PARENTAL BULLETIN – 7 FEBRUARY 2020

ADVICE FROM DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION

I am sure we are all aware of the Coronavirus in the news.  Whilst this is no cause for alarm at the moment, we have received advice from the DfE this week on what action we, as a school, and you as parents, can take. Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.

Specific advice from the DfE for parents/carers is:

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.

There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.  We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half-term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the links below

Latest information and advice can also be found at:

CAREERS

Year 10  There are not many places left for the Worcester Skills Show trip on the 4th March please can you get the replies back to Mrs Laxton as soon as possible or ask for another letter.

PERFORMING ARTS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Thursday 13th February. Tickets on sale in the Finance Office

APPRENTICESHIPS AT THS

We currently have a vacancy for Customer Services/Business Administrator – please visit our website for more details.

In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Word of the week – NORMAL:

  • It is quite normal for cats to sleep a lot in the day (adjective).
  • Her temperature was way above normal (noun).
  • Until the accident he was a normal, everyday young man (adjective).

Vocab Builder Word of the Week: ‘canard’ – noun, a false or incorrectly reported story / rumour.

Quote of the Week: ‘Dreams are necessary to life.’ – Anais Nin, author.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

13 February Y11 & Y13 Reports issued
14 February Teacher Education Day – school closed to students
17-21 February Half Term
24 February School resumes as normal at 08.45am
27 February Y11 Parents’ Evening
4 March DofE Information Evening
5 March Y12 Parents’ Evening
19 March Y10 Parents’ Evening
6-17 April Easter Holidays
20 April School resumes as normal at 08.45am