WEEKLY NEWSLETTER – 24 NOVEMBER 2017 Website www.facebook.com/GreenswardAc/

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CONGRATULATIONS TO … All our ex Year 11 students who won awards at last night’s KS4 Presentation & Awards Evening. It was a fantastic night celebrating all the success these students achieved. Below is a list of Special Awards winners:Subject Award The English Language Award The English Literature Award The Drama Award The Art Award The Photography Award The Media Award The Geography Award The History Award The French Award The Spanish Award The Mathematics Award The ICT Award The Science Award The Biology Award The Chemistry Award The Physics Award The Health & Social Care Award The Technology Award The Construction Award The Catering Award The Textiles Technology Award The Sport Award – Female The Sport Award – Male The Business Studies Award The Hairdressing Award The Music Award The Academic Achievement Award The ‘Making Their Best Better’ Award

Winner Harry Noad Theodore March Elizabeth Upton Molly Lindo Daisy Pipe Darcey Daniels Lilly Pinkerton Thomas Radziusz Daniella Reeve Katherine Powell David Weston Edward Sounes Nicholas Campen Gemma Barritt Clarice Zhu Grace Du Preez Harriet Brown Adam Smiles George Truss Jodie Johnson Jasmine Port Jessica Nicholls Craig Wheeler Joseph Cottam Ellie Pierce Harrison Scott-Duncan Kieran Walter Joseph Cottam

A special mention must go to Joseph Cottam who won the Business Studies and the Making Your Best Better award, which he received for level of progression over 5 years at Greensward in all 8 core subjects surpassing development of all fellow students within his year and for top GCSE grades received.

Joseph Cottam

Craig Wheeler & Tom Radziusz

Principal’s Awards for Outstanding Achievements were given to:Tylan Gooden, Christopher Hastings, Abigail Campbell, Nicholas Campen, Harry Noad, Abigail Strangwick, Samuel Parker, Lydia Taylor, Dylan Schubert Aimee Worboyes, Lucia Knight Daniel Sheehan Ethan Hales, Natasha Caine, Ashley Mann, Lauren Wakeling, Billy Carter, Nia McLintock, Jack Chandler, Joshua Martin, Harry Allen, Amy-Rose Dodds, Phoebe Chatfield, Ellie-Anne Woolley, Ella Jones, Joseph Mitchell, Amy Gibson, Rachel Buchanan, Sam Usher, Gabriella Cuba, Samuel Culham, Craig Lione, Megan Hughes, Kaitlin Leverington, Andrea Beadle, Lauren Freeman (Venables), Annis Choo, Jack Wright, Natasha Ford, Liam Baker.

OPERATION SHOEBOX The shoebox appeal has now come to an end and we are delighted to announce that we have collected 53 shoe boxes to send off to less fortunate children this Christmas. A special mention goes to 8G and Miss Aherne for contributing 22 shoe boxes. Thank you to everyone for your generosity and in helping to make some children very happy.



On Wednesday this week, we welcomed Year 5 and 6 pupils from our feeder primaries to work within our Technology department. Students from Ashingdon, Hockley, Plumberow and Westerings joined Mr Baxter and Mr Salway to challenge themselves to design and create a Space City and their own blister packaging for a modern product.

Today, Year 9 English students were joined by a special guest: Andrew, the therapy dog. They were tasked with writing a newspaper report about Andrew’s visit. Here is the winner:-

The students had the opportunity to work collaboratively in using our CAD suite to create a robot droid as well as using new materials throughout the day.

Well done to all the students involved and a big thank you to Mr Baxter and Mr Salway.




Please be aware that there is a now dedicated tab on our website linked to Student Health and Well Being. The teenage years can be turbulent enough and sometimes it’s hard to know where to go for advice. With this in mind, we have created this element of the site, enabling students and parents to get the advice they need. We have included areas such as bereavement, bullying, online safety, drugs and alcohol, exam stress, LGBT+, personal relationships, self-harm and young carers and have signposted national organisations that might be able to help with any of your questions. This will be updated regularly and we do hope it is helpful.

PARENT PAY Please remember to top up your child's lunch money account regularly on ParentPay. Don’t forget that you can view your child’s balance online as well as see what they have been selecting for lunch and break. Thank you.

By: Jess Port, Beth Rawlings, Carys Lowdell, Laura Smiles, Sam Agar and Hermione Stace

INSET DAY A reminder that there is a staff training day on Wednesday 29 November and that students are not expected to be in school.

As you can see, Andrew certainly brought some happiness today!

YEAR 7 CHRISTMAS CONCERT The Year 7 Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 7.00pm in the Aristotle Theatre. Tickets are now available for Year 7 parents to purchase at a cost of £3.00 through ParentPay. Due to limited capacity in the Aristotle Theatre tickets will be limited to a maximum of 2 per family and will be allocated on a first come-first served basis. On the day, students will be involved in a rehearsal in the afternoon and will be expected to arrive back at school for the concert at 6.15pm to be registered. They should be dressed in school uniform for the event.

MUSIC REHEARSALS Week Commencing – 24.11.2017 8.30 – Day 1.20 – 1.55pm 8.55am Mon GWA Singers GWA Singers Tues Orchestra GWA Singers Thurs Orchestra Year 7 Singers Fri Year 7 Singers

3.00 – 4.00pm Orchestra

Please make sure you are on time with your Instrument (if required) ready for a prompt start. Year 7s should ensure that they return their Christmas Concert Letter reply to Mrs Tovey in GG05 by Friday 1 December 2017.

ASSEMBLY THEME & THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK Philanthropy “Philanthropy is the thing that I am really excited about, and having success means I can do more.” Will.i.am

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The Construction Award George Truss. The Catering Award Jodie Johnson. The Textiles Technology Award Jasmine Port. The Sport Award – Female Jessica Nicholls. The Sport Award – Male Craig Wheeler. The Business Studies Award Joseph Cottam. The Hairdressing Award Ellie Pierce. The Music Award Harrison ...

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