Weekly Newsletter

 

The latest three newsletters will always be available here.

Our newsletter is sent home to families every friday.  It keeps you informed of what is happening in the school and forthcoming trips and events.

 

 

Ravenswood Newsletter Sample

  

15th November 2019

 

 

8th November 2019

 

 

25th October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News Archive 

 

 

18 Oct 2019

Staff walk 26 miles for charity

NINE MEMBERS OF STAFF WALKED A TOTAL OF 234 MILES FOR CHARITY!

 

The…

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19 Jul 2019

Message from Mr Senior

I have really enjoyed the year.  Our school community has gone from strength to strength, it is a…

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19 Jul 2019

Fire Safety Improvement Works; September delay to return of pupils

Unfortunately, building works to improve the fire safety of our school building need to take place…

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21 Jun 2019

Agilisys volunteers help us out

On Wednesday 19th June we were delighted to welcome volunteers from IT company Agilisys, provider…

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14 Jun 2019

Bristol City's Scott Murray trains Ravenswood pupils

Ravenswood pupils had the pleasure of being trained by Bristol City Legend Scott Murray this week. …

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24 May 2019

Primary Music Fun Day

A huge thank you to all the students and staff who have been involved today in our Musical Fun Day…

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20 May 2019

School flooded... with volunteers! BHGE staff transform our grounds

Last week we had a wonderful team of volunteers helping the school. In fact, 20 different teams! …

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03 May 2019

Kilve Trip

Pupils from Frome and Axe classes thoroughly enjoyed a two-day one-night residential trip to Kilve…

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25 Mar 2019

Post – 16 Work Experience

Our young people in Post-16 recently completed a two week work experience programme.  Placements took…

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22 Mar 2019

Willow class study the Romans

Willow students have been working hard learning about the Ancient Romans this term.  We have been…

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28 Feb 2019

Duck Class Internet Safety work

As part of their e-safety learning Duck class focused on pressing icons to choose their favourite…

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25 Feb 2019

P16RM Safer Internet Showcase

P16RM had a class discussion about how to keep safe online and they designed these posters...

 

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14 Feb 2019

Ash Class Safer Internet Showcase

Our first class to showcase their learning during Safer Internet Week is Ash class.  Here's what they've…

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11 Feb 2019

Safer Internet Week

We had Safer Internet Week last week and all our classes were working hard learning about how to stay…

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11 Dec 2018

P16KJ visit to Citizens Advice

P16KJ visited the Bristol branch of Citizens Advice as part of their Asdan Personal and Social Development…

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30 Nov 2018

Report of P16's learning for Anti-Bullying Week

P16BJ

The students in Post 16BJ have learnt about behaviours that make us…

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29 Nov 2018

What we've been learning in KS4 during anti-bullying week

Yeo class

In anti-bullying week we looked at who could help us in our family…

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29 Nov 2018

Anti-bullying week in KS3

Willow class:

What did we learn about during anti-bullying week?

Friendships. …

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28 Nov 2018

Learning about friendship during anti-bullying week in our Primary Dept

The 19th November was the start of Anti-Bullying week at Ravenswood.  Here's what has been going on…

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21 Nov 2018

P16 on stage

It was great fun!  Post 16 students gave an amazing performance on Tuesday evening as they joined…

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26 Oct 2018

Robin run for Ravenswood!

Ravenswood pupils from Robin Class took part in the North Somerset Cross Country Running finals on…

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26 Oct 2018

Our Christmas Fayre is booked!

Yes, it's happening on Saturday 8th December 10am to 1pm.  If you know anyone who would like a stall…

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25 Oct 2018

Willow Class get out and about

We walked to Christ Church Nailsea on Wednesday 17th October and were met by Reverend Tony.  He showed…

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20 Jul 2018

Message from the Chair of Governors

This year has been such an excellent year for Ravenswood!  The year began with an Ofsted Inspection…

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20 Jul 2018

Many grateful thanks

I have been Head at Ravenswood for 14 years and in that time have been so grateful for the support…

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20 Jul 2018

School Awards Church Service

Once again, class teams found it so difficult to nominate a pupil for the 2018 end of year awards. …

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19 Jul 2018

Leavers' Assembly

How confident our 10 school leavers were in giving their presentations to a packed hall.  They were…

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18 Jul 2018

A show fit for a Headteacher!

