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Verity Glass visits Portchester Community School

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VERITY GLASS Verity Glass is a famous illustrator and has worked on many graphic novels, Dr Who books and book covers including Green Eyes by Travis Kopp. Verity joined 30 students in the library for lunch today and answered questions and talked enthusiastically about her work. The students tucked into a buffet lunch and eagerly asked questions and joined in with discussions. All the students enjoyed the session and were disappointed when the bell rang.

Prom 2017

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The class of 2017 pass out in style at the Marriott Hotel in Shedfield

Visit by Pre-school Children 9/5/17

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The library was a hive of excitement today when the Pre-School children joined a year 9 English class. Books were eagerly chosen from the ‘younger readers’ section and all the year 9 students read stories and engaged the younger children with reading activities and one group even put puzzles together of Thomas the Tank Engine and friends! After such a successful and enjoyable session, we plan to have the children over in the library on a regular basis.

Year 10 Reading Group Meeting 6/4/17

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A very interesting meeting took place in the library between members of the Year 10 Reading group. Mackenzie Franklin talked out how very good the book ‘Geek Girl’ by Holly Smale was and how much she had enjoyed it. Isobel Haly had read ’13 Reasons Why’ by Jane Asher. She said it was ‘an amazing eye opening and thrilling experience’. Isobel would highly recommend this book. We also discussed George Orwell’s 1948 book which Mrs Buckingham is reading. This was recommended to her by a year 11 student. Mrs Day is reading ‘Velvet’ by Mary Hooper which is an historical novel.

Lunchtime in the Library 22/3/17

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Lunchtime is a very busy time in the library. Today there were 48 students at any one time, all engaged in some kind of activity. Some were working on homework, whilst others were playing Risk, Uno or chess. A group of girls were reading and another group were just chilling out.

Lunchtime in the Library 8/3/17

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Every evening after school the library is buzzing with students eager to do their homework. With the help of Learning Support Assistants they are encouraged to work on their homework or revise for exams. Mrs Day, the Librarian, is on hand to help with any resources needed, or to help students to find a good book to read. All students are welcome and many prefer to complete homework tasks with the support of staff. This allows them to have their evenings free when they get home.

Lunchtime in the Library 28/2/17

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Another very busy lunchtime in the library today! Students enjoyed their break by challenging each other to a game of cards, Battleships and Risk. Whilst these students were interacting and having fun playing games, others were socialising, relaxing or catching up with their homework.

Year 9 Girls Visit CEMAST

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Twenty Year 9 girls took part in a fantastic initiative run by Fareham College at their CEMAST site on Wednesday 8th February. The aim of the initiative is to encourage girls to consider Engineering as a future career.

Student Voice Meeting 16th February 2017

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Student Voice Meeting - 16th February 2017. The Student Voice met at lunchtime today. They are a group of year 8 students who are very enthusiastic about the Library and making it a welcoming environment for all students to use. We discussed the possibility of re-arranging the fiction section. They thought it would be nice to arrange the books into colours, so that all the blue books went together, yellow books etc. We then discussed genre and they agreed that it would be good to have all the fiction books arranged in genre, create new signage and a chart showing the layout. They also discussed including the pre-school and nursery children in the school library and making a section of books available to them. The Student Voice group expressed interest in helping the younger children choose books and to read to them.

Lunchtime in the Library 16/2/17

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Lunchtime in the Library - 16th February 2017 Today was busy as usual in the library. Not only did we have a meeting with the year 8 Student Voice group, we had lots of other students completing homework, playing board games or just relaxing.

Student Voice

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A group of year 8 students are a very enthusiastic 'Student Voice' group. They met in the library to discuss how they would like the library to develop. The group liked the fact that the library has board games and suggested some new ones that they would like us to purchase, including Monopoly. We chatted about decorating the walls and how Mr Woolrich was working with some students to produce posters and displays. Mrs Day and Mrs Buckingham were delighted with the suggestions the group put forward.

Activities in the Library 9th January 2017

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Every nook and cranny was being used today during the lunch break in the library. Students from across all years were either doing homework, research, reading, playing board games or just chilling out! Students enjoy the wide range of resources available to them and take advantage of the welcoming atmosphere that the library offers.

Cologne 2016

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Christmas Dinner at Portchester School

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A delicious meal of Roast Turkey with all the trimmings and Chocolate Pudding or Ice-cream for dessert was enjoyed by the students and staff of Portchester Community School on Wednesday 14th December. Many thanks to all the kitchen staff for this very festive meal.

Lunchtime Activities and Scholastic Book Fayre

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The library is a buzz of activity every lunchtime with students eager to play board games, read books, do homework or just sit and chill out. This week there has also been a Scholastic Book Fayre where everything was half price!

Portchester Community School Celebration Evening

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Portchester Community School held an Evening of Celebration on Wednesday 23rd November 2016. Students received awards for a wide range of achievements from Academic Endeavour to Positive Contribution to the Life of the School, from Attendance and Personal Progress to Services to the Library. Finally, GCSE Certificates were presented to our 2015 - 2016 Year 11 students. In addition there were 2 highly enjoyable musical performances and an inspirational guest speaker. Headteacher Mr Carlyle closed the evening by thanking everyone for their attendance and contribution to the success of Portchester Community School.

