Weekly News Bulletin: 8 December 2014

Year 8 Wells Parents’ Evening
Please may I remind Year 8 Parents that the Wells Parents’ Evening will take place on Wednesday 10th December 2014 (Tutor Groups DA, BSA, LI).

Students will be making their Option choices for Year 9 in March next year and this will be an important opportunity to speak to subject teachers about your son’s/daughter’s academic progress.  The students should be making appointments with all their teachers and these will be recorded on the relevant page in their Planner. Students are encouraged to attend the evening with their parents/carers.

Please note that parking is not permitted in the Leisure Centre car park.  There will be spaces in the school car park which can be accessed by turning right at the roundabout at the front of the building.  The PTA committee will be providing refreshments for which there will be a small charge.

A copy of the invitation and reply slip is available on the school website.  We look forward to meeting you at this event.
Miss A Fisher – Director of Learning Year 8 

Christmas Music Concert
Our Christmas Music Concert will take place on Thursday, 18th December at 7.00pm.

Students from all years will be showcasing their talents so please come and join us for a festive evening full of musical entertainment.  The PTA will be selling refreshments and running a licensed bar throughout the evening.

Tickets, priced at £3.00, may be purchased online via ParentPay.  This year we will not be issuing paper tickets so please print your online receipt and bring it to the concert as proof of purchase.
Mr P Charalambous – Head of Music

Information from Careers
Cambridge Regional College are holding an Apprenticeship Open Evening for Parents and Students in Years 11 – 13
Monday 8th December 2014 from 6.00pm – 7.30pm

The venue is:
The Park Restaurant
Cambridge Regional College
Kings Hedges Road
Cambridge CB4 2QT

There will be a short presentation followed by a Q & A session.  Faculty staff and current apprentices will be present to answer questions.

If interested, please pre-register for this event on www.camre.ac.uk/events and click on the Apprenticeship Information for Parents link. They would like to cater for all parents/students attending the event – hot chocolate and a mince pie is mentioned!

Medic Mentor’s Medical Careers Fair
To be held at the University of Hertfordshire on Sunday 5th July 2015
This event is suitable for Years 10-13, and parents are also welcome to attend.

Medic Mentor’s Medical Careers Fair is an annual event for students interested in studying medicine.  Representatives from UK Medical Schools and abroad will be present alongside representatives from various Royal Colleges and Medical Societies, who will be giving careers talks throughout the day.  This is an opportunity for students to:

1. Speak to Admissions Tutors and ask questions
2. Collect prospectuses from Medical Schools all in one day
3. Attend careers talks from high profile Medical Speakers
4. Sign up to Royal Colleges and Societies in order to keep up to date with Medical Events and talks
5. Speak to representatives from various Royal College’s about organising work experience
6. Learn more about access and foundation courses
7. Meet medical students and ask questions about the social side of medical school

Early booking is recommended. Admission to this event is £5 per person and time slots are available during the day.  They ask you to please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

To learn more about the event and place a booking please go to the website: www.medicmentor.org .  From the tab Secondary School Students you will see a link to the Medical Careers Fair booking area.

All the careers related events advertised, or information given, in this Bulletin are done so in good faith and for general information purposes only.  The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a school recommendation for all the content found on these sites.
Mrs P Abbott – Careers Co-ordinator