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June 2022

Parental Bulletin w/e 24.6.22

2022-06-24T14:41:51+01:00

24.6.22 Train to Teach with Woodrush SchoolPARENTAL BULLETIN – 24 JUNE 2022

 

MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER

Dear Parents/Carers

This week at Trinity, students have been busy completing their end-of-year exams and taking part in a wide array of different extra-curricular activities. There have been Duke of Edinburgh preparations, cricket, rounders and a school trip to the Big Bang Fair, to name but just a few of the events. Building our Broadening Horizons programme for next year remains one of our priorities. This is an area where all schools lost momentum during the pandemic and I am delighted to announce that next year our programme will include at least one significant cultural capital experience per term for Year 9 and 10, as well as some fantastic school trips to Holland, Barcelona and the Battlefields in France. Our House System and Extra-Curricular programmes are already bursting at the seams with events that will suit all interests; it is going to be a very exciting year!!

This week we say farewell to our Year 11 and 13 cohorts. We wish them all the best for the future, and we look forward to you keeping in touch and sharing your success stories with us.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mr Ford

Headteacher

 

LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT

The Languages Department are very excited to be hosting two transition days with both Birchensale and Woodfield in early July. Year 8 students will be spending the morning at Trinity; getting to know the MFL department, participating in a Year 9 lesson and enjoying some French and Spanish snacks! We look forward to meeting the students before they start with us fully in September!

 

PYRAMID CONCERT

Trinity Pyramid Summer Concert – Friday 1st July 6pm @ Trinity High School Main Hall. To purchase tickets please follow the link below

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/worcestershire/trinity-high-school-and-sixth-form-centre-main-hall/trinity-summer-pyramid-concert-2022/e-yvkakd

DOFE

Bronze DofE Assessed Expedition Mon 4th – Wed 6th July

Silver DofE Assessed Expedition Mon 4th – Thurs 7th July

All students will need to collect their rucksacks from the DofE cupboard next week. Year 10 students come to school on Mon 4th in their DofE clothes and drop their rucksacks off in the Main Hall in the morning.

 

FREE SANITARY PROTECTION FOR PE

Packs of sanitary towels and tampons have been offered and are now available, free of charge, during PE lessons for Year 9 & 10 students. If any further supplies are needed, please ask students to come to Pitstop.

ESPORTS

Some 73 million people watched the League of Legends 2021 World Championship Final, which, for context, is around three-quarters of the total audience for that year’s NFL Super Bowl. So Esports is demonstrably growing in popularity and credibility, in fact, video gaming will feature in next month’s Commonwealth Games as a pilot scheme, with a view to becoming a full medal event for 2026. If we’re to see future generations of youngsters being encouraged to become esports competitors (instead of, say, footballers, swimmers or cricketers), then parents, carers and teachers will be required to become familiar with the possible pitfalls. This week’s #WakeUpWednesday guide brings you the need-to-know basics of professional esports. Please see atttached for more information.

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Our latest Photography Competition, open to all students, is now live on the Hub, Everything Arts. The theme is simply ‘NO FILTER’, so it can be any theme, but strictly UNEDITED! Deadline 8th July 2022.

 

CAREERS EVENT

You are cordially invited to a 16+Careers and Progression Pathways Evening on Tuesday 12th July at Trinity High School Main Hall at 6.00pm. The event is to explain about the different options and choices your child has beyond Year 11. It will include information about colleges, apprenticeships, T Levels and Trinity High School’s own Sixth Form. There will be a chance to ask questions and collect relevant literature.

 

OLD PE KIT DONATION REQUEST

Request for any redundant PE kit lying around to be considered for donation to our PE Department. Either to be dropped off at reception or students welcome to drop off at the PE Department whilst in school. All donations will be gratefully received.

LOST PROPERTY

The items on the attachment are currently in our lost property box. If you recognise any of the items, please send your child to student services where they can claim the item. We also have several different pieces of jewellery to be collected. Any items that are not collected by the end of term will be taken to the local charity shop. Please see the attached.

In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘SEEK’ If you ‘seek’ something you try to find or obtain it. But it doesn’t have to be something you have lost, it is often used to describe people trying to improve their lives or start something new. If you are in an ambitious community like a school where everyone wants to do well, then those who do not seek new challenges are suddenly the exception and not the norm. They get left behind. ‘Seeking’ a new direction for yourself might be scary. That doesn’t mean you should give up. There might be barriers, such as gender or peer pressure, but those who ‘seek’ to achieve a goal in spite of these, become life’s winners. We use ‘seek’ as a verb.

