Schools can be funny places without students! Our Year 11, 12 and 13 are on study leave at the moment because of their exams and it is strange not seeing them here all the time and chatting with them. However as our 7-10 students come to the end of their end of year tests there has been plenty to keep us excited - and there is a lovely feel to the school.
We have 20 students who, in October will be going to Tanzania, to the Nord Anglia camp at Seeway. As part of this amazing adventure, the focus of which is community service, each student needs to raise USD 300 to help with the community projects. These students in their Tanzania Expedition ECA have been looking at ways to raise this money and the first projects are happening this week. For a small amount of money one group of students is putting on a lunch time cinema club. I wish them all the best in this and congratulate them in getting their fundraising started. My thanks to our community service officer, Ms Thao, and Mr Owen for enabling the start of this project.
Students in the Young Enterprise ECA have also been working really hard in organising the student end of year party - being held on the evening of Friday June 22nd. They have managed to get star acts to perform on the night, and have engaged external designers to help bring their vision of a ‘Hollywood’ theme to life for the decoration of the auditorium. The commitment, entrepreneurial spirit and ‘can do’ attitude these Year 9 students have shown is admirable and I am very happy to support them in their endeavours. My thanks to Mr Lincoln for his support and guidance of the students in organising such a big event.
This Friday we have welcomed back our Year 11 students who are going to be going on to Year 12 next year. They are taking part in a two day A Level preparation experience where they will learn about the demands of studying for A Levels and preparing for applications to university. They will also be learning about the subjects they have chosen and be given work to complete for the start of the term so that they get the best possible start in August. My thanks to Mr Dale, KS5 Coordinator for organising this.
We are also looking forward to welcoming the Year 6 students for a full day of lessons in the secondary school on Monday. This the final part of an in depth transition programme which we hope will enable all of our new Year 7 students to feel comfortable in making the move to our campus. Thanks to Mr McKie, working closely with colleagues in the Primary school, for organising this.
I hope you have a great week ahead.