EID AL FITR
This religious holiday is celebrated by Muslims worldwide where it marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. This will be celebrated by our students and families on Tuesday 3 May. We would like to wish all of our families celebrating Eid Mubarak, and are pleased to authorise the absence on Tuesday for all our families that will be celebrating, and we expect students to return to school on the Wednesday.
MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY
Please note that school is closed this Monday 2nd May.
SUMMER WATER SAFETY WEEK
Please see attached posters for more information.
STUDENT COVID PROCEDURES – SUMMER TERM
Preferred Method – LFT TEST
If your child has any of the following symptoms, we advise them to take a lateral flow test. If you need a pack of LFT tests, please contact your child’s Head of Year.
If your child tests positive on a LFT test, we ask that you advise the Attendance Team via the usual system and keep your child at home for 3 days. If your child is unwell with COVID for longer than 3 days then on occasion, we may ask that you take a PCR to confirm COVID and inform the school of the result.
Alternative Guidance in the case of students having no LFT tests
If it was the case that a family had no access to testing, then the following guidance should be followed;
Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education setting.
Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school, college or childcare, and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend. This should typically be no longer than 3 days.
YEAR 11 AND YEAR 13 STUDENTS COVID GUIDANCE FOR PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS
For those students with examinations in the summer we are awaiting COVID guidance from the government. We will advise parents in due course.
Poster attached for fun days on 1st May, 2nd July and 11th August at Arrow Valley Country Park.
THS EXTRA CURRICULUM
Please find poster attached.
YOUR TURN TO LEARN CAMPAIGN
Adult and Family Community Learning Services Worcestershire ‘Your Turn to Learn’ campaign launched this week – FREE courses for any adult in Worcestershire over the age of 19 years. Delivering a range of courses from:
- Arts & Creative Skills
- Health & Wellbeing
- Family Learning
- Special Needs and Disabilities For more information and to book your place visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/adultlearning.
ADULT LEARNING – WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Welcome to Adult Learning. Discover over 400 courses, ranging from improving your CV, keeping up to date with I.T, and exploring your creative side, learn a new language, improve your health, and much, much more.
In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘PERSEVERE’ – If you ‘persevere’ with something, you keep doing it even if it is hard.
This is what life is like, and the Year 11 and 13 students are about to need lots of ‘perseverance’ over the next few months for their external exams! If you have to ‘persevere’ then you can probably assume the challenge is worthwhile. That is WHY it is hard in the first place. We use it as a VERB.
Here are some ways you could use the word:
“The patient persevered with his treatment, even though it was very tough on his body.”
“Persevere and you will win the match!”, the coach called out to his players.
Where does it come from?
Late Middle English: from Old French perseverer, from Latin perseverare ‘abide by strictly’, from perseverus ‘very strict’, from per- ‘thoroughly’ + severus ‘severe’.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
|2 May||May Day Bank Holiday Monday – school closed|
|3 May||School re-opens to students at 08.45am|
|16 May||GCE & GCSE Exams start|
|27 May||School closes for half-term|
|30 May – 3 June||Half-Term|
|6 June||School re-opens to students at 08.45am|
|6 June||GCE & GCSE Exams resume|
|27 June||Y10 & Y12 End of Year Exams start|