Here are some ways you could use the word:

“I want to seek new challenges and experiences,” said the student heading to university for the first time.

“…seek and ye shall find;” – quote from the Bible.

Where does it come from?

Old English sēcan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zieken and German suchen, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin sagire ‘perceive by scent’.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

27 June Y10 & Y12 End of Year Exams start
1 July Y11 Prom at The Limes
1 July Pyramid Concert
21 July School breaks up for Summer Holidays
5 Sept Teacher Training Day – school closed to students
6 Sept Teacher Training Day – school closed to students
7 Sept Return to school at 08.45am

24.6.22 Train to Teach with Woodrush School

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Parental Bulletin w/e 17.6.22

2022-06-17T13:51:44+01:00

PARENTAL BULLETIN – 17 JUNE 2022

 

MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER

Dear Parents/Carers

I hope you have all enjoyed the first real taste of summer this week!! At Trinity, it has been another fantastic week of summer term and it is always one of the favourite parts of my week when I get to share some of the highlights with you. Over the past few days, I have shown a number of visitors around the school and on every occasion the feedback was similar and mentioned how polite, well-mannered and smart our students were, how engaged they were in their learning and how welcoming our staff are. It is obviously wonderful to receive this kind of validation from external visitors and everyone associated with the school should be immensely proud of their contributions.

This week it was great to see so many students involved in activities after school, particularly our outdoor activities that took place in the sunshine. Students were thoroughly enjoying themselves. It is a tough time of year for many of our students as end of year assessments loom for Years 10 and 12 and formal external examinations continue for Years 11 and 13. Our extra-curricular programme is therefore designed as a bit of welcome relief from studying; it is the place for students to be to unwind from the exam pressures, enjoy themselves and develop wider skills and attributes. At Trinity, we place great importance on participation in the wider life of school as that is often where a lot of the memorable experiences take place. The planning for next years ‘broadening horizons programme’ is well under way and I assure you that there will be something for everyone!!

If students haven’t done so already, please ensure that you are all sorted for Activities Week. Mr Earles and his team have been busy organising an action-packed week of enrichment activities to end the school year and we do not want any students missing out. If parents/carers need to sort out their son/daughter’s activity, please contact [email protected]

Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to next week’s update.

Mr Ford

Headteacher

 

WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TWITCH

Please familiarise yourself over the latest Gaming trend with the attached poster.

 

ENCHANTED RIVERSIDE WALK

A magical evening at Worcestershire Cricket Club on Saturday 25th June to raise funds for childhood cancer. Please see attached.

 

MORRISONS – ASK FOR SANDY

For Period Poverty help – please see the attached flyer. Please remember sanitary products can be sought in the Medical Bay at Trinity High School.

KEY DATES FOR Y12

Please see attached.

 

OLD PE KIT DONATION REQUEST

Request for any redundant PE kit lying around to be considered for donation to our PE Department. Either to be dropped off at reception or students welcome to drop off at the PE Department whilst in school. All donations will be gratefully received.

LOST PROPERTY

The items on the attachment are currently in our lost property box. If you recognise any of the items, please send your child to student services where they can claim the item. We also have several different pieces of jewellery to be collected. Any items that are not collected by the end of term will be taken to the local charity shop. Please see the attached.

PARENTS INFORMATION EVENING FOR CURRENT YEAR 10 STUDENTS

Tuesday 12th July – 6.00pm – Main Hall

This meeting is to explain all the different pathways beyond Year 11 and accompanying opportunities for the students when they leave the school in the summer of 2023. There will be a presentation with Q & A and Mr Petit will present information about our Sixth Form. Information booklets will be available to take home. There will also be an assembly where information is given to students so that they can start to plan and think about what they want to do and where they wish to go.

In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘GRAPPLE’ – If you ‘grapple’ with something, you struggle to figure out what you should do. The famous ‘House of Wonders’ on the island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania. For years the museum’s owner ‘grappled’ with the problems of how to look after the building. They took too long and with no support? Well… Then there is Adele who recently she talked about how much she had ‘grappled’ with the problems in her marriage, and whether or not to use those in her music. Perhaps her child would feel let down. Was she being too ambitious? Selfish even? … Grapple can also mean to engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle. Also, an archaic word for: to seize or hold something (a grappling hook).

Here are some ways you could use the word:

“The town of Tewkesbury is still grappling with the long-term problems associated with flooding.”

“The commentators grappled with the issue of who was better? Manchester City or Liverpool? The answer of course was neither.”

Where does it come from?

