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Headlines I know that many of you have already completed the parental survey that went home with students on Monday of this week. As I mentioned in the previous Headlines, this major survey is carried out on behalf of our governors every two years. It provides really useful information to help us understand what is going well and what more we need to do to improve the school to make sure it is a good as we can make it. It would be most helpful if you could complete this questionnaire over the coming weekend to be brought back on Monday morning. Thank you all in advance for your time with this – every response is valued and important. On Tuesday evening the school was packed with Year 11 students from Sandringham and the local area visiting to learn more about life in the Sixth Form. All subjects were very popular and it looks as though we will have another wonderful Sixth Form next September. I would like to thank Ms Mouncey, Miss Wills, Mrs. Cavanagh and all the staff involved for delivering such an informative and interesting evening. The main school dance show, Velocityis the week after next. I believe there are still tickets available for some evenings, so contact the SandPit box office if you are interested in watching this amazing show. Alan Gray Headteacher The andprint The weekly newsletter of Sandringham School Issue 17—19 January 2018 Sandringham School Academy Trust Registered in England No. 07523557 Henry Oldroyd 8E English James Burnett 8N Computer Science Sami Choudry 8N Computer Science James Cooke 8N Computer Science Cian Fanning 8N Computer Science Matthew Hargreaves 8N Computer Science Andrew Hau 8N Computer Science Yasmin Howgego 8N Computer Science Charlotte Livesey 8N Computer Science Ida Sondergaard 8N Computer Science Ralph Whitworth 8N Computer Science Joel Wilding 8N Computer Science Samuel Posner 8S English Leila Kitchingman 9E Phil, Religion & Ethics Lucy McGinty 9E German Leona Tindall 9E Phil, Religion & Ethics Caitlin Watkins 9E Phil, Religion & Ethics Tyler Hop 9F German Penny Kyriacou 9F Art Hope Lennard 9F German Hope Lennard 9F Art Charlotte Turner 9F Art Alissa Mason 9N Computer Science Mia Clark 9S Music Lily Hurp 9S Music Cameron Lewis 9S Science Thanusujan Ranjan 9S Music Cleo Spittall 9S Music Sophie Timbs 9S Music Adam Leslie 10A Business Studies Samuel Vosper 10A English Ben Kirby 10F Business Studies Charlotte Frankl 10J English Toby Hawkins 10J Business Studies Charlotte Frankl 10J English Toby Hawkins 10J Business Studies Jacob Head 10J English Emily Collis 10N English DIARY DATES 23 Jan 7:15pm Fo$S Committee Meeting 25 Jan Y11 Theatre Trip 25 Jan Gambia Trip Meeting, 6.30pm, School Hall 25 Jan House Spelling Competition 29 Jan 9am Sixth Form Open Morning 05 Feb 9am Sixth Form Open Morning 06 Feb 6:30 pm Y11 Info Evening Please visit our school website for the most up to date diary dates Headteachers Commendations for week ending 19 January 2018 Alexandra Bundy 7E Art Fleur Lilwall 7E German James Morris 7E Art Joseph Stagg 7E History Edward Arkell 7F Art Stanley Bedwood 7F Art Sienna Brierley 7F Art Madeleine Brown 7F Art Elliot Cheshire 7F Art Bryony Cooper 7F Art Ysabelle Cooper 7F Art William Duncan 7F Art Benjamin Walker 7F Art Henry Catterfeld 7J French Harry Cooke 7J French Olivia Leigh 7J French Grace MacMurray 7J French Rhea Marwah 7J French Jake Osborne 7J French Avina Pattar 7J Pastoral Sara Mazilu 7N Art Jack McKinstry 7N Art Harry McPartlin 7N Art Zoe Webb 7N Art

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  • Headlines

    I know that many of you have already completed the parental survey that went home with students on Monday of this week. As I mentioned in the previous Headlines, this major survey is carried out on behalf of our governors every two years. It provides really useful information to help us understand what is going well and what more we need to do to improve the school to make sure it is a good as we can make it. It would be most helpful if you could complete this questionnaire over the coming weekend to be brought back on Monday morning. Thank you all in advance for your time with this – every response is valued and important.

    On Tuesday evening the school was packed with Year 11 students from Sandringham and the local area visiting to learn more about life in the Sixth Form. All subjects were very popular and it looks as though we will have another wonderful Sixth Form next September. I would like to thank Ms Mouncey, Miss Wills, Mrs. Cavanagh and all the staff involved for delivering such an informative and interesting evening.

    The main school dance show, ‘Velocity’ is the week after next. I believe there are still tickets available for some evenings, so contact the SandPit box office if you are interested in watching this amazing show.

