Thought for the Week
― H. Jackson Brown Jr. Author
Dates for your diary
Student Video Blog Sports Report
The year 9s faced Sir Thomas Boughey in the cup, semi final. It was a hard fought game, which the lads often dominated, however the result didn’t reflect this and unfortunately it finished 3-1 to Sir Thomas Bowen.
The Sports Reporter’s Man Of The Match:
Callum Stockbridge, who scored from a Set Piece after a fantastic cross by Eddie Smith.
Take a look at the video below (click the link) which includes: Game Footage, Player Interviews and Reports, your reporter is Max Hayes.
It’s never too early to start revising!
Donations gratefully received for a Christmas Hamper at the front office.
Proceeds of the raffle will go to our PTA who continue to be a huge support to the school.
As mentioned above we have parents evenings coming up for both year 13 and 11. Bookings for these are to be made via insight, thus you as parents will have to have activated your account. Lookout for an email from insight@tahs .org.uk with your details and if you have any issues please email the same address.
Neither evening is open to parents yet, year 13 will be the first to go live on the afternoon of Monday 13th November.
A letter has been sent home today to explain about Parents Evening which is on Tuesday 21st November from 4.00pm – 7.00pm. Year 13 Parents Evening will be placed on Insight from Monday 13th November, all parents are asked to log on to Insight and follow the instructions in the letter, this will allow you to make the appointments with the classroom teachers. If, for any reason, you are not able to attend, then could you let Mrs Walton know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will request information form the teachers and give you a brief overview of progress so far this year. Parents Evening is vital to the success of our students, it allows us to share minor concerns or worries about your child and on a more positive note express how pleased we are with the progress that they are making.
All Year 13 students are aware of the upcoming mock examinations in January and we would ask you to encourage that they start revising at home as soon as possible so that a true picture of their progress can be captured at this time. The mock examination process is key to establishing a beneficial pathway to the end of the course, which allows students to focus on weaker topic areas and improve on essay skills or examination question structures.
Next week, Thursday 16th November, we have asked an external speaker to come in and talk to all our Year 13 students about student finance, This will be held in the theatre during period 5, this is a mandatory event and all Year 13 students are expected to attend. In order to support parents of students wishing to attend university we have asked the same organisation to deliver an information evening on Wednesday 22nd November at 6.00pm in the school theatre. We hope to see many of you there so that you can ask your questions and hopefully alleviate any fears you may have at this time about Student Finance.
Many our Year 13 students are well on their way to sending their UCAS applications, why not ask to look at their application and talk to them about their choices. It is nice to see how far they have come. I have spoken to many students this week on why they have selected specific courses and universities and the reasons they have given are varied. Are they making the choices for the right reason? I would expect all students to look at courses that are aspirational as well as safe choices so that on results day they have the opportunity to select the right place for them.
Thanks to all our Year 12 volunteers who have helped support Remembrance Day and have visited all registration groups selling poppies, without them the school would not be able to make this as successful as we do. It also with gratitude that I thank those in the Senior Prefect team for reading the names of past students who have died in battle from 1914 to present day.
Latest from “Down Farm!”
The redevelopment of the site continues apace with the enclosure for the rabbit and guinea pig hutches built and steps repaired. Mrs Lyon even brought in her old clothes so she could try her hand at brick laying. A big thank you this week goes to Carillion for their continued support and expertise as well as R.P George and TFD for supplying wood, mesh and screw fittings for the hutches. Students are now eager to get their hands on the paint so that they can practise their artistic skills on the wall to produce a rural themed mural.
This week in vet skills students were fascinated to see the reproductive organs of both a bull and a cow which fitted in well with their class work on reproduction. They were able to use the proper AI equipment to have a go at artificial insemination. The students impressed me with their willingness to get stuck in and the vet was impressed with their knowledge and understanding of some quite difficult scientific concepts.
Finally, we said a temporary goodbye to Rosie, our farm manager, this week as she starts her well-deserved maternity leave. However, as is always the case when working with children and animals, her work is never quite finished and she is hoping to support our students next weekend when they are showing the school lambs at the Winter Fayre. The lambs have been washed and trimmed and are currently enjoying a life of luxury inside the barn with shelter, warm bedding and copious amounts of food. They should be in perfect condition ready for next weekend and we wish them the best of luck at the show.
Non Uniform Day for Children In Need
Cake Sale for Children In Need
Pastoral students of the week
This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:
Alice Boothby, Chloe Cartwright and Thomas Johnson for excellent Biology Assessments
Finlay White and Callum Dreher for their continued high levels of curiosity and interest in Biology
Amy Burrows and Tom Smith for making a superb start to year 11 Biology
News from PE
Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com
New this week JCB applications are open.