Mrs Clark was treated to a special show, with presentations of songs, poems, dances and artwork. …

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10 Jul 2018

Fantastic Sports Day

Sunshine and a light breeze.  Firm dry ground.  A large cheerful crowd.  Race activities designed…

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03 Jul 2018

Sports Activities on Moving Up Day!

Moving Up day is a chance to meet your new class and teachers and get to know the pupils you are going…

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29 Jun 2018

P16 students visit The Bristol Hotel

Post 16 enjoyed a very informative visit to The Bristol Hotel to find out more about working in the…

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26 Jun 2018

P16KJ and JM Sports Leaders

After several weeks of preparing Post16 KJ and JM students were ready to lead their activities with…

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18 May 2018

"Ravenswood School is Amazing!"

That was the message both pupils and parents gave the Ofsted inspector yesterday.  He was delighted…

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14 May 2018

Kingfisher Class visits city farm

On Friday 11th May, Kingfisher class visited Windmill Hill City Farm.  They had a brilliant…

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09 May 2018

P16 visit to Synagogue

P16 classes recently enjoyed a visit to the Bristol and West Progressive Synagogue.  The visit gave…

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01 May 2018

Well played Ruby!

The Mickey Mouse March is quite a fast and tricky tune but in this video Ruby absolutely nails it! …

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13 Apr 2018

Post 16 Open Evening

We had a lot of visitors to see our Post-16 department on Thursday evening; they were interested to…

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11 Apr 2018

P16 wows audience at Dance Festival

Our Post 16 students made everyone very proud at the recent Dance Festival at The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare. …

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09 Mar 2018

World Book Day

Thank you to all those who dressed up today as their favourite book characters.  We postponed the…

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07 Mar 2018

Primary Dept strike!

On Tuesday 6th March, children from the Primary department went on a bowling trip.  They…

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27 Feb 2018

Curious Kingfisher class!

On Monday 26th February, Kingfisher class went to ‘We the curious’ in Bristol.  The children…

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19 Feb 2018

Tag Rugby Coaching

Frome and Axe classes were both selected for rugby coaching following a suggestion from the Secondary…

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06 Feb 2018

Intra Activity Report for Term 3

The challenge was to work together to collect all the bean bags as fast as possible, beating the clock…

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22 Jan 2018

Secondary School Council leads assembly to launch the new lanyards

The Secondary School Council can be praised for their determination and effort to pursue lanyards…

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04 Jan 2018

Welcome back to school

Happy New Year to all pupils and staff!

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20 Dec 2017

Thank you and have a happy Christmas!

A huge thank you to all the students and staff for working so hard over terms 1 and 2.  We have celebrated…

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04 Dec 2017

Get your skates on!

On Friday afternoon Willow, Ash, Birch and Pine classes went skating on the rink in the centre of…

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23 Nov 2017

P16 Drama Group perform ‘The Tempest’

Well done to all our budding actors that played their part so well on Wednesday evening at the Shakespeare…

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21 Nov 2017

Panathlon Challenge

Primary and Secondary Schools across the WESPORT area were invited to enter the Panathlon Challenge. …

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20 Nov 2017

P16 JM: Sports Leaders at Kingshill School

After several weeks of planning, practicing and evaluating performance the students were ready to…

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20 Nov 2017

Changes for Life Sports Club - Term 2 progress

Term 2 and Sports Club continues with a core group of keen enthusiastic pupils from across all Key…

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14 Nov 2017

Cricket coaching for pupils in Ash and Birch

Ash and Birch Classes have both been selected for Cricket coaching following a suggestion from Secondary…

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10 Nov 2017

School disco

It was great to see so many families at the Disco.  We loved the dance competitions, with parents…

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10 Nov 2017

Learning targets

New learning targets came home for every child on Friday.  This is an important way we can keep parents…

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09 Nov 2017

Celebrating our GOOD Ofsted report

Staff and pupils celebrated our GOOD report together.  Paulo's ice cream van parked up for the afternoon…

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07 Nov 2017

Secondary School Council presents cheque to Clevedon Foodbank

Fantastic achievement!  Pupils at Ravenswood School can be praised for their efforts in collecting…

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03 Nov 2017

Raising the roof!

Robin class have been learning songs from all around the world as part of North Somerset Raise The…

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31 Oct 2017

Advert: St Katherines Weekly Multi-Sports Club

Fencing, Laser Run, multi-sport activities and more.  Fencing equipment and laser pistols provided. …

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31 Oct 2017

Advert: North Somerset Athletic Club

The club promotes disabled athletic sports for boys and girls age 8 to 16.  It will be held at Clevedon…

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16 Oct 2017

Raising money through Water Races!

