The great score of 613 points was reached through the efforts of 36 athletes from the College with the following pupils recorded particularly admirable results:
Aiden Noor – Year 10 – 47 points (100m & relay) – SWSC record 11.50s in 100m
Katie Ryder – Year 9 – 38 points (1500m & long jump)
Brad Stokes – Year 10 – 37 points (1500m & long jump) – SWSC record 4 minutes 25.0 seconds in 1500m
Year 10 pupils Chloe Collins and Demi Yeomans are both members of the College’s Sports Council group – a team of pupils dedicated to sport and who meet to develop leadership in sport and run College sporting events. Both Collins and Yeomans coached and led the team to the victory and summarised the victory as a deserved win for Smith’s Wood Sports College where “we played better as a team than the opposition”.
Examination timetables have been released for the spring / summer period of examinations and can be found on our examinations page via the ‘Students’ tab. The exmaniations include Levels Tests for pupils in years 7, 8 and 9, as well as GCSE and A Level examinations.
Smith’s Wood Sports College would like to alert parents/guardians to the following fraud alert issued by The National Anti-Fraud Network (NAFN):
PARENTS APPROACHED FOR SCHOOL ABSENCE PENALTY FINES
“The parents of a pupil at an Essex school received a phone call purporting to be from the Education Welfare Service stating that their child had not attended school that day and as a result they had to pay a fine of £340. The parent was asked to provide her credit / debit card details so that a payment could be made over the phone.”
The College would like to advise that in the event of a penalty fine being issued for school absence for your child then you would never be asked for credit/debit card details. This fine would be paid by cheque or via the Solihull Council secure internet payment facility. If you were to pay in person you would need to produce the Truancy Penalty Notice (issued by Solihull MBC).
We would ask that if you are approached/or have been approached by anybody requesting this information you inform the College immediately.
On 21st March 2013, Year 12 students Alessio Ianiello, Chris Colley, Sam Ankama and Kesley Russell from Smith’s Wood Sports College won the Marketing Award at the Deutsche Bank Young Entrepreneur competition in Birmingham.
The ‘Revolutionize’ team – who used new technology and a marketing stand to showcase their board game product – also gave a 5 minute presentation to a team of judges to explain the concept of their business and share ideas on how they believe they would raise revenue.
The team were awarded the Marketing Award as they promoted their company through social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook as well as publicising the business with posters around the College.
No pupils who have been diagnosed with these difficulties will be identified.
The assemblies – which will take place from Tuesday 30th April – will provide staff and pupils with basic information about the condition and how they can affect individuals.
Parents who do not wish for their child to attend the assembly should contact Mel Cutler (SENCO) or Lisa Robertson (Assistant SENCO) in writing.