Eden Rainbow-Cooper

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The winner of the 2016 Michael Austin Harlick Award for Outstanding Sports Person of the Year for disability sport is Eden Rainbow Cooper.

At the Sign of the Sugared Plum

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Year 7 students will be studying a book by Mary Hooper, called 'At The Sign of the Sugared Plum'. The story is set during the Plague in London in 1665 and to support the English department and students, there is a display of books in the library covering this era.

The Quadrangle Refurbishment Project

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This project aims to transform a shabby and under-used area of the school into an ecologically landscaped meeting and performance area. It is a privilege for the school to be working with Tesco on this project which will make the central area of the school more accessible, ecologically sound and inspiring for our students, many of whom are disabled, and our adult community users aged 6 months to 92!

Reading Group Meeting in the LRC

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Harry Hooper, Rebekah Richer, Harry Findley, Mackenzie Franklin and Isobel Haly are coming together as a reading group which will meet at least once every half term in the library to discuss books they have read. Other students will be encouraged to join the group and promote reading, especially focusing on the older reading selection of books which we have in the LRC. The aim is to promote the enjoyment of reading amongst our older students and to introduce them to books and authors they may not have considered reading before.

Technology Display in the LRC

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Mr Woolrich, our subject leader in technology, has been working with some very artistic students to produce wonderful work which will transform the library walls. There is still a long way to go, but the difference it has made so far is incredible. The first display features time. Quotes from Alice in Wonderland features heavily, including 'The White Rabbit'! There are plans to include Charles Dickens and his works on one wall and superheroes on another wall.

More Activities in the LRC

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The library is enjoyed by students every morning break and lunch break. Some students take advantage and do their homework, whilst others enjoy a game of chess or a game of cards. Reading and 'chilling' out on the beanbags is also very popular. Mrs Day, Mrs Elliott are there to help and Mrs Iredale often comes along to challenge the students to a board game or cards.

Homework Club

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Every evening until 4.15 the library is buzzing with students doing their homework. Mrs Callacher and Miss McFarlane are on hand to help. All students are welcome to take advantage of the resources available. Mrs Day, the librarian, is also there until 4pm each day to help students access and borrow library resources.

Open Evening

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These photos show the library ready for open evening, including the new Guinness Book of Records 2017

Year 11 Prom 2016

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Spine Chillers

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'YOU' Decide!

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Certificate Evening November 2015

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See photos of Year 11 Students receiving their GCSE Certificates and the presentation of Awards

Lunchtime Activities in the LRC

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Students enjoying a range of different board games as well as reading during their lunch break

75th Anniversary Open Afternoon

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A fantastic gathering of people with connections to the school going back to 1944! Memories were shared and comparisons with the modern day were happening at every table

Portchester Community School Past and Present

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Photos from Portchester School's 75 years of providing education for the young people of Portchester. You will see building progresses, classes, staff and many theatrical productions.

Portchester Gala 2015

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A few choice pictures from the day. Please contact us at the school if you have some which you would like to share with us.

Prom 2015

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Another great Prom organised my Mrs Allen and Miss Domican!

Metameer 2015

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On the 21st May we welcomed our friends from Metameer school in the Netherlands for their annual visit.

Art GCSE 2015

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National Archive March 2015

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A group of historians were given access to original documents relating to the Cold War as part of their research. Many of the documents were rated "Top Secret" at the time, and included handwritten notes from the Prime Minister at the time, Harold McMillan. Pictures by Sam McCulloch

World Book Day at Portchester Community School 5th March 2015

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Nursery Children visit the LRC on World Book Day on 5th March 2015

Portchester Community School Open Evening 2014

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Pictures from Portchester Community School's very successful Open Evening on Wednesday 24th September 2014

Results Day 2014

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Smiles all round as PCS bounces back with a fantastic set of results

Staying Safe Days 21st and 22nd July

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For the second consecutive year The school arranged for our students to be involved in a range of activities to help them maintain their own safety and understand the work of other agencies involved in safety work.

Arts Festival 2014 - Ferneham Hall

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18th July 2014. Once again our school and its surrounding primary schools displayed a stupendous array of talent.

Staying Safe Staying Alive

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A brilliant summer day with the whole school learning about the work of the fire forensics service, the police weapons unit, the Royal Navy specialist units and much else besides!

Hampshire Book Awards

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HAMPSHIRE BOOK AWARD VOTING DAY JUNE 27th 2014 AT BRIDGEMARY SCHOOL

Portchester Gala 2014

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Thanks to the hard work of the PTA and the Art Department, Portchester Community School provided some of the highlights of this year's Gala

Prom 2014

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The 2014 Portchester Community School Prom was a glittering affair!

Metameer 2014

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A great day out for our welcome visitors from the Netherlands

PTA Fayre

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Thanks to all of the studets, staff and parents who made it a great day for all concerned

Shoebox Appeal 2013

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147 boxes were collected for this year's appeal. As you can see the Rotary club representative was somewhat overwhelmed by our response to the appeal!

Kielder 2013

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Once again Portchester provides one of the six national finalists. 3rd overall, winner of the Fieldfare Shield for the best ethos and teamwork, and easily best in the talent show. Well done everyone!

Science Lifelab

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Our students were recently part of the Lifelab project at Southampton University where they were able to learn advanced scientific techniques at first hand.