Some of our Year 9, 10 and 11 mathematicians sat the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge before half term. The top 40% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3. Springfield pupils gained more certificates this year than last year and special congratulations go to the following:
Gold certificate: Daniel Claydon
Best in Year & Gold certificate: Imogen Grears
Silver certificates: Leah Rees, John Pimlott, George Mardle
Bronze certificates: Ella Rowlinson, Isobel Wright, Gemma Andrews, Liv Beynon, Aleisha Kingswell, Ella Cummins, Xanthe Coote, Ash Woolger, Jess Todd, Caitlin Collier, Jack Ancell, Tom Murphy, Taylor Davies, Jack Scribbins, Chloe Freshney, Sam Gratton, Eleanor Barratt, Mia Heslop and Harry Collins
Best in Year & Gold certificate: Isabelle West
Silver certificates: Jack Goodwin, Jess Hatton and Kacey Tregunna
Bronze certificates: Jazmin Choudhury, Jacob Evans-McBride, Rebecca Myers, Ryan Batchelor, Lauren Culliford, Anna Matthews, Eliza Dominy and James Large
The most successful entrants from across the country are invited to participate in further rounds, this year we are celebrating this achievement for Daniel Claydon (Year 11), Imogen Grears (Year 10) and Isabelle West (Year 9).
Well done to every pupil who took part - what a talented group they are!
The Maths Department.
We said a final goodbye to the large portacabin located on the school field (previous home of our school library) during the half term break last week. After a false start on Wednesday due to the high storm 'Doris' winds the huge lorry arrived on Friday, 24th February to undertake the removal via Homefield Road. We have caught some action photos of the removal which are shown below. Special thanks to the Estate Team for all their efforts and to our neighbours in Homefield Road for ensuring safe access for the lorry.
We are delighted to welcome PC Hall and his 'sniffer dog' to our Year 9 Assembly on Wednesday 1st March. This is part of the Personal Development curriculum and is an example of how the Police can help keep us safe. PC Hall will set up several activities in the Assembly with teaching staff to show just how effective this support can be. This is the only date he can do for several months and the Year 9 are lucky to have this enrichment.
Mr Lomas, Head of Enterprise and PDL
We are advising pupils to avoid the local parks and playing fields on their way home this afternoon having just received advice that the Police are concerned about a potential incident in these areas. Thank you. Ms Spivey, Headteacher
We have just received a further communication from the Police. The reported concern relates to a dispute.
Year 10 GCSE Leisure and Tourism pupils visited the Univeristy of Portsmouth Business school on Wednesday, 15th Feburary 2017. The Head of Faculty, Gerry Banks led a fascinating session on marketing and the promotion of 'mocktails'. He thought Springfield pupils were very smart in appearance and smart in their answers. Our pupils thought that Gerry was 'awesome'.
Mr Lomas, Head of PDL and Enterprise
Letters are being sent out shortly regarding extra-curricular music tuition payments. Please can any outstanding fees be paid as soon as possible with cheques made payable to 'Springfield School'.
Mrs Latif, Head of Music
We were delighted to hear of some outstanding swimming successes today.
Austin-Slade Jeffery of 9S, has continued to achieve above and beyond over the past three weekends at various swimming competitions he has entered. Below is a list of his successes:
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 - Austin-Slade Jeffery was named as the Hampshire County Junior Champion for 15 year olds and under for 50 metres, 100 metres and 200 metres breaststroke. Austin also came third for 50 metres freestyle.
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPION (14 year olds):
GOLD MEDALIST for 50 metres freestyle, 50 metres butterfly and 50 metres and 100 metres breaststroke.
SILVER MEDALIST for 1,500 metres freestyle and 200 metres breaststroke.
BRONZE MEDALIST for 400 metres freestyle, 400 metres individual medley, 200 metres individual medley and 100 metres freestyle
Austin-Slade has also broken two 14 year old and one 15 year old county all time championship records in breaststroke and also set 6 club records!
We are so proud that Austin-Slade is excelling and cannot wait to hear more of his successes!
Mr Snook, Head of P.E.
Kindly note that you may see a drone in operation over the school's site over the half term break. This is to take photographs of the roofs of buildings as part of a building condition survey commissioned by the school. Please see the attached letter for further information.
Many thanks Ms Spivey, Headteacher
The Year 11 Catering pupils were split into two groups, one group completed their Controlled Assessment practical on Monday, 13th February and the other group completed their Controlled Assessment on Tuesday, 14th February 2017. They were tasked with making a two-course meal from another culture. There was a wide range of food from countries including China, Mexico, Italy and of course the U.K. The standard was extremely high, with great flavours and superb presentation. Well done to all pupils involved.
Miss Cumbo, Teacher of DT (Catering)
Please see the itinerary below for the Year 11 coaching workshops held this February half term. Any Year 11 pupil may attend any workshop but specific pupils are required to attend a workshop where work is still incomplete (these pupils will have received a letter home informing them of this). Many thanks.
Mrs Hutchinson, Assistant Headteacher