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8 November 2023

Poppy Appeal
Remembrance Day items are still on sale this week. Please remind pupils to bring some cash if they would like to purchase any items. 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

Nasal Flu Vaccine

Flu vaccines are being administered in college on Friday 17 November & Tuesday 12 December 2023. If you would like your child to have this and have not already done so (we do not have access to the system so cannot confirm this to you), please complete the online consent form using School Code: SH116424 by Friday 10 November at the latest. This vaccine is available to all year groups. Further information about the vaccine and a link to the consent form can be found here: Winter Flu Vaccination programme: Hampshire Healthy Families

Parent View Survey 2023

If you have not already done so, please do complete our parent/carer survey and Have Your Say about life at Swanmore College. Please use the link below to complete the 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 tomorrow, Wednesday 8 November 2023. We very much look forward to hearing from you.

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 to celebrate our differences.

Safeguarding Workshops

The Ben Kinsella Trust are running free workshops on Thursday 16 November & Thursday 23 November (7pm - 9pm) on Zoom to learn more about what is regular teenager behaviour or what might be signs that a young person is being groomed or exploited. Please click the link to book your space: Parents & Carers workshops | The Ben Kinsella Trust

Operation Sceptre

Operation Sceptre is a week of action in relation to reducing knife crime, taking place from 13-19 November 2023.  Operation Sceptre was launched in July 2015 by The Metropolitan Police Service with the aim of reducing knife crime and the number of families affected across London. The launch coincided with new legislation that meant those convicted of carrying a knife for the second time will face a mandatory custodial sentence. In 2018 a national approach was launched whereby all Police Forces came together to tackle knife crime.

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 2023 if your child wishes to participate in this trip.

Year 11

PROM Night is Wednesday 26 June 2024.