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Charity Bake Sale

Southbourne School of English is having a charity Bake Sale this week to support Children in Need. The staff and teachers at the school are baking cakes and all sorts of goodies in aid of the charity.
All proceeds raised go to support Children in Need of all ages that have mental, physical or sensory disorders; behavioural or psychological disorders; are living in poverty or situations of deprivation; or suffering through distress, abuse or neglect.

RALSA Halloween Party!

RALSA charity disco will be held on the 1st of November to support the Mayor of Bournemouth’s Charity Appeal Fund for the following local charities.

  • Bournemouth Leukaemia Fund (Charity No 290340) – supports local research into the cause, diagnosis, natural history and treatment of patients
  • The Jigsaw Appeal for Women (Charity No 1057366) – to build a brand new Women’s Health Unit at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital to screen, diagnose and treat patients with breast and cervical cancer, for families touched by the tragedy of having a miscarriage and to provide teaching and training.
  • The Jon Egging Trust (Charity No 1148180) The Trust  – set up in memory of Red 4 Pilot Jon Egging – has a Charitable purpose to set up a Blue Skies Pilot Programme in Bournemouth to provide 10 selected young people with key Inspiration Days followed by a range of accredited work skills and leadership training opportunities.
  • The Springbourne Family Centre (Charity No 1139977) – to support vulnerable families in the Boscombe area by offering individual and group support to parents with children under five and to provide parenting groups, crèche, workshops, courses and child contact services at their friendly centre in Boscombe.

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The School is taking part in Jeans for Genes day on the 28th September and in return for a donation of £2 (or more!) everyone can come to work in their jeans (Or Fancy dress!!).

Jeans for Genes Day raises money for Genetic Disorders UK, the charity that aims to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders. Funds raised provide vital care and support for thousands of children with genetic disorders.

Genetic disorders affect 1 in 25 children born in the UK – that’s more than 30,000 babies born each year. Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are the biggest cause of death of children aged 14 and under.

Taking part in Jeans for Genes Day means we could all make a real difference to affected children’s lives by helping fund the care and support they really need.

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We are very pleased to inform you all of the successful completion of the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate 2012) inspection of our school and have been awarded the PFE (Private Further Education) certification.

We are especially proud to have exceeded expectations in attaining the top mark in all areas of the inspection, which further guarantees our highly trusted status.

End of summer courses

We have come to the end of our summer courses/programme and would like take this opportunity to give special thanks to everybody who made it a success.

Bournemouth Air Festival 2012

DON’T miss the incredible display teams, Royal Marine beach assaults, awesome jets, pilots, Royal Navy, aircraft, helicopters, Royal Air Force, fireworks, entertainment. There is also 3 miles of trading and ground displays between Boscombe Pier and Bournemouth Pier, street entertainers, interactive military villages, balloon glows, live music, military bands and the Royal Marines.

Dates for your diary: Thursday 30 August – Sunday 2 September 2012.

We are sorry to announce sad news

We are sorry to have to tell you that one of our teachers, David Pountney, died after a short illness on Sunday 8th July.

David worked at Southbourne School of English from May 1997 to April 2012, when he was taken ill.  Many of our students will have fond memories of David’s lessons and his hard work in the Language Laboratory and Library – not to mention his superb performances in the recent Christmas pantomimes.  We miss David a lot.

We are sure you will join us in thinking of his family at this sad time.


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