Middle English (as a noun denoting a grappling hook): from Old French grapil, from Provençal, diminutive of grapa ‘hook’, of Germanic origin; related to grape. The verb dates from the mid-16th century.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

21 June Y12 UCAS & Apprenticeships Fayre NEC
23 June GCSE Exams finish
27 June Y10 & Y12 End of Year Exams start
1 July Y11 Prom at The Limes
1 July Pyramid Concert
21 July School breaks up for Summer Holidays
5 Sept Teacher Training Day – school closed to students
6 Sept Teacher Training Day – school closed to students
7 Sept Return to school at 08.45am

17.6.22 Ask for SANDY

17.6.22 Enchanted Riverside Walk_

17.6.22 What Parents Need to Know about Twitch

17.6.22 Key Dates for Y12

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Parental Bulletin w/e 10.6.22

2022-06-10T13:54:05+01:00

PARENTAL BULLETIN – 10 JUNE 2022

 

MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you all had a relaxing half term break and enjoyed the wonderful Platinum Jubilee celebrations across the latter half of the holiday.

May I start by thanking parents/carers for your support with ensuring that students understand our basic expectations around uniform and punctuality. Students have been simply fabulous this week; they look incredibly smart and the small punctuality issue that we had before half term is disappearing. I really appreciate being able to work together in partnership to ensure we are able to offer an exceptional education to every student.

This week we also launched our new school values with our students. Trinity High School is a school built around a big HEART and it is this word that we wanted to play on to capture the values that will drive our work. HEART stands for Happiness, Excellence, Ambition, Respect and Tolerance. I don’t know of many schools who have HAPPINESS as a core value which is surprising as it is the most important thing to promote in a big organisation such as ours. If happiness is present, then success will follow!

We continue to be in awe of our Year 11 and 13 students who are approaching their exams with maturity and diligence. If any students need anything all to support them then please let us know.

I look forward to updating you next week.

Mr Ford

 

OLD PE KIT DONATION REQUEST

Request for any redundant PE kit lying around to be considered for donation to our PE Department. Either to be dropped off at reception or students welcome to drop off at the PE Department whilst in school. All donations will be gratefully received.

LOST PROPERTY

The items on the attachment are currently in our lost property box. If you recognise any of the items, please send your child to student services where they can claim the item. We also have several different pieces of jewellery to be collected. Any items that are not collected by the end of term will be taken to the local charity shop. Please see the attached.

BRONZE DUKE OF EDINBURGH

Friday 10th June lunchtime meeting in the Drama Studio for all Bronze DofE students. After school training will begin next week and all students will be expected to attend.

PARENTS INFORMATION EVENING FOR CURRENT YEAR 10 STUDENTS

Tuesday 12th July – 6.00pm – Main Hall

This meeting is to explain all the different pathways beyond Year 11 and accompanying opportunities for the students when they leave the school in the summer of 2023. There will be a presentation with Q & A and Mr Petit will present information about our Sixth Form. Information booklets will be available to take home. There will also be an assembly where information is given to students so that they can start to plan and think about what they want to do and where they wish to go.

REDDITCH LIBRARY CINEMA CLUB

Please see attached poster.

In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘EXECUTE’ – If you ‘execute’ an idea or plan, it is NOTHING to do with stopping it. In fact, the word means that you actually DO it. It’s happening. All your ambitions and plans – big or small – if you ‘execute’ them then you are making them a reality.

It might days minutes, hours, days or even years. But all plans require ‘execution’ to become a reality. And if you are going to dream, then you might as well dream BIG!

Here are some ways you could use the word:

“The businesswoman executed a number of clever deals to make sure her product was in every supermarket.”

“Last year’s Strictly Come Dancing winners had to execute their final dance with precision.”

Where does it come from?

Late Middle English: from Old French executer, from medieval Latin executare, from Latin exsequi ‘follow up, punish’, from ex- ‘out’ + sequi ‘follow’.ate Middle English (also in the sense ‘surpass, be superior to’): from Old French surmonter.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

21 June Y12 UCAS & Apprenticeships Fayre NEC
23 June GCSE Exams finish
27 June Y10 & Y12 End of Year Exams start
1 July Y11 Prom at The Limes
1 July Pyramid Concert
21 July School breaks up for Summer Holidays
5 Sept Teacher Training Day – school closed to students
6 Sept Teacher Training Day – school closed to students
7 Sept Return to school at 08.45am

10.6.22 LOST PROPERTY

10.6.22 Redditch Library Cinema Club

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May 2022

Parental Bulletin w/e 20.5.22

2022-05-20T14:37:38+01:00

PARENTAL BULLETIN – 20 MAY 2022

 

MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER

This week has been all about the start of exam season at Trinity. I think I speak on behalf of all of the staff when I mention how impressed we have been with the Year 11 and 13’s approach to the exams. We couldn’t be prouder of the mature approach that they’ve demonstrated, and we are hopeful this translates to success later in the summer. The most important messages for our exam students are stick at it, use the support in school and you can absolutely do this!

