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2 November 2018

posted 2 Nov 2018, 06:43 by K Hooper

I hope you all had a relaxing half term.

At the
Isle of Wight education awards on Thursday, I was so proud of all the school staff, teachers and support staff, who had been nominated and congratulations to all the winners. It was a good opportunity to celebrate all that is good with Island schools. Although there is still work to be done it is important that we recognise the positives too.

Back at school, our Year 7s had a great time at the
Halloween disco and well done to the 6th Formers who organised it, and the staff who stayed behind to support it.

You may have noticed that Island Roads have now completed their work outside our carpark entrance which means that both our entrance and exit gates are now in use. When visiting the Academy can you please make sure you come in via the entrance gate and leave by the exit gate. If you are dropping students off there is a designated drop off point near the exit gate.

Well done to the Student Council members who, with help from our lovely Librarian Sue McDonagh, have set up a
stationery shop in the library. If students need to replace a stationery item these can be bought from the Library during tutor time. Please note that students can only use cash in the stationery shop.

Next week there is a
ski trip meeting for students and parents who have a place for the January trip. This will be on Thursday 8th November at 6pm and you will be able to meet the staff going on the trip, find out more about it and also ask any questions you or your child might have.

Our next
open evening is for 6th Form and will be held on 14th November. If you know of anyone thinking about their options post 16 please let them know about it as they will be able to have a look around and speak to staff and existing students.

We have now been able to confirm the date of our final
INSET day for 2018-19 which will be on Friday 14th June and ties in with Isle of Wight Festival.

Congratulations to the
Principal Star this week who is Katie Barnicoat. Katie has recently started a campaign to raise funds to buy a defibrillator for her community. It is inspiring to see such passion and activism in someone so young as well as the work ethic to put her ideas into action. You can find out more and donate on her JustGiving page.


Have a good weekend.