Please see the letter sent home to parents.
During the half term break we will be running a series of revision and controlled assessment catch up sessions aimed at Year 11, 12 and 13 students.
Mr Sheppard (Senior Vice Principal)
Pictured are the girls that went to the London youth games quarter finals in Platanos college in Stockwell last Thursday. Unfortunately the girls were defeated and we are no longer in the competition. I would like to mention however that these girls were fantastic and put their heart and soul into what was a very formidable opposition. A few of the girls on the opposing team had played for England youth squad and were very good. My girls tried their best and during the evening went through every emotion possible (it was like a movie!). Please help them feel proud of their achievements in what they have done and show them your support.
The year 9 football team have made it through to the second cup final in consecutive years beating Raynes Park 2-1 at their school this afternoon. Throughout the game dominated St Marks dominated possession and created some good chances in the first half but came in at half time 0v0. I decided to make some tweaks to the side and gave them a team talk that reminded them that they were one step away from the final and that meant if they won today then there would be no pressure on their last game away to Rutlish in March. The second half was a lot better and we took the lead through Gui and Devonte doubled our lead from the corner as he powered a header into the top corner and made sure we had a two goal cushion. We conceded late on due to a lack of concentration but the boys fought valiantly and got over the finish line beating Raynes Park. The team have worked so hard and this means so much to these boys and I would just like to thank these boys a long with a large other group of students who give me motivation to come into school and train with them in the mornings and after school. The football they play at times is well beyond their years and teachers from other schools have asked how they have got so good over a small period of time and I just explained to them how much they train and want to improve on their performances. We still have to play Rutlish on the 9th of March but there will be no pressure on us to get a result as we are already in the final (dates to be confirmed).
Please see below a copy of the Acacia Adventure Playground Half Term Timetable.
For more details please contact 020 8274 5127, 230 Acacia Rd, Mitcham CR4 1SD.
Last night Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party was an absolute Success, The evening opened with a welcome from Ms Peterkin, followed by our amazing year 8 choir singing Carol Songs led by the phenomenal Mr Beaver who got everybody singing, Next came a parade performance from our school junior and senior cadets showing the discipline and high standards we share at the academy, followed by a reading of the classic Clement C Moore’s Twas the night before Christmas and then Rev Nigel led us in a Christmas Prayer. The evening then came to a close with a message from Ms Peterkin about how important the schools values of love, hope and trust are and using these values in our community ending with a presentation of a little Christmas gift from our young students to our senior community.
I would like to finish on two things. Firstly the happy smile I saw on Eileen Shek, one of our elderly residents as she went from being a scared victim of youth crime in September to a confident and happy member of our community by the end of the night and secondly a quote from one of the residents as we dropped her back to her care home “I’ve had the time of my life”.
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