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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

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

Competition Results

As part of Southam College’s World Kindness day, students were asked to enter our poloroid of kindness.

We recieved a large amount of entries which highlights the kind acts our students have done or are continuing to do!

1st – Gracie R Year 7 – Collecting over 30 bags of warm clothes for The Helping Hands community project

2nd – Harry S Year 7 – Delivered newspapers to elderly residents during lockdown

3rd – Cade B Year 9 – Ran a fundraiser in South Africa for local animals in a drought

4th – Arianna B Year 8 – Visited Springhill Prison in Thailand to give food to prisoners and monks.

Hinduism workshop

Year 7 Philosophy and Ethics students have taken part in our Hinduism workshop today as part of Southam College’s World Inclusivity Week 2020. 

Each work shop was delivered by the ISKCON Education service. Students were given the opportunity to explore the Hindu faith from the historical development to how Hinduism is practised today. 

After School Extra-Curricular

Following the new guidance for schools during this month long lockdown there will be no after school clubs e.g. sports, reading group etc during lockdown. As a result late buses will not run during lockdown.Year 11 and 13 subject booster sessions and detentions continue as normal. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Hinduism Workshop

Southam College’s Philosophy and Ethics department are pleased to host the ISKCON Education service on Monday 9th November.

ISKCON education service will be presenting the Hinduism religion to our Year 7 students as part of our World Inclusivity Week.

Old Sports hall

Period 1 7GV1 and 7GV2

Period 2 7SE1 and 7SE2

Period 3 7WE1 and 7WE2

Period 4 7WH1 and 7WH2

(WG students will take part according to the house they belong too)

Please speak to your Philosophy and Ethics teacher for more information.

Year 7 Cooking and Nutrition

Today our year 7 Food Groups made Pasta Salad. We practiced our cutting skills using both the bridge and claw methods. We looked at a healthy lunch option and discussed adding different protein options. Our students were excited to take their finished salads home. Well done all

Mrs Washbrook and Mrs Wadley

Southam College are pleased to present World Inclusivity Week 2020!

As part of Southam College’s World Inclusivity week, we are working together with The Helping Hands Community project. We are collecting warm clothing, including:

Coats

Jackets 

Fleeces

Trousers 

Jumpers 

Both male and female and any age. 

Please place all donations on the table by student reception.

All donations made will go to supporting local people in need this winter.

As part of Southam College’s celebration of World Kindness Day on Friday 13th November 2020, we would like to recognise the acts of kindness from all our community. Students are being asked to send in a photograph, highlighting their acts of kindness by Tuesday 10th November. 

We want to strive to make the world a better place; promoting good deeds, celebrating positivity and highlighting our kind and caring students!

Please send all entries to fox.a53@welearn365.com

Year 7 Science

7WH2 have produced some wonderful models of plant and animal cells for home learning. They all show an excellent mix of creativity and accuracy using a range of resources including lego, plasticine, paint and even food.

I am very impressed 7WH2 – keep up the hard work!

Mrs Callan

house competition

Southam College are celebrating World Kindness Day on November 13th 2020

Students who wish to take part, are required to send in a picture of their kind act.

Each entry recieves 30 HAPS with the overall most inspirational kind act, recieving 500 HAPS for their house!

Please send all entries by Tuesday 10th November

All entries will go towards creating our ‘Southam wave of kindness’