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Archived Weekly News - 1 February 2019

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers

Many thanks to all the parents and students who came along to our Year 8 Options Evening this week. It marks the start of an exciting time for Year 8 students who are now thinking about their strengths and interests, what they enjoy doing, and possible career paths they might like to pursue. We hope you have received enough information to inform your choices at this stage.

Inspiring our students to think ahead to their future careers was also on the agenda last night as we held our annual Careers Fair. Attending were over 70 exhibitors including: universities, apprenticeship providers and colleges, along with representatives from engineering, the NHS, IT, law, accountancy, town planning, surveying, hospitality, estate agency, banking, youth work, outdoor education, hairdressing, the police, army and RAF and theatre. (more…)

Head Teacher

Dear Parents & Carers

We are all determined that our children should be excited about the world they are entering into and the opportunities they will have. Technology has shrunk the world, giving us access to areas which used to be so much harder to reach. This is great for our children; it increases the range of opportunities for them by a magnitude beyond calculation. And they will need to embrace this world. Our current cohort of students will enjoy their retirement parties sometime around the year 2075. There is no point in trying to imagine the jobs they will have; they mostly don’t exist at this time and even more traditional jobs such as policing, teaching, etc will change beyond recognition.

In order to do right by our young people, we must tread a fine line. They deserve to be excited about their world and will need to be fluent in technology and confident in its use. At times this can conflict directly with our desire to keep them safe. Keeping them physically safe seems so straightforward compared to keeping them safe online, but there are things we can do as parents and educators to get the right balance. (more…)


Announcements

Year 8 Parents’ Evening

All Year 8 parents should have received an email from us inviting them to the Parents’ Evening on Thursday 28 Feb 2019. Appointments are available between 4.30pm and 8pm and can be booked on our online booking system which will open for bookings at 7.30am on Saturday 16 February.

If you are having difficulty booking appointments, please contact Miss Dickinson at dickinson.s@myton.co.uk.

Year 7 Bushcraft trip

Last call for the Year 7 Bushcraft trip. Please pay your deposit on ParentPay by Monday 11 February. Contact the Finance Team on 01926 405747 if you would like information on financial assistance.

Year 8 parents – We are pleased to tell you that we will be running a Year 8 Bushcraft trip. Details will be coming out next week.

Year 8 Options

A reminder that the completed Year 8 options forms are due in on Friday 8 March and you can find links to the booklet and the presentation on our website: Year 8 Options.

Message from the Safeguarding Team

It has come to our attention that some of our students are using an app called Yubo (formerly Yellow) which is available on Apple and Android smartphones and is growing in popularity among school-age teens who use it to chat and send pictures to friends and strangers.

It is similar to dating app Tinder in that it allows people to connect with others based on their location, with users ‘swiping’ to accept or decline talking to someone based on their profile picture. It is also linked to photo-sharing app Snapchat, (more…)

Automotive Industry Apprenticeships for school leavers

If you’re in Year 11 or 13 and are looking to work in the Automotive Industry, you might be interested in the Bosch Automotive Apprenticeship Programme which has approximately 350 apprentice vacancies targeted at school leavers across the UK each year. (more…)

Cycle safety

Just a reminder that if your child cycles to school please make sure they understand who has right of way at junctions and they know when to stop and look for traffic. Accidents can happen so easily and there have been recent reports of near misses; please help us keep the roads and pavements around school as safe as possible. Thank you.

Year 12 Rome Trip

The Year 12 Rome trip has now gone live on ParentPay. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. All the details are in the letter sent to parents last month: Trip to Rome – October 2019. Please pay the non-refundable deposit of £100 today (Friday 8 February) to secure your child’s place.

Plea for musical instruments

If any families have unwanted musical instruments at home which are no longer being used and that they would consider donating to the school, we can assure you that we would put them to good use.

We are particularly in need of electric keyboards with 61 full size keys (eg Yamaha, Casio, Roland) and acoustic and electric guitars, (more…)


Events

Second-hand Uniform Sale

FOMS will be selling items from their second-hand uniform shop during half term in Upper School Reception on Monday 18 February between 9am-10am.

On sale are logoed items of uniform and PE kit in return for a small donation. All money raised goes to the school.

If anyone is having a clear out of old uniform and would like to donate the logoed items (ie not trousers, shirts or jumpers), please drop them off at Upper School Reception at any time. Many thanks.

Careers Fair for Years 10-13

We will be running our popular annual Careers Fair in school on Thursday 7 February between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, giving students and their parents a chance to explore different career options with a wide range of exhibitors.

It’s open to all students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 and their parents and carers. (more…)


What's on this week


General News

Students gain valuable cycling skills

Many thanks to Warwickshire County Council for funding the free advanced cycling skills courses we ran in school this week.

