Secondary Newsletters

Message from the Head of Secondary, Anne Coakley


Greetings Parents/Guardians,


This has definitely been the week to celebrate sporting successes, in particular the 67 gold; 40 silver and 36 bronze medals awarded at the Inter School Middle and High School Swim Meet held last Tuesday. Warwick Academy won both the Middle and High School event and the following day the Primary school won so a clean sweep.


It is definitely worth checking the Island Stats link as it not only gives the results of these events but also mentions the continuing success of former students Emma Harvey and Maddy Moore.


For our road runners success last weekend at Fort Scaur with Quincy Kuzyk winning the Mens Under 17 Men 3 Mile, Marion Chevereau placing third in the Under 17 Women 3 mile and Macy Aicardi first in the Under 20 Women 3 mile race.


There have been a number of football and netball fixtures this week so please read the reports on these later in the newsletter.


On Monday, following the clean out of the lost and found boxes, I reminded students about having their name on all their belongings. I don't like waste and unnamed uniform goes to the 2nd Hand Shop but water bottles and lunch boxes if unclaimed go in the trash.



Students in the News:

Merit Winners 1st – 7th October, 2017

Year 7-9 Key Stage 3
13 Merits Kaila Cook Y9 Robertson
11 Merits Taylor White Y9 Morgan
=8 Merits Katya Williamson Y7 Robertson
Sam Williamson Y9 Robertson

Year 10-13 Key Stage 4
15 Merits Alexys Murray Y11 Patton
12 Merits G'Zai Dyer Y10 Robertson
=11 Merits Riley Jackson Y10 Patton
Ayahne Simmons Y11 Patton
Taj Lowery Y11 Patton


House Standings
Robertson 789
Patton 788
Morgan 777
Rhodes 716


Students in the news:

Round The Sound Swim Results
4km Race out of 73 swimmers
Jack Harvey - 2nd Overall and 1st in Age group
Daniel Kunst - 20th Overall 1st in Age Group
Alyson Scherer - 35th Overall and 1st in Age Group

2km Race out of 91 swimmers
Sam Williamson - Overall winner and 1st in Age group
Brian Desmond – 2nd Overall and 2nd in Age group
Keagan Woolley – 3rd Overall and 3rd in Age group
Nick Pilgrim – 4th Overall and 4th in Age group
Caleb Ingham - 7th Overall and 6th in Age group
Bella Howes - 15th Overall and 2nd in Age group
Brandon Adkins – 21st Overall and 1st in Age group
Adriana Argent - 32nd Overall and 3rd in Age group

800m Race out of 52 swimmers
Daria Desmond - Overall winner and 1st in Age group
Joseph Vallis - 7th Overall and 2nd in Age group
Katya Williamson - 13th Overall and 3rd in Age group


Inter-School Sports:

Under 16 Boys
On Monday, WA played a brave football match against a very talented CedarBridge team who eventually ran out 4-0 winners. Warwick started in the worst possible fashion when they gave up a very early goal from a poor pass, but apart from that mistake, they played well as a unit and most impressively never dropped their heads. CedarBridge were restricted to long distance attempts, one of which was a wonder goal and the other two were also well struck efforts from some quality 'off the ball running'.

Luke Ingham had a fine game in goal regardless of the score line. Both midfield and defensive players worked far better together than in the previous game, but CedarBridge simply were too strong on the day and we congratulate them on their victory.

I personally also congratulate Warwick for their efforts. They are a very young team, clearly in a rebuilding phase and with the small numbers we have, we know this year will prove tough. However, there were several positives in this match including hard tackling by Aidan Washington, strong dribbling by Jazir Warner, good width on the wings and Dylan Craft stood out to me for his free flowing and calm play, as well as his hard work and determination both with and without the ball. He would be my man of the match.
Team: Captain on day: Harry Crawford; Luke Ingham, Jamar Stovel, Dylan Craft, Joshua Topley, Jude Yates, Jude Snelling, Andrew DaSilva, Tristan Frias, Aidan Washington, Samuel Darling and Jazir Warner.

