Yewstock’s Got Talent!

We had a wonderful talent show on the afternoon of 20th July, with some really brilliant performances from our Secondary students. It’s amazing to see our pupils up on stage, showing such confidence and enjoyment. We are proud of all of them. Well done especially to our winners, Jack and Ben from Post 16, who will perform their act again at our end of year assembly next Wednesday.

 

Donation from Stalbridge Linen

 

A huge thank you to Stalbridge Linens who have raised £1305.50 for us through different sports events. Donald and Sally came in to assembly and presented the cheque to Daniel in Year 10. We will use the money to buy some specialist communication software called Boardmaker, and towards resources for our Work Related Learning. We are very grateful to them.

Summer Fete

We held our Summer Fete on Friday 6th July on a meltingly hot afternoon. A big thank you to everyone who joined us. We raised a total of £629.85 for the Friends of Yewstock, and the money will go towards buying things for the pupils.

Sports day

We had a really enjoyable Sports day on Tuesday 3rd July. The weather was perfect - sunny with a bit of cloud and a breeze. Pupils moved around a carousel of 8 activities with their classes, including javelin throwing, ball skills, parachute games and races. We were joined by lots of parents and carers for the morning.

Consulting on the Home to School Transport Policy and the Post 16 Transport Policy

Dorset County Council are consulting on the Home to School Transport Policy and the Post 16 Transport Policy for 2019/2020 with effect from Tuesday 19th June to Monday 16 July 2018. Details of the consultation are available to view at https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/education-and-training/schools-and-learning/schools-and-learning.aspx#/. All comments (both negative and positive) should be sent to...

Parent training – Person Centred Approaches

Calling all parents and carers...

Dorset Parent Carer Council (DPCC) are running some very important and useful training to help you better understand Person Centred Approaches, what this means and how you can better support your child in making important decisions about their future.

We would highly recommend and strongly urge you to attend this free training if you can. There is a session at Yewstock, but also other sessions which may...

Primary ‘Kids Out’ to Longleat

On Wednesday 13th June the whole of our Primary department went to Longleat for the day, as part of the annual national 'Kids Out' day, which is funded and organised by the Rotary Club. The pupils had a super time and the weather was glorious. A big thank you to Shaftesbury Rotary for making this happen.

Celebrating our 40th anniversary

Yewstock School opened on 6th September 1977 with 108 pupils. We celebrated our 40th anniversary on Thursday 14th June with a party for our pupils, staff and parents, as well as anyone who has been associated with the school over the last 40 years. Below are some photographs of the school being built in the 70s, and some of the fantastic 70s-inspired costumes that our pupils and staff wore.

 

 

Art exhibition at The Exchange

We currently have an exhibition of pupils' work on display at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton. This is our third exhibition, and well worth a visit. There's also a café at the venue so you can enjoy some refreshments whilst viewing the art. If you visit, please leave us a comment in our visitors book.  Thank you to everyone who has already been to have a look, and for leaving comments. The exhibition is open until Saturday 23rd June.

Post 16 visit the Isle of Wight

Post 16 students spent four nights on the Isle of Wight from 4th to 8th June 2018. They had a wonderful time, and the weather was glorious which really helped. They were accompanied by Mr Maher, their class teacher, and three Teaching Assistants. Mr Maher said that the students were brilliant, and were a pleasure to take away. A big thank you to the staff for making this possible, and for giving our pupils such an unforgettable experience.