Chalkwell Bus Information 19/7/19
19th July 2019
Message from Chalkwell Bus Company.
As you may already be aware, the A2 is shut through Newington which will disrupt the school buses this afternoon. The official diversion is via the M2, but we have a lot of children to get home to Lower Halstow, Newington and Upchurch. We have a difficult job to do, and it will require Newington children to either walk from Key St or the Tuck Inn, or be collected from there.
The plan for this afternoon
- 328 1505 from Westlands; As normal but operate via the M2 Diversion and serve the route in reverse ie. Rainham, Upchurch, Lower Halstow, to the Tuck Inn. Pupils for Newington to alight at the Tuck Inn.
- 327 1505 from Sittingbourne; Operate via the diversion route to the M2 then Three Sisters and as normal route to Medway. Passengers for Newington, Lower Halstow and Upchurch to change onto the 328 at The Billet (1510 for the 1514 328).
- 328 from TSS at 1515; via the M2 diversion and then serve the route in reverse ie. Rainham, Upchurch, Lower Halstow, to the Tuck Inn. Pupils for Newington to alight at the Tuck Inn.
- 326 1615 from Sittingbourne; Will operate late due to delays on the previous journey. Will operate via the M2 diversion and resume normal route after Hoath Way.
- 327 1715 from Sittingbourne. The main bus will run via the M2 diversion to Hoath Way, then normal line of route. There will also be a minibus leaving Sittingbourne at 1715 to serve Lower Halstow, Newington and Upchurch.
Uniform - FAQ
Following months of design and consultation, we are excited to launch our new uniform as The Sittingbourne School.
The school leaders and governing body have given a commitment to support families with the cost of this change to uniform. All current students have already been gifted their new ties, in line with our revised community structure. We are pleased to confirm that all existing students will also be gifted a blazer by the school, which will be distributed in the very last week of the summer term, beginning Monday 22nd July 2019.
Why are we changing our uniform?
• To strengthen and build on the existing sense of pride, identity and community we have as being part of The Sittingbourne School.
• To modernise and consolidate our identity as part of the Swale Academies Trust.
What are the key changes?
• A dark, navy blue, tailored blazer with the new school logo embroidered on the top pocket.
• An official blue PE top with white shoulder detail, and matching navy blue sportswear.
How do we purchase the uniform?
• We are proud to support local businesses in the provision of our uniform.
• PE kit can be ordered online from Watermelon Workwear, whilst blazers and ties are available from Forsters, who have shops in both Sittingbourne and Sheerness town centres.
What about new Year 7s?
• All students will be expected to wear the new uniform from the start of term on Wednesday 28th August 2019
• Please do not purchase your ties until you have received a letter over the summer holidays confirming which community you will be joining
Links are provided below for both retailers as well as to the full uniform policy of the school, which we would encourage all students and their guardians to read.
Collection of Summer Results and Swale Sixth Form
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Newsletter - Term 4 - March 2019
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National Careers and Apprenticeship Week. All lessons have focussed on careers this morning as our first "drop everything for careers" event is underway. Additional activities will follow this week. Careers Fair is Wednesday 13th March, 3pm till 4pm for all students and parents.
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Sittingbourne Community College Archers (SCCA)
Sittingbourne Community College Archers (SCCA)
Date: 30 Jan 19
Success for Sittingbourne Community College Archers at National Championships and Kent Indoor Archery Championships
Following their success at the Junior Indoor National Championships held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire in December Sittingbourne Community College Archers have yet again gone on to secure strong results at a county level. At the Junior Nationals, the club secured a National Champion with Harry Stew winning the Barebow U18 section, followed closely by teammate Joseph Warner 2nd. Other credits went to Reece Attree, 2ndin U16 Longbow, Lara Green 2ndU16 ladies Longbow, Andrew Mead, 3rdin U16 Barebow and Patricia Irimie, 3rdin U16 ladies Barebow.
On Sunday 27thJan 2019 members of SCCA Junior and Senior sections competed in the Kent County Championships at Homewood School in Tenterden, hosted by Ashford Archers.
Organised into age group, gender and bow type categories competitors shot an indoor ‘Portsmouth’ round consisting of 60 arrows at 20 Yards.
The club turned out the largest Junior section within the competition and was duly successful within the various different categories.
Adam Kenyon, Head coach, was very pleased with the result.
