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Principal's blog - Friday 26th September

posted 26 Sep 2014, 08:45 by Karen Bricknell

15 Year 11 and sixth form students have spent this week in Alicante, Spain on the exchange trip. It was their turn to be welcomed into the homes of the Spanish families following the Spanish students’ visit to the Isle of Wight in March.

This exchange trip and the dialogue in-between visits has given students a great opportunity to enhance their language and culture, I will be there next summer to see them opening their A* grades when they collect their exam results… no pressure! They have had an action packed week in Spain taking part in activities including beach volleyball, visiting the old town, trekking up the mountains and also attending the Spanish school.  

We had more sporting successes this week with the Year 10 boys beating Wyvale School 2-1 in their Hampshire cup football match. The U13 and U15 girls’ football teams were victorious beyond doubt in their matches this week against Medina, the U13’s won 10-0 and the U15’s won 12-0.

It was great to see the Year 9 students turning out in force for Interhouse netball and football this week and I was delighted that so many students auditioned for our upcoming production ‘Bring it on.’

Year 5 and 6 students have been visiting from local primary schools this week for a Maths and Computing day. They produced some outstanding animation work and I am excited at the talented students we may have joining us in the future.

Please share details of our upcoming events for prospective Year 7 students, I want as many people as possible to come along to our Open Evening to see why Sandown Bay Academy is the right choice for ensuring the success of each and every student.

Parental feedback is really important to us, I would encourage as many of you as possible to complete the questionnaire that is under the parents tab on our website (click here). We are holding the first of our Parent Forum meetings this term on Tuesday 7th October at 5.30pm, the remit of this group is to represent the view of parents/carers on the education provided by the Academy and other matters affecting the education and welfare of the pupils and children. If you would like to join the group then please call Karen Tuck on 409184 and leave your details.

Enjoy your weekend
Eric Jackson