Weekly News Bulletin: 23 January 2017

Year 8 (Lukin) Parents Evening
We would like to remind you that the Year 8 (Lukin) Parents’ Evening will take place on Thursday 26th January from 5.00 p.m. until 8.00 p.m.

This will be an opportunity to speak to subject teachers about your son’s/daughter’s academic progress.  Students have been making appointments with their subject teachers and these should be recorded on the relevant page in their Planner.  I would be grateful if you could check with your child that all appointments have been made. Students are expected 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 available in the school car park which can be accessed by turning right at the roundabout at the front of the building.

If you have not already done so, please complete and submit the reply slip contained in our email which was sent last month.

We look forward to meeting you on this occasion.
Mr C Wilkins – Director of Learning Year 8

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Thank you to everyone who supported Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland last week; from family and friends who came to watch a performance to those who were always on hand ready to collect a student after the many rehearsals.  Your support is very much appreciated.

The following unclaimed raffle prizes are ready for collection from Main Reception:

  • Bottle of Wine – ticket 283
  • Chocolates – ticket 250
  • Play-Doh – ticket 236

Please could winners collect their prizes before the end of January.
Mrs S Stewart – Head of Drama

Year 11 are currently studying some of the topics that are new to the 9-1 GCSE in preparation for the mock exams starting on 30th January.   These are the last mock exams we will do in the hall; other mock exams will be sat during lesson time in classes as we approach the summer.

Year 10 students have nearly finished their second set of mock exams.   Once we have gone over them and closed the gap over the papers, we intend to focus on Statistics topics with a view to entering students for the EDEXCDEL GCSE Statistics in the summer this year so that they can get an additional qualification.   A small group of students will be starting morning registration booster sessions next week in D103.

Year 7 – We will be looking at our Year 7 data next week to see which students need some additional support to get back on target.

Intermediate Maths Challenge 2 Feb 2017 – We will be entering some of our best students for this challenge which is a one-hour multiple choice paper on the above date to stretch our most able.
Mr B Birss – Head of Maths

Music Lessons
There are still some spaces available for music lessons this term.  If your son/daughter is interested, please ask them to collect a letter from Mr Charalambous or the Finance team or email us at the following: finance@hrs.education or pcharalambous@hrs.education.

Payments for this term’s lessons are now available on ParentPay.
Thank you.
Finance Department

Bertie Bin Collection
A collection from Bertie Bin has been arranged for Wednesday 17th May.   Bertie will accept all clean clothes, bed linen, towels and bags but is unable to accept slippers, wellington boots, roller skates, single shoes, heavily stained or soiled clothes, pillows, duvets or sleeping bags.  Items can be placed in any suitable bag but please ensure all bags are tied.

Filled bags can go straight into Bertie Bin, which is located opposite D block.
Thank you.
Mrs Michele Romain – Reception

Lost Property
We still have lots of unclaimed lost property.  If your child is missing any items, please ask them to come to Lost Property in Student Reception.
Thank you.
Student Reception

Year 10 Poetry Live! – Wednesday 8th February 2017 (Only 3 spaces left!)
The English Faculty has organised a visit to ‘Poetry Live!’ at the Cambridge Corn Exchange for Year 10 students.  Students will have the opportunity to hear poets from the GCSE Anthology perform their work, take part in discussions on the meanings in the texts and hear advice from an AQA Examiner.

There are only 3 spaces left on the trip and these will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, in order of payment on ParentPay.  The overall cost for this activity is £28.  This includes transport and the entrance fee.  Students will leave school by coach at 9am and will return to school at approximately 4pm.
Miss V Cheyne – Head of English

CRC Construction Careers Day
Cambridge Regional College are holding a Construction Careers Day on Saturday 28th January 9.00am – 3.00pm.  This is an open event, for anyone interested in a career in the Construction industry.

Employers attending the event include: Mick George, Flannery, Lynch, Balfour Beatty, Barhale, A-Plant, Liebherr, Morgan Sindall, Highways England, Walters, Volvo, and Construction Industry Training Board.

Some of the top employers are actively recruiting.  There are openings for trainee Plant Operators, Plant Mechanics, Pipe Fitters, Pipe Layers, and HGV Fitters.   Job hunters will be able to try their hand at various have-a-go activities (according to age) including Flannery excavators and Volvo simulators.  There are also talks from Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Construction Plant-Hire Association (CPA).

Apprenticeships provide practical on-the-job training in the workplace along with one day a week in college.  You’ll be paid a wage during your Apprenticeship and receive the usual benefits of employment, such as holiday pay.

Cambridge Regional College offer courses on; Built-up Felt Roofing, Construction Maintenance, Electrical Installation (Electrician), Painting & Decorating, Plumbing, Trowel Occupations (Brick), Bench Joinery, Site Carpentry and Plant Operations.

All friends and family members are welcome to attend.  Please register your attendance by emailing hwelch@camre.ac.uk or following the link from the College website: www.camre.ac.uk  If you have any questions about the Construction Careers Day, please contact the college on 01223 418778.