This week we have also received some great news that two of our bids for improvements to our site have been successful. We are deeply committed to ensuring our learning environment is exceptional for our students hence our delight when we received the news that funding to repair the Science/Technology block roof and funds to replace the windows in the dining hall and gym had been secured. We will let you know in due course when these works will commence.

As we approach the last week of term, please can we ask for your continued support in ensuring your son/daughter’s uniform is impeccable and they have all necessary items. If you need any support with this, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your ongoing support.

Mr Ford

 

SUMMER PREPARATIONS

A quick reminder that your child needs to come to school with a water bottle that can be refilled at any point, not in lesson time, as well as sun protection. If your child suffers with hay fever, please can they have medication prior to coming to school or if need be, complete a consent form for the school to administer antihistamine.

OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

We have had a few complaints, about poor behaviour, from members of the public regarding Trinity students whilst travelling to and from school (while in uniform).   This has included vaping on buses and in the Kingfisher Centre, this is not acceptable.  Please remind your child about ‘respecting’ everyone when travelling to and from school, and as in uniform, they are ambassadors of our school.

 

SMOKING AND VAPING

Smoking and Vaping – All smoking paraphernalia is prohibited in school. This includes vapes. Any smoking paraphernalia will be confiscated, and consequences issued. Our behaviour policy states that a ‘serious offence’ can be: Bringing into school any harmful or illegal substances, including legal highs, alcohol, tobacco, matches
and lighters, electronic cigarettes, e-shisha pens, e-liquids (both nicotine and nicotine free).

PARENTS INFORMATION EVENING FOR CURRENT YEAR 10 STUDENTS

Tuesday 12th July – 6.00pm – Main Hall

This meeting is to explain all the different pathways beyond Year 11 and accompanying opportunities for the students when they leave the school in the summer of 2023. There will be a presentation with Q & A and Mr Petit will present information about our Sixth Form. Information booklets will be available to take home. There will also be an assembly where information is given to students so that they can start to plan and think about what they want to do and where they wish to go.

In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘SURMOUNT’ – If you ‘wave your white flag’ it means you have given up. We call this type of saying an IDIOM. Rather than giving up you might instead ‘surmount’ the problem or issue that you are facing. To ‘surmount’ something means to overcome it.

You will not let it stop you from achieving your goals or ambitions. We use ‘surmount’ as a VERB.

Here are some ways you could use the word:

“Good teachers always encourage their students to surmount their challenges.”

“In learning Spanish, I hope to surmount any language barriers when I move to South America to work and study.”

Where does it come from?

Late Middle English (also in the sense ‘surpass, be superior to’): from Old French surmonter.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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
21 June Y12 UCAS & Apprenticeships Fayre NEC
23 June GCSE Exams finish
27 June Y10 & Y12 End of Year Exams start
1 July Y11 Prom at The Limes

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Parental Bulletin

2022-05-16T14:18:58+01:00

PARENTAL BULLETIN – 13 MAY 2022

 

MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER

It has been another action-packed week at Trinity High School. There has been a palpable ‘buzz’ around the school as the summer term curriculum and enrichment programme really kicked into full swing! In the classroom, students worked hard across all curriculum areas, and I had the pleasure of showing parents around the school as part of the ‘Meet the New Headteacher’ offer. Parents were delighted with the calm, purposeful learning that they witnessed. If any parents would like to meet and visit the school, then please contact us and I would be delighted to meet you. The Year 11 and 13 students also made their final preparations for the start of exam season next week. On behalf of the whole Trinity family, we wish every student sitting examinations the very best of luck.

This week also saw the relaunch of our wonderful House System following the pandemic break. A house system in any school always brings healthy competition and a further ‘family’ to belong to within the wider school community. Students and staff can’t wait to immerse themselves in the calendar of house events that are planned culminating in our Sports Day later this summer term.

