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On Tuesday 16th December, 4 students represented Smith’s Wood Sports College in the local community, delivering over 35 hampers to the community Foodbank in Smith’s Wood.
These hampers were beautifully decorated in the spirit of Christmas in all manner of ways, from a house with opening windows to Santa’s sleigh; but they all bore the evidence of lots of hard work from the students at the college. The hampers contained all manners of festive fayre, from Christmas chocolate to Christmas crackers, as well as regular non perishable items of all sorts of tinned food. The students enjoyed the opportunity to help the local community this Christmas, as well as the opportunity to help actually deliver the hampers in person.
College will be closing at 12.20pm on Friday 19th December 2014 for students.
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Did you go to Smith’s Wood School or Smith’s Wood Sports College?
Did someone you know go to Smith’s Wood School or Sports College?
We’re working in partnership with a charity called Future First to keep in touch with all our leavers – and their progress – and also to reconnect with our former students who have left over the years.
We would like to track down ‘older’ former students to ensure we have a wide range of contacts to support current students.
This is where you can help by spreading our sign up link everywhere – Facebook, twitter, e-mail and by word of mouth. You may have stayed in contact with a couple or bump into them in town.
We’re pleased to announce that we will shortly be accepting payments online for items such as dinner money, school trips and uniform. Using a secure website called ParentPay you will be able to pay online using your credit or debit card or at local stores displaying the ParentPay logo. ParentPay will be our preferred method of making payments to school. This will be going live from 3 November 2014.
What are the benefits to parents and pupils?
- ParentPay is easy-to-use and will offer you the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24/7 –
- the technology used is of the highest internet security available ensuring that your money will reach school safely – offering you peace of mind
- payments can be made by credit/debit card or also through PayPoint
- full payment histories and statements are available to you securely online at anytime
- your children won’t have to worry about losing money at school
- Parents can choose to be alerted when their balances are low via email and/or SMS text
The College would like to thank parents/guardians/local community for supporting this event. The event, plus the non-uniform day on 20th June 2014, raised £927.24, which will be split between various charities that the College supports.
We would like to thank the following businesses for their support by donating items or their time in order to make the event a success: Morrisons, Co-Op, Aldi, Farm Foods, Butchers at Kingshurst, Greggs at Kingshurst, Sheldon Community Fire Station (White Watch), Kids-Castles.com
Winners for our various stalls are as follows: Speed Stacking – Chelsea Beasley. Guess the Knitted Bear Family’s Name – Sue ‘S’ – Smith’s Wood Kitchens, Guess the Bear’s Name – Margaret. Congratulations to you all!