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Archived Weekly News - 23 November 2018

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents & Carers

We have decided to evaluate our extra-curricular offer here at Myton. We know that our students enjoy the various sports, activities and trips that are available to them, and Ofsted always praise our programme of extra-curricular activities, but we believe we could do better.

We are taking as our starting point, the range of experiences we would like our young people to have by the time they leave school – thinking about experiences which open their minds to the world and create well balanced young adults – and designing our offer around that. This is akin to the National Trust initiative aimed at getting youngsters outdoors: ’50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 ¾’. Our version will be designed to enrich experiences, give back to the community and build skills such as creativity. (more…)


Announcements

Plea for help for homeless

Two of our students in Year 11 are appealing for help with their fundraising initiative and would be grateful for any support the Myton community might be able to offer.

Sophie James and Jess Medway are raising money and collecting warm clothing for the homeless and have set up a fundraising page where you can donate. The girls explained: “Locally, homelessness has doubled since 2015, and Warwick district is now the worst for rough sleeping with approximately 50 people alone on the streets. The festive period is often the hardest time for the homeless, and we want to make a difference.”

A reminder about bus passes

If your son or daughter has a bus pass please can you remind them that they must have it with them and show it to the driver when they get on the bus. Warwickshire County Council has contacted us to say if students do not have their bus pass they will not be allowed to travel.

Calling all students in Year 7 & 8

Do you enjoy reading? Do you think you could read six books between December and March? If so, please come along and register for the Warwickshire Secondary Book Awards 2019. Pop along to the LRC and put your name down to join this scheme. You will read and discuss the books before voting for your favourite author. All names need to be submitted by Friday 14 December. There will also be a winner’s ceremony to attend during April 2019. For a list of the six books, see here: Book Awards poster 2019

Year 10 parents’ evening date change

Year 10 parents, please be aware that – due to a clash with a school trip – we are changing the date of your child’s parents’ evening from Thursday 23 May to Tuesday 21 May 2019. We hope this doesn’t cause you any inconvenience. Please update your calendars.

This has been updated on our web page where all parents’ evening dates are listed.

Cycle safety competition

Please remind your children who are cycling to school to use cycle lights and high visibility clothing during these dark winter months.

Staff on the gate will be looking out for students who are wearing a helmet, using lights and wearing bright/reflective clothing. They will be entered into a raffle for a bike computer and other bike goodies.

Let’s keep them safe and seen. Thank you.

Reverse Advent Calendar

We will be running the reverse advent calendar again this year for the Way Ahead Project for homeless people. Starting on Monday 3 December, we will be collecting items such as tinned food, toiletries and Christmas treats. Please bring all items to form time.

The reverse advent calendar is a really simple idea and a great way to help others who need a little help at Christmas. Thank you for helping us to support the initiative.

Head lice in school

We’ve been made aware that there are a number of instances of head lice in school. Please check your children for head lice and treat appropriately. Recommended methods of treatment can be found on the NHS website. Thank you.


Events

Save the Children Christmas Fair

Save the Children are running their Christmas Fair at Leamington Town Hall on Saturday 1 December, 10am-4pm and Sunday 2 December, 11am – 5pm. Admission is free and there will be 60 craft and gift stalls.


General News

Xtreme Parties

As you may know, our John Atkinson Sports Hall is managed by Everyone Active (on behalf of Warwick District Council) during evenings and weekends and the school receives a share of any profit they make. They have recently launched Xtreme Parties, which are aimed at teenagers and offer a choice of Bubble Football, Battlezone Archery, Goggle Football, Old School Sports Day, Xtreme Dodgeball, Turbo 10 Cricket and Xtreme Ballseye. If you’re interested in booking a party you can find out more by contacting Everyone Active on Tel: 01926 498363 or emailing them via their website.

 

Sixth Form Open Evening

Many thanks to everyone who attended our Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 22 November. We were delighted to welcome such a large number of Year 11 students both from Myton and the surrounding area. We hope the evening provided students and parents with a useful insight into what our sixth form offers students in their progression from post-16 to post-18 education. (more…)


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