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Ski Trip 2019 - Switzerland

Mrs Stopps says…

folgaria 01Another great Ski Trip to Italy this February half term 

Although the early rises may have been tough for some of us, it was needed to pack so much into the day and WOW we did fit lots in.  

Incredible 5 hours of lessons every day from the fabulous ski instructors, which took us far and wide all over the mountains seeing some spectacular views.  Even the beginners managed to ski the Red slopes by the end of the week and saw some incredible sights. 

Then, every evening filled with exciting activities such as ice-skating, Bowling, Quizzes & even throwing ourselves down a ski run on a rubber ring! 

Resilience, teamwork and helping each other were fundamental in making this such a successful trip.

Well done to all the Students that did so well and the Staff for all their help.

Next year’s ski trip to Switzerland 2019 notice is being emailed today!  

Please note the deadline for the returned slips are this Wednesday 25th April. 

Mrs Stopps

Download the letter and application form

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Not mum, but sons and daughters gone to Iceland!

Another great GCSE geography trip to Iceland this year!  A group of forty students in years 10 and 11 spent five days exploring the top natural attractions that Iceland has to offer. Students had the opportunity to swim in the Blue Lagoon (a natural geothermal hot spring), hike the glacier tongue of Solheimajokull, walk along the rift valley forming where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates pull apart (Mid-Atlantic Ridge), watch Geysir erupt, and explore the black volcanic beach and the magnificent basalt cliffs and caves to name just a few.

It was a great opportunity to see and experience some phenomenal geographical features and landscapes.

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Mandarin Excellence Programme

APS is one of just 14 founding schools on The Mandarin Excellence Programme (MEP).  This is a national project aimed to develop a cohort of secondary school students to near-native Mandarin proficiency by 2020.  APS is leading the way amongst the group of schools selected.  Minister of State for School Standards, Nick Gibb visited Alexandra Park School to meet our Year 8 MEP students.  ITN Captured all the action.

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Y Viva España

Learning Spanish with us is great - exploring three super exciting southern Spanish cities and their rich culture in one trip was phenomenal!

A group of forty students spent four days exploring the top attractions in Seville, Granada and Cordoba at the end of January. The students now have a real sense of the Andalusian region and the strong Arabic and Moorish influence from exploring mosques, cathedrals and old towns – not no mention the breath-taking sceneries and flamenco lessons followed by an inspiring flamenco show in the heart of Seville. Hurray! ...or should we say.. ¡Olé!

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APS Careers Fair

The Careers Fair at Alexandra Park School on Thursday, 18th January 2018 was another great success.  A wide variety of exhibitors attended including universities, employers and an increasing range of apprenticeship providers. Exhibitors commented on how they had never met such conscientious Year 9 students and were pleased with the thoughtful questions from Year 11s. Many Year 12 and 13 students also attended to gain some important points about next steps and to keep in touch with the ever changing climate of higher education and advanced apprenticeship options.

Students were grateful of the time dedicated to help link their learning to their future options and vocational ideas. Here are some Year 9 student comments:

I talked to lots of people and the Lawyer helped me think about how I can qualify with the right skills and subjects.
Until the careers fair, I didn't realise how many options we have and it really helped me see different choices potentially for the future.
I learnt about what opportunities there are for the GCSEs you take.
I’m now much clearer about what an Apprenticeship is.
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A Weekend in Paris

As part of their A level studies, our sixth form students undertook a research weekend in Paris exploring the development of the motion picture house. Our intrepid group of AS and A-level French students travelled to Paris at the height of the recent flooding. Undaunted, they did research at the cinemathèque, climbed to the top of Montmartre (twice!) and saw every major monument from Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower. In the true spirit of linguistic explorers, they walked a mind-boggling 50,000 steps and even managed to keep their feet dry. Tres bien.

