Monday, 26 September 2016

Open Evening this Wednesday

If you are a parent of a year 6 student, or know any parents of students, please do pass on the details of our Open Evening, this Wednesday starting at 6:00pm.  This is a great opportunity to see what life at Townsend is like, and hear from our Headteacher about out ethos and values within school.  Our students act as guides to show you all around school, with any particular areas you would like to see shown to you first!

For more information please enquire at our school office on 01727 853047 and we look forward to seeing lots of parents and prospective students on Wednesday!

Sports fixtures results from this week

Year 10 boys basketball team had a fantastic start to the year, winning 39-30 in a strong team performance against St Albans Boys School. 

Year 9 girls netball team had their first match against STAGS on Wednesday, with new faces to the team and a great enthusiasm to improve their games, with extra lunch time and after school practice sessions, the girls fought well and saw some great improvements throughout the game, losing 16-7 against a strong STAGS team. 

Thursday saw Townsend host the district cross country, a gruelling long run in and around the school grounds and local fields. Some great performances from individual runners in all age groups, with some top 10 finishes and a third place from Stella in Year 7. 

Congratulation to all players involved in any of the matches this week, and those who are attending our lunchtime and afterschool sports extra-curricular clubs to improve their skills! Please encourage your child to get involved if they haven’t already! Students should look at the board in the PE corridor for dates and times of clubs. 

Next weeks matches: 
Year 10 Boys Basketball – Monday 26th September @ Samuel Ryder 
District cross country - Thursday 29th September @ Nicholas Breakspear School 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

OPEN EVENING WEDNESDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2016

This is a crucial evening for the school and we are always grateful for support from so many students and parents/carers. The school closes at 12.30 on this day and dedicated school buses collect students at 12.30. Other students will need to make their way home as you direct. 

Students will be asked by teachers next week if they can help out on the evening and this may impact on parents for supporting with transport arrangements - thank you in advance for this! We are hoping all Year 8 students will assume guiding roles and students from other year groups will volunteer to help out with subject areas. 

We are also looking for parent/carer support for our Open Evening – please contact the school office if you are able to help. This will involve talking to prospective students and parent/carers at various strategic points around the school, promoting Friends (PTA) Activities, answering questions from a Parent/Carer point of view, and issuing refreshments to student guides in the small canteen. Year 7 parent/carers – we know many are new but you too would be very welcome as our most recent ambassadors for Townsend. 
Many thanks in anticipation 
Ian Graham - Open Evening Coordinator 

Monday, 19 September 2016

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO PARENTMAIL – ACTION REQUIRED

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO PARENTMAIL – ACTION REQUIRED 
We are upgrading to the new enhanced ParentMail software on Monday 19th September 
To continue to use ParentMail all you need to do is verify your account. Sometime soon after 19th September you will be sent an email from ParentMail, when you receive this please just follow the instructions below. If you have both a mobile number and an email address registered on your account, you will receive a registration invitation by text and email. You can decide which way you register – but you will only need to register once. 
Email registration - Please click on the link from the email and follow the verification process. You will again be asked to enter some details, answer a security question to verify who you are and to set a password for your account. 
Mobile registration - Please click on the link from the text message and follow the verification process. You will be asked to enter some details, answer a security question to verify who you are and to set a password for your account. 
Please be assured that ParentMail is registered with the Information Commissioner and guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation. If you have any issues or queries with the process please contact Mrs Sawyer in the school office.

Sixth Form Induction evening tonight

Don't forget the sixth form induction parents evening is taking place tonight starting at 7:00pm at the school!

Friday, 16 September 2016

Open Evening

We are currently looking for parent/carer support for our Open Evening – please contact the school office if you are able to help. This will involve talking to prospective students and parent/carers at various points around the school, promoting PTA activities, answering questions from a Parent/Carer point of view, and issuing refreshments to student guides in the small canteen. Year 7 parent/carers – we know many are new but you too would be very welcome as our most recent ambassadors for Townsend. 
Many thanks in anticipation 
Ian Graham - Open Evening Coordinator 

Thursday, 15 September 2016

YEAR 11 2015/2016 GCSE EXAMAINATION RESULTS

YEAR 11 2015/2016 GCSE EXAMAINATION RESULTS 
I thought it would be nice to send you a final message as Director of Learning for year 11. The last five years has been such a wonderful journey and it has been great to see your children develop academically and socially throughout those years. Thank you parents/carers for all the support you have given us over the years. I am sure, like me you feel immensely proud of the fantastic results achieved by your children. I am so pleased to see so many of them stayed here at Townsend Sixth Form where they will continue to receive the same care and support and so doubt, the same great outcome , at the end of year 13. I wish you all the very best. 
Mrs Maguire and the Year 11 Team.