I would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very happy and holy Christmas, but not necessarily a white one after all the snow this week! We are breaking up relatively late this year and consequently school will not reopen until the 8th January 2018. Please ensure that normal uniform standards apply and that any work set for the holiday is completed to a high standard. I also hope that you all have time to enjoy Christmas with friends and family.
Next week we will have our Advent services, during which we celebrate the church’s season of waiting for the arrival of Jesus Christ. It is a joyful time but also gives us an opportunity to be grateful for all our many blessings.
Next term we are reviewing what we do during parents’ evenings and will include more opportunities for parents and students to receive careers’ guidance, to have updates on the current grading system and what we are doing in school to support our students, to get advice from the pastoral team and community police about any concerns along with the usual appointments with subjects staff. We hope this will be very useful.
We are about to start Advent, this is the season during which we prepare for the birth of Christ and remember the true meaning of Christmas.