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Weekly round up from the Principal

I write my update this week after having spent the evening at our Music Concert. What a brilliant event, showcasing the musical talents of our young people across the College. For our Year 11s, this was more than a concert, it was also the performance element of their Music course. Well done to all students involved. I am so proud of you all for having the confidence to perform on the stage in front of an audience. From pop, to musicals, rock, indie and even students’ own compositions, we enjoyed an eclectic mix which culminated in a group performance of Monster Mash led by our very own Mr O’Neill. A big thank you to Mr O’Neill and Mr Stenhouse for their work making the evening a success and for all parents, carers, friends and staff for joining us at the event.

In sporting news, the Rugby, Football and Netball seasons are all well underway with plenty of matches taking place. Our Year 10 boys have started the season off particularly well after convincing 7-0 and 4-2 wins. Our Year 8 girls Netball team are also particularly noteworthy this week with two wins on the bounce – well done girls! Congratulations to all students who have represented the College with pride and tenacity across their sports.

As always, its been a busy week at the College in terms of careers, with Year 11 and 12 students involved in ‘Exams Made Easy’ workshop sessions and today, Year 10 started to prepare for their work experience by getting their CVs ready.

Another group of Year 10 students had an early start this morning with a 6:15am departure from College to visit the Tower of London! Wow, what an opportunity for students to take their learning out of the classroom and outside the South West.

On the note of enrichment, we will soon be launching the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award with our next Year 9 cohort, so if any Year 9 students are interested in getting involved in this great opportunity, look out for updates from Miss Flavell!

As the colder weather starts to come in, we are seeing an increased number of students choosing to wear a black jumper to College underneath their blazers. Can I remind all parents, carers and students that plain black jumpers are permitted to be worn under blazer, but these must be V-necked. Students will be asked to removed non-permitted jumpers. Thank you for your support.

Finally, I conclude by announcing this week’s Students of Week; a brilliant achievement and you should all be extremely proud.

Year 7: Lia N

Year 8: Olivia G

Year 10: Evan M

Year 11: Kerryanne F

Sixth Form: Sonny-Rose S, Lucy M, Kearney S

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