This year the school is supporting Clevedon and District Food Bank.  Various activities have been…

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12 Oct 2017

Harvest Assembly - supporting Nailsea Foodbank

Thank you for all the food donations!  Richard Worthington, from Nailsea Foodbank (part of the larger…

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06 Oct 2017

Ravenswood bags £4000 from carrier bag charge fund!

We are delighted to announce that we have bagged £4,000 from a Tesco funding scheme.  Tesco teamed…

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06 Oct 2017

Outdoor and Adventure at Ashton Court

Pupils joined friends from Baytree, New Siblands and Warmley Park School at Ashton Court yesterday.…

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03 Oct 2017

Changes for Life Sports Club

As we start a new academic year pupils are keen to participate in an after school sports club again. …

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28 Sep 2017

Ofsted Inspection

Two inspectors visited today.  They were busy watching teaching, meeting with pupils, governors, senior…

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25 Sep 2017

Parents and Friends plan family events

It was good to see new faces at the PFA meeting this evening.  We are planning a range of family events…

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25 Sep 2017

Secondary School Council

Secondary School Council had their first meeting today.  The class reps were proud to have been elected…

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22 Sep 2017

New Learning Opportunities

Y11 pupils visited Weston College.  Next Friday onwards they will be going every week to learn skills…

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22 Sep 2017

Parents meet the class

Thanks to the many parents and carers who came along to meet classes this week.  The children enjoyed…

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21 Sep 2017

Drama in p-16!

Once again p-16 students will be performing at the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol.  Planning and…

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08 Sep 2017

Keep calm and carry on

Flash rainstorms caused lessons and assembly to be disputed today.  At times it was impossible to…

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08 Sep 2017

Message from the Head

It has been a delight to welcome your children back to school.  They have all been pleased to see…

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01 Sep 2017

We welcome pupils back to school on Wednesday 6th September

We hope you've had a lovely summer break and we look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on…

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07 Jul 2017

Frome Class - the Firefighters!

Today, Frome class visited Weston-super-Mare Fire Station where they were given a guided tour from…

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06 Jul 2017

Support to schools

SENCOs from other schools came from 4.00 to 5.30pm  for training by Philippa Clark and Mark Senior. …

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05 Jul 2017

Volunteering Day was a success!

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped us on Monday.  You really helped to make a difference to the…

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05 Jul 2017

Frome visit Rolls Royce

Year 11 visited Rolls Royce at Filton.  They were finding out about jobs in our community.  They found…

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04 Jul 2017

Sports Activities on Moving Up Day!

Moving Up Day is a chance for our pupils to meet their new teachers and get to know the pupils they…

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30 Jun 2017

Post 16 End of Year Outing

Yesterday, all three Post 16 classes had a very successful outing to Glenny Wood Campsite.  Most of…

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30 Jun 2017

Regional 'Equals Moving On' Moderation

On Wednesday 28th June, I hosted a regional moderation meeting for teachers and senior…

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22 Jun 2017

Ash class intersports

This morning Ash class went to join a class from Baytree School for an intersports session.  The class…

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25 May 2017

Maths GCSE

Congratulations to Zack, Eleanor and Joe for working well this morning.  We are very proud of them.

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25 May 2017

Enterprise

Birch and Pine Classes are making and selling a variety of goods.  Each class aims to make a profit…

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24 May 2017

Link Courses at Weston College

College staff gave Mrs Clark glowing feedback about our Y11 and p-16 students.  They are amazing ambassadors…

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23 May 2017

'Changes for Life' sports club

It's term 5 and Sports Club at Ravenswood School remains popular for pupils across all key stages.…

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23 May 2017

Intra Activity Term 5: Working Together in Relay Races

The PE focus this term has been on athletics: running, jumping and throwing, so the challenge for…

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22 May 2017

Extended Work Experience

Congratulations to Rebecca and Lydia who were so successful in their WEX placements, they have been…

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17 May 2017

GCSEs have started

Congratulations to Y11 students who started their GCSEs this morning.  They all worked well and we…

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16 May 2017

P16 leading the sports at Kingshill School

After a limited amount of practice PS16 KJ leaders were excited once again to be going to Kingshill…

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16 May 2017

Every Little Helps

Thanks to the Nailsea Tesco store for their generous support to the school.  Recently they have given…

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12 May 2017

Great Work Experience celebration

It was lovely to see so many parents, carers and employers at the Post 16 Work Experience celebration…

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08 May 2017

Look what our volunteers did!

