We were delighted to received photos from African Adventures recently showing how our Christmas non-uniform day donation was gratefully received by Mama Kerry School during their Christmas party.
Five Springfield pupils attended the Anti Bullying Conference, a huge event that took place at Portsmouth Guildhall on Tuesday 30th January. It was the first event of its kind to take place in the country, including a large selection of primary and secondary schools from the Portsmouth area. The session involved identifying types, causes and effects of bullying and sharing ideas as to how these could be tackled by their respective schools. There were also talks from several speakers from various areas of expertise including a representative of the Diana award and Portsmouth City Council. The pupils involved will now take the ideas they have learnt or developed to the Inclusion Committee, a branch of the Student Council, with a view to implementing them across the school.
The pupils involved and pictured below were Katie Binny 8L, Liam Edwards 9D, Caitlin Shipp 9S, Harry Stoneman 10S and Rachel Shepherd 10D
Calling all Year 11 pupils, there are revision workshops running this half term holiday (please see the grid below). All pupils are welcome to attend any of the subject workshops (with the exception of Maths) but some specific pupils (who will be notified in writing) will be required to attend certain workshops. Many thanks. This workshop grid will also be available under the links section on our 'EXAMINATIONS' page on the school website. Please select the 'LEARNING' tab and then select 'EXAMINATIONS'.
Springfield Geographers please note that Geography revision guides are available from Mrs Whitelock in B24 for £3.25. It is advised that all year 10 and 11 GCSE Geographers should have one.
The Geography Department
On 16th January 2018 some of our Year 9 and Year 11 pupils participated in the Portsmouth Schools' Table Tennis Individual Competition. Well done to Ollie Dawson (11L) who made it all the way to the final in what was our first competition for 10 years playing against some strong county players!
Mr Snook, Head of P.E.
Many thanks to those of you who were in attendance at last night's Year 9 Parent Information Evening. We hope you found the evening informative and that you now feel confident in preparing, aiding and supporting your child through their GCSE subjects, particularly for English and mathematics. As promised, the presentation is accessible here in order to revisit and recapture this important information with your child. I have also added some helpful hints and tips for parents regarding E-Safety, that were discussed by myself, these tips may prove valuable as we all move through advanced digital times.
Many thanks for your ongoing support, and we look forward to seeing you all again on Wednesday 21st March for the Year 9 Subject Parents' Evening.
Mrs Goldsmith, Head of Achievement for Year 9
For the attention of Year 11 parents/carers and pupils. All pupils will be given an individualised break down of their Maths mock results. There will be a cover sheet with an overall summery of performance with each paper being broken down question by question and RAGed. Please find some examples attached.
The Maths Department
We were delighted to see so many Springfield leavers win awards at the Portsmouth College Awards Evening on 21st December 2017. Congratulations to Callum Barnden, Benjamin Wilkins, Holly Whiteaway, Theo Stevens, Matthew Young and James Stilwell who won curriculum awards, Jenny Dallas who won an apprenticeship award and to Emily Barnes, Jenny Carter-Smith, Jon Butler-Keating and Sasha Poole who won the Principal's Award for consistent dedication, enthusiasm and overall contribution to college life. Well done to you all!
We were delighted to receive this delightful email from a local residential care home during the holidays regarding the Elderly Neighbours' Party:
We just wanted to thank you and the School for a wonderful afternoon of entertainment and fun. Our residents loved it and we won loads of prizes! All of the students were very attentive and polite and made us feel welcome. The girls that sat with us were chatty and made sure we all had tea and coffee. We all loved the singalong at the end! Once again, you were so generous and all the students are a credit to the school.
Year 7 Geography students were tasked with researching the place they think is the best in Britain. They had a choice of how to present their findings and we received lots of great pieces of work ranging from posters and PowerPoint presentations to cakes and well-built models (some of which are pictured below).
Mrs Whitelock, Head of Geography
We were proud the hear that Taylor Davies (11F) completed a heroic act on 19th December. Taylor found his brother choking on some crackers and unable to breathe, he proceeded to performed the Heimlich maneuver on his brother which dislodged the blockage and probably saved his life! Taylor learned how to perform this maneuver at school during personal development learning lessons and Focus Days. This shows how learning some simple first aid skills really is invaluable. Well done to Taylor.