PARENTAL BULLETIN – 16 JUNE 2023
MESSAGE FROM HEADTEACHER
Thank you for your continuous support in what has been a very warm but enjoyable week at Trinity. I really appreciate your support in ensuring that our students attended school this week in our adjusted summer uniform; they all looked very smart and it was definitely a decision well made. Next week, the forecast is predicting that the temperatures will be lower and the weather will be cooler. Please therefore send your child in normal, full school uniform inclusive of formal shoes and a blazer (they will obviously be able to remove this if it is too warm in classrooms) and sixth form back in business dress. I will keep the weather under constant review and won’t hesitate to return to PE kit if necessary.
This week our transition team have been busy visiting our feeder middle school preparing for our new intake of students to arrive in September. It is always a really exciting time of year when we get to welcome a new cohort of students and parents into the Trinity family. In a similar vain, we are also looking forward to our sixth form induction day later in June where we will welcome our biggest cohort of Year 12 students for some time. We look forward to welcoming you on Monday 26th June.
In other news this week, our wonderful team of Anti Bullying Ambassadors became fully accredited with the nationally recognised Diana Award. This talented group will now co-lead our anti bullying strategy to ensure that we have a zero-tolerance approach to bullying at our school.
Next week, I will be writing out to parents/carers informing you of some key changes that we will be implementing next year to ensure that we continue to deliver on our mission of Excellence for All. Please look out for this letter and, as always, your feedback is most welcome.
Have a fantastic weekend in the sun and I look forward to writing to you next week.
PREPARE FOR THE DAY AHEAD
Please can parents/carers ensure their children eat and drink prior to coming into school. We are seeing a number of students presenting at first aid, as they are struggling in the heat, hampered by no fuel or fluids in their systems. Can students also please bring in refillable water bottles; we have a water fountain in the canteen. Please note we also run a free Breakfast Club daily – 8.10am – 8.40am. Open to everyone.
We are seeing a number of cases of headlice recently. Can parents/carers please check hair on a regular basis.
Y10 PRACTICAL FOOD MOCK EXAMS
These are taking place next week, on Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd June. Students have already selected their recipes, so are aware of the ingredients they need to bring in. Any issues, please email Mr Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Festival – Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July. Please see attached.
AFBC BREAKFAST CLUB
The Armed Forces & Veterans’ Breakfast Clubs held monthly, in order to enable serving and veterans to “return to the tribe”. Please see attached.
DofE kit collection – Friday 23rd June (after school)
Silver DofE Assessed Expedition – Sunday 25th June – Wednesday 28th June
Bronze DofE Assessed Expedition – Monday 26th June – Wednesday 28th June
ALL students must have their evidence uploaded for the other 3 sections in time for their expedition.
Please find the latest version attached.
In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – “AFFECT” – If something impacts you – no matter how small – or makes a difference in your life then it has had an ‘affect’.
You can be ‘affected’ by the weather. An emotional change can ‘affect’ you too. You can spend your precious money on a useless drink made by millionaires to make more even more money from poorer people, and it will have an ‘affect’ on your bank balance. We use the word ‘affect’ as a verb.
Here are some ways you could use the word:
“The nasty gossip affected the student very badly.” (verb)
“The arrival of the storm will affect our picnic plans!” said Dad. (verb)
“These new rules will affect me a lot.” (verb)
Where does the word come from?
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘attack as a disease’): from French affecter or Latin affect- ‘influenced, affected’, from the verb afficere
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
|Y9 Big Bang Fair
|26 – 28 June
|DofE Bronze & Silver Assessed Expeditions
|3 – 7 July
|Y10 & 11 Eindhoven Sports Tour
|10 – 14 July
|Y10 Barcelona Trip
|Break up for Summer Holidays
|Return to school at 08.45am