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20 October 2023

Half Term

Next week is half term. The college will reopen as normal at 8.25 am on Monday 30 October 2023.

Christmas Lunches

A reminder that Christmas lunches are being held in college during the week commencing 11 December 2023 and these need to be booked in advance. The deadline for making payment and selecting food options is Wednesday 1 November 2023. Payment can be made via Scopay or cash/cheque (payable to Swanmore College - with your child's Name/Tutor group on the reverse and on the envelope. Please hand these to Pupil Reception).


We have DRED UK visiting Swanmore College on Thursday 2 November 2023. They will deliver assemblies to all pupils to raise awareness of the risks and prevalence of misuse, including key information about drugs, alcohol, solvents, tobacco and vaping. They will also deliver a presentation for parents/carers after college at 5.30 pm in the main hall. Please let us know if you wish to attend by returning the attached form.

PE Reminders

·          With the weather starting to change and become colder, please ensure pupils bring outdoor PE kit - Swanmore hoodie / plain black hoodie / plain black jumper / black base layer / black tracksuit bottoms/leggings (must be sports leggings, not see-through).

·          Pupils are not permitted to leave lessons early for a sporting fixture unless this has been agreed and communicated by a member of the PE Department.

·          In light of our recent Health and Safety review, the PE department have now received a delivery of shin pads, which can be loaned to pupils for football lessons. If pupils have their own shin pads, they must bring them to lessons please. Anyone refusing to wear shin pads will be sent to the Learning Hub. Pupils have until January to ensure that they have this item of safety equipment as part of their PE kit. From January a kit mark will be given if this equipment is not brought to a football lesson. Shin pads must also be worn at after-college football clubs and when playing football at break times.

Year 7

All Year 7 & 8 pupils should now be entering the building via the Community Entrance (by the sports hall) when they come into college in the mornings. Staff members will be on duty to greet and direct them. 

Year 9

Our annual Ski Trip to Austria in February 2025 is open to all current Year 9 pupils (Year 10 at the time of the trip). This will take place during half term from Friday 14 February to Saturday 23 February 2025. The package offered includes:

· All return travel costs from the College via a luxury coach

· Hostel accommodation in resort in an award-winning hostel situated close to the ski slopes

· Full board, including a continental style breakfast and 3 course dinner

· Five hours a day of qualified ski instruction from the Austrian Ski School

· Hire of skis, poles, boots and helmets

· Evening excursions to a swimming pool, traditional Austrian Village, disco with fancy dress and night skiing (subject to availability)

· Comprehensive group travel insurance.

The price for this package will be £1465 per pupil, including a Trip Hoodie. If you would like your child to be included in this trip, please apply by returning the contract (attached to the email sent on 18 October) and deposit by Friday 3 November. Please contact if you require a further copy.

Year 10

Clay ART to collect (cells): If your child would like to collect their clay work from the end of Year 9 Art, it is being held in Room R01. Please collect during 2nd break or after college. We will hold the pieces until 3 November 2023. After this date, we will need to dispose of them.