Welcome to Southview School
Newsletter No 155
Friday 17 May 2013
RAISING MONEY FOR SOUTHVIEW
We are very pleased to introduce to you Team Cyclone. This team is made up of eight employees of GSK who are cycling from Ware in Hertfordshire to Belgium (well over 200 miles) in 3 days. Through their links with the Harden family, whose son Luke is a learner in our Post 16 group, the team will be raising money for Southview through sponsorship and donations. All of the costs for ferries, accommodation, food etc will be paid for by the team and so any money raised will be given directly to Southview.
We are delighted to receive this support for the school and do wish the team well in their training and final cycle ride. Should you wish to find out more about Team Cyclone, their website is www.facebook.com/teamcycloneuk. Should you wish to support them by sponsoring their cycle ride, this may be done via http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/teamcyclone or donations may be sent in to school.
ESSEX CHRONICLE HEART OF ESSEX
You may have seen this campaign in the Essex Chronicle or Brentwood Gazette, the aim of which is to recognise and reward local groups for outstanding work and contributions they make within our communities. The scheme provides a first prize of £1,500 and three further prizes of £700. Southview has been nominated under the Education category, with our bid focusing on funding towards the purchase of a further Dynavox device for the school.
A copy of the voting coupon is attached. The voting code for Southview is 2014. Should you wish to complete this form, please do so and return it to the school for us to forward to the Essex Chronicle. Alternatively you may vote by text as set out on the form.
SUMMER FAIR – SATURDAY 15 June 2013, 12.00 – 3.00 pm
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Summer Fair in June. Raffle tickets are selling well and preparations for the day are in full swing!
Please help us by selling as many raffle tickets as possible. More books of tickets are available from the school office if you would like to have more.
If you have any books, DVDs, crafts or bric a brac items in good condition which you would like to donate to sell at the fair, please send them in to school. We shall also welcome donations of cakes and plants nearer the date.
We are also looking for volunteers to run the coconut shy. If you are interested, please contact Julie Bennett at email@example.com or telephone the school.
Eye Tracking Sensory Day
Last Tuesday we had an eye tracking system from Smartbox in school, which gave some learners an opportunity to access sensory software with auditory feedback. This day was successful for many of them, demonstrating how attention and engagement can improve even within a twenty minute session.
The learners had to ‘look’ at the screen for something to happen on the screen usually with a sound.