Time to talk this Christmas
With the Christmas holiday now approaching, we wanted to take the opportunity to contact parents, guardians and carers with a reminder that support is available, if it is needed, over the Christmas period.
The period over Christmas and New Year is, of course, a time for everyone to celebrate but it can also be stressful both for parents and for young people. Read More......
- Category: Latest
A very good start to the 2014/15 academic year, which has flown by in what appears to be a matter of days rather than the fourteen weeks it has been. As a dynamic school we thrive on change and innovation and this term has been no exception. The departure of Mr Roworth to become Head Teacher at Haute Vallee heralded the appointment of Miss Parker as Deputy Head and she has taken to the role with a degree of professional determination that all of us greatly appreciate. In turn, Miss Parker’s replacement, Mrs Hansford, joins us from the Bristol area as Assistant Head in the New Year.
Other significant changes include the resignation of Martin Dryden as Chair of Governors and the election of Richard Lane as Chair and Marcus Troy as Vice. On behalf of everyone involved with Le Rocquier I would like to thank Martin for three years of valuable service.
Once again there has been no end of major events this term. Some of the highlights have included the Year 10 boys’ football team winning the Island Cup against Victoria College on penalties after extra time, the senior girls’ hockey team winning the league and the cup, success at the Jersey Eisteddfod , a memorable Romeo and Juliet play and the visit of the children's author Tom Palmer.
Awards this term have included, for the third time, the British Council International Award, a UK Gifted and Talented Award and most recently the Jersey Environmental trust "Turn if Off" award. We are finishing off the term with our long standing Year 11 Christmas Party at the Ambassador Hotel along with numerous reward trips and events for many of the students who have consistently tried hard in school.
We are on the edge of some very exciting ICT developments at the school. A specific ICT letter will be sent to parents before the Christmas break. In brief the school has decided that it will support the Googles Apps for Education software ecosystem along with two hardware devices - Apple IPad Minis and Google Chrome devices. Gradually in 2015 we will be encouraging students to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to school in order to improve their learning. Students and parents will be kept fully informed with these ICT developments.
We have also recently received the full official student attendance figures for the 2013/14 academic year and I am glad to say the statistics for Le Rocquier are very positive indeed. Current attendance figures for this term are also positive, with an average attendance rate of over 94% since the start of term.
Let me finish with a thank you for all the support parents and carers give to the school, it is very much appreciated.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
- Category: About us
Le Rocquier is a successful and oversubscribed 11-16 school serving the east of the Island of Jersey. It occupies a superb site with the new school buildings opened in 2006. Le Rocquier has extensive playing fields and excellent facilities for sport.
Within the past few years Le Rocquier has won numerous high profile awards including:
The International School Award 2005 to 2008, 2008 to 2011 and now 2011 to 2014 - and is the only school in the Channel Islands with this designation.
The Jersey Enterprise Sandpiper Training in Business Award in 2007 for developing the people within the school community and is the only school to have won this award.
Leading Parent Partnership Award 2009.
The Jersey Enterprise Skills Jersey Development of People Award 2010.
Investors in People at Profile level 2007 and was the first business in the Channel Islands to achieve this.
Investors in People Silver 2010.
Investors in People Champion 2011.
Jersey Institute of Directors 2011 Public Sector Director of the Year – Richard Rolfe, Headteacher
Institute of Directors National Public Sector Third Sector Director of the Year 2011: Richard Rolfe, former Headteacher. Richard was also the runner up in the overall Director of the Year category.
This demonstrates the school’s continued determination to be the best so that it can serve the community.
In a recent report by independent inspectors the school was called “outstanding” and the curriculum was also rated as outstanding.
We support a large range of abilities at Le Rocquier School and we are proud to celebrate all achievements. We are also proud that we are a school that supports children and their families whatever their starting point in life is.