Friday 29th March 2019
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
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.
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!
Planned Educational Visits for 2018-19
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