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  • Erith Town FC - Final Game of the Season - Thursday 25th April 2024 at 7.45pm - Bayliss Avenue Thamesmead

    Published 23/04/24

    Erith Town vs. Snodland Town FC - Final Game of the Season Thursday 25th April 2024 at 7.45pm

    Stanmore Stadium Bayliss Avenue, Thamesmead, London SE28 8NJ

    The final game of the regular league season against Snodland Town FC is this Thursday 25th April at 7:45pm. This may be a bit late for some, but we would be delighted to invite as many fans as we can to this game to celebrate the first season we have had at Bayliss Avenue.

    As a thank you for your support this season, fans will have the chance to have photos taken with the SCEFL Challenge Cup and Kent Senior trophies that the club has won, as well as the club buying fans their first drink of the evening at the bar. There will also be half-time entertainment for any children to take part in, as well as the chance to meet and have photos with the players and management after the game. As always, any season ticket holders will get in FREE and any accompanying adults will get in at the reduced rate of just £5 instead of the usual £8.

    Thank you again for your support this season. It has meant a lot to all of us at Erith Town FC, and we would not have been able to achieve what we have without you.

    Click to view the Erith Town FC website for more details

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  • Poly Parent Morning - Monday 22nd April 2024

    Published 22/04/24

    This morning, we hosted parents and carers for our Poly Parent Morning event. The focus this week was on encouraging reading at home. Mrs. Spencer, our School Librarian and Literacy Coordinator, presented to parents and shared tips to make reading a positive experience at home, including the following:

    • Select books based on your child's interests.
    • Even ten minutes of daily reading adds up to over an hour per week.
    • Utilize libraries! They are free to join and offer a wide range of books.
    • Don't hesitate to seek advice on reading or literacy from your child's Tutor, English Teacher, or the School Librarian.

    We always enjoy seeing so many parents and carers at our Poly Parent Mornings, thank you to everyone who attended. Please keep an eye out for information about our next morning event.

    For any queries about reading at home and literacy, you can contact Mrs. Spencer at rspencer@woolwichpolygirls.co.uk.

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  • Poly Parent Morning - Monday 22nd April 2024 9.15-10.15am

    Published 16/04/24

    Dear Parents/Carers

    Please save the date for our next Poly Parent Morning, which will be held on Monday 22 April 2024 from 9.15 - 10.15 a.m.

    During this session there will be a focus on the importance of literacy across the curriculum and at home.

    We will look at how literacy impacts results in exams, how it can support mental health and wellbeing, and why Reading for Pleasure is a vital part of learning.

    There will be information shared on how WPSfG supports literacy, as well as hints and tips for parents and carers to support their young people with these skills outside of school.

    Poly Parent Morning is always a great time to meet with other parents, and gather further information on various topics and interests from our brochure table.

    Refreshments will be provided and young children and babies are welcome.

    We look forward to seeing you.

    Kind regards,

    Mrs R Brown

    Poly Parent Morning Co-ordinator

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  • Kooth - Support for parents/carers & students taking exams

    Published 15/04/24

    Dear Parents/Carers

    Over the coming weeks your child may mention they have been made aware of a service called Kooth. At Kooth, we provide a safe, secure means of accessing online emotional health support from a professional team of qualified counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners. 

    Kooth offers wellbeing support 365 days a year via a range of self-help materials and peer to peer support which young people are able to contribute to. Everything is pre-moderated and age appropriate, in order to safeguard our users, so you know that what your child is accessing is safe. 

    Kooth works alongside schools and colleges across the UK and are running student facing webinars through April and May on topics like ‘Staying safe online’ and ‘Tips for managing exam stress’. 

    Kooth is also offering free virtual sessions for parents on the 22nd & 25th April that provide tips on how you can support your child manage anxiety about their upcoming exams - please use this link to sign up.  

    There’s also resources designed especially for parents available on our website including advice on how to talk to your teen about their feelings: Parents/Carers resources.

