ALL SAINTS CE SCHOOL, WEYMOUTH
Newsletter 69 - 2008/2009 February 2009
Cross Country All Saints took a small squad to the Dorset Schools Cross-Country Championships and came home Boys Football with a county champion in Ben The year 9 boys 5 a-side football team reached Westhenry and a runner-up in the area schools final. They played superbly and ndBethan Whittall. overall. finished a creditable 2Joseph Heffell was the first to compete for All Saints at King’s Park, Bournemouth in the minor boys’ (Year 7) race among a strong field of nearly GENERATION GREEN
100 competitors. Despite being held back by cramp and a stitch, Heffell still managed to finish If you obtain your gas the course in only his second cross-country race. from British Gas you Although an experienced biathlete, Bethan had can complete an limited experience in cross-country but started online energy audit strongly and positioned herself well. She held on which will help you reduce your to her second place throughout the race and bill. It will also enable you to donate points sprinted home to avoid disappointment. (leaves) to All Saints through the Generation Unfortunately, though, due to age restrictions she Green Scheme. These can then be converted to is unable to compete at the All England Schools such items as bicycle racks or even a wind competition. However, she has qualified to turbine! compete in the National Biathlon Championships. If you are able to help in this way we would be We wish her good luck! very grateful. In the junior boys’ category (Years 8 and 9), Charlie Clarke-Williams made the journey to Mrs V Cole Bournemouth but had to pull out at the last minute because of illness. PLEA Team-mate Ben Westhenry came first in the intermediate boys’ event, after a sprint finish. Please could I ask parents for old Ben will now be participating in the South West hoodies or fleece blankets that are not and All England Cross County Championships needed anymore. Also any old wool would be held at Taunton and Leicestershire, respectively. great. Thanks.
Girls Netball Mrs F Raynes
The year 10 girls played in the West
Dorset schools area netball SCHOOL GOVERNOR
competition this week. They played
a number of other schools in very If you are interested in helping children’s
cold and windy conditions and education, and can volunteer some of your time, rdfinished 3you could become a school governor. You need overall. Well done.
no formal qualifications, but enthusiasm, team I look forward to going back as I now meet up skills and commitment are important. For further with old friends. information or to discuss becoming a governor contact Mrs Alison Lodge, Clerk to the Governors Mr B Smith via the school office. Head of Art
DUKE OF EDINBURGH BRONZE GROUP SAILING TO SIERRA LEONE…
Saturday morning was Thank you to everyone who brought books for the
bitterly cold, just right for the Sierra Leone Appeal. Over 100 books have been
Bronze group to put the taken to Dorchester Library for collection where
knowledge gained from Mr they will be sent to Sierra Leone to build up
Hockings navigation school and public libraries. The country is getting
sessions into practice. We back on its feet after nearly twenty years of started from Hardy’s Monument, following appalling civil war. You will have made a bearings to locate check points; it soon became difference to the life chances of the people there. clear that Mr Hocking had done a great job. All five groups did very well, and returned to their BATTLING THROUGH THE FLOODS….
parents (even though there were several requests to lose some and return them when they are 25!) ….Bishop Stephen arrived to lead our second We constantly thank Mrs Burley, Mr & Mrs Why confirmation service in the hall of All Saints and the long suffering Mr Dobbie for their support. School. This year, there were 4 baptism stThe next outing is on the 21 March where we will candidates and 26 candidates for confirmation. be walking from Abbotsbury to East Fleet and They came from All Saints School, All Saints cooking our own lunch. Church, St Nicholas’, Broadwey and St Andrew’s,
Preston. Altogether, 13 members of All Saints Mrs J Dobbie School, staff and pupils, were confirmed in a PS If anyone has an electric burner Mrs Dobbie service that was full of joy, music and the Holy thcould borrow for 24 February it would be much Spirit. ?118 was raised in the retiring collection. appreciated. This will go to support the 2 students that All
Saints sponsor in Juba Secondary School in the BIMBILLA SCHOOL VISIT Sudan.
