PARENTAL BULLETIN – 27 JANUARY 2023
MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
Dear Parents and Carers
As I write this week’s Parental Bulletin, I am sat in my office listening to the sounds resonating from the Year 9 Flamenco dancing workshop which is beautiful to hear and a magical experience for our students. It has been another great week at Trinity and there has been lots of hard work undertaken by students and staff alike.
This week, as well as the Flamenco dancing workshops, we have launched our ‘Brilliant Club’. Our Brilliant Club is an award-winning university access charity who are working with our students to support them with accessing higher education. It is a fantastic project; look out for further information on our social media platform. We have also had football cup fixtures, the wonderful Headteacher’s ALWAYS brunch, and a careers workshop led by the NHS.
Next week we have an action-packed week, but I do urge you to read my separate correspondence regarding the planned industrial action and partial closure to the school on Wednesday 1st February. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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 YOUR 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.
All Year 9 parents/carers have been sent an email regarding vaccinations. Please follow the link and complete the consent form. Even if you do not want your child to receive the vaccine(s) it is vital that you still follow the link and state you do not give consent. For any queries, please ring Vaccination UK on 01527 390030
DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Reminder – All students should now have their log ins for EDofE and should’ve started the 3 sections Physical, Skill and Volunteering. If they haven’t, they need to see their DofE leader as soon as possible.
Dates for the diary
Deadline for final payment – Friday 10th Feb
DofE Information Evening – Wed 8th Mar
Bronze DofE Practice Expedition – Mon 27th – Wed 29th Mar
Silver DofE Practice Expedition – Friday 31st Mar – Sun 2nd Apr
Bronze DofE Assessed Expedition – Mon 26th – Wed 28th June
Silver DofE Assessed Expedition – Sun 25th – Wed 28th June
WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Come along to a Cost of Living Fair at Worcestershire Libraries. From making your home energy-efficient to support with your wellbeing, Worcestershire Libraries are here to help you this winter.
During January and February, Worcestershire Libraries are holding a series of Cost of Living Fairs, to provide residents with information and advice to help with the rising cost of living. The events, which are free, for residents to visit will have multiple partners on hand to offer advice on:
- Support with managing money, housing and benefits
- Making your home more energy-efficient and managing energy bills
- Improving your wellbeing
- Finding work, or setting up a business
- Support for parents, carers and families
- Improving your digital skills and other learning opportunities
- Where to go to get further support and help
- What the library has to offer, such as free books and resources in libraries and online, events and activities
Organisations attending include:
Act on Energy, Age UK, Seetec, Department for Work and Pensions, Trussel Trust and Shaw Trust. Many local services, including Adult Learning Worcestershire, The Living Well for Longer Team, Worcestershire Libraries Digital Champions, and Here to Help Worcestershire.
The events will be held at the following locations:
- Bromsgrove Library – Friday 27th January – 10.00am – 1.00pm
- Malvern Library – Monday 30th January – 10.30am – 1.30pm
- Redditch Library – Wednesday 8th February – 10.00am – 1.00pm
- The Hive, Worcester – Thursday 9th February – 5.00pm – 8.00pm
- Kidderminster Library – Thursday 16th February – 1.00pm – 4.00pm
No appointment is needed to attend, and the event is open to all residents across the county and free refreshments will be provided.
For more information, visit: Worcestershire Libraries Worcestershire County Council
In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘EVIDENT’ – If you believe something isn’t clear, then perhaps it is because the answer or idea has not become ‘evident’ to you yet.
This word is often used to describe something that is or is not obvious, but it can also be used to describe the process of being understood. “We hold these truths to be self-evident” are the opening lines to the Declaration of Independence from the USA – ie. the things they are about to say are obviously true. They are ‘evident’, they are clear and don’t need explaining. We use the word as an adjective.
Here are some ways you could use the word:
“The bear ate all the salmon with evident happiness!” (adjective).
“It was evident to everyone that a mistake had been made in signing the striker Bosko Balaban.” (adjective).
Where does the word come from?
Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin evidens, evident- ‘obvious to the eye or mind’, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + videre ‘to see’.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
|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|