Newsletter for parents & carers of Silverdale students
Friday 14 February 2020
Welcome to our newsletter
As we head into half term, it's a good time to reflect on how our young people can look after themselves.
I urge you to look at the Student Wellbeing page on our website. It contains useful information about issues such as mental health, drug and substance abuse, self harm and bereavement. Full details are listed in the news item below. Keeping our young people safe and healthy is vital and I urge you to talk to them about these issues. The webpage has links to lots of different organisations which I think you will find helpful.
As you may know, we incorporate PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) into our curriculum for every year group. In Year 10 these lessons are put together into whole 'drop down' days. We had one of these today, when students discussed the issues of the day with invited local politicians. You can read more about this below.
Later in the year, the Year 10 students will focus on health and wellbeing. This will include sessions on: how a healthy body helps a healthy mind; LGBT+; mindfulness; smoking and vaping; and information about serious crime in Sheffield.
Thank you for all your support as we head into half term. I hope you have a restful break and look forward to welcoming students back on Monday 24 February.
With very best wishes,
Mrs Sarah Sims, Head of Silverdale School
We have sent a letter to all parents and carers which contains advice from the government about the Coronavirus. Please ensure you read it as it has useful advice about how to prevent the spread of infection, and what to do if you are concerned.
The Silverdale Music Department are performing alongside Ecclesall Primary School Choir on Wednesday 4th of March. It promises to be a wonderful evening that will showcase all of Silverdale's talented musicians and will feature performances from Samba Band, Orchestra, Swing Band, Rock School and all of the choirs. There will also be featured performances from some of our solo and ensemble groups.
Tickets are available from Resources and the Music office. £6 for adults or £4 for concessions.
Y8 Parents Evening
4:30pm – 7:30pm
0:00am – 0:00am
More details to follow.
Runs from 28 March to 13 April 2020.
0:00am – 0:00am
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The winning streak continues for our Y7 and Y8 Netball Team. Fantastic night playing against All Saints. Y7 won 21-5 and Y8 won 12-4. Impressive performance by all, well done to Sophia Pride and Daisy Platt receiving players of the match
The worst celebration ever seen in school football aside, the Y10 footballers were a class act last night as they ran out 2-1 winners away against King Ecgberts. They played some quality football with Mr Everywhere Mus'Ab Nawaz man of the match. Well done fellas ⚽ #SFSS
Well done to our Y9 basketball team who put in a determined & outstanding performance to beat a very strong @NDHSSheffield Team 14-12 on Tuesday. Dan, Louie, George, Dom, Hugh, Matiin, Spencer and Jamie H were all exceptional - well done boys!!