Friday, 7 April 2017

End of term today 12:30pm

We would like to wish all students and their families a lovely break over the Easter holidays, and look forward to welcoming them back on Monday 24th April.

Term ends at 12:30pm today, so students should take their normal route of transport home as school buses will be arriving at this time.

Happy Easter!

Tenner Challenge completion

I am immensely proud of the 35 year 7, 8 and 9 students who signed up for the Tenner Challenge.  In total, £259.41 was donated to various charities and £259.41 was made in profits.  A big thank you to the year 12 students who supported, in particular to Zoe M and Natasja C.  Also a big thank you to year 7 students Kiandra B and Patrick C who were invaluable in their help with organisation.  Thanks of course to form tutors and teachers at Townsend, as well as parents and carers of the students.  I look forward to next year’s challenge!

Mrs Maguire

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

MAYOR’S PRIDE AWARDS 2017

MAYOR’S PRIDE AWARDS 2017
Townsend was a finalist at the Mayor’s Pride Awards 2017 at St Michael’s Manor this week. We were nominated under the Inclusive Communities Award in recognition of a ‘community initiative that genuinely unites people of different ethnic, faith or social economic backgrounds’. Although the Awards recognised Townsend as an inclusive school it made particular reference to the ‘Break and Tech’ Saturday club that supports community members to improve their IT skills. The Club is run by sixth formers. 
Although we did not win the Award it was a proud evening for us. It was also interesting that another finalist in our category was one of our  parent/carers and yet another associate of the school (ex-student) was recording the evening for Radio Verulam!
A big thanks to Mrs Quenet (Governor) and Mr Kelleher (who helped set up the club). I think we can say we are a true ’community school’!
H McKenzie

Monday, 3 April 2017

TERM DATES

TERM DATES
Can we remind you that term ends on Friday April 7th at 12.30. The dedicated school buses will collect students at 12.30.
A number of parents/carers have also been asking about our September start date – this will be Tuesday September 5th for year 7 and Year 12 and for Years 8, 9,10,11 and 13 it will be Wednesday September 6th. The teaching staff will return to school Monday September 4th for training. Other dates for next academic year will be on the website next week.

Monday, 27 March 2017

New £1 coin launching tomorrow

The new £1 coin is launching nationally tomorrow.  To raise awareness of this, Learning for Life sessions this week have been specially planned around this event, so students gain information about this historic event!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Comic Relief day!

Today Townsend have been celebrating Comic Relief and raising money for this great cause.  Sixth form students have been hosting activities for younger students throughout the week, including a Townsend Talent show, Bushtucker trial and film screenings.  There has also been a bake sale as well as non uniform, with all of the money raised being donated next week.



Earlier in the month, Year 10 were off timetable for the day to attend a careers fair in our Discovery Centre.  Numerous speakers from different vocations attended the event, setting up a stall with promotional material, to chat about their experiences and what is involved within their particular field.  The talks were extremely insightful to the students, with lots of valuable information shared.  A big thank you to all of our speakers, and to all of year 10 who listened intently throughout the day, even with a lot of information being processed in one go!