Could parents please be aware that next year all students must have the following equipment daily:
Pen x 2
Pencil x 2
Protractor and Compass
Equipment will be checked daily in Maths lessons and detentions will be set for missing equipment.
The Maths Department
The Geography department are running a summer competition to find the best Geography selfies. There will be a prize for the best selfie in each year group and also one for the staff - entries will be judged in September. All entries will need to be submitted through Twitter #SpringfieldSelfie17 and the closing date will be 31st August 2017.
We look forward to seeing your entries!
Mrs Whitelock, Head of Geography
A reminder for all Year 10 pupils who have been part of The Girls' Network mentoring scheme this year: Your end of year celebration event is this Thursday 20th July (5.30pm - 8.30pm) at Portsmouth University. Please see your invitation letter or get in touch with Mr Williams or Mrs Latif if you need more detail.
To all Year 9 parents/carers
Your child has been issued with a letter regarding a Maths homework textbook that is going to be issued to them at the start of Year 10. Please can you return the reply slips by 20th July 2017. For an electronic version of the letter please follow this link https://goo.gl/2vgm2K
The Maths Department
We were delighted to host the Year 7, 8 and 9 Celebration of Achievement Assemblies this week. The assemblies were a celebration of how well pupils have progressed, contributed and excelled over the last year. Each assembly started with a great pupil musical performance and included special awards for outstanding progress, the pupils and tutor group who received the most rewards post cards and contributions to school and community life. Congratulations to all the pupils who won awards and also to the pupils who were nominated!
If your child would like extra-curricular music tuition next year, please email or send in a note to Mrs Latif with details of your child's name, instrument and standard if possible. Lessons take place after school hours for voice, keyboard/piano, violin, woodwind, guitar, drumkit and brass. The cost of the lessons will be £38 per term, and a waiting list will be in place where demand is high. Pupils receiving tuition already will be allocated lessons for September automatically. Many thanks.
Mrs Latif, Head of Music
Year 11 leaver Sofia Bruni along with assistance from fellow leavers Thonkhaw Sriperm and Esther Le Comte organised a staff cake competition which was held at lunchtime today in our TCC. Staff paid £1 to enter the competition and bake a cake or cupcake/traybake selection. Sofia is raising funds to create a mural celebrating diversity and equality which will be situated outside the school library. Staff baked a great selection of cakes which were sold off at the end of the competition. Ms Spivey and Mr Wharton judged the cakes and announced the three winning entries (pictured below). Well done to Sofia for a very successful event.
It was perfect weather this year for our annual Sports Day. Tutor groups have been working hard over the last week preparing flags and torches with the 'Ceremonial Counties' theme. Pupils paraded onto the school field to some fantastic tunes provided by Music pupils. Field events took place over the past weeks and today we focused on the track races. Well done to all the medal winners. A huge congratulations to Lauren Jervis, 9E, who won the Sports Day trophy for a great overall performance.
Calling all parents/carers (in particular Year 6) Please be aware that as the swimming pool is now closed pupils are not required to have a swimming costume/swim shorts or cap as part of their PE kit.
Ms Spivey, Headteacher
Year 7 have enjoyed a day focusing on safety today. Pupils were engaged throughout the day in sessions run by RNLI, St John Ambulance, Springfield pupils, British Transport Police in association with South West Trains and Mrs Mandrill. Pupils experienced a great array of sessions including learning the recovery position and other First Aid skills led by St John Ambulance as well as CPR thanks to Mrs Mandrill. Year 10 pupil volunteers also presented excellent self-esteem ‘change maker’ sessions. Pupils learned the dangers of the sea thanks to an informative session run by RNLI. It was been a great day full of pupil participation – thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their time today.
A special thank you to all who have contributed to the appeal for items for a new secondary school in rural Zambia. The contributions were collected this afternoon and will reach Zambia in the next 3 months. For more information about the charity please visit www.vinjeruschooltrust.org