30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
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Y7-11 Absence: 01803 653 750

South West Secondary
School of the Year 2019

30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
E:   T: 01803 613215
Y7-11 Absence Line: 01803 653 750

South West Secondary School of the Year 2019

TGGS Student Notices

Year 8 Exams Final Timetable


Examinations Guide 2019



Monday 17th June

All Year 7 – 11 Students


There is absolutely No Eating or Drinking in the Study Centre! 


Lower School Quiet Room 

The Quiet Room is open as usual today in the Old Hall from 12.45-1.30pm. Any KS3 student is very welcome to come along but please will all students take careful note of the reminders below.   Any student/s who do not behave appropriately will be asked to see Mr Charlwood. Thank you  

1. Students can use the whole of the Old Hall and bean bags will be available - but the stage area is strictly out of bounds

2. The space is for pupils to go and relax in peace so please be respectful of those around you. You can have whispered conversations only!

3. Lunch can be eaten but you must not eat food bought from the canteen whilst walking to the Old Hall & any rubbish must be placed in the bins provided

4. Phones are allowed and you are allowed to listen to music as long as this is using headphones;

5. When the 1st end of lunch bell goes please make sure that everything has been returned back as you found it ready for Lesson 4. A group of a few Y9 girls will come to the Hall at the end to make sure the Hall is left clean and tidy; when they come, you must please help them do this job. Specifically, we ask you please make sure; 

·         The bean bags are stacked back up against the walls 

·         The chairs are stacked at the back of the Hall

·         All rubbish is put in the bins provided, sweeping up using the dust pan and brush provided if necessary.


Music Themed Art Competition  

Calling all budding Artists. The Music Department is in need of some Musical themed artwork to spice up the Music department and practice rooms.  

· Your piece can be as creative, inspiring. original and as imaginative as you want 

· Your artwork can be any format, A4, A3, 3D, whatever you choose. 

· Put your name, Year and Form on the reverse. 

· Hand into Reception no later than Monday 1st July. 

Good Luck from the Music Prefects


Come and enjoy our school's first met gala on Thursday 20th June in lunch in the Old Hall, which will be under the theme of climate change in support of a green charity. A competition is open to all years to come up with the best eco themed outfit to display on the "green carpet" which will be judged by a laid-back panel. Prizes will go to the best entries and house points are available for participation. If you don't feel up to joining the competition, come along anyway and support your friends. You can enjoy the catwalk and they’ll be food, drinks and music. You can also take a photo in our eco photo booth. Tickets will be coming around tutors soon for 50p each. Hope to see you there.


We are doing Packed Lunches for sponsored walk 27th June !! 

Sandwich, flapjack, fruit and drink  £2.65 please order in the dining room by the 25th June


Choir is on for all today from 1pm at lunchtime. Orchestra will be on tomorrow too. Open to anyone - new members too - who would like to perform with us at the Year 6 practice day and the upcoming Summer Concert.

Thank you to all students who auditioned on Friday. I will aim to let everyone know tomorrow. - Miss Shaddick


Next Friday Live will be on Friday 28th June in the old hall! For anyone who would like a go at informal open-mic style performing!


Volunteers Wanted

Like many of you, we are passionate about stopping climate change.  Please could you join us on Wednesday 19th June at 1pm to help clear litter from the school grounds.  If you are interested in helping, please meet us on the fields behind the Music block.  Please bring your own bag, (gloves optional).  Thank you. From the year 7 Planet Savers.


You must have paid on parentpay for the sponsored walk by end of tomorrow – Tuesday. Please do this – it makes life much harder for us if you do not do it on time. This payment and your parents paying of it works as their agreement for you to take part in the sponsored walk. This money goes to the charities. PLEASE ACT NOW.


There will be a uniform sale in the Sports Hall on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st June. The sale will be on from 12.45pm till 1.30pm. 

New items will cost £5 and the second hand items will cost £3. Please try and bring change if you can.


Congratulations to the year 8 athletics team who took part in the area athletics last week.  The whole team did really well and were 3rd out of 9 teams. Very well done. 


If you want to be considered for the throwing or jumping events at the South Devon Area Athletics on 25th June at Exeter Arena then you must attend trials on Monday 17th 12.45 at the sportshall. (High Jump for years 8 to 10 will be on Thursday 13th June). Thanks Ms Oyo


Further disruption to Art Dept Access.

There will be no access to the Art Dept during break or lunch on Fri, Mon and Tues because of external GCSe moderation.

Apologies for the inconvenience. Some lessons can still go on in A1 but there is NO ACCESS to my room A2 for materials etc.


Year 7


There are lots of events coming up which are taking place in the Dining Hall so from now until the end of the year, please use the Dining Hall at break time and NOT the Old Hall. Thank you, Miss Elliott


Year 9 


9BJC Food Technology students - on Wednesday you will be making pancakes in your single lesson and the basic ingredients will be provided (flour, milk, eggs, sugar & lemon).  However, you may wish to bring other toppings such as chocolate and strawberries.  You will be working in pairs so you might want to discuss this with your partner.  Sorry, I forgot to tell you about this on Thursday.

Many thanks, Mrs Heathcote.


Year 10


Could gcse music students come to M1 as soon as they have registered


Please could Mrs Gerry’s Year 10 German class go to IT2 for their lesson today? Danke



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