Friday 28th February 2020

Good Afternoon,

Thank you to a long serving member of staff

After a long service to the Vyne of 23 years Mr. Light has taken the decision to pursue other career options. He is of course very sad to leave the school that he has invested so much of his career in but is excited about future opportunities. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Light for his long service to the school, the staff, students and parents and the wider community who he has given so generously to in his time at The Vyne.

I know that everyone will join me in wishing him every success in all he does in the future.

Year 10s Led Assembly 

Assemblies this week have been taken by the Year 10 GCSE Performing Arts group, they have been sharing a performance piece inspired by the musical “Everyone’s Talking About Jamie”, this has then led into a wider discussion about identity and the core values of our community of acceptance and kindness. The LGBTQ+ community is valued within our school and it was a valuable message the students shared with our students this week.

Ski Trip - Coronavirus

We continue to monitor the latest advice and guidance on travel to Austria and we will update you if the advice changes and this impacts on the plans for the ski trip at Easter.

Safer North Hampshire is the umbrella heading for community safety teams from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Hart District Council and Rushmoor Borough Council, in Hampshire, who have joined forces to better tackle crime and antisocial behaviour.

Safer North Hampshire has an antisocial behaviour team, who work with partnership agencies to reduce lower level offending behaviour, which can affect quality of life and fear of crime, and a projects team, who help run various crime reduction initiatives throughout the areas, as well as providing drug and alcohol education in local schools.

The latest newsletter can be found here Safer North Hampshire

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Pearce

Headteacher

Antarctica Day - Mrs Daish

In celebration of Antarctica Day, on December 1st, our KS3 students participated in the Antarctic flags programme through the British Antarctic Survey (www.bas.ac.uk).  Students designed flags as a symbol of international cooperation for the protection and conservation of Antarctica, and these flags were delivered to Antarctica by scientists working for the BAS.

The photographs below show flags designed by The Vyne students, photographed by Ecophysiologist Simon Morely and Antarctic scientist Jackson Chu.  Flags were pictured with Adelie penguins, Elephant seals, and with Weddell seals around Rothera. Rothera Research Station, the largest British Antarctic facility, is a centre for biological research and a hub for supporting deep-field and air operations. It is situated on Adelaide Island to the west of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Antarctica is the largest and most pristine wilderness on Earth and we are pleased that our students have the opportunity to help raise awareness of the fragility and wonder of this frozen environment.

Bikeability Level 3 - Mrs Edwards                            

On Friday five students successfully completed Bikeability level 3 training.  

The session started with a group discussion about the pros and cons of route planning taking into account; timing, weather conditions, shortcuts, road closures, speed limits and so on.  The wet and windy conditions weren’t kind but the cyclists were able to complete their chosen route successfully.  After warming up with a cup of hot chocolate, Gracie B, Ella B, Charlotte F, Ronnie T and Hannah W all received their certificates and they are now confident to cycle in diverse road environments, including complex, busy roads and junctions.  All of them agreed that the training will help them stay safe when cycling.

We intend to offer more Bikeability training in the new academic year.

Community News - Mrs Edwards

We have new Zumba classes starting 16th March with Gisella.  Mondays at 7:15pm and Thursdays at 6:45pm.  Zumba is the ultimate dance fitness party, a chance to get fit and have fun!

Registration for the new Man V Fat football/weight loss sessions is on Tuesday 3rd March.  For further information visit www.manvfatfootball.org

Our full list of regular activities can be found on the Community pages of the school website here   

School Calendar information can be found at the end of this eNews and please open the link for  "Dates to Remember" for 2019/20.

Dates to Remember 2019/20

Year Group News

Year 7 - Mr Morey

We had some excellent performances in football this week.  Well done to our Yr 7B football team who convincingly beat Cranbourne 10-0 and Sherfield 11-3 and our Yr 7A team who beat Sherfield 11-4.

Year 8 - Mr Duffy

This week I have been delighted to hear of the achievements of the year 8 girls who attended the district trampolining competition, winning the year 8 team competition. All of the girls did fantastically well and I am very proud of them. I have also enjoyed hearing that students in the year group consistently make choices to be kind to others, in particular Jamie in Mrs Gibson's Science class.