Special thanks must go to Mrs McGrady and thOn February 13daughter Vicky for baking non-stop over the three
weekend – the refreshments and the special cake teachers, Brian Smith,
were much appreciated. The team of staff and Gary Anderson and Simon
pupils who prepared the candidates and Rich will be travelling to
organised the service should also be thanked : Mr Bimbilla, Ghana for a total of 10 days. Once
there they will sample the local culture, meet the Roberts, Mrs Dymott, Mrs Hicks, Miss Keeping
and the choir, Alex Gleed ( 8B), Finlay Greenman villagers and eat with local families.
Their main intention, however, is to develop the (10G) and Laura Blues (9B).
Candidates from All Saints School who were partnership between Bimbilla Secondary School
confirmed are Faye Allison, Mr Bennett, Mr and the school here at All Saints. They will be
Broadway, Mrs Clarke, Mrs Fryer, Mrs West, building on the work done in previous visits and
Alice Glanville, David Jewell, Adam Kepple, trying to teach PE, History & Geography to
Barnaby Lantree, Rachel Newman, Emma Powell classes of approximately 90 pupils. It is also
and Sophie Thornton. hoped that they will join in with some local
Confirmation classes will begin again in the dancing. This should be interesting for Gary
Anderson as his hip replacement may click to the Autumn term. If anyone wants to know what rhythm of the music. confirmation is all about and what it means,
please see Mrs. Port The experience and knowledge gained will it is
hoped, greatly enhance many curriculum ideas
and add to the learning of both school
SUMMER CHARITY BALL communities.
There will, I am sure, be tales to tell. As a
As mentioned in previous previous visitor to Bimbilla I am confident that we
newsletters All Saints, along with will again be able to bear witness to the warmth,
Wyke Junior School, is hosting a friendliness and charm that is bestowed upon us.
Ball to raise funds for the ongoing link with Sri Lanka schools. For more details see back page.
Mr A Heath
THE DIPLOMA ROADSHOW KEY DATES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE
SPRING TERM Seventy yr 9 pupils attended the Diploma Roadshow in Weymouth recently. The event is a A reminder that we have a staff th nationwide initiative to give pupils an insight into February training day on Friday, 13what is involved in studying for a diploma. Most of those that took part in the roadshow said that it February was a very worthwhile experience and that they Mon 16 Half Term this week had a much clearer picture of what diplomas are Mon 23 Pupils return after Half Term about. Wed 25 Progress Reports home The Diploma is a new qualification for 14-19 year Thur 26 7.00 Yr 9 Upper School Courses olds. It is set to become one of the three main Evening learning choices alongside GCSEs/A Levels and Apprenticeships; it provides a recognized and March respected route into further and higher education Tues 3 Yr 10 Maths Module retakes am or direct employment. Wed 4 Yr 10 Science Board Tests The Diploma offers a mix of theoretical and Mon 16 7.00 Spring Music Concert practical learning, so it will appeal to a broad Mon 16 Yr 11 GCSE German Orals this spectrum of students with differing abilities and week aspirations. They will all benefit from a course Thur 19 Yr 11 Reports home that enables them to develop a range of hands on Mon 23 Yr 11 GCSE Spanish Orals this and intellectual skills, in a broad work-related week subject context. Fri 27 Yr 11 GCSE French Orals We look forward to seeing some of our pupils Mon 30 Yr 11 Parents Evening by having a positive and successful experience recommendation studying these new and exciting courses. Tues 31 Yr 11 GCSE French Orals
Mr S Gibson April
Wed 1 Yr 8 Reports home
Fri 3 2.30 End of Term thDEAR CONCERNED PARENT of 28 January 2009. Thank-you for your communication, perhaps you would like to contact me for a full follow up? Mr T Balmforth Headteacher
We invite you to join us for a
to raise money for the Sri Lanka Appeal
To be held on
thSaturday June 13 2009
at All Saints School
Tickets at ?25
to include bucks fizz upon arrival at 7.30pm,
a full buffet supper with 2 bottles of quality wine per table,
music from a live band and DJ Until 1am.
Available from Wyke Regis Junior School and All Saints School -
please leave the following slip at the office for the attention of Nicki Heath at Wyke
or for the attention of Andy Heath at All Saints
Tables of 8 may be reserved.
Dress - Black Tie.
Please call Connie on 839089 for more information.
thSri Lanka Appeal Summer Ball – Saturday 13 June 2009
Number of Tickets ………at ?25 each Money Enclosed ?……
Do you wish to reserve a table?..........
Your tickets will be delivered to your home – please allow at least 7 days