Friday 28th February 2020
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
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.
Year Group News
Mrs Gibson’s top tips for GCSE Success: Tip 14
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
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
Important dates : Core Subject Mock Exams Wk 2
School Calendar & Forthcoming Events