May I take the opportunity to remind parents/carers of a few school rules that enable our school community to run effectively;

  • Can I make a plea to parents that pick their son/daughter up at the Easemore Road gates to avoid parking outside or near the gates before 2.45pm. If possible, can you arrange to meet your child down the road a little to avoid the congestion and access issues that we are currently experiencing. I would be most grateful.
  • One of the most important elements of our school code of conduct – GET IT RIGHT is IMMACULATE UNIFORM. Please can I remind parents/carers that black school shoes, and a school tie are compulsory items of uniform. Most students look absolutely immaculate but a very, very small minority of pupils seem to be short of these two items. We will carry a small stock of uniform for students to borrow but can parents/carers support us by ensuring that their son/daughter leaves for school in immaculate uniform. If you need support with uniform, please contact the relevant Head of Year and we will be delighted to support you.
  • Following two incidents of physical assault in my first week at the school, I have introduced a NO NEGATIVE TOUCH rule. This is a rule that exists at many high performing schools around the country and helps pupils understand the clear rules on negative physical behaviour before, during and after school. Physical incidents are rare and hopefully this rule will prevent any incidents altogether. I would really appreciate parents/carers supporting us by reinforcing this rule at home.

Kind regards

Mr Ford

 

VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMME

Mr Ford has been delivering violence prevention assemblies for Years 9 and 10.  Content included has been victim impact, choices and consequences and reputational damage.  Please talk to your child about what has been discussed in order to support them in making positive choices; this includes a negative touch message.  At Trinity High School we do not expect students to jump upon each other, push, shove or fight.

YEAR 11 & 13 REVISION

A reminder that all parents/carers should have received an email with the link for revision strategies. Your child will have also been given a revision booklet. https://youtu.be/L4XVGPr_gSk

YEAR 11 PROM

Please remember that any Year 11 students wishing to attend Prom should make their payments through MCAS on Bromcom. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish all Year 11 students the very best of luck in their exams, which are due to start on Monday 16th May.

UNIFORM

A polite reminder that full school uniform is: – shoes that can be polished, shirt, tie, skirt or trousers, blazer, no jeans and no piercings. With the warmer weather approaching, please note that coats and sports tops are not be worn. As usual no hoodies are allowed in school.

SANITARY PRODUCTS

Please remind female students that THS has a large supply of sanitary products that are free for student use.  Please go to Heads of Year, Student Services or Pitstop to pick up some supplies.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Group Training Association are organising an Apprenticeship Open Event. Please see attached 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.

·      a high temperature or shivering
  • a headache
  • a new continuous cough
  • a sore throat
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste
  • a blocked or runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • a loss of appetite
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • diarrhoea
  • an aching body
  • feeling sick or being sick

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.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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

13.5.22 HWGTA Open Events A3 Worcester (1)

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2022-05-06T13:46:59+01:00

PARENTAL BULLETIN – 6 MAY 2022

 

MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER

It has been another superb week at Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre and considering it has only been a four-day week, the staff have, as always, gone the extra mile to provide rich and varied opportunities for the students. This week many students have immersed themselves in the wider life of school displaying incredibly intellectual debating skills at the Politics and Debating Club’s referendum, scientific enquiry skills at STEM club and athletic prowess in this week’s football fixtures against other local schools. This week Miss Nicholson was delighted with how the Spanish speaking exams went, and we are very proud of our Year 11 and 13 students who continue to prepare for their exams in a mature and diligent fashion. May I wish you all a fantastic weekend and I look forward to updating you next week when I will undoubtedly share highly positive news about the school trips that are going out next week as well as our plans to reignite our student councils and leadership teams.

Best regards. Mr Ford.

 

SNUS INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

We wanted to make you aware of a community wide issue with Snus.

Snus — pronounced “snoose,” like “loose” — is a smokeless, moist powder tobacco pouch from Sweden that is placed under the top lip.

Concerns have been raised across the community about the use of nicotine pouches among teenage pupils as an alternative to cigarettes or vaping equipment. Experts generally agree they are less than harmful than cigarette smoking. However, there remain concerns that the pouches could cause serious dental problems, increased heart rate and blood pressure, and even nicotine poisoning if taken in excess.

Snus has been illegal to sell in the European Union since 1992, with the exception of Sweden, where it has been popular for decades. However, tobacco-free nicotine pouches are currently legal for sale in the UK in the shape of minty or flavoured sticks, pellets and strips – making them more attractive to younger users.

These are placed in the mouth inside the cheek or under the top lip and, as you might expect, there are significant health concerns around this, especially given the addictive characteristics of nicotine. The little sachets could possibly pass for mints and are bought online, usually coming in little tins. Many different brands of the pouches are sold online.

Trinity High School’s position will be in accordance with our school behaviour policy and our rules on smoking and vaping.

HOME FIRE SAFETY

Please see flyer attached from Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service

 

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.

·      a high temperature or shivering
  • a headache
  • a new continuous cough
  • a sore throat
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste
  • a blocked or runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • a loss of appetite
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • diarrhoea
  • an aching body
  • feeling sick or being sick

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.

