Another very busy half term at Le Rocquier, which was marked by some decidedly cold weather. However, it is very encouraging to see all the daffodils coming into bloom and heralding the end of Winter and the start of Spring .... we hope!
Well done to the Year 7 boys who managed to get to the last 16 in the outside 9-a-side English Schools Championships and are through to the National Finals in the indoor 5-a-side championships. We wish them all the best in the finals in March. Our Student of the Week award goes to Jenson Ellis and Owen Pryce who are both in Year 11
As many of you will know Jersey is embarking on a similar but, in my opinion a much better, school review programme. Le Rocquier was part of a pilot review a few weeks ago and we are busy feeding back suggestions for improvements before the programme is rolled out officially for the start of the next academic year. It was very pleasing to note that the Reviewers were extremely complimentary about the behaviour of our students, the hard work of the staff and the quality of pastoral care that the school provides.
Talking of improvements, planning approval has been gained for the construction of a cycle/pathway from the Parish Hall to Pontorson Lane via our school playing fields. Once this has been constructed, we will be expecting the vast majority of cyclists to enter the school via the Pontorson Lane entrance - this should be a lot safer. Plans are also being discussed about improving the safety for pedestrians and cyclists between the school and town. It is likely the school will host a planning display/ presentation after Half Term to highlight what some of these suggestions are likely to be.
Following the success of the new Late Detention system this half term in improving students? punctuality to school, we would now like to improve the efficiency and pace of lessons by focusing on basic the expectations of students in school and ready to learn.
* ?Wearing correct school uniform
* ?No jewellery other than one pair of stud earrings to be worn
* ?Having the correct equipment for all lessons
Checks will take place after half term and any student not meeting the basic expectations will be sanctioned.
Thank you very much for your continued support.
Mr Slater - Headteacher