Principal’s Message

As we come to the end of this week, it seems only fitting that we again congratulate our students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 for their outstanding attitude and manner towards their external examinations. As many of our students have now finished all of their examinations, the opportunity has arisen for us to complete internal assessments with some of our students. The timetable of these assessments are included in this parent bulletin and, as the standard has been so high, we anticipate and expect this to continue as students from Year 7 through to Year 10 complete their tests. For our College, these assessments are vital not only to review the work and progress students have made during this academic year but also to plan for next year and target areas that individual students need to work to improve. I look forward to being able to share with the news of how well our students, next week and the following Monday, have approached these examinations.

In addition to this, as you will see from the Diary dates and a letter that will be received by our Year 11 students and parents over the next few days, plans are well underway for the Sixth Form Taster Days, beginning on Monday, 22nd June. In the past, these days have proved to be an invaluable step in confirming the correct courses for our students in preparation for their arrival with us in our Lower Sixth in September. The format of the days is very straight-forward with, as the name would suggest, Taster Sessions in the lessons students will be taking. Therefore, students planning on studying Further Mathematics may be taught about Imaginary Numbers, students planning on studying Geography will look at Natural Disasters. Our feedback, over the last few years has been very positive, with students gaining a good feel for the subjects, information about the course and the style in which the lessons will then be taught, as well as, and as always, being a very interesting day!

Finally, a very quick note to bring your attention to the information regarding Transport over the page. We are in regular contact with Island Transport and, where we perceive concerns or where concerns are raised, I wanted to assure you we pass on your comments, suggestions and requirements on to our contacts within Transport.