THS EXTRA CURRICULUM

Please find poster attached.

 

In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘DISCRIMINATE’ – If you ‘discriminate’ between things, you try to see a difference between them and then treat them differently. Often this word has negative links, but it doesn’t have to – for example – someone looks a bit tired, looks like they need a good night’s sleep. Should they go to bed earlier and drink some water to stay hydrated (skin would look better too) OR stay up late and drink some energy drinks instead? They need to discriminate and choose a good habit over a bad one. We use ‘discriminate’ as a VERB.

Here are some ways you could use the word:

“When they are first born babies discriminate between different facial expressions.”

“Ronaldo chose to discriminate between Coca-Cola and water after the match, picking water and wiping £5billion dollars off Coca-Cola’s share price.”

Where does it come from?

early 17th century: from Latin discriminat- ‘distinguished between’, from the verb discriminare, from discrimen ‘distinction’, from the verb discernere

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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

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April 2022

Parental Bulletin

2022-04-01T14:42:26+01:00

PARENTAL BULLETIN – 1 APRIL 2022

 

YEAR 10 PARENTS’ EVENING – THURSDAY 7TH APRIL

Due to the rising cases of Covid in our community, the Year 10 Parents’ Evening next week has been changed to online only. You will have received a separate email regarding this. Any slots already booked for face-to-face will automatically revert to an online appointment, so no need to re-book in that instance.

 

DOFE PRACTICE EXPEDITION

Bronze and Silver DofE Practice Expedition Monday 4th – Wednesday 6th April. All students need to come to school in their DofE clothes and take their DofE rucksacks to the Main Hall before registration. They will attend all lessons up to lunchtime and we will be leaving school at approx 2.30pm. We return to school on Wednesday 6th approx 5.00pm. More info on arrival time on twitter @THS_DofE

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS – EASTER ACTIVITIES

Free Easter holiday activities and food targeted at children who are entitled to free school meals or who’s families are just about managing. Below is a link for their webpage which has more information on activities available and links to those individual providers who are delivering over Easter. Some activities will require a voucher code to be used in order to book a free place, those are listed below for anyone who claims free school meals.

https://www.redditchbc.gov.uk/things-to-do/active-redditch/sports-and-activities/holiday-activity-food-for-redditch.aspx

Voucher codes:                 Learn to Swim course – EASTERLEARN2SWIM

Inflatable Fun Swim – EASTERFUNSWIM

Sports Camp – EASTERSPORTSCAMP

Junior Gym – EASTERJUNIORGYM

Wizard of Oz – EASTERPANTO

 

RAMADAN 2022

The holy month of Ramadan marks a four-week period of fasting for Muslims around the world. This year Ramadan in the UK will start on Saturday 2nd April and ending on Sunday, 1st May. We would like to wish all of our families Ramadan Mubarak. A reminder for our Muslim students who are fasting for Ramadan – if you have free school meals then please remember you can use your allowance to purchase drinks and wrapped items which can be taken home for later.

In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘COLLABORATE’ – If you ‘collaborate’ with someone or a process, you work together for the benefit of both (or more) groups.

Your rewards might not be financial or academic, they might be rewards in terms of your wellbeing, fitness or happiness. ‘Collaboration’ is essential to all life on Earth. Including yours. Without the billions of micro-organisms living on you, in you and with you then you would cease to exist. As would all life. We use it as a VERB.

Here are some ways you could use the word:

“The students collaborated together on their performance of The Wiz, and became good friends in the process!”

“During the war these prisoners collaborated with our enemies!”, explained the guard.

Where does it come from?

Late 19th century: from Latin collaborat- ‘worked with’, from the verb collaborare, from col- ‘together’ + laborare ‘to work’.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

7 April Y10 Parents’ Evening
8 April School closes for Easter Holidays
25 April School re-opens to students at 08.45am
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

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March 2022

Parental Bulletin

2022-03-18T14:31:03+00:00

PARENTAL BULLETIN – 18 MARCH 2022

 

APPOINTMENTS/ABSENCE

Please can parents/carers ensure they notify the school, as far in advance as possible, about medical appointments and ensure your child brings a copy of the appointment letter or slip to Student Services so that attendance can be marked and updated correctly. Could we also remind parents that they must inform school each day of their child’s absence.

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERS’ ADVICE FOR PARENTS/CARERS FOR SCREEN & SOCIAL MEDIA USE

Please find poster attached.

SUE’S EMOTIONAL RUCKSACK

Please see attached poster for positive ways of dealing with children.

ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS

Please find poster attached.

“WIZ” SCHOOL PRODUCTION

Please find poster attached.

