Half term revision sessions start tomorrow for Year 11 students. See you there!
Don’t forget to visit the website for further Year 11 resources
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The Matthew Arnold School is a co-educational secondary school with academy status located in Staine
The Matthew Arnold School has a strong position in the local community - geographically, socially, emotionally and academically. We are well-placed to attract a truly comprehensive intake, and the school already serves as a sports and social centre thanks to our outstanding sports facilities. The school has served the local community since before the Second World War. Like any school, it has had i
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Half term revision sessions start tomorrow for Year 11 students. See you there!
Don’t forget to get your art entries in for our Staines art competition in conjunction with Wates Group. Great prizes to be won for third, second and first prize winners!
We are looking for any style of art to celebrate Staines as a diverse and sustainable town for the future. With so much nature, history and culture here there really is much to be proud of.
We hope you are enjoying the sunny bank holiday. ☀️🌻
Yesterday our Year 9 girls went to the annual Rounders Tournament – and won! Huge congratulations to them, they played amazingly and worked so well together. We played Bishop Wand, St Paul’s, Sunbury Manor and Magna Carta, winning all our games to become overall champions! Well done team!
Yesterday our Year 9 girls went to the annual Rounders Tournament – and won! Huge congratulations to them, they played amazingly and worked so well together. We played Bishop Wand, St Paul’s, Sunbury Manor and Magna Carta, winning all our games to become overall champions!
Our group of Year 9 girls went to Heathrow as part of their ongoing work with London Irish. The day was to learn about Heathrow airport, how it works and the range of careers on offer in or associated with the airport.
Please see Mrs Scott before Friday if you have any further questions about entering this competition.
Deadline for all art entries: 5th June (not long left!)
✨✨WE NEED YOUR ART WORK! ✨✨
Don’t miss the deadline for this fantastic opportunity to have your art chosen to be a permanent piece of art work in Staines. Working together with Wates Group we want your art work to make a mark and….there are some fantastic prizes to be won!!
If you have been through Staines recently you will have seen these fabulous murals celebrating the history, wildlife and buildings that really do make Staines residents proud of their town. We love these murals! Spelthorne Borough Council
Read more about it here https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/article/21296/Surrey-County-Council-unveil-new-mural-in-Staines
It was lovely to pop in to Catering this morning and follow the smell of vegetable noodle stir fry on the corridors….
Great cooking skills everyone 👏👏
Lots happening last week, and lots to stay up to date with.
Stay in the know…your weekly newsletter is here 📰
YOUR ART a permanent feature of Staines! PRIZES to be won! YOUR COMMUNITY decorated with your art! ✨🎨
We’re starting to get some of your art work in for our ‘ Changing the face of Staines’ art competition in conjunction with Wates Construction who will be awarding prizes and using your art work to decorate exciting new developments in Staines. Why not use this weekend to get your entry completed!
🎨🧵🪡🖍✏️💻 📷You can use any form of art media and technique of your choice!
🥇🥈🥉Prize winners will receive some fantastic prizes that any artist would be proud to own!
🎨 Winning art work will become a permanent feature fired in to surface areas and will really make a mark in brightening up your community.
Please see Mrs Scott if you have any more questions otherwise…..get creating….do something for your community and make your mark! 👩🎨🧑🎨
🗓 Deadline: 5th June
A year 9 group taking part in a fantastic boxing club session with The Academy Boxing Club Shepperton, yesterday. Good work team 👏
Year 8 bird boxes for the community garden project 😍 Thanks to Enable for their creative workshop 👏
Students had a fantastic day with Enable yesterday where they had to project manage their own teams and build a bridge fit for purpose and designed to sustained the heaviest weight possible. Here are a few pictures of them starting the day. We look forward to showing you the results!
Letters from across the world ✉️🌏
Miss Shaw’s geography students received a letter from a former Matthew Arnold student, John, who attended the school in the 1950s! He is now living in Hawaii. They received pictures of the volcanoes Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea where John now lives - how very different to Staines!