Over 16 Girls
The High School Lady Bears Football season got underway with a game against Saltus. It was a tough way to begin since Saltus are the reigning champions and our starting 11 included three Y10 students and only three Y13 students. The girls played tirelessly in the first half and reached the break with their spirits still high. We were losing 2 – 0 but the 2 goals had been due to one lapse of concentration and one wonder strike; so we had certainly not been out played. Unfortunately as the second half went on, the fatigue started to set in and we found it much harder to keep our shape and thus ended up sitting too deep. The final score was 5 – 0 which was a little harsh on us, but a vast improvement on the double figure defeat we suffered in the opening game last season. Considering the fact that some of our team had never played a football match before and most of the Saltus team were quite literally twice the size of some of our players, it wasn't all that bad. The ladies who played were Camille, Yasmin, Jaida, Sofia, Sierra, Cristin, Tiara, Ariel, Marion, Kree, G'Zai, Jada, Maya and Elon. A big thank you to Mr. Thorne, Dylan and Mr. Simons for officiating and to all those teachers, parents and students who came to support


Over 16 WA vs. Berkeley (Green)
Last Friday our girls had their first game of the season. It was a very lively and challenging game against Berkeley's Green team. The game started quickly and was scrappy from both teams, it took a while for both to settle. Berkeley took some impressive chances to shoot and were able to push their score ahead. The WA girls keep working hard and were determined to keep the pressure on where they could. Maya Yates showed some impressive skills in defence, while Malini Romeo was able to control the ball well, moving into attack. Our two goal were shot by Yasmin De Graff in the second quarter and Ryley Mason in the third. Berkeley continued to take their chances and the finals score finished 14-2. The WA girls played very well and were pleased with the effort they gave individually. They have lots to work on this season and have shown the positive attitudes we need going forward.
This team consisted of: Macy Aicardi, Carmel Butterfield, Yasmin De Graff, Ryley Mason, Cristin Raynor, Sierra Wilkinson, Mika Woods, Maya Yates, Jada St. Clair and Malini Romeo.

Over 16 WA vs. BHS
The first quarter started fast with BHS scoring the first goal in under a minute, quickly followed by another two goals. Ryley opened the score sheet for Warwick, scoring the next two goals and Yasmin scored the third. The first quarter ended 7-3. The next two quarters were tough for the away side and at the end of the third quarter we were trailing 22-4 (goal Ryley). The final quarter of the game Warwick came back on court with more grit and determination and the match ended 26-5 with Yasmin scoring the fifth goal. Well done to Malini who played out of her comfort zone. Macy, Trinity and Cristin also adapted to different positions. Carmel, Sierra and Maya brought with them team spirit and smiles.
Thanks to Mrs. Saltus for umpiring and coaching and Grace for her support.
This team consisted of: Macy Aicardi, Carmel Butterfield, Yasmin De Graff, Ryley Mason, Cristin Raynor, Sierra Wilkinson, Maya Yates and Malini Romeo.

U16 WA vs. Berkeley, Tuesday 10th October
The girls played their first game of the netball season with an away game against The Berkeley Institute. They started the first quarter playing at a rapid pace. Berkeley scored first and settled quickly, but Warwick scored 2 in succession and began to find their groove. The second quarter of the game remained a pacey affair, but in this time WA began to dominate, ending the half with 5 goals, and holding back Berkeley with numerous interceptions and turn overs. The half time score ended at 7-5 to Warwick. In the third quarter the Warwick girls keep the energy up and stayed strong in defense. Berkeley again only scored 2 goals as the Warwick girls held them off and came through with and another 3 goals, keeping us in the lead and ending the third quarter 10-7. By the final quarter our girls pushed to keep the gap that they had, but Berkeley came back strong and were determined to try and win. Berkeley managed to score 5 goals in the final quarter really turning the pressure on. This led to a tense last thirty seconds as the game was held at a draw, 12-12. Both teams showed good sportsmanship and effort for their first game. Special acknowledgment goes to Riley Jackson for working hard as GK/GD. Also, G'Zai Dyer for her consistent shooting and lastly Shani Tucker for her energy and ability to control the court as centre. Although the girls did not have a victory against Berkeley, the game was a positive start to the season and a great boost of confidence for the team.
The team consisted of Grace Arrowsmith, Kiana Cann, Aisling Harris, Tiara Simons, Alexys Murray, G'Zai Dyer, Isobelle Crayford, Ahziah Hunt, Shani Tucker and Riley Jackson.
Well done ladies!