 

HOLYOAKES FIELD FIRST SCHOOL VACANCY

Holyoakes Field First School are looking for cleaners. It’s 2 hours per day between 3.00pm – 5.30pm. Anyone interested should email the Business Manager, Debbie Roberts at [email protected]

 

LFTs

We are now in receipt of new stock of LFTs. If you require any, please ask your child to either visit their Head of Year or go to Student Reception. Alternatively, you could email [email protected] to arrange getting tests to your child. Please note, we no longer test at school. All tests should be undertaken at home. Any positives should be reported to [email protected]

 

In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘NAVIGATE’ – If you ‘navigate’ something, you find a way through it.

We often associate the word with maps or directions, but do you use a map every day? Probably not I hope!

It is the process of gaining understanding, to process an instruction or an offer.

Humans use language and speech to do these more than anything else.

We use it as a VERB.

Here are some ways you could use the word:

“The students navigated their way through the tricky pages of the textbook.”

“The new children navigated their way towards the adults who spoke the same language.”

Where does it come from?

Middle English (formerly also as inhance): from Anglo-Norman French enhauncer, based on Latin in- (expressing intensive force) + altus ‘high’. The word originally meant ‘elevate’ (literally and figuratively), later ‘exaggerate, make appear greater’, also ‘raise the value or price of something’. Current senses date from the early 16th century.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

28 March Y10/12 Reports
30 March – 1 April School Production of “The Wiz”
7 April Y10 Parents’ Evening
8 April School closes for Easter Holidays
25 April School re-opens to students at 08.45am

18.3.22 Screen & Social Media Advice from CMO

18.3.22 Sue’s Emotional Rucksack

18.3.22 MGTS Redditch Engineering Apprenticeship Open Event Poster 22.3.22 (1) (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Parental Bulletin

2022-03-11T12:35:16+00:00

PARENTAL BULLETIN – 11 MARCH 2022

 

UKRAINE DONATIONS

We are collecting any contributions listed in the attached poster. Donations to be given to Form Tutors. We will be delivering our first batch next Friday 18th March. Thank you in anticipation of all kind donations.

 

“WIZ” SCHOOL PRODUCTION

Please find poster attached.

 

THINKING OF YOUR CHILD GETTING A PART TIME JOB?

Please find a leaflet attached outlining the dos and don’ts.

CHILD EMPLOYMENT

Information for parents/carers:

  • always ensure that if your child works, they have a valid work permit
  • if your child does not have a work permit then they are illegally employed and are not covered by the employer’s insurance
  • always ask to see a copy of the risk assessment so that you are fully aware of the duties your child will be undertaking to ensure that your child’s safety and welfare have been considered
  • if your child is asked to work hours in excess of those agreed, notify the Child Employment Office
  • remember your child will not be insured if they work outside of the times granted by the Child Employment Office
  • if you feel your child is carrying out duties outside of those agreed or you have concerns about their safety or welfare at the place of employment, then notify the Child Employment Office
  • as the parent or carer, you should ensure that your child does not work without a work permit
  • if the Child Employment Office notifies you that the work permit has been revoked, you will be informed of the reason
  • if you allow your child to carry on working without the permit, both you and the employer will be held responsible

if your child fails to attend school on a regular basis a work permit will not be issued, and your child will be unable to undertake part-time work.

Y9 SCIENCE COMPETITION

British Science week starts today, (11th March – 20th March), and our Science department is running a poster competition. Deadline is Friday 1st April to Mrs Duggins in Room 51. Top 5 will win a prize and be submitted to the national competition. Poster attached.

 

THS VACANCIES

We currently have vacancies for Exam Invigilators for exams each year for December, January, May and June.

Temporary casual part-time posts to supervise students under examination conditions.  Training and support will be provided.  Casual contract at £9.50 per hour. Please download all details and application form from our website: https://www.trinity.worcs.sch.uk/non-teaching/  Only applications received on the school’s application form will be accepted.  Please do not send CV’s.  Please return your application to us preferably by e-mail to: [email protected]

HOLYOAKES FIELD FIRST SCHOOL VACANCY

Holyoakes Field First School are looking for cleaners. It’s 2 hours per day between 3.00pm – 5.30pm. Anyone interested should email the Business Manager, Debbie Roberts at [email protected]

 

LFTs

We are now in receipt of new stock of LFTs. If you require any, please ask your child to either visit their Head of Year or go to Student Reception. Alternatively, you could email [email protected] to arrange getting tests to your child. Please note, we no longer test at school. All tests should be undertaken at home. Any positives should be reported to [email protected]

 

In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘ENHANCE’ – If you ‘enhance’ something, you make it better. You might make something more intense, there might be more of it, it might be better quality than before and ultimately it might be more valuable – financially or sentimentally.

