PARENTAL BULLETIN – 3 MARCH 2023
MESSAGE FROM HEADTEACHER
I hope you all managed to have a fantastic half term break. This half term we are packing a lot into five short weeks, and, as usual, we will be keeping you fully informed of everything that is happening via our usual communication platforms; the Parental Bulletin, social media, formal letters and of course, our school website.
Firstly, may I thank you all for your ongoing support with the disruption caused by the regional and national industrial action. I will continue to work hard to ensure that disruption to learning is minimal and our fantastic students don’t miss out. I have also really appreciated receiving your feedback regarding the proposal to slightly adjust the timings of the school day. I am collating all of the feedback and will work with all stakeholders to consider responses in due course.
This week our Year 11 and 13 students have approached their mock examinations with incredible levels of diligence and maturity. We are incredibly proud of them and wish them luck with their final week of mock examinations next week. This week we are also launching our COMMIT TO MORE programme, which will encourage and challenge our Year 9 and 10 students to engage in as many BROADENING HORIZONS activities as possible, as we know these are proven to improve wider skills and attributes. Broadening Horizons encompasses participating in extra-curricular activities, house activities and demonstrating our character virtues. We look forward to formally launching this programme with you.
Next week, please can you ensure that your son/daughter is wearing our immaculate uniform please. If you are require any support with funding uniform items then please contact the relevant Head of Year and we will help you discreetly and sensitively. Please also can we keep up the great work with school attendance. The attendance prize draw isn’t far away, and we really look forward to celebrating this terms attendance success with the students.
Finally, a date for your diary; our next EXCELLENCE FOR ALL REWARD ASSEMBLIES will be on the morning of MONDAY 20TH MARCH and we will once again be inviting parents to share in this terms celebrations. Invites will be sent to students who have met one of our milestones in the coming days and we look forward to seeing you there.
Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to communicating with you next week.
TRINITY DAY OF CULTURE
On Friday 17th March we are holding our inaugural Trinity Day of Culture, Heritage and Diversity. This day will be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all of the different cultures that we have amongst our staff and students. Timetabled lessons will happen as usual, but we will have a range of activities and events throughout the day, as shown in the attached poster. We are also going to use this day as an opportunity to raise some vital funds and collect items to support the people who have been affected by the Turkey/Syria earthquakes. Students and staff will be asked to pay £1.00 to wear their traditional dress for the day or wear the colours of the Turkish and/or Syrian National flags. We would also like for students to bring in any items of food/medical supplies/health products that we can also donate to support this cause. If any parents feel that they can support us on this day, possibly with hair-braiding/Henna, please do not hesitate to get it touch – we would really appreciate your support and it would be wonderful to have some parents on site to enjoy this day alongside our staff and students. Please let me know if you have any questions about our Trinity Day of Culture, Heritage and Diversity firstname.lastname@example.org or through the school telephone number (01527 585859).
YEAR 9 SKILLS SHOW REMINDER
Thank you for all the reply slips and just a few things to remind your child for the trip next Wednesday 8th March to Six Ways Stadium
- Correct school uniform
- Please eat your lunch at break time.
- Bring a snack and a drink for the event.
- Meet at 11.25am in the Dining Hall. We will be back by the end of the school day.
SEND COFFEE MORNING
Please see the attached poster.
YEAR 10 UNIFEST SUMMER SCHOOL
Anybody interested please see Mrs Laxton – https://aimhigherwm.ac.uk/unifest/
REDDITCH RUGBY CLUB
Please see the attached flyer.
Please find the latest version attached.
In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘EXPAND’ – If you make something larger or it covers a bigger area, then it has ‘expanded’. We use the word ‘expand’ in business, economics, biology, physics… just about every subject discipline you can think of. To get good grades you need to ‘expand’ your vocabulary. There are marks for this. You cannot escape it. You are part of a universe that is constantly ‘expanding’. The Big Bang hasn’t stopped yet. Scientists don’t know if it ever will. We use the word as a verb.
Here are some ways you could use the word:
“Their recyclable Christmas tree business expanded into seven new countries around the world.” (verb).
“The student expanded on what actually happened at lunchtime.” (verb).
“We want you to expand and then simplify the brackets in this Maths question.” (verb).
Where does the word come from?
Late Middle English: from Latin expandere ‘to spread out’, from ex- ‘out’ + pandere ‘to spread’.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
|27 Feb||Year 11 & 13 Mock exams start|
|16 March||Y13 Parents’ Evening|
|23 March||Y11 Parents’ Evening|
|30 March||Y9 Cultural Capital Trip – Malvern Hills|
|31 March||Break up for Easter|
|3 – 14 April||Easter Holidays|
|17 April||Return to school at 08.45am|