A huge THANKYOU to our volunteers who spent the day at Ravenswood on Thursday in the conservation…

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04 May 2017

Staying Friends

Robin class created puppet shows on the theme of friendship today.  They created storylines and performed…

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03 May 2017

Get set. Ready steady. Go!

Pine class are in training for Sports Day and have been practising their sprint starts.  Like true…

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28 Apr 2017

Visit from Tri

Pine class were lucky enough to have a visit from Tri (short for triceratops) the bearded dragon yesterday.…

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26 Apr 2017

Keep Dancing!

Congratulations to our p-16 students for their amazing performances at the NS Dance Festival.  On…

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24 Apr 2017

Welcome back

It is good to see the pupils return to school, happy to see their friends and teachers again.

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07 Apr 2017

Let's celebrate!

Our Easter Service at Christchurch was a great celebration of both the Easter message and pupils'…

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06 Apr 2017

Ash class and Ruby class inclusive activities at New Siblands School

Pupils from Ash Class were excited to travel to New Siblands School today to play a range of games…

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03 Apr 2017

Get active!

Once again, Jane Hawkes (SSCo) brought the school together through a sports competition.  Primary…

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31 Mar 2017

Waitrose special!

It was a delight to join Stephen and Michael for a special presentation by Nathan Boyd (Waitrose HR…

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29 Mar 2017

P-16 Open-evening

It was good to see so many families coming to find out about our p-16 courses and learning opportunities.…

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27 Mar 2017

Clark's company

Some p-16 students have been working in the school company learning about stock control, customer…

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24 Mar 2017

What will you do when you grow up?

Our pupils were inspired today when they saw what p-16 students are doing on their work experience…

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22 Mar 2017

Who's cooking dinner?

Mike Evans (chair of governors) came to lunch today.  He had heard that Lydia was on work experience…

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20 Mar 2017

PFA meeting

Thanks to everyone for coming along this evening to plan our next family events; the disco in May,…

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20 Mar 2017

Work experience fortnight

Our p-16 students will be out and about for the next fortnight in a variety of WEX placements.  They…

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17 Mar 2017

Parents visit Duck and Owl

Duck and Owl class were very pleased and excited to see so many parents come to visit on Wednesday…

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15 Mar 2017

Our French trip - latest news...

We've all had a lovely, busy day today.  We got up very early and have been on a river cruise on the…

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15 Mar 2017

We've had a postcard from Paris

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14 Mar 2017

An update from Disneyland...

We have had an exhausting day at Disney today.  All of the students have had a great time trying new…

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14 Mar 2017

RE day out for P16

Yesterday, Post 16 students went for their Religious Education outing to Bristol.  We went to see…

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13 Mar 2017

Bonjour... from Paris!

French trip 2017 has begun!  After a long journey to Paris the students and staff have arrived safely…

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10 Mar 2017

Post 16 perform to the school

Following the success of their performance at the Tobacco…

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10 Mar 2017

Fire from Ash!

Ash class made fire as part of their Stone Age topic.  They learned to use flint rock to make fire…

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28 Feb 2017

Promoting Ravenswood at Life After Westhaven event

On 28th of February 2 Post 16 students and I went to the 'Life after Westhaven' event at Westhaven…

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09 Feb 2017

P16 runs 'excellent' café

P16KJ and P16JM classes worked hard to plan and deliver a very successful café for customers from…

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07 Feb 2017

Basketball Challenge

The Basketball Challenge for term 3 was suggested by pupils in secondary classes.

 

Year…

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01 Feb 2017

Good Judgement

Axe and Frome class students have been "investigating crimes" this term and as part of this they visited…

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25 Jan 2017

Football Coaching report

Pupils in Axe Class enjoyed a coaching session this week.  Four football coaches and a lecturer from…

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20 Jan 2017

Great News!

Progress of pupils across the school is significantly better than it was this time last year.  We…

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19 Jan 2017

Should we join Inspirational Futures Trust? What do parents think?

Philippa Clark and Mike Evans (COG) were joined by Chris Wade (CEO of IFT)  to meet parents and Carers…

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11 Jan 2017

Join a MAT? What's best for Ravenswood Staff?

