Invictus Festival of Performing Arts


Congratulations to Miss Adams, Mr Wykes, Kyle Hipkiss, Callum Rogers, Alex Taylor, the cast of Oliver and Ethan Smith for their fantastic performance at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Tuesday 27th March. We were proud of your professionalism and contribution to this excellent opportunity to showcase the immense talent we have here.

Well Done!!

Christine Brown
Principal

 

Welcoming Our New Governors


We are pleased to announce that following an invitation earlier this year for new Governors to join the team, 5 new Governors have joined Ounsdale’s Local Governing Body to challenge and support the school in making improvements.

These Governors bring with them a wide range of expertise from outside of the education sector and their contributions at this particular time will be invaluable. Our new Governors are:

Jo Treacy
Angela Poulton
Chris Green
James Elcock
Paul Stevens

Details of their background, experience and contribution to the areas of improvement for the school, will be available on the Governor section of the website early next term.

Christine Brown
Principal
Ounsdale High School

Invictus Games 2018


3rd Invictus Games held at Ellowes Hall School Thursday 15th March

Kian Burborough, Isobel Blakemore, Sam Holyhead, Harry Sanders, Harry Woodhouse, Jack Bradley, Mia Hobbs, Phoebe Bradshaw Corner, Jamie Cox, Maisy Shaw and Kellie-Anne Loveridge represented Ounsdale in the table tennis, dodgeball and archery competitions at the Invictus Games. The table tennis team played some hard fought matches against tricky opposition but demonstrated some excellent shot making skills to finish 2nd overall out of the six schools. Jack Bradley (singles) and Jamie Cox and Maisy Shaw (doubles) were undefeated in the competition!

The afternoon dodgeball competition didn’t fair quite as well as we came up against some powerful, skilful teams although we gave it our all in each match and finished 4th out of the six schools.

The archery competition would probably not have been considered our best event with some of the group not having had a go previously. However, after a brief practise session Ounsdale clearly had some natural archers who aimed well in each competition to end up the overall winners! A fantastic result! Adding together the results from all 3 competitions, Ounsdale finished in 2nd place overall, only behind the hosts school – Ellowes Hall – well done team Ounsdale!

An Evening of Flower Arranging


The Inner Wheel Club of Sedgley & Wombourne presents ‘An Evening of Flower Arranging’ by Andrew Lloyd on Wednesday 25th April 2018 – 7:00 for 7:30pm here at Ounsdale. Tickets are £7.50 each. All proceeds will go to Mary Stevens Hospice. Tickets available from:

Wombourne area – Doreen on 01902 893560
Kinver area – Mary on 01384 936127
Stourbridge area – Jan on 07982 236512

Well Done Noah!


Congratulations to Noah Sandland who competed in the National Biathlon Championships at Crystal Palace during the weekend. Unfortunately, due to the snow and freezing conditions, the run part of the event had to be cancelled and the run times from the qualifying event were used. Noah, his friends and family and Ounsdale are please with his 19th position out of 117 qualifiers nationally. Such an amazing achievement…. be proud Noah!!!

Biathlon Champion


Ounsdale would like to congratulate and wish Year 8 student, Noah Sandland the best of luck for his Biathlon event this weekend.

As a result of coming 3rd in the West Midlands Biathlon Championships in October last year, Noah qualified, in his age group, to compete at the National Schools Championships at Crystal Palace representing Ounsdale.

This is a fantastic achievement…. well done Noah! We look forward to hearing about your experience after the weekend.

Brightline Band Bringing Positivity


Today we were privileged to have The Message Trust visit our school as part of the Higher Tour. The Message Trust is a Christian charity that has worked in schools across the UK for over 25 years, helping young people think about faith, life and positive values. Today, lead by one of their creative teams, Brightline, the message focused on tolerance, anti-racism, diversity, building self-esteem and being positive.

The Message Trust have been working alongside other charities and Matthew Foster (Director of Engage Trust UK – www.engagetrustuk.org – a charity providing detached youth work and workshops for schools promoting emotional well being ) helped to coordinate our visit today with Gerry Denston who runs the youth group ‘Blaze’ at the Kingsway Church in Wombourne Village.

Brightline are currently touring the West Midlands and will be performing on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March at the All Nations Church, Temple Street, Wolverhampton (behind The Way Youth Zone). Tickets are £3 each or 2 for £5 and are currently available from the school reception or you can book online at highertour.com/midlands. Tickets bought on the door will be £5 each.

We would like to thank The Message Trust, Brightline (Joe, Lucy, Jacob, Joel & Daniel), Gerry Denston and Matthew Foster for providing such an engaging and positive experience for our students today, which we all thoroughly enjoyed –  as reported by one student ‘the best assembly ever!’ We hop that their message will have had a positive impact on their lives.

 

 

House Points Update


Fiennes House continue to lead the House Championship Points Board, congratulations to all Fiennes members…. Drake, Raleigh, Scott…. come on you can do this!!