Friday 21st June 2019
This has been another full week with internal school end of year exams, educational visits and The Prom. There was a lovely atmosphere last night as the Year 11 students arrived in a range of transport from very smart cars to a horse and carriage. The students looked amazing in their beautiful dresses and dapper suits, it is always a highlight of the school year. Thank you Mr Morey and Mrs Gibson for arranging such a lovely evening.
I wanted to let you know about a wonderful opportunity in which students may wish to get involved. The Grange Festival is running its second devising project this summer from 5th to 9th August. Students aged 13-18 work with professional musicians, composers, dancers and producers to devise and perform an opera over the 5 days.
The following link shows you last years project -
More details can be found at Like Unlike Project Details or we have application forms in school.
Have a great weekend!
Year 9 Reading University Trip - Miss Julian
Some of our Year 9 students took part in a Find Your Future in Healthcare Day at Reading University this week. This highly interactive day included a workshop on historical methods of diagnosis and treatment, having a go at the process that pharmacists use to destroy controlled drugs and carrying out the cranial nerve tests that paramedics and doctors might use to assess a patient. We have a number of students who aspire to medicine or associated healthcare careers and they had the opportunity to tour the university and have their questions answered about all aspects of university life. The students were impeccably behaved - even the coach driver commented how pleasant they were!
Student Council - Mrs Gambrill
The Student Council met yesterday for their monthly meeting. They discussed how the Council could support the Eco Committee as they begin their journey to helping the school achieve “Eco-School” status. Lots of exciting ideas were discussed and the Eco Committee will start to have regular meetings, supported by Leah Alger, a current Year 11 student, Mr Roberts and Ms Hide. The Council also discussed future fundraising events which they would like to run, including a staff v students dodgeball match. We will be meeting again on the 16th July before recommencing in September.
School Calendar can be found at the end of this ENews.
End of Year Exam Information
Please view the final version of the exam timetable on the link below.
end of year exams letter
end of year exams timetable
revision and how to avoid stress
end of year exams how to prepare
Year 7 meditation and coping with stress
Year Group Assemblies and News
Year 7 Mr Duffy
This week the Year 7 students have experienced sitting exams in the hall and dance studio for the first time. The students lined up brilliantly in the quad and their conduct in exams was also excellent. Tuesday also saw the new behaviour system launched to the year group in an assembly from Mr Light. The students have been asking good questions to ensure that they have understood how the new system works. Finally, in tutor time today the students have been reflecting on their week, identifying what they have done well this week, what they have learned and setting themselves a goal for next week.
Year 8 Mr Crees
Year 8 are in preparation for their exams and have had a taste of what it will be like to sit their examinations in 3 years’ time. All the students showed real maturity in the exam hall and are aware of our expectations.
Year 9 Miss Buckland
We have had a good start to exams this week and just one more week of exams to go! The new behaviour system will be implemented next week and students will be expected to attend their detentions with no excuses. However, I am hoping that the year 9 students will be fantastic and the detentions set will be minimal.
Year 10 Mr Coomber
The Year 10's are continuing with their end of year exams, please encourage them by discussing strategies to support them with their revision. Work experience is only 2 weeks away now and we are aware that some students may find their placement difficult at first, but with perseverance I am sure the students will feel that the experience they have gained will be invaluable. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions relating to your child’s work placement by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 17th June to Friday 28th June
End of Year Exams (Years 7 to 10)
(refer to the links above)
Thursday 27th June - 9.15am to 2.30pm
Young Interpreters Conference @ QMC
Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June
German Exchange visit
Wednesday 3rd July
Hampshire Book Awards vote
(tickets can be purchased at reception)
Monday 8th July to Friday 19th July
Year 10 Work Experience
Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July
Thursday 18th July - 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Tuesday 23rd July
Last Day of Term early closure @ 12.15pm
The Vyne School
WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY 2019 - 7.00pm
Adult Ticket - £3.00
Student Ticket £2.00
Planned Educational Visits for 2018-19
Conference at Reading University
Year 7 Romeo and Juliet Theatre Trip @ Blenheim Palace
Post 16 Information
Peter Symonds College, Winchester
“Please join us to chat to our staff and students about life at Peter Symonds and pick up more information about the huge range of subjects we offer.”
Tuesday 9th July and Wednesday 10th July 5.30pm to 8.30pm