We were delighted to welcome Solomon Theatre Company and Actionwork to the school yesterday (12th October), they ran some fun but informative sessions for our Year 10 pupils. This extra focus day was organised in response to feedback from pupils via a recent pupil survey. Challenging subjects were tackled including cyber bullying and building relationships during these engaging sessions. Thank you to Soloman Theatre Company and Actionwork.
The Year 9 rugby team attended a tournament on 6th October 2017 at St Johns College playing fields which was attended by approximately twenty schools from all over Hampshire. The team played eight games in total and won four, drew three and lost one so they can take much confidence from this encouraging performance. The tournament was organised by the RFU and Hampshire Rugby. This provided game time and useful development opportunities against many teams we would not usually have had the opportunity to play against. We would like to thank both organisations for continuing to organise these fixtures. Well done to those students who took part and continue to train with us afterschool on Thursdays. We are also very lucky to have Jake Harfield, an ex student with a significant rugby knowledge, who has returned to volunteer with us on Thursdays to help coach this team.
Stewart Legg, Rugby Coach
Another fantastic result for girls netball at Springfield. The Year 9 Springfield B team came third and the Springfield A team came first, beating all 7 opposing teams on Monday 9th October 2017. Well done Year 9s - keep it up!
For those families whose son/daughter are going on the school ski trip in January and would like an early idea about what items to get ready the suggested clothing and personal effects for the trip are:
Anorak/ski jacket, ski trousers/salopettes, headwear, 2 sports shirts, 2 sweaters, scarf/neck warmer, 3 – 4 ski socks*, ski gloves/mitts* (*these are important, go for quality), underwear for skiing, ski goggles/sunglasses, plasters, sunblock cream, lip salve, evening wear (casual trousers, skirt, shirts, pullover), socks, underwear, nightwear, toiletries (soap, facecloth, toothbrush, toothpaste), hairbrush, stout shoes/boots (not trainers) for walking around the resort.
John Lomas, Head of PDL and Enterprise
Year 11 pupils - please find below revision topic sheets for your Maths Revision.
The foundation sheets are for 11X4, 11X5 and 11Y4 (shown first).
The higher sheet is for 11X1, 11Y1, 11X2, 11Y2, 11X3 and 11Y3.
This is for your assessment on the 17th October.
Miss Hawkins, Teacher of Mathematics
Thank you to all the prospective pupils and families who came along to our annual Open Evening last night. This was a great opportunity for visitors to get a real taste of Springfield. Some of the demonstrations/performances on hand included a cabaret of musical entertainment, indoor sports as well as dancing, cooking, textiles and drama performances. Visitors were able to view the great displays of work and pupil demonstrations in each of our subject departments. Our helpful Prefects and TGAs gave thorough tours of the school showcasing each subject area. Thank you to all the pupils and staff involved you did a fantastic job. More photos will follow next week.
We have kick started the new school year with some super sporting achievements. We have pleasure of listing the achievements below:
YEAR 11 RUGBY
On 5th October 2017 the Springfield team played against St Edmunds at home and should be pleased with their efforts. The result was 63-0 to Springfield which rather understates St Edmunds efforts as they provided a good competition but sadly did not get a score on the board. Mr. Peachment and Stewart Legg have put great effort into training the Year 11 team this season and were very pleased with a superb all round team effort. Belief grew during the game and there was some excellent support play and the game flowed well all round the field. Year 11 travel to Ringwood next week for a cup game and this provides a sound foundation upon which to move towards that game!
YEAR 10/11 NETBALL
The Year 10 and 11 netball tournament was a great success at Milton Cross on 2nd October. The Year 11s won all of their games and the Year 10s won all but one of their games and this was only becuase they were beaten by our Year 11 team! The Year 9 team are playing next week so we look forward to hearing the results when they come in.
UNDER 13s GIRLS' FOOTBALL
On Tuesday 3rd October 2017 the Under 13s girls' football team played the first round of the Hampshire cup at Wyvern and won 4-3! It was close game but they pulled through.
Thank you to all of the pupils for participating in these team events and a big thank you to our coaches for your hard work and dedication.
After school music lessons will recommence for Miss Gray's guitar pupils from Wednesday this week. Pupils will receive a note stating their allocated time/day. Pupils can also go and see Miss Gray in MR2 straight after school on Wednesday to find out.
Mrs Latif, Head of Music
We were pleased to invite Steve Frampton the Principal of Portsmouth College to present at our Year 11 Study Skills evening last week. He is a former Chief Examiner and Ofsted Inspector and gives presentations to large audiences all around Europe. Thank you to all of you who came along and for those who could not please find a link to a copy of the powerpoint below. Many thanks.
Mr Lomas, Head of Enterprise and PDL
We were delighted to receive a letter (shown below) from a local resident praising two Springfield pupils who assisted her recently with her shopping. Commendations to the two pupils to whom she refers. We also received a telephone call from another local resident this week praising one of our pupils (who we later discovered was Eddie Davies, 11E). Whilst cycling past, Eddie noticed a gentleman had fallen over in his garden and stopped to offer his help. His compassion and assistance was greatly appreciated. By offering thoughtful assistance to local residents in need these pupils are a real credit to our school and their families - well done to you all!
As the nights are drawing in we are again asking parents and carers to remind their child/children how to stay safe when using their bicycle, and not to take unnecessary risks that may endanger themselves or others.
We have listed some useful tips below which may be of help:
• stress the need to concentrate and be careful at all times
• buy and encourage your child to wear a bicycle helmet, and something fluorescent/reflective to improve their visibility
• regularly check that your child’s bicycle is in good working order
• ensure that your child’s bicycle has working lights if they are cycling during or after dusk
• encourage your child never to take lifts on the back of a friend’s bicycle
• ask your child never to listen to music or look at their mobile ‘phone while they are cycling
• make sure your child knows that cyclists must obey all traffic signs, traffic light signals etc
We ask that all pupils cycling to school are provided with a bicycle helmet. Cycling is not permitted on the school site and so we ask that cyclists dismount and walk their bicycles to and from the bicycle sheds. Bicycles can be locked in the bicycle racks (sheds) provided, but are left at the owner’s own risk.
Through the Personal Development Learning programme we frequently remind pupils about how to stay safe. This includes guest presenters (e.g. Headspace, PCSOs, Hampshire Fire and Rescue, PCC Road Safety Officers and South Central Ambulance Service) who regularly share their experience and expertise with pupils. Information about the Department for Transport’s ‘bikeability’ scheme can be found via: https://bikeability.org.uk/