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3 November 2023

Shoebox Appeal
A car full of shoeboxes were collected today for the Wessex Rotary Shoebox Appeal. Thank you for your support with this wonderful charity.

Poppy Appeal
Remembrance Day items are on sale next week. All items are available from Visitor Reception. In addition, pupils will be taking items round to tutor groups each morning and selling them during lunch and break. Every purchase helps us to support the British Armed Forces, past and present, and their families. We hope that everyone will give generously and wear a poppy appeal item with pride.
Poppies - any donation
All other items - minimum of 50 pence donation (as pictured)

Parent View Survey 2023

It's that time of the year when we invite you to complete a survey to enable you to Have Your Say about life at Swanmore College. Please use the link below to complete a short survey. You will be able to select from a range of statements to share your views about Swanmore College:

The deadline for completed surveys is the end of the day on Wednesday 8 November 2023. We very much look forward to hearing from you.

PE Clubs

Please see attached the timetable of PE clubs and fixtures that are taking place next week. 

Odd Socks Day

As part of the Anti-Bullying Week, we are inviting all pupils and staff to wear odd socks to college on Monday 13 November 2023 in order to celebrate our differences.

Year 9

On Tuesday 7 November, Year 9 will be completing CAT tests. The tests will be completed during tutor time, period 1 and 2 on Chromebooks or in IT Suites. All pupils in Year 9 will be sitting these tests at the same time. Please do emphasise to your child that these tests are a positive, and absolutely nothing to worry about. They cannot prepare for these assessments: they are purely there to help teaching staff learn more about how to support them. These assessments are flexible and allow pupils as much time as they need to complete them. Some pupils may take longer than others to finish. 

Can we please ask that pupils bring their headphones with them for these assessments. The computers have a standard headphone jack and so newer iPhone headphones/wireless headphones will not be suitable. We will have a very small number of headphones available so please make sure your child has them with them on the correct day of the test. 

The results of these tests will be shared in due course. 

Year 10

Year 10 pupils will have the opportunity to meet five of Britain's top scientists at GCSE Science Live, which is taking place at the Brighton Dome on Tuesday 23 January 2024. A communication with full information has been sent to parents/carers today. The contract, medical form, and payment needs to be returned by Friday 10 November if your child wishes to participate in this trip.