We have reached the end of another school year! This week we have been celebrating our students' successes in our year group achievement assemblies. What a delight it has been to see the breadth and depth to their achievements. Thank you for joining us in the assemblies if you were able to attend.
I would like to thank you for the support that you have shown to me personally in my first year as Headteacher and for the support that you have shown to my staff throughout the year, it means a very great deal to us all. Ensuring that your child arrives each day on time and ready to learn ensures a great start to each and every day. Many of you are fetching and carrying students to and from a whole range of school events late into the afternoon and evening - thank you for all that you do.
There are a number of my staff moving on to pastures at the end of this term - I know that you will join me in wishing them the very best for the future. Worthy of special mention is Mr Rob Stoneley who is retiring after 38 years here at Warden Park. It is impossible to pay proper tribute to such a length of service in a few words He has had an enormous impact on the lives of thousands of students and he has been a significant factor in elevating the school to the many successes it has had over the year. As a school and as a community we will be the poorer for his leaving as will be the teaching profession. We wish him all the very best for the future.
My best wishes to you and your families and I look forward to seeing you all again in September.
Dom Kenrick, Headteacher
Pictured: Sumner Malik, Year 7 received the famous Mr Stoneley smiley face tie
The Warden Park U14 boys cricket team enjoyed their most successful season yet. The boys managed to not only won the District Cup but also after the third time of trying won the County Cup.
The District Cup Final was played at Ansty against Oathall Community College. Warden Park were put into bat and performed brilliantly, achieving a school record scoring 230 runs; Willis 41, Warne 39, Mullins 60* and Brunton 50*. In reply Oathall never really got going due to a combination of excellent fielding pressure and tight bowling which resulted in them being bowled out for 68. Overall a very dominant display by the Warden Park boys.
The County Cup Final played at St Peters Cricket Club in Preston Park against Cardinal Newman was anything but one sided. Warden Park won the toss and decided to bowl. Cardinal Newman started strong scoring 70 runs without loss in the first nine overs. The middle stages of the game saw Warden Park start to restrict the oppositions total due to much improved fielding and taking some key wickets. Seed was especially to thank for this, bowling left arm spin with control and accuracy finishing with figures of four overs, one wicket for 22 runs which in retrospect was a fantastic spell of bowling. The latter stages of the first innings saw Cardinal Newman steadily scoring singles with the occasional boundary per over which Warden Park seemed relatively happy about and they finished on a total of 145.
In reply Warden Park started poorly as after just four overs had passed they were already two wickets down for 20 runs. However, a 40 run partnership between Willis and Warne brought the Warden Park team right back into the game. The middle stages of the game saw Cardinal Newman restrict the score very well through the use of four leg spinners which is very rare to see. The game seemed almost over towards the end as Warden Park required 40 runs from the last four overs, seven wickets down. Southwell came to the crease during the 17th over and looked in good touch scoring two boundaries and a couple of singles. This clearly made the Cardinal Newman players very anxious and unsettled as they simply could not finish the game off. With only two overs left Warden Park required 17 runs with three wickets in hand meaning that the pressure was well and truly on for both teams. Through excellent running and some poor bowling from the Cardinal Newman bowlers, Warden Park required 6 runs from the final over. Bhatt was facing and after two wides had been bowled he smashed a four over cover meaning that Warden Park were crowned County Champions 2018.
Mr Gentry, Director of PE and Sport
Here are our senior choir at the Strictly Poppies Festival last Sunday.
It was a wonderful event for the town and our students performed beautifully,
Mrs Wray, Curriculum Leader Music
Dana and Charlie (former WPSA student) were selected for the International GB Junior Team in Tent Pegging to compete in South Africa (the team consisted of 5 junior riders).
The team arrived in South Africa and had a chance to ride the horses they were going to compete on for 1 hour the day before the competition. The competition included several disciplines and riders were in the saddle from around 08.30 till 14.00.
They had some lovely horses and team brought home silver medals.
The following day the team took part in the Youth Festival competition this time they were given their horses the morning of the competition so really only had 30min ride on the new horse before the competition started. This time there were 8 classes in the morning and 8 classes in the afternoon so a long day in the saddle.
Over the two days the GB team did some great runs and Dana got a great cheer from the crowds when she lost both stirrups but still scored maximum points by taking the 40mm peg.