    Alan Gray Headteacher

    The andprintThe weekly newsletter of

    Sandringham School

    Issue 17—19 January 2018

    Sandringham School Academy Trust

    Registered in England No. 07523557

    Henry Oldroyd 8E English James Burnett 8N Computer Science Sami Choudry 8N Computer Science James Cooke 8N Computer Science Cian Fanning 8N Computer Science Matthew Hargreaves 8N Computer Science Andrew Hau 8N Computer Science Yasmin Howgego 8N Computer Science Charlotte Livesey 8N Computer Science Ida Sondergaard 8N Computer Science Ralph Whitworth 8N Computer Science Joel Wilding 8N Computer Science Samuel Posner 8S English Leila Kitchingman 9E Phil, Religion & Ethics Lucy McGinty 9E German Leona Tindall 9E Phil, Religion & Ethics Caitlin Watkins 9E Phil, Religion & Ethics Tyler Hop 9F German Penny Kyriacou 9F Art Hope Lennard 9F German Hope Lennard 9F Art Charlotte Turner 9F Art Alissa Mason 9N Computer Science Mia Clark 9S Music Lily Hurp 9S Music Cameron Lewis 9S Science Thanusujan Ranjan 9S Music Cleo Spittall 9S Music Sophie Timbs 9S Music Adam Leslie 10A Business Studies Samuel Vosper 10A English Ben Kirby 10F Business Studies Charlotte Frankl 10J English Toby Hawkins 10J Business Studies Charlotte Frankl 10J English Toby Hawkins 10J Business Studies Jacob Head 10J English Emily Collis 10N English

    DIARY DATES

    23 Jan 7:15pm Fo$S Committee Meeting 25 Jan Y11 Theatre Trip 25 Jan Gambia Trip Meeting, 6.30pm,

    School Hall 25 Jan House Spelling Competition 29 Jan 9am Sixth Form Open Morning 05 Feb 9am Sixth Form Open Morning 06 Feb 6:30 pm Y11 Info Evening Please visit our school website for the most up to

    date diary dates

    Headteachers Commendations for week ending 19 January 2018

    Alexandra Bundy 7E Art Fleur Lilwall 7E German James Morris 7E Art Joseph Stagg 7E History Edward Arkell 7F Art Stanley Bedwood 7F Art Sienna Brierley 7F Art Madeleine Brown 7F Art Elliot Cheshire 7F Art Bryony Cooper 7F Art Ysabelle Cooper 7F Art William Duncan 7F Art Benjamin Walker 7F Art Henry Catterfeld 7J French Harry Cooke 7J French Olivia Leigh 7J French Grace MacMurray 7J French Rhea Marwah 7J French Jake Osborne 7J French Avina Pattar 7J Pastoral Sara Mazilu 7N Art Jack McKinstry 7N Art Harry McPartlin 7N Art Zoe Webb 7N Art

  • Invigilator – part-time Starting April 2018

    Pay Details: £8.50 per hour, term time only on a flexible, variable hours basis

    We are looking to expand our Exam Invigilation team for the upcoming exam period. You will be required

    to invigilate exams, collect and collate papers and work with the Exams Officer to ensure regulations are

    adhered to. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with an eye for detail and good

    communication skills. The hours are varied over the year; there will be opportunities to work on an ad hoc basis during the year as well as during the main exam

    period in May and June. There will be appropriate training for successful candidates and invigilators will

    be required to attend regular refresher courses.

    Application deadline: 9am Wednesday January 31st

    Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel

    able to appoint an appropriate candidate. Full details are available from our website

    www.sandringham.herts.sch.uk or www.teachinherts.com Applications should be sent to: Kate Ward, HR Officer, Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans, AL4 9NX,

    Tel 01727 799560. Email [email protected]

    ABSENCE LINE 01727 799564

    Absence Email: (Available 24 hours) [email protected]

    Please report ALL absences before 9:15am on the first day of absence. This should be followed

    up by a letter on return.

    Stuart Kemp, Assistant Headteacher

    Arran Rafot 10N English Jessica Simmons 10N Pastoral Lucy Ford 11E Business Studies Lewis Covey-Crump 11F Pastoral Joseph Hirst 11T Business Studies

    Music news Battle of the Bands - 7th February Battle of the Bands is fast approaching and we have

    a fantastic range of bands signed up to take part! There are still spaces left, and all genres and styles are welcome so come down to the Music Faculty to sign up. Get your tickets from the SandPit Theatre.

    Senior Recital Evening - 20th February Senior Recital Evening is an opportunity for our

    musicians in Years 10-13 to perform in the SandPit Theatre and showcase a piece of their choice. This could be a piece from a recent examination or any other of their choice. Solos or small ensembles are welcome. Please sign up in the Music Faculty to take part or speak to one of the Music Faculty staff for more information

    St Albans Young Musician of the Year We are recording entries for the St Albans Young

    Musician of the Year competition on Monday 22nd January after school. If you would like to be entered, either sign up to be recorded or just send a recording to one of the Music Faculty staff with details of the piece and composer.

