If your child travels on a bus service where the pass is issued by Warwickshire County Council you must provide a passport photo of your child to the transport team at WCC in order that they can use the bus service in September 2019. All bus passes will have student photos on and students without the correct photo pass will be refused travel. WCC want to thank all of the parents/carers that have already submitted child photos. If you have not yet sent the required photo please do this promptly to ensure passes are available for travel in September.
Congratulations to Daniel Jones from Southam Primary School.
Imaginative and creative design! Well done
Great to see what the Y6 pupils have been up to during their first induction morning!
Exciting day today. We welcome Year 6 for their Induction day. Good luck everyone!
We are really looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students for their induction days on Wednesday and Thursday. This is a reminder for parents of the induction evening timings on Wednesday 26th June.
Doors open from 6pm with the first talk commencing at 6:30pm for students from Southam Primary, St James, St Mary’s, Long Itchington and Stockton.
Doors open from 7:15pm with the second talk commencing at 7:30pm, we welcome students from any primary school to this talk.
There will be a maximum of two seats available per family, students are invited to attend this evening as they will be completing House activities whilst parents attend the talks. It will also be helpful if local residents could walk to the college to reduce traffic congestion on this evening.
We look forward to welcoming you all to Southam College this week
What are HAPs?
Students can gain House Achievement Points in a number of ways including effort in lessons, sport, charity events, reading competition, full attendance, examination results, various department competitions, etc. Students can also gain house points if their uniform is consistently worn correctly. The efforts of individual students and groups of students in each house are recognised in an awards ceremony at the end of the Summer Term.
Students can regularly earn a range of points for their effort in lessons:
Good= 3 points, Very Good = 4 points, Outstanding = 5 points.
A similar scale applies to the quality of class and homework relative to their ability level. Students can earn special points awards for a variety of reasons e.g. Student of the Month (25 points), Commitment to a Club (25 points) or a range of bespoke points awards.
Each term a range of award certificates will be presented
Diamond Award – Top points scorer in the whole school
Platinum Award – Top points scorer in the year group
Gold Award – In the top 5% of points scorers in the year group
Silver Award – In the top 10% of points scorers in the year group
Bronze Award – In the top 15% of points scorers in the year group
Ruby Award – Top points scorer in the Tutor Group
Emerald Award – This is the Improver’s Award and is given to 10% of the year group who have most significantly improved their position but have not gained a bronze award or above. Therefore, this award is only presented in the Spring and Summer Terms.
At Southam College their are four houses, each with the same aim of winning the overall house competition each year. The winning house from each year group gets to go on a trip at the start of each new academic year so the more HAPs you earn the more chance your house has of winning!
House Points (HAPs)
Throughout the year you can earn House Points for the following:
Outstanding attitude to learning, outstanding home learning, 100% attendance, being prepared and fully equipped in tutor and many more!
If you show kind and courteous behaviour towards another student, staff or visitors then you may be awarded a courtesy ticket these are each worth 10 HAPs and will go towards your house total!
Awards and Certificates
You can gain certificates and rewards for earning a certain amount of HAPs throughout the year:
Gold – Top 5% in the year group
Silver – Top 10% in the year group
Bronze – Top 15% in the year group
Diamond – Top of the whole school
Platinum – Top of the year group
Emerald – Most improved from term to term
Tutor – Top in the tutor
House – Top ten in the House
The house system is an important and exciting part of school life and students thrive in this competitive environment. May the best house win!
There are some things that you will need to bring to College EVERY DAY.
- Planner – you will get this on your first day in September.
- Reading Book – you should always have a book you can read in your bag.
- Equipment – black or blue pen, pencil, eraser, sharpener, calculator, ruler & a small pocket Dictionary