Upcoming Events:

WA Fundraiser: Purchase official America's Cup Prints
Official America's Cup aluminium prints by Warwick alumnus, J-P Rouja are available as a fundraiser for Warwick Academy parents. Use CODE: "WA17" for a 10% discount and for part proceeds go to benefit WA!! To order online please visit: or email the advancement office with desired image # and size. To see the Gallery visit:

Sat. 14th October – Alumni Disco 40 Fundraising event @ Docksiders, Hamilton @ 9pm. Tickets available on or from our Development Office.

Mon. 16th October - Year 13 Parent Teacher Conference in the PPMH from 4:15-7pm. Parents and students to attend.

Tues. 17th October – Sixth Form Open House for prospective Year 12 students in the PPMH @ 5:30pm.

Wed. 18th October – Whole School Open House for prospective Primary & Secondary students in the PPMH @ 9am.

Thur. 19th October - Mathematics Workshop for Parents, WA Sixth Form centre, 7-8:00pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP.

Mon. 23rd through Fri. 27th October – Half-term break (no school).

Mon. 30th October – SCARS Training for Staff and Parents 4-7pm in Barber Hall. We are very excited to be offering the SCARS Stewards of Children training at Warwick. This is a joint training session for new staff and our parent body. We have made SCARS training compulsory for all our staff and we thought that if we were training our staff then it would be a great opportunity to offer the training to interested parents as well. Contact Jill Finnigan on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your space as there are limited spaces.


Warwick Academy Parent Teacher Association (WAPTA):

Events for 2017-18 Term 1
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.

Fri. 17th November – WAPTA Wine Sampling @ Warwick Academy - save the new date!

Thur. 30th November, 1st Fri. & Sat. 2nd December - Christmas tree delivery. We are looking for volunteer trucks and drivers to deliver the trees. A few hours would certainly be welcomed. Order forms will be sent out next week.



External Notices/Activities:
Please note that items mentioned in this section of the newsletter are not Warwick Academy events and are not affiliated with the school. Supporting details/fliers/order or registration forms for out of school activities/notices can be viewed on the VLE - Fliers/Notices.

• Duke of Edinburgh Gold Information Sessions Sat. 21st Oct. @ 10am Whitney Institute
Contact:, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., cell # 537-4868.

• Lifeguard Course (Bda. Red Cross & Aquamania) – October break. See flier on VLE for details.

• Planet Math Multiplication Boot Camp 23rd – 26th Oct. @ 4pm, 5pm or 6pm. Contact: 707-1412, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Note-taking & Studying Strategies by KICS: Workshops 23rd – 28th October for students Year 7 and up. Registration closes on 20th October. Details post on VLE.

• Carved Pumpkin Competition 28th – 29th October, 11yrs – 99 yrs @ Aberfeldy Nurseries.

• Bermuda Principles Initiatives - Science High School Competition, Sat. 4th Nov. 10am-6pm @ Bda. College Gym. Free Admission from 4pm.



Calendar of Events

Mon Oct 23 @12:00AM
Half Term Holiday
Tue Oct 24 @12:00AM
Half Term Holiday
Wed Oct 25 @12:00AM
Half Term Holiday
Thu Oct 26 @12:00AM
Half Term Holiday



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