1st April 2020
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First News are kindly publishing their weekly student newspaper for free online during school closure. This edition includes student-friendly information about Coronavirus, an interview with Joe Wicks about his daily PE lesson, book recommendations, fun facts and interesting images from around the world, and puzzles/competitions for students to enter! Happy reading! FIRSTNEWS_719 Read more.
10th March 2020
Big Bang Science Fair Trip CANCELLED
Due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus, the trip to the Big Bang Science Fair scheduled for this Thursday (Mar 12) has been cancelled. Text messages have been sent to the relevant parents and carers. Read more.
5th March 2020
Yr 9s get creative in 3D art workshop
Art students in year 9 are having three days off timetable working on a new art project with an Artist in Residence, Darrell Wakelam. Darrell is part of AIR project London and he and our pupils are building some art work around the three words ‘Belong, Explore, Flourish.’ These words represent what we hope and... Read more.
5th March 2020
Celebrating our technician team
This week is #TECHOGNITION week – a national celebration of technicians and the vital work they do in schools and colleges. We are so lucky at St Aldhelm’s to have an amazing group of technicians – Tracey, Emma and Maria in Science and Louise, Faye and John in Technology. They prepare equipment for lessons, order stock, assist... Read more.
26th February 2020
Italy and Coronavirus – latest information
Please visit this link for the latest Government advice about the coronavirus and Italy. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19 There is a lot of information on there but the key section for us is Section 9 as the pupils that went on the half-term ski trip travelled from a Category 2 area. This section states: WHAT TO DO IF... Read more.
3rd February 2020
Recommended reading list Yr 9
At our recent Year 9 parents’ consultation evening, we had many people asking for book recommendations for their children. A list of suitable books will be sent home with Year 9 students this week and you can also find it here: Recommended Reading List Read more.
20th January 2020
Talented students raise £240 for cancer charity
Talented Technology students have given the Wessex Cancer Trust a belated Christmas gift of £240. The money was raised from the sale of students’ Christmas decorations in a pop-up shop at the Sovereign Centre, Boscombe last December. Maria Tidy, Community Engagement Manager at the Wessex Cancer Trust, visited St Aldhelm’s Academy last Friday to meet... Read more.
19th November 2019
Parent Voice meeting for Yr 7 parents
We will be holding a Parent Voice meeting next Wednesday for all interested Year 7 parents and carers. Please come along to meet other parents and help us improve transition for next year’s new Year 7s. We look forward to seeing you! Letter re Parent Voice 201119 CKG Read more.
15th November 2019
SAA needs you! Student council elections underway
It’s not just our national politicians currently embroiled in an election – we are currently looking to elect student representatives to our new student council. If you’d like to have a say in decisions made at St Aldhelm’s and are confident you could represent your peers, then why not put yourself forward for election? To... Read more.
5th November 2019
Read Aloud – how you can help your child succeed at school
As children become young adults, and life becomes ever busier, please don’t underestimate the importance of continuing to read to your sons and daughters! A recent consumer survey has found that only 32% of British children are read to daily by an adult, and most parents stop reading to their child by the age of... Read more.