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01 ITALY – Culture, Scenery and Food! A group of year 9 and 10 students had the trip of a lifetime in the Easter holiday when they enjoyed 4 days in Italy. Organised by Ms Gibbons, our Food Technology teacher... 02 Inter-Chapter Weightlifting Competitions Start St Augustine’s already highly successful Weightlifting Club is now starting a monthly series of inter-Chapter competitions which will act as a ‘taster’ for the younger me... 03 Student wins Maidstone award Her story...from fighting for her life...to representing her country. 13th March 2001, Carys was born. 04 Spotlight Stars This year’s Spring concert, ‘Spotlight’, brought together two elements of the Performing Arts department into one showcase. The Dance and Music departments both put the... 05 Book Week Fun and Games! The Academy celebrated World Book Day again this year but didn’t just stop at one day – the whole week included activities which were designed to raise the profile of boo... 06 Radio Competition Heart radio have recently been running a competition to see how many listeners can identify the celebrities who’ve been recorded saying ‘who’s on heart?’ 07 Academy student qualifies for Olympic Trials Academy student, Callie-Ann Warrington from Maidstone Swimming Club, has qualified to swim at The British Nationals being held in Glasgow from 12th April 2016. 08 Maths Camp Last weekend, 26 students from year 11 attended a residential Maths camp at Carroty Wood, Tonbridge. The students spent a total of 8 ½ hours on 5 key B grade topics over... 9 Students experience retreat A group of students were taken to Aylesford Priory on Friday 5th February to experience a Retreat Day. Accompanying the students was our Chaplain, Rev’d Kes, and du 10 Holocaust Memorial week During Term 3, students in Year 7 have been reading the novel ‘The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas’. As part of their studies into the key themes of the novel, all students we... 11 Year 7 enjoy a fun filled STEM event All year 7 students had a chance to experience a range of exciting events presented by visiting students from Canterbury Christ Church University last Thursday. Based on... 12 Fitness suite goes live! “The Academy’s PE block contained 2 classrooms that were a great resource but were underused. So we decided to take on the somewhat daunting task of converting them into... 13 Staff and students’ Duke of Edinburgh Awards success! Mr Feldwick joined seven of our students as they received their Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award certificates at the Maidstone Panel Presentation Evening at Invicta Gramm... 14 Christmas Carol Service Each year, the Academy staff and students completely fill St Michael’s Church for 3 consecutive days for our Christmas Carol Service with each day devoted to a different... 15 Reward Assemblies This week, each Chapter has had a special, and uplifting assembly, devoted to acknowledging and rewarding students’ achievements. 16 Christmas 2015 Academy musical extravaganza The wicked witch, Tinman, Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and Toto the dog means only one thing – this year’s production by students from St Augustine Academy was 17 Carol Concert On Sunday 6th December, St Augustine Academy joined forces with two of our local primary schools to present a Community Carol service with Maidstone United Football Club... 18 Year 10 students va à Londres ! For twelve of our year 10 students, the recent day trip to London meant hard work but also an opportunity to improve their exam skills. 19 Remembering Service On Thursday 19th November we honoured many loved ones who had died in an informal service in the chapel. Just look at all the light and love left behind by those we carry... 20 Years 9 & 10 girls PE teams The girls football teams have recently been very successful. This popular after school activity has many committed students who regularly train and compete. 21 Billy Elliot theatre trip On Thursday 26th, a group of Year 9 students travelled to the Victoria Palace Theatre in central London to view a performance of the widely acclaimed Billy Elliot musical... 22 Year 10 Work Experience Parents’ Evening The Work Experience programme run at the Academy is a vital part of the curriculum for our year 10 students. It enables them to think in depth about their future career,... 23 Christmas Fayre 2015 Our 3rd Christmas Fayre held on 26th November was a great success with many stalls selling a range of gifts from jewellery, photographs and cards to small gifts. There we... 24 SAA Weighlifters win again! Congratulations are due to our students who took part in the London and South East Junior (under 21) Regional Championships a fortnight at Harrow School. Some of the bes... 25 Year 8 students get a taste of university teaching Year 8 students get a taste of university teaching Three students from Kent University recently visited the Academy as part of an interactive First World War project tha... 26 Exciting visit to EGX show. IT and Computing students from years 10, 11 and sixth form visited the EGX show held at the Birmingham NEC at the end of September. Students not only had the chance to 27 Results success In common with all secondary schools around the country, anxious students at the Academy were queuing outside the main hall to collect their GCSE results during the holid... 28 Lower School celebration evening – 15th July The annual Lower School celebration evening took place on a very hot evening last week. The Academy’s Main Hall was once again packed with students, their families and st... 29 Sports Day ‘Monday saw our annual Sports Day take place. The whole day was a huge success with some amazing individual results and performances. A massive well done to all who too... 30 Academy Summer Fete Inspired by the success of our first Christmas Fayre at the end of 2014, our two Enterprise Ambassadors, Lewis Muir & Kayleigh Osina, decide 31 Primary schools’ STEM event St Augustine Academy was a hive of activity on the 8th July with 100 year 5 pupils from 3 local Primary Schools enjoying a fun packed day of STEM (Science, Technology, 32 SAA Golden Gloves Boxing Gym opening This year is the year of the glove! St Augustine Academy has secured £2000 worth of funding to set up a ABA affiliated satellite gym for boxing. 33 Academy Dance Showcase On Friday 1st May we celebrated an evening of dance, showcasing the work of performing arts students from years 7-11. This fantastic event was a culmination of work 34 Spectacular show at St Augustine Students in years 7 & 8 were recently treated to a spectacular Science and Technology show sponsored by BAE Systems and the RAF. 3 dynamic presenters gave a 45 minute... 35 St Augustine Academy Weightlifting Competition success St Augustine Academy in Maidstone is one of only a small number of schools around the county that have a weightlifting club with a team of keen and active students regula...