been appointed as the Heath House Coordinator from September. Ms Middleton has a wealth of ideas about how we can make the House system even better than it already is and how Heath House can really shine!
She is already in conversation with our existing House Coordinators (Ms Lillington - Beacon; Mr Hood- Coombe, Mr Chappell - Downs and Mr Woods - Forest) about developments for next year. Ms Middleton has the following message:
"Heath House will return in September 2019. If you or a family member were in, or remember the original Heath House, Miss Middleton would like to hear from you. Send an email to email@example.com with your name, and something you'd like the Heath students of 2019 to know about the house."
Daniel finished his 3rd season with Aldershot Town Academy and went onto to play 3 matches with Shoreham Town FC U18's (3 yrs above his age group) in the Bostick League, the highest level for u/18 footballers, winning one of the matches without conceding a goal.
He was then invited to trial for Dorking Wanderers FC Academy in the National League South. He was successful and given an U16 contact and a Scholarship for when he leaves school.
He has impressed the Academy management so far and has been asked to train with the U23’s squad and first team goalkeeper coach and senior goalkeepers.
Everyone is so proud of you. Keep up the hard work!
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