PARENTAL BULLETIN – 13 JANUARY 2023
MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
Dear Parents and Carers
Thank you once again for your support this week, particularly with your efforts to ensure that your sons and daughters are in school every day. Our attendance figures have improved significantly and this is very much a team effort. Excellent attendance to school is essential for educational success so I’m so grateful that we have the support of our fantastic parent body.
This week students have enjoyed a wide and varied programme of lessons and experiences. Hard work, effort and practice have been the order of the day for Years 11 and 13 as they continue to prepare for the second series of mock examinations. Year 11’s attendance to the Passport to Success Programme has been particularly impressive. There have also been lots of Broadening Horizons activities and events in the calendar, including lots of extra-curricular clubs, trips and visitors to school. Last week we had the pleasure of hosting a film producer who has worked with Tom Cruise on Mission Impossible!! She came in to speak with our Media students about her route into one of the best jobs in the world!! Rachel McLean MP also spent a few hours in school answering questions from our Politics and Debating club and discussing her current hopes and aspirations for Redditch. We are always so excited to find opportunities that increase our students’ mastery of the world around them.
Please may I take the opportunity to remind parents/carers of a few important aspects that will 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 our 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 as possible 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.
I look forward to sharing more news next week.
YEAR 9 PARENTS’ EVENING
The Year 9 Parents’ Evening will take place on Thursday 19th January. All appointments are made using the Trinity High School website. Please visit our website, click on the “Cloud” icon (top right-hand side) this will take you directly to the Parents’ Evening booking system in order for you to book your slot. Alternatively, please use this link: https://trinityhighschool.schoolcloud.co.uk/
FORTNITE BATTLE ROYAL – WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW
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MAT JOB VACANCIES
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In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – ‘MAINTAIN’ – If you ‘maintain’ something you carry it on. You continue with it. Usually because it is working for everyone’s benefit!
We ‘maintain’ the quality of our relationships with other people and our environment to make sure things are good. They keep working. It’s not always easy – but it’s always worth it. We use it as a VERB.
Here are some ways you could use the word:
“The shop will maintain prices at the same level” (verb).
“You have maintained the grass on the football pitch very well” (verb).
“The king swears that he will maintain the laws of the country” (verb).
Where does the word come from?
Middle English (also in the sense ‘practise an action habitually’): from Old French maintenir, from Latin manu tenere ‘hold in the hand’.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
|19 Jan||Y9 Parents’ Evening|
|2 February||Y9 Options Evening|
|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|