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We are nearly at the end of a fantastic term!

Scholars of the Week!

This week’s winners have done some really wonderful work during assessment week:

Year 7: Max
Year 8: Harley
Year 9: Noah
Year 10: Matilda
Year 11: Rosie

Sparx Reader

Every week there is an opportunity for each English class in Year 7 and 8 to achieve a place on the Sparx Reader Leader Board with prizes each term for the classes that are making the most progress! Well done to…

Year 7 – 7y/En1 – Ms Kara & Mrs Freestone’s class
Plus, 7y/En2 – Mrs Donovan’s class
Year 8 – 8y/En2 – Miss Lolin’s class

Behind the Scenes Talent!

We can’t wait for Shrek next week, but as well as all the actors you will see on stage, we must remember all the work that goes on behind the scenes.

Look at this beautiful dragon created by Rose, Nora, Sasha, Olly and Ruby – delivered on time for rehearsals!

Miss Sastre and Mrs Hughes are very proud and can’t wait to see him moving in the show!

Not bought your tickets yet?

Follow this link… https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/iscashrek 

What’s happening in… Religious Education?

On Monday year 9 GCSE RE scholars went to the Pure Land Buddhist Centre in Exeter where we met a Buddhist and took part in some meditation. Then, we went to St Matt’s Church and learnt about the Church. It was a great trip and the scholars learnt a lot about both religions!



What’s happening in… Sports Studies?

Congratulations to Year 10 Sport studies scholars for successfully completing their outdoor education assessment (orienteering competition) at Woodbury Common on Tuesday 14th March. Scholars have also been working extremely hard in Sport studies theory lessons to plan their own orienteering map for Woodbury Common, plan their session and develop a risk assessment. The trip to Woodbury demonstrated how well prepared our sport studies scholars were when demonstrating their orienteering skills such as map reading, orientating the map, handrailing, attack points and catching features! Well done to all scholars involved!

Thank you to Mrs Toomey for organising the event.

U16 Girls Football

Our U16 girls football team had their first competitive 11 a – side match against St Peter’s School on Thursday 23rd March. The starting eleven included four Isca debuts; Olive, Hollie, Leah and Evie. The girls quickly went 1-0 up in the first 10 minutes, Leah with a superb assist on her debut which resulted in Hannah slotting the ball into the net with ease after displaying exceptional pace to beat the last defender.

A special mention to Hollie who settled in to the Number 1 position quickly and made some outstanding saves to keep St Peter’s out in the opening 10 minutes. St Peter’s later equalised to make it 1-1. Isca then went 2-1 up again with a goal from Julia created as a result of her relentless individual pressing and defending from the front which caused a mistake in the St Peter’s defence. Julia remained calm and composed and placed the ball past the keeper.

St Peter’s equalised with a fast whipped in cross from a wide position within minutes of the Isca goal to make it 2-2 just before half time. Unfortunately the Isca girls began to feel the pace of the attacking/defensive game in the last 15 minutes of the second half and conceded a couple of goals in quick succession. With the pitch conditions becoming worse, another shot skidded off the surface into the goal shortly before the full time whistle to make it 5-2 to St Peter’s!

This was an exciting game to watch with plenty of skill on display from both sides. The Isca team demonstrated excellent spirit and team work and looked dangerous in attack all evening. Hollie was voted as Player of the Match by the opposition for some awesome saves and handling, well done! Thank you to Daisy and Ruby for stepping into the team after a tough mock week.

Next week…

Monday 27th March – Non-pupil day

Monday 27th March – CCF Fieldcraft Day

Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th – SHREK! Not bought your tickets yet? Follow this link… https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/iscashrek 

Wednesday 29th March – Around the World in 80 days theatre trip (Year 9)

Thursday 30th March – Exe Valley Challenge training

Friday 31st March -Non uniform day for all scholars. Easter ‘What’s on’ special edition and 1pm finish for all scholars.

Have a wonderful Easter break.