The sessions were offered in partnership with Cycle Confident and students received a certificate in Level 3 Bikeability which involved using complex road junctions, roundabouts, multi-lane roads and traffic lights.

We hope to offer further sessions later in the year.

Sarah publishes first novel

Sarah Hinks in Year 13 has completed and self-published her first novel, Galex, a science fiction fantasy in which supreme galactic overlord, Galex’s hedonistic lifestyle is shattered when a mysterious force from his past re-emerges.

Sarah, an English Language A level student and a keen reader and librarian, has written the novel as part of her Extended Project Qualification. If anyone would like to read it, there is a copy available in the school library. Well done Sarah on this fantastic achievement!

Harry Potter Book Night

Our school library ran another of their popular after-school events on Thursday 7 February for Harry Potter Book Night. The LRC was transformed into the world of Harry Potter and Year 7 were invited along to experience it. They were all allocated a house on their way in by the sorting hat and took part in quizzes and competitions. Congratulations to Hufflepuff who won the Quidditch chant competition and Hannah Bowen-Hunt and Annabelle Homewood who won the quiz. (more…)

Myton team wins Debating Competition

Congratulations to the Myton team who won the district round in the prestigious Youth Speaks debating competition on Thursday 7 February at Northgate Methodist Church.

All three Myton teams performed brilliantly. The intermediate team spoke about plastic in the ocean, one senior team spoke about labels and what it’s like to be a teenager with cerebral palsy, and the other senior team spoke about superheroes. The intermediate team (coached by Mrs Fearn) finished as runners up and Senior team S (coached by Mrs Heggs) were victorious and will be in the next round on Saturday 9 March.  (more…)

Myton School in top 10 secondary schools in Warwickshire

Myton School has appeared in the top 10 secondary schools in Warwickshire, according to The Times’ secondary school league tables. The rankings, which were published this month, measure schools according to their results at GCSE and A level.

Year 8 Awards Evening

On Wednesday 30 January, we welcomed prize winners from Year 8 and their families into school for an evening of celebration. Prizes were awarded for each student based on their individual success in achieving subject excellence; demonstrating positive attitudes to learning; or showing resilience, curiosity and sustained passion in their learning. (more…)


Sports News

County Finals looming

The U13 Table Tennis team will be representing the area in the County Finals next month along with the U12 & U13 girls Sportshall Athletics team, U15 Girls Football and U14 boys Badminton.

Ellan selected to attend Team GB Development Camp

Congratulations to Ellan Fraser who has been selected to attend a GB Wheelchair Basketball Talent Development Camp later this month. Ellan also recently won the Stratford young sportsperson of the year for the second year running.

Trampolining Success

Congratulations to the Year 8 trampolining team who swept the board at the district trampolining competition on Wednesday 6 February. Outstanding performances from all the girls who achieved 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the individual competition and 1st place in the team competition.

Myton players compete in the Midlands Squash Plate finals

It was a pleasure to take the U13 squash team to Nottingham this week to play in the Midlands Plate Competition.

They played Lincoln Minster School teams, winning their first match by just 2 points and then unfortunately losing to their A team. Manchester Grammar was the other team in the competition, but they failed to turn up, so Myton won that game by default and finished runners up. Myton were only 1 of a handful of state schools in the event, so they have done incredibly well and hopefully more teams from Myton will get involved in both the game of squash and in this competition next year.

U14 Warwickshire Hockey Tournament

Well done to the U14 hockey team who, despite losing 0-1 to Stratford Grammar in the first game, played well against both Shipston and North Leamington, winning both games 3-1 and 2-1 respectively to finish runners up.

Victory for Year 10 Football team

On Wednesday 30 January our Year 10 team played in a 6-a-side football tournament. The boys reached the final after winning 2 and drawing 1 game. The final was a close encounter against Henley-in-Arden School and, after a 1-1 score line, it went into extra time. A stunning free kick won it for Myton. Great result!

This week’s results

Year 8 Girls Netball team beat Aylesford 25-11.

Year 7/8 Hockey team drew 0-0 in a 7-a-side match against Aylesford.

Year 8 and Year 9 Boys Basketball teams lost to Warwick School in the league.

National Hockey Academy selection for Amanvir

Well done to Amanvir Hayer who has been selected for the National Hockey Academy and has been training regularly with both academy and club, in the hope that he will get selected for national tournaments.

Year 8 students to attend Worcester Warriors training

Good luck to the following Year 8 students who have been selected by either club or school to attend 3 training sessions as part of the Worcester Warriors Rugby Development Program, starting next week:

Charlie Clarkson, Ashton Phasey, Enzo Griffiths, James Griffiths, Charlie Main and Luis Facchino

U14 Basketball Team at County Games

Congratulations to the U14 Basketball team who represented Central Warwickshire in the County Games last week. They narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in the finals. They competed against 8 of the top sides in Warwickshire, and were excellent ambassadors for the school and the District.


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