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TPS Good News Update

Updates for parents – week beginning Monday 27th Nov 2017

It was very exciting this week to have the RAF Stem Bus on site! We invited the following primary schools in to be part of the event, Donnington Wood C of E Junior School, St George’s C of E Primary School, Redhill Primary School, St Matthew’s Church C of E Aided Primary, Wrockwardine Wood C of E Junior School and our own year 7 students were involved too! There were some lovely activities going on which allowed students to practice new skills and be creative and innovative. We believe that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) work is extremely important and are keen to continue to work with this team to develop these critical skills for the future. 

Our Awards evening was held this week for Ex year 11 students who left last year to celebrate their efforts and achievement. It was so wonderful to see these students come back to us looking extremely grown up and receiving their awards. We are looking to set up an aspiration wall within our school to celebrate the college and university.

It was also lovely this week to have NCS (The National Citizenship Service) back in to meet with the students who are interested in this exciting opportunity which happens once they have left school in the summer. Please do contact the school if you think your child might be interested if they haven’t already signed up. The NCS website has more details about the kinds of experiences they offer to young people. 

We have had a number of students out on trips this week including our students studying for the Prince’s Trust award visiting the Lilleshall Monument. Reports back from the trip were that they thoroughly enjoyed the experience and found the visit extremely interesting and thought provoking. We also had a number of art students visit Oxford to look at a range of art work and inspiration; I look forward to being able to share the photos from this event soon. 

This week I was able to meet with the cast of the Shakespeare Schools’ Festival who performed recently in a local theatre which I had the privilege of attending. Their performance of Macbeth was said by the lead director to be ‘innovative’ and ‘compelling’. Well done to the fantastic cast – Jade Brazier, Grace Williams, Emily Chappell, Georgia Boyd, Lara Collier, Charlotte Worthington, Chloe Hayward, Isabelle Rushton, Thomas Bartlett, Memphis Heginbotham, Emma Matthews and Rebecca Gouge. Do look out for their photo on our Facebook and Twitter pages. 

I have awarded several citizenship awards this week: well done to Ellese Winter, Mary Arthur, Vivian Dankwa, Evette Owusu and Lee Trevor for contributing positively to our school environment.  I was also able to award Headteacher post cards and Vivos for excellent work and attitudes in lessons: well done to Polly Roberts, Lealan Hollis, Chloe Hayward and Shannon Rana. The Team7 star of the week this week is: Ratu Naivalu.  Well done to you and keep up the good work!  

The Vivos continue to be awarded to our students and the competition is still close! The winners in the house competition so far are below: 

Shakespeare with 47,972; Elgar with 46,772; Newton 46,960 and Churchill with 46,066

Well done Shakespeare House! 

The top 3 students for collecting Vivos this week are below. Well done to all! 

Churchill: Ratu Naivalu (LNY) 26, Amelia Abbotts (BMN) 25, Jack Horton (BMN) 20 and Ruben Smart (AMY 20)

Elgar: Thomas Cooksey (NTR) 24, Ellese Winter (SCN) 20 and Rhean Anslow (HGT) 19

Newton: Chloe Hayward (THN) 27, Lucy Nagington (SRY) 24 and Georgia Owen (CPE) 20

Shakespeare: Nathaniel Williams (SRN/JBK) 32, Holly Poston (YSH) 25 and Flora Izing (MSH) 24

The House competition for attendance this week has been won again by Churchill, in second place, Elgar and in third place Shakespeare, narrowly beating Newton.

I hope that you all have fantastic weekend!

Dates to note:

Monday 4th December: Year 7 Macbeth Workshop in school

Thursday 7th December: Year 11 Mock Exam Results Day

Saturday 9th December: TEAM 7 Coffee Morning, 10.00am to 12.00noon

Wednesday 13th December: Christmas Lunch for students and staff, Christmas Fayre 4.00pm to 6.30pm, Christmas Concert 7.00pm to 9.00pm (tickets are available from school or on the door).

Thursday 14th December:  Year 7 Disco 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Thank you as always for your support. 

Stacey Jordan (Headteacher)

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