Where did that first half term go…. It seems like a “blink and you will miss it” type of feeling, but so much has happened in the first 7 weeks. Students have continued to settle well and now seem like part of the furniture.
It was delightful to see so many student volunteer to help at our Open Evening on September 28th and I was happy to see so many students volunteering to join our excellent choir. There are still places available in the choir for the Christmas Carol Concert as well as for parts in the school performance of the The Wizard of Oz. Please continue to encourage your child to make the most of the clubs and opportunities that are presented to them.
Our charity focus has been LEPRA, a UK based charity that helps fight Leprosy in some of the poorest area in the world. The year 7 welcome disco was fabulously attended (with some good dancing from both students and staff) and all the proceeds from ticket sales and the tuck shop being donated to the cause. It was also delightful to see so many students raising money by organising their own sponsorship activities. One student organised his own sponsored basketball shootout. Another three students organised a cake sale which raised £500 and it was lovely to see so many cake sales being held by year 7’s around the College during this time. The final figure is yet to be in, but I am confident in saying that we must have raised over £1000 for this fabulous charity.
Students in year 7 continue to amaze me with their dedication and work ethic. Every week, there are around 10 students of week, nominated by their class teachers for their excellent effort in lessons. Long may this continue.
I was fortunate to be invited on the Birds of Prey trip which was attended by approximately 170 Year 7 students. Their behaviour was exemplary and they were a real credit to the College. Please continue to support attendance on school trips. Please remember that students who are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding can apply for financial assistance to help cover the cost of these trips.
Parents’ Evening is also fast approaching and I look forward to meeting you all on Wednesday 15th November. The evening runs from 4.30pm to 7.30pm and letters have been sent out. Please bring your child along if this is appropriate.
C M Taylor