If students have prescribed medication that they need to take during the school day, we can not administer it without information and permission from parents.
We’ve started to build our eco greenhouse thanks to the help of Mr Morrell and the gardening group. Here’s what we’ve done so far…..
Year 9 DofE Bronze award students will be completing 2 weekend expeditions. The first is a practice expedition, the latter an assessed expedition.
The practice weekend for your child will either be the 6/7th May or 13/14th May followed by the assessed weekend which will either be the 17/18th June or the 24/25th June.
You will be able to get these dates at the upcoming SLC’s.
Further information about the expeditions will be available very soon. If you have any questions please email me. email@example.com
Are there any parents / carers who would like to volunteer to help with the Duke of Edinburgh activity sessions on a Friday from 2.15pm till 3.15pm? There are activities such as gardening, clean up crew, table tennis, robotics and more. You don’t need to know anything about the activity as they already have a supervisor / assessor, however if you do that would be cool. I could just do with a few helpers. If you’re interested or want more information please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org
I was wondering if any of you have any unwanted walking boots (size 3 upwards) that your kids no longer need and would like to donate them to our Outward Bound equipment. Also waterproof jackets and trousers would be appreciated too.
Students are expected to have their own walking boots and waterproofs however it is useful to have spares.
Please could equipment be in good condition so that they will be purposeful to the person borrowing them.
Thank you for your support.
Above are the X Block groups for Year 8.
X Block will start next week (w/c 5th Sept). Students in X2 will have PE on Tuesdays. Students in X3 will have PE on Wednesdays. Students in X1 will have PE on Thursdays.
Year 8 X block sessions are in the morning after crew, so students can choose to come to school in their PE kit, but must have a change of clothes for the rest of the day.
Congratulations to Ben Wheatcroft and Alisha Kaur for agreeing to come with me to the Doncaster Business Conference, organised by Doncaster Chamber, at the Legacy Centre on Friday 22nd of April. The event was attended by over 200 business leaders, and politicians from across the borough to focus on how Doncaster can continue to grow. We were invited by the Doncaster company, and XP partner, Rejus to attend as guests.
The first session was concerning “Skills and Aspirations for Doncaster’. Ben and Alisha asked the first question to the panel which included Ed Miliband, MP for Doncaster North and Damian Allen, the Director of Learning Opportunities and Skills at DMBC. The question from our students was, ‘We have a creative curriculum at XP. How can business support us?’ The panel were extremely complimentary that students in Year 7 were prepared to ask such a challenging question, in a formal setting, in front of so many professionals! To be honest, they struggled to answer the question, too!! Also, Ben and Alisha, before the event started and during the break, lobbied businesses in pursuit of sponsorship for an upcoming expedition; they made a startling impact on all present!
At XP we want to connect with the world to enhance the learning of our students. As Grace Sellers in Year 8, who attended the event last year, commented in our Community Meeting, ‘I know how nerve-wracking it is to ask a question in such a formal, adult setting but Year 7 have raised the bar. Well done, Ben and Alisha!’
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
I am pleased to announce that after meeting with Wates on Friday the new school will be delivered on time and on budget. This is an amazing achievement considering that less than a year ago, the building work had not started! The reason for this post is to inform parents that as a result of the handover of the school, staff will need some time to move equipment and resources from our temporary site in the Keepmoat to our fantastic new building. In addition, staff will also need time to set up and get ready for students moving into the new building. Therefore, school will be closed to students on Friday 16 October to allow this to happen and again on Monday 2 November to allow staff to set up for the arrival of students on Tuesday 3 November. Further details of the start back on Tuesday 3 November will be issued to parents before the end of term on Thursday 15 October. I would like to thank Wates, for the incredible job they have done on delivering us a new school and I would like to thank parents for your understanding and continuing support.
We would like to invite parents / carers to come into school to help improve our students’ reading skills.
If you feel you are able to help and can offer some of your time, please email me at email@example.com
Please include the following details:
- Preferred method of contact (phone / text / email/ all)
- Your child’s name and class
- When you are available to help (e.g. time / day / weekly / ad hoc / if notice required)
You will then be asked to attend a small training session in order for us to guide and assist you in your volunteering. After attending this session you will then need to complete a DBS (CRB) application form. Once this has been approved we will be able to add you to our volunteers list.
Many thanks for your support,
Kate ap Harri