Basketball News

 Aston Manor 54    King Edwards Aston 14

Congratulations to the KS4 basketball team who continued their winning streak last night with a victory over King Edwards Aston.

Special mention to Daunte Robin for representing year 8 in the KS4 basketball team, also to Hasani Simms for contributing 8 points and Osman Goni for a steady MVP performance………..Goni Style !…………. Well done to all the boys who played last night, you were a great credit to the school.

Sixth Form Intervention Evening 15/11/12

Sixth Form Intervention Evening takes place on Thursday 15th November 2012 from 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm.  All parents / carers are welcome to attend  Parent workshops take place at 4.30 – 5.00 pm and 5.30 – 6.00 pm.  Refreshments available on the evening.  If you wish to attend, please contact Mrs J Kular or Ms L Murray.

Year 11 attend Role Model Event

Myself and Ms Bartley took a group of Year 11 pupils to South-City College to attend Role Model Event where they had the opportunity to meet various exhibitors – local and national employers, talk to local role models about how they got to where they are today. They also had impartial careers, training and learning advice. All pupils really enjoyed this experience and now are thinking about their future.

Aston Manor Debating Club impresses at first competition!

On Thursday 2nd March, Aston Manor’s Debating Club sent two teams to Harborne Academy for the first round of DebateMate’s Urban Debate League. Each team took part in a pre-prepared debate about the legalisation of euthanasia and an un-prepared debate about an 8pm curfew for under 16s! The ‘A’ team of debating veterans from last year included Reshma Begum, Ayan Abdullahi, Siham Omar, Cassandre Ndjendje and Muna Dirir. They beat teams from St Alban’s Academy and Great Barr School with two excellent performances. The ‘B’ team, taking part in their first ever competition, included Younis Iqbal, Aleema Hoque, Jenine Smikle, Nadia Hoque and Shareen Mohammed. They did not let inexperience get in their way and beat teams from Harborne Academy and St Alban’s Academy. Both teams did Aston Manor proud and are already preparing for the next round next half term!

If you are interested in taking part, learning how to argue properly and representing Aston Manor, come and see Mr O’Donoghue in E2. Debating Club runs afterschool every Monday with our University mentor from Aston University.

Supporting Your Child With Literacy at Home

Following the success of our most recent Parent Workshop, our next work shop will be:

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD WITH LITERACY AT HOME

 Tuesday 31st January 2012

 Times: 10.45am – 12.00pm – this session will include lunch

 Or

 3.30pm – 4.30pm – refreshments will be provided

If you wish to attend please fill in the attached form and return it Emma Smith in reception.

Parent Support Sessions Jan 2012 Application Form

Goodrich Castle Trip

The Y11 History trip to Goodrich Castle last week was a great success.  The sun was shining and the students ate ice – cream. They also gathered information about the castle, which is required for their controlled assessment.

Thanks to the staff who helped run the trip and thanks to the students for making it an enjoyable day out.

Miss Sanghera