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Archived Weekly News - 4 October 2019

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers

Many thanks to all the families, governors and staff who attended our Awards Evening at Warwick Hall on Thursday 3 October. Our special guest speaker, former Myton student, Neil Adams MBE spoke about his judo career and stressed the importance of getting as many experiences as possible while you’re at school; taking every opportunity that comes your way and having alternative plans lined up in case something doesn’t work out first time.

Our Heads of Senate, Katie Nayler and Ed Tennant, spoke enthusiastically about their journeys through secondary school and shared some of the many and varied achievements of our students over the past year. (more…)


Announcements

Are you eligible for free school meals?

Did you know that when you successfully apply for free school meals, Myton School will receive significant extra government funding, even if your child does not want the meal? This additional funding is used to help children from lower income families do their very best at school. Once you qualify for free school meals you may also get help with things like transport costs, school trips and uniform. (more…)

A reminder about our library

A reminder that our library is open every day: Mon-Thurs – 8.15am-4.15pm and Fri – 8.15am-4pm. Everyone is welcome to use the LRC before and after school: students can enjoy using our facilities, do their homework or simply relax with a book! Find out more about our facilities on our website: About the Learning Resource Centre.

Cycle repairs

If any student has a problem with their bicycle, help is available in school. Just go along to the Science Department after school and look for Mr Hobbs, Dr Sarjeant, Mr Garner or Mr Wallis. We have a range of tools and repair kits in room S5 and we will try to help fix punctures or other bike problems.

Thanks to the School Fund and the Friends of Myton School for funding the equipment. Cycle safe!


Events

Free music concert – Monday 14 October

As part of our annual Bruhl exchange visit we will be hosting a free music concert on Monday 14 October between 6pm and 8pm in our Lower School Hall. There will be performances from our students and visiting students from the Kunst- und Musikschule.

All welcome – we hope to see you there.

Free autism event for parents

Are you a parent or carer supporting a young person with autism? Act for Autism and Warwickshire County Council are hosting a free event at Myton School bringing together autism professionals, autism services, parents, and young autistic individuals. The event will take place on Saturday 18 January between 10am-4pm. Entry is free but you do need to book and places are limited. Find out more and book your place on the Eventbrite website.

Rugby Referee Award – Half Term

During half term, the RFU will be running their England Rugby Referee Award at Stratford High School. It’s for boys and girls aged 14 and over and all the details including the price and how to book are on the RFU website (just search for Referee courses in Stratford).


What's on this week


General News

Year 7s receive royal response

You may remember last month we told you about the letter Mrs Gallico’s Year 7 English class wrote to the Queen in preparation for studying Two Weeks with the Queen by Morris Gleitzman. This week they were delighted to receive a reply from Balmoral from a Lady-in-Waiting thanking them for the letter and sending them lots of information about the Royal Household. (more…)

Visit from High Sheriff of Warwick

Many thanks to the High Sheriff of Warwickshire, Simon Miesegaes who visited us in school on Monday 7 October. He spoke to our Year 7 students about responsible citizenship and met with some of the sixth form students involved in our HERO group.

Year 7 Music Event

Our Year 7 students have all been taking part in a music event today lead by our Head of Music, Ms Harrisson, and ably supported by a group of Year 8 musicians.

They were split into three groups who went off to learn different songs and games in a range of languages from ‘Singing Playgrounds’ to a Gospel medley. They finished with a performance of ‘Use Somebody’ by Kings of Leon. (more…)


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