8 July 2022

Welcome to my update for this week.

Yesterday evening saw our Year 11 students reuniting for their Prom. It was a fantastic event with Year 11 looking very much less like students and more like the young adults that they are becoming. They took full advantage of the celebratory event, but were impeccably behaved and I am very proud of them for representing Medina College in such a positive and exemplary way. We look forward to welcoming them back in August for their results. 

The Year 7 and 8 students have been part of the Federation at its best this week, as the Federation Games has returned to the school calendar. Yesterday, all Year 7 students, and today, all Year 8 students, from both Medina and Carisbrooke College have had a day of friendly competition, based here at Medina College.. The students have enjoyed and fully engaged with the activities, giving them a fantastic opportunity to be outside of the classroom for a day, using different skills and providing many students with opportunities to excel. Monday sees the same opportunity for the two groups of Year 9 students, but this time will be hosted at Carisbrooke College. Thank you to the staff who have made this high participation event possible and we look forward to additional reports about these next week.

Thank you to all of the year 7 parents/carers that have booked appointments already for the Parents’ Evening next Wednesday. If you have not yet done so, please make sure you take advantage of this opportunity as it is important to know the progress that your child has made this year. 

As a reminder, the consultation process is open until next Friday 15 July. An update from our Governors about questions regarding Governance and a little more detail about the process so far will be shared early next week. The consultation information can be found on our website here

I hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to welcoming our new Year 6 into 7 students next Tuesday and Wednesday.