Assemblies for the week commencing 26th February will be led by Mrs Rudge
Theme: Your Future
Thought for the Week
‘The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.’
‘People always find it easier to be a result of the past rather than a cause of the future.’
Dates for your diary
26/2/2018 School Reopens 8.40
27/2/2018 Year 9 Parents Evening
1/3/2018 Tim Benton Motivational Speaker
22/3/2018 Year 10 Parents Evening
Arts Society- Outstanding Artist of the Year Award
We have counted, checked and verified and the votes are now in! Students in Year 12 who have had the most number of votes from students and staff have been asked to apply in writing to Mrs Dodd for the prestigious role of Senior Prefect. All students on the list must see Mrs Walton to collect their application letter. It is a lovely task to post the list of names but we are very aware of those that would have loved an opportunity to apply for the role of Senior Prefect but were unable to secure enough votes and therefore may feel dejected. I would encourage those students to speak to a member of the Sixth Form Team upon their return after half term.
Last night we saw a tremendous turn out at the Careers Fair, and it was so nice to be asked such a varied range of questions. To speak to so many that I teach in Year 9 and to answer their questions about entry requirements for the Sixth Form and what A Levels we recommend for their career choices was a pleasure. If there are any more questions that you would like answering then please email the Team at Sixthform@tahs.org.uk.
Letters have been sent out to prospective Year 12 students from our current Year 11 cohort. On the letter, there will be a date, time and location for the interview. We are looking forward to meeting all of these students but also welcome the opportunity to meet their parents/carers. It is recommended that parents do attend, as there may be some questions that you may want answering. If for some reason you are not able to attend on the time and date given then please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reschedule the meeting.
With my Year 13 group this afternoon we have worked out that they have ten weeks and four teaching days left. I recommended that they ensure over the next couple of weeks that all their subject content is transferred in to revision materials. The sooner the students complete this the longer they have to learn and remember. A student who has learnt the content inside out and back to front is a student that will feel confident when walking in to an exam venue. A student who is disorganised and has not spent the correct amount of time learning their content may feel apprehensive and therefore not perform as well as they could in the exam. It seems logical to advise at this point that if any student needs support with managing their time in and out of school then they need to speak to their subject teachers as well as the Sixth Form Team.
Year 9 Options
Year 9 students are now able to complete their option choices via Insight. The diagram below shows how to complete this. If students have difficulties accessing the options form or the options information that has been sent to them via Insight over half term, just let your tutor know when you return. Thank you to those students who have already completed their choices but if you are unsure of what to choose there is no rush to complete the form as the deadline for completion is Wednesday 28th February. It is important to think carefully about the options that are open to you so please read through the options booklet and use the Fast Tomato website (https://www.fasttomato.com/) to help you make an informed decision.
The annual Thomas Alleyne’s Careers Fair took place on Thursday 15th February. There were over 40 different stands representing a variety of employers, colleges, universities and school departments present. Students and parents were able to get advice and guidance regarding A Level, BTEC and GCSE subjects and what career opportunities are open to them. We would like to thank all of the organisations involved and Mrs Lyons for her fantastic organisation. We’re looking forward to next years already!
Tim Benton Motivational Speaker
“I want you to live at your best”
Thursday 1st March, 6.00pm at Thomas Alleyne’s
For the fourth consecutive year we are fortunate to have Tim to come talk to year 11 pupils and parents.
Tim has the knack of challenging you to be better than you were before but without you really noticing. Through his disarming manner, his casual and entertaining style and his inarguable logic, he helps all those he works with – young and old – revaluate what they do, why they do it and whether they should be doing something else entirely.
Parents who have been to his talks always head home buzzing with ideas that are not only helpful in dealing with their children but also very relevant to their own careers and personal development.
Come on Thursday 1st March 6.00pm in the Theatre in order to support your child over the next few months in order for them to achieve their full potential.
Dates for Holiday Revision
These are the dates so far for your child to attend revision. There will be more to come .
The latest interventions timetable is under the link below:
News from PE
Another great cheerleading session happened on Wednesday with the students learning a new dance routine and new stunts. Feel free to come along to the sessions, it’s not too late.
This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Crum are:
Willow Gregory for bringing in a myriad of interesting artefacts
Aryan Khunti for constant enthusiasm for Science
Aaron Gwynne for consistent excellence in achievement
Rachel Agnew for superb effort and attainment
Heather Forsyth for exemplary effort in Year 11
Amelia Graham for consistent excellent effort in her work
Chloe Sherlock and Abigail Podmore for excellent effort and attainment
This week’s Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mrs North are:
Mackensie Paterson and Jenna Timmis for excellent effort in course work
This week’s Environmental Land Based Science Students of the Week also selected by Mrs North are:
Raeley Hall and Chloe Brown for excellent results in their trial exams
Well done to all students!
Valentine’s Cake Sale
Thank you to all the students of 13B that made and bought items for our cake sale and a HUGE thank you to all the staff and students that bought the cakes, cookies and other lovely goodies. We managed to raise over £150 for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Well done to all!!!
Year 11 Computing Revision Schedual
Year 9 Parents Evening
Mr Sabin is unable to attend the year 9 parents evening on 27th February, from 5:30 onwards. However he will be available for appointments between 3 and 5:30. If anyone would like to make an appointment with Mr Sabin before 4pm, please email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he will make a booking. Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience.
Please see the link below for full details of the English revision sessions available for year 11 students.
Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com
This week information on:
An Army Open Day in Newcastle…