Weekly News Bulletin: 26 January 2015

KS3 Science Exam
The KS3 Science exam will take place during the week beginning 9th February 2015 and students need to revise all Year 7 work as well as Year 8 work covered so far this year.  Students will be given a list of the topics they should revise, this can also be accessed electronically on the school VLE (go to the ‘Resource Centre’ icon then the ‘School’ tab at the top.  Go to Biology and Key Stage 3).
Equipment needed for the exam will be a black pen, pencil, ruler and calculator.
Mrs L Takle – Science

English Intervention Classes
Intervention classes in English are offered as a means to support students to achieve their potential.  Students may be invited either to assist in boosting their progress and confidence, or to provide extension and challenge.
Thank you for your co-operation and support.
Ms V Cheyne – Head of English

Easter 2015 Ski Trip – Parents’ Information Meeting
There will be an information meeting at 5.30pm on Thursday 29th January in AO4 for parents of students attending the ski trip this Easter.  Payment is due by Friday 30th January for those who have already signed up to attend.

There are still some places available on the ski trip to Austria from 2nd April – 10th April.  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.
Mr P Graves – Head of ICT/Trip Organiser

Year 11 Prom Quiz Night – Friday 6th February 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Year 11 parents are invited to attend a quiz night on Friday 6th February 2015 to raise funds for the Year 11 Prom.  Tickets cost £5.00 and further information can be found on the website under the ‘letters for parents’ section.
Mrs B Curran – Director of Learning for Year 11