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23 June 2017

posted 27 Jun 2017, 05:29 by Nat Admin

A bitter sweet day today as we said goodbye to our Year 11s. It is always a sad but also exciting time. We don’t want to see them go but it’s exciting to see them head off to the start of a whole new era.

It was fantastic to have Derek Sandy come to their leaving assembly and sing three songs including the one he is most famous for ‘Welcome to the Isle of Wight’. The song he wrote about the Isle of Wight which is played across the world!

I hope the Year 7s have a fantastic time at the Zoo next week. They will be going on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th June.

Some of our Year 8s will be on the AMAT (Academically More Able and Talented) trip to Southampton University on Monday.

I am looking forward to seeing our new year 7s on Thursday and Friday as they will be spending a couple of days with us. Although they won’t get to see the new school building until we move in over the extended October half term, these two days will give them a real flavour of what secondary school is like and they get a chance to meet the teachers and current students.

We also have our Year 9 Science fair on Tuesday 27th June which Ryde Mayor, Henry Adams, will be opening for us.

Congratulations to Mrs Baxter who was recently nominated for a Laura Groves Award for Community and Family Involvement 2016-17. She was nominated for ‘going the extra mile in ensuring meaningful, long lasting work with parents and families at Ryde Academy’. Speaking of which our next family learning event, making beaded bracelets and key rings, is being held on Wednesday 28th June and is being led by one of our very talented 6th Formers.

Have a lovely weekend.