18 March 2022

It does not seem possible we are halfway through this half term. Year 11’s have eight weeks before the exam season starts. The first exams in the week beginning 9 May are in health and social studies and child development and care. The first big whole year group exam is the following week with the first of the science exams. The year 11 students need to make the most of the time they have left and a timetable of revision sessions during the Easter break will be sent home shortly.

It was lovely to see so many year 9 students and parents at the Pathways evening on Tuesday. Thank you to Mr Krista, the Federated Deputy Headteacher, for delivering an insightful presentation on the process. If you were unable to attend, you can find a presentation and the Pathways booklet on our website: Pathways Information. Don’t forget to get your straw poll forms in. Information has been sent out about making appointments for the virtual parents evening on Wednesday 30 March.

I would like to congratulate Lucy C in year 9 who took part in the national trampolining finals in Macclesfield on Saturday and with a score of 54.25 came 11th out of 42 which makes her the 11th best for her age in the whole of the country. What a fantastic Achievement! Well done Lucy

A group of year 9 students went to Southampton University for a careers event. The students competed against 3 other schools in challenges by a company called UNILOC. The challenges were designed to encourage communication and teamwork skills. They had to design an app for future students to use to help guide them through making career choices. They had to identify the main features that would be most useful, design a logo and talk about how the app would function. The challenges concluded with a five minute presentation to some course leaders in a dragons den style format. They stole the show and came first after an amazing animated and confident presentation. We are pleased to say that Medina followed closely in 2nd place. Whilst they were there the students were shown around the university and able to talk to student ambassadors about life at university. It was really useful to be able to ask questions and see what a real university looks like. Most of the students were blown away by how big the campus was but also the range of courses and things to do. A huge thank you to Mrs Young who was the trip leader and Mrs Norris for her support. Well done to George C, Elleanor C, Sophie Byers, Megan B, Joanna M, Harry M, Amy A, Hadley R, Millie T and Apryl H.

We have a Federation performance of Treasure Island on Tuesday 29 and Thursday 31 March which is being held at Carisbrooke College. Carisbrooke College students will be starring in the lead roles on the Tuesday. Tickets can be bought through the school gateway. It promises to be an excellent evening.

Congratulations to our top achievement point winners for last week – Year 7 Samuel B, Year 8 Mia P, Year 9 Twiggy E, Year 10 Maisie -Rae H and Benjamin M and Year 11 Sam I.

Have a lovely weekend.