U13 GIRLS FOOTBALL SEASON 2013/14This season has seen the U13 girls go from strength to strength with a healthy number of girls wanting to take part over the two years groups. We have had a training session most Thursday lunchtimes and this has helped the girl…
On behalf of the Governing Body, and in accordance with Paragraph 1.4 of the Schools Admissions Code 2012, the Governing Body of Christ the King College will admit 270 students to Year 7 in September 2014 as an emergency measure. The Governing Body agreed this increase for 2014 only, at a meeting of the Full Admissions Committee, held on Friday 14th February 2014.
Many parents will be aware that Monday, March 3rd was National Offer Day for schools across the country when Year 6 into Year 7 admissions to secondary schools were confirmed. I am pleased to report that Christ the King College continues to be an extremely popular choice for Island families and, as a result of this, the Governing Body has extended the number of students we will be admitting this September, allowing more students and parents to be awarded their first choice of Secondary School and enabling us to instil the high standards and expectations in more young people in our ethos of care and support. The increased number of students in the College for next year, based on our Lower College site, means some amendments to our present systems but, with the careful planning, organisation and additional space, I have no doubt that the new Year 7 students and their families will very quickly become happy and successful members of our College community.
Indeed, David Lisseter and I have spent the last two Friday lunchtimes meeting with the large number of new students who have joined us throughout the year. It was an absolute pleasure to hear their extremely positive feedback, to learn in particular about how happy and cared for they feel and, of course, how much they are learning. There were mixed reports as to whether they received enough or too much homework! As always, all their comments are taken seriously and, where any concerns were brought to our attention, they have been swiftly followed up.
I would also like to highlight our Sixth Form Information Evening for Year 11 students and their families, our own students and those at other secondary providers across the Island. The evening takes place on Tuesday, 11th March with a short introduction to the evening and an explanation of the subjects on offer. Families will then have the opportunity to choose from a number of different taster sessions and talks regarding sixth form lessons, content of courses and expectations on students. The evening is designed to support all students in making the right choices and, in order to do so, the more information they gain Tuesday evening and during the coming months is vital to their final decisions. As we hope you are aware, as an all though 11-18 school, all our current Year 11 students have a place with us in the Sixth Form. However, guidance and support is available for those students who are seeking alternative educational and training pathways if more suited to their individual needs.
On a final note, I cannot fail to mention the outstanding array of costumes that welcomed me as I returned to College on Thursday morning as students and staff came dressed as characters from their favourite books. As with The Day of the Doctor, where the College was full of Daleks, Cybermen and Slitheens, National Book Day brought Musketeers, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and Father Mike as Toad of Toad Hall! Well done to all students (and staff) who participated in such a fun day! Money raised will be sent to support the international charity Book Aid.
Please find below details of revised bus timetable for services 326 and 402 during the Bouldnor Road closure which will be serving both Carisbrooke and Christ the King Colleges.
Students living in Bouldnor, Cranmore and Shalfleet or along this section of the route will need to access service 326. Those living between Totland Bay and Yarmouth will need to catch service 402. This closure will be in place from Monday 17 February – 4 April 2014 inclusive.