The girls travelled down to London on Friday with myself and Rachel Gay, and were later joined by Natasha, Gemma and Julie ready for their matches on Saturday Morning. The girls played 5 matches on Saturday and were up against some of the best teams across the country and despite this came top of their group scoring an impressive number of tries and no conceding one at all. The girls went through to the finals, which was to be played on the pitch at Twickenham before the Army V Navy match. They were up against Redruth school, Cornwall and there was no doubt in any of our minds that after the first 5 minutes and 2 excellent tries and solid defence the title would by won by Sirius. The win was amazing, especially as this is the first year they have ever played rugby union so we are already looking forward to building on this success for next year.
The girls were a credit to the school throughout the weekend and should be congratulated for their hard work, determination and passion. Myself and Rachel were extremely proud of them.
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.