A fantastic showcase of our IB science students’ project work took place on Tuesday, we currently have a sports trip in Beijing for rugby and netball and congratulations go to all our pupils who took part in our Summer Concert last night.
A vibrant music department is important in our school to showcase the way that students can collaborate as teams, concentrate for the long hours of practice as individuals, develop confidence to perform and get deserved recognition for the progress this brings them.
Mr Game and the rest of the Music department are already planning even more chances for students and parents to engage with the various music programmes and performances that we will offer next year. The music department will be very much involved in numerous events to celebrate the schools 10th anniversary. They will aim to kick things off with a ‘10 Hours of Music’ event in September where we invite students, parents, staff and alumni to play continuously through the day to showcase our talents and celebrate our anniversary.
Activities week updates
More planning and organisation is going into our upcoming activities week trips and there have been a few changes or queries that I would like to draw to your attention.
Firstly the Year 7 trip to Twin Moon Bay has had a flight change enforced by the airline. The new flight information is as follows.
- Outward flight: ZH9894 W 16JUN SHASZX 1140 1350 E T2T3
- Inward flight: ZH9815 L 20JUN SZXSHA 1645 1850 E T3T2
Ms Burville will be in contact with you for the departure time from school. If you feel the need to collect students at the airport on return from any of the trips you must ask the trip leader if it is possible. The trip leaders and emails are below.
Year 7 - Mrs Burville
Year 8 - Ms Temple
Year 9 - Ms Sharrock
Year 12- Ms Coong
Ms Coong has issued a separate letter to Year 12s dealing with the Year 12 pickup and drop off arrangements.
Vietnam Trip – No news is good news.
There have been a few questions from some concerned parents about the safety and security of the Year 9 Vietnam trip due to recent tensions between the Chinese and Vietnamese Governments. We have been assured by the Vietnamese authorities that the trip is still safe and we are taking daily advice from international consulates. No consulate or embassy has indicated that there should be any problem at this stage but we have notified various consuls and authorities of our itinerary and we continue to monitor the situation. I stress that no trip would be allowed to run if there was any danger to staff or children and months of planning and preparation has gone on in advance to ensure this.
Exam week – Good Luck
Next week is exam week and your children should be revising hard. Good luck to all our students at this important time of the year.
- Chris Share, Head of Secondary