That was a really exciting two weeks until the end of term. We had a range of activities going on around school.
Year 8 gifted and talented students visited our partner school in Tremblay for two nights and three days to build relations across the channel. Year 9 had a charity cake sale to raise money for two worthy causes: The Grace Crocker and Cerebral Palsy charities. Year 10 had an Activity Day and their English Literature mock exams in preparation for their exams in June. Year 11 had interviews for Hautlieu, a visit to the higher Education Fayre, the States Greece Voting theatre visit and a prom fund raising cake sale. The corridors are still ringing with the sound of Mr Webster selling raffle tickets! The photos were taken for all year groups and we look forward to seeing the results of the amusing faces pulled by the staff and students in the ‘silly’ versions. I was delighted to find that we have 181 students with 100% attendance this term. That is an excellent achievement and I thank all of those individuals for ignoring their sniffles and braving the cold weather to make it in every day!
Two events made me especially proud of our students. The Eisteddfod was held at the Jersey Agricultural show grounds and our students excelled in the Art and Photography sections. Special mention must go to Anita Tavares who received student of the week for her gold award. The Jersey Music Service also held a concert at Fort Regent on 24th March and this showcased the talent of many of our musicians.
Over Easter I hope you followed the escapades of our ski trip to Austria. The students posted numerous videos on our Facebook page so go and take a look if you haven’t already. They survived the trip and arrived back safe and sound on Friday night. Also over Easter, many of our students have attended the JCG revision classes. JCG were kind enough to offer four bursaries to our students to attend numerous sessions for free. Thanks you to Miss Gomes, a former Le Rocquier student and teacher, for arranging this.
Year 11 should be busy preparing for their summer exams. Revision should be well under way and we have a competition running on our homework platform; Doddle. The students have two challenges to take part in:
The Easter Challenge Leader Board: which runs for 2 weeks of the Easter holiday and looks at how many resources students have completed on Doddle.
The Final Sprint Leader Board: runs from 16th April – 6th May and looks at how many resources students have completed on Doddle.
The top 3 students nationwide will receive an Amazon Fire 7 Tablet, with runner up prizes for students in the top 10.
I would encourage all students to get their heads down and focus in the last six weeks until their exams begin!
Three events are taking place after Easter that I would like you to note. Firstly we have the States Elections taking place with our very own Mr Ward standing for election. We would like to wish him the very best of luck in his campaign. I would also urge you to support our two exciting Performing Arts productions taking place after Easter. The students have been rehearsing tirelessly for Bugsy Malone (Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th April) and the Dance Show (Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th May). Tickets for both events are on sale in the school office and your support is always appreciated to make these events successful, so recharge your splat gun, start your vocal warm up and dust off your leg warmers and tutu!
Enjoy the rest of the holidays.
- Category: School Admin
Acting Headteacher: Mrs S Baglin.
Address: La Grande Route de St Clement.
St Clement, Jersey.
Telephone: (01534) 855876.
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 we 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 was awarded the ‘Investors in People’ at Gold Level in 2013 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. We are hoping in the future to secure sponsorship to allow us to reapply for this award.
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.