We have been able to send out teams to represent the school in sports, to take students on wonderful trips so that they can acquire unique skills and experience unique situations and put on exceptional performances. But most importantly, we feel very pleased about our students’ academic progress; what a success being able to achieve such high levels whilst studying in a second language across the curriculum! The levels being acquired at Key Stage 3 are very good by UK standards and will stand students in excellent stead for taking IGCSEs! I have followed a few students closely this year. Last week, when I saw what these students had produced in their English examination, I felt very proud. They have made very measureable progress. What I feel is important with teenagers is to always praise them and find ways to motivate them. By encouraging them and believing in them, we do see results in the end!
Today, it was a pleasure today to see students receiving prizes and certificates for their achievements this year. It is important that we recognise exceptional contributions to the school, as well as students who have put in a lot of effort and made big improvements!
Year 11 this week came in for their final week. They went out in small groups to carry out work for the charity Operation Smile (see student article by Steve) and in the afternoons, they spent time doing a leadership course (see student article by Phuong Anh), looking through universities requirements and possible scholarships. To mark the end of a challenging year, and to allow them to have a little relaxation, they also had a morning of sport on Wednesday and a day trip to Xuan Lai village on Thursday. To finish the week, they will have a party with the staff. I very much look forward to seeing their results in August!
Mrs Sarah Wild - Head of Secondary