Weekly Update: 17th June 2022

Published June 17, 2022

What. A. Scorcher!  I hope you haven’t found the heat too uncomfortable today!  It was definitely the right decision to relax the uniform for today.

Year 11

It was lovely yesterday celebrating with our Year 11 pupils.  In time honoured tradition, they all tucked into the Year 11 leaver’s breakfast and then had their final assembly together with Mrs Barratt; an emotional and fitting send off for a lovely year group!  The most moving part had to be when Year 10 created a ‘guard of honour’ for them and then were joined by pupils from other year groups.  A really emotional moment! We’ll still be seeing you for your last few exams though and then there’s the prom too!

The Week in Review

Many lessons for Year 7-10 this week have been all about revision for the forthcoming end of year assessments (beginning next week).  Recalling information is essential for success at exams and it’s been a pleasure seeing the pupils’ memories working away as they remember their learning from throughout the year.

Some very lucky Year 7 pupils also had the opportunity to hone their BMX and skateboarding skills this week in a fabulous workshop!

The Salisbury Museum also came to school this week to speak to our budding young historians in Yr7-9 about their Intergenerational Oral History project. The pupils will have a chance to discover different perspectives on Salisbury by meeting and working with older people in our community. They will find out how Salisbury has changed and also discover common ground. The oral histories will be collected by Salisbury Museum as part of the permanent record of the History of Salisbury. Good luck with the project!

Year 8 also went across to Sparsholt College today to find out college life and experience some of the courses on offer at the college.  It was a very hot morning, but a super enjoyable one too!

Coming up:

Enrichment Activities

We’re busily putting the finishing touches to our enrichment activities which will be happening towards the end of term on Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th July.  There’ll be a real mixture of experiences (both paid and free) such as a trip to Corfe Castle, the Tank Museum, photography workshops, profiterole making, sporting tournaments and a visit to the Escape Rooms to name but a few!  Once the brochure is ready, we’ll be excitedly sharing it with you!

Thorpe Park Reward Trip

The letter has landed!  The eagerly anticipated Thorpe Park Reward trip has returned for the first time since 2019!  It’s always a great day out, even if much of it is spent in queues for the rides! If you’ve qualified to go, you should have received the email and can book on!

Parish Fete

St Osmund’s parish is hosting a BBQ/Summer Fete on July 17th at St Osmund’s School and they are inviting all in our community to attend.  It promises to be a lovely day and it would be great to see as many of you there as possible.

The parish are on the lookout for goalkeepers who would be happy to take part in a ‘beat the goalie’ competition.  If you’re interested email rro@sjcs.org.uk.

Awards Evenings

It’s been so long since we’ve opened our doors to you, but we’ll be extending a warm welcome to you for awards evenings in the penultimate week of term (week beginning 11th July).  These will be a joyous occasion to celebrate and recognise the children’s achievements and also to enjoy a natter over a cup of tea or coffee in the canteen after the awards.  There’ll be more information released shortly.

A Note About Water Pistols

As the weather hots up, it’s only natural to want to find a way of cooling down.  Bringing water pistols into school is not an appropriate way to do this.  Any water pistols will be confiscated.

Achievement Points Race

No change on the leader board…

  • 1st place: Margaret with 51,021 points
  • 2nd place: Teresa with 46,972 points
  • 3rd place: Vincent with 45,768 points
  • 4th place: Francis with 40,952 points

Have a lovely weekend and don’t forget the sun cream!

Mr Rooney

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