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Principal's Blog - Friday 20th May

posted 20 May 2016, 01:44 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 20 May 2016, 01:49 ]

Year 8 students visited TEETECH at Portsmouth Guildhall yesterday. The lively event was to help students see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology. They engaged fully in all of the activities and were great ambassadors for Sandown Bay Academy. 

Year 7 students had a great day at Southampton University this week. They found out all about university life and the wide range of opportunities open to them. They all participated fully in the activities and were very proactive in finding out information; demonstrating their confidence in asking questions and their independence.


Well done to Year 10 students who are fully embracing their work experience placements this week. Students are at a wide variety of businesses both on the island and the mainland, including: Pet Doctors, Spence Willard Estate Agents, The Heights, Wiltons Garage, Attrill’s Engineering, Vectis Radio, Newchurch Primary and Stone Farm Riding School. Thank you to all the businesses involved for allowing our students this opportunity.


Congratulations to the Year 10 Catering students who had their assessment this week, they produced afternoon tea that looked and tasted good enough to serve at The Ritz.


Please come along and support our fantastic students in their Dance Show on Wednesday next week. It promises to be another excellent showcase of our talented students' abilities. I look forward to seeing you there.


Enjoy your weekend.

Claire Charlemagne 


The Week ahead

MONDAY 23rd May  

READING TIME: For Year 7 & 8, 9.20-9.40am  

ASSEMBLY: Year 7, Lecture Theatre, 11-11.20am  - CANCELLED

EVENT: Track and Field Trials, 2-5pm, track


TUESDAY 24th May

READING TIME: For Year 7 & 8, 11.00-11.20am

ASSEMBLY: Sixth Form, South Hall, 11-11.20am – CANCELLED

Fixture: U13 Cricket v Medina (away), 3-6.30pm



READING TIME: For Year 7 & 8, 9.20-9.40am  

EVENT: Go4set trip to Red Funnel

EVENT: Year 8 Cricket Leaders Day

ASSEMBLY: Year 11, South Hall, 11-11.20am –CANCELLED

EVENT: Tennis ambassadors out running a primary school tennis festival at Ventnor Tennis Club

EVENT: Debate Club, 12.20-1pm, MR1

EVENT: Parent Surgery, 2.45-4.00pm, reception

INTERHOUSE: Year 11 Capture the Flag, 3-4.30pm

EVENT: Dance Show, 7-9pm, South Hall



READING TIME: For Year 7 & 8, 9.20-9.40am  

ASSEMBLY: Year 10, South Hall, 11-11.20am  -CANCELLED

ASSEMBLY: Year 8, Lecture Theatre, 11-11.20am –CANCELLED

ASSEMBLY: Year 11, 11.00am (right hand side), 11.15am (left hand side), lecture theatre

FIXTURE: Wheelchair basketball v St George’s, 12.30-3pm (away)  


FRIDAY–27th May  

READING TIME: For Year 7 & 8, 9.20-9.40am  

ASSEMBLY: Year 9, South Hall, 11-11.20am – CANCELLED

EVENT: Year 11 Leavers assembly, 11.00-12.00pm, South Hall

EVENT: Year 11 Prom, 7-12pm, Cowes Yacht Haven