Weekly News Bulletin: 17 November 2014

Two-week Half-term
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to email me their comments regarding the two-week half-term break.  This feedback will be shared with Governors before a decision is made about next year’s October half-term.  I will communicate this to you in January.
Mr S Knight – Headteacher

Careers Events
Skills London 2014 – ExCel London on Saturday 22nd November
Can I please draw your attention to this free jobs and careers event for 15 to 24 year-olds.

There is a special open day for students and their parents on Saturday 22nd November between 10.0am -4.00pm.  The event showcases the range of jobs and careers opportunities available to them, and features top employers, universities, colleges, apprenticeships, training providers, advisors and loads of other exhibitors.

For more information visit: http://www.skillslondon2014.co.uk 

Is your son or daughter interested in Medical Science, Health, Social Care or Education?
If so, Anglia Ruskin University are holding an Open Day for their new Faculty of Medical Science on Saturday 29th of November, 10am – 2pm at their Chelmsford Campus.

You will be able to meet their academics and attend a Faculty Talk. They have some hands-on activities planned and you will be able to see a simulator suite and gait lab in action. There will be a working ambulance and paramedics on site, as well as a skills showcase.

They have a Paramedic Science course starting in January 2015 and a Nursing intake in March 2015. Attending the Open Day will provide students with a great opportunity to take the first step into a life-changing career.

All information regarding open days can be found at www.anglia.ac.uk/opendays  where students will also be able to register their interest.
Mrs P Abbott – Careers Coordinator

Ski Trip Easter 2015
Places are still available on the ski trip to Austria next Easter.   We depart on the evening of Friday 27th March and return on Saturday April 4th. This trip is for both students who have skied before and for those who have not.  We will be staying just outside Kitzbuhel.  The cost includes all ski hire, lessons, meals in the resort, evening activities, and insurance and transport costs.  The skiing day starts at 8.30am when we head for the slopes. There are good beginner areas and many other slopes for all abilities.  We return to the hotel at about 3.30pm before heading out for the afternoon activity.  This is an action packed week with opportunities for swimming at the Aquarena in Kitzbuhel, 9 pin bowling, experiencing Austrian culture, quiz nights and games evenings.  All of these activities are fully supervised by our staff, who know the resort very well.

This is a successful trip with many students taking part year after year.  The trip costs £890 and application forms are available from Mr P Graves in ICT.  If your son/daughter would like to attend, please make payment for the £200 deposit through the school’s ParentPay system.  Please return the application form to Mr P Graves.
Mr P Graves – Head of ICT

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