Weekly News - 24 September 2021

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents & Carers

We are now two and a half weeks into the new school year and routines are well-established as students get to grips with their timetables and moving around the site for the first time in 18 months. Apart from a few lost Year 7 students, or the occasional older child managing to find a 3-mile route between two classrooms in the same block, the students have made a confident start. There are over 1,760 of them this year, our largest-ever cohort.

Guiding our students through their studies are our Heads of Department, who have written the curricula the students will be following. Over the last two weeks, all Heads of Department have been meeting with Deputy Head, Dr Menezes, and me to inspire us with what our students are going to learn this year and why. These meetings have been fascinating, and a feature of all of them has been just how determined the Heads of Department are to push their curriculum beyond their classrooms; whether that be through industry links, guest speakers, local trips or visits further afield. Now that we are allowed to plan visits and trips again, everybody is doing so. (more…)


Announcements

Reporting a Positive PCR Test and Covid testing

If your child has a positive PCR test, the NHS notification you receive will give you the date when they can return to school. Please let us know this date when you report your child’s absence.

We’re seeing the inevitable rise in the number of students catching coughs and colds and are urging all students to do a lateral flow test twice a week, even if they have no symptoms. If they do develop symptoms – even if you’re confident it’s just a cold – it’s a good idea to do additional lateral flow tests to check. They should also do a PCR test if they have any symptoms of Covid (such as a continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of taste or smell).

Can you teach violin and cello?

We’re looking for someone to teach violin and cello lessons (with piano if possible). If you know anyone who might be interested, please share this with them and ask them to contact our Music Coordinator, Wendy Harrisson on harrisson.w@myton.co.uk or call 01926 405735.

Music lessons

Registration for instrumental lessons is now open (you need to re-register each year). If your child would like to sign up for music lessons (such as drums, violin, woodwind, etc), then please visit the music tuition page on our website. Please download and complete a contract or get in touch with the Finance Office for more information on finance@myton.co.uk.

Financial assistance may be available and there is a 25% discount for students taking GCSE music from Year 10 upwards.


Events

New Crypto Club

Mrs Foster is starting a new Crypto Club between 3.15-4.15pm in C9. Come along and learn about investing, crypto currencies and blockchain technology.

If you’re in Year 9-11, the club starts from Tuesday 5 October, and if you’re a sixth former it’s from Tuesday 13 October.

Open Evening – Thursday 30 September

This year’s Open Evening will take place on Thursday 30 September between 5pm-8pm. This is an opportunity for us to welcome prospective new students and their families into school to meet staff and students, see our facilities and get a flavour of life at Myton.

If you know any families with children in Year 6 we would be grateful if you could share this date with them and ask them to check our website for all the details: Open Evening.

Craft Fair in Leamington

A former Myton student is organising a series of craft fairs to be held at Dale Street Methodist Church in Leamington over the following months. If you’re interested, the details are here: Craft Fair Flyer


General News

Year 8 Harry Potter experience

On Thursday this week, 30 of our Year 8 students were treated to an after-school Harry Potter experience run by our school library. They took part in various games and competitions, had a go at some scientific experiments, a musical challenge and a treasure hunt. There were even a couple of owls who made an appearance, as did the Hogwarts Express.  (more…)

Year 8 get singing lessons from the experts

Our Year 8 students recently had the opportunity to hear a live performance by professional singers, The Gentlemen of St John’s, and to take part in a vocal workshop. The experience was part of the recently launched project, Warwick – a Singing Town, which aims to work with schools and amateur choirs over the next three years. We’re hoping this will be the first of many exciting opportunities for Myton students to access as part of the project. (more…)

Results published for Children’s Commissioner survey

You may remember last term we shared with you the Big Ask survey run by the Children’s Commissioner for England. The aim was to find out what children think and what they need to live happier lives. Thanks to all the students and parents who filled it in. (more…)

Chessie excels at horse riding championships

Congratulations to Chessie in Year 11 who has recently competed in the British Riding Club National Championships. She was one of a team of four in the ‘Style’ show jumping round. She went clear in her round and came fifth individually and her team came fourth. (more…)


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