Friday, 11 March 2016

11 March 2016

Please support our Easter charity fundraiser.

The student of the charity committee have come up with the wonderful idea of donating Easter eggs to the pediatric unit at QA hospital, thus giving a treat to children unfortunate enough to be in hospital over the holidays. The flyer above gives more details - all donations, large or small, are welcome. Please contribute if you can.

Talking of charity, next week is Sports Relief week and the PE Department are leading a number of events including an obstacle course/fun-run during PE lessons. Students are asked to contribute 50p to take part which will all go the Sport Relief cause.

We are now less than a week away from Rock Challenge at the Guildhall next Thursday. Our team of 50, plus a dozen stage hands, have been putting the final touches to their performance and we are ready to take on the competition from nine other local secondary schools. It should be a great night.  I am so impressed with the dedication and effort the team has put in. Good luck to everyone and I really hope you enjoy the experience.

I have been treated to some lovely food this week, courtesy of the Year 11 Catering students who have been completing their practical exams. Hungarian torte, apple and almond tart and soufflé and new potatoes were just some of the delights. Mrs. Morriss thinks the standard might have been the highest yet, so well done to everyone.

I am sorry to have to let you know that Ms. Fanfarillo is not very well and so will be of school for at least the rest of this term. We have made some changes and her lessons are now covered by Mr. Smith and Mr. Cooper, who has helpfully stepped in to help.  I am sure the students will be able to keep up with their studies.

Lexia continues to go well and this week, Sianna McKeller has reached Level 3. Well done, Sianna.

As Easter approaches, plans are advancing for our annual Easter revision school. There will be a whole series of really useful sessions during the holidays and the timetable will be on the Year 11 notice board next to the site office. Please encourage yourYyear 11 child to sign up and see through the commitments they have made on their personalised revision plan. As I have said before, revision really is the difference between pass and fail and time spent revising now is an investment in the future. If you have any questions about the programme, please contact Mr. Tucker.

Well done to the Year 11 dancers who, this week, put on a tremendous showcase of the BTEC final pieces to an audience of about 100 people. The crowd loved it and the performances were excellent with many students raising their grade to the distinction and distinction star. Wonderful news!

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