Penryn College's weekly newsletter for families 
Issue 11 Autumn Term  7/12/16
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This week in our newsletter

  • Our annual Prefect Charity Week is in full swing!
  • Mrs Hunter: her achievements in 21 years as our headteacher
  • Dear Santa - books for Xmas 
It's the end of an era! Penryn College says farewell and thank you!

We are preparing to say goodbye to Marie Hunter - anyone who has met her knows her phenomenal energy and passion for Penryn College and its students - click below to read more about her achievements as headteacher!
21 amazing years in headship

Dates and events

Tuesday 13 Dec
***It's the Christmas Concert***
Thu 15 Dec
Whole school assembly to say goodbye to Ms Hunter
Fri 16 Dec
Xmas assemblies and end of term

Football: we talk to Jake Ash about best ever National Cup team progression
Telling us if your child is absent:
Please call the Attendance Officer first thing in the morning with a reason for absence. This needs to be done on each day of absence. If there is no answer, please leave a message. Thank you!
Charity Prefect Amy selling tree decorations as part of our student organised charity week.
It's Prefect Charity Week - raising money for our chosen school charity 'Stanley's Friends'!
You can read all about Stanley here:

So what's going on? Just look at what our Prefect Team have got organised! What stars!!

  • Candy cane on sale
  • Penryn College Xmas Tree Bauble Decorating: 50p or less per bauble or decoration, to buy and put on our school Christmas tree. 
  • Christmas Music in Kernewek Hall: Donations are welcome, students can come and listen to music at lunchtime.
  • Xmas Photo booth: Students can go and have pictures taken with their friends every lunchtime
  • Christmas Climbing Chocolate challenge: At the climbing wall, students can climb up the wall or along the wall to collect stars on the wall, as a prize there is chocolate  
  • Street stalls: Cake sale, Guess the name of the Reindeer 50p, Raffle, Lucky Dip
  • Christmas Dance Off: Have a laugh and dance for fun in the Sports Hall at lunch time and raise money
  • Non school Uniform Day: Blue themed clothing - 1 blue item at least £1 per person  
  • Teachers got Talent: Students can watch their teachers entertain in Kernewek Hall 

Mrs Hughes writes: Last Thursday evening, Sophia Mock, Dulcie Van Den Heuvel and Mia Congdon participated in the second round of the Rotary Club Cookery Competition at Richard Lander school. It was a long night - we finished at 8.30pm!

There were 12 competitors from different local schools. Our students did very well, with Dulcie achieving a second place!

Introducing Aspirations Day 20th January 2017 

This new parents' meeting is by invitation only. It gives you the opportunity to meet your child’s tutor and teachers if they have been identified as underperforming in key subject areas. 

10 minute meetings will be held during the day with every subject teacher who has requested to see you and your child.  They will give a precise update of your child's progress in the subject and together plan an approach to learning for the remainder of the academic year.

If this is relevant to your child, you will receive a letter of invitation before the end of term.

Winner of last week's literacy challenge was Louis Holmes in 7FE1. Here's a taster: 'Shards of metal were screaming down from the sky like giant hailstones...'!! One more challenge to go this term - details from Year 7 tutors.
Mega Sports Results

Year 11 team beat Ivybridge Academy 3 - 2 and are in to round 6, last 32 in the country

U15 Netball beat Pate's 42-34 and are now in the quarter finals, last 8 schools in the country

Cornwall Christmas Trampoline Cup 3 Bronze, 2 Silver and 1 gold!!

National Cup V Launceston College
U12s Penryn 24:6 Launceston
U14s Penryn 26:4 Launceston
U16s Penryn 54:18 Launceston 

All I want for Christmas is ... a lovely book to read!
Our library team and English teachers have put ther heads together to bring you a great list of suggestions of books to pop in Xmas stockings!
Take a look at the winning photos from our Extreme Reading Competition - some amazing shots to see!
and find a link to their totally sure fire winners for all kinds of readers!
We value your feedback! Tell us what you think of Penryn College.
Wall of Fame nominations extended until 9th Jan 2017
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