School Crossing Patrol

Please note that there is still no school crossing patrol at the junction of Powerscourt and Drayton Roads.  If your child does walk on their own, please remind them of this and road safety. 

If you or anyone you know would like the job of being school crossing patrol, please do let us know and we will pass your details on to Portsmouth City Council who employ crossing patrol people. Thank you. 

Uniform Shop

For uniform sales, Simmonds’ pop-up shop is open at Portsmouth Academy for Girls on Tuesday and Thursdays, 3:15pm – 4:45pm.

Alternatively you can order online using the link here.

Please also remember our uniform requires black shoes to be worn.  Thank you!

Portsmouth Academy for Schools Open Evening

This Wednesday 23 September, Portsmouth Academy for Girls is having an open evening from 6-8pm.  PAGS is the only secondary school in the city that belongs to the same academy trust as us so is a part of our family.

I would like to invite all Year 6 girls and their parents/carers to join me at the open evening to see for yourself what PAGS is like and talk about the many opportunities that are offered there.

In addition, from September 2017 PAGS will become co-educational taking boys as well as girls so if any Year 5 parents are interested, I’m sure they will also be more than welcome.

For more information please contact PAGS on 023 9281 2822 and I look forward to seeing you all there this Wednesday!

Celebration Assembly 7th September 2015

Every Monday, we hold a celebration assembly in school.

The awards we give out are the attendance trophy, the punctuality trophy and the house point trophy.  Prefects also award one certificate per year group based on our code of behaviour.  There is also a Brunel Cup to celebrate anything particularly noteworthy during the previous week.

The main awards, however, are the Stars of the Week – the one child in every class who has done something brilliant during the previous week be it producing excellent work or showing incredible improvement.  These children receive a certificate, a wrist band and their parents are invited.  The names of the children are listed in the presentation shown to the school.

Every week we publish the presentation on the website so you can see how your child’s class attendance and punctuality compares with the rest of the school and, of course, if they are a Star of the Week, see their name in the Roll of Honour.

The presentation is attached below in pdf format which should work on all devices!

celebration-assembly 7-9-15

Welcome Back and Thank You!

A short post to welcome you back after the holidays and to thank you and your children for an excellent start to the new year.

The children are looking absolutely marvellous in their new jumpers and shoes – thank you for not giving in at the shops!  Every class has settled into their new routines and we are already seeing some brilliant work.  The school has a lovely atmosphere to it and it is a joy to be here.

I will write a proper newsletter in the next week or so with a few more details about this term but for now enjoy the weekend and I look forward to seeing you all next week.

Iain Gilmour