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|Welcome to the Sydenham School weekly e-newsletter: Edition 161
we have listened to what parents have said about what they want from the newsletter and made some changes….
Message from the Head
Well we are in the second week of our newly refurbished Edwardian buildings and they really are still looking fab! The girls are really enjoying them which is the most important thing. I particularly enjoyed it on Wednesday evening when we had our Year 7 Parents’ Evening, watching parents and students wandering through the new rather grand entrance to the school and seeing the buildings first-hand and close up; thank you to Ms Garrick and Ms Emanuel for a very successful Year 7 Parents’ Evening and our, as ever, hardworking Premises staff.
Other exciting news this week is that The Year 8 Sydenham School Team won the University Challenge at Salter's Festival of Chemistry on Tuesday The winning team were: Ella Soni- 8Y, Orianna Robos-Murray 8Y, Maria Pachan 8M, Irene Dam 8M. And if that wasn’t good enough, Ms Vickers informs me that this is the second year in a row that Sydenham have won – spectacular! Well done!
Things are getting pretty intense for Year 11 students right now with their GCSE English Language examination coming up on the 3rd May – keep Year 11 in your thoughts and we wish them well with their revision and GCSE preparation.
I wish everyone a peaceful and happy weekend.
Educational Outcomes award
We are delighted to have been nationally recognised for our exceptional 2015 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT). Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT has shown that Sydenham is in the top 20% nationally for progress made by pupils between their key stage 2 results at primary school and their key stage 4 results.
|Salters Festival of Chemistry|
The Salters Festival of Chemistry was another success for the second year running.
Worked together to complete a range of analysis techniques to solve problems given.
Congratulations to these young ladies on a successful day.
Football Match vs Bonus Pastor
Last Wednesday Sydenham School played their first friendly football matches against Bonus Pastor. We put out a KS3 and KS4 team to play 7 a-side in the sports hall.
We still need more footballers so if you’re interested come along on a Wednesday after school.
Debate Mate Cup Competition
Sydenham had three teams in the competition and the Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 girls that had participated were ready to debate on any given topic and having only been had 10 minutes on each occasion to prepare on each topic, the girls performed amazingly well. There were 3 rounds and the three teams Sydenham A, B and C had all won two out of three rounds each.
All the girls confidently showcased their talent and enthusiasm, whilst debating topical issues. In their feedback the judges praised the Sydenham School girls for their use of effective rebuttal and point of information to press their arguments, despite having (on a couple of rounds) the less popular viewpoint to advance on highly emotive topics.
Go Sydenham School!
Leavers Yearbook & Ceremony
Update on early dismissal
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