HEADTEACHER'S BLOG - MAY 2015
Champions Are Made in the Summer!
We had a recent assembly where I talked to the
children about being champions, in whatever way that meant for
them. I challenged them to think about what they could do to achieve
their personal best this term. With the
examination season now open us I am delighted with the way in which our young
people have thrown themselves into this half term. It is a busy time of
year for our students particularly those facing public examinations.
However, the students have worked hard and shown resilience. As a father
of a child who has just finished his SATs I understand the need for balance
between wanting our children to do well and pushing too hard. I hope that
at The Coleshill School we have got the balance right and, certainly in the
younger years, there is a balance between fun and preparing them for
examinations. As we move into next half term there a range of exciting
things to look forward to, as you will see below.
There is no Coleshill Matters this half term as
we are preparing a bumper edition for the end of the year.
May I take this opportunity to thank all our
families for their support and wish you a good half term break.
Year 8 Meet Author,
8 visited Arthur Terry School with Miss Lamburn to meet author Annabel Pitcher
as shown in the photo above. Her latest
book is ‘My sister lives on the mantelpiece’ This critically acclaimed book deals with the
difficult contemporary issues of both bullying and terrorism and manages to
bring a sense of humour to both subjects.
Year 11 on Track for Best Results Ever
The final set of mock examinations demonstrated
continued excellent progress for our hard working Year 11 cohort. They are on track to achieve the best results
the school has ever achieved across the full range of subjects. We are so proud of them and wish them the very
best of luck as they sit their final examinations. We look forward to celebrating with them in
Year 11 Key
Half term revision
Leavers’ Assembly – Tuesday 23rd
Year 12 Induction Day –– Wednesday 24th
June - for Year 11 joining the Sixth Form, as well as external candidates
Year 11 Prom – Friday 3rd July
(please ensure you have paid on Parent Pay)
Sixth Form Going Strong
We wish all our sixth formers luck in the final
exams. Year 13 will be leaving us to start the next stage in their lives
and we will miss them dearly; a very special cohort who are set to achieve the
best results of any Year 13 cohort. We look forward to welcoming
Year 12 back soon into Year 13 and also welcoming the new Year 12 as our Sixth
Form goes from strength to strength.
Form Key Dates
12 return on Monday June 8th
Year 13 Leavers’ Assembly Friday June 19th
Year 13 Ball – Friday 26th June (please
ensure you have paid on Parent Pay)
Oversubscribed in Year 7!
As a sign of how far the school has improved we
are oversubscribed for the new Year 7 in September 2015. As a
result we have increased our capacity to 210 for the next three years in Year 7
only. We are welcoming in year
admissions into all other year groups also. This means the school will
again be full by 2017, ensuring we can provide the very best in teachers and
resources for our young people.
May I remind you that we will be having an Open
Morning on Saturday June 27th 9.00am-12.00pm for prospective
families for both Year 7 and Sixth Form.
A Fun Time Ahead…
Next half term we have some exciting things to
look forward to:
British Values Week – a week of activities
where all students in Year 7, 8 & 9 will be off timetable and in
non-uniform. They will take part in a range of activities across subjects and
will have the chance to work with our partner primaries who will each be coming
into school for a morning or afternoon during the week.
Work Experience Week – during the same week
Y10 will be out of school on work experience. This is such an important and
valuable time for the Year 10 students as they take their first real steps into
Drayton Manor – Year 7, 8 & 9 have the
opportunity to go to Drayton Manor during British Values week. Can I urge
families to pay for this trip on Parent Pay so that children don’t miss out on
a fun day with their friends to celebrate all their fabulous achievements this
Sports Day – a real highlight in the school
calendar as the houses battle it out to be crowned sports champion. Dudley were
victorious last year, who will be successful this time around?
Awards Evening – Tuesday 14th
July. Invites will be posted out soon after half term to award winners to
attend our annual prestigious awards evening.
We break up for the summer holidays at 3.10 pm on
Thursday 16th July.
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