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss what Kooth.com can offer you can email us on parents@kooth.com.

    Kind Regards

    Kooth Engagement Team

     

    SUPPORT FOR STAFF & PARENTS/CARERS

    In April we’re running KoothTalks training webinars specifically to help education staff and parents support young people sitting exams. 

    Please share these booking links with your team:

    Tue 23 Apr. 3.30-4.15pm

    Thu 25 Apr. 12.30-1.15pm

    (Don’t worry if you can’t make these times - just fill in the short form and we’ll send you the recording to watch in your own time).

    And here are the booking links to share with parents in school emails or on parent portals. Please let parents know about this free session, especially if they are worried about their child’s anxiety:

    Mon 22 Apr. 1-2pm

    Thu 25 Apr. 6-7pm

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  • Year 9 App Challenge

    Published 04/04/24
    Year 9 App Challenge On Friday 22nd March 2024 40 Year 9 students took part in an APP challenge in partnership with Cognizant and International Women's day. During the day students worked with employers from Cognizant and created, developed
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  • FREE Things to do in Greenwich this Easter half-term

    Published 27/03/24

    Please find below a list of useful links for free events and activities for the upcoming Easter half term break locally:

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  • Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls - Prefect Team 2024!

    Published 25/03/24

    Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls - Prefect Team

    Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who applied to join our WPSfG Prefect team. It is not an easy process to become an WPSfG Prefect. First, students must complete an application form and then from these some are invited to interview for the role. In conjunction with the application and interview, we look at attendance, punctuality and behaviour of each student, as much as possible, building up a complete picture of each student and their contributions to our school community.  A number of our students have challenged themselves to take part in this process, and they should all be congratulated on their hard work and effort.

    This team will now begin receiving training for their role. Some will be invited to our ‘Head Prefect Panel’ where we begin our selection process for our new Senior Prefects, Assistant Head Prefects, Deputy Head Prefects and Head Prefect.

    I am very pleased to announce our new Prefect Team for 2024:

    Juweerat Rachael Samira Devine Oluwafunmilola Joshlyn Sudenaz
    Treasure Temi Jumara Yana Gloria Pearl Kelly
    Amirat Emma Haddy Rosita Reina-Sofia Mirshika Chloe
    Yasmin Cara Samira Mirabel Shola Isabelle Praise
    Sharon Sophia Fiona-May Oluwasemilore Danielle Sola Angela

    Huge congratulations to all these students for their hard work and dedication throughout their time at WPSfG. We have an exciting year ahead with such a strong team of Student Leaders.

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  • Kooth wellbeing service for students over Easter

    Published 22/03/24

    As we approach the Easter holidays, we would like to remind you that Kooth will be available for students to access throughout the Easter period.

    To remind you, Kooth is a free online mental health and wellbeing service available to all young people in Greenwich aged 10-25.

    At Kooth, we offer free support with no waiting lists. Kooth is a safe and anonymous space for young people to talk about their wellbeing without the fear of judgement. We have clinical practitioners on hand to offer one-to-one support through text-based counselling, operating after school hours, on weekends, and during school holidays. Your students can access the immediate help they need without a formal referral.

    Also, a reminder that for education staff we have our upcoming KoothTalks webinar on overcoming mental health stigma in the Muslim community. This topic is particularly important in ensuring all students receive the support they need, with anxiety, depression, and stress being prevalent issues among young Muslims (University of East London, 2021). Secure your spot by registering here. If you've already signed up or plan to do so, please expect the Zoom link one day before the session.

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  • UCL - Bring your family to University days 2024!

    Published 22/03/24
    Bring Your Family to University Days are free one-day events on UCL's central London campus for students from Year 5 to Year 11, and their families.

    About the events

    Bring Your Family to University Days are a series of free one-day events aimed at providing information, advice and guidance about university to young people and their parents and carers through fun and interactive sessions on UCL's central London campus. 

