End of Term Letter

End of Term Letter

As the end of a busy term approaches, it’s time to reflect on the past three months and look forward to the new year ahead.

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December 20, 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

As the end of a busy term approaches, it’s time to reflect on the past three months and look forward to the new year ahead.

Our KS3 students have gone from strength to strength and have risen to all challenges with enthusiasm. This term has seen the start of the Mandarin Excellence Programme in year 7, and parents have had the opportunity to see the progress that students have made in their recent Mandarin celebration event. The year 7 Resilience curriculum has encouraged students to develop new skills and consider the mind set required to do this. Some of our students took the opportunity to teach parents and carers these new skills during the evening, which also outlined the college’s ongoing involvement in the Routes to Resilience programme. Year 8 have been busy with their new Media Literacy lessons, and have just returned from spending the day at Leicester University, where they learnt about opportunities beyond school life.

Exams continue to be a key focus for years 11 and 13, with trial exams having been sat this month. Christmas will provide a time to reflect and plan for the coming months ahead. Year 12 will also undertake their trials straight after Christmas. As always, these exams provide students with the opportunity to see what they have learnt and act on feedback provided by their teachers.

The end of term has seen a number of Performing Arts students participate in the Christmas Showcase, with some amazing talents on show and in the Pensioners’ Christmas party. Students have also performed an extract from Julius Caesar at Curve Theatre this year, which was professionally executed and well received. Our sports teams have had a positive term with the U16 boys hockey winning the county stage of the National Indoor Cup, year 11 girls winning the Oadby and Wigston schools netball league, and our KS3 cross country teams coming first in all races and finishing first overall. Our U16 football team is progressing through the stages of the National Cup. House events continue to be well attended, with 27 different events having taken place, from university challenge, to sports events and cookie decorating. A special mention should also go to our four students who competed in the Senior Maths Team challenge where we became the first state school to win the final.

The whole school has also contributed to a variety of charity events, with over £3500 being raised for a range of charities. Another successful Rik Basra drive took place where students could sign up to be potential stem cell donors. The charity committee have worked with tutor groups to assemble over 130 shoeboxes containing essentials for homeless young people at The Y Charity. Special mention should also be made to our Islamic Society, who raised over £6000 this term through numerous events both in and outside of college – such a sum is an impressive amount and reflects the commitment and dedication of our young people.

 

Christmas and End of Term Arrangements

The college will close for Christmas for students at 12.30 p.m. on Friday 21 December 2018. A selection of food will be available for students to purchase during morning break. Buses will be available for students to get home and will leave the college at 12.40 p.m.

The college is closed from Saturday 22 December through to Monday 7 January 2019.

 

Below is a list of key dates for next term 2019:

    • All students return to college on Monday 7 January 2019
    • Trial Exams 7 January - 25 January (Yr 12)
    • 6 February KS5 Parent/Teacher Day 11:00am - 7:00 pm
      (Year 7 & 8 in all day, year 11 finish at 10:30am, year 10, 12 & 13 on study leave, work will be set)
    • 15 February Last day of half-term normal finish time
    • 28 February Year 11 Parent/Teacher Day 11:00am-7:00pm
      (Year 7 & 8 in all day, year 10 finish at 10:30am, year 11, 12 & 13 on study leave, work will be set)
    • 12 April Last day of term normal finish time

If you have any queries regarding the above dates or the end of term arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for your continued support, we always appreciate your kind thoughts and feedback.

Finally, on behalf of all the staff, students and governors at Beauchamp College, we would like to wish you a very joyful, peaceful and restful Christmas and New Year.

 

Warmest wishes,

Kath Kelly - Principal
Sally Wicken - Associate Principal