Thursday 3rd September 2015 is INSET day and only staff are required to attend. The new term starts for students on Friday 4th September and we look forward to seeing you then.
Jul 13, 2015
On Thursday 9th July APC were invited to send representatives to collect our ‘Bronze and Silver’ Democracy awards. The awards are in recognition of schools who managed to gain 50%+ participation in the UK wide Youth Parliament and Cabinet elections.
The Students who led the road-show, Sophie and Braddon, were chosen to represent all of WSAPC and accompanied Mr McConnell and Ms Wood to the Houses of Parliament in London to receive the awards. When collecting our awards from the Right Honourable Tim Loughton, MP for Worthing, Sophie gave an impromptu speech about APC and how being part of the Democracy project had made us feel ‘included’ and she thanked the organizers for the opportunity to participate. Sophie’s comments were included in the press release for the event. So many teachers came up to Mr McConnell and the organizers to express how amazing they thought Sophie was, perhaps one day Sophie will will be returning to the Houses of Parliament as an MP!
As part of the day we got a tour of Parliament and had a buffet lunch. We came back after an exciting and fulfilling day out with more crystal than we could carry (the awards and not the chandeliers!!)
Please be advised that the Transport Bureau, West Sussex County Council, is now taking applications for the 3 in1 card scheme for the next academic year.
Any pupils wishing to apply for a 3 in1 card should do so ideally before the summer holiday. All existing cardholders have been written to reminding them that their cards will need renewing soon, if they wish to remain in the scheme.
Please note that application forms may be signed by a referee at the school, even if a pupil is moving on to a new school or college from next term.
Application forms can be downloaded at www.your3in1.co.uk or call 01243 777330 to request a form in the post.
Travel information and journey planning advice for young people can also be found at www.yourspacewestsussex.co.uk/travel
We have always been impressed at the standard of GCSE artwork our students produce and we are delighted to report that this year, yet again, they have not disappointed us. The display has been enjoyed by numerous visitors to our Art Trail.
Apr 16, 2015
Did you know you can now recycle more household plastic items than ever before? Since the beginning of April, you have been able to add your plastic containers to your regular household recycling collection in West Sussex. It means you can recycle things like yoghurt pots, ice cream tubs, fruit and vegetable punnets and ready meal trays, as well as your plastic bottles – but they should be clean, dry and loose! To find out more about recycling plastics in West Sussex please visit www.recycleforwestsussex.org/plastics
Feb 09, 2015
A new national campaign has been launched by the NSPCC to help parents keep their children safe online. ‘Share Aware’ aims to encourage parents and carers to understand online safety and to ensure they are talking to their children about this issue. Information about the NSPCC campaign can be found at www.nspcc.org.uk/shareaware
West Sussex Safeguard Children Board (WSSCB) is supporting the campaign and has information and advice for parents and carers about this, as well as a range of other issues such as bullying and online abuse, on their website www.westsussexscb.org.uk. The WSSCB brings together organisations and agencies across West Sussex, including the County Council, Sussex Police, NHS Sussex, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and Surrey and Sussex Probation, to ensure there is a united approach to looking after the wellbeing of children in the county.
WSSCB website also has information about Operation Kite, a Sussex Police initiative to improve recognition and understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation.