Fundraising

Today’s Mufti and biscuit sale raised £773.39, all of which will be donated to the YMCA to support the homeless in the Bournemouth area. Many thanks to the whole community for supporting this cause but especially to Mrs Powell for all of her baking, as well as to Miss Sheard and the school council for their organisation.

World Homeless Day

This week we are supporting World Homeless Day in partnership with Bournemouth YMCA. Our school council agreed to support the event and decided to hold a mufti day this Friday, 12th October, in return for a £1 donation. There will also be a cake sale with cakes selling for 50p. All donations will be passed onto the YMCA who had great success last year in supporting homeless people within our area.

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QPAA AGM

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Queen’s Park Academy Association AGM will now be held next Monday, 8th October. This parent and teacher group supports the school immensely and has enabled developments to resources and facilities that would not have been possible without its amazing work.

This year we are looking to expand the group and warmly welcome new members to join. We are able to facilitate childcare for next Monday for the duration of the meeting.

House Captains

Stewart House had their own assembly this morning. As well as discussing how the best teams function, the House voted in their new House Captains. The children who put themselves forward for the role provided excellent speeches, one of which included the line ‘I can be your voice’. All participants also effectively balanced humour with the seriousness of the responsibility. To quote one of the winners:

‘With me as your captain, I will make sure that the other houses know who is boss!’

 

Awards

Congratulations to all of our end of year award winners. These accolades were achieved by pupils identified as making outstanding progress in academic subjects and sports as well as for demonstrating strength of character throughout school life.

Town Hall

The School Council conducted themselves in a very professional manner whilst visiting Town Hall and the Mayor. The children asked interesting questions and showed a great deal of interest in the role of the Mayor.