January 2001
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Ashley Edmonds and Leah Cruttenden attending the South East Traveller Education Conference

On the 17th November Ashley Edmonds and Leah Cruttenden went to the Traveller Education Conference to represent the Traveller pupils in Merton schools.  They also helped welcome guests on Reception in the morning.  Here is Ashley's review of the day:
'It was a good day.  In the morning there was an interview with Terry Green, a Traveller himself.  He talked about his school days and also what it was like for his children in school today.  I thought this interview was excellent.  I agreed with what he said.  I think it is important that Travellers speak out about these issues.  In the afternoon the HMI for Traveller Education spoke about what schools can do to make life better for Travellers in schools.
In the first workshop I met an Irish Traveller women who was a teacher in a school in Ealing.  She was really confident about having her say and I enjoyed listening to her.
I hope that all Travellers in Merton schools will succeed in the future.  I am certainly going to try my best'

Royal Institution Maths Lectures

Three students, Laura Baker (10SMs), Zameer Mohamed (9DEh) and Andrew Bullock (9DEh), attended the Royal Institution Maths Lectures at Morden College and gained a highly deserved Certificate for their achievement.  All three students attended the Lectures in their own time on Saturday mornings for a month from 25th September - 24th November 2000. 
Their commitment and achievement is commendable.  Well Done!

Mr. S. Maines

THE TEMPEST
School Christmas Production

The Christmas Production of 'The Tempest' was another resounding success.  The production used
modern, improvised dialogue as well as the original text. Music ranged from Benjamin Britten to Stravinsky, to Sting and Mozart and we were lucky enough to have an original composition by a Year 11 student. 
Year 11 students again did us proud by producing a magnificent set, designed by Matthew Davies, and providing a superbly efficient stage management team.  A very big thank you to all the cast and production team who worked so hard. 

Now I begin the work on next year's production ..  Who wants to be in it??

Ms. V.  Pridham

Nickelodeon Live

On the 29th November students from 8ASd were invited to attend the
Nickelodeon Studios to appear on live T.V. and to do some advertisements for them.  We did the advert for ON Digital to explain how
Nickelodeon will be coming to ON Digital soon.  They asked us to come again. 
We had a great time. We got a bit worried at the beginning but eventually got the hang of it.  Joe Hutchings, Joe Jones, Myles Marshall, Chris Smith and Nathen Hawse (Myles cousin who will be attending Tamworth next year) went to the studios where they got to meet the Presenters and the Camera Crew.  They were all very friendly to us.  We will be returning there in January to do another session.

Joe Hutchings, Chris Smith,
Miles Marshall and Joe Jones

Dear Parent/Guardian,

You son/daughter should now be in possession of their new Journal which will take them to the end of the Spring term. 
Please make sure they have dated their journal correctly and filled in all the important dates for this term.The Journal is there to help them plan and keep both them and you up to date with their work at school.
Please check that they record their homework regularly and keep a
record of their attendance and
punctuality.
The Journal also helps you to
communicate with the school.  Please sign it regularly and use the absence notes to inform the school if your son/daughter has been
unable to attend.

Mrs. B. Stanislaus

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Please remind your son/daughter that electronic items such as
Personal CD Players, Walkmans, Game Boys, Mobile phones etc.
MUST NOT be brought into school.

Tamworth students did not
disappoint.  Through deafening support and an electric atmosphere the athletes ran their socks off - a
brilliant end to a very satisfying day.
Tamworth now go through to the South Final on 15th March which will also be held at Crystal Palace.

Dates For Your Diary
February 1 Parents' Surgery
  3.15 - 6.00 p.m.
February 7 Academic Tutoring Day
  (Yrs 8, 9, 10)
February 9 Valentines' Disco
  (Yrs. 10, 11)
February 19 - 23 Half Term Holiday
February 27         Options Evening Yr 9
March 1               Parents' Surgery
                            3.15 -  6.00 p.m.
March 5               INSET DAY
March 15            Community/Industry Day Yr 9
March 22            Concert
March 28            INSET DAY
April 3                Yr. 9 Parents Evening                           
                            (Subjects)
April 5                Parents' Surgery
                           3.15 - 6.00 p.m.
April 6                Last Day of term/Mufti Day
April 9-20th       Easter Holidays

This Newsletter is a valuable source of information for students, parents/guardians and friends of Tamworth. Please check the dates to make sure you get your copy on time. If you do not receive a copy please contact the school office. 020 8764 5112.

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