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Parent Local Governor Elections 2018

Alexandra Park School will be electing a new local parent governor in February 2018.  The timeline for these elections will be as below:

  • Nominations close midday Wedensday 31st January 2018
  • Online voting opens midday Wednesday 7th February 2018
  • Online voting closes midday Wednesday 14th February 2018
  • Election results published Wednesday 21st February 2018

We look forward to your participation.

Thank you to all parents who participated in the Alexandra Park School Local Governors Election.  Nominations were received for Mr. Robert James-Robbins, Mr. Jose Morago, Mr. Frank Reynolds and Mr. Dan Salem.  The votes have now been counted and we are pleased to announce Frank Reynolds will be our new Parent Local Governor.  Congratulations to Frank and a big thank you to all nominees who put themselves forward.

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Careers Fair 2018

Alexandra Park School Careers Fair

Thursday 18th January 2018

Main Hall 10am - 2pm
  • careers 02Looking at sixth form, college & university opportunities?
  • Looking for job opportunities?
  • Wondering whether an apprenticeship or college is a good choice for you?
  • Want advice and information about specific jobs?
  • Interested in volunteering or mentoring?

Find out more about yourself and your future career options at our annual careers fair.  Over 25 representatives from employers, universities, colleges and training providers will be in attendance including:

  • Barclays Bank
  • AAT Appprenticeships
  • TempDent
  • City & Islington College
  • Haringey 6th Form College
  • UK Unsigned (Music)
  • Haringey Council
  • North London Garages
  • Brunel University
  • Cain Lambert
  • Fashion Retail Academy
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STEAM club 2017

It is full STEAM ahead on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and maths club this year! Our incredibly enthusiastic group of year 7’s have been undertaking some top quality engineering with achievements including the construction of a bridge out of paper that can hold over 10kg of weight and creating a rocket out of matchsticks that has launched the length of a classroom!  We have also undertaken some Christmas engineering, wiring Christmas lights and making a rocket powered Santa sleigh. In the upcoming term, the students will be creating assemblage sculpture in ART, solving logic puzzles in mathematics and building and programming robots.

Steam club is absolutely mind boggling and fun!Ari, 7P
The ultimate ‘how things work’Ollie, 7L
It’s a place where no boys judge you and everyone gets an equal opportunityLily, 7X
STEAM has been a brilliant opportunity for me. I really enjoy it and love to know how the world worksAsh, 7X
A great club with loads of opportunitiesBen, 7S
STEAM club is an inventive, fun and educational club for all year 7’sEuan, 7P
STEAM club is an opportunity to let year 7’s have fun and learn about different subjectsEdan, 7A
STEAM club is really fun and we get to make now friends!Lucila, 8X
STEAM club is an amazing experience for students to have fun and become curious in activities including science, technology, engineering and maths. Every year group would definitely enjoy it since it is interesting. The good thing is that there is no homework to do and it is just experiments, which everyone loves. Finally it will give you a better futureDaniel, 7A
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Discounted Theatre Tickets

discounted tickets

APSA has received three new and great offers for theatre tickets; DreamgirlsThe Ferryman and Heisenberg. The first two extend past January but Heisenberg finishes the first week of January so not a lot of time left to book. Great deals for last minute Christmas presents though – particularly Dreamgirls which is a fabulous deal. Booking link is below…

http://tickets4schools.com/alexandra-park-school

There are also some tickets left for "An American in Paris" for December!

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APSA Christmas Tree Event

Christmas started with a bang at our Christmas tree sale.  The magical festive evening saw over £1000 raised for the hardship fund and new school minibus.  The evening was held alongside the Christmas Lecture.  There was a festive choir, brass band, mulled wine, hot chocolate, minced pies and gingerbread alongside chestnuts roasting on an open fire!  50 Christmas trees were collected on the special evening.  Thank you to our wonderful musicians and committed APSA parents who helped to run the event

We would love to see your Christmas trees in your homes.  Please email jchadwick@alexandrapark.school with photos of your decorated Christmas trees.

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