    These events will include activities such as subject taster lectures, panels, support sessions for parents/carers, campus tours and the opportunity to talk to current university students. A FREE packed lunch will be provided.

    When and where will the events take place?

    We’re offering primary and secondary school students the opportunity to visit the UCL campus with their families during spring and summer 2024. The dates and relevant school groups for Bring your Family to University days can be found below:

    • Saturday 27 April: Primary school (Year 5-6) 
    • Saturday 15 June: Primary school (Year 5-6) 
    • Saturday 11 May: Secondary school (Year 7-11) 
    • Saturday 6 July: Secondary school (Year 7-11)

    Click to visit the UCL website - Bring your family to University days

    Bring Your Family to University Day

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  • Under 16s go FREE Saturday 23rd March 3pm - Erith Town FC vs Whitstable Town FC at Stanmore Stadium - Sporting Club Thamesmead

    Published 21/03/24

    Under 16s go FREE Saturday 23rd March - Erith Town FC vs Whitstable Town FC match at Stanmore Stadium - Sporting Club Thamesmead at 3pm

    Non-League Day is Hudson’s Day! – Erith Town FC

    Erith Town FC vs. Whitstable Town – Erith Town FC

    This weekend is Non-League Day, a fixture every season where the non-league pyramid is highlighted and fans are actively encouraged to go to grassroots games due to the international break for professional teams.

    This weekend Erith Town FC are playing Whitstable Town, a huge fixture for both clubs. Part of this day would see fans getting in for a reduced rate, as well as FREE ENTRY for anyone under the age of 16.

    Recent games involving Community Partners have seen fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable atmospheres, and plenty of activities before and during the game for all the youngsters who come along to take part in.

    See the attached poster for further information:

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  • International Women's Day 2024 - Our activities & celebrations

    Published 15/03/24

    At Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls, we celebrated International Women’s Day on Friday, 8th March. Various events and workshops took place in the school, and both staff and students had a wonderful time. Let's hear from two of our Year 10 prefects who shared their reflections on the day:

    ‘International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8th to commemorate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women worldwide. It is also a day to raise awareness about gender equality and advocate for women's rights. International Women's Day serves as a reminder of the progress made and the work still to be done towards achieving true gender equality. As a girls school recognising and celebrating women's achievements is not only a matter of justice and equality but also essential for building inclusive societies and fostering sustainable development. It is important to us as a school because International Women's Day holds significant importance in highlighting the progress made towards gender equality while also acknowledging the ongoing challenges and inequalities that women continue to face.’

    - Samira, Year 10 Prefect

    ‘As part of our celebrations, students took part in workshops throughout the day. At the workshops there was an incredible amount of awe-inspiring women who shared their well-aged wisdom, from life experiences to periods. According to multiple Year 8 sources the period workshops for Years 7, 8 and 9 had a lasting impact proven by their ability to recall key information. For instance, 44% of girls do not understand what happens during their period. This statistic alone emphasises how important these workshops are and indeed the continued relevance of International Women's Day. Furthermore, many Year 8s learnt new information on how to manage their periods, a majority of them were not aware of period cups for instance! In addition to these workshops Year 10 also took part in their own set of talks broaching difficult topics and research material. One workshop identified deep rooted issues in intersectional feminism - adultification. Another workshop wholesomely encouraged open discussions on self love and identity while facing tougher topics such as personal insecurities. Overall, every workshop was crafted beautifully to make this year's International Women's Day something to remember.’

    - Temi, Year 10 Prefect

     

     

    #IWD2024 #IWD24 #InternationalWomensDay #Polymat #polymatschools #woolwichpolytechnic #woolwichpoly #thamesmead #Greenwich

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  • Train to teach at PolyMAT - Information Event Friday 15th March 2024

    Published 12/03/24

    Train to teach at PolyMAT working in partnership with Bromley Collegiate

    We are actively recruiting for our secondary ITT programme which leads to QTS (with PGCE is also available)

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