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|Welcome to the Sydenham School weekly e-newsletter: Edition 179
Message from the Headteacher
I do hope that this half term has been a particularly positive one, during which you and your daughter/son feel that all has gone well. I know that a large number of students have taken advantage of the many extra-curricular activities on offer and these clubs often support students in developing their confidence and social skills. I would like to thank all of the families who attended the first Parent Forum of this academic year on Thursday 20th October for taking the time to attend. It was a very well attended event and one which underscored our belief that working in active partnership with families is very important. The school was able to get some useful feedback from families and will use this feedback to strengthen our reporting and communication systems.
Earlier on this week every student was able to vote for the next Lewisham ‘Young Mayor’. A central team from Lewisham came to the school and sited 3 polling stations in several locations including the Library. The students behaved impeccably and were thoughtful in where they placed their cross in this secret ballot! It was a real pleasure to see democracy in action and for there to be an in-school experience mirroring world events including the soon to be staged American Presidential Election between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump.
A reminder that the week beginning 24th October is half term. Please can you make sure that any necessary items of school uniform are correctly purchased during that week. The clocks go back one hour nationally on the 30th of October so when we return to school on Monday 31st October it will be becoming rather dark at the end of the school day. School starts at normal school time and all students should arrive to school in good time by 8.40am at the latest.
I wish you a restful half term.
Parent Governor Elections
Following the expiry of the term of office of 3 Parent Governors, elections will take place shortly.
We very much hope that you feel interested enough either to put yourself or somebody else forward for nomination.
|Young Mayor election 2016|
All students at Sydenham School took part in the election for the Young Mayor of Lewisham on Wednesday 19th October 2016. The Young Mayor provides a focus and a channel for young people’s views to be heard by decision makers. The Young Mayor is supported by young advisers and a Young Citizens' Panel and they have access to the full range of young people’s forums, networks and School Councils.
This year, another Year 11 student, Gabby Mullings Ogunmefun, is running for the position of Young Mayor. We also have our first ever Year 10 student running, Angela Alagbe. The results will be announced on the evening on Thursday 20th October, and we would like to wish both Angela and Gabby the very best of luck.
The school would also like to commend the outstanding behaviour of all students while taking part in the election this year, well done everyone. A special mention goes to all students in Year 7 and Year 11, who had to use only one polling station instead of three because some electoral officers were delayed due to Lewisham traffic! The students showed excellent levels of cooperation and behaviour ensuring that the process went smoothly.
Written by: Ms Marta Pacini
|Under 12 Football|
Whilst the end result was 3-0 to Bromley, the Sydenham team played very well for their first competetive football match. Well done everyone.
Elodie 7H, Melissa 7H, Veronica 7M, Kitty 7H, Angharad 7N, Tianna 7D, Cavell l 7M, Mya 7H, Maja 7Y, Amber 7H, Imogen 7E, Aisha 7M
Please come along for a pre-Christmas drink with the Sydenham PTA. This is a great chance to meet up, talk together and have fun before the festive rush. We are meeting at the Bricklayers Arms (opposite the school) from 7.30 pm on Friday 9th December. Everyone is welcome.
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