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Year 10 & 13 Parents’ Evening – Tuesday 3rd December

Year 10 & 13 Parents’ Evening will be taking place on Tuesday 3rd December in the main hall from 3.45pm – 7.15pm.

Students have been given appointment slips and it is their responsibility to make appointments with their teachers.

If you are unable to attend, please contact us to make other arrangements to speak to your child’s teachers.

Proposed Changes to 2021/22 Admission Arrangements

On 21st November 2019 Magnus Church of England Academy is going out to consultation on a number of proposed changes to its 2021/22 admission arrangements.

Full details of the consultation and how to respond can be found on the admissions page of this website and on the SNMAT website – www.snmat.org.uk

All consultation information is also available (upon request) from the academy reception.

Remembrance Service

On November 11th, we held our annual Remembrance Service with special guests including Wing Commander Stuart McNeill and visitors from Bowbridge Court Care Home.

The Combined Cadet Force began the parade through the hall and students, Ethan Matemadombo (Yr9) and Laurynas Gestautas (Yr 9) performed a drama piece depicting the story of 14 year old Magnus Grammar School student, George Collett (pictured right), who, shortly after the outbreak of World War I convinced authorities he was old enough to join the war effort.

Our chaplain, Mrs Ranger, said it was a special occasion where poems were read by students and wreaths laid in commemoration of Armistice Day. “Here at Magnus, we held a service remembering those who have fought and continue to fight for the safety of this world. We spent time reflecting on former Magnus students who felt compelled to fight in the war despite their young age.

By examining these stories, we looked at how we could learn from the characteristics they displayed like determination, courage, passion and the comradery. We give thanks for their sacrifice and for those who continue to fight for justice in our world to this day.”

Mrs Martin said, “We are grateful to members of the community and to Wing Commander Stuart McNeill who joined us to mark Remembrance Day at Magnus.

“Magnus is a school which has served Newark for over 500 years, and during its presence in the town has seen many of its own staff and students fight in wars, many who sadly lost their life in those conflicts. As a school we keep their memories alive and this is why our Remembrance Service is so important to the whole academy.”

Wreaths were laid at the Magnus Memorial plaques by Mrs Martin, Former student and keeper of our archives, Mr Roger Peacock and Barnby Road Academy pupil Imogen Tustin age 10 who attended with fellow pupil George Robinson age 10 and their Head Teacher, Mr Chamberlain.

Imogen said, “I got a little nervous before I had to lay the wreath but had a rehearsal before. But I know why we are doing it and why we wear poppies. It is because we are remembering those who have fallen in the wars.”

Aamod Bashyal – Citizen of the Year

Huge Congratulations to year 11 student Aamod Bashyal for winning Citizen of the Year (age 12-17 category) at the Newark Community Awards.
 
Miss Butterfield nominated Aamod for the award as he is a student that embodies every single Magnus value all day every day, in school and out. Aamod is an active member of the Student Leadership Group, raising money for local and national charities. He is involved with the Duke of Edinburgh Award and he takes part in every single school event that he can.
 
Aamod is also a very academically gifted student and if a student is struggling in lessons, he will do his best to help them out and give them a boost. But amongst all this, he is a very modest and humble person. He never wants anything in return for his time, which is why he is the winner of this award.
 
We are so proud of Aamod for all of his achievements and we thank him for being such a positive role model not only to our students at Magnus but to all young people in the community. Thank you to his family, friends and staff who attended the awards on Friday evening to support him. Congratulations Aamod!

Exam Certificate Collection

Exam certificates will be available to collect from Monday 11th November. Certificates can be collected by the student or a representative (parent, sibling, friend etc.) providing they come with a letter signed by the student naming the person collecting them on their behalf, and giving their permission.
 
Please note: exam certificates will only be kept for one calendar year and then they will be shredded. After this time, new certificates will cost candidates at least £40 per certificate.