He said, “This was an excellent competition result for the club as a whole and I am especially proud of the achievements of the juniors especially as for many this was their first competition using a new bow type. Also with a number of juniors now competing in the adult sections for the first time they held their own coming in the top half of the field in some categories. I would like to congratulate the whole team and thank the senior section for their support of the juniors. We are very much looking forward to the outdoor season and sending a team to the Junior Nationals in Lilleshall in July. ”
Kent County Championships Roll of honour:
Safer Internet Day - 5th February 2019
Today, 5th February, is Safer Internet Day. As part of the school’s involvement in raising awareness of internet safety, staff have been asked to deliver internet safety messages within their teaching and students will receive a bespoke session through their tutor. In order to enable you to support your child to stay safe, please see attached the latest digital magazine released by Parentzone and supported by Vodafone, which will give you further information about using the internet safely and guidance on how to support your child.
January 2019 Digital Magazine.pdf
Internet safety co-ordinator
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Kent Teacher of the Year
Schools have been invited to showcase our top teams, teachers, staff and volunteers by putting them forward for a Kent Teacher of the Year Award.
The awards event is now open to nominations and these can be made by anyone passionate about our school including staff, parents and pupils.
Nominations can be made for individuals or teams of staff no matter their role - from teachers to support staff, volunteers to senior management - as there is a category appropriate for anyone making a difference in our school.
A panel of judges will select winners for each local authority and the results will be announced at a prestigious awards dinner at the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel in May. There are top prizes on offer in addition to a limited edition trophy for each overall champion deemed the county’s best.
Please use the link below to make a nomination as we have many members of staff that should be recognisedfor their excellent contribution to our students.
Newsletter - Issue 6 - Term 2 2018
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Trip to Richard Alston Dance Company
On the 13th November, Post 16 students (and 3 year 10 students) had the opportunity to see the world renowned Richard Alston Dance Company performing in Dartford.
After a pre-show talk with the choreographer himself, students were wowed by the skill, technique and performance of the incredible dancers, performing a range of pieces spanning Alston's 50 year career.
Poppy Parade at Ypres
On Sunday 11 November, 3 Year 9 students were given a once in a lifetime opportunity, to take part in the Poppy Parade at Ypres, on the centenary of the end of World War I.
There were around 20,000 people in the parade and tens of thousands more in the crowd. It was a very surreal experience which was broadcast all over the world. Our students marched proudly behind veterans from around the commonwealth who had all come to show their appreciation and gratitude to those who fought in World War I.
The Poppy Parade took us under the Menin Gate which was built to commemorate 50,000 commonwealth soldiers who have no grave. At the end of the service thousands of poppy petals were dropped through the gate as the crowd were silent. It was a very moving moment.
After the service and after exploring Ypres, the students visited a commonwealth war grave and a German war grave, looking at the contrast between the two ways that the soldiers were remembered.
The students were given this wonderful opportunity to be part of the trip because of the excellent independent learning projects they handed in.
Students at The Sittingbourne Community College have been working tirelessly to honour those who fought and died in the First World War in order to commemorate 100 years since its end. All students were asked to contribute a piece of work to show their appreciation of those who sacrificed themselves during the Great War and all wars since.
In their English classes, our students have read a range of fiction and non-fiction texts about World War One, studied and analysed a range of war poetry, and have expressed their personal responses through a range of artistic mediums.
A large selection of the work produced by the students has been put on display in Sittingbourne Library, Central Avenue. The work will be displayed until the end of November and will be added to throughout the month. We hope that visitors enjoy reading the passionate and well-crafted responses produced by the students.
The staff at The Sittingbourne Community College would like to thank Sittingbourne Library for displaying the work and Karen Hollands, David Johns and Axminster Power Tools for their contributions and support with this project.
ParentPay and the Canteen Facilities
We would like to clarify some important information with regards to ParentPay and the canteen facilities.
Please ensure that when you load money on to ParentPay that it is allocated to the school dinners section, please also allow sufficient time for the money to reach your child’s account, this can take up to 3 hours. You would have received your log in details via post.
The biometric scan of your child’s thumb print is the safest way for your child to purchase items from the canteen, if you have not yet authorised your child to have this done, a 4 digit pin code will be issued instead. We recommend students either write this number on a piece of card or into their phones so they can show canteen staff, the pin number will then be checked against the students name and photograph as a security measure. However, pin codes can be lost and forgotten so we highly recommend the biometric thumb print system is used.
There is a limit of £5 per day for all students, staff cannot override this at the tills. If a student spends their limit at breakfast and/or break time it will mean they will be unable to purchase anything at lunch.
All students have an account regardless of whether they have had their thumb print scanned or been issued a pin code, this includes free school meal students. All students at SCC can claim a daily free breakfast of two slices of toast in the canteen. Students entitled to free school meals are unable to purchase anything at break time, they can purchase their full entitlement at lunchtime only.
If your child has any issues at all, please tell them to speak to a member of the canteen staff or their Pastoral Support Manager.
You are able to view how much your child has spent and what they have bought via your ParentPay account.
Nourish Catering Supplies on behalf of The Sittingbourne Community College