We are very excited to be welcoming 25 students and their teachers Frau Kranz and Frau Horn from Dietrich Bonhoeffer Gymnasium, in Quickborn Hamburg today – Wednesday September 21st. We have a varied week of activities and excursions planned for them and their host students who are currently studying German in Years 9 & 10. Do follow @sandringhamMFL for all the updates from the week ahead.
Members of the senior student team and Eco Group commemorated the Queens’ Platinum Jubilee by planting a special tree on the school grounds this week. The tree is an Acer Rubrum and forms a central feature on entry to the school. To mark the occasion, the school invited Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Marion Brown to unveil the plaque and as talk to the students about the sustainable work going on across the county.
Alan Gray, headteacher said ‘The school has now planted close to 1000 trees on the site over the past three years, which will transform the future landscape at Sandringham and provide an enhanced habitat for wildlife around the school. This is one part of the Sustainable Sandringham strategy to be as eco-friendly as possible by 2030, in line with the Hertfordshire strategy for sustainability.’
We’re delighted to be sponsoring Thank a Teacher Day on Thursday 26th May in the UK. This national campaign is your chance to celebrate the teachers and support staff for their amazing work at the heart of your community.
There are lots of ways to get involved to show your appreciation and even win prizes for your favourite teacher/teaching support staff and your school:
- Send a free limited edition personalised thank you e-card including your own message
- Record someone from your organisation on video talking about an amazing teacher
- Post a thank you to schools and colleges on your social channels using #ThankaTeacherDay
Let’s all join schools and celebrities including David Walliams and Michael Morpurgo across the UK in making Thank a Teacher Day on 26th May a day to remember!
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As we mentioned in the Sandprint last week, the free school meal allowance has now increased from £2.50 per pupil per day to £3.00 per pupil per day. This 50p increase means that those on the FSM allowance can now purchase an item at break, or have a little more flexibility at lunch time.
All students in receipt of FSM will still also be able to purchase the meal deal which offers the best value for money.
If you have any questions regarding FSM please contact the admin address and we will get back to you.
BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK, 14-18 March
Our theme this year is reducing the school’s carbon footprint.
In tutor time during that week, students will be entering their carbon-saving activities as part of a house competition to save the greatest mass of carbon dioxide emissions!
- Meat-free Monday
- Non-uniform day on the Wednesday (students and staff please wear a pre-loved item of clothing)
- Guest speaker Phil Porter from University of Hertfordshire
- Tree maintenance and biodiversity survey of the site
- Electricity generation by exercise biking
- Walk or cycle to school instead of driving, on the Wednesday
- Carbon-neutral catering on the Wednesday
- Sixth form clothes exchange fayre
- House quiz
- Chemistry Show in the Sandpit Theatre, 6pm on Tuesday 15 March
- Lunchtime extracurricular activities
- Climate Change summit
We will also be encouraging students and their families to plant a tree, which you can do here (https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/protecting-trees-and-woods/campaign-with-us/big-climate-fightback/)
To sign up for the activities, students and parents/guardians should use SOCS: https://www.socscms.com/SOCS/Default.asp or get to it through the mySandstorm page.
For tickets for the Chemistry Show, visit the Sandpit Theatre website: https://sandpittheatre.co.uk/SandpitTheatre.dll/WhatsOn
FOSS QUIZ NIGHT is BACK!
Friday March 18th – Tickets £12 pp – includes fish ‘n’ chip supper (other food options available)
Teams of 8 (over 18’s only please)
Parents/carers Online Safety Workshop 2022
Our annual online safety event for parents/carers to held virtually on Monday 31st January at 6:30pm is now fast approaching. The ‘Supporting your child online’ workshop will explore risks that young people face online such as communication with strangers, sharing personal information and photos, and exposure to inappropriate adult content. Gareth Cort, an online safety specialist, will provide information to help you understand these issues, and practical advice to help you protect your child and support them to enjoy positive online experiences. Advice about parental controls and settings will also be provided, alongside the importance of having regular discussions with your child about how to stay safe online. Information on where to get help and support will also be provided and there will be opportunity to ask questions.
This meeting will take on Zoom
Log in details below:
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Meeting ID: 998 6693 4333
We hope that you will be able to join us for what will be an insightful event
Sandringham School has been awarded Gold Level of the National SMSC Quality Mark. The process involved a school verification visit and interviews with parents, governors and students to determine the level of spiritual, moral, social and cultural opportunities at the school. We will continue to work with Young Citizens with the potential to become an SMSC Beacon School. Thank you to Mrs Coy for organising and all the students involved.
Come and join us at the Christmas Fair on 4 December 11am to 3pm. We have live music, Christmas market and even a a Christmas rodeo bull! If you know of any local businesses who would like to support the fair by having a stall in the market, advertising in the Christmas brochure or offering a prize for the raffle, please get in touch with the FO$S team via email@example.com