We would like to say a huge well done to Year 9 students who took part in the Shakespeare School Festival in October. They rehearsed tirelessly in their own time after school and performed an abridged version of Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham on Tuesday 3rd November. There was singing, dancing, a man in a kilt and even a bear! We also had the talented Ethan Smith playing the guitar and Harvey Rozewicz did the lighting helped by Mr Hipkiss. On Friday 20th November the cast performed at Maywood Shires Residential Home in Wombourne, much to the delight of residents and relatives! These young people can be really proud of their hard work! Well done to everyone! We would also like to thank Miss K Adams for organising and directing the play and for her time given to help our students perform to such a high standard.
Students who took part were:
Shore Brittain, Alex Price, Aaron Beechey, Travis O’Leary, Padraig Meehan, Kane Daniels, Ella-May Miller, Daniel Meek, Jack Slater, George Horton, Larisa Corr, Ellie Salmond, Michaela Burrows, Lyndsey Musgrove, Ellelouise Jones, Benjamin Walker, Hannah Baldwin, Lewis Thompson, Ethan Smith & Harvey Rozewicz.
We are currently making the transition to a new system for all of our data.
This system is called WISE & there is a section specifically for parents which will allow you see useful information about your child/children.
You will soon receive your log-in details via post and then you will be able to log in to http://wise.invictus.education/
Enter your username & temporary password
WISE Parent & Carer Dashboard
From this screen you will be able to select the Academic Profile for each of your children.
Main Child Profile page
On this screen you will be able to navigate to information about Attendance, Behaviour, Homework & more.
The Attendance Page
Ounsdale raised a fantastic £1243 for Children In Need 2015!!
Money was raised with cake sales, raffle, charity dodge ball, fancy dress and guessing the number of balloons in the car.
Thank you to all staff and students who helped to organise the day and a huge ‘WELL DONE’ for the money raised for this very special cause.
During early October our Sports Awards took place in our school hall and proved to be yet another successful evening allowing our talented students to shine. Ounsdale are very proud of our success in the sporting curriculum and we would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners of this year’s awards ceremony.
Students nominated for the John Rothery Cup for each year group should consider themselves to be highly honored as the award, named after a former PE teacher who is highly respected, is only given to students who represent what John Rothery would have considered to be an outstanding, all-round sports person who contributes with the best attitude, ability and sportsmanship.
Our nominees and winners this year were:
Year 7 Boys:
Winner: Jack Bradley
Year 7 Girls:
Winner: Arthi Rajsangar
Year 8 Boys:
Winner: Jack Cox
Year 8 Girls:
Winner: Amber Jones
Year 9 Boys:
Winner: Daniel Blewitt
Year 9 Girls:
Winner: Rosie Taylor
Year 10 Boys:
Winner: Oliver Southall
Year 10 Girls:
Winner: Rosie Foulkes
Year 11 Boys:
Winner: Harry Warner
Year 11 Girls:
Winner: Ruby Morris
The winner of the GCSE PE Award was Cara Bird
The winner of the A Level PE Awards was Tom Hussey
The Winner of the BTEC PE Award was Jake Thompson
The Team of the Year Award was won by the Year 8 Girls Athletic Team
Extra awards were given out during the evening such as the Community Award, Commitment Awards, Most Improved and Recognition Awards and these were all won by the following students:
Harry Clifton, Josh Boddis, Tom Hunt, Ben Harper, Owen Burborough, Catriona Taylor, Meg Wood, Charlotte Clifton, Amelia Parry, Abbie Fuller, Sophia Fisher, Jennifer Share, Tom Hudson, Zak Atkins, Ryan Harper, Tom Hussey, Jack Hussey, Jack Cox, Tom Cottis, Joseph Robinson, Alistair Lochhead, Francesca Flavell, Rhiannon Shipley, Lucy Brooks, Isolabella Marson, Isabel Blakemore & Phoebe Warner.
The evening was presented by our PE staff and we were also entertained by Will Townsend who played the guitar beautifully during guests arrivals and the interval and also Ethan Smith who wowed the audience with his acoustic version of Sam Smith’s song – Stay With Me.
We would like to thank the families of our students for their support and we hope that everyone enjoyed the award ceremony as much as we did.
Further information for parents about the Attitude to learning reports which are coming home with Y7-10 and Y12 on Friday 23 October
As examination standards have risen along with expectations for Year 11 students, we are continuing to explore how we can work more closely with you and your child to ensure their success in the summer. We know from experience that the best way to promote success is for us to work together to make sure our students know exactly what is expected of them and that they take full advantage of the opportunities offered this year.
After having attended the Year 11 parents evening on Wednesday 4th November you will have been given a clear idea of how your child is performing, what action has to be taken by them to improve their grades and what support is available through subject teachers to help with this.
On Wednesday 11th November we would like to invite you to an information evening so that we can provide you with specific advice as to what you as a parent can do to support your child through the examination process.
We would be grateful if you could complete the reply slip on the attached form below and have your child return it to the school office by Thursday 5th November to confirm that you are able to attend.