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Zach Parker, Jacob Woodford and Jack Marriot have all received a Bronze Certificate after taking part in the UKMT Individual Maths Challenge Competition. To receive a Bronze Certificate, these pupils must have been in the top 40% of students nationally!

Keira Newsom, Luke Berry, Ryan Early were also selected to compete and should be congratulated for their performance. All three gained very respectable scores but did not qualify for a Certificate.

Try these two sample questions from this year’s challenge!

  1. The total weight of a box, 20 plates and 30 cups is 4.8 kg. The total weight of the box, 40     plates and 50 cups is 8.4 kg. What is the total weight of the box, 10 plates and 20 cups?
    A 3 kg    B 3.2 kg    C 3.6 kg    D 4 kg    E 4.2 kg
  2. Three different positive integers have a mean of 7. What is the largest positive integer   that could be one of them?
    A 15    B 16    C 17    D 18    E 19

Charlie Glover (yr9),  Dylan Howard (yr8),  Erica Lin (yr8) and Guo-Lin Yang (Yr9) put in a fine performance in the regional heat against twenty four Schools in the ‘United Kingdom Maths Trust Team Challenge’ at Lancing College last Friday 27th February.

Final scores placed us in a respectable 13th Position with Lancing College taking first position. Activities on the day were particularly challenging and involved the use of logic, articulation, mathematical knowledge and team work skills to solve complex problems. More information regarding the event with sample questions can be found following the link http://www.ukmt.org.uk/team-challenges/team-challenge/  . If you think you think you’ve got what it takes, have a go! Here are two sample questions for you to try!

1.

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2.  A small ink cartridge has enough ink to print 600 pages. Three small cartridges can print as many pages as two medium cartridges. Three medium cartridges can print as many pages as two large cartridges. How many pages can be printed using a large cartridge?

A 1200    B 1350    C 1800    D 2400    E 5400

These amazing portraits were done during a Year 9 Art exam. Which one is your favourite?

Last week, a selection of Year 12 accounting students were invited to be involved in a Business Game Challenge. Hosted by the University of Sussex on their Brighton campus, the students were tasked with managing an investment portfolio.

It was fantastic event that was attended by various prestigious colleges from across the county of Sussex. PACA did exceptionally well in the challenge and were runners up over all. Well done!

Thirty of our best Year 11 pupils were treated to a day at the AMEX, home to Brighton and Hove Football Club. Here they competed in a App designing competition. The pupils were asked to create an App that could help the football club potentially make Money.

Mr Uddin who accompanied the students said “The students presented their app designs in an impressive and professional manner.  One AMEX assessor who has led several sessions with a variety of schools even commented that PACA students are the most smartly dressed and well-mannered students in the area”.

Check out the pictures below.

This week, as part of a city wide initiative organised by the local authority, pupil’s in Year’s 8 and 9 will watch a special performance of ‘Chelsea’s Choice’. A Theatre-in-Education performance aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of child sexual exploitation and how to recognise some of the warning signs of an unhealthy and potentially abusive relationship.

The Learning Objectives of  Chelsea’s Choice are to:

  • Raise awareness amongst young people of the issues surrounding CSE
  • Raise awareness and understanding of the varying forms that CSE can take
  • Raise awareness and understanding of grooming and the differing forms that it can take
  • Promote an understanding of, and a desire for, Healthy Relationships
  • Promote safe internet use
  • Sign-post to relevant advice and service providers

 

Chelsea’s Choice is an innovative 35 minute long play that is followed by a 20 minute long discussion session. It tells the story of a group of three students who discover the diary of a girl called Chelsea. Chelsea was a young girl who, having fallen out with her friends and family, was approached by a man called Gary. Gary was older, owned a car, had a flat and treated her like an adult. Unfortunately Gary was not what he seemed to be. Chelsea’s story is played out and examined by the three students along with their teacher in an attempt to understand what happened to Chelsea and how it could have been prevented.

The showing of this performance is supported by the government who have made Child Sexual Exploitation one of their main priorities in the wake of so many horrific stories of abuse and exploitation in the news recently.

The Government believes that local initiatives like Chelsea’s Choice have a key role to play in preventing grooming and exploitation and in helping keep children safe from this heinous crime.– Department for Education, Child Safeguarding Division

The performance at PACA will be on Wednesday 8th March at 1pm and parents have been notified by letter home last week. The performance and will be supported by local police, staff from the local MASH (Multi- Agency Safeguarding) as well as staff from the local council in case of any distress or disclosures after the performance.  Support staff within school have also been briefed. If you have any questions please contact Ms Lombardo PSHE & Progression Manager 0n 416300 ext 212.

