It is hard co believe it is already the Christmas holiday. “This term seems co have flown by and we have certainly been working hard. I am continually so proud of the achievement of our students and staff. As always, l am graceful for the support we receive from parents and carers and it has been fantastic to see you all at many of our events chis term.
Year 11 have just completed their mock GCSE examinations in the last two weeks and their mature approach co what can be quite daunting has been fantastic. We look forward to them all receiving their mock results in January and wish them the best of luck.
We have also celebrated some fantastic results in rugby, and our netball and football teams continue to improve, playing with tenacity and dedication. The house competition has gathered momentum with Herschel winning the dance and reading competition. We look forward to seeing who wins the forthcoming events next term. A big congratulations to everyone who rook pare.
Our students have also taken part in careers events on Diversity Day and from working with employers from the local area. They also from mock interviews as well as question and answer sessions with a range of people from industry.
We have also opened our doors to our primary partner schools and enjoyed music and technology lessons with year 5&6 pupils. The primary and secondary choir sang beautifully at the Christmas fair and again at the local supermarket raising £65 for charity.
The Royal Navy Cadet unit continues co develop and just this week they visited the elderly at Harton Grange care home co spread festive cheer. In addition, students raised a whopping £800 for Children in Need on non-uniform day and looked wonderful in their headbands and t-shirts.
Lastly, I am delighted that so many of our students have taken part in clubs and interventions and
I hope you enjoy reading all about them in our newsletter. The students have enjoyed learning lots of new skills- even Japanese!
Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.