S6C Update

Every year, at this time, we expect there to be a small amount of staff absence due to illness and this year is no exception. In the event that a teacher is unwell, work will always be set for students on Google Classroom. There is a significant amount of work for students to work through on Google Classroom and there should never be a time that a student has nothing to do. Part of the college ethos is to teach students to manage their own learning and study independently and the absence of a teacher over a short period of time should not significantly impact a student’s progress. Please get in touch with me by email if you have any further questions or concerns. 

Mock Exams
Year 13 mocks have been taking place this week and all our students have approached this stressful time with dedication and maturity and I would like to thank everyone involved in the exams for their hard work.

British Library 
This week a number of students visited the British Library and the trip was enjoyed by all. Emma McAndrew, Teacher of English, was absolutely delighted with how our students behaved, reporting that they were all fantastic, engaged and enthusiastic – a real pleasure. It’s always nice to hear how wonderful our students are, even though we already know they are brilliant!

Elf Day – Wednesday 06 December
This year we are observing Elf Day in support of The Alzheimer’s Society. Students and staff can dress entirely as elves or wear a more discreet elf emblem such as a hat, pointy ears or rosy cheeks. The Student Union will be selling cakes and treats during breaks and all proceeds will be donated to our chosen charity. I hope that everyone will support the very important work that The Alzheimer’s Society does and I look forward to seeing a number of rogue elves on Wednesday. Please click on the logo below if you would like to donate.

Development Day – Thursday 07 December
Next Thursday we have our Healthy Relationships and Sexual Health Development Day. This is compulsory for all students and they will be in college from 9.30am to 3.30pm exploring this important area of personal development and safety. The day is designed to be accessible, safe and inclusive and any parents or carers who would like additional information are invited to contact our Pastoral Lead, Rebecca Anderson. Throughout the day students will be able to join staff-led workshops with topics ranging from period products, friendship issues and healthy friendships, how to travel safely, the best of Netflix’s Sex Education and more. Students will also be given time to look at online resources. 

The Big Ambition
The link below has been sent by Dame Rachel De Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England. This national campaign is a survey for all children aged 0-18 and provides an opportunity for the children of England to tell political decision makers what is important to them ahead of the General Election. Dame Rachel De Souza will be sharing the responses with the Government to ensure that children’s voices are heard. This is a great opportunity to teach children about politics and why it is important for them to use their voice! Complete the survey here: www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/thebigambition

Memoto is a company that has been created by two S6C students and is a brand dedicated to subtle LGBTQ+ clothing which features a hug logo. The students pitched their idea to me and I have been hugely impressed with their products and the company ethos. Please support this brilliant enterprise by going to memoto.co.uk.

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 06 December
– Elf Day
– S6C Football Academy v. Bristol Rovers (home @ Ringwood Football Club)
– S6C Netball Academy v. South Wilts Grammar School (away)
Thursday 07 December
– Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships Development Day
– Interview Evening
Friday 08 December
Christmas Jumper Day
Thursday 14 December
Year 13 University Mock Interviews
Friday 15 December
Term Ends – Students will be expected to attend their lessons in Period 1 then there will be a staff v student quiz. College will close at midday.
Thursday 04 January/Friday 05 January
Staff training
Monday 08 January
Term Begins
Wednesday 10 January
Exams begin
Thursday 11 January
Cause for concern parents evening