PARENTAL BULLETIN – 14 JULY 2023
This week has been the busiest week of term so far! I probably don’t have enough space in the bulletin to celebrate how much has happened and thank all those who have enabled it all to happen with such high quality.
This week has been a week of the two T’s; Trips and Transition. In terms of trips, our students have represented the school abroad both in Belgium at the Battlefields and on the Barcelona residential. The students have had the best time and the staff have been in touch to say what a credit our students have been to themselves and the school. These sentiments have also been echoed by members of the public on both trips.
In terms of transition, this week we hosted the new Year 8 intake and their parents/carers to ensure that they are as prepared for their time at Trinity as possible. The students applied heaps of effort and hard work into the week and, as usual, our staff gave their all to ensure that the week was enjoyable and successful. We look forward to seeing the new students in their new Trinity uniform in September.
This will be my last bulletin of the academic year as next week I will write for the final newsletter. I hope you have found the weekly Headteacher’s updates useful; effective communication is so important to me.
I will be sending out some final reminders to all parents/carers for September next week as I want to keep the changing times of the school day, uniform expectations, and our new mobile phone policy at the forefront of your minds so the new school year starts smoothly and effectively.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support and partnership.
AMENDED INSET TED DATES FOR 2023-24
Please find updated version attached.
YEAR 9 DOFE
Taster Day Tuesday 18th July – All Y9 students will be taking part in a carousel of activities from periods 2-5 to give them a taste of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, which will be offered to them at the beginning of Y10. ALL students must come in Trinity PE kit on this day. No deviation from normal PE uniform please.
Please find the latest version attached.
In our drive to broaden our vocabulary, please find our new T2 Workable Word of the week – “OBTAIN” – The man on the first slide is someone that millions of people trust – Martin Lewis. He gives advice about how to save money and not get scammed – and he ‘obtained’ an OBE award for his services to the public.
But because he has ‘obtained’ this trust over the years, now internet scammers are using technology and his face and voice to try and steal people’s money! It is another example of how you should automatically NEVER believe what you see on the internet. We use the word ‘obtain’ as a verb.
Here are some ways you could use the word:
“Cheap car insurance for my Ferrari F430 is difficult to obtain.” (verb).
“The price of gold in Ancient Rome fell to that obtaining elsewhere in the world at that time.” (verb).
Where does the word come from?
Late Middle English: from Old French obtenir, from Latin obtinere ‘obtain, gain.’
Year 10 Work Experience Update
Our students are either placed or are still seeking placements with their completed CV’s, letters, and letters from the school. I held a catch-up session on Friday 14th July to try and sort out our remaining students with their placements. However, the process will undoubtedly run into the summer holidays for some students and just to reassure you I will still be on hand to answer emails and to help.
The students are receiving an assembly that will go over our expectations of them whilst on work experience and “What to do if” scenarios. A copy of those instructions and ways you can help will then be emailed or sent to you. Logbooks will also be handed out which can then be filled in prior to the placement and whilst they are on it.
The students are then expected to attend a final meeting and debrief on Monday 4th September at 2.00pm. They will come to reception to be met by me for a meeting in the dining hall. Any last-minute updates can be sorted then, as well as wishing them a valuable and enjoyable experience.
Courtesy phone calls and emails will be made throughout the week to check that things are going well.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
|17 July||Sports Day|
|17 July||Y9 Reports|
|21 July||Break up for Summer Holidays|
|6 September||Return to school at 08:45am for all students|