All students who are involved in the dance production there are two dress rehearsals –
Wednesday 1st December 2015 – Periods 3,4 & 5
Monday 7th December 2015 – Periods 3, 4 & 5 Primary school performance.
Please come down to the gym during break so we can get started as soon as possible period 3. If you require lunch from canteen get this at break time. You will need your costumes and music if you have not yet handed this into Mr MacGibbon already. Please Mr Franzoni if you have any questions.
It’s time for Year 7 elections and with 10 enthusiastic candidates it will all come down to the polls on Friday so use your vote wisely!
Voting in Year 7 Social Area at lunchtime on Friday 27th November.
On Tuesday 24th November 2015 students from Year 7, 8 and 9 took part in the Lower School house Swimming Gala.
The atmosphere was fabulous all morning with students cheering and encouraging their fellow members of their house, the team comrade and support was so wonderful to see and just reinforced what fantastic students we do have at Southam College. The support from the Southam College staff, the P.E Department and some of Sixth Form House Captains helped and encouraged the students taking part to put in even more effort to gain those points needed to be winners. Erin Riden, Laura Woods, Charlie Sheehy, Lauren Baker, Kirah Barnes, Katherine Ibbs, Megan Stanton, Megan Browne and Rhys James from Year 10 were all fantastic Sports Leaders; they encouraged, supported and helped the students involved and they assisted with the time keeping which helped the Gala to run smoothly and successfully.
The competition throughout all Year groups was outstanding with some brilliant Individual performances. This included two new individual records broken by Erin Jones in Year 7 and the Year 7 Girls Webb Ellis Relay Team broke the Team Record for the 4x 50m Freestyle Relay. This demonstrated the excellent talent of the swimming. Well done to all students who took part and earned every little point for their house you should all be very proud of your achievements.
Thank you to Heads of House, Mr Southall, Mrs Herbage, Miss Machlachlan, Miss Warman, Mr Rose, Miss Leng, Mr Ottaway, Georgia Bishop and all the Year 10 Leaders for your support and helping the event to run successfully.
You are all fabulous! Miss Evans
Spot the Difference!
Southam 5 Lawrence Sheriff 20
This was wonderful match in winter sunshine between two well matched teams. Southam dominated possession and territory but Sheriff took their chances to make the difference.
There is almost no discernible difference between twins Joe and Max Washbrooke. There is little difference in their play. Both are fast, intelligent players with strong tackling ability. Debutant Max was awarded Man of the Match, whilst Joe used his pace to grab Southam’s try.
Good body positions by the forwards gave Southam the technical edge at the ruck and maul with Josh Lee, Josh Poulton, Joe Cummins and Pat Fitzgerald to the fore. However, Southam could have made the difference if they had spread the ball wide rather than continually taking the ball into contact against physically strong opponents.
Giaan Ray is starting to make a difference. His excellent tackling stopped many Sheriff attacks and grabbed him Tackle of the Match.
More ball for the backs would surely have brought victory with Tom Hill, James Phillips, Ben Robinson, Lennie Cramp and the Washbrooke twins all looking dangerous.
The warm hospitality, hot drinks and hotdogs from Sheriff certainly made the difference on such a cold morning. Kieran Caruana certainly agreed, our diminutive scrum Half devouring two massive sausages!
Southam 15 Bilton 10
A dramatic Charlie Knight try with the last play of the game snatched victory for Southam over a courageous Bilton side. Charlie Parsons was held up two metres from the line before excellent mauling from Man of the Match James Phillips released Charlie to score in the corner!
James Phillips, in his new Inside Centre role was fabulous throughout. Captain Tom Hill, now at Fly Half showed superb passing skills to continuously release James in space to regularly penetrate through Bilton’s defence. Indeed it was James who scored an individual try to give Southam an early lead. Bilton hit back with a fine try by their talented female left winger. A 5-5 half time score was a rather disappointing situation at the interval considering Southam’s dominance of the ruck and maul.
The situation deteriorated in the second half when a period of sustained Southam pressure was burst with a Bilton breakaway and a try. We needed the TV replay to check the grounding of the ball but I gave the benefit of the doubt to our opponents who deserved the score for their fine counter attack.
Falling behind rallied Southam and at last there was better support for the ball carrier, Joe Washbrooke and Ben ‘Weaver’ Robinson made several fine breaks. Joe Washbrooke and Cameron Power shared Tackle of the Match for two sensational low tackles that halted promising Bilton attacks. Sam Hayward was enjoying an excellent debut in the forwards and was well supported by Joe Cummins, Giaan Ray and George Hinds. George was given Ruck of the Match for driving his opponents backwards. Joseph Bromley made his debut, but did not get chance to show his electric pace, more game time will help develop his undoubted talent. The pressure told and more strong play from the backs created the opportunity for Charlie Knights to score the first of his two tries to level the game and set up the tense finish.
Charlie Parsons had a try disallowed with minutes to go but good pressure at the scrum from Oliver Gill resulted in a crucial penalty which led to Southam’s dramatic last gasp winning try.