Thursday, 18 December 2014

Library books due now

Please remember to bring all library books back tomorrow before the end of term!
Miss Ismail

Surprise non uniform day!

As a last minute surprise to the students, tomorrow will be a non uniform day for staff and students!  No donation is required, so feel free to wear your comfy clothes!

Readathon challenge raises £950 for charity!

From 3rd November for two weeks, Townsend C of E students in years 7 and 8 carried out the Readathon challenge to coincide with our literacy scheme and to raise money for charity for ill children.  The students wrote on their sponsor cards their chosen books to read for the challenge, then collected sponsors for their reading for once they had completed the challenge.  The current total raised so far by Townsend students is £950, with more sponsor money to be collected!  Well done everyone and keep up the reading over the holidays!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Abbey Christingle service

Today it is the Abbey Christingle service at St Albans Cathedral.  Parents and carers are welcome to attend, the service begins at 2:00pm with Year 7 carrying the Christingles down the Abbey, with some lovely hymns and a special staff song!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Accelrated reader Certificates

This week Year 7 and 8 students were awarded their Accelerated reader certificates.  Students receive a certificate for achieving 100% in three of their book quizzes.  If they achieve 3, a bronze is awarded, 6 is silver, 9 is gold and 12 or more is platinum!

A lot of children have certificates, with some even gaining gold and platinum since last half term!  Well done to everyone for all your reading and effort with Accelerated reader and congratulations to the Star readers of the month too!

Reminder - all library books due back

Please ensure all of your library books are brought back to the Discovery Centre by Friday 19th December, the last day of term.  Especially those which are overdue!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas Jumper day for sixth form and staff

Today staff and sixth form students are wearing Christmas jumpers to support the charity "Save the Children".  See if you can spot any of the jumpers r if anyone is wearing the same!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas films for Film Day in the Discovery Centre

Today in the Discovery Centre during lunchtime we will be showing a Christmas film of the students' choice, come along at lunchtime to see what gets chosen! All years welcome!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

December Author of The Month - Sue Hampton

After her visit last week, Sue Hampton is now our Author of the month for December!

Sue's recent book "Thinner than Water" has just been released, along with a brand new interactive website and blog!


Display material is on show in the English block and in the Discovery Centre, along with all of Sue's books to borrow, the posters are also shown below, with some facts about Sue and her writing.
Visit Sue's website at for more details!