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13 July 2018

posted 13 Jul 2018, 07:08 by Nat Admin

I was inspired by Joanna, the Holocaust survivor, who came to speak to students on Thursday. Her story was fascinating, sad and powerful at the same time and I was so proud of our students who asked some very thoughtful questions at the end.

The Year 11 Prom was a fantastic success and the students looked beautiful. Thank you to the staff and prom committee who organised it and to Ryde Castle for having us. Congratulations to the Prom King and Queen  Alexandra Salmon and Christian Baxter.

You should by now have received a letter with information about the last day of term. A copy can also be found on our website. We will be holding a mufti day for Aspire Ryde on the last day of term. Aspire is a charity and our local community centre which all of us have access to. They have a café, run a wide variety of groups, and can also be booked for events. - suggested donations for wearing mufti is 50p and will be collected during the morning of the last day. Hoodies must not be worn to school.

At the beginning of the holidays we will be sending a letter home with information about the start of term including a transition booklet for our new Year 7s. This was put together with help from one of our Parent and Community group members who is a parent of a Year 7 student. We welcomed her feedback about the transition process and what she would have found useful when her child started at the Academy.

Next week is our rewards trip to the cinema which was very successful last year. Thank you to Ryde Cinema for helping to make this happen.

Congratulations to this weeks Principal star Becky Sullivan in Year 9. Becky regularly helps out at Board Games club and recently

supported a younger student who was having some issues. She works really well with younger students and her kindness and empathy towards them is lovely to see. It is also good to see how Becky has made lots of progress in terms of her own attitude and behaviour and as we come to the end of the school year, it's good to see her kindness and thoughtfulness shining through.

Next week is also the last week of term! I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone.

Have a lovely weekend.