1 July 2022

This week we have had the pleasure of welcoming our new Year 6 into 7 students to their Transition Evening. It was exceptionally well attended and gave the students and parents the opportunity to hear brief details about what they can look forward to on their Transition days and at the start of term in September. Thank you to everyone who attended. As a reminder, Transition Days are Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July.

The majority of Year 10 students sat their final trial exam for this period today. There are a few creative arts sessions next week. Overall, the students have been very well behaved and approached each exam as we would expect. We hope this has given them an insight into the logistics and practicalities of the process that they will be going through in less than a year’s time. Results of these will be fed back to them over the coming weeks and the main message is, there is still time to make a difference.

Next week sees the return of our Federation Games. This is a great event and epitomises the Federation at its best. The sporting activities see Medina College and Carisbrooke College come together for round robin tournaments, followed by ‘finals’ in the afternoon. As we have been unable to run this for the last couple of years, we are giving Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 a separate day each to enjoy this great opportunity, as usually this is a Year 7 only event.

Next week our Year 11 students will be reconvening for their Prom, which I know is the highlight of the year for many of them. We look forward to welcoming them to Cowes Yacht Haven for this celebratory event.

Year 7 Parents’ Evening information has been shared with parents/carers this week, which is booked for Wednesday 13 July. Please take this opportunity to book virtual appointments and discuss how your child has settled in and been progressing in each of their subjects this year.

Please remember that we will be holding a consultation meeting for parents/carers next Tuesday, 5 July starting at 6pm in the Theatre. There will be a brief presentation if you wish to attend. There will be staff available to also either answer questions or make notes of questions which we can feed back to.

I hope you have a good weekend.