Friday 18th October 2019
This school really is a vibrant learning community we have been involved in so many additional opportunities this week, it is fantastic!
I thought it might also help to outline lines of communication if you need to contact us in relation to your child. Each Year group has a Head of Year and member of Senior Leadership Team attached to them, this team along with your child's tutor should be your main points of contact.
Year 7 Head of Year - Mr Morey Senior Leader - Mr Light
Year 8 Head of Year - Mr Duffy Senior Leader - Mr Light
Year 9 Head of Year - Mrs Cunio Senior Leader - Mr Eddie
Year 10 Head of Year - Mrs Guzzi Senior Leader - Mrs Carter
Year 11 Head of Year - Mr Peebles Progress Leader - Mrs Gibson
The Vyne Parent Focus Group was set up a number of years ago to enable Parents and the Senior Leadership Team to come together to discuss a variety of issues. It has improved communication between the school and Parents and has also given Parents the opportunity to have "their say". The topics for discussions over the 5 meetings scheduled to take place during 2019/20 will include The Respect Agenda, careers and work experience, the digital world, home school communication and student voice and leadership.
The first meeting is due to be held on Wednesday 23rd October, starting at 5.30pm in the school’s library. If you would like to join the group and attend the meeting next week please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I received a letter recently from Diane Taylor, Mayor of Basingstoke & Deane congratulating Sophie L, who took part in the Basingstoke Variety Show. Sophie wrote and read her poem which is shared below. Well done Sophie!
Have a good weekend
Poem by Sophie L Yr 7
I’ve noticed the joy of art can be spontaneous,
Three types of art are sensational,
Abstract, non-objective and representational,
All of which are indeed, inspirational.
Brushes and paints,
Why not grab some,
Go on, go crazy,
I’m sure you’ll have fun.
Paint a picturesque moor
Or a room with a mysterious door.
Once you get going,
You’ll be dying to do more!
World Restart A Heart Day Yr 7s - Mrs Edwards
Year 7s have joined the ‘nation of lifesavers’ having taken part in Restart A Heart Day on Wednesday. Mrs Edwards and Mrs Allen led the sessions with the help of Year 11 prefects, members of Hampshire Fire and Rescue’s Blue Watch and student paramedic, Adele Speed from SCAS. The school has 30 CPR kits supplied by the British Heart Foundation which enables CPR life saving skills to be taught to a class of students in less than an hour. Students were also reminded that the school defibrillator (located in the sports hall lobby) is also available for emergency situations and they were shown how to use it. Students left the session feeling confident about dealing with an emergency cardiac arrest.
The British Heart Foundation website contains lots of useful information, not just about life saving skills but about staying healthy and looking after the heart. All the training that was carried out by the students is available here.
There is also a useful app called ‘Save a Life’ available for download.
Hampshire Book Awards - Mrs Holmes
On Wednesday I took our Hampshire Book Award judges to meet the winning author Paula Rawsthorne. Paula spoke to them about her motivations for writing her winning novel "Shell" which is a loose modern-day retelling of Frankenstein and raises some challenging ethical issues. These dedicated students had the unenviable task of reading 6 demanding novels before voting for their winning title. They were inspired to meet Paula, and asked some probing questions about the novel. As always I was very proud to recognise the achievements of our keen readers. All students came away with a signed copy of the book as reward for their participation.
Sports News - Mr Gibson
On the 1st birthday of our fantastic 3G pitch the Year 8 Football team had the pressure of getting a result against a good Costello team. The game started and from the word go it was the Vyne that dominated possession and the quality in the game. Before long the Vyne were 3-0 up and looking comfortable with goals from Lewis S, Luca R and Renaldo N. It was more of the same in the second half with further goals from Tyrone F (2), Lewis S, Rinchen S and Renaldo N. Two consolation goals made the scoreline more respectable but it was the Vyne’s quality that won the day. Comfortable in possession and hard working out of possession. The perfect combination. Brilliant win boys!
School Calendar information can be found at the end of this eNews and please open the link for "Dates to Remember" for 2019/20.
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