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Issue 10 Spring Term 15/03/2017  
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This week in our newsletter

  • Achievements Special!
  • Immunisation Reminder
  • This week's Pick N Mix
  • Fantastic results for Netball!
Achievements all-round!
We've been super busy celebrating our staff and students
Our students and staff are making fantastic contributions to Penryn College and beyond. We strive to always give them the recognition that they deserve and this week is no different!

Since half-term, we have already held a Breaktime Celebration for our highest achievers and an Achievements Evening for achievement points, progress awards as well as special awards from Tutors and Heads of Houses. Pupils have given great performances, won competitions for their literacy - even former headteacher Mrs Hunter has been recognised nationally!

You can find all the details our latest news article. 
 
More Information: Read the Full Article Here

Dates and events

Mar 21st
Spring Concert 7pm
Tickets £2

Mar 22nd
KS2 Cross Country CSG Finals

Mar 23rd
Yr 11 Subject Review
Appointments can be booked online
from 5.00pm 16th March

Mar 24th - Apr 1st
French Exchange - Students visiting UK

Apr 1st - Apr 17th
* * * Easter Holidays * * *
 
Year 7s are County Champions!

A huge congratulations to our Year 7 Netball team who were the overall winners of the Girl's County Schools Netball Tournament!

 

26 schools took part in the tournament last Friday, and all played to an impressive standard. Truro School and Truro High School were among some of the brilliant teams the girls beat on their way to victory.

 

Since September the team has trained after school every single Friday – a commitment that has clearly paid off! A fantastic achievement and a well-deserved win.
 

Well done girls!

Immunisation Programme

The immunisation programme on Friday 3rd March went very well and almost all those children who elected to be immunised were seen.
 

As always with these things though, there were one or two students who wanted to be immunised but who missed this opportunity.  As a

result, the immunisation team will be revisiting the college on Wednesday 22nd March to catch up with those students who were missed. 


If you have any questions, please contact secretary@penryn-college.cornwall.sch.uk 

History Leaders take part in Commonwealth Day

Two of our Year 9 History Leaders joined the Mayor of Penryn earlier this week in a special 'Fly a Flag for the commonwealth day' ceremony.

Kate and Jasmine were given the important role of reading out the Commonwealth Affirmation before the flag was raised by the Mayor. As well as celebrating the cultural identities of countries within it, the annual event raises funds for various Commonwealth causes
Click here for the full "Fly a Flag" story in The Packet
*Pick N Mix for Parents!*
- Tips from the 
Parents Forum -

The Pick N Mix is a collection of useful tips and
suggestions for engaging with your child's learning.
This Week's Pick:

Write a comment in their book - go on, we dare you...

For example:
“He/she doesn’t understand this – can you help him / her?”
“He/she worked really hard on this homework”
“He / she is really enjoying this subject”
“He/she wasn’t sure what your comment meant – can you explain it further please?”
You can find the full Pick N Mix list here

Year 7 Literacy Challenge

This fortnights' joint winners are Millie Cunliffe and Arthur Moyle in 7SJ1


"Not the most glamorous career is it, being a bookmark that gets thrown from book to book. I could be in a beautiful hot destination one week and then the next I could be petrified by a Dracula. Sometimes I meet another bookmark. Some of them are very boring and just mutter on about all of the books that they've previously been in. Others are very interesting and we tell jokes to each other." - Millie

"Once upon, a time there was a lovely white bookmark in a vast library of books; old to new, hardback to paperback. Think of a book and it was there, but this specific book mark was different and alone. This is how he came to be so special and alone.
Book marks are strange and wonderful creatures who every full moon dance around in the moon lit floor, edged with creeping seething darkness, but one day the darkness broke through and it was Never the same again. One by one, the bright colourful array of book marks faded away. Soon it spread engulfing everything, faster and faster until it hit striking from behind, like a shadow in the night. A wave of darkness engulfed the book marks. One by one, they were tainted with the darkness, but one bookmark glowed brighter and brighter, penetrating the darkness."
- Arthur

This fortnight's challenge: Describe what happens in the Pixar short film "Piper" - from the perspective of the baby Sandpiper!
Literacy Support: handy tips to help your child
Penryn in the Press: our latest Ofsted Report

REMINDER

 

Music Instrumental Lessons
Summer Term Payment Deadline is Friday 17th March.

 

Payments need to be made using the Parent Pay system only
(cash or cheque cannot be accepted)

 

If you have any questions please speak to Miss Bagshaw
our Music Administrator.

Spring is here!
 
At the end of last term members of our Interact Club, a youth division of Penryn Rotary Club, planted a number of crocus bulbs in the Penryn College memorial garden.  We are delighted to say that these have started to appear!

These beautiful flowers are a part of the Rotary Club's Purple4Polio campaign which raises awareness and funds to eradicate the deadly Polio disease. Our Interact students are playing their part by selling and planting the bulbs.


Photo by our Press & Web Officer
Miss Richardson
Find out more about the campaign and Interact Club here
EDCL
EDCL after school sessions will be:

Tuesday 21st March - diagnostic
Thursday 23rd March - exam
Tuesday 28th March - diagnostic
Thursday 30th March - exam


Fridays after school by previous agreement only.
Open to all Year 10 & 11 who have not yet completed the course.
 
Singing Success!

Penryn College was recently awarded two certificates from the Cornwall Music Education Hub. One for participation in this year's Songfest and the other for "demonstration of, and commitment to a whole school vocal development strategy".

Songfest is a countywide series of concerts which celebrate singing. This year's event took place over the 2nd and 3rd of March at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth. Culminating in a mass choir performance, 45 Penryn College students performed alongside Richard Lander school on the last day.

Altogether 55 Penryn College students performed during the festival including solo singers Hollie Davis, Caya Murphy, Bex Hamilton and Daisy Ingall and our Vocal Octet of senior singers.
Subject Reviews
~ Dates & Information ~

 Yr 11 Subject Review - 23rd March 2017

Appointments can be booked online from 5.00pm Thursday 16th March

Yr 9 & 10 Subject Review  - 20th April 2017

Appointments can be booked online from 5.00pm Thursday 30th March.  Any problems or questions will be dealt with after the Easter holidays.

Yr 7 and 8 Subject Review

Details for booking appointments for the summer term will be notified nearer the time.

Sports Fixtures

Football
16th Mar Dev Squad vs Mullion Home
22nd Mar Dev/Perf Squads vs Truro


Basketball
20th Mar U15 CSG Qualifier
 
Fantastic Gymnastics!

 

Our gymnastic teams placed well in the recent
South West Floor and Vault Competition.


The under 14 squad came 6th Overall and 4th in Vault! Meanwhile our under 19 squad, made up of mostly 14 year olds, competed against lots of 16-18 year olds. Despite the tough competition they scored over 14 points more than last year!
 

Congratulations to U19 Squad: Maisy Bennett, Ella Macandie, Emily Newton, Naomi Pixton, Jade Symonds and U14 Squad: Enya-Leigh Keogh, Madison Stanfield, Ruby Sadler, Zara Mitchell and Dora Revell.

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