Thursday, 17 December 2015

Merry Christmas Everyone!

We would like to wish all students and parents/carers a merry Christmas and a restful holiday.  We look forward to seeing all students back at school on Tuesday 5th January ready for the spring term.

Christingle Abbey service yesterday

Well done to all year 7 students for making their Christingles and carrying them through the Abbey during the service yesterday.  It was lovely to see all the candles burning, accompanied by a lovely Christmas service, with the choir singing O Holy Night.  Thank you to all the parents who also attended this service, we hope you enjoyed it too!

Christmas crafts all this week

Students have been taking part in various craft activities at lunchtimes in the Discovery Centre this week.  This has included building gingerbread or snowman houses, making wreath decorations and scratch art reindeer and Christmas trees!  Lots of fun has been had to get into the mood for Christmas!


Year 7 Castle Competition

Year 7 students at Townsend have been working on their Medieval Castle building project during the half term as a result of studying the Norman Conquest and castles as an establishment of power. Students were to pick between three types of castles (motte and bailey, stone keep or concentric). The whole-school exhibition and competition was held on Monday 14th December at lunchtime which was a huge success! Competition winners will be announced in the new year but all did so well in producing their best design. Congratulations to all students and parents who supported them in the process.


Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Christmas jumper day this Thursday

Christmas Jumper/ Jumper day in aid of Macmillan Cancer support for Make A Wish and Save the Children, will take place on the last day of term, Thursday 17th December.

Please can students bring their donation of 20p if they would like to wear their Christmas jumper.

Students may swop blazers and ties for jumpers but should wear other school uniform as normal. 

Accelerated Reader Rewards time

It's approaching the end of term, which means rewards for reading are rife!

A big well done to those students who have earned a certificate for their reading, and an extra well done to those who received a prize, either for receiving a Platinum certificate, STAR reader of the month, or STAR reader of the term!

Prizes can be collected from Miss Ismail at breaks and lunchtimes.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Senior Prizegiving this evening 7pm

We look forward to welcoming back last year's year 11, 12 and 13 students for their Senior Prize giving ceremony this evening.  Well done to everyone for their achievements and do keep in touch if you have now left Towsnend.

Christmas Abbery Service Wednesday 2pm

2.00pm Christingles Cathedral Service.

Please remember students will need to be collected from the Abbey when the service finishes at 3pm.  There will be extra traffic on the day due to the current St Albans Christmas market in the grounds by the cathedral.

Christmas crafting all this week in the Dicovery Centre!

Every lunchtime this week we will be running craft making activities in the Discovery Centre, with lots of Christmas themed items being made!

All years are welcome, come along to take part and make something to take home!

Message from the PTA

Many Thanks to all who purchased Christmas Puddings.
1. If you have not already collected them, they can be picked up from Reception any school day between 8-30 am and 4-30pm. 

The Draw for the Christmas Hampers take place next Wednesday!!
Tickets are available at Reception at a £1 each or £5 a book
REMEMBER  If you don’t win at Christmas your tickets will be entered for  in the Big Easter Egg Draw!! 

3. Thanks for supporting The ‘Bags of Sweets’ Fund Raiser!! It made over £120 towards Friends Funds.
      We hope to have more next term.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Message from the PTA

Many Thanks to those of you that purchased Christmas Puddings and other items. They will be in on Tuesday and can be collected from Reception.  

Christmas Hamper Raffle
Tickets are on sale at Reception and at Consultation Evenings

There will be a sale of  Bagged Sweets at Breakfast Club on Thursday 10th of December in aid of PTA Funds .  £1 a BAG

Thank you to those of you who helped at the Consultation evening on Wednesday. Your help is much appreciated.

It’s not that far away now !Saturday 5th March 2016
Please send them in to Reception FAO Mr Graham

Well done year 11!

A big well done to year 11 students for completing their mock GCSE exams this week.  Hopefully this will prepare you for the main exams taking place this summer.

To reward the students, a film screening took place in the Discovery Centre, showing the film "Inside Out" with popcorn, sweets and drinks!