Secondary Newsletters

Message from the Head of Secondary, Anne Coakley

 

Greetings Parents/Guardians,

 

Wednesday afternoon we welcomed our Y7 students for next year to an orientation afternoon to ensure a smooth transition from Primary to Secondary school. They met with their homeroom tutors, Miss Brown, Mrs. Hind, Mrs. Kolia and Mrs. Sousa and started to build friendships with new students to our school. This was followed by a meeting with parents of new students in Year 7 – Year 11 to provide an overview of our pastoral system and secondary curriculum as well as an opportunity to meet the management team and ask questions. Miss Cummins as Head of Key Stage 3 ensured the afternoon ran smoothly and settled the nerves students may have with this transition.

 

Our music students under the direction of Mr. Swan and Mr. Roach produced a very entertaining concert last night and I am always impressed with the speed at which students learn to play new instruments. The choir, directed by Miss Nancy Smith gave us a taste of Les Miserables and the Y9 General Music student directed by Mrs. Friesen were a great addition to the performance.

 

A reminder that the Middle School Summer Showcase takes place on Thursday, 22nd June at 6.00pm in the PPMH and entry is free so I hope to see many of you come out and support this new event.

 

The last IGCSE takes place next Tuesday and I hope the year 11 students will enjoy a well-deserved break over the summer. For the rest of us the end is in sight and I am sure these last few days will fly by.

 

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Students in the News:

Merits
Congratulations to the following students for reaching:
125 merits - Katarina Thompson Y9
100 merits - Sarah Francoeur Y7
75 merits - Kwame Naylor Y7, Jason Outerbridge Y8, Amber Simons, Jack Hildebrand Y9
50 merits - Harry Twite, Finn Watson, Blake Oliveira Y7, Sanaa Burgess, Jessica Bruton, Miriam Dill, Rhiannon Nester, Aidan Jones Y8, Maleia Howard, Seth Malpas Y10

Weekly Merit Winners for 4th – 11th June, 2017:

Year 7-9 Key Stage 3
=11 Merits Rachael Betschart Y7 Rhodes
Ben Dill Y9 Patton
9 Merits Miriam Dill Y9 Patton
=6 Merits Jack Fitzsimmons Y8 Patton
Jessica Bruton Y8 Rhodes

Year 10 - 13 Key Stage 4
=5 Merits Alexys Murray Y10 Patton
Imani Phillips Y10 Robertson
Ayahne Simmons Y10 Patton
Maleia Howard Y10 Patton
Sebastian Finkbeiner Y10 Robertson
Seth Malpas Y10 Patton
Taj Lowery Y10 Patton
Tuesday Trimingham Y10 Morgan
Liam Zuill Y10 Rhodes

House Standings
Patton 3610
Robertson 3510
Morgan 3460
Rhodes 3414

 

 

Gymnastics
Congratulations to Taj Lowery and Gianna Webbe for being chosen as the "water bearers" representing Bermuda in the opening ceremonies of the upcoming Island Games!
http://www.royalgazette.com/sport/article/20170613/bermuda-select-trio-for-opening-duties

The Second Annual Bermuda Robotics Challenge
The competition was held in our Sports Hall on Wednesday, 14th June from 10:30am – 3:30pm. WA Robotics Team comprised of Kirsty Pollett, Sam Pettit and James Thompson with Y12 Event Coordinator/Club Leader – Adam Pimentel. Some Y12 students also volunteered their time and they were: Krishun Douglas, Joshua Horseman, Dylan Pedro, Alje Richardson, Eryn Bhola and Kaleb Hamilton.

58th Anniversary of the Theatre Boycott in 1959
Mya Gibbons and representatives from other schools across the island attended a pizza luncheon at the Aquarium on Thursday, 15th June to observe this milestone in our shared heritage. They engaged in conversations regarding the significance in our Bermuda Heritage and were able to retrace the footsteps of members of the Progressive Group from the Aquarium, up to the former-home of Edouard and Roslyn Williams where the idea of the Boycott was formed with the removing of formal segregation and the campaign to guarantee the Right to Vote for all Bermudians.

