Penryn College's weekly newsletter for families 
Issue 8 Spring Term  01/03/17
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This week in our newsletter

  • Prize-winning pupil gets published!
  • The Parent Survey - Send your feedback today
  • Historical trip for GCSE students
  • This week's Pick N Mix
Penryn pupil gets Published!

Year 8 pupil
Finlay Trevartha-Smith entered the Cornwall Young Author Competition with his entry ‘A Read Head Turner.’


He won the Bronze award in his 11-13 age category.

He received a signed novel by Liz Kessler and his piece has been published in the Anthology.  


Well done Finlay!


The Literacy Resources showbie (code 677GH) is regularly updated with local and national writing competitions so keep your eyes peeled for more opportunities like this!

Dates and events

Mar 2nd
World Book Day
Tutor Achievements Evening
6-7.30pm - by invite only

Mar 5th
St Pirans Day

Mar 10th-12th
Ten Tors Training

Mar 22nd
KS2 Cross Country CSG Finals

The Parent Survey!
* * * IS NOW OPEN* * *

The Parent Survey link can be found in last week's Friday email.


Last time we held a parents’ survey in February 2016 we gained 272 responses from you. At the same time we surveyed the students and collated the results together. The collection of responses were extremely useful in helping us plan how we could improve the College and fed directly into the school improvement planning for 2016-17.

Parents who have more than one child can repeat the process from the same device.

Closing date:  Friday 3rd March at 5.30pm.

We value your feedback greatly and look forward to your response!


GCSE History students took a trip to Germany and visited its many historical sites.
You can learn more about what they got up to here!
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.

*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:

If you find an abbreviation like DIT, WWW, EBI written by the teacher, ask them…

What does it mean?
What did they have to do?
Ask them to show you what they did.
You can find the full Pick N Mix list here
Tomorrow is Wold Book Day! To celebrate there will be a staff fancy dress competition based on fictional characters and students will be deciding the winners. They will also be taking part in specially themed activities including a classic story retold by Penryn College staff - and loads of quizzes. We look forward to sharing photos of our best dressed next week!
Green Slips

  Green Slips available from student services at lunchtimes
are for the following reasons:
  • Pupil doesn’t have enough money on them that day to get something to eat. In this instance the green slip is issued but this debt must be paid back the next day and further monies paid for future transaction.
Money can be topped up on pupil’s cards on the cash loader by the canteen or using ParentPay . If you require login details for ParentPay or have forgotten your username or password please email or and details will be sent back to you.
  • Pupil has forgotten their swipe card. If a pupil’s swipe card has been lost or damaged it is their responsibility to get it replaced. Please go and see the finance office to pay for a new card (£3) and a new swipe card will be issued.
Restorative Justice Training
Key staff at Penryn College met with PC Tracey Fuller (Devon & Cornwall Police), National Training and Development officer on Thursday 23rd February to be trained in Restorative Justice practices. This is all part of our commitment to ensure that we support pupils and possible conflict situations to be resolved.
Sports Fixtures

1st Mar U15 Academy & yr11 vs Millifield Home, Friendly
2nd Mar Dev/Perf Squads vs Redruth Home
9th Mar Dev/Perf Squads vs Pool Away

2nd Mar yrs 7/8/9 vs Helston Home
9th Mar yrs 7/8/9 vs Truro High Home

More workshop details on our Facebook page - Click here!
Sports Results


Penryn V Mullion
 Year 7
0 - 0 Player of the Match – Erin Devery 
Year 8
2 – 0  Player of the Match – Sam Lawrence 
Year 9
4 – 0 Player of the Match Fabienne Bull


Happy St Piran's Day to all our Readers
To celebrate St Piran's day assemblies, and other activities will be Cornish themed this week! These traditional cream teas are available for staff to order - with the proceeds going to our school charity Stanley's Friends.
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