Mother’s Day Shop Tuesday 26th March

PFPA will be once again holding our wonderful Mother’s Day Shop on Tuesday the 26th of March. This will be open from 9.00 – 12.00 and is for pupils to be able to purchase gifts as a “thank you” for their mum or carer.

For students who wish to go to the Mother’s Day shop we are asking that they bring a maximum of £4 into school on Tuesday 26th March.

Boccia and Kurling Comp:

On Wednesday 13th March 2019, the Secondary Boccia and Kurling Teams were involved in the Birmingham School Games Finals and Lords Taverners West Midlands Regional Finals at Nechells Wellbeing Centre.

In the School Games Competition for boccia and kulring the team came up against Bordesley Green, Victoria and Hall Green winning 1 and losing 2 matches finishing in 3rd place overall in both the boccia and the kurling.

In the Lords Taverners Competition the team came up against Chadsgrove, Timberley and Victoria winning 2 and losing 1 finishing top of their group and qualifying for semi finals where they took on Chadsgrove again for a place in the final, after three ends the game was tied at 2-2 and the games was to be decided by one ball from each team with Wilson Stuart winning by millimeters to go through the final against Hall Green where they lost by one point to finish runners up for this year.

Wilson Stuart’s World Book Day

On Wednesday 6th March we hosted an amazing performance of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ as part of our World Book Day celebrations. The audience were taken on a journey along the yellow brick road into the land of Oz: we were treated to a colourful and interactive show, which included lots of songs the children recognised. It was brilliant to see lots of the staff and children dressed up as characters from the show or as their favourite literary charcters.

Alongside the performance some of our classes also had the opportunity to work with a drama practitioner from the OpenRep partnership for a non verbal/physical drama session themed around ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and were also treated to a sensory story of this literary classic.

We had a great day and are already planning for World Book Day next year 2020!

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Momo Challenge

As some of you already know there is a new risk with regards to Online Safety called the ‘Momo Challenge’, this is a very serious situation. Below there is a poster which informs you what the Momo challenge is and top tips for Parents. I recommend you review this poster, as this will help you all understand what it is and what to look for, this new challenge really does highlight the importance of only allowing children to have a social media account from the legal age of 13 and playing age appropriate games. 

Regards Mr Perrens – Head of IT & Computing, Access & Online Safety

POST 16 AND POST 19 TRANSITION SUPPORT!

Is your son or daughter in one of the following classes?

  • 5.1
  • 5.2
  • 5.3
  • 5.4
  • 4.1
  • 4.2
  • 4.3

If so then you will know that it is their PARENTS’ EVENING ON WEDNESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY.

This is a valuable opportunity for you to discuss their progress and this year we will also be offering TRANSITION SUPPORT.

Liz Dean, Interim Deputy Head of Secondary and Head of 6th Form, will be based in the Secondary ICT Suite to answer any questions you have about what your son or daughter may wish to do at the end of Year 11 or Year 14. You can also use the computers to research the range of provision and courses that may be available and/or of interest to you.

We look forward to welcoming you on the 27th – if you haven’t booked your appointments yet then please do so as soon as possible!

Chocolate Heart Valentines

A great big thank you to all parents, staff and pupils for purchasing the chocolate hearts. 5.3 students and support staff worked tremendously hard to make this mini enterprise venture successful. I am extremely proud of the team work that raised £245 towards school enrichment and enabled the students to gain valuable work experience. We would appreciate your comments in evaluating this project.

The students in 5.3 would appreciate any feedback regarding their mini enterprise venture. Click here to download the form, fill it in and send it back to school.

Once again, Thank you for your continued support

Kate Newcombe & 5.3 Pupils

Carolyn buying chocolate from Arafa