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Penryn College's weekly newsletter for families 
Issue   Autumn Term  23/11/16
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This week in our newsletter

  • We say goodbye to the Class of 2016 
  • Reading with a health warning
  • Our official facebook page is live - we are posting tonight!
  • Over 60% parents read our newsletter and click through to a web for news and information

Just gotta finish this chapter!

Jaden Crockford snapped catching up on a class bit of extreme reading - this pic got into the top ten of our annual Year 7 Extreme Reading Competition. Mrs Pointon, English teacher and reading addict, said, 'Some funny, entertaining and breath-taking entries this year - it was tough to decide the winners!'  
First prize to Ava Marston, Runner Up Zak Clemens, 3rd prize to Nancy Roberts. In the top ten were also entries by: Jaden Crockford, Ira Brett, Hugo Allen, Charlotte Attoe, Jay Meyer, Millie Tomkins and Roseanna Benney. See all winning entries on our website soon! 

Mrs Pointon is also collecting book reviews for an end of term Review Competition. Watch this space, too, for some top tips for great Xmas reading for teens.

Dates and events

Tonight
2016 Yr 11 Graduation Ceremony 7pm


Save the date!
Tue 6 Dec
SEN coffee morning - drop in to see our SENCO
 Wed 7 Dec
Subject Review Yrs 10/11
Book appointments from 5.00pm Tue 29 Nov
Tuesday 13 Dec
***It's the Christmas Concert***

 
Please note Thu 24 Nov Parents' Forum  is a committee meeting only  and not open to all parents - apologies for previous misinformation!

Year 11 Post-16 Pathways Day
There were no lessons for Year 11 this Monday - instead they met staff from six local colleges and got to grips with options and directions for next year. We do all we can to help them make this next important decision!

Year 11 Graduation Evening 
Tonight we say a proper goodbye to the class of 2016  who are invited with their parents for a drinks reception and to receive GCSE certificates. Certificates and special awards are to be presented by Professor Geoff Smith Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Falmouth University, Mark Snowdon Mayor of Penryn, by Deputy Heads Mrs Shouten and Mr Walker, and by Headteacher Mrs Hunter. It will great to see all former students again and to wish them every success for the future!  Full story and pics on our website as soon as we can.

Our shoebox appeal was a great success

Mrs Lines writes: We delivered 45 shoeboxes this year. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to or created a whole shoebox and to those who gave more than one. It was the most we have sent in recent years and the area collector was truly impressed by your efforts. Thanks for your support!!


Music Instrumental lessons
Spring Term Payment Deadline is Monday 5th December.

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
Thank you!

Ten Tors training 13th November  - Floyd Ratcliffe and Will Bettison on top of Showery Tor and not a shower in sight.

 This week’s Year 7 literacy challenge from Mrs Ribenfors:

In 10 minutes, write a story that begins with the line:
They had almost made it.


Can't wait!!

Sports Fixtures 
Rugby: Year 7/8/10s away to Penrice; Year 9 away to Truro School (National Cup) 
Football: Year 11s play Devonport in Round 4 on Thursday while the Y7 boys take part in the Indoor 5-a-side competition on Friday
Badminton: Penryn also have four teams taking part in the County Schools Team Badminton competition today, with boys and girls teams entered in both KS3 and KS4 age groups
 
 
Sports Results
 

Netball

Penryn College played Millfield School at home on Thursday in the 3rd round of the National Schools Competition.  The final score was Penryn 45 Millfield 39!

Penryn College U12’s Netball team played Cwyn Rhmni School from Wales. It was a close game but the Penryn girls fantastic team play secured the win 24-20. 

The U16 County  Netball Tournament was held at Penryn College on Saturday. The team won all 5 games in their group and went on to win their quarter final against Wadebridge. They just missed out on a place in the Regionals losing to Penair School 6-7 in the last 5 seconds of the game! 

Football
Penryn's best ever collective set of results in the National Cup finally suffered a hiccup last week, with both the Y8s and Y10s losing to very good sides from Devonport High School For Boys in Round 4. However,  Y9s  beat Plymstock and now face Paignton in Round 5, the last 64 of the competition! 

Rugby
Years 7,8,10 all beat Falmouth last week!!

Full match reports and sports round up here
Exam invgilators required - all training given - family-friendly, temporary work - watch our website for details.

Replacement bus pass process (Cornwall Council issued tickets)

Please note that Cornwall Council cannot accept cash payments for replacement bus passes.

Any parent requiring a replacement bus pass (where the pass has been issued by Cornwall Council), must pay by debit/credit card (phoning 0300 1234 222 and asking for the Passenger Transport Unit), or send a cheque or postal order (NOT cash) to The Passenger Transport Unit, Cornwall Council, Pydar House, Pydar Street, Truro, TR1 1EA. 

Next week our Prefect Team takes over our newsletter in preparation for their Annual Charity Week! 
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