27 May 2022

Welcome to this week’s newsletter

Lots to celebrate this week – Carisbrooke College came 2nd in the Interschool Team Show Jumping competition last Friday. Well done to Jessica and Amelia in year 10 and Freya in year 9 who took part. They were all in the placings individually with Jessica finishing 3rd and Amelia 5th in their section. Freya did incredibly well winning her section.

Congratulations to Grace and Eleanor who were a credit to Carisbrooke College. They were invited down on Tuesday 24 May to meet HRH The Earl of Wessex. This was on the back of the journalism workshops project they have been involved in with Independent Arts. A huge thanks to Mrs Buckett for making this happen!

Medina hosted the Isle of Wight Education Federation’s Business Innovation Challenge on Thursday. I was disappointed that I was unable to take up my invitation to be on the judging panel and, on hearing how fantastic all the students were, I was even more so! A member of staff emailed me to say “Both Medina College and Carisbrooke College students were amazing. You would have been very proud”. Thank you to Mrs Mackett for enabling the students to have such a brilliant experience. Well done to everyone who took part.

We are very proud to hear that Millie in year 9 will be in the Jubilee Parade in London for the Queen’s Jubilee. Millie is a member of the Starlight Academy who are taking part in the ceremony. What a fantastic opportunity for her. Not only is she part of a once in a lifetime event she will get to see Ed Sheeran and George Ezra at the gig that is taking place too. Looking forward to hearing more about her experience and hopefully some pictures.

Year 11 students have continued to be amazing this week. Their attitude and behaviour in the exams and in lessons in between has been excellent. Please continue to encourage your child to revise for their exams and if they have any concerns, to contact the year office. The first week back after the half term break is another intensive one for them. Breakfast will continue to be from 7.45 am to year 11 who have morning exams. It does not seem possible that they have less than two school weeks left in compulsory education!

You should have received information on the Year 8 virtual Parents’ Evening which is Thursday 9 June between 4.00 – 7.00 pm. Letters and links to the system have been emailed home. Thank you to all of you that have booked appointments already. If you have not yet done so, then please do book them as this is a great opportunity to discuss your child’s progress so far this year.

A gentle reminder that in the first week back after half term, Year 8 students will be having their HPV vaccinations in school on Tuesday 7 June and year 9 on Wednesday 8 June. If you would like your child to receive this vaccination and haven’t yet completed the consent form, please do so at your earliest convenience.

Congratulations to our top achievement point winners for last week – Year 7 Zach and Tali, Year 8 Bethany, Year 9 Hollie and Year 10 Jessica and Lennon.

I hope you have a lovely half term and enjoy the extended bank holiday weekend for the platinum Jubilee.