Newsletter No 278

Friday 22nd July 2016



Non- Pupil Days - 1st Sept & 2nd Sept

Learners return to school – 5th Sept

Summer Fete

We had brilliant weather again for the Summer Fair. It was well attended and we have made a profit of £693. 

The Tombola, BBQ and Cake stall were as popular as ever and people enjoyed hooking a duck, throwing balls at the coconut shy and sitting in the air conditioned classroom for refreshments.

Gary, the magician provided some close up magic and then put on a Magic show in the hall which was well attended. Gary passes his best wishes on to all the adults and children and says it was a delight and joy to spend time with them.

A very big thank you to one and all who contributed in whatever way to make the Southview School Fair a big success.  We would also want to thank Michelle Floral Design, Oliver’s Nurseries, Morrisons, Tesco, Peking Chef, Adventure Island, Witham Leisure Centre, Domino's Pizza, Flowerz Works, Perrywoods Nursery and Delta Force who have kindly donated the Raffle prizes.

Prom Night

On Tuesday evening, Southview College had their Leavers Prom. It was lovely weather so we had a barbeque and photos outside. We played games and enjoyed Karaoke. Leavers shared their experience and memories with the staff and parents. It was a great night

End of term Assembly

Assembly started with a speech from our Deputy Head followed by the awards ceremony which was presented by one of our Governors, we would like to congratulate all our winners.

Here are our Winners:

Matthew Harvey, Jamie Coombes, Georgia Moore, Ava Chaplin, Amelia Hardy, Lewis Sargeant, Harvey O’Shea Potter, Oscar Daniels, Alfie Rayner, Connor Judd and Tommy Turner who won the Music Therapy Awards

 Bailey Holden and Bobbie Murray from the Lower school; Jessica Green and Tom Evetts from Upper school have won the School Sports Awards.

David Dempsey won the Sandra Davis Award for Communication.

Jessica Oakley-Brooke won the Best team player Award and Jessica Brownlie, the Head teacher Award.

Finally, the Jack Petchey Award was presented to Alice Ayre for her excellent development in her Social communication which has made her more confident and independent.

We had a lovely performance by our primary phase learners, who sung the all time favourite “Wheels on the Bus “followed by  “One more Step “by the middle phase learners.

The assembly was ended with a lovely little speech from our leavers, who shared their experiences and memories at Southview. We would like to congratulate and wish good luck to all our leavers Alice, Beth, Alex and Nikesh. You will surely be missed.

Water Fight

Learners enjoyed having a water fight on a lovely sunny afternoon. Thanks for one and all that have sent in donations. The money raised will be going towards our wheelchair swing fund.

Heart of Essex Competition

The Southview School Fund has entered the Heart of Essex Competition advertised in this Thursday’s Essex Chronicle (We are referred as 1033). This competition highlights the good work done by local charities and if we receive enough votes via text or using the coupon in the newspaper we will receive additional funding for a new wheelchair swing. Please get as many of your friends and family to vote via text or by purchasing the Essex Chronicle and sending the coupon to help us take a big step towards purchasing a swing for our learners. Please check the attached leaflet for more information.


Have a lovely holiday




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