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Posted on: 10/01/2020

Head of School Blog - Week 16

Happy New Year!  I hope you all enjoyed Christmas and the festive break with your family and friends.  It has been great to welcome back staff and students this week for what will be a very busy and exciting half term.

Our year 11 students made a fantastic start to their mock examinations this week, they will continue with these until Friday 17th January.  Students have displayed a high level of maturity during preparation and I am sure that this will be reflected in their individual results.  The mock examination timetable can be viewed on our website.   

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On Tuesday our Ski Trip students enjoyed their last visit to the Chill Factore before they leave for the slopes of Italy on Saturday 8th February.  There will be a final parent meeting on Tuesday 21st January.

We have reached a very important point in the academic year for students in year 9 as they prepare to choose their GCSE options.  Parents and students had the opportunity to speak with subject teachers during Parents’ Evening on Wednesday.  The most important event is our Options Information Evening on Wednesday 29th January; parents and students will be able to speak with teaching staff and visit each subject area.  Further information will be sent out next week.  You can view the 2020 Options Timeline on our website.  /521/options-timeline-and-booklets-for-2020

If your new year’s resolution was to have a general tidy-up at home we would welcome any items of good quality uniform that you may have.  Items can be left at reception or student services.  We have a stock of re-cycled uniform for parents to view and take home.  Please contact your child’s Head of Year for further information. 

I have mentioned in previous blogs the need for students to wear suitable outdoor clothing.  All our students are outside at some point during break and lunchtime, therefore please encourage your child to dress appropriately for winter weather conditions.

This week in Inspire time the theme has been The Epiphany – ‘Los Tres Reyes Magos’.  Students have found out about Epiphany celebrations from around the world, what the three gifts signified, and the meaning behind the Christian tradition of blessing houses at the New Year.  During Year Group Collective Worship students reflected on what the Three Wise Men can teach us: to be committed to our journey wherever it may lead, even if it takes us into unknown territory.

We meditated on a quote from Jeremiah about the plans God has for us.  Let us reflect on those words now:

‘“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future.”’

 

Important diary dates

Tuesday 14th-Wednesday 15th January

Maths Conference for girls at Oxford University

Tuesday 14th January

Journey of Hope – Guiding your Child to make the correct career choices – 6.00pm

Monday 20th January

Year 13 Mock Exams

Tuesday 21st January Year 11 Photographs (am)

Tuesday 21st January

Ski Meeting – 6.00pm

Thursday 23rd January

Careers Fair

Wednesday 29th January

Year 9 Options Information Evening – 6.00pm

Wednesday 5th February

Year 11 Parents’ Evening 3.00pm-6.00pm

Tuesday 11th,Thursday 13th and Tuesday 25thFebruary

Year 7 Liverpool University Visit

Wednesday 12th February

Year 8 Parents’ Evening

 

Kindest regards

Mrs Adams - Head of School

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