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Activities Week
As many of you will know this week is our Activities Week and there are several off island trips under way. This is just to reassure you that we are in contact with the leaders of all our trips and have no major cause for concern. None of our groups are in or near Manchester.  We and the Education Department monitor events in the UK and around the world when our students are away and we would contact parents immediately if and when the need arises.

I am glad to report that the Year 7s, 8s and 9s are all thriving on 'the in school', 'on island' or 'off island' activities. The Year 10 are excelling with their work placements and the Year 11's are making the best of the last minute revision opportunities at the school.

Mr Slater


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Staff Training Afternoon – Thursday 22nd June 2017
As part of our continued staff training programme as mentioned in my letter sent on 13 September 2016, this is information to all parents that Thursday 22nd June 2017 has been allocated as an extra training afternoon for all staff at Le Rocquier. (In the September letter we originally said this would be May 17th). This is the same day as the planned half day closure for the Y11 Prom.
This would therefore mean that the school would only be closed for one half day instead of two half days this term.
To enable this training to proceed, school will close at 12:20pm, with the school buses leaving at 12:30pm.
For any student who cannot safely go home, supervised activities will be available at school. Please inform your son or daughter’s tutor, in writing or by email, if you would like them to stay at school until 3:00pm. Please note that no buses will be available at 3:00pm.

Yours faithfully
Phil Slater

We had a full house for the Year 11 Graduation Evening on Thursday night, well over 450, students, staff, parents and significant others.  A very emotive evening for all concerned, thank you to everyone involved and we all wish the students the best of luck in the upcoming exams.   We have just placed an updated pdf Top Tips for Examination Success (2.29 MB) on our web site, this will be very useful for both parents and students.

Student of the Week goes to George Burke for winning the hammer in the Hampshire Athletics Championships, Lili Kilshaw, for coming 1st in her heat and 5th in the finals in the Hampshire Athletics Championships and Razvan Roman for coming 3rd in the 1500m in the Hampshire Athletics Championships.

Team of the Week goes to The Class of 2017 - current Year 11 for showing so much respect and maturity over the last few days.

For parents of Year 10 and 11 students, as we approach the exam season we would like to guide you to our school website where we have placed a document on how to prepare for exams, a pdf timetable to map the learners’ time (600 KB) wisely and a pdf good food eating video link with (246 KB) ideas and recipes to keep learners nourished and  focused for their exams. We hope it gives you some additional tips to support your child as they are busy doing last minute cramming! I am getting flooded with compliments about how well our Year 10 students are doing on their Trident Work Experience placements.  Well done to them and also good luck to them with their English exams next week.  We also have Activities Week to look forward to next week, with 9 off island trips along with numerous activities both in school and on the island.  I am keeping my fingers crossed for good weather.

...and a reminder from the PTA, PTA Race night at the Ambassadeur Hotel starting at 7:00, Friday 19th May, everyone is welcome.

Mr Slater