ParentPay – our new online payment service

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

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Fun Day Raises over £900

Slide1Smith’s Wood Sports College held its first ‘Community Fun Day’ on Saturday 12th July 2014. The event was such a success that the College has decided to it an annual celebration.

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!

Dates for the Diary

date_for_diaryFill out your diary for the 2014-2015 Smith’s Wood Sports College academic year with our new calendar here.

A full list of term dates and the timetable for the first day back in September can be found in the ‘Term Dates’ section of the website in the ‘About Us’ tab.

‘Show My Homework’ Launches

SMH newSmith’s Wood Sports College has launched ‘Show My Homeowork’, the Uk’s No.1 web-based calendar for tracking and monitoring homework.

For parents who wish to take a more active role in their children’s home learning, they can by having their own Show My Homework account. The service means that parents can now take a more proactive role in driving homework prioritisation, keeping tabs on homework without being intrusive.
Explore the service by clicking on the logo.

Pupils run a mile!

Sport Relief 2014 (1)Pupils and staff from Smith’s Wood Sports College have helped to raise over £400 for Sport Relief by taking part in the Sport Relief Mile.

Donations continue to pour in for those who walked, jogged ran or even hopped the mile.

Sport Relief has so far raised over £53 million to help transform lives both at home in the UK and across the world.

Business Success

IMG_1772Report by Molly Warrilow

Since the beginning of October, eight Year 10 students from Smith’s Wood Sports College have been coming together to form ‘Venture’ as part of the Young Enterprise scheme.

Amy Carlin, Alice Ward, Molly Warrilow, Conor Stain, Connor Carrington, Nicolas Jackman, Sean Moriaty and Courtney Hyde have worked hard and put in hours after school to produce the best and most imaginative product yet.

The first meetings consisted of discussing job roles and thinking what products would sell, also organising fund raising events to make enough money to start our business off. We participated in our very first trade fair in Chelmsley Wood on Wednesday 12 March selling our handmade coasters and were competing against local schools, Kingshurst Academy and Park Hall.

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