Year 9 - Ms Cunio

Our year 9 students have their Choices Evening on Thursday 5th March from 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm.

They have already had an assembly and a citizenship lesson devoted to the Option Form.   On Tuesday 17th March students will be given an individual appointment time to come in with their parents to talk to us about what options they want to do, and receive impartial advice about the differing pathways they could follow.

It is really important to say, and for the students to understand, that they have a lot of time to make their choices and that we will do everything possible to enable them to be happy with the choices they have made. They have the best chance of succeeding in the courses that they choose.  Whilst this is an exciting time for year nine students they should not worry about it or think they are going to get it wrong. They won't!

Our trampoline team did very well at the district competition before half term, so congratulations are in order.

Year 10 - Ms Guzzi

Year 10s have been preparing for their interviews next week and working hard on creating their CVs. I have seen some brilliant and very professional CVs and hope to see the same level of greatness on Wednesday when they come in to school in their business clothes ready to impress our interviewers. Today students have been told their interview slot and that they need to come to the canteen 10 minutes beforehand to prepare themselves. Hopefully they have been practicing their handshake!

Year 11 - Mr Peebles

Yr 11 Revised Core Subject Mock Exam timetable is detailed below.  Exams commence week beginning 9th March.  Some revisions have been made to week one of the previously published timetable.

Mrs Gibson’s top tips for GCSE Success: Tip 14

Sleep                                                                         

Quality sleep is essential for growth and development and that your child needs between 8-10 hours sleep every night. Teen’s body clocks naturally shift to make them feel tired later in the evening, but early school starts do not enable them to sleep in the mornings. Chronic sleep deprivation can have a huge effect on a teenager’s life and mental wellbeing.  

Further research shows that there is a link between getting enough sleep, sleep awareness and student performance. Numerous studies have shown that not getting enough sleep can negatively affect school performance and impair cognitive function.

Help your child establish a good sleep routine. Encourage them to limit screen time before bed and to read a book or magazine instead.  

Try to get your child to go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning – even on a weekend. A consistent sleepwake cycle is really important for them to function well. Know the signs of sleep deprivation and work with your child to find a routine that works for them.  

 

Post 16 Information

Imminent local events will be highlighted but further information on college open days can be found here

Eastleigh College

Thursday March 19th 2020 -5-7pm

Farnborough College of Technology

Wednesday 4 March 2020 - 4.00-7.30pm (Aldershot College Site)

Sparsholt

Saturday 7 March 2020, 10am – 2pm

Important dates: PE NCFE Exam

Wednesday 11th March this is an external exam, NOT a mock and therefore must be sat by all NCFE PE students.

Important dates : Core Subject Mock Exams  Wk 1

Monday 9th March

P1 & P2 Science paper 1 -   1hr 15mins

Tuesday 10th March

P1 & P2 English Lit paper 1   - 2hrs

P5 & P6 Maths paper 1 - 1hr 30 mins

Wednesday 11th March

NCFE PE (Actual Exam)

Thursday 12th March

P3 & P4 English Lit paper 2 - 2hrs 30mins

Friday 13th March

P1 & P2 English Lang 1   - 1hr 45 mins

Important dates : Core Subject Mock Exams Wk 2

Monday 16th March

P1 & P2 Maths paper 2  -   1hr 30mins

Tuesday 17th March

P1 & P2 Science paper 2    - 1hr 15 mins

Wednesday 18th March

P1 & P2 English Lang paper 2   - 2hrs

Thursday 19th March

P3 & P4  Maths paper 3   -  1hr 30 mins

Friday 20th March

P1 & P2 Science paper 3   - 1hr 15 mins

School Calendar & Forthcoming Events

Monday 2nd March - Friday 6th March

National Careers Week

Subject Guest speakers

Wednesday 4th March 2020

Year 10 Mock Interviews

Thursday 5th March 2020

Year 9 Choices Evening 18:00 - 20:00

Wednesday 11th March 2020

House of Parliament Trip

Tuesday 17th March 2020

Year 9 Options interviews

Thursday 26th March 2020

GCSE Geography Revision 08:30 -17:30

Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd April

Yr 9 Teenage booster immunisations

Friday 3rd April 2020

Last day of term

Ski trip departs