Weekly News Bulletin: 15 June 2015

Last day of term – Tuesday 21st July 2015
Please be aware on the last day of term students will finish school at 1pm and the school buses will take students home at this time.
Mr S Knight – Headteacher

Rewards Trips
Students’ behaviour, attendance and effort data has been analysed by their Director of Learning and emails have been sent to notify parents and students of their eligibility for the rewards trips on Monday 20th July.

In order to calculate the cost of each trip, it is essential that we know the numbers of student choices.  All eligible students will be sent an electronic survey via their school g-mail account to select their first and second choice.  Students must log in and make their choices no later than Friday 19th June.  After this date, we will assume that a nil response indicates that they do not wish to participate in the trips this year and will attend school as normal on the 20th July.  If for any reason they are unable to log in to their school g-mail account they must notify a member of the school network team or their DoL, who will ensure their choices are recorded.  Students can choose from five trips:

  • Thorpe Park
  • Harry Potter Studios
  • Colchester Zoo
  • Paintball
  • Westfield Shopping Centre

We anticipate that the trips will range in cost from £15 to £25; but will have accurate costings once the student surveys have been completed.

If you have any questions regarding the rewards trips, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Director of Learning.
Mr S Emberton – Assistant Headteacher

Meghan Maybanks
We are delighted to announce that Meghan Maybanks in 9TK who has been selected to swim for the East Division of the English Schools’ Swimming Association at their National Championships in Sunderland at the end of this month.  The East Division comprises of the counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.  We wish Meghan every success at the Championships.
Mr S Knight – Headteacher

Bishop’s Stortford & District Rounders
The Bishop’s Stortford & District Rounders takes place next week. There is a change to the venue from previous years.  It will take place at Bishop’s Stortford College with a 2.30pm start.

The dates are as follows:

U12 & 14 Rounders -Tuesday 16th June
U13 & U15 Rounders – Thursday 18th June

Miss L Booth – Head of PE

North-West Essex Schools Athletics Championship
The North-West Essex Schools Athletics Championship will be held at Tabor Academy next Wednesday 17th June.   Team sheets will be placed on the PE noticeboards and letters will be given to students who have been selected to compete at this event this week.  Please return the permission slip at the bottom of the letter by Tuesday 16th June.

The event is for the whole day and students are required to meet at school at 8.45am and will leave school at 9.00am prompt.  Transport is provided both to and from the venue.  Students need to bring drink, food and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions, as there will be times when they are not performing.  Students should wear their school PE kit and trainers.
Miss A Diss – PE Department

KS3 End of Year Science Exam
On Thursday 2nd July 2015 all Year 8 students will sit a final KS3 Science exam which will help to determine their sets for next year.  The exam will take place in the exam hall during Period 3.

Students need to revise all Year 7 and Year 8 work.  They will receive a hard copy list of the topics they should revise and you can access an electronic copy on the school VLE (go to ‘Resource Centre’ icon then the ‘School’ tab at the top.  Go to Biology and Key Stage 3).  Suggested revision resources include: students own exercise books, KS3 revision guides for Science available from booksellers such as WHSmith, Amazon and BBC bitesize.

Equipment needed for the exam will be a black pen, pencil, ruler and calculator.
Mrs L Takle – Science

Information from Careers
For parents of students in Years 10, 11 & 6th Form
If any of your children are interested in doing any voluntary work with animals, either for pure interest or to count towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award, can I please pass on the website for the Rabbit Residence Rescue based in Great Chishill near Royston, Cambridgeshire.  They are a registered charity working to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home rabbits, and have around 200 in their care at any one time.  They would welcome students at any time of year, weekends or school holidays; there is always plenty to do.

Their website for volunteering is:  http://www.rabbitresidence.org.uk/volunteer.html

Their main email address is:  rabbit_residence@hotmail.com

Mrs P Abbott – Careers Coordinator

All the careers related events advertised, or information given, on this site is done so in good faith and for general information purposes only.  Please note the school is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Vacancy
Chartwells, our catering contractors have a vacancy for a catering assistant from September 2015.  20 hours per week, term time only.  Please email Jackie Holdsworth at 61677@compass-group.co.uk  for an application form.
Mrs J Holdsworth – Catering Manager