Partners include:

This week, as part of a city wide initiative organised by the local authority, pupil’s in Year’s 8 and 9 will watch a special performance of ‘Chelsea’s Choice’. A Theatre-in-Education performance aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of child sexual exploitation and how to recognise some of the warning signs of an unhealthy and potentially abusive relationship.

The Learning Objectives of  Chelsea’s Choice are to:

  • Raise awareness amongst young people of the issues surrounding CSE
  • Raise awareness and understanding of the varying forms that CSE can take
  • Raise awareness and understanding of grooming and the differing forms that it can take
  • Promote an understanding of, and a desire for, Healthy Relationships
  • Promote safe internet use
  • Sign-post to relevant advice and service providers

Chelsea’s Choice is an innovative 35 minute long play that is followed by a 20 minute long discussion session. It tells the story of a group of three students who discover the diary of a girl called Chelsea. Chelsea was a young girl who, having fallen out with her friends and family, was approached by a man called Gary. Gary was older, owned a car, had a flat and treated her like an adult. Unfortunately Gary was not what he seemed to be. Chelsea’s story is played out and examined by the three students along with their teacher in an attempt to understand what happened to Chelsea and how it could have been prevented.

The showing of this performance is supported by the government who have made Child Sexual Exploitation one of their main priorities in the wake of so many horrific stories of abuse and exploitation in the news recently.

The Government believes that local initiatives like Chelseas Choice have a key role to play in preventing grooming and exploitation and in helping keep children safe from this heinous crime.– Department for Education, Child Safeguarding Division

The performance at PACA will be on Wednesday 8th March at 1pm and parents have been notified by letter home last week. The performance and will be supported by local police, staff from the local MASH (Multi- Agency Safeguarding) as well as staff from the local council in case of any distress or disclosures after the performance.  Support staff within school have also been briefed. If you have any questions please contact Ms Lombardo PSHE & Progression Manager 0n 416300 ext 212.

Partners include:

Dear Parent/Carer,

For the last year, a group of parents have been running an informal Parents Association for PACA. It has been a great opportunity to meet other parents and become more involved with the school. Now, we think it is time to set up a better and stronger Parents Association.  We would like to do some great fundraising for the school and improve the communication between the school and the community.
In order to do this properly, we would like to invite you to join us for a meeting on Thursday 19th March, at 6pm at the school, for some drinks and snacks. We would like to draw up a vision for the Association and formally elect a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.  This will then enable us to register as a charity and get going with organising some great social and fundraising events.

You don’t need to sign up for anything time consuming, or regular. We would just love to meet you and hear your views.

If you want to know more, please email pta@paca.co.uk

Yours sincerely,

Alexandra Murphy
Interim chair of the PACA Parents Association

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The STEM Cosmetic Beauty Range Project has got off to a great start and now that the weather is changing we are focusing our attention on the outdoor raised beds.

A huge thank you to Duncan from Jigsaw Gardening for donating the forks and trowels to the STEM club. If anyone has any gardening tools they would like to donate to the school, we would be very happy to receive them.

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Want to get rewarded for doing well at PACA?  Thanks to Sir Rod Aldridge, each match one student wins two tickets to watch Brighton and Hove Albion play at home.

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Congratulations to Peri Slaughter in Year 12 who won the last set. Read her match report below:

I was rewarded with free Brighton and Hove Albion tickets (two tickets) for having 100% attendance, 0 behaviour points, 0 lates, and a 6 for my attitude to learning and homework. You too can get rewarded if you do well at PACA!

I felt that the crowd was very supportive throughout parts of the game. However I felt that they could have been more supportive throughout the whole game.

The players worked well within a team. Throughout the game I thought Stockdale could have worked of put more effort and tried harder to make a save for their first goal. In my opinion I thought the team deserved more points because they worked hard to get the ball as much as they could. Many players for example Ince was tackling, and passing the ball with a good technique. However I thought that more of the Brighton team could of tried to tackle more instead of running towards them and not trying as much as they could and not putting their 100% effort in.  The games disappointing result ended in Brighton 2-3 to Nottingham forest.