Principal's Letter - Friday 27th March 2015
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Dates for your Diary
Friday 27th March 2015 –
last day of Spring Term
Monday 13th April 2015 –
first day of Summer Term
Friday 26th June 2015 –
INSET Day (Academy closed to students)
Year 11 Easter School
Y11 student has been issued with a timetable of the support sessions taking
place over the Easter holiday. Sessions will focus on either completing
controlled assessments or revision and development of examination skills. With
only 5 school weeks remaining before the GCSE examinations begin it is vital
that students take advantage of the opportunities on offer at this crucial time.
A copy of the Easter school timetable can also be found on the Academy website.
The Wizard of Oz
Throughout this week, the
Academy has welcomed over 600 members of our community to watch this year's
production of The Wizard of Oz. We are incredibly proud of all of our students
who have worked extremely hard and with dedication and enthusiasm to bring the
production together. Special thanks to
the Y13 performing arts students who have contributed extensively to the
direction and choreography. We are
grateful to staff, students and members of the community who have watched the
production and supported our performers and technical crew.
evening, 5 students attended the BiG Challenge Award Ceremony at the Royal
Victoria Holiday Inn. The business ‘Recipes Worldwide’, were given a top prize
in the Key Stage 4 category, each team member receiving a significant gift voucher to enjoy. The awards were presented at an
Oscar style ceremony in the Grand Hall at the Royal Victoria by the Master
Cutler David Grey MBE. Dignitaries from local, national and international
businesses were also present and spoke about their experience and aspirations
for the young people of Sheffield.
achieve this award the girls scored high marks in all the categories showing an
all-round aptitude for enterprise - watch out The Apprentice! They were highly
commended for their approach to business development and their team work.
Each member of the team (Phoebe Alderton, Keisha Carpenter, Maisie
Curtis, Zahava Nmezi and Kate Piper) finished the evening vowing to return next
year to perform even better. Well done girls and well done to all our other
teams who didn't make it through to the final but still made a profit from
their enterprising ideas.
group of year 10 music students have been working very hard to prepare for the
first visit of the AMP Awards at the O2 academy, Sheffield.
team of musicians has composed two songs of their own to perform at the battle
of the bands style event. The musicians, Max
Henry, Cameron Hale, Shannon Edmond, Danielle Bello and Bradley Minott are ably
supported by a business team headed up by Anna Turner and Joel Pashley. The
business team has worked hard to promote the event and has enjoyed significant
ticket sales for the event as well as selling merchandise on the night. This is
the band’s first venture onto the big stage. No doubt we will be hearing more
from My Chocolate Revel in the future!
Y8 Netball Team
the Y8 netball team made their final trip of the season to Leeds. Apart from the huge hail stones it was a
great day. A number of staff commented how
polite our students were.
several games in our pool some of the better wins included beating John Smeaton
Academy 10 -0. Then came Park Academy,
we dug very deep and beat them 4 – 0 to reach the Semi Finals. We set off
slowly against William Hulme Grammar school going 2 – 0 down, after several
attempts we scored our first goal but unfortunately ran out of time and lost
2-1. We were 3rd out of the Northern and Central United
concludes the amazing season the Y8 netball team have had. They have won
the league and been promoted to the A League, as well as enjoying big successes
in both city tournaments.
Y9 Boys Football Team
are very proud of our Y9 boy’s football team.
They have won the Sheffield Schools Championship without losing a game
and will play in the Premiership of Sheffield Schools Football next
season. They finished the league
programme with a fine 2-1 win at Meadowhead School last week. The team have scored 33 goals and conceded
have been informed by Sheffield City Council that cheap and illegal tobacco has
been found in some shops in Sheffield.
For further information including the dangers of such products, please
see the letter to parents on our website.
Stars of the Week
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:
Faisal Herash, Declan Lucas, Leah Hicks, Rochelle Walker, Adam Duke, Harrison
Ross, Harry Morton, Kira Oldale, Cameshia Young, Keaton Bark, Brandon
Robinson-Ingham, Ami Eaton, Bwe Soe, Danielle Darlow and Ashley Robinson.
would like to take this opportunity to wish you all an enjoyable break and
remind you that all students should return on Monday 13th April
on time, in correct uniform and fully equipped for learning.
sincerely Yours sincerely Yours
Executive Principal Associate