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Issue No. 261

13 October 2017
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Last Thursday was our Year 12 and 13 awards evening. It was a fantastic celebration and following this year’s amazing results made it all the more special. Next week is sixth-form charity week as I reported last week. The charities they are supporting are Mental Health Foundation and Cancer Research. These are both excellent causes and we hope you will support our students. Two important events next week: Thursday, 19 October is our Year 7 interim parents’ evening. As well as finding out how your sons and daughters have settled in and the progress they are making with their learning, the students will be able to sign up to the Academy Plus groups that the school runs. There will be displays and staff available to talk about what is on offer. Next week we also have the tours and meetings for parents interested in pursuing a selective place at Shoeburyness High School. These will be held on Wednesday, 18 and Thursday, 19 October. Parents will by then have the results from the 11+ and they should come to the school front entrance in Caulfield Road for 9am. Further details are on our school website.

Expect Excellence

Mr M Schofield, Headteacher

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Duke of Edinburgh Quiz Night Fundraiser ~ for all parents, staff and friends at Shoeburyness High School.

Please come and support to help raise money for the Duke of Edinburgh award at the school! 

DATE & TIME: Friday, 9 February 2018 - 7pm start. COST £7 per person. Please bring money on the evening and feel free to bring your own food, nibbles and drinks.

Where: SHOEBURYNESS HIGH SCHOOL CANTEEN (please use the side road entrance to access the school).

Mrs L Rudd


Theatre Arts~ Congratulations to our Year 13 Performing Arts students who performed a brilliant showcase last Thursday.  Their performances were confidently presented and it was lovely to hear each of the students singing their solo.

Six of our Shoebury Dynamix students will be performing at the London Palladium on Sunday. They are part of a performance that is being run by Music Man, an organisation that offers adults and children with learning disabilities the opportunity to perform on a London stage.  Our students will be performing alongside the Music Man students in a tap dance and cheer leading routine, offering their students the support and confidence to perform these routines to the huge, sold-out audience!  We would like to wish them the best of luck with this performance on Sunday. 

The school show, Rock of Ages, is coming along really well and the first half is all choreographed and blocked.  Students will be sent home with a costume list over the holidays; please could they start gathering together some ideas for their 80s rock outfits.  Any problems with sourcing costumes etc please come and talk to Miss Young asap.  Reminder to all parents that we start Saturday rehearsals once we return from the half-term break.  Saturday rehearsals will run from 10am-3pm. 

When we return after half term we also have the Creative and Expressive Arts Gifted and Talented Awards Evening.  Please return reply slips to the Theatre Arts office as soon as possible. Remember to follow our Theatre Arts Twitter account for up-to-date information and messages: follow us on @TheatreArts_SHS

Miss H Young, Theatre Arts


Ski Trip 2018 Information Evening~ For those students going on the 2018 ski trip in February there is an information evening for parents and students on Tuesday, 17 October at 7pm in the dining hall.

Mr Root, CPDL Business & Computing


New plastic dinner cards~ have been introduced for Free School Meal students. The new cards will be kept for the whole school year and not replaced each month like the previous paper card system. Students must make sure that cards are looked after and brought into school each day.  The cards may only be used once each day and have a value of up to £2.50.  If your child has not collected their new card, please ask them to see Mrs d’Eca.

Mrs d’Eca, Admin & Assessment Office


Congratulations~ to Keira Jones and Naomi Ward in Year 8 who competed in both Individual and Synchro diving events. Keira’s best performances were 3rd in the 1m spring board and 5th in Synchro. Naomi’s best performances were 6th in the 5m and 2nd in Synchro.

Ms Hawker


Netball~The U16’s played their first ever Essex Cup fixture on Monda. Unfortunately they lost to DeLaSalle School 24-19, however, it was a very close game and some fantastic netball was played. Player of the match: Katie Guest.

The Year 9 girls drew 12-12 against Thorpe Hall in a very close match. Player of the match: Alayna Chesney.


Monday, 16 October - Year 7 a & b team vs Westcliff (A)

Tuesday, 17 October - Year 7 & 8 netball vs Belfairs (A)

Wednesday, 18 October - Year 8 netball tournament vs FitzWimarc (A)

Thursday, 19 October - Year 9 vs Chase (A)


Boys Football~Year 8 Football Result

Shoebury 11- 0 Southchurch - South East Essex Cup first round

Goalscorers: Ace Holland, Ben Creevy-Mcdonald (3), Abdul Kamara, Levi Crabb, Oscar Hall (2) and an own goal. The boys are through to the quarter-finals


Monday, 16 October = Year 9 football vs. Eastwood (H)

Tuesday, 17 October = Year 11 football vs. Belfairs (H)

Wednesday, 18 October = Year 12/13 football vs. FitzWimarc (A)


Cross Country~ Friday, 20 October Thorpe Hall Relay.

Swimming~There have been some fantastic numbers turning up to swimming on a Tuesday. Please make sure you get there early as we are only allowed a certain number in the pool.

Girls Football~ The U13’s played against Belfairs, they had a good start; however, they lost 5-3. Well done to the girls!


Monday, 16 October Year 7 & 8 5-aside vs Southchurch (A)

U16 football vs Cornelius (A - see Ms Hawker)

Thursday, 19 October U13 vs Appleton (A)

Miss Boatwright


Friends of Shoeburyness High~ (Previously PTA) would like to invite anyone who is interested in joining F.O.S.H. to a welcome meeting on Wednesday, 18 October at 7.30pm in the CDAC (school library) at the school to find out what we do. F.O.S.H. has existed in the school for over 20 years and has held many different events and raised funds for various items; however, our numbers have reduced over the years for one reason or another. We would like to hear from anyone who has been part of a school PTA before (but not necessary) and is willing to come up with new ideas for fundraising. Our current F.O.S.H. team are unable to set up large events due to our numbers so we currently raise funds by providing refreshments at school shows and by selling Adventure Island wristbands.

Please email [email protected] or just turn up on the night. Tea and biscuits will be provided. Please note next week is the last chance to buy and use the discounted Adventure Island vouchers!


Heather Rodway, F.O.S.H. Chairman


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