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What a difference a fortnight makes, 14 little days

A news update for March...

Since I last wrote to you so much has happened in school. Though when is that not the case in a busy school!

It was a genuine pleasure to see the return of Parents’ Evening, especially as it was one of the first opportunities for our new(ish!) Year 7 Parents to meet with teachers for the first time, and indeed be on the school site in many cases too. The hustle and bustle of the evening, and the overwhelmingly positive atmosphere reminded me of how important a part of the school community parents can be, and that these evenings can be in building the relationships that ensure positive outcomes for our young people. I know the sentiment was shared by the countless parents I spoke to on the evening, or who written to me since, expressing how positive an experience it had been, and how happy they were to be finally able to come in to school and meet with teachers in person.

We look forward to a similar positive experience this week with our Year 10s having their first in person Parents’ Evening in nearly two years too!

I’m also pleased to report to you that we had our semi-regular safeguarding audit from the Local Authority over the last week. While I’ve always been very proud of the support that Park House offers young people, it was reassuring and with pleasure that I heard such phrases as outstanding practice in the descriptions of what we do to support the young people of our community.

Last Friday saw the traditional non-uniform day that we have always had at this time of year. Normally this is in support of Comic or Sport Relief charities but this year the senior students approached me about using the monies raised in support of the work the Red Cross is carrying out in Ukraine and the surrounding regions.

Some of you may have already seen some of the photos that have been posted on social media but I was delighted when so many our young people took the opportunity to come in dressed in either yellow or blue for this day, they truly entered into the spirit of the event and raised over £1000 for such a worthy cause. As always, they have represented the best of what a busy place, but a place full of heart, that Park House has always been. Mr Crabbe

English Exam dates

Wednesday 18th May Language Paper 1 (1 hour 45 minutes) – Fiction paper

Wednesday 25th May Literature Paper 1 (2 hours) – Romeo and Juliet & An Inspector Calls

Wednesday 08th June Literature Paper 2 (2 hours) – Seen Poetry and Jekyll and Hyde

Friday 10th June Language Paper 2 (2 hours) – Non-fiction paper

Food and Nutrition container request

Ms Morgan needs any large, plastic sweet, cracker or biscuits tubs please to enable us to provide containers to students who have forgotten or are unable to provide their own containers to transport their food home.

Donations - Supporting Ukraine

Thank you for all of your donations to support the crisis in Ukraine, 100's of toothbrushes, nappies, clothing and vital supplies. Thank you all, here's just a snippet of our donations...