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Principal's Blog - Friday 20th June

posted 20 Jun 2014, 02:37 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 20 Jun 2014, 02:42 ]

We have had over 300 primary school pupils from Years 5 and 6 in this week to experience a taste of the excellence at Sandown Bay Academy. On Monday and Tuesday students came in for Performing Arts workshops where they took part in a variety of activities including African drumming, Tribal dance, Mask making and animal movement. They will be performing this at the closing ceremony of the Baylink Olympics next week.

On Wednesday we had budding sports stars in for a Talent Development Day, they were put through their paces in a variety of fun sporting games and workshops.


The teachers running these workshops were impressed with the talent and are excited at the prospect of such superstars joining SBA.

On Wednesday afternoon primary school pupils came in for a preview of the Dance Show. They were wowed by the performance, as was I when I watched it on the evening. It is fantastic for students to get the opportunity to showcase all their hard work.


I am excited to attend The Baylink Olympics next week. The plans for it sound spectacular and it will be great to welcome over 1000 primary school pupils into SBA for two days. I hope that parents and members of the community will come along to support the event and see the hundreds of SBA student ambassadors who will be working hard to ensure the days are successful.


These activities are show case events, they are examples of the many opportunities at Sandown Bay Academy, a school where no one has an excuse not to do well.  We are all on show and I would like to encourage all students to ensure that their uniform is top class. I know that we are approaching the end of the year, items are becoming “tired” and perhaps a little tighter than at the beginning of the year but that is no excuse to let standards slip. On the issue of uniform, well done to the girls, those who have chosen to wear the academy skirt look really smart and mature and well done to the student council, you really thought this through and there is no doubt about the standard expected.

Eric Jackson