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Archived Weekly News - 13 December 2019

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers

Today’s non-uniform day is to support the nationwide Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children. Thanks to all students who have donated and chosen to wear a great range of festive garments; they’ve brightened the place up brilliantly.

Yesterday was a grim day for the weather, but that didn’t dampen the desire of the children to make sure they voted in our mock general election. I was delighted that so many students wanted to discuss the election with staff in class and around school during break and lunch. Since the election was announced, we’ve tried to engage students in politics and get the message across that if young people want politicians to represent their views and opinions, they MUST vote. As you know, the turnout of 18-24 year olds nationally is appalling, and it falls on all parents and schools to engage our kids in the democratic process. (more…)


Announcements

Current vacancies

We are currently recruiting an Inclusion Tutor and a Teaching Assistant.

The Inclusion Tutor will help some of our more vulnerable students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to engage with and participate fully in school. The job involves overseeing the progress of selected students, addressing barriers to learning, planning interventions and liaising with teaching staff and parents/carers. (more…)

Roadworks in Warwick – January 2020

Warwickshire County Council have been in touch and asked us to alert you to some major roadworks planned for Warwick in the new year which might affect journeys to and from school. (more…)

50 things challenge

A reminder to students in Year 7 and 8 to use the holiday as an opportunity to take on some of the 50 Things challenges. They can use the website: www.mystickers.co.uk to log all the challenges they complete. If anyone isn’t sure how to go about it, there are instructions on Show My Homework.


What's on this week


General News

£800 donated to young homeless

The charity Young People First came into school this week to meet with the charity sub-committee of our sixth form senate and our HERO group. The sub-committee has raised over £500 and HERO has donated £300 for their Reindeer Project which gives a Christmas to young homeless people in the area.

Leavers return to collect exam certificates

It was great to see last year’s sixth form leavers back in school this week picking up their exam certificates. They are settling in to their new adventures at university, work and travelling and it was lovely to catch up with them and hear their stories. Don’t worry if you didn’t make it on the day – we’ll post out any certificates that weren’t collected in February next year.

Thanks to our Catering Team

Many thanks to Linda Jones and the rest of the Catering Team at Myton for the delicious Christmas dinner they cooked and served on Wednesday 18 December and for the special appearance of Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

 

Mitchell shortlisted for Pupil of the Year Award

Congratulations to Mitchell in Year 13 who has been shortlisted for this year’s Pupil of the Year Award for his work with Myton’s HERO group.

The award is run by Just Like Us, a charity whose aim is to support young LGBT+ people and help them thrive. The ceremony will take place on Monday 11 February 2020 in London and will be attended by business leaders, MPs, educationalists, charity leaders and celebrities. We wish him luck!

Winter Ball goes with a swing

Thank you to FOMS for organising the Year 8 Winter Ball on Thursday 19 December. It was a very successful evening with butter beer, dancing and festivities and they raised £180 for the school.

Christmas Jumper Day at Myton

Staff and students took part in our annual Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 13 December, raising money for Save the Children. We also held a cake sale in the LINC. Thanks for all the donations. We’ve raised over £800. (more…)

Free app to help children stay safe

You might be interested in a new, free app designed by the BBC to support children when they are using their phones to chat and explore the online world. It’s called ‘Own it’ and it comes with a special keyboard that gives children helpful tips and friendly advice as they write. Head of Oken House, Mr Apostol is very keen on it and has posted a video explaining how it works on our Facebook page. There’s also more information on the BBC website.

Latest prize draw winners

As the first term of our new rewards system draws to a close, we held a pizza party and a prize draw for all students who had achieved a full house. Well done to all of you! (more…)


Sports News

Netball results

On Wednesday 11 December, our Year 11 team won 9-8 and the Year 9 team won 11-7 against Campion School. Well played all.


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