Chris Wade (CEO) and colleagues from Inspirational Futures Trust (IFT) talked with staff about the…

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11 Jan 2017

Staying calm

Secondary pupils have been talking about New Year Resolutions in assembly.  They know the importance…

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09 Jan 2017

All aboard!

Post-16 students start a 6 week sailing course at Bristol Harbour.

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04 Jan 2017

Welcome back to school

Pupils returned to school, full of energy and news of their holidays.  It was great to see so many…

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03 Jan 2017

Thanks to our volunteers!

Another classroom painted, canopies and doorways fixed!  A huge thanks to our team of volunteers who…

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03 Jan 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  Staff are back to school for a training day.  This had a focus on the importance…

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12 Dec 2016

P16 help charity at Christmas

Students from P16KJ and P16BJ have been collecting and sorting gifts to donate to the Salvation Army…

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09 Dec 2016

PFA Christmas Fayre raises over £800

Thank you to all who helped and supported with the Christmas fayre.  The PFA are pleased to announce…

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09 Dec 2016

"Friends, Romans, Countrymen" A rousing Julius Caesar!

We've received this appraisal for our performance at Bristol Tobacco Factory last month for…

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05 Dec 2016

Intra-Activity Report: The 12 Days of Christmas

In this session, to begin with, all classes were challenged to aim for a target. The "12 days of Christmas"…

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02 Dec 2016

Thankyou to our Volunteers!

A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped us last Friday.  Our first volunteering day was…

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01 Dec 2016

Christmas Show named!

Our Christmas Show has been named!  We had a whole-school competition to name the show with each class…

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22 Nov 2016

P16 Relaxation Afternoon

P16 students enjoyed an afternoon of relaxing leisure activities as part of their Asdan Personal and…

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21 Nov 2016

Presenting the Cheque to NU Water Uganda

Following the fun water activities on October 17th pupils at Ravenswood School have been…

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18 Nov 2016

P16 put on a spectacular performance at the Tobacco Factory!

Last night Post 16 actors from Ravenswood School wowed the audience with their fantastic performance…

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14 Nov 2016

School disco report

We had a great turn out for the disco on Friday and enjoyed the music, dancing, raffle and hot dogs.…

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11 Nov 2016

Something to sing about!

Robin class had a hugely successful trip to St Nicolas Chantry School in Clevedon to take part in…

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04 Nov 2016

Getting involved at Ravenswood

Thanks to those who turned up at our volunteers meeting this week.  It was good to see the enthusiasm…

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13 Oct 2016

Ravenswood awarded £1000 towards project

Thanks to our Chair of Governors, Mike Evans, for applying to Persimmon Homes for their

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10 Oct 2016

Medal winners!

Our year six pupils represented Ravenswood running in a North Somerset Schools Cross Country event.…

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07 Oct 2016

School Council gathers in the harvest!

The School Council has collected together all the harvest festival donations and displayed them in…

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03 Oct 2016

Sharing our expertise

Thanks to Teacher Cheri Frost for supporting colleagues in other schools last week.  They were really…

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03 Oct 2016

School Council leads Harvest Festival Assembly

Members of the school council led the assembly last week.  They have asked for food donations to be…

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03 Oct 2016

Golf Coaching for Pupils in Kingfisher, Robin and Ash Classes

It was a great start to the new school year for pupils at Ravenswood to have the opportunity of coaching…

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23 Sep 2016

Could you spare a few hours ocassionally?

Are you a community group, charity, sports club, business or individual who has a few hours to spare…

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23 Sep 2016

Catering for visitors!

At our “coffee afternoon” the children from Robin Class helped prepare drinks and treated parents…

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19 Sep 2016

Owl class coffee afternoon

Owl Class were very happy to show parents around Owl Class and the Primary department on our coffee…

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16 Sep 2016

Afternoon tea ...with spaghetti

It was lovely to see so many parents and carers on Thursday chatting with students and enjoying afternoon…

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16 Sep 2016

Shakespeare Schools Festival - Book your tickets now!

The Shakespeare Schools Festival uses the unique power of Shakespeare to transform lives.

 

In…

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16 Sep 2016

Come and Meet your Class

Come along and meet your child’s teacher and support staff. Join us for a cuppa, a biscuit, and a…

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14 Sep 2016

Duck and Owl Class Parent Meet up

Duck class thoroughly enjoyed welcoming parents to come and see their classroom both inside and outside!…

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