10 June 2022

It has been another busy start to the half term. I hope you all had an enjoyable Jubilee weekend. I have led the assemblies this week with years 7 to 9. The focus has been on Aspire and Achieve, the college’s strapline. I was very impressed with the uniform, attitude and behaviour of all the students and it was excellent to see the students nominated for the weekly subject awards.

On Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending the Osborne House Jubilee Concert. We were invited to perform at Osborne House on Tuesday evening along with students from Medina College and other schools on the island. This was to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Well done to all those involved. The performances were fantastic. The weather could have been kinder but at least it did not rain! Huge thanks to Mrs Peckham and all the staff who made the event possible. 

We have ten students from year 10 taking part in a programme delivered by the University of Southampton named Learn with US.  They will be going on Tuesday 14 June and the focus for the day is the development of research skills and will be taught and demonstrated through the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.  

We have two students, Blake and Twiggy, who are part of the 18 Scouts from the Island who have been selected to make up half of the Hampshire unit that will be travelling to South Korea to represent the Isle of Wight at the 25th World Scout Jamboree to be held in SaeManGeum, South Korea in August 2023.   Blake was asked and has accepted the role of Youth Shaped Champion, so will be representing his unit. There will be some fundraising in school to support this fantastic opportunity.

HPV vaccinations took place this week for year 8 and 9 students.  For the students who were unable to attend, there will be a catch up session towards the end of the month.  Details will be sent out shortly.

Thank you to all the parents/carers who booked appointments for the year 8 parents evening on Thursday 9 June.  The feedback from staff has been very positive.  The next parents’ evening is for year 7 and letters will be sent out in the next few weeks with details of how to book the virtual appointments.

It has been another full week of exams for Year 11. They have continued to be amazing in terms of their attitude and approach to the exams. A letter will be coming home with information about their last official day in school which is Thursday 16 June, after which they will just be expected to be in for exams

Congratulations to our top achievement point winners for the last week of last half term. Year 7 Kyle, Year 8 Bethany (second week running), Sophie and Brooke, Year 9 Eleanor and Year 10 Christian.

I hope you have a good weekend.