Ms Simmons, Assistant Headteacher
Samuel P in Year 7 graded for and was awarded his Tae Kwon Do Black Belt at the weekend.
Thank you to all the wonderful members of the Friends committee and all our super helpers – you are all amazing, and have helped raise over £6000 this academic year for school projects.
Happy Summer holidays.
The Geography Department ran a quiz looking at the geographical news events that our geographers have been finding out about all year.
George won the overall quiz with nearly 19,000 points. If you want to test your geography knowledge, follow the link below and put in the challenge pin 0150400
Ms Willows, Geography Department
You will be aware that it is good practice to periodically review and change passwords when using systems that contain confidential data.
We will therefore be asking you to reset your password in GO when you first log on during the autumn term and once reset GO will request a password change every 12 months. I thought it would be helpful to know about this change now so you can ensure your current password is readily available for the start of next term when it will be needed for the reset.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank parents and carers for engaging so actively with GO. It provides teachers, students and their families with a rich source of data that should inform some very useful conversations at home and at school. This in turn helps us all support students in being successful at Warden Park.
I hope you all have an enjoyable summer break.
Mr Regan, Assistant Headteacher
20 July 2018 - Term ends with early finish - students dismissed at 1 pm
3 September 2018 - Inset day, Academy closed to students
4 September 2018 - Year 7 students only
5 September 2018 - All years attend
12 September 2018 - Warden Park Secondary Academy Open Evening (students dismissed at 1 pm)
If your child's iPad does get accidentally damaged over the summer holidays you must contact the Digital Services Department by emailing email@example.com within a week of the incident occurring. We will contact you with further instructions. Please note Digital Services will not be manned throughout the whole summer holidays so it may be a few weeks before we contact you.
Your initial email will confirm the date the incident occurred, therefore we will still be able to process an insurance claim on your behalf.
If you discover that your iPad has been stolen you must report to the police and school immediately. Please ensure you obtain the following information from the police as you will need this to complete the form:
We will not be able to process a theft claim if you have not reported it to the Police and obtained the information listed above.
Please can we remind you that our insurance cover for your son/daughters scheme iPad is for accidental damage, theft and warranty. The case is not insured so therefore if this gets damaged you will be asked to pay for a new case.
The device should not be removed from the case under any circumstances.
Digital Services Department
Here are our top 10 achievement point scorers for each House on their reward trip to Thorpe Park. Congratulations!
Students in the two Year 9 German classes were excited to meet their penpals last week on the annual visit from our link school. Forty students and their teachers from the Kurpfalz Realschule near Heidelberg spent the morning with us.
Our Year 9’s were excellent hosts, taking part in activities to overcome initial awkwardness, comparing teenage life in Germany and the UK and showing their partners around the school.
Well done everyone!
Mrs Rushman, MFL Department
Congratulations to the overall winners of the Young Geographer of the Year competition.
Their posters are on display in the Geography Department and will be sent in September to the Royal Geographical Society.
Well done to : Evie H, Mia C, Akira R, Aidan T, Kahlen M, Dana B, Susannah B, Will O, Elena B, Josephine C
The theme for the cup cakes was Summer. Sam chose a BBQ theme and Emilia sunflowers, Congratulations!
Daniel has signed for a third season with Aldershot Town FC Academy In his end of season trial nearly half the U14 players were released, which shows what a tough business football is at the higher levels.
His Aldershot U14 Academy team came runners up in the Junior Premier League National League which included teams such as Oxford City, Bournemouth, Woking and Bromley Academies and they won the Junior Premier League pre-season tournament.
Everyone at Warden Park, and his family, are so proud of his achievements. His hard work and lots of travelling has clearly paid off.
Mr King, Year Leader
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Monday 3 September to Wednesday 19 December
Half term - 22 to 26 October
Tuesday 4 September – Year 7 only to attend
Wednesday 5 September – All years attend
Wednesday 12 September – early finish for all students at 1 pm to allow for Open Evening
Thursday 3 January to Friday 5 April
Half term - 18 to 22 February
Tuesday 23 April to Tuesday 23 July
Half term - 27 to 31 May
Monday 3 September 2018
Friday 30 November 2018
Wednesday 6 February 2019
Monday 22 July 2019
Tuesday 23 July 2019
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