KAR Weekly Newsletter 22/04/22
This week's message from our principal, Mrs Williams.
22 April 2022
The summer term is upon us and as I write this we are less than a month away from the commencement of the GCSE exams. Today some of our Year 11 students completed their French-speaking exam, so we are very much in exam season. The mock results were extremely promising, so I have very confidence in our Year 11 students. The senior students are working hard on the Year Book and the Prom letter will be out imminently. We are so proud of you Year 11 and hope this last term will be a wonderful roller coaster for you.
A footnote to my Year 11 message: Congratulations to Ethan Quigley in Year 11, who while we were all relaxing over the Easter Holiday, received a fantastic award. As you can see in the picture below Ethan Quigley was recognised for outstanding service and being an exemplary Volunteer Police Cadet for the Wealden area. He was presented his award by the Chief Constable of Sussex Police in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant. Many congratulations Ethan, we are very proud of you!
Values and Ethos
In this week’s assembly I have shared with our students the three words which both they and the staff have voted for as our key values and therefore our ethos. There were several values, such as respect and passion, which were close contenders but in the end we picked three of the most voted for words which we think represents a broad and inclusive ethos and by virtue of the acronym, easy to remember. They are:
We hope that these values will be discussed and celebrated around the school and not only become part of our everyday language but guidance for us and the community as to the sort of young people we are lucky enough to have at King's Academy Ringmer.
Meal Price Increase April 2022
We have been advised by East Sussex County Council that the cost of a school meal will rise from Tuesday 19th April 2022 to £2.32.
Please see attached the new summer menus and updated tariff.
Eco hub newsletter
Welcome back Eco Warriors. We have a fun filled term coming up kick-starting with our volunteering day this Sat 23rd April. It all starts at 9:30am and finishes at 1:30pm. If you would like to come along for a few hours or for the entire session it would be wonderful to see you! Please see Ms Pillar or Mrs Holmes for details and a letter.
Eco club is Monday week B in the Eco hut... come along and bring a buddy.
Lunchtime Fundraiser for Winston's Wish.
On Wednesday 11th May our student ambassadors will be running stalls to raise funds for this very worthy cause. Winston's Wish is a childhood bereavement charity in the UK. The charity offers a wide range of practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals.
There will be a cake stall, name the teddy, penalty shoot-out, guess how many sweets in the jar, decorate a keyring and hopefully a "throw a wet sponge at the teacher"
We ask that students bring in small change to take part, nothing bigger than a £1 please.
Kind regards, Miss Jo Beattie, Teaching assistant / ELSA / Wellbeing practitioner
Ringmer Youth Café opens this Friday and every Friday in term time, from 6-8pm in Ringmer Village Hall.
Admission is £2, to include a drink and snack. They will also be running a tuck shop.
This is a space to come and hang out with friends. They will have some board games and cards, but we'll also have an Ideas Board - tell us what you would like Ringmer Youth Project to provide and what you can bring to the project yourself? Music, art, drama, games, guest speakers, cookery demonstration?
Come along and get involved. All we ask is that you read the membership rules and come along with a membership form signed by a parent/carer. Forms are available from Reception and from Ringmer Library. Or, a downloadable PDF is available at the bottom of this newsletter.
Parents and Carers of students in Years 9-11 - Might your child be interested in being a medical doctor in the future?
You and your child in Year 9, 10 or 11 are warmly invited to a special careers evening for young people interested in finding out more about being a medical doctor.
When: Thursday 28 April 4-7pm
Where: Uckfield College, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield (for sat-nav use TN22 1TG)
What you can gain from the evening:
Hear about life as a doctor from Professor Chevassut
Gain experience in diagnosing disease from X-Rays with some medical students from Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Learn about the application process from The Medic Portal
Find out more about the selection tests (BMAT and UCAT tests) that are used in the application process to get into Medical Schools. Understanding these tests will give you a big advantage.
The evening is absolutely free and all are welcome. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how many of you are coming.
Ringmer Dramatic Society’s 70th Anniversary Production - Alice in Wonderland!
At the beginning of each term I like to remind you of the fabulous on lune resources we have available to our students for any wellbeing or safeguarding issues we have.
Safeguarding first: We have nine designated safeguarding trained staff at school with Mr Madiraiga being our Designated safeguarding Lead and Mrs Lockyer the Deputy DSL. If you are worried about yourself or any of your friends you can tell any member of staff your concerns. If you don't feel brave enough to speak face to face will someone, you can send an email to school with ‘two clicks’ on the website.
Here is the link: https://www.kgaringmer.uk/page/?title=Safeguarding&pid=135
Mrs Beattie is our wellbeing and Mental Health Lead in school and she and or a member of the Oasis team can be found in the LRC every day. We also have an extensive website devoted to wellbeing of students, parents and staff so do look at the resources available.
Here is the link: https://www.kgaringmer.uk/page/?title=Wellbeing+Support&pid=134
Have a great weekend.