Students at OPA are completing some work around finding information about the best playing surfaces for sports in our community. The students hope to use this data to inform us whether we can make an application for a new surface to be installed at OPA for use by all members of our community at the evenings and weekends, helping sporting activities and clubs to grow in Thurrock. The survey will be open for the next two weeks, closing on Wednesday 27th March. We look forward to getting your responses. Many thanks, Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LR9ZPD7
Family evening live chat with scientists and engineers on Thursday 7th and Wednesday 13th March, 7-8pm. Login at home using your log in card and click on CHAT. The live chat sessions are fully moderated.
We are very fortunate to have an opportunity to apply for several FREE places on the following residential course for our students in Years 9 and 10. Any students interested in applying for a place on the course should see Ms Thacker at their earliest opportunity on Monday 4th or Tuesday 5th March, as the free places are subject to availability. Make Engineering Happen – Smallpeice Trust Residential Monday 22 - Wednesday 24 July 2019 at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus 3 days, 2 night full board residential Further information can be found at https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk/courses/make-engineering-happen/
We warmly invite you to attend the Year 7 Progress Evening to discuss your child/dependent’s progress as they approach the start of their Year 8 studies. During this evening you will have the opportunity to meet with your child/dependent’s teachers to review the progress they have made since starting OPA and to set targets to help them reach their aspirations for the year ahead. The evening will be held on Wednesday 30th January between 5.00 and 7.00pm. Appointments will be on a first come first serve basis.
As the cold weather has hit since our return from Christmas we welcome the fact that students are arriving into the Academy dressed appropriately in warm winter coats. A polite reminder that according to our uniform policy that only black coats are permitted inside the Academy buildings and all non-black coats will need to be removed once inside the building including movement between lessons and at food breaks.
Wednesday (January 9th) is Year 11 Progress evening. To sign up for an appointment to meet your child’s teacher, please click “Book Progress Evening” at the top of the homepage and login using the information provided on the handout given to students before the Christmas break. If you have any issues logging in/setting up an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact the school and we will be happy to assist. We hope to see you there!
This Wednesday (December 5th) is Year 10 Progress evening. To sign up for an appointment to meet your child’s teacher, please click "Book Progress Evening" at the top of the homepage and login using the information provided on the handout given to students last week. If you have any issues logging in/setting up an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact the school and we will be happy to assist. We hope to see you there!
Ormiston Park Academy are pleased to announced that Splatt Media have produced photographs for Shakespeare Schools that took place at Southend Palace Theatre on 13th November 2018 If you are a parent/guardian wishing to purchase photographs of your child you will need a passcode. Please contact Mrs Bridge by emailing [email protected] Once you have the code, you are able to purchase the photos from the Splatt Media website.