Friday 29th March 2019

Good Afternoon,

It has been a busy week this week with lots going on. We had the pleasure of welcoming more of our new year 7 intake to school on Thursday to have a look at the school in action. It was great to speak to so many young people about to begin their journey with The Vyne. They are a very enthusiastic group of young people who I look forward to welcoming into The Vyne family.

I have visited many lessons this week and been impressed by the maths skills of Mr Duffy's Year 8s, carrying out prime factor decomposition and creating vectors to identify LCM and HCF. I was impressed by Mr Morey’s shooting skills in a demonstration to his class in the sunshine, and pleased to smell wonderful muffins being baked in food tech. The Year 11 students stayed for a revision quiz after school today, just another way that             Mrs Gibson is trying to help Year 11 keep revision going.

The Year 8 parents have been busy booking their appointments for parents’ evening on Thursday 25th April and the response to the new system has been really positive. I’d like to share with you one parent’s feedback:

I just wanted to comment on how quick and easy it was to book the appointments, I chose automatic bookings and it took me less than a minute to get them all confirmed – amazing! So much better than having to rely on the children to get the appointments”.

The Year 7 parents will also have the opportunity to trial the system after Easter for their parents’ evening on Thursday 9th May, details of which will follow in due course.

It has been so lovely to have some sunshine - I hope you manage to enjoy it over the weekend.

Mrs Pearce, Headteacher

Sports Results

On Thursday our Year 8 football team made the short trip to Everest school to play in the final of the District Cup. The Year 8s have been undefeated all season and this last match of the season was a chance to seal a terrific run of performances. Coached by Mr Gibson, unfortunately The Vyne were beaten by a strong side from The Hurst. Mr Gibson said in a post match interview, "We have had a great season and the boys have surpassed my expectations. We will put this disappointment behind us and start planning for an even better cup run next year. I am very proud of what this team has achieved".

Please open the link below to view the timetable for after-school clubs in the Summer term.

PE After-School Clubs (Summer Term)

Year Group Assemblies and News

All year groups had assemblies this week raising awareness of the upcoming World Autism Awareness Day next Tuesday, 2nd April. Mrs Light, our KS3 Progress Leader and Mrs Kingswood, our Language Resource Manager talked to the students about how we all see things differently and experience life in different ways, and how it is important to be tolerant and accepting of each other. The students expressed a real interest in the topic and said they were keen to learn more in their lessons - the Year 8 assembly ended with a round of applause from the students!

Year 11 Top Tip for GCSE success - from Mrs Gibson

Results: Students will be receiving their final PPE results next Friday. This will be followed by individual feedback from their teachers on ways to move towards the next grade. Students may feel elated or disappointed with their results so please talk the results through with your child, looking through the suggested actions from their teachers and helping them to work towards making those improvements. Ask them to talk you through what they plan to do to improve - do they need to adjust their revision timetable to succeed? This is the final push, let’s support them all the way!

 Upcoming events

Tuesday 2nd April

Lesson 5/

6.00pm to 7.00pm

Year 11 Performing Arts Exam

Wednesday 3rd April

8.30am to 9.45am

Walk to the Peace Garden, War Memorial Park (small group of Year 9 students)

Friday 5th April

Lesson 1 and 2

Year 11 Progress Morning

Last day of Term

(finishing at the normal time of 2.40pm)

Friday 5th April to

Saturday 13th April

Departing at 7.30pm

Arriving at 2.30pm

Ski Trip to Zell am See

Tuesday 23rd April

Start of the Summer Term

Planned Educational Visits for 2018-19

APRIL

Year 8 Visit to Winchester University

MAY

Year 10 Research Matters Workshop @ The British Library in London

JUNE

German Exchange Students Visit to Basingstoke

Post 16 Information

BCoT

Open Evening

Discover our experienced staff, industry-standard facilities and wide range of courses!”

Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

Interested in an apprenticeship? Meet a number of different companies looking for apprentices at one of the biggest Apprenticeship events in the South of England!”

Monday 13th May 4.30pm to 7.00pm

Monday 17th June 4.30pm to 7.00pm

QMC

Open Evening

“From questions about the best subject combinations to take to pursue your goals, to presentations from QMC students to give you the lowdown on College life, all aspects of QMC will be open to you on these evenings.”

Thursday 25th April 5.30pm to 8.30pm