Twickenham Talk Issue 163 30.1.2015

Issue 163
30 Jan 2015
THE YEAR 7 BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE HAS BEGUN
The year 7 boys travelled to Orleans Park for their second game of the season on Tuesday night. They performed
brilliantly and outshone the Orleans team with their ball control and team work but were unfortunate to secure the
win. Unfortunately a disallowed shot from us followed by a last minute shot from Orleans Park ended the game as a
draw. This is a fantas c start to the season; the boys show great promise in being very successful in the next games.
There is also a basketball borough tournament coming up and we are looking forward to a very promising chance of
winning. Well done!
Training is every Monday at lunch me and there is the fantas c opportunity to take part in the Richmond Knights
Satellite Club held in the sports hall every Thursday evening for £2 a session.
IMPORTANT DATES
Sixth Form Parents Evening
Thursday 5th February 2015
3:30pm ‐7:00pm
Parents who are not available to a end at a specific me need to return the reply slip a ached to the original le er
by Wed 21st Jan. We apologise for the incorrect month on the reply slip. If this causes any problems please contact
Siobhan Webb on 020 8894 4503 and ask for the Sixth Form.
Ski Trip ‐ 14—21 February 2015
Reminder that both the EHIC card and passports are to be handed in by Monday 2nd February 2015. These documents
will be stored safely in the schools safe.
CAREERS INSPIRATION AND INSIGHT DAY AT CREDIT SUISSE, LONDON
This week two Twickenham Academy students had the opportunity to listen to an
inspira onal speaker, Marisa Drew, Managing Director in the Investment Banking
Division of Credit Suisse (CS) and network with other employees of CS. Ms Drew
encouraged the female only audience to consider a career in investment banking and
outlined the many opportuni es available. She stressed the importance of internships
and work experience which open doors into employment. Suzi thought the trip was a
great experience which showed her various pathways to careers in finance and also ps
on preparing for interviews. Aiyesha learnt about the importance of connec ng with
people in order to be a good business woman.
PRINCIPAL’S SURGERY
Every Tuesday 4pm ‐ 5pm
Main Recep on
Tracy Ward will be offering a Principal's Surgery every Tuesday a ernoon from 4 ‐ 5pm in the main Academy
recep on. This will be a drop in session for parents and carers, however, wherever possible we would kindly request
that you phone the main recep on on 020 8894 4503 to advise you will be a ending.
YEAR 7 CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONS
We are very proud that two of our Year 7 students
Joshua Poncia and Luke Plange recently competed in
the Borough Cross Country event . The top 8
compe tors were then selected to represent Richmond
Borough in the South East Championships which were
held on Thursday 28 January. Joshua and Luke came an
amazing 1st and 2nd in the Borough compe on, which
is a first for Twickenham Academy and were selected to
join the Richmond team. Luke was unable to compete
due to his commitments to playing for Arsenal
but Joshua Poncia competed and came a fantas c 6th
place out of all the Boroughs in the South East. This will
mean he will be selected to represent Middlesex in the
next round of the compe on.
NEW ACADEMY WEBSITE
We are very excited to announce that the new
Twickenham Academy website is now live. We will
con nue to update the site and would welcome your
feedback and sugges ons to allow us to con nually
improve our communica on with you. The web
address has remained the same
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TALENTED YEAR 7
ATHLETES
This week the year 7 girls and boys competed in the
second round of the Indoor Sportshall Athle cs. All
their hard work and training paid off with the Year 7
boys performing brilliantly winning all of the races
making them the overall winners! They will now go
onto the next round of the London Youth Games.
The girls also put in a massive effort and finished 4th
with special congratula ons to Hannah Palmer who
won her 6 lap race.
The teams were:
Boys: William Marson, Thomas Sant, Sam Hyde,
Joshua Poncia, Luke Plange, Liam O'Callahan, Aston
Nunn and Joe Hillier
Girls: Freya Goldie, Jo Parker, Hannah Palmer, Alice
Fraser, Kaitlyn Spencer‐Dempsey, Kelly Mendes and
Eilidh McWilliams.
www.twickenhamacademy.org.uk
POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS
In the event of extreme weather condi ons we will always
endeavour to keep the Academy open. Closure would only
be on Health and Safety grounds. This could be because
we were unable to staff the Academy at an acceptable level
or the playground and/or buildings became unsafe.
How to check whether the Academy is open:
Every effort will be made to post a message on the
Academy website. Please check the website for regular
updates at www.twickenhamacademy.org.uk
 Please ensure the Academy has your correct email
address on our system enabling us to send an email
message to you from the Academy ‐
[email protected]
 Check the OpenCheck website which gives informa on
on all schools. This website can be accessed via a link
from the London Borough of Richmond website.
www.richmond.gov.uk
HOMEWORK CLUB IS BACK ON!
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
3:15pm to 3:45pm
Room N222
ADVANCED WARNING REGARDING
PROPOSED BUS STRIKES
Please be aware that
the unions have
proposed three
further bus strikes
for the 5th, 13th and
16th February.
Students are
required to be in
school on school
days at normal me. In order for this to
happen please ensure they have made
alterna ve arrangements to get to school
on me.
MYMATHS
We are commi ed to helping all students
achieve their very best across all subject
areas and My Maths is a valuable re‐
source to assist you in improving maths
results.
Website:
Login:
Password:
www.mymaths.co.uk
Twickenham
result
This club is available to ALL Students!
A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR GIFTED AND TALENTED DANCERS
Specially selected Gi ed and Talented dance students took part in a professional dance workshop provided by
Combina on Dance Company on the 15th January 2015.
The students showed high standards when working with professional ar sts, in both contemporary and urban
styles, which challenged their technique and performance skills as well as showing off crea vity in
choreography based on a World War II s mulus. Enthusiasm was high and staff were impressed with the effort
shown by everyone.
The workshop really highlighted the students’ poten al at Twickenham and is an exci ng glance at the budding
talent within the subject; especially with the GCSE course being introduced next academic year. As a
department, we were thrilled to be able to offer the workshop and would like to thank the inspiring ar st who
delivered the a ernoon long session. Twickenham Academy looks forward to offering many more
opportuni es like this one, nurturing the talent of our crea ve students of all abili es!
SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
Heathfield Team Whi on and Heathfield SNT
Queens House, 2 Holy Road
Twickenham TW1 4EG
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 020 8161 9487