Le Rocquier Ski Trip 2017 St. Anton Austria
Information on the Le Rocquier Ski trip to St. Anton in Austria pdf can be found here (663 KB)
Le Rocquier School Easter Bingo. Friday 24th March.
Doors open 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Free entry
Raffle Prizes & Chocolate Easter Eggs to be won with Jackpot ‘flyer’ prize ! One ‘Lucky’ Year 7 Student, who attends the bingo evening, will be the lucky ‘GOLDEN TICKET WINNER’ who claims the STAR PRIZE ! Please note: You will have to be accompanied by an adult to gain entry on the evening (No Under 18’s will be allowed to gain entry without being accompanied by an adult)
BBC School Report was the highlight this week - with some students interviewing a GB, gold medal winning hockey player and other students reading the news and weather. Well done to everyone that was involved.
A few reminders this week:
Cycle helmets: as many of you will know it is Jersey law that anyone that is 14 and under must wear a cycle helmet when they are riding a bike. It is also a school rule that all students must do the same when they are riding bike. Students not wearing a helmet run the risk of a school cycling ban.
Mobile Phones: I am increasingly getting concerned that these are not being used appropriately at times. We do encourage their use to support learning, when this has been approved by the teacher. However, filming others, texting others in class, air dropping inappropriate pictures, as examples, are all inappropriate and students will be sanctioned appropriately.
Planning Consultation: meeting/display will be held at the school on Tuesday evening at 3:00pm. This covers a proposed cycle/pedestrian way from the school towards La Marais. Your views are being sort by the Planning Department.
Two teams of the week this week: the first is the BBC School Report Team for all their work on Thursday and the second Team of the Week is the Princes Trust Group for all the collective support and encouragement they give to each other, especially when they are doing difficult challenges, like abseiling.
Student of the Week goes to Edith Brown for being a consistently first class student all round and for specifically reading so much and going the extra mile with her English work.
Enjoy the weekend.
- Category: School Admin
LE ROCQUIER SCHOOL
Head teacher: Mr. Philip Slater
Address: St Clement, Jersey JE2 6QP
Telephone: (01534) 855876
Fax: (01534) 857100
Le Rocquier School - Our School, Our Education, Our Future.
The new Le Rocquier school building opened in February 2006; a modern, spacious and innovative building that is a focus for our dynamic learning community. In the following profile I have highlighted some of the areas that will be of interest to prospective parents and students.
We place a high priority on the pastoral care of students. Each year group in the school is divided into a number of form groups looked after by a tutor, supported by a Head of Year, both of whom will normally stay with the year group as students move through the school. An intensive Induction Programme for Year 6 students exists to help make their transition to Le Rocquier School a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Key staff visit each primary school, and students enjoy a two day induction programme where they follow a special timetable and meet other students and staff. Some students are invited to our extended induction programme which culminates in a Summer Learning Festival during the summer holiday.
In order to make the transition to secondary school as smooth as possible, year 7 have their own school within the main school called ‘Little Rocq’. This means that they have their own team of staff and can enjoy all the facilities without having to share them with the older students. This has been highly successful and this arrangement is popular with students and parents/carers. In the majority of subjects where student numbers allow, setting occurs so that teaching can support student ability. We use academic data to set challenging targets and feedback progress to parents three times a year.
Students follow the Jersey Curriculum through Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) and will enjoy a very wide range of options at Key Stage 4. Careers and Personal guidance is an important part of the curriculum. Over 90% of students stay on in full-time education.
We offer a full programme of extra-curricular activities. These include a full PE programme, homework club, Science Club, drama productions, sign-language classes, charity work, art club and First Aid training. Our Library and ICT suites are open to all year groups at all break times and after school for learning activities. Activities Week in the Summer Term offers students a wide range of interesting on and off island activities.
There is a strong commitment to Special Educational Needs. We have a team of Special Needs teachers and Teaching Assistants. Links with external agencies are strong. Le Rocquier has strong partnerships with a variety of outside agencies who contribute to the school’s Multi Agency Support Team (MAST). The Island’s provision for students with impaired hearing is located at Le Rocquier.
A leadership development programme is in place for students to follow from year 7 to year 11. These opportunities include helping to receive visitors, library volunteers, peer readers, sports leaders, student mentors, both Senior and Junior head boys / head girls and prefect roles. A successful School Council, which manages its own budget, is run by students for students.
All students are assigned a House when they arrive. The Houses are based on five of the continents to support the school’s international dimension. Le Rocquier is the first school in the Channel Islands to win the British Council’s International School Award. All aspects of the curriculum have an international content so that students can learn about global issues and their place in a rapidly changing world. Close links have been developed with schools in France and Kenya.
Investors in People
The school has been awarded ‘Investors in People’ at Gold Level and is designated as an Investor in People ‘Champion’, which demonstrates the commitment and dedication of a strong and well-qualified staff team that works together to improve the quality of teaching and learning at Le Rocquier.
Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA)
In 2013, Le Rocquier was again awarded the LPPA which recognizes the extensive work undertaken with parents and carers including our Parenting courses and support groups.
Students at Le Rocquier School are well-motivated. National examination results are very good and show extremely good Value Added in many subjects.