Team Ecuador Christmas Fayre
Team Ecuador are holding a Christmas Fayre on 18th December. This is in aid of our voluntary work in Ecuador next year. We are a group who have been fundraising for 12 months to travel to Ecuador for four weeks. Whilst we are ther…
In the Summer of 2013, nine students, along with three teachers, visited Ethiopia to complete voluntary work with a school in Gondar. The trip, allowed both for an insight for our students into the poverty that exists around the world, and for us to see the beauty of the culture and the country. Since returning, as a group, the students have been supporting three students at the school we visited, helping them to buy the clothes and equipment they need for their education. We periodically raise money for this cause, and this Christmas are selling decorations (click on the image for the link) for this purpose. We are grateful for any support you can provide. Best Wishes and a Merry Christmas Students and Staff who visited Ethiopia
This week has been as busy and successful as predicted in last week’s Newsletter!
Firstly, I need to thank the significant number of Year 11 parents and students who attended our Sixth Form Open Evening last night. It was wonderful to be supported by such large numbers for such an important evening, and I hope that everyone in attendance found it informative and enjoyable. There was a very special feel to last night’s event, a strong sense of community, purposefulness and pride. I believe that this is mainly due to the all-round recognition of the success of our Sixth Form; the confidence our students, parents and wider community show in us as they plan for progressing into the Sixth Form; and, not least and extremely importantly, the genuine excitement and ‘buzz’ that is felt about the whole atmosphere in the Sixth Centre. Our Sixth Form students themselves were totally committed to taking responsibility for part of the evening, and no-one who visited their Common Room could fail to be impressed by the way they promoted our College; as always, they were wonderful ambassadors.
Indeed, our students have been representing us superbly at events around the Island as the centenary commemorations have taken place for World War 1. My thanks for all of those families who supported us last weekend for the parade and service at the Minster. Once again, our College students were praised for the way in which they conducted themselves. College students also led the prayers in the Minster itself. On Tuesday, as you would expect, the entire student and staff body marked the occasion admirably.
Finally, may I remind you that, on Friday 21st November at 4.00 pm, we are welcoming Jacob Rees-Mogg MP to the College as a Guest Speaker. It is an enormous privilege to have been able to secure such a prestigious speaker; a man well known for his combination of wit and intellect whom I am sure you will have watched or heard on many occasions. I sincerely hope that some parents will be able to join us.
As I complete this newsletter, the rains have stopped and the sun is shining; I hope this augurs well for a wonderful weekend which we can all enjoy!
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