PARENTAL BULLETIN – 18 NOVEMBER 2022
MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
Dear Parents and Carers
Thank you once again for your support this week. It has been a lovely week at Trinity, filled with fantastic moments. Every lunchtime this week, our sixth formers have been exhibiting their talents ‘popping up and busking’ for a local charity, Redditch Night Stop. Outside of the main curriculum, students have been taking part in all manner of fantastic extra-curricular opportunities, such as our brand-new chess club. Check out our website for a break-down of next week’s Broadening Horizons clubs and events.
This week we also launched our Attendance Award scheme to reward high levels of attendance as we approach the end of the term. Students who maintain high attendance or make significant attendance progress will have the chance of winning some amazing high value prizes! I would ask parents/carers to support our endeavours to secure high attendance by only keeping them off school if they have a contagious illness or a family bereavement.
Next week our PASSPORT TO SUCCESS programme begins, where Year 11 students will begin to practice and develop their exam craft for their GCSE examinations next summer. I would strongly recommend that all our Year 11 students take the opportunity to get involved in the passport programme as not only will it support exam success, but good attendance will be rewarded with passport stamps meaning yet more prizes!
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I look forward to updating you all next week.
All first instalment payments must be made as soon as possible. The deadline has now passed, and we are not able to enrol students until payments are made. Please contact the Finance office if there are any issues. ALL students should have started their 3 sections by now (physical, skill and volunteering). Any students struggling to find something please come and see Miss Lyons or Mrs Loader.
DOFE TRAINING WALK
Saturday 26th November 9.00am – 12.30pm Hanbury Woods. Students have received letters and reply slips need to be returned by Monday 21st November at the very latest.
PASSPORT TO SUCCESS
Parents of Year 11 – the Passport for Success Mastery classes launch on Wednesday 23rd November. Students will be briefed on how the passport will work, on Friday. Please could you encourage them to attend, practice doesn’t make perfect, but it makes a huge difference to outcomes and life chances!
Employability Skills Workshop Carousel is on Thursday 1st December for all of Year 10. The students will be involved in three workshops that include, Interview Skills, Employment Skills, CV writing, Career Choices and Progression Routes.
CAREERS FAYRE FOR ALL YEARS
Careers Fair for ALL YEARS on Friday 2nd December. There will be a chance for all our students to attend and ask questions from a large range of exhibitors, including universities, colleges, armed forces, employers, apprenticeship providers and training providers. This will be a great opportunity for our students to find out more about their future careers and the different routes involved.
SIXTH FORM PARENTS’ EVENING
The Year 12 Parents’ Evening will take place on Thursday 1st December in the Dining Hall. All appointments, this year, are made using the Trinity High School website. Please visit our website, click on the three horizontal lines (top right-hand side), select “Parents and Students” and then “Parents’ Evening”, log in and it will guide you to the relevant Parents’ Evening in order for you to book your slot. Slots range from 4.00 – 6.30pm. Alternatively please use this link: https://trinityhighschool.schoolcloud.co.uk/
REDDITCH RUGBY CLUB
Please see attached poster.
EXTRA CURRICULUM TIMETABLE
Please see the latest version attached.
In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘CONDUCT’ – The word ‘conduct’ is used to describe how someone behaves or presents themselves in a certain situation. The plaque in the first slide was supposed to say thank you to key workers in the pandemic. However, the council got in trouble because it was full of errors – which made it seem like they didn’t care! Their ‘conduct’ was deemed to have been poor and disrespectful. It can be used as a noun and a verb.
Here are some ways you could use the word:
“They were warned about their behaviour and conduct.” (noun)
“She conducted us around the art gallery.” (verb)
Where does it come from?
Middle English: from Old French, from Latin conduct- ‘brought together’, from the verb conducere . The term originally denoted a provision for safe passage, surviving in safe conduct; later the verb sense ‘lead, guide’ arose, hence ‘manage’ and ‘management’ (late Middle English), later ‘management of oneself, behaviour’ (mid-16th century). The original form of the word was conduit, which was preserved only in the sense ‘channel’ (see conduit); in other uses the spelling was influenced by Latin.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
|Y12 Parents’ Evening
|Breaks up for Christmas
|3 Jan 2023
|Return to school at 08.45am