Art exhibition in South Molton

Excellent examples of GCSE Art from Summer 2019 are currently being exhibited in John Walker Insurance brokers in South Molton.

Future exhibitions are planned, such as the Burton Art Gallery Schools exhibition in the spring; details to follow.

Mrs Noseda
Head of Art

Artwork of the week

Jolyon  has been selected for Work of the Week because of his determination, effort and creative skill in improving his sketch book pages.

His work demonstrates how to beautifully work across two pages and use all the space on a page to make work look vibrant and exciting. Jo has taken on board all the advice in order to improve his level and shows how you can inter mix your own ideas with artists research and copies.

Fantastic work Jo!

Artwork of the week

Artwork of the week goes to Chelsi Vellacott, 10 Drake for her excellent portrait of Lauren Petherick.

We have been learning how to do a detailed tonal pencil drawing in art lessons over a period of several weeks. I am so impressed with Chelsi’s fantastic efforts.

Well done, we are all proud of you.
Mrs K Noseda

Random Acts of Kindness

There have been lots of nominations over the last couple of months and some stood out as being extra special.

Lily nominated by another student “cutting her hair off for charity”
Josh nominated by another student “helping a new student in year 7 settle in socially and in lessons”
Oli nominated by another student “gave away some of his lunch money to someone who didn’t have any.

Malakai nominated by another student “helping an lady who had broken her ankle”
Troy and George nominated by the cleaning staff ” being very polite, helpful and cheering up our cleaning staff”
Aaron nominated by another student “helping a new student in year 10 settle in socially and in lessons”

A lovely ethos, from those nominated and those doing the nominating, that underpins the values of SMCC.

Christmas Carol Concert

Please join us for festive carols, mince pies and mulled wine at St Mary Magdalene’s church, South Molton. Free entry. Doors open from 6.45pm for a 7pm start

Christmas Jumper Day

Organised by our Senior Students.
It is a non-uniform day on Thursday 19th December and we would like you to wear your Christmas jumpers to support 2 great charities. £1 per student (50p for siblings) and all proceeds will be split between SMCC Friends and the Save the Children Christmas Jumper charity.

SMCC Minibus

At the end of November we took delivery of our very own Minibus,  after 5 years of fundraising by the Friends of South Molton Community College.
A total of £18000 has been given to the school by the Friends committee and there have been many events to help achieve this, including the very successful Trekfest, our Strictly Dancing event last Autumn & Mr Potter’s ‘Wheely Long Walk’ last summer.
A Big Big Thank You to Mrs Partridge and Mrs Sauerzapf.
We would also like to thank the South Molton Town Council, The Rotary Club of South Molton and South Molton Scaffolding for their generous support.
As with any expensive item, it takes time to raise the money to ensure that there is financial security and the Friends are very proud that they have manged to achieve this. Our thanks go to all the parents & carers, students past and present and staff who have contributed to the many events to make this purchase possible. Thanks also to ‘Blue Orange Signs’ for the professional sign writing which will help us to advertise our very popular school.

If there are any members of the community who would like to be a part of the Friends committee please contact the school.


Christmas Tree Festival

Team D&T and the Year 8 Enterprise students have been busy over the past month creating this year’s entry for the Church Christmas Tree Festival. 
The Tree Festival was held in St Mary Magdalene Church.


Artwork of the week

Well done to Dexter Duffy, Year 7 Raleigh, who produced this intricate pencil drawing. This was completed at home in his own time!

Dexter has made an excellent start to the Year 7 art course. I am really impressed with his skill and look forward to his future artworks…

Chess competition

On Wednesday, the SMCC chess squad made a successful trip to Braunton Academy to take part in the latest North Devon Schools’ chess tournament.

The students put in a great performance winning the majority of their games in a field of almost 80 competitors.

Well done to all who played.