In any case – it will have been ‘enhanced’. We use it as a VERB.

Here are some ways you could use the word:

“The new wallpaper really enhanced the strong light coming in from the window.”

“This player will enhance any football team in the land!” stated Bosko Balaban’s agent.

Where does it come from?

Middle English (formerly also as inhance ): from Anglo-Norman French enhauncer, based on Latin in- (expressing intensive force) + altus ‘high’. The word originally meant ‘elevate’ (literally and figuratively), later ‘exaggerate, make appear greater’, also ‘raise the value or price of something’. Current senses date from the early 16th century.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

28 March Y10/12 Reports
30 March – 1 April School Production of “The Wiz”
7 April Y10 Parents’ Evening
8 April School closes for Easter Holidays
25 April School re-opens to students at 08.45am

 

11.3.22 Science Poster competition

11.3.22 WCC_Thinking_of_getting_a_part_time_job_leaflet

11.3.22 Wiz Poster

11.3.22 Ukraine Donations Poster

 

 

 

 

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2022-03-04T14:44:12+00:00

PARENTAL BULLETIN – 4 MARCH 2022

 

THS VACANCIES

We currently have vacancies for Exam Invigilators for exams each year for December, January, May and June.

Temporary casual part-time posts to supervise students under examination conditions.  Training and support will be provided.  Casual contract at £9.50 per hour. Please download all details and application form from our website: https://www.trinity.worcs.sch.uk/non-teaching/  Only applications received on the school’s application form will be accepted.  Please do not send CV’s.  Please return your application to us preferably by e-mail to: [email protected]

HOLYOAKES FIELD FIRST SCHOOL VACANCY

Holyoakes Field First School are looking for cleaners. It’s two hours per day between 3.00pm – 5.30pm. Anyone interested should email the Business Manager, Debbie Roberts at [email protected]

 

Y13 VIRTUAL PARENTS’ EVENING

Thursday 10th March 4.00 – 6.20pm. Bookings are now live. You can find a guide on our website under Parents/Parents’ Evening/Video Parents’ Evening or please use this link to our website to book your slot and to remember to use the same to log in on the evening too. https://www.trinity.worcs.sch.uk/video-parents-evening/

DofE

DofE Information Evening on Wednesday 9th March at 6.00pm in the Dining Hall. All parents with children doing DofE are welcome. Reply slips need to be returned to Miss Lyons as soon as possible.

MUSIC STUDENTS

Year 11 Music students will have their final performance exam on Friday 11th March. They will be given a time slot where they will perform in the Main Hall in front of a small audience. The Music department will be open to these students only all next week during lunch and afterschool for extra practice. Good luck to all of you.

FOOD PRACTICALS

Food students have practical exams next week, they will have two hours to prepare, cook and present a dish. If there are any issues with getting ingredients, please let Mrs Cadman know as soon as possible at [email protected] Students should check their Teams for their specific day.

CAREERS

Any parent who was unable to book an appointment at the Year 11 Parents’ Evening for Careers – please email Mrs Laxton at [email protected] with your questions or concerns.

CAREERS ROADSHOW

Unsure about what to do after leaving school? Please see the attached poster for dates and locations.

LFTs

We are now in receipt of new stock of LFTs. If you require any, please ask your child to either visit their Head of Year or go to Student Reception. Alternatively, you could email [email protected] to arrange getting tests to your child. Please note, we no longer test at school. All tests should be undertaken at home. Any positives should be reported to [email protected]

 

In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘PRESENT’ – If you ‘present’ something or ‘present’ yourself, you show it to another person or give it to them. We can use this word to describe the impression we make on those around us. We ‘present’ ourselves in a certain way, and this effects the reaction of the other person. This is often in the way we dress. This could be good or bad. When using the word in this way, it is a verb.

Here are some ways you could use the word:

“The old woman presented her war medals with pride to her grandchildren.”

“The school-leaver presented himself as best he could for the job interview. He knew it would make a difference.”

Where does it come from?

Middle English: via Old French from Latin praesent- ‘being at hand’, present participle of praeesse, from prae ‘before’ + esse ‘be’.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

10 March Y13 Parents’ Evening
28 March Y10/12 Reports
30 March – 1 April School Production of “The Wiz”
7 April Y10 Parents’ Evening
8 April School closes for Easter Holidays
25 April School re-opens to students at 08.45am

 

4.3.22 CareersWorce_Roadshows22_A5Leaflet

 

 

 

 

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