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LATEST NEWSLETTER: 22 JANUARY 2018
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Warden park attend engineering talk

Last Friday, a group of 28 year 7 students with an interest in science and engineering were invited to hear from Tom, an ex-student who works as a vacuum engineer in Burgess Hill. Tom spoke to the students all about what engineering involves, and all the possibilities that were available if students studied engineering at college and university. 

After that, Tom and his colleague Dave showed the students some fascinating demonstrations using vacuum pumps. First they blew up a balloon by removing the air outside the balloon rather than adding air inside. Next they boiled water at 15 Celsius by reducing the pressure surrounding it. The students were enthralled to see how much a marshmallow inflates when the pressure around it is reduced. 

Students really enjoyed the talk, calling it "excellent" and "fantastic", and they have a great understanding now of exactly how far engineering can take them! 

Mr Carter, Head of STEM, said 'this was a fantastic presentation by two enthusiastic ex-students, and our Year 7's really understood the possibilities that are available to them!'

Mr Carter, Whole School STEM Co-ordinator

House Photography Competition

Overall winners:

1st Beacon
2nd Coombe
3rd Downs
4th Forest

Thank you for the magnificent entries.  Congratulations to Beacon for their particularly impressive photographs.

House Co-ordinators

Malik FAMILY SUCCESS!

Last weekend, Bailey and Heston competed as part of the Under 13's Sussex Squash Squad at the National County Finals in Nottingham under the watchful eye of captain and brother, Sumner. Bailey and Heston led the Sussex team to victory....this is the first time this age category has been won by Sussex Under 13's...a truly fantastic achievement.

To top off a fantastic weekend, their brothers, and ex Warden Park students, Perry and Curtis, captained their teams, boys under 17's and 19's respectively, to victory too.  Sussex are well and truly back on the map!  All 4 Malik's did not drop a game!

Last but by no means list, their sister, Torrie in Year 9, is competing in the British under 23's Tournament in Roehampton this week.   Good luck Torrie!

looking ahead: IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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25 January 2018 - Year 8 Reporting Evening (4.45 pm to 8 pm)

7 February 2018 - Second-hand uniform sale (3.30 pm to 4 pm)

8 and 9 February 2018 - Grease, the musical!

12 to 16 February 2018 inclusive - half term

19 February 2018 - Friends of Warden Park meeting (7.30 pm)

22 February 2018 - Year 8 Options Evening (6 pm to 8 pm)

1 March 2018 - Year 9 Reporting Evening (4.45 pm to 8 pm)

9 March 2018 Year 8 Options form deadline

26 March 2018 - Year 11 Parents Revision Evening

29 March 2018 - early finish, students dismissed at 1 pm

16 April 2018 - Summer term starts

Beth and katie tread the boards at the hawth!

Beth C and Katie M both in Year 8 took part in Snow White Pantomime at the Hawth Crawley during Christmas and the New Year. 

Congratulations Beth and Katie!

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts runs an annual competition to encourage young people to become actively involved in the creation of video games
The competition features two categories: Game Concept (in which awards are presented for the most ingenious and creative game ideas), and Game Creation (which awards the best attempts to create a functional working game)

Our Computing and IT department will be inviting students to submit entries for the 2018 competition. There will be an initial meeting to discuss the rules and requirements after school on Tuesday January 16th, after which students will be free to develop their submissions in their own time or in drop-in sessions on Tuesday afternoons. The final date for entries will be 3 May 2018.

Students with an existing interest in coding are welcome to create functional games. We will provide guidance and advice on resources and coding platforms. This is a self-initiated learning project, however, and students should be prepared to do their own research. The department is also investigating the possibility of creating a Warden Park presence on the App Store and Google Play Store to enable the sharing and distribution of successful functional mobile games.

The competition is open to all students in years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Any questions should be directed to Mr Wells, Curriculum Leader for Computer Science.

February half term sports camps now available!

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Click here for Basketball course!

Adverse weather/unexpected school closure

Remember to complete the adverse weather link.  It is also available via our website Click here to view!

Second-hand uniform sale

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 3.30 pm to 4 pm

Good quality uniform will be on sale at competitive prices. Report to Main Reception.

We always appreciate donations, particularly blazers and ties. Please drop off with Reception staff at any time.

If you have any queries, please call Tel 01444 457881 and ask for the Secure Cloakroom.

Friends of Warden Park update

Congratulation to the December winners of the 300 Club lottery draw: 1st prize - A Meekin, 2nd prize - V Bellfield and 3rd prize - A Grachvogel. Cheques for your winnings will be with you shortly.

Membership of the school lottery is £20 for the year – cash prizes are drawn monthly. More details and to join please email 300club@wardenpark.co.uk, or pay through ParentPay for immediate entry.

Shopping online? Help us raise money for the school at the same time. Sign up for easyfundraising using this link:

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wardenparksecacd

then go through the website and shop online as normal. This costs you nothing, but each time you shop, FOWP get a donation. So far, just 19 of us are signed up, but in six months, we have raised over £200 for school projects via this site. Please join us and increase the money we can give the school.

Next committee meeting is Monday, 19 February 2018, 7.30 pm at the school. All welcome

Friends of Warden Park 

Our netballers pull off a tremendous victory!

Our U15 Warden Park Netball team pulled off arguably one of the greatest victories in the schools history knocking out Hurst College 33-27 in the quarter finals of Sussex Knockout Cup. Hurst are one of the strongest schools for netball in the South of England and routinely represent the region in National finals.

Despite injury and illness on the day the girls played the best netball I have ever seen a state school play in my 16 year career and, as a squad, pulled off a victory they’ll remember for years to come! We go on to face either Roedean or Ardingly College in the Semi Finals. 

Mrs Finley, PE Department

 News from PE!

 

Take a look at our Spring term PE clubs!

Anyone in Year 7 interested in participating in a Duathlon, representing  Warden Park?  If so, see Mr Gentry asap.

Vaccinations

Calling all Year 9 parents - vaccinations are on Tuesday 27 February 2018.

Please remember to return your forms asap to Reception, Secure Cloakroom or Medical Room.

TERM DATES 

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A brief reminder that we are striving to be a nut free school.  We have a considerable number of students with nut allergies, some of whom could have a potentially life threatening reaction if they come into contact with nuts. 

Please think twice when making packed lunches and urge students to "think before they buy" treats and snacks on the way to and from school.

Mr Stoneley, Head of School 

News from the English Department

Did you know your child should be reading at home at least three times a week? 

Click here to see our reading lists