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Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

This Week's Notices

It is important to us that parents are kept up to date with notices from the College.  Please check here each week for important information about your daughter and the College. 

Recruiting - Invigilators  

The college is looking to recruit a number of Exam Invigilators to join our existing team for upcoming practical and written exams.  Days and hours would be flexible and negotiable.  Full training will be given to successful applicants.

The post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

Closing date:  29 September 2017

Interviews will be held w/c 9 October 2017

Training for successful applicants will be on 25 October 2017

For full details and an application form please click here.

College Photographs 

Orders

Student photographs were taken on Tuesday 5 September by Jane Stapleton School Photography. Proof copies have been distributed to students on Monday 18 September. To order online parents need to visit www.jssp.co.uk and enter the UID that is displayed in the top corner of their proof. Alternatively you can call their office to place an order on 01773 717984 (Office hours Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm ). Please do not bring money into the school. All orders must be placed either online or over the phone only. Orders must be placed by Thursday 28 September. All orders will be delivered to school approximately two weeks after the order deadline, unless parents select home delivery at checkout for an additional cost.

Ordering after the deadline.

If a parent has missed the order deadline for placing an order, they can still order online or by telephone. However, there is a £4.00 surcharge. Any late orders are sent direct to the parent’s home address.

New Chair of Governors 

We are pleased to announce that Reverend John McGinley has been elected as the new Chair of Governors for Sir Jonathan North Community College.

John has past experience of being Chair of Governors at a Junior School and is currently Chair of Trustees of two charities.  His role as Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Leicester gives him experience of managing budgets, employing staff, understanding pastoral care, fulfilling institutional requirements and the role of a public representative figure.

Safeguarding Snippet
 

There has been a lot of information recently in the press regarding Digital Anxiety and how your child might be experiencing this.  To support you as a parent BT have produced a guide to understanding the issues involved.  Please click here to read the article or here for the advice to parents on social media.

If you feel your daughter is experiencing any form of anxiety please do not hesitate to contact the College so that we can help you to support her with this. 

Stars of the Week
 

With 100% attendance and no late marks last week, our Stars of the Week are:

Holly 7.9

Emila 8.2

Zaynab 9.9

Evie 10.3

Safa 11.7

Joanne 11.5 

Post 16 talks 

Over the next few months Post 16 providers are holding their Open Day events.  We strongly recommend that you visit the college your daughter would like to attend to learn more about what they can offer her.  Click here for a list of the Open Day events.

In addition, during lunchtime sessions students are invited to attend presentations from some local providers on their College.  Click here for a list of the lunchtime sessions. 

For more information regarding the transition post 16 please click here for our website page. 

Year 8 HPV Injections 

If your daughter is in Year 8 you will have received an invitation for her to have a HPV injection on 26 September as part of the national vaccination programme. This is offered to all students aged 12 - 13.  The second vacine will be given on 8 May.  You must return the slip to either give your consent or withdraw your daughter.  

Click here for a copy of the letter and click here for a copy of the consent form. 

Extra Curricular Activities 2017 - 2018 

There are many different activities that your daughter can participate in either during lunchtime of after school.  These will help to boost her confidence, learn new skills and make new friends.  The timetable is now available by clicking here. Your daughter can approach the teacher in charge of the activity to gain a space. 

Reading Challenge - 9 for 9 and 10 for 10 

All  students in Years 9 and 10 are invited to read and complete the 9 for 9 and 10 for 10 reading challenge.  This involves reading a selection of  9 or 10 books suitable for their age.  They can then -

  • Post a review of the book on Eclipse our library management system.

Or

Or

  • Make a movie trailer using Movie maker.

They will be rewarded at each stage of finishing a book/task. When they have completed reading all the books in the challenge, their name will be entered in a prize draw at the end of the challenge.

Besides helping to prepare students for their English Language exam, research suggests that reading for pleasure helps students develop a range of skills which enables them to gain better outcomes across all subject areas.  (Source: Department for Education, Research Evidence on Reading for Pleasure.)

Please encourage your daughter to complete the challenge.