PARENTAL BULLETIN – 20 JANUARY 2023
MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
Dear Parents and Carers
Thank you for your support and partnership again this week. I know I talk about it all the time, but thank you so, so much for supporting our relentless drive on school attendance. Our attendance figure increased again this week, which demonstrates the power that the partnership between home and school can have on a child’s education. Please continue to endeavour to send your son/daughter to school every day unless they are very unwell.
This week there have been two highlights! The first highlight is that on Thursday, we welcomed Year 9 parents and carers into school for Parents’ Evening, this was a full face-to-face Parents’ Evening run in the traditional format that would have been used before the pandemic. The evening was a huge success and the turnout was excellent for a first Parents’ Evening. We hope that this is the first of many happy Parents’ Evenings.
The second highlight is that we are currently advertising an Assistant Headteacher vacancy and I have had the pleasure of touring the school with a lot of prospective candidates from other schools. Without exception, every candidate who has visited the school so far has passed comment on the happy, positive environment, the excellent behaviour of our students and the warm welcomes that they have received from staff. It has been wonderful to, once again, receive the validation from professionals outside the organisation that Trinity is a fantastic school.
Next week we have all of our normal lessons and extra-curricular clubs and events to look forward to. However, there is always something special happening at Trinity and next week sees the launch of our new BRILLIANT CLUB, the SPANISH FLAMENCO DANCERS return and we have an NHS CAREERS WORKSHOP for students who are considering a career in health and social care.
Please may I take the opportunity to remind parents/carers of the important ingredients to ensure that your son/daughter continues to be successful this term;
Attendance – in our ongoing quest to ensure students enjoy educational success, we must ensure that students attend school every day. Please ensure this is the case. If your son/daughter is unwell, please follow the advice in the Attendance Policy which advises you which conditions constitute your son/daughter missing school.
Uniform – please ensure that your son/daughter has impeccable school uniform with no variations to the published Uniform Policy on our website. May I specifically mention avoiding branded jumpers of any description. Jumpers should be plain black and without a school logo.
Rewards – we are very keen to see as many students achieve awards at our next EXCELLENCE FOR ALL assemblies at the end of Spring Term. Please ensure that you encourage your son/daughter to earn as many house points as possible, as the more house points they earn, the greater the milestone they will achieve.
Mobile Phones – please can parents/carers support us to ensure that our students manage their mobile phones well and comply with our Mobile Phone policy. PLEASE DO NOT PHONE STUDENTS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY AS, THIS MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT TO MANAGE MOBILE PHONE USAGE. IF YOUR SON/DAUGHTER CALLS YOU WITH AN ISSUE, PLEASE DIRECT THEM TO THE RELEVANT HEAD OF YEAR OR PASTORAL MANAGER OR CALL THE SCHOOL AND WE WILL SUPPORT YOU. I WOULD BE SO GRATEFUL FOR THIS SUPPORT FROM OUR PARENT BODY.
Have a fantastic weekend when it comes and thank you for your ongoing support.
Please find the latest version attached.
MAT JOB VACANCIES
Please find details attached.
All Year 9 Spanish students will be taking part in a Flamenco class next Friday 27th January, led by Fiesta Flamenca! It promises to be an exciting day of dance, music and Spanish culture!
DOFE PAYMENT REMINDER
The final payment for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is now available on MCAS, the deadline is Friday 10th February. Please ensure all payments are made by this date.
HOLLAND SPORTS TOUR
Payment Reminder – Next instalment due Friday 20th January.
FOOD PARCELS THANK YOU
Trinity High School would like to thank Morrisons Redditch, Arch and A to B Taxis for supporting the school in providing food parcels over the Christmas break to some of our school community.
In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘CATEGORY’ – The word ‘category’ is used to suggest things have similar characteristics. You might be sorting shapes, clothes, food items or even people. You have been put into ‘categories’ (e.g. Year Group) for your whole life. But what happens when we say one ‘category’ of person is better than another? Then the problems start… We use the word ‘category’ as a noun.
Here are some ways you could use the word:
“That there is a prize for the fastest runner in each category.” (Noun)
“At just under 1kg, it is one of the lightest computers in its category.” (Noun)
Where does the word come from?
Late Middle English (in category (sense 2)): from French catégorie or late Latin categoria, from Greek katēgoria ‘statement, accusation’, from katēgoros ‘accuser’.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
|26 Jan||NHS Careers Workshop|
|16 Feb||Y10 Parents’ Evening|
|17 Feb||Break up for Half-Term|
|20 – 24 Feb||Half-Term|
|27 Feb||Return to school at 08.45am|
|27 Feb||Year 11 & 13 Mock exams start|
|16 March||Y13 Parents’ Evening|
|23 March||Y11 Parents’ Evening|