Welcome to Park Community School. Our school provides an expansive park environment. Through a wide variety of lessons and other opportunities to learn, we encourage our young people to discover what they love. We have themed the areas of the school around ‘Parks of the World’, using displays and photos to brighten corridors and show what an exciting world we live in. As well as the school site, we have four other facilities to provide a great curriculum and exciting places in which to learn. Our school focuses on three areas of learning, we describe these as attainment, resilience and autonomy.
Over the last decade we have planned and then constructed our new school. Two-thirds of the school was rebuilt with the remaining third refurbished. The fantastic buildings now support students’ learning and enrich their time at school.
We have a wonderful theatre, lecture theatre, restaurant and outdoor areas, including a floodlit STP (synthetic turf pitch). Many areas are used by community groups and other organisations as well as for parties outside of school time. The Watering Hole restaurant serves award-winning school meals, prepared by our chefs and their catering team, all at affordable prices. Our classrooms include the latest large touch-screen technology. We have invested heavily in computers, laptops, iPads and software to allow students to use a comprehensive range of electronic devices. Our science labs and technology rooms have all been refurbished and house new equipment, including 3D printers and a laser cutter, as well as an industrial catering room.
I hope that the information on this website gives you some idea of our vision and principles, as well as the facilities, and curriculum that we offer to students. It also includes details of other activities we undertake, such as teacher training through the Solent SCITT which is based at the school, and printing and enterprise through our industrial unit and construction skills centre. Munch and Connect4Summer are initiatives for our wider community. We recently opened the Coach House Tea Room in Staunton Country Park. School should be about finding what you love to do as well as academic learning and being well-prepared for the next steps in life, at Park we are proud to be Much More Than Just a School.
Welcome everyone to the launch of Park Community Schools Sports Fortnight 2020 – 10 days – 12 Challenges!
This year our competition will all be done at home, with you emailing in your results which we will collate results. On the email please remember to identify the event, what your result is and the family team you belong to.
As usual it will be a ‘battle of the families’ with Austen, Dickins, Brunel and Nelson all competing to be the 2020 Sports Fortnight Champions.
The competition has been launched the week after the Youth Sports Trust National School Sports Week, which celebrates the important role of Physical Education and School Sport in enhancing young people’s wellbeing. It is also within our usual Fresher Week and so we have invited year 6 to also take part.
What you need to do:
First of all watch the introduction video from Mrs Cavanagh and Mrs Bearpark.
You then have 10 days to complete 12 challenges – you can complete these at a time / day to suit you. But 1 or 2 events will go live each day for you to access on the school website, Facebook page and the PE shared area.
So you know what to do – each challenge has a demonstration from one of your PE teachers, SLT staff or Family Leader. They will talk you through the event and give you a score to try to beat.
It does not matter if you don’t beat them. You will get 5 points for each event you take part in and send your honest results in for. 10 points if you do beat the member of staff and then the following points for the result itself. 15 points if you are the best in your year group, 10 points if you are second in your year group and 5 points if you are third in your year group.
All scores will be collated for each Family – and the Family that gets the highest score at the end of the fortnight will be Park Community Schools Virtual Sports Fortnight Champions 2020.
The deadline for ALL scores to be email in to C.Bearpark@pcs.hants.sch.uk or L.Cavanagh@pcs.hants.sch.uk is 3pm Friday 10th July, 2020.