    ABRSM exams Entries have now been made for ABRSM exams.

    If you have been entered, an email will be sent to you confirming the date and time as soon as we receive them from ABRSM.

    Rock School We currently have spaces in Rock School.

    Students taking part in Rock School have weekly sessions and are led by an experienced musician and teacher through the process of setting up a band, rehearsing together, planning set lists and preparing for gigs. The cost is £65 for 11 sessions over the course of a term. If you are interested, application forms can be collected from the Music Faculty.

    For more up to date news, follow us @SandringhamMus

    Amy Stothard Director of Learning: Music

    Dance News Velocity Don’t forget to buy your Velocity tickets.

    Arrangements for the weekend technical rehearsals (27th/28th January) have been shared with all cast, both on google classroom and on the dance board. Not all students are required for the weekend technical rehearsals, and some students are only required for a specific time. Please make sure they check the time of their dance carefully to ensure they are at the theatre at the correct time. It is a very exciting time and I hope you are looking forward to the show.

    Guys and Dolls photos If you ordered photos from Guys and Dolls they

    are available to collect from the dance office.

    Congratulations A huge well done to Izzy Carhart and Courtney

    McCarthy who have both been successful in their audition and interview at Chichester University to study Dance next year. We are very proud of their achievements, Chichester is an outstanding University to study Dance.

    Clare Meeking Director of Learning: Dance

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]

  • Drama News

    This week has been a busy one for Drama. Our fantastic Year 13 A-level students performed in their final practical assessment. They performed monologues and group pieces to an incredibly high standard and showcased some impressive talent. We are so proud of each and every one of them.

    Our young actors company are busy preparing for their tour to local primary schools which commence next week. We can't wait for them to take their show on the road.

    Next week our Year 13 and Year 11 students are both travelling into London to see productions that are an important part of their course. Year 11 are going to see the chilling 'Woman in Black' at the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden and Year 13 are going to see the critically acclaimed 'Amadeus' at the National Theatre. Please can I remind all students to bring in their reply slips as soon as possible.

    Below is Joe Davies perspective on the Year 13 examination process.

    On Thursday the 11th of January, our Year 13 drama group undertook our practical exam. This consisted of a monologue and a group practical performance. Each of us performed a very different monologue ranging from comedy to tragedy. Everyone performed amazing monologues and we were all very pleased with the final performances.

    The next part was the group performances. The class was in three groups performing the plays: Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht, Five Kinds of Silence by Shelah Stevenson, and Metamorphoses by Steven Berkoff. Each of the groups performed excellently with emotional, funny and educational performances.

    Unlike the rest of my classmates, I decided to do set design, rather than performing in the group performances. I started by planning my set for Caucasian Chalk Circle, before the summer holidays and then continued to work on it over the holiday with Rachael and Jonny, in the SandPit. I decided to have a revolving set, as the central focus of my design, so that I was able to have the background changing with a lot more ease than bringing set pieces on and off. I really enjoyed working with the SandPit team, and had fun bringing my set to life. It was a very rewarding experience to see something that I had been designing and planning for months becoming a real piece. Along with my set I had to create a model box and detailed plans of the performance space.

    My class and I would all like to thank the drama teachers, Mrs Birkett, Miss Malherbe as well as the SandPit team, Jonny, Rachael and Liam, for all their help, not just for this performance, but over the last two years.

    Alexander Birkett

    Director of Learning: Drama

    The SandPit Theatre News

    We are well and truly into the New Year now and it’s getting busy at the SandPit Theatre. Velocity is only two weeks away and we can’t wait to get rehears-als underway!

    If you haven’t got your tickets yet, then do get in touch with the box office on 01727 799565 or book online at www.sandpittheatre.co.uk.

    There will be 3 evening performances on Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February (please note that the Sat evening performance is sold out), as well as a Saturday matinee so hopefully there’s a chance for everyone to see this fantastic show!

    Please note that the Sandringham Gym Display has been moved from Tuesday 6th February, to Wednesday 14th March. Apologies for any inconvenience caused – all ticket bookings already placed will automatically be transferred to the new date and will be valid for the show (no need to exchange your tickets for new ones). There are still tickets available for this, so please do book via the box office if you’d like to come along.

    Book now - Adult £4/Child & Concessions £3 Call 01727 799565 or visit

    www.sandpittheatre.co.uk

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  • Rotary Youth Speaks Competition 2018

    The Rotary Club hold an annual competition which

    allows young people to prepare speeches around a topic of their choice. The art of public speaking is an essential life-skill for young people to develop. By preparing and participating in this event students were given the opportunity to improve their confidence in this area.

