Weekly News - 7 December 2018

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents & Carers

December is a busy month at Myton. It was lovely to see the Year 7 parents at Tuesday’s parents’ evening and the feedback was outstanding. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how you feel about your child’s first term at Myton. We are delighted with our Year 7s and impressed with how quickly they have settled into their secondary education.

Next up is Year 11 parents’ evening on Monday 17 December. Please make sure you have booked your appointments so we can discuss how your child is doing and talk about any gaps in knowledge or skills that emerged in their recent mock exams. (Go to the online booking system or contact dickinson.s@myton.co.uk if you experience any problems or can’t access the online system.) (more…)


Announcements

Narnia Prize Draw

The school library has been transformed into Narnia in the lead-up to Christmas. Any student who borrows a book from the Chronicles of Narnia series between now and Friday 18 January will be entered in in a prize draw to win a Book Token worth £10. Come along to the LRC and enter the world of Narnia!

Places available on Year 7 Bushcraft Trip

There are still a few places available on the Year 7 Bushcraft Trip. If anyone is interested, please call us on 01926 405747 or email trips@myton.co.uk.

The trip will take place at the Bushcraft Company’s Boughton Woods Centre in Northamptonshire between Wednesday 8 May and Friday 10 May 2019. Full details are in this letter: Year 7 Bushcraft Trip May 2019. The cost of the trip is £160.00 which includes all travel, food, insurance, accommodation and activities. If you would like your child to attend this trip but are concerned about financing it, please contact Helen Courtney-Baker in our Finance Team on 01926 405747.


Events

Wendy and Peter Pan

Remember to buy your tickets for next week’s production of Wendy and Peter Pan. It takes place at 7pm on Wednesday 12, Thursday 13 and Friday 14 December. Tickets are on ParentPay priced at £4 for adults and £3 for children.

Christmas Jumper Day

A reminder that Friday 14 December is our whole school Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children. It’s non uniform with a Christmas theme. Remember your £1 – we’ll be collecting on the gate.

Geography Worldwise Quiz

On Thursday 20 December, between 3.15pm-5pm, the Geography department will once again be hosting their ‘Worldwise Challenge’ quiz, a national Geography event championed by the Geographical Association. Students from Years 8, 9, and 10 can enter in teams of three and test their geographical knowledge.

If any students would like to enter, they need to form a team, get parental permission to attend (via this letter: Geography Worldwise Quiz Letter 2018) and see Mr Larner in G4.


General News

Christmas card competition winners

Congratulations to Rebecca Morris in Year 12 and Rebecca Clunnie in Year 9, joint winners of our 2018 Christmas card competition. The winning designs will be used as this year’s official Myton School Christmas card. Well done to both of you. (more…)

Gold award for Leila

Huge congratulations to Leila O’Hara in Year 13 who, along with fellow head chorister at St Mary’s Church, has achieved a Royal School of Church Music gold award. Leila said of the award: “This opportunity has been both very enjoyable and challenging for me. I have benefited so much from the help and guidance of my Directors of Music and I feel that my knowledge of both choral music and music theory has vastly improved.”

Bag packers support Myton Hospice

Well done to the following students who all joined Mr Stone at Morrison’s on Sunday 2 December to pack bags in aid of Myton Hospice: Grace Elliot, Fenneh Bridge, Ruben Ovington, Eden Butler, Lily Pugh and Sean Amphlett.


Sports News

Next week’s sport

Please keep up to date with our sports clubs and fixtures using the PE noticeboard, our online sports calendar and @MytonPE Twitter account. We aim to keep everything up to date, but occasionally there are changes to the programme due to fixtures and meetings, so please do check with your coach too.

Myton students in the news

Well done to Ellan Fraser in Year 10 who was part of the Warwickshire Bears team playing in the opening weekend of the British Wheelchair Basketball Women’s League. See the Leamington Courier for a full write up of the team’s performance: Bears women enjoy a promising first two days

And congratulations to Simon Hruska in Year 11 who secured a victory for his boxing club at a recent bout in Birmingham. Again, you can read the Courier’s coverage here: Fitzpatrick’s upbeat with the advent of victory for Hruska

Myton achieve success at Street Dance Competition

Myton took over 50 students to the Street Dance competition held at King’s High on Wednesday 5 December. This was the highest number of students from any school in the area and Myton had 9 different teams competing in both set piece and freestyle categories across both key stages.

The students behaved impeccably and performed very well achieving several accolades:

  • Elijah Layton won the Key Stage 3 freestyle choreography section.
  • Aimee and Amelia Cox won the Key Stage 4 freestyle choreography section.

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Girls Badminton team runners up

Well done to Lucy and Emma Cooke, Olivia Bennett-Hayes and Sophia Espada who competed as a team in the School Games badminton competition this week. They did very well to finish runners up behind the winners Kingsley.

U15 Girls win Central Warwickshire Football league

The football league nights came to an end this week, with Myton’s six different teams doing very well across both key stages.

The U15 team, having not lost a game all season, won the league quite convincingly and will now go on to represent the district in the County School Games event next term.


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