Year 9 Science

Up Periscope!!

This week in Science students had an opportunity to show their creative side. Using cardboard, sellotape and mirrors they created their very own periscopes.

Students learnt how mirrors are used in periscopes and how they reflect light.

Well done 9A5

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Year 9 Basketball

Southam v Myton

Year 9 played a solid and very tall Myton squad tonight. King, Plugaru, James, Ridges, Usher, Challice, Cave, Timms, Tongue and Fletcher put in a real shift. We were a little slow to start, defensively a little inexperienced and lacked discipline. This allowed them to open up a 14 – 2 lead in the first quarter. Slowly though the boys started to execute the tactical strategy that we’d set out at the start. Fletch, Timms and Challice boxed out very effectively against players of at least 6ft. Offensively creativity came from King, James and Usher trying to catch them on the counter. Things started to click and the squad started to frustrate them taking the score within 4 points at one stage. However, fatigue and the “head start” we’d afforded them told and they came away 33-25 winners.

Well done boys a great game for the neutral.

Mr Franzoni

Year 9 German Assessment Revision

As promised, you can now find ALL the words from your Student Guide on Memrise! Aim to earn at least 5000 points a day, in order to prepare yourself for the assessment, and try your best to finish the entire course (and beat all your class mates and teachers).
Remember, search for ‘Southam’ or ‘Galvin’ to find our courses, or just click on this link to take you there directly :

Have you forgotten your username and password? Making a new account is the quickest way to solve this. Ask a languages teacher if you need any help.


MFL Dept”

Dance Production Rehearsals

Wednesday 3rd December & Friday 5th December

Lessons 3,4 & 5

All students who are involved in the Dance Production MUST come to the Gym to get ready for the rehearsals on both dates (3rd and 5th December) for a prompt start.
Students must make sure they have their music and costumes for both the rehearsals. You will be missing lessons 3,4 & 5 so please make sure you catch up on any work you miss. Lunchtime will also be at different time for you so please make sure you get food from the canteen prior to lesson 3.

If there are any problems please see Miss Evans .

Swimming Gala – Results

After another super swimming gala from all three year groups the overall winners were Whittle with 346 points in total. Despite there being no records broken this year there was some outstanding individual performances from a number of the students. Well done to all who took part and achieved HAPS for their House.

Miss Evans and Mr Cooper



Godiva Swimming Gala Team

Please check the team sheets carefully so you know which event you are taking part in. If you are not happy with your event or would like to swap, please see Mrs Green in E7 before Monday AM registration.
Thank you

Mrs Green, Head of Godiva

GODIVA Swimming Gala – Team Sheet

Year 9 Rugby

Boys lose but come out with heads held high!

Screen Shot 2014-11-15 at 12.46.52Haridas Williams; Brennan Lumby; Oscar Nagle; Oliver Westland; Malachy Rose; Lucas Mann; Hugh Cave; Dean Jordan; Kurt Smith; Matt Campbell; Louis Etienne; Dom Abbott; James Cowley; Andrew Boag; Jacob Jordan and Kieran Chiles need to be massively proud of their performance today. They played an experienced, powerful and skilful Campion School (Northants) team that normally put 40+ past most of their competitors.

The boys did all that was asked of them! We discussed tackling well, making it hard for them, disrupt their rugby and focus on our game. However, I mainly wanted them not to focus on the result but their performance, put their bodies on the line and come out holding their heads held high. I hope readers can appreciate how hard it is to rappel wave after wave of attacks and defend for large periods of the game. Big performances from Jordan, Lumby, Etienne, Abbot, Cave and Nagel but it was a resolute and driven TEAM performance that managed to hold down the score to 34-0 to Campion. Three tries scored in each half. We had our chances too, a great Haridas rolling maul set up from a line out got within 2m of their try line; break away runs from Etienne, Jordan and Cave but they always just managed to real us in. The boys would get isolated and turnover ball normally came. A great mornings rugby.
Man of the match is tough and between Jordan and Lumby for me. Lumby takes it by a whisker for leading the team and the pack by example (where we were strong all game) and for two of the BEST HITS (powerful driving tackles) I’ve seen at this age group on their no 8 and second row players. Class!

Happy to step in for Mr Mac any time. One thing though, one of the 16 went home in a new squad kit, back Monday or I will find you!!!!

Mr Franzoni

Remembrance Day

At 11.00am, whilst Southam College was in silence, Dan Ridges Year 9 played ‘THE LAST POST’. It was an incredibly moving experience listening to the sound of the trumpet resonating across a silent Southam College.

At 11.00am, whilst Southam College was in silence, Dan Ridges Year 9 played ‘THE LAST POST’. It was an incredibly moving experience listening to the sound of the trumpet resonating across a silent Southam College.

Animal Club

Could all students interested in joining Animal Club please attend a meeting, today, Tuesday 11th November in S7 with Mr Etheridge

We look forward to seeing you

The Science Department

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Year 9 Rugby


The Year 9 team produced their best all-round performance of year against a powerful Fairfax side. It was clear from the opening exchanges that it was going to be a tight contest and so it proved. After some promising initial forays by both teams Fairfax struck first with a break down their right wing, and it was only due to some excellent kicking, courageous forward play and tremendous tackling, notably from debutant Kurt Smith, that kept the half-time score at 0-7.

Our forwards started the second half by reasserting their dominance in the scrum and it was fitting that following a number of phases Hugh Cave finished a great team move under the posts.

As their forwards began to redress the balance in the pack, the game could have swung either way. Fairfax struck first through their powerful wing and we were very unlucky when a fine solo run from Dean Jordan was recalled for an earlier infringement.

Both teams had chances in the dying moments of the game, but, though it finished 7-12 to Fairfax, all of our players performed with great courage and were a credit to the school. There were notable performances all over the pitch and, with the return of some missing players to strengthen the squad, I am looking forward to see the team develop over the next few challenging fixtures.

Well done to you all

Mr MacGibbon