    On Monday 8th January, our team competed in the

    Senior age range (14-18) against a range of schools from the area, including sixth forms.

    Our team took on the challenging task of exploring

    and discussing the potential risks that are approaching with the ever-increasing development of Artificial Intelligence. Research was rigorous and opened their eyes to the expanding technological world around them.

    Our team, Jacob Head, Emily Collis, Charlotte

    Frankl, Arran Rafot and Samuel Vosper, were committed to their preparations for this event and performed excellently on the night. I would like to congratulate the team on coming 3rd place. A real achievement which the whole team should be proud of. Well done!

    Alfie Fox

    Teacher of English

    Students - don’t forget to see the Music Faculty if

    you would like to be involved in Battle of the Bands. Or if you just want to come and enjoy the music, tickets are on sale now at the box office, £4/£3.

    And finally, don’t forget our Children’s Theatre

    programme. This February, courtesy of Rhubarb Theatre, we bring you Sidney’s Shed - a hilarious show full of songs, music and prize-winning cabbages! Suitable for all the family, don’t miss this half term treat! Adults £8/Child £6.

    Laura Rawlings, Box Office Administrator

    Fo$S News

    The next Fo$S Committee Meeting will be on Tuesday 23rd January at 7.15pm in D11 (opposite the hall). We hope to see you there.

  • PE News Well done to all the boys who were involved in last

    Saturday’s football fixtures V Dame Alice Owens. It was a great morning of football with us taking two wins and two draws away from our hosts. This is always a very tough fixture against a strong sporting school who have seen much success in football in the last few years. The Y10’s went up 3-0 before conceding late on against our possible County Cup quarter final opponents. The Y9s capitalised on some questionable goalkeeping to take an early 2-0 lead before Jake Clarke’s sublime free-kick added a 3rd to seal a great 3-0 win against last season’s County Cup finalists. The Y8 team took an early lead through a superb Liam Watters strike, however Owens managed to go into the half with a 2-1 lead. Joseph Beardon then stepped up with an equally impressive goal to take a 2-2 draw. The Y7s also could not be separated in a very close match with some excellent football from both teams. A goal from Ashton Latter midway through the 2nd half looked to have been enough for us to get the win, however the pressure from Owens late on in the game saw them grab a late equaliser from a corner. Well done to all the boys involved.

    The Y11 basketball team played St. Columba’s in the National Cup on Monday. It was a superb game with both teams showing some great offensive basketball and a number of individuals demonstrating great defensive skills. The team played well in what was a slightly reduced squad. The team led early on and seemed in control, however some late foul trouble essentially cost the game as we ended up with 4 on court after some players being fouled out eventually losing 65-56.

    The Y9 basketball team played in the County Rally on Wednesday afternoon at Queens School. We were drawn in Group 1 against Sir Frederick Osborn, Simon Balle and Beaumont school. We comfortably won all 3 games putting us through into the semi-finals as winners of the group. We then played Queens in the semi-final, knowing they were last year’s champions. We quickly established a lead through some superb exchanges between Ryaan Hussain and Ryan Gallagher, which our team in the second half comfortably held. We then went on to the final against Parmiters and ended up 5 down at half time knowing our slightly stronger team were to play 2nd.

    Unfortunately on this occasion we were out played by a better team on the day and ended up losing on the day. Runners up in the county is a fantastic achievement so well done to the whole team.

    Well done to the Senior Rugby team on beating Broxbourne 52-3 in the County Shield on Wednesday. This puts the team into semi-final to be redrawn in the next few weeks. It was a solid performance with a number of players missing, however this did give others’ the opportunity to play out of position and has given the management a selection headache for the next round.

    For more news, fixtures, team sheets and results don’t forget to follow us @SandringhamPE on Twitter and at www.sandringhamsport.co.uk

    Andrew Cracknell Director of Learning: PE

    PE Fixtures

    Saturday 20th January Y7-10 Football V Beaumont (7/10H and 8/9 A)

    Monday 22nd January

    Y10 Rugby V Freman College (A) Senior Girls Basketball V Queens (H)

    Y11 Bball V Sir Frederick Osborn

    Wednesday 24th January Senior Bball V Simon Balle (H) Senior Netball V St. Georges (A)

    Thursday 25th January

    Y8 Bball V St. Columba’s College (H) Y8 Girls Bball V Queens (A)

    Y9 Girls Football V Longdean (A)

    P is for ………...Panacea Noun A remedy for all ills or difficulties “Doctors wish there was a single panacea for every

    disease, but there is not”

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