This Week's Notices
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From the Principal
As we approach the last week of term, students and staff are looking forward to Christmas and a well-earned holiday. College life has been very busy with our Year 11 students currently taking their mock examinations which they will receive their results for on Tuesday 21 January.
This week students have been involved in the Age UK Christmas Hampers Appeal and our Christmas Concert which took place on the 11 December. Well done to all involved. We will also be running a non-school uniform day with the procedures going to Age UK and the World Land Trust.
In the New Year we will be launching a new Sir Jonathan North website which I hope will allow even easier access to information for current and prospective parents and students.
I would like to thank parents for their support during the term and to remind them that lessons continue on until 12.30 pm on 20 December 2019.The college re-opens for students on 8.30 am on Tuesday 7 January 2020.
We would like to extend our good wishes to everyone celebrating a festival over the next few weeks.
Changes to how we manage lateness
We aim for an environment which enables and encourages all members of the community to reach out for excellence. For students to gain the greatest benefit from their education, it is vital that they attend regularly and that your daughter is on time each day. If your daughter misses the start of the day they can miss work and do not spend time with their class teacher getting vital information and news for the day. Students arriving late also disrupt lessons.
The school day starts at 8:30am and we expect your daughter to be in school by 8:25am. Registers are marked at 8:30am and your daughter will receive a late mark if she is not in her lesson by that time. If your daughter receives a late mark for the morning registration, then she will receive an automatic after school detention on that day. The detention will be for 30 minutes between 2:45pm and 3:15pm. A text message will be sent to you to inform you of this. This system will be in place when we return back to college on the 7th January.
Thank you for your continued support
Thank you to all parents and carers who have shown their support for the college by ensuring that their daughters have worn the correct dress this year. The majority of students follow the college dress code and are proud of their appearance, both at school and in the local community.
A reminder to all students that they should be wearing the correct college dress at all time. This includes ensuring that any trousers are full length and if students have a nose peircing, it should be a stud and not a hoop.
The College takes its many responsibilities for the health and safety of students, staff and visitors seriously. Students can learn the skills which will help them to ‘stay safe’ as they inevitably become more independent from both their parents and their teachers.
Please can we ask you to remind your daughter about the need to be aware of her safety on her journey to and from College. As the dark nights continue, students should use well-lit areas and avoid walking by themselves. Students should avoid taking short cuts through isolated areas including the ‘mud dumps’ and Nature Reserve.
School Gates at the End of the Day
The main college gates will be closed from 2.45 pm until 3 pm in order to allow our student to vacate the College safely. If you need to leave the site during these time you are advised to park off site. Taxis for students with special requirements should be clear of the site before the gates are closed or will have to wait until the gates are reopened. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding on this matter.
Business Manager (Site)
Design and Technology Stars of the Month
Year 10- Eve
Year 9- Saadiyah
Year 8- Anya
Year 7- Humairaa
Fashion and Textiles
Year 11- Sammy
Year 9- Tiffany
Year 7- Juliet
Food Preparation and Nutrition
Year 11- Ellie
Year 9- Gianne
Year 8- Erin
Year 7- Jessica
KS4 Level 2 Dodgeball
KS4 Level 2 Dodgeball Competition
We took our Dodgeball teams to the Level 2 competition on 5th December 2019 and came away with 2nd and 6th places (out of 9 schools)! We qualify as winners of the West ready to go to the Level 3 competition soon.
Well done to all the students who played you were amazing! A special thank you goes to Halimah for coming with us last minute!
A Team: Evie, Latayah, Irina, Angeline, Zoha, Zoya
B Team: Carys, Jayna, Nadia, Katie, Halimah, Zarina