We are nearing that very festive time of year and here at Joseph Swan Academy we wanted to ensure you are informed of our activities and events which are taking place during the penultimate and last week of term in addition to providing first class teaching and learning.
As always on the penultimate Friday of term on Friday 9th December at 3pm we will be having a Christmas ‘Bake Off’ for parents/carers with their children. Thank you for registering your interest for this activity. I know that this has once again been oversubscribed so we will look at putting additional activities of this nature on in 2017. If you would like to be involved in the future please do contact Mrs Peverley via firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Year for a number of different reasons including funding for transport our Joseph Swan Academy Carol Services will be held within the Academy. This will as always, however, be a traditional Carol Service with readings and Carols telling the story of the Nativity.
After each Carol Service, students, in their Year Groups, will participate in the Joseph Swan Academy Christmas Lunch. This is an event we started three years ago and is a way for our students to celebrate Christmas in a traditional family way in their own tutor groups. This will as usual be celebrated in true family style with tutor groups sitting and eating together with their tutor. This event will take place in the Main Hall. Thank you for supporting the Academy financially with this this year. A reminder that the dates for the Year Groups will be as follows:
- Sixth Form – Thursday 8th December 2016
- Year 9 – Friday 9th December 2016
- Year 7 – Monday 12th December 2016
- Year 8 – Tuesday 13th December 2016
- Year 10 – Wednesday 14th December 2016
- Year 11 – Thursday 15th December 2016
If you would like to withdraw your child from the Carol Services and/or the Christmas Lunch please do contact the Academy’s Administration Manager via email@example.com or 0191 4422004.
On Friday 16th December I hope the entire Academy will join me in our now traditional ‘Christmas Top (Jumper or T shirt) Day’. Students and staff are all encouraged to join in with this event. Students and staff will be able to wear ‘normal clothes’ for this day. A small donation will be made for our charitable collection for Save the Children and Joseph Swan Academy.
As you can see we have an array of activities for our young people as well as continuing to provide first class teaching and learning throughout the month of December. We will end our term this year on Friday 16th December at 12.30pm with scholar’s buses being available for our students to use at this time. If the finishing time is an issue regarding childcare arrangements please do contact the Academy’s Administration Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0191 4422004 and we will arrange supervision for your child until 2.50pm.
We look forward to welcoming our students back in the New Year on Tuesday 3rd January at 8.35am well refreshed for learning.
Let the festivities commence,
Miss H. E. Scott