CELEBRATING NATIONAL WORLD BOOK DAY PAGE 3 THE 2019 LITTLE BIG BANG STEAM EVENT - PAGE 5 MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT QUIZ NIGHT 2019 - PAGE 4 COMIC RELIEF FUN ON RED NOSE DAY - PAGE 2 Dear Parents/ Carers This is traditionally a very short term, however, we have crammed in many activities over this time period. We have been fortunate this year that the weather has been milder than last year and the fine early spring weather has enabled us to open the field and allow students to run off their excess energy. Over the course of the term many activities and events have occurred and it shows our ability to offer students a well rounded education here at King’s Academy. As we approach the Easter break, there are many staff preparing holiday revision sessions for our year 11 students. These are great opportunities for really focused revision work and I know that many of the students appreciate the time staff take to offer these. Term 5 will bring the start of the public exam season, which for many of our students will be the culmination of the GCSE courses. As an academy, we always try to offer not only academic support but also support in managing the stress that these important exams present. Term 5 is the time that we really begin to focus on plans for the next year in terms of timetable, staffing and curriculum. The performance of Aladdin kept many busy! We will be fortunate to have a brand new astroturf facility which was granted planning permission over the February half-term and I look forward to sharing the progress once the developers have the final aspects organised with the council and planning department. Wishing you a Happy Easter and our skiers a happy & safe trip. Matt Hillier Principal MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL KAR WIN PRESTIGIOUS ECO AWARD Spring 2019 Ringmer Newsletter A R T I C L E S A N D V I D E O L I N K S I N T H I S I S S U E King’s Academy Ringmer won the prestigious Green Schools Award 2019 as the best school in the South East for its work on sustainable energy management. Matthew Page and Daisy Peverett received the award at a ceremony held in Ashford. Matthew said, “It was a really impressive ceremony and we were so proud of our school”. We are now the top secondary Eco School in the UK after winning our ninth consecutive Green Flag Award. Since 2003, Ringmer has supported the Tidy Britain Campaign and is now a part of the official Hall of Fame. The school hosted a visit from a group of French engineers who were very impressed by the way we operate our biomass boiler and heating systems. The school is a part of an EU funded project to identify best practice. So far we have been identified as an excellent example of how to run a biomass. We are awaiting the outcome of a government bid for the replacement of our lighting system to reduce our energy use even further. Fingers crossed!!