As we head to the end of a busy term, I would like to thank our staff, students and families for all their support.
We have a number of important opportunities to raise money through non-uniform and other events. On Friday 13 December we will be supporting Christmas Jumper Day with proceeds going to Save the Children. The exception to this will be Y10, whose donations will be used to support the chosen charity of Macy's parents which is the Children's Acute Transport Service. On Wednesday 18th December, the whole school will be supporting this charity in memory of Macy.
I would like to also take this opportunity to congratulate our Executive Head, Penny Bignell, who has been appointed Principal of Thorpe St Andrew High School. Penny will take up this post at Easter but will continue to work with us for 1 day a week between then and the Summer. We wish Penny all the best for the future.
Have a very happy and peaceful Christmas break when it comes.
Congratulations to all of the students who were nominated for Star of the Week this half term.
This is in recognition for excellence in or out of lessons, students' positive attitude, or academic achievement.
Keep up the good work.
The next few weeks on the run up to Christmas are very important as for the first time ever you have the opportunity to shape your education, choosing some of the subjects you will study in years 10 and 11.
As a year group you are making great progress across the curriculum, but there is still a lot to be done between now and the end of Year 9 so keep up the good work.
Congratulations to all the students from this half term who achieved an Academic Success Award. This is to recognise their outstanding academic achievement and attitude.
The awards are given by class teachers to those students who have shone in terms of working extra hard in and out of lessons, or persevering with difficult work, along with those who have exceeded their personal target grades and achieved at a high level.
Well done to all students and keep up these really high standards for the rest of the year.
This year the Y13 students and Art Teachers Ms Humpleby, Ms Harris and Mr Wesley have formed a Collective Art group called the Sprowston Community Academy Art Team in order to take part in the 2020 Print Exchange.
The collaboration is an international event organised by Hot Bed Press in Manchester and takes place each year; this year over 500 artists from around 40 print studios signed up to this year's print exchange including international printing neighbours in CANADA, DENMARK, HONG KONG, ICELAND, IRELAND & RUSSIA so we are super accepted to have been allowed to take part. The exchange is a catalyst for links and collaborations between print workshops.
Congratulations to: Phoebe, Lucy and Emilie on completing their Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Training
The Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme is part of the charity, the Diana Award. After her tragic death in 1997, The Diana Award was set up in 1999 to continue Princess Diana’s Legacy of love, compassion, service to others and above all her belief that young people can change the world. Young people from any background and any walk of life can be inspirational role models.
If you as a parent, carer, guardian, friend or child have any safeguarding concerns or any issues regarding a child you will find many useful services, charities and organisations on the page linked.
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