|Latest Letters Home I||Sydenham Website I||SIMS I||My Maths I||Sam Learning|
|Follow us on:|
|Welcome to the Sydenham School weekly e-newsletter: Edition 143
we have listened to what parents have said about what they want from the newsletter and made some changes….
Message from the Head
A very busy week at Sydenham School with the first of the Gold Standard assemblies happening for the year. In this photo Year 7 were in their assembly receiving their Gold Standard awards. Well done to Mr Guest for leading on this; the Gold Star badges look great and girls should be proud to wear them.
I had a difficult situation this week when Year 8 Sydenham Girls played Bonus Pastor Girls at Netball. I decided to take the middle ground and cheer any students that showed good skills. The score was 5-4 to Bonus Pastor so very evenly matched teams.
We also had the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award evening run by Ms Molligoda - a great evening and we had the 6th Form Open Evening on Thursday Evening run by Mrs Pooley and Ms Belger - well done to all I am sure that our 6th Form will be hugely oversubscribed again next year.
Year 7 Residential Trip- Survival!
The Survival Challenge
|Can you still fly... if you can't walk?|
Book Trust disability consultant Alex Strick talks to Jacqueline Wilson about the portrayal of disability in books and Katy, her recent reimagining of the children's classic.
Can you still fly... if you can't walk? Jaqueline Wilson on her new book, Katy:
Maths Residential Programme Continued...
Following on from the residential in October the selected Year 11s were back in school on Saturday morning revising hard for their Maths GCSE with their peer mentors. The girls revised key topics that appear regularly on the exam and developed in confidence in these areas. Constant revision of topics helps students to consolidate their understanding with girls on Saturday exclaiming "I actually get this now". They will be back in school in 2 weeks time for another intensive revision session.
|The Netball game: Bonus Pastor vs Sydenham Girls|
Bronze DofE Presentation Evening
On Monday night the 24 year 11 pupils completed their bronze DofE award by doing a short presentation of their experiences of DofE. Leanne Chapman the operations manager for London DofE came to award the certificates. It was a fantastic evening and the pupils should be extremely proud of their achievements. This is something that will look fantastic on their CV's. Well done too
U16 & U14 LSSSA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
The U16's played first. They drew their first game against Addey and Stanhope and won their second against PLS which means they are going through to the next round which is the London Youth Games to represent Lewisham. The girls played fantastically well and did Sydenham proud.
The U14's only had one game to play but they did fantastically well considering they'd never played together as a team before. They won 10-2 against PLS and will also be going through the the next round to represent Lewisham. Special mention to Yasmine for coaching the team.
Internal Exams Timetable
The Year 11 Internal Exams timetable for the weeks beginning 7th and 14th December is now available to download from the school website here https://fluencycontent-schoolwebsite.netdna-ssl.com/FileCluster/Sydenham/Mainfolder/Timetable-DEC-v4.pdf
Dear Parents and Carers,
A student has lost some money in a wallet which is obviously upsetting for everyone in school. Please can I ask parents and carers to remind their daughters that they shouldn’t bring large amounts of money into school and that they need to be vigilant about taking care of their possessions.
We will be reminding students that if they find any lost items they should take them to Lost Property where the Attendance & Welfare Office is.
I would also like to remind Parents and Carers that all payments for trips, visits etc. should be made via the ParentPay system. We do not want students to bring cash or cheques into school when we have a much safer and efficient way for parents to make these payments. Please see the link on the school website for details.
Please reply directly to this email if you would like to unsubscribe to our school newsletters.