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Oliver Taster Video
Please click here or on the above image to read the letter from Headtacher Ms Bassett regarding the charity we are supporting at the Victorian Fayre and with the Oliver production.
Click here for the Oliver Programme
Parent Governor Elections
As a result of the text message last week, 3 nominations were received.
Click here for their election statements.
Please vote when you visit the school for Learning Review Day or alternatively collect a ballot form from reception.
Closing date - 12noon Wednesday 11th December.
Y7 Netball Result
Well done Y7 girls! A great team effort from everyone, pulling together their individual skills to outwit their opponents. It was a fantastic game with Peacehaven girls barely giving Causeway School any time on the ball. They won convincingly 16-0 and collectively put together the match report below:
On Wednesday 4th December we had a netball match against Causeway School in Eastbourne. We had lots of good passes, interceptions and fast moves against the other team. The shooting skills of Ellen and Sophie were really accurate, scoring 16 goals between them. Georgia and Ellen were really strong and tough defenders, not giving their opposition any chance of shooting or even getting close! The central players were key to keeping possession of the ball. Libby was great at finding space, Lauren was really fast around the court reserving and giving the ball to the team and Sophia made effective and quick interceptions around the court.
PCS donated 81.5kb of food which is enough for 4 food parcels for hungry families. To find out how you can donate needed food items contact Dawn on 07821844930 or email email@example.com
KS4 swim results
Well done to the PCS swim team who took part in the Southdowns Sports Partnership swimming competition. Everyone worked very hard and PCS did really well.
Please click here to see the results.
GCSE Certificate Evening
Former students returned on Thursday 28th November for their GCSE Certificate Evening. These students gained the best results ever in the school’s history.
Ms Bassett started with a speech that was the perfect blend of formality and good humour, a theme that continued throughout the rest of the proceedings. Ms Barry talked of this year group’s amazing sporting abilities and the excellent team results they achieved in their time at PCS. Ms Bird, Ms Rodgers and Mr Warner-Swann warmly reminisced about the students’ school days (the events, the school trips, the plays and the strange fashion trends), as did Mr Hill, but in his own unique style. These were interspersed with wonderful musical performances from former students Gemma and Cheryl. There was also a video of ‘Weathermen’ Robert, Lewis and Harry which had been unearthed from the vaults by Ms Boyd and it caused much mirth amongst the audience, as did the film of the teachers dancing.
After all the certificates had been handed out, Charlie requested going on stage to say a fond farewell to staff and students which was a fitting, if unexpected, end to the evening.
'I’m not quite sure whom I was more nervous about taking to the mic – Mr Hill or Charlie, but both were charming and delighted their audience!' - Ms Bassett
U16 win 5-2
The under 16 girls football team won against Tideway 5-2. Charlotte scored 3 goals, Chloe 1 and Emily 1.
Squad: Leyla, Sophie, Louise, Nepheli, Ellie, Emily, Millie, Charlotte, Chloe, Chloe, Sarah, Zita & Rosie.
Y7 Football results
On Thursday 28th of November the year 7 football team played Blatchington Mill in the Brighton league. PCS started quickly and Callum scored a well worked goal from a brilliant through ball from Beau. A few moments later Blatchington's winger scored a lucky goal by crossing the ball and it creeped in to the top corner. Then they scored again when the winger crossing the ball into the box and their striker scored a volley into the top of the goal.
After half time PCS were ready to fight back and we worked really hard, but Blatchington scored on the counter-attack to make it 3-1. From a sloppy pass Blatchington scored again placing the ball into the bottom corner. From the restart PCS passed the ball around the other team and Callum put the ball over the top of Blatchingtons defence and Keiten scored a good goal to make it 4-2. The final score 4-2 to Blatchington Mill. Written by Charlie.
On the 22nd November, students from across the school took part in takeover day. Individuals shadowed teachers to find out what their job involves. After interviews were carried out, a general view came back that teaching involves a lot of confidence. Students then agreed this was something they were lacking in. Over all the students agreed that the day was enjoyable and informative.
Two students worked in the library and another pair, Reece and Robbie took over as the new web masters! Helping Mr Waller with editing photographs & updating the school website. Students journal of activities.
Children In Need
The school halls are awash with colour as the PCS staff and students have donned their onesies and pyjamas for Children In Need. It’s as if all the animals have escaped from a zoo and into PCS while all the superheroes have swung to the rescue, only for both parties to have discovered that there are lots and lots of cakes on sale. Everyone’s happy!