Today the class wrote back to John after studying the information he had sent and the images of theses impressive volcanoes. How lovely to be able to connect with others from across the globe and learn at the same time.
Year 8 are creating some brilliant studies of Giacometti’s surreal human figure sculptures at the moment before we make our own sculptures next week. Here’s some from this morning. Well done!! W😍w!
Momentum is gaining on the ‘Oliver’ school production so all rehearsals will now be until 5.00pm. Cast members must attend every session!
Shout out to Year 7 art who are refining their colour pencils at the moment in these work in progress drawings, Chupa Chups inspired by artist Sarah Graham Art.
Good enough to eat 🍭
Don’t forget that all of our GCSE revision and preparation tools can be found on the website.
We would like to wish all of our Year 11 students the very best of luck as they begin their GCSE written exams tomorrow. ☘️
Stay positive, work hard, believe, make it happen.
The weekly newsletter is out. Stay in the know, read all about it…
Next week we will be supporting . As part of our support, the onsite NHS team will be running seminars on how you can support your child’s mental wellbeing. If you wish to take part please book using the QR code.
We’re proud to be supporting - 15 to 21 May. Join in and help to create a world with good mental health for all.
Find out more and get involved https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/mhaw
Well done to our Year 7 netball team who played in yesterday’s tournament against local Spelthorne schools. They’ve only been playing together for 1 season so this was a huge achievement for them. Well done team! 🏀✨
Read more here>>
This week, the Year 9 girls continued their London Irish experience as they visited The Green School and took part in some team building exercises, working together to solve the problems presented to them! Great fun!!
Inspiration for dinner tonight comes from Year 10 Catering, how stunning are these homemade bread rolls red pepper and butternut squash soups?! 🥣
Winners 👏👏 a huge well done to our Year 7 boys football team who won last night’s final against Bishop Wand. What a team!
MATCH REPORT here… ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️
✨EXCITING OPPORTUNITY✨Would you like your art work to be a permanent feature of Staines and brighten up the community? We are delighted to team up with Wates construction group who built our school to launch the ‘Changing the face of Staines’ art competition!
We’re looking for drawings, paintings, textiles, any form of art work that will be put forward with the potential to permanently feature on buildings and walls in Staines and to win prizes!
There will be more details to follow of how to enter so watch this space!
Rainy scenes at the Year 7 boys football final this evening. Games still in play, updates to follow! Good Luck!
Year 7 are learning the 12 bar blues in music lessons at the moment. Here’s some of them jamming away and no one feeling blue about it… 🎹🎼🎷
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Welcome back - don’t forget it’s Tuesday!
Our 3rd week of the BEAT project with the London Irish Foundation. This week, we visited the Alec Reid School to have a talk about business, brands and skills with Fran Boorman, who has been named the UK's Number 1 Female Business Influencer. The girls had some great discussions about the future!
We look forward to meeting you at Parents’ Evening on Thursday.
🔗 Bookings: https://www.matthew-arnold.surrey.sch.uk/3028/parents-evenings
🔊Year 11 and Parents & Carers of Year 11 students
We would like to draw your attention to all of the resources we have created for you on the school website to help with preparation for the GCSE exams- everything you need to know in one place 📱💻
Mrs Syme’s Year 8 science class made model animals cells during their lesson last week, using lemon curd, skittles and chocolate buttons 😋 Once they made their models they had to explain to the class the function of each component- great learning everyone - well done 👏
Year 9 had the pleasure of visiting the new Netflix site at Shepperton Studios for a STEM trip last week. We’ve been fascinated to have Laing O'Rourke come in and share their updates with us so to be able to go and visit the site in action was a fantastic opportunity.
A reminder of the letter to parents sent 18th April.
We hope you have all had a lovely bank holiday with family and friends. Some gentle Sunday evening reading if you like, the latest newsletter. A reminder that the Industrial Action tomorrow sees only Year 11 students in.
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We hope you have lovely plans for the bank holiday on Monday.
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