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Head Teacher's Blog - Friday 29th September

posted 29 Sep 2017, 07:02 by Katrina Heather   [ updated 29 Sep 2017, 07:25 ]

This week has been a fantastic week for sport. I am of course proud of all of our students, however it is week’s like this where I am filled with pride and I am reminded of how great the passion and commitment of our staff and students is, in areas of education that are not always in the spotlight.

The week started with the year 8 boys football team who so far have been unbeaten; they took on Christ the King College earlier this week and won 3-1. To top it off the boys then took on Toynbee school in the Hampshire Cup last night, and after a real nail biter drew 3-3 and won on penalties. I was fortunate to be able to watch the game and was really impressed by the team work and dedication of the players. A personal congratulations to all of the boys who played, and a special thanks to Mr Bricknell for arranging the fixture. It was great to meet so many parents who were able to support too. I realise this is difficult during the day, but your support made a real difference.

Continuing in football, our year 9 and 10 girls team played against Cowes and drew 1-1 in a close game. They take on Carisbrooke college next week, which I am sure will be a great game.

I was delighted to hear that not one, but eight of our 6th Form students have earned their place on the Roll of Honours board for the 100 kilometre running challenge. This is such a great achievement! Should any other students feel they can take on the challenge, they should speak to the PE department and collect a log card.

The inter-house competition took place on Wednesday and was won by Blue House. Well done to all those who took part, and congratulations to Blue House for the win!

Today the 6th Form hosted the MacMillan coffee morning. It was an absolute pleasure to see so many students and staff supporting such a great cause. The total amount raised was an amazing £221.33, I’d like to say a special thank you to all involved in the set up and preparations for the event, to those who donated cakes, to those who helped to sell and those who bought in aid of MacMillan.

So as another week draws to a close, I would like to remind parents and students about some of the key events happening next week. We have the photographer coming in to take school photos of years 7, 9 11 and 12 on Monday. Then on Tuesday, year 7 parents/carers will be coming along to our Meet the Tutor event. As always you can access the schools calendar here.

Preparations for our Open Evening on the 12th October are coming along brilliantly. This is a great opportunity to show case what makes Sandown great and we hope to see many younger siblings of students who are already enrolled, and in addition, those for whom Sandown Bay Academy may be a first time experience.