 

Sport:

Cricket

Middle school boys vs TN Tatem
WA won by 8 wickets
This week Warwick travelled to TN Tatem for this league fixture and after winning the toss sent TNT into bat. On the very first delivery, TNT's captain found himself walking back to the pavilion with his head down, after Jazir Warner caught him off his own delivery. TNT lost another wicket in the second over and they were in a bit of a bother.

TNT had one other quality batsman who stuck to the wicket for the remainder of the inning and he went on to score a respectable 56 runs, but not before Warwick collected another 4 scalps on the way. TNT finished on 114 for the loss of 6 wickets after 20 overs. Cameron Morris and Dylan Craft took a catch each with Jazir. Jazir and Aunde Todd both bowled out one player and we had one run out.

Warwick knew exactly what they had to do and were sent in to bat. Unfortunately, they too lost a quick wicket, when Malachi Moniz skied one heavenwards on only the second delivery and he too walked back with his head low. Up stepped team captain Jazir Warner who had been threatening all year to put up a big number. He joined another quality batsman Jamar Stovel at the crease and they made an immediate impact as they patiently chipped away at our opponents lead, while also punishing any wayward delivery.

Very quickly Warwick advanced, but they did not have it all their way as Jazir was dropped twice and on two other occasions was only saved due to a 'NO BALL' delivery. Regardless the pair ran sensibly and took the tally to 108 before Jazir's good fortune left him as he was caught on 36.

With 4 overs to get the necessary 7 runs, the victory never looked in doubt and Dylan Craft and Jamar Stovel saw us to victory with 8 wickets and 3 overs to spare. Jamar Stovel finished our high bat on 42 runs. A great team performance and win.

Jazir Warner had the best bowling figures taking 3 wickets off of his allotted 4 overs for 21 runs and would have to be my man of the match. Other bowling stats include:

Aunde Todd – 2 wickets for 14 runs off three overs.
Thierry Burgess gave up only two runs in his solo over.
Malachi Moniz- 1 wicket for 17 runs off three overs
Jamar Stovel- 0 wickets - 18 runs off of 4 overs
Dylan Craft- 0 wickets -17 runs off of 3 overs
Cameron Morris- 1 wicket for 24 runs off of 3 overs

Warwick Academy Team: Jazir Warner, Jamar Stovel, Dylan Craft, Andrew DaSilva, Ajani Richardson, Aidon Williams- Charles, Thierry Burgess, Ahzai Smith, Aunde Todd, Malachi Moniz and Cameron Morris.

Jazir and Jamar have now been invited to represent Warwick Academy at next weeks All Star match at the Shelly Bay field.
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Upcoming School Events:

Monday, 19th June – Bermuda National Heroes Day (public holiday).

Tuesday 20th June - Y12 Orientation for students September 2017 @ 12:30-5pm in PPMH.

Thursday, 22nd June - Summer Showcase Drama Production @ 6:00pm.

Thursday, 29th June – End of Year for students, early dismissal @ 1:15pm.

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Library News:

The Library will be closed for stock-taking Tuesday, 20th through Thursday, 22nd June. Any books remaining overdue after the full Library inventory will be charged to your account.

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School Shop
The shop has navy swimwear in stock at very competitive prices and they are also taking pre-orders for Tracksuits.
They are open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-9am. If you have any questions please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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External Notices/Activities:
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 or registration forms for out of school activities/notices can be viewed on the VLE, Important Documents - "External Notices".

• Summer Coding & Sports Camp – 3rd July 3 – 11th August, ages 5-14.

• Youth Camera Action Photography Summer Camp @ Bda. National Gallery – Ages 11-14 years old.

• Saturday Art Studio with Louisa Bermingham - for primary level and Middle level September at Warwick Academy Details posted on VLE.

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