A huge thanks to everyone for your support of our Children in Need events last week. We raised a massive £780 and the students of the Charity Group are extremely proud, as they should be.I just wanted to say a huge thanks to everyone for your support of our Children in Need events last week. We raised a massive £780 and the students of the Charity Group are extremely proud, as they should be.I just wanted to say a huge thanks to everyone for your support of our Children in Need events last week. We raised a massive £780 and the students of the Charity Group are extremely proud, as they should be.
Autumn Music Concert
Thanks to the Music team and students for our first concert of the year, which was a fantastic event and truly embraced our inclusive ethos. Thanks also to Jake for taking the photos in the gallery above.
For The Attention of Y8 Parents & Carers
All pupils in Year 8 in several schools across England are being invited to take part in a national research project. Before you and your child decide whether you would like them to take part, it is important for you to know why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take time to read the attached information sheet carefully and discuss it with others if you wish. If there is anything that is not clear, or if you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are writing to ask you to help us by allowing your child to complete an online questionnaire in school.
If you are happy for your child to be involved you do not need to take any further action.
If you DO NOT want your child to be involved then the attached sheet tells you what to do.
Any personal information will be treated confidentially and not be shared beyond the research team. If you have any queries you can contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7443 2263. We do hope you will feel able to help with this important research. Click here for further details.
Calling all PCS Alumni
Year 11 Leavers: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010
We would like to take the opportunity to celebrate your career paths since leaving PCS. As part of our Raising Aspirations programme we would like to promote with our current PCS students all the amazing things they can achieve with the qualifications they gain from our school, the courses they can go on to take, and the careers paths they can follow. We would also like to know about the wonderful
“Life Journey” experiences that you have had since you left PCS, such as your wo rld travel adventures.
As part of this programme we would like to take a photographic portrait of you and ask you a few questions about your educational/ career journey so far.
If you are interested in taking part in this project please contact Ms Joslin at email@example.com
D of E Camp Craft
On Saturday 5th October the D of E pupils and teachers went to Spring Brook farm where we camped for a night to learn the skills we needed for our actual expedition which is next year. We were taught how to put up a tent and take it down again, make and cook our own food and all the safety hazards. The thing I enjoyed the most about going camping with the D of E students is that I have socialised a lot more and become better friends and formed tight bonds with everyone. This is good for trust and team work. I would also like to say thank you to staff for helping me and teaching me all the things I need to know for the expedition. Also my expedition is next year and thanks to staff and friends I feel prepared and comfortable with what I am going to be doing in my expedition. Max
Last weekend was probably one of the greatest weekends I have ever had. The feeling of camping outside with some good friends is indescribable. It was so beautiful to look up and see all the stars, and it wasn't even cold, thank goodness! I'm so glad I've been chosen to do the Duke of Edinburgh award, as it means I get to have these rare and incredible opportunities. A huge amount of thanks goes to the James Daniel Fund, for funding this award. Neave
Diabetes UK Big Collection
Well done to Ellie Wallace and Danielle Evans who joined together with others from the local community to raise £700.00 for Diabetes UK at Tesco in Lewes. The Big Collection weekend took place on 4, 5 and 6 October throughout the UK with 7,000 volunteers taking part at over 500 Tesco stores. The weekend was organised as part of the National Charity Partnership between Diabetes UK and Tesco. The money raised will support the 3 million people living with diabetes in the UK – Both Type 1 and Type 2 - and help find the further 850,000 more who remain undiagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
Debbie Goulding Team Leader for the collection at Lewes said: “I signed up as a Team Leader for the Big Collection because I wanted to help children like my 13 year old Daughter Ellie who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in August 2011. It can be a very tough condition to live with, particularly as it is normally diagnosed in childhood , there is a lot of misunderstandings about being the condition, and much confusion about the 2 main Types. The weekend was an amazing opportunity to raise lots of awareness. The 3 days were hard work but also a lot of fun and we has some amazing support from friends and also volunteers coming to help via the Diabetes UK website."
Approach to Learning (A2L)
This term we are having a fresh focus on how students approach their learning. This has been shared with all students in YTMs, mentoring and lessons. At the next data point, teachers will report a ‘Working At’ level and an ‘Approach to Learning’ level.
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