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/
For those parents/carers who were not able to attend the Year 10 Information Evening yesterday please find enclosed the powerpoint presentation which will give a summary of what was discussed along with a link to the work experience letter that was also handed out.
Mr Wharton, Deputy Headteacher
Work experience letter - https://goo.gl/M8LN6t
On Saturday 16th September 2017, 26 Year 11 students travelled to the New Forest for the final part of their expedition section. They met with their assessors and set off for the 2 days. After a few navigational errors all groups arrived safely at the finish point on Sunday afternoon to be told they had passed their Bronze expedition. Well done to all involved - if you could complete the other three sections on EDofE we can get your awards finished!
Springfield’s annual Open Evening will be held at 6pm on Thursday 5th October 2017. During the evening visitors will have the opportunity to take a tour of the school campus guided by one of our prefects, this is a great chance to meet students and staff who will be showcasing each subject area. Year 6 pupils/parents/carers can also attend a brief presentation given by Ms Spivey, the Headteacher and some of our students. Our Open Evening is undoubtedly the best way in which to find out more about the opportunities that Springfield has to offer. However, if you are unable to attend on the 5th, the school will be offering three Open Mornings on Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th October. These will run from 10.35am to 11.15am and consist of a tour of the campus with a senior member of staff. Places for the Open Mornings are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis; spaces are now limited to one per family. If you are unable to attend the Open Evening and would like to attend an Open Morning, please telephone Alison Norum at the school to reserve a place as soon as possible.
As reported at the end of the summer term, the Geography department held a selfie summer competition. Pupils and staff were asked to take a picture of themselves with some geography! We had lots of entries but we are delighted to announce the winners of the geography selfie summer competition are:
-Oliver Wells, 10R and Harriet Wells, 8R (pictured with their brother 2017 leaver Lewis Wells)
-Eleanor Duffy, 8E (thank you to Patrick Duffy, 11N for submitting),
-Faith Williams 8R with Niamh Foley 8N
The staff winners are team Kenya.
All the submitted entries will be on display in my classroom in a few weeks time. Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to our winners!
Mrs Whitelock, Head of Geography
Well done to Year 11 GCSE Photography pupil Oliver Sanger, 11D who produced this great video footage. Oliver produced the video based on the theme 'Landscape and Environment'. Pupils were asked to go on a walk and document the route with a series of images. Oliver decided to make a video and used his drone and GoPro to film the footage.
Mrs Millington, Teacher of Photography
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service worked with our Year 8 PDL groups today and covered issues such as fire safety, arson and evacuation procedures as part of staying safe in the community. As you can see the pupils got really wrapped up in it! Thank you to Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service for taking the time to visit.
Mr Lomas, Head of Enterprise and PDL