On Wednesday 16 June 2010, competition winners from Ganton Special School and Sirius Academy helped to bury a time capsule on the Sirius Academy building site. Sirius Academy ran a competition to see who could come up with the best ideas for items to bury. From Sirius Academy, the winners were Rachel Flynn, Charlotte Snee and Ryan Johnson. They chose to include a memory stick containing comments from students since Pickering School became Sirius Academy and a list of dreams for the future, school photographs, Sirius Academy stationery, a newspaper article from when Sirius won the Yorkshire Rugby Cup, a CD of the Sirius song, a Sirius Academy tie, and a copy of the Hull Daily Mail from that day.
Ganton Special school winners were: Sofia Allison and Macauley Mawston and they chose to bury a Ganton school mug, a memory stick with a design by the students a Ganton hat and pen and recent editions of Ganton news.
The time capsule was buried on the building site and will be dug up in 60 years time for future generations of school children to look at.
Due to the current restrictions that we all face we are unable to host our annual Open Night for prospective pupils and their parents/carers. We acknowledge the important decision that you all are set to make in selecting your preference for secondary education in 2021 and are keen for that decision to be an informed one.
Thus, we are hosting a Virtual Open Night on Thursday 8th October 2020 for all pupils that are considering Sirius Academy West as their destination for September 2021. The evening will feature the premiere of our own short film and also provide additional links to other informative videos. These will include introductions to key staff, testimonials from current students, overviews of the varied subjects and courses available at the academy, and an all access tour following a current student during an academy day.
The event will also promote the academy’s thorough transition programme that seeks to remove barriers to movement from Year 6 to Year 7 and allow all pupils to thrive on arrival. Despite the enforced closure in March, many pupils in our local Primary Schools have already started this journey with themed visits to the academy in Year 5.
The academy has been heavily oversubscribed for places within Year 7 in recent years and we expect this to be repeated again this year. We encourage pupils and parents to not miss out!
For any additional information regarding the event, and/or details regarding the transition process, please contact Mr Gordon on (01482) 352939. All of the Year 6 pupils in our local Primary Schools will soon receive individual invites to their evening.