Dance Production re-auditions

Reminder to all students that the re-auditions for the Dance Production are on Wednesday 2nd November 2016. All students need to meet in the hall promptly; students will be allocated a time slot so it is important they go straight to the hall.

Year 11 Elevate Education Seminar

On Wednesday all Year 11 students took part in an hour long seminar on revision skills and techniques. The presenter from Elevate Education was well received by students and all were able to create notes, to take away with them, as reminders of the techniques they may use this year.
We hope that this session will support students in the preparation for their Pre-Public Exams in November.


Important Dance Production Meeting

Can all students who auditioned for the Dance production on Tuesday and Wednesday please meet in the gym at breaktime Thursday (20th October 2016) for their feedback. It is important that all students attend the meeting as they may have to reaudition after half term.

P.E. Department Messages

Wednesday Evening Gym Club notice

Gym club is postponed on Wednesday 19th October due to Dance Production Auditions taking place.

Dance Production Auditions Tuesday 18th October and Wednesday 19th October

Dance productions auditions are taking place in the hall. All students who are auditioning must meet in the hall promptly at 3.35 with their OWN music ready. The P.E Department do not provide music. Any problems or queries please see Miss Evans ASAP.

Football Report

County Cup U16

Polesworth 3 – Southam 2

Our match against Polesworth went rather well despite a 3-2 loss – everyone worked well together, with good teamwork and clear communication. We all started off a bit nervous as we had never played Polesworth before, however, after our first goal, scored by Aoife Williams, we believed we had a chance in winning! Before half time, Polesworth scored a goal by slipping through our defence, so as the whistle went it was 1-1.
In the second half, Polesworth scored another two goals, but our team had not given up. After many close shots on target, Shauna O’Neill scored a good goal not long before the final whistle went.

Despite a brilliant effort by the whole team and a difficult decision, I decided Shauna and Aoife were the players of the match as they played great together upfront and finished some good counter attacks. They both were strong in different areas, for example, Shauna had some strong runs up the pitch getting through the opposing defence and Aoife had excellent control of the ball with some accurate headers too!

Also, throughout the game I thought that Kacey Cherington held the back four well and made some good clearances. Although she came off injured minutes before the end, Louise Gilks played great too, taking the ball up the wing and passing it into the middle, providing chances for Shauna and Aoife.

Overall, I think all the girls did well and proved to themselves that they did have a chance in winning against Polesworth. Well done everyone!

Charlotte Webster (Captain)

German Exchange Home Leg: Leaving Party

After a fantastic visit to the Harry Potter Studio Tour, on Tuesday we had our farewell party for the German exchange students. The host families really outdid themselves with their delicious food contributions, and there was even a surprise gymnastics performance from Hayden! It was great to see all the students having so much fun with their exchange partners.  I would like to thank all the families who hosted the German students, especially those whose children did not even go to Germany in March. This kind offer to host allowed more German students to come to England, which was very much appreciated. In addition, thanks must go out to the MFL department for all of their help with the trips and activities and of course the German teachers Frau Barthelmes and Herr Holfelder.
At the end of the week, we presented the German teachers with a DVD of Southam College, created, filmed and edited by students in our Year 11 German classes. This was a gift to signify the 10thanniversary of the Exchange between Southam College and Hölderlin Gymnasium.


Year 11 Parents’ Evening

Reminder that booking is open on Insight for appointments for Year 11 Parents’ Evening, which will be held on Thursday 20th October, from 5.00pm to 7.30pm. Please book all appointments by 4pm on Monday 17th October 2016. If you can not access Insight students can book appointments directly with each teacher.

We look forward to seeing you.

German Exchange – DIENSTAG!

The Southam students and their German exchange partners have had a magical day at the Harry Potter studios tour. They have learnt a lot about the film and its props, sets, costumes and architects aswell as how to fly on a broomstick! Many of them have bought great souvenirs and photos of their day and sampled some Butterbeer!
We would also like to wish a happy birthday to Paddy (Alex Kidd’s exchange partner) and Bella, who celebrated with cake and cards on the bus, and being privileged enough to open to doors to the Hogwarts Great Hall! Very lucky! We hope they have both had a great day!

English Language revision guides

The English Department are selling English Language revision guides for Year 10 and Year 11 students who are taking their examinations this year.

Guides are available from English block on Wednesday 19th October and cost £5.50. Please bring the correct money.

The English Department