WEEK COMMENCING - MONDAY 11th November 2013

YR11 Careers Interviews

Ali Maryan Year 11 P-RB 0850-0930 Discovery Centre

Ali Muna Year 11 T-LZ 0930-10.05 Discovery Centre

Ali Rawda Year 11 T-LZ 10.40-11.20 Discovery Centre

Broderick Skye Year 10 T-HA 11.20-12.00 Discovery Centre

Garland Amy Year 10 T-AD 12.00-12.40 Discovery Centre

Angerman Peter Year 11 L-JF 12.40-13.10 Discovery Centre

Bayona Taimar Year 11 LE-RM 13.45-14.40 Discovery Centre

Ali Yahaye Year 11 P-MH Reserve Be prepared ! Discovery Centre

Ali Zulaikha Year 11 T-BP Reserve Be prepared ! Discovery Centre

Discovery Centre News

News from the Discovery Centre

Winners of the art competitions are: Julia Wojcik, Bilan Salim and Karolina Zawadzka - please come to pick up your prizes!

Have you requested a new book? They just arrived! You can borrow them now.

New Book Club for Year 8&9 starting next week Friday. Club leader is Ashleigh Lowes from Year 10 - register your interest through your LF or at Discovery.

Junior Librarians' recruitment meeting on Monday 18 November at LF time - if you haven't applied yet speak to Nicky or Magda.

Dr Who week next week - tardis construction, darleks making, quizes and Dr Who event at J3 Library on Friday! Wow!

See you,

Magda & Nicky

Discovery Centre Manager (maternity cover)

City Academy Bristol

Just finished: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath ----- Wow!

Reading now: Blink. The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Still to read: The White Tiger by Arevind Adiga


Zumba classes for students and staff will be starting next Wednesday. They will run every Wednesday in E116, 3.15pm until 4pm for students and 4pm until 5pm for staff.

Please will you promote this to the students during LF time and in assemblies. They will just need to wear something comfortable, other than their uniform, which they can move in and they will also need a bottle of water.

If anyone would like any further information please see Amy in Tigers.



Children in Need - Friday 15th November!

Please can you input into the newsletter...

Children in need is next Friday 15th November.

This will be a non uniform day.

Suggested donation of 50p for students, £1 for staff.

Look out for activities from your house ambassadors and bring your change to donate!

The theme is spotty... Get creative!

Shine Project!

Shine Reading Project Raffle

Well done to Crina Varga (yr7) and Ilhan Dualeh (yr8) for winning the Shine Reading Project raffle this week. If you haven't done so already, please see Miss Samuels in the Discovery at break or lunch time to collect your prize.

Marie Samuels

Shine Reading Project Co-ordinator & TLA

Cast Rehersals!

Could you put in that all cast members need to be at cast rehearsals every tuesday and wednesday after school 3.00-4.30pm and the puppet dancers have dance rehearsals every friday 2.30-4.00pm.

Many Thanks

Zuwena reid-Bailey & Adrian Dunkley

The Clothes Show - 9th December

Reminder for fashion & Textiles students to bring in Money and permission slips for The Clothes Show 9th Dec.


Jenny Betts

Curriculum Leader for Art & Technology



Year 11 Girls Netball match against St Bedes at home on Thursday 14th November

year 10 have qualified for the quater finals in netball. This will happen on Tuesday, away at cotham

Interhouse Results!!

Year 10 results


1st Lions.

2nd Panthers

3rd Leopards

4th Tigers


Joint 1st Lions and Tigers

Joint 2nd Panthers and Leopards

Points totals
Lions -100
Panthers - 80
Leopards - 70
Tigers. - 60


Miss S Roberts

Science Exams!

Please could you mention the BTEC science examination which will be held on Thursday 14th November. It will affect yera 10 and 11 BTEC students. The exam is a formal external examination and will be 1hr long in the morning session. Please menton that there will be seating plans in the science labs.


Mr Williams

Curriculum Leader (Science, Psychology and Health and Social Care)


Music workshops etc. that are running next week:

Monday after school - rock band E06 3pm

Tuesday after school - Music Technology E08 3pm

Wednesday after school - Samba drumming, E07 all welcome 3-3.45pm

Thursday - Rock Band and RealSound studios workshop for students who have received a letter

Friday - drumming lessons from 10am - see the board for time slots



News From The Venue!!

Breakfast available from 07.45 – 8.40 – available to purchase – Toast, Cereal, Fruit, Bacon or Sausage sandwiches, Scrambled Egg, Hash Browns, Baked Beans, Tomatoes, Mushrooms plus much more..

Top Up – Please make sure you ‘Top Up’ at the till (before school or at break time) OR at the Top Up machine OR ask your Parent/Carer to top up via telephone OR by the internet.

What’s for Lunch – The menu can be viewed on the City Academy website, or menu signs in the Venue. Available everyday - Jacket Potatoes, Pasta Pots, Salad Pots (per order) Dish of the Day with vegetarian alternative, Sandwiches, Filled Baguettes.

Thanks Donna

Student Interviews!!


Next week Ms Stewart will be conducting group interviews to evaluate Teaching and Learning with selected students. Please register them in your class and then ask them to go to the E113 / Conference room.

If any of your students are involved you will have been emailed!

Parliament Week!

On Thursday 14th November as part of Parliament Week, an event titled "Democracy; What’s in it for you?" will take place at the City Academy 7pm until 8.30pm in the Feilden Theatre.

It is part of a series of events aimed at inspiring, informing and connecting people with Parliamentary Democracy. Faruk Choudhury (Lord Mayor of Bristol), Hibaq Jama (Human Rights Campaigner and Councillor), Stephen Williams (MP for Bristol West and junior minister for the Department of Communities and Local Government) and Dominic Murphy (Deputy Chair of Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Partnership - TBC) will all be talking about:

• Why they got into politics, campaigning or influencing

• What democracy can do for people

• How people, especially those from underrepresented groups, can influence change in their communities

Following this the audience will be invited to ask questions and express their own view of how best under-represented groups can shape the democratic process.


Everyone is welcome to attend!!

Nicola Parsons

City Academy

Marketing, Events & Website Administrator

Christmas Holiday Card Competition!!

Bristol City Council are inviting students to enter designs for electronic cards to celebrate the Christmas holiday to be used by the Mayor, City Director and Interim Strategic Director for Children, Young People and Skills.

There are 3 prizes of £100 in Amazon vouchers to each of three lucky winners.

Please send through designs in either PDF or JPEG to warel@cityacademy.bristol.sch.uk by 1st December with your name and age