PARENTAL BULLETIN – 5 MAY 2023
MESSAGE FROM HEADTEACHER
Another week, another bank holiday!! We hope that you have all enjoyed your slightly shorter working week. At Trinity we have certainly packed a lot into the four school days, including a lot of high-level academic study, coursework completion, end of year examinations, extra-curricular clubs and finally, a day marking the significance of King Charles III’s coronation which takes place tomorrow.
Last Friday, the latest in our programme of Cultural Capital experiences saw Year 9 embark on a walk across the Malvern Hills. A good day was had by all, and the student feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
This week Year 10 and 12 have been busy completing their end of year exam series and the Year 11 and 13 summer exam preparations continue. Students and their teachers have been working collaboratively to ensure that student Non-Examined Assessments are of a high standard and allow students to attain highly in subjects where coursework is an element of the course.
Attendance remains a major focus and our attendance and Heart Centre team continue to do some sterling work to ensure that barriers to irregular attendance are removed. Once again, please can I ask parents/carers to continue to support us with our quest to secure excellent attendance, as it is the only way that we can guarantee strong educational outcomes for our students. Please ensure your child is in school every day unless they are seriously unwell and that they arrive on time, in immaculate uniform.
Next week is another shorter week but the calendar, as always, is bursting with planned events including the Sixth Form leavers’ day and Careers related trips to Birmingham and Worcester Universities.
Thank you for your ongoing support, and we hope that all the members of our Trinity family enjoy a fantastic Coronation weekend.
To mark His Majesty The King’s Coronation, thousands of organisations across the country are getting together to give us all the chance to help out in our own local communities. Starting on Monday 8th May there will be opportunities for everyone to join in. No matter what you are good at, there’ll be something to suit helping hands of all shapes and sizes! From checking in on someone who’d like a bit of company or volunteering for a charity, the more of us who join in, the bigger help we will be. If you can spare an hour…fantastic. The day?… amazing. If it becomes a regular thing, so much the better. If we all do a bit, it will really help a lot. Help us to do something amazing. Join in, Lend a hand. Make a change. Go to The Big Help Out | Home to see what you can help out with locally.
INDIVIDUAL IDENTITY AND DIVERSITY
On 30th June we are having a day to celebrate the individual identity and diversity in our local community. We plan to celebrate with the students during the school day, by putting on workshops, including participation in a range of dance, music, art and food options. If you feel that you have something to offer that could help us to deliver or celebrate this day, please get in touch with Lucy Chinn (Assistant Headteacher) on either firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01527 585859.
Year 10 Careers / Work Experience Thank you for all of your responses and if relevant please can you make sure that all reply slips are returned as soon as possible. An update of the next steps and what is to be done is as follows.
Next Steps and Check List
- Use Unifrog and UCAS.com to decide and confirm what you would like to do for Work Experience
- Make sure that you have logged onto the EBP site with your student user code and password of TrinityHigh.
- Select the companies you want to apply for and wait for approval. OR send details of your own placement to Mrs Laxton
- When approval has been given, you will need to write to the company with your CV to see whether they are able to have you on work experience for those dates
- Complete your CV and letter of application using the templates attached in email (also found on school website under Careers and on Teams Intake2021 Careers) then send them to me to check before sending them to the company.
Once the company has agreed to have you, please put this in on the database and email Mrs Laxton to confirm. email@example.com
Please find the latest version attached.
In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘CURIOUS’ – Schools ask you to be ‘curious’ a lot of the time. We want you to be eager to learn or to understand new ideas. This is professional ‘curiosity’ (notice the second letter ‘u’ disappears in this version of the word). We want you to think about your future, be ‘curious’ about what can be achieved and put the work in to get there. It can also be used to describe something that is strange or unusual. We use the word ‘curious’ as an adjective.
Here are some ways you could use the word:
“I began to be curious as to where the delivery driver had got to?” (adjective).
“A curious sensation overwhelmed the manager as his team actually won a match for once.” (adjective).
Where does the word come from?
Middle English: from Old French curios, from Latin curiosus ‘careful’, from cura ‘care’. curious (sense 2) dates from the early 18th century.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
|8 May||Coronation Bank Holiday – school closed|
|9 May||Return to school at 08.45am|
|12 May||Y13 Leavers’ Day|
|26 May||Break up for Half Term|
|29 May – 2 June||Half Term|
|5 June||Return to school at 08.45am|