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16 January 2024

All Pupils

Vaping Update

Further to the Headteacher's update on how we are tackling the problem of vaping within Swanmore College, if you would like to support us with this issue and share your views by joining our forum, please complete the expression of interest form via this link:

We are all aware of the potential risks associated with the underage use of vapes and we are all supported by Hampshire County in trying to help tackle this issue. Hampshire County produced a range of information and advice materials that we hope you will find helpful, including the attached leaflet to help you fully understand the impact of vaping. It explains the health risks to children and young people, the law regarding the use of vapes, as well as the environmental impact - especially of disposable vapes.

In addition to their work with schools, the County Council is tackling the underage sale of vapes and illegal vapes through Hampshire Trading Standards. If you need to report information concerning vapes to Trading Standards, please visit Hampshire Trading Standards and use the 24/7 regional reporting facility listed under 'Tobacco and Vapes'.

Celebrating Success

To celebrate and champion the achievements of your child, we will be introducing 'Successes of the Term' and would love to hear about any achievements and successes your child has received outside of college. We encourage you to send us this information via this link:

Art Clubs Cancelled

Both of the following clubs are cancelled on Thursday 18 January due to the Year 7 parents' evening:

KS3 Art Club R02

KS4 GCSE Art & Photography Drop-in R01

Hampshire Hospitals - Have Your Say - Public Consultation

Hampshire Together are investing between £700 million and £900 million in hospital services in Hampshire. They would like to know what you think about their plans to build a new hospital, invest in Winchester hospital, and their proposals for where services are provided from in the future. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve your hospital facilities and services for decades to come. Please see attached flyer for further information.

Year 7

Online parent's evening meetings are taking place on Thursday 18 January 2024. The link to join can be found on the confirmation email or by logging in via the link on our website: Parents' Evenings - Swanmore College (