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7 September 2018

posted 10 Sep 2018, 08:06 by Nat Admin

Welcome back to all our students and especially to our new Year 7s.


We are aware of the issues facing our uniform suppliers where the manufacturer has not supplied them with the ties they ordered. They have said the ties will be in on Monday 10th September. Thank you for your patience while they have tried to resolve the issue.


From Monday 10th September all students are expected to be wearing their blazers.


What a fantastic summer! I have loved spending time on the Island and enjoyed as many of the events the Island had to offer over the holidays that I could.


Lots of our students have been busy over the holidays including Talitha in Year 8 who, along with her sister, raised enough money to buy a toilet for a community in Myanmar by doing henna tattoos and face painting at the New Wine Festival in Shepton Mallet. Talitha, also performed at Wight Proms during the Summer which I was lucky enough to see. One of our new Year 7s, Arthur, was one of two young people who were representing the Isle of Wight at Wimbledon as part of a national tennis competition. As part of it he got to meet and train with Tim Henman!


We were over the moon with our results which you can read about on the front page. It is a real testament to the hard work of the students and also the commitment from the staff who worked so hard to support them.

We also officially opened the doors of our new school on Tuesday 4th September. Gioia Minghella-Giddens, the High Sheriff for the Island, led the opening ceremony. The event was attended by a diverse range of community members and stakeholders ranging from the Ryde Business Association to local residents. A flag was raised by the Sheriff who was helped by Calvin. It was such as special day and it is heart warming to work within a community where there is so much interest and hope for the new school. I really feel that at last the children of Ryde have been given the school they deserve with outstanding facilities which will house our 21st century curriculum and enable out students to take ambitious steps into the future'. 


Congratulations to this weeks Principal star who is Calvin in Year 11. Calvin is always willing to help and has done so on many occasions including transition days, lunchtime clubs and parents' evenings. He recently helped set up for the official opening during the holidays. He can always be relied on and is a very thoughtful and kind young man.


Have a lovely weekend.