Message from the Head of Secondary, Anne Coakley
Our assembly on Monday was another reminder of the amazing opportunities our students have. Eryn Bhola, Mya Gibbons, Brittany Siddle, Samantha Soares, Kaleb Hamilton and Nicholas Siese gave us a report of their trip in March to New York to attend the United Nations International Schools Conference. They were obviously moved by some of the speakers talking about 'Migration' and to hear the viewpoints from students from other countries impacted by the large movements of people taking place is some areas of the world. Working with these students helped them understand how difficult it can be to take into consideration the needs of diverse groups and indeed the role of the UN in finding solutions.
Mike Webber, a leadership speaker, met with all Y10 students on Monday helping them understand what skills good leaders have and how to develop them. Lots of team building exercise helped them identify the skill they have and as this year group will take over the prefect role now the Y11 have exams we hope to see them put these skills into practice. He also met with the new Student Leadership Team planning what they want to achieve over the next year. A staff workshop and parent workshop completed the day and he gave us all fresh ideas we hope to see put into practice.
We received great news from the 15 WA students returning from the Carifta Games. They did themselves and Bermuda proud achieving 17 of the 39 medals won by Bermuda. Special mention goes to Sam Williamson who set three new Carifta records and to Jessie Washington who captained the Bermuda team. Please see the full results below and our congratulations to the whole team.
Boys and Girls Field Hockey tournaments took place on Thursday and congratulations to the Middle School Boys team who placed 2nd.
We hosted the Boys Inter School Badminton tournament and had very strong results in particular U16 singles champion- Taylor Carrick and U16 doubles champions- Joshua Thorne and Anaya Smith. Please see below for the full results.
Students in the News:
Congratulations to Gloria Candiolo, Brazil Robinson, McKenzie Raynor Y7 and Amelie Argent Y8 for reaching the 50 merit goal. Well done.
As mentioned last week a team of 15 swimmers went to the XXXII CARIFTA Swimming Championships in the Bahamas. There were 8 Warwick Academy students involved: Jesse Washington, Skyler Powell, Keagan Woolley, Brian Desmond, Logan Watson-Brown, Jessica Bruton, Finn Moseley and Sam Williamson (plus Maddy Moore, Alumna).
Overall the Bermuda team won 39 medals – 16 Gold, 14 Silver and 9 Bronze. WA students won 17 Medals - 8 Gold, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze.
Sam Williamson won 5 Gold and 3 Silver medals and set 3 new CARIFTA records in the process.
Sam Williamson was also the Boys 11-12 High Points Champion
Jesse Washington won 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal
Logan Watson-Brown won 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal
Jessica Bruton won 3 relay medals – 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze
BSSF Badminton Tournaments Results
High School Girls
U16 singles silver medalist - Imani Phillips
O16 singles silver medalist - Mae Ooi
O16 doubles silver medalist – Mae Ooi and Carmel Butterfield
High School boys
U16 singles champion - Taylor Carrick
U16 singles silver medalist - Scott Redmond
U16 doubles champions - Joshua Thorne and Anaya Smith (both unable to play in singles)
U16 doubles silver medalists - Scott Redmond and Taylor Carrick
O16 doubles silver medalists - Marco DeCouto and Sam Darling
Congratulations to all the participants.
Key Stage 3 Book Swop
Last year we held our first KS3 book swap with students exchanging over 500 books. It is time to start collecting books for this year's event, which hopefully will be even bigger!
In order to participate, students should:
• Start looking for books at home that they have finished reading and would like to exchange for new books
• Make sure they are in good condition, i.e. no mould or ripped pages
• Make sure they suitable for readers in Y7-9, i.e. no books for primary children or for older teens/adults
• From Monday 1st May, bring their books to school and deliver to Miss Cummins in U12 during am Registration
• Make sure all books are brought in by Friday 19th May.
The book swap will take place during lunch play (1:35pm – 2pm) on Monday, 22nd May in the Drama Studio.
Upcoming School Events:
Wednesday, 3rd May – Study leave begins for Year 11 students
Friday, 19th May – WA Salute Day and WA Alumni Cocktail Party – details will be sent closer to the event.
Saturday, 20th May – WAPTA Movie Night - details will be sent closer to the date
Wednesday, 24th May – Bermuda Day observed – no school
Thursday, 25th May – IB Graduation Ceremony @ Fairmont Southampton 5pm sharp
Thursday, 15th June – Secondary Junior Music Concert in the PPMH @ 6:30pm
Monday, 19th June – Bermuda National Heroes Day (public holiday)
Thursday, 29th June – End of Term 3 for students, early dismissal @ 1:15pm
Warwick Academy Parent Teacher Association:
Please note details of specific events will be sent out a few weeks before the event and also posted on the FROG VLE, under the WAPTA section.
Movie Night – Saturday, 20th May - Save the Date!
Please note that items mentioned in this section of the newsletter are not Warwick Academy events and are not affiliated to the school.
Supporting details/fliers/order forms for out of school activities/notices can be viewed on the VLE, Important Documents - "External Notices".
• Saturday Art Studio with Louisa Bermingham - focus on Sculpture at Warwick Academy
2:30 - 4pm (for, but not limited to, middle school ages and ART GCSE candidates). Details posted on VLE.
• 2nd Annual Fashion & Talent Showcase - Saturday, 29th April at 6pm in the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall. The Francis Patton PTA in collaboration with Nicole Robinson invites members of the school community with the event hosted by Antoine Jones.
• Group Guitar Lessons - The Bermuda School of Music is one again offering a beginners group guitar class for Term 3 2016/17. Details posted on the VLE.
• A Gold Medal Event with Dominique Moceanu - A message every Athlete needs to hear
Saturday, 6th May @ 8:00 pm in the Poinciana Ballroom, Fairmont Southampton.
Admission is $20.00 and includes an autograph on an item of your choice. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Personal inscriptions and photos with Dominique are $10 additional each. Details posted on the VLE.
• May Heritage Month - Exhibition/education/reflection event series which will run from 21st May to 4th June during Heritage Month in Bermuda at the Samaritan's Lodge of Cobb's Hill, Warwick. Details on VLE.
• Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta – 26th May – 5th June, 2017 – Details on VLE.