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Reurn to school – January 2021

A happy new year to you and your families. 

As you are at home at the moment, we would like to inform you of how to make contact with school if you need ICT support. 

All students can access their email from home:

Website for email is

Student email accounts will be the school computer logon plus 

For Example:-   for Fred Smith school username will be f.smith21 (some have numbers after their name)

email username will be

All students will have set their own passwords for accessing school computers- this password is the same one required for email/teams.

The email address for ICT support is: if you are having any issues logging in 

SOUSTUDENTICT@welearn365.comFor remote learning issues, please refer to the remote learning tab on the Southam College home page in the ‘back to school section of the website’

Year 7 Football.

Year 7 footballers were a credit to themselves and the school during practice tonight.

After some strenuous warm up activities the boys applied themselves wholeheartedly to a blood and thunder game of two halves!

The match was played in great spirit, and all enjoyed a delightful 45 minutes under the floodlights on the astro turf.

Pleasure to take you and the words of thanks at the end made it all the more enjoyable.

Mr Samra

‘Take away’ Christmas craft club kits

There are 2 different kits available

Kit 1  Star Tree 

Kit 2  Felt Tree 

Please see Mrs Keech, Thursday break time outside on the Maths block to pick up your kit or email to reserve one

Students are allowed only 1 kit

Instructions below

Santa Relay

Well done to 7A who completed their Santa Relay today! All students took part in the 1KM race with some really fast times.

A special mention to Matilda, Louise and Lily who each ran the 5KM individually!

Tomorrow we have our final day for the Santa Relay: 7B lesson 38A lesson 4
Good luck!

Setting up your Tassomai account

(Please note – accounts which do not meet the criteria below will be deleted).

  1. Get your parents to pay for this on Parent Pay.
  2. Log onto
  3. Click ‘sign in’.
  4. Click ‘register with a code’.
  5. The code for the school is X77N835A. Use only when setting up an account for the first time.
  6. Set yourself up an account using your name as it appears on Parent Pay, your school email, a simple password and your Science group where it asks for ‘forms’ (or your year group if you are in Y7 or Y8). 
  7. At the same time as setting up your account, try a quiz to make sure it works.
  8. Try to complete your daily goal or more every day.  This should take 10-15 minutes but may take a bit longer at first.
  9. Be patient if the Quizzes seem too easy or too hard, the more you use it the more it will get to know you.

Extra Curricular

We’re delighted to be able to start up some extra-curricular for the last 2 weeks of term.

Come and join Mr Samra, Miss Mason and the senior leadership team to show off your skills and have fun.

Monday – Year 7 Football & Netball

Wednesday – Year 9 Football & Netball

Thursday – Year 8 Football & Netball

Sessions will run from 15.40 – 16.30, so students can take advantage of the Late Bus provision.

Students who have PE on the same day as their allocated extra curricular club are to attend in PE kit as normal.

Students who do not have PE timetabled on the day of their club, should attend school in their full UNIFORM and bring PE kit to change into after school.

FOOTBALLERS please meet in the SPORTS HALL and NETBALLERS please meet in the GYM.

Positive Postcards

Last week Year 7 created positive Christmas postcards to post to a residential care home in Ontario, Canada in recognition of world kindness week.

Students designed the postcards with images relating to Canada and Ms Brown was overjoyed to receive nearly 250 entries for the 150 residents. The residents at the care home will be alone this Christmas and the positive words and creativity shown by Year 7 students will really lift their spirits during the festive period.

A huge thank you to all of the wonderful students from Ms Brown.

Year 7 Textiles

During the first rotation in Technology this term, year 7 have learnt some embroidery stitches to decorate a piece of A4 denim, using different colour felt, buttons and thread.

Students were taught Back stitch, Blanket stitch, Chain stitch, French knots etc. A zip has been inserted and another piece of denim attached, to make a pencil case.

Well done Y7, you have created some lovely work.

Miss Sinden and Mrs Goymen

santa relay 2020

This year Southam College are taking part in the Santa Relay promoted by Katharine House Hospice.

This will be taking place in PE lessons for years 7-9 the week beginning 7th December.

The event is 5KM race, which you can complete individually or in a team of 5 (1KM each):

7A: Thursday 10th December (lesson 3)

7B: Friday 11th December (lesson 3)

8A: Friday 11th December (lesson 4)

8B: Monday 7th December (lesson 5)

9A: Monday 7th December (lesson 2)

9B: Tuesday 8th December (lesson 4)

If you would like to be sponsored and raise money for the event, please get a sponsorship form from your tutor and also pay £1 to receive a Santa hat!

Any questions, please contact Miss MacLachlan, PE Department.

PTSA Festive Lockdown Hampers

The PTSA are running a socially-distanced Christmas Raffle!

Students are asked to donate suitable items, preferably in their House colour and will receive house points for their donations. Please include anything you or a family member would like to see in a Christmas hamper e.g. cosmetics, smellies, chocolates, sweets, biscuits, socks, gloves, bottles etc – we just ask that everything is un-opened and in date!

Students can drop items off at school office from Wednesday 25th November to Friday 4th December

Don’t forget to think Red, Yellow, Blue or Purple and make sure your name and tutor group are attached to your donation (e.g by post-it) so we can allocate your house points! If you are donating bottles that contain alcohol we ask that an adult delivers these to the school reception.

Raffle tickets costing £1 will be sold via Parent Pay from Monday 7th December and the Grand Draw will take place on Wednesday 16th December with winners being notified in time to receive prizes before the Christmas holiday. The number of hampers available will be dependent on donations.All funds raised will go towards resources and facilities for Southam College. However, we also hope to generate enough hampers to spread seasonal goodwill to local establishments like Galanos House and Southam Food Bank, in addition to the work already taking place to support these facilities.

All appropriate COVID measures for quarantine will be applied to this raffle.

Many thanks in advance for your contributions to support the PTSA


Science revision guides and workbooks are now available at cost price on Parentpay. These would be especially useful this year as they give an excellent, comprehensive coverage of everything students need to know.

Please look out for the letters which will be coming out soon, however the letter is just for information. If you want to get on with it as soon as possible we will make sure that every student gets the right ones for the course they are on.

As always, we are happy to exchange any which are still in good condition if students change group, tier or course as there are plenty of things we can do with slightly used copies.

Before you do that, it is worth checking if students in Years 8,10 and 11 have already got one somewhere!

If you require further information, please email me directly.

Jim Eltringham,Head of Science