Principal's Letter - Friday 24th April 2015
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Dear Parents and Carers
Date for your Diary
May 2015 – May Day Bank Holiday (Academy closed to students and staff)
Years 7, 8 and 9
Students in Y7, Y8 and
Y9 will be preparing for important exams in English, mathematics and
science. These “mock SATs” will take
place on 6th, 7th and 8th of May. Please support your child with revision and
by making sure they have all the necessary equipment.
As the weather is finally warming, we would like to remind you
that girls are permitted to wear black skirts however they must be knee length with
Tuesday night was
success night for Sheffield Springs Academy. Over 60 Y11 students attended the Octagon Centre
of Sheffield University to receive an award celebrating their achievements so
far. The students were immaculately
presented, superbly behaved and a credit to their families and to the school.
The students were treated to motivational speeches and given example
experiences of how hard work changes lives for the better. A brilliant night with brilliant people.
On Thursday our Y11 dance and drama students completed their
final exam. All students worked
extremely hard for the entire day to complete final preparations. The day culminated with a show to family and
friends. Well done to all the performers
for their outstanding effort and commitment.
Last Friday, seven of
our students attended the Cue Zone into Schools Sheffield Championships.
They initially entered individually, where unfortunately Ben Ullyatt was knocked
out in the first round, Dylan Billard, Jaimie-Lee Scaife, Sam Longstone, Mason
Brown and Corbin Wild made it through to the top 32 before being knocked out
and Sam Morley made it through to the top 16.
In the afternoon
session Corbin scored 6 in the 60 second challenge which placed him in the top
10, and as a team of 5 they beat all the other schools to become the Sheffield
On the day we had to
nominate 3 students who had done particularly well throughout the scheme. Dylan
Billard won a John Parris cue (a highly regarded cue maker) which was presented
by Steve Davis and John Parris.
Springs Academy’s food bank continues to be a success. Should you or any member of the community
need to access it, the procedures are very discrete. Call or attend our main reception and ask to
speak with Mrs Gowling, Mr Coombs or Mr Baker who will arrange a meeting at a
convenient time. Alternatively access
can be gained via other agency workers (eg MAST) who will contact us directly
on your behalf.
One of the charities we
are supporting this year is the British Heart Foundation. On Wednesday
29th April we ask that you donate items. The British Heart Foundation will collect all
donations from the Academy the following day.
All items are sold in British Heart Foundation charity shops in
Sheffield and one bag of good quality items could generate up to £20 or more
for the BHF. What you need to do:
Fill a black bag
with unwanted goods – quality shoes, clothing, books, CDs, Videos, DVDs, toys
Drop the bag off at the
Academy (during school hours) on Wednesday
29th April (please do not send any items to school before or
after this date).
of the Week
Congratulations to last week’s “Stars of the Week”. The following students were presented with
certificates for displaying particularly high levels of commitment to their
learning and showing an exemplary attitude:
Jessica Barnsley, Armani D’Arcy, Brooke Bailey, Shane
Ross-Worley, Lucy Nuttall, Brad Oxley, Alexander Shelton, Leonie
Wheatley-Green, Alicia Fleming, Elle Jo Grayson, Amber Raynes, Alena Morris, Max
Henry, Cameron Hale, Adam Brown, Emily Green, Sam Humphries and Jason Walker.
Finally we would like to take this opportunity to wish Mr Richardson the
best of luck on successfully completing the London Marathon on Sunday. Mr Richardson is kindly raising funds for our
Yours sincerely Yours
Russell Heritage Lee
Executive Principal Associate