Inter-house Cross Country and Fun Run

We have had an exceptionally busy Inter-house programme this term. We have had competitions for all years in boys Rugby, girls Hockey, Dodgeball, Badminton and Cross Country.

The Inter-house Cross Country and Fun Run was a muddy, closely fought competition which the students approached with determination and lots of smiles. Congratulations to the overall winning House, Emerald.

Mr Nicholls – Head of PE

Staff Panto

The Staff Panto was well received by over 250 students (oh yes it was!)

 

on Monday after school: Sleeping Beauty. This was an impressive and purely amazing performance by staff for our students to say thank you for all their hard work and commitment to their school.

We had cheering, booing and hissing, shouting and screams of delight as some very strong acting skills graced our stage with little or no rehearsal! You can imagine. Staff at Court Fields have once again excelled and had enormous fun dressing up – a testimony for going that extra mile for our students!

Year 9 Options

Making curriculum choices in Year 9 is a very important part of your time in school. It is an opportunity for you to take control of your education and shape the way you want your future to be. The options you choose for Years 10 and 11 will affect how you spend your time at school for the next two years. The choices you make may also influence what course or job you decide to do after Year 11.

It is important to choose subjects that will interest you and motivate you. Spend some time thinking about what you enjoy doing, what keeps you interested in something and what makes you work hard. Remember that you are not alone in making these decisions, everyone in Year 9 is going through the same process. Teachers, friends, parents, carers and family will be able to guide advise and support you in this important decision making process.

Good reasons for choosing an option

  • You are good at the subject
  • You think you will enjoy the course
  • It fits your career ideas and plans
  • It goes well with your other choices
  • You think you might want to continue studying it post 16
  • Your research shows that it will interest you and motivate you to learn.

Bad reasons for choosing an option

  • Your friends have chosen it
  • You think it will be easy
  • You think it’s a good option for a boy/girl
  • Someone else thinks it is a good idea
  • You like the teacher you have now
  • You did not have time to research your options properly

Letter

Important dates

Consultation Dates:

Thursday 23rd November – Consultation Year 9 Parents and students – assembly and letters out.

Friday 8th December 2017 – Deadline for feedback from Year 9 Parents and students.

Thursday 14th December – Governors Directors – Final Decision.

Options Process: Key Dates:

30th November 2017: Year 9 Parents Evening: Discussion of choices

Wednesday 10th January 2018: Year 9 Curriculum Guide sent home

Wednesday 17th January 2018: Year 9 Options Assembly: Process and Choices (SLT)

Thursday 18th January 2018: Year 9 Options Evening: Discussion of choices (opportunity for families to talk to teachers & students for all subjects)

Thurs 1st/Fri 2nd Feb 2018: Academic Monitoring Day: Discussion / Checking of choices by Tutor

Monday 5th February 2018: Options Returns

Year 9 Language Leaders

The Year 9 Language Leaders were full of festive cheer when they delivered their Christmas workshop to the Year 6s at Wellesley Park Primary School on Monday 18th December. The pupils enjoyed a range of activities including card games, Christmas bingo and making a festive card for friends and family.

The Language Leaders have been working hard on their presentation and communication skills, and it was great to see we have some potential teachers within the group!
A huge thanks to the Leaders for all their effort and giving up their Wednesday lunchtime to prepare.
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année à tous!
Madame Payne

Staff Pantomime

Student only Monday 18th December 3.45 pm. £1 – proceeds to Madagascar – Tickets in Finance office.

— Pantomime – 18 December

Safeguarding

The most important thing for our children is their safety. We foster a culture of vigilance amongst staff, students and parents. We always listen to children and take their concerns seriously. Please, do not ‘wait and see’ if you have any concern: either contact the School immediately, or use the link below which will take you directly to the Somerset safeguarding website.

Welcome to the SSCB

Golden Swimming Opportunity

Year 8 student Max Sawyer was fortunate enough to be chosen to attend the Ben Proud Talent Pool on Saturday 11th November, held at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford.
Being a keen swimmer for Taunton Deane Swim Club this was an amazing and life changing opportunity, especially for a young lad who has aspirations of being an Olympic swimmer himself in a few years.
Ben Proud is a Team GB swimmer, Adidas ambassador & most recently Gold medallist World Champion 50m Butterfly winner 2017 and the British record holder for 50m Freestyle.
Max, alongside 29 other youths from across the county, met with Ben, fellow Olympic, Commonwealth and International swimmers and the Adidas training team where they learnt about Race preparation, goals, visualisation, management and of course the drills and practical skills. Those picked swam with Ben and his team with Adidas & Fix recording the entire event for promotion purposes.
There was even an opportunity for Max to race Ben, let’s just say it was a close contest!
Photo: Max with Ben Proud

Career Fair Competition Winner!

November 16, 2017

Congratulations to Year 11 Maddie Davey from Court Fields School in Wellington.

Somerset Skills & Careers Fair 2017 exhibitor Bristol City FC ran a competition for the most keepy uppies in a row, with a prize for the best boy and best girl on the day.  Here is a video of Maddie in action:

Maddie was the clear winner for the females and has been awarded with two tickets to a Bristol City FC match of her choice.  She is looking at dates with her Dad and will make her selection shortly.

Maddie started playing football aged 8, joining Wellington Wildcats where she still plays now for the under 18’s side.  Favouring centre-mid field, Maddie has also recently been asked to play for the ladies team too.

Once she completes her GCSE’s next summer (her favourite subjects are PE and English), football fanatic Maddie has an ambition to study for a diploma in sports coaching at Bridgwater and Taunton College.  From there she has big dreams of going to University and then travelling to Australia.

Well done Maddie from both The One Step Foundation and Bristol City FC, we wish you well in your fast approaching GCSE’s.  You have an exciting future ahead of you, in the meantime enjoy the Bristol City game!

https://www.onestepfoundation.co.uk/news-events/careers-fair-competition-winner/