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Friday 1st February 2013

Advance Notices

Prayer As part of our celebrations of Chinese culture through our curriculum, the prayer this week celebrates Chinese New Year and our hopes for the people of China. Heavenly Father, we thank you that in all cultures the New Year means a chance for a fresh start and a new beginning. We pray especially for our Chinese brothers and sisters as they celebrate Chinese New Year that they will come into a deeper knowledge of You. Thank you for putting the hunger for better times ahead and the hope for renewal of goodness and health into every heart for your purpose of motivating us to find Jesus who is our Redeemer and friend. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A neurobiological discussion of ASD - 12th February 2013, 5.30 6.30, delivered by Dr Andrew Curran Please click here to read more information on Dr Andrew Curran If you would like to attend either event, please email Julie Moorhouse at specifying which event you would like to attend. At All Hallows in our Romero Centre Conference Room. THESE INFORMATION EVENINGS ARE OPEN TO ALL PARENTS ATTENDING ALL HALLOWS PARTNER SCHOOLS - OR ATTENDING OTHER PRIMARY SCHOOLS IF THE CHILD IS TRANSFERING TO PARTNER SCHOOLS German taster sessions - Every Monday, 13.00, C9, with Miss Easter. This is a great opportunity for Yr8 students to experience German language and culture in advance of Pathways evening

Dignity Day Friday 1st February has been designated the 2nd annual 'Dignity Day'. As part of their General RE programme, Year 13 students have researched and designed a 'Wall of Images' tracing historical events, music and fashion from the1940's to 1990's. With this the students will be talking to the patients suffering with Memory Loss at Macclesfield hospital and taking them on a 'Walk Down Memory Lane', through Music and Photographs. The College would like to thank Macclesfield Hospital Trust and in particular Lyn Bailey and ward Manager Debbie Burgess for inviting us to take part in the project. Mrs M Garvey

Parents Consultation Evenings

Chinese Curriculum Fortnight To celebrate Chinese New Year, and to continue the College's award winning International Work, from the 4th to the 15th of Feb students will experience parts of their lessons relating to a Chinese Theme. Mrs O Shea will also be organising a trip for GCSE Mandarin students, and parents, to the New Years Festivities in Manchester's China Town. Café Bernard will also be serving a range of Chinese meals.

Students Uniform Thank you to the vast majority of parents and students who support college policy and the dress for success principle. Because we believe in excellence, dress for success and pride in belonging, there are a few points we would like to see improve over this term:

Specialism Success As part of our International Schools’ contribution and our work towards the British Council’s International Schools’ Award, the College spent the week celebrating Caribbean culture with quizzes in classes, links to cultural activities and Caribbean cuisine served in Café Bernard.

Yr 8 Pathways Evening - 7th March, 7-9:30pm Yr 12 Parents Evening - 14th March, 5-7:30pm Yr 10 Parents’ Evening - 25 April, 5-7:30pm

Parents as partners Members of the school leadership team, and Year learning Leaders have and will be conducting uniform checks for all year groups in Key Stages 3 and 4. Following on from the Head's letter at the start of this term, can we just take this opportunity to remind parents about uniform at All Hallows

· All Year 7 and 8 should be wearing their grey jumpers (with college badge) every day. · All girls should be wearing white or flesh coloured garments under their shirts (no undergarment should be longer than the shirt sleeves) · Scarves, when worn, should be black or navy (no fashion scarves) · All students should have the authorised college bag with the Business and Enterprise logo upon it · All coats need to be in dark colours (blue or black) without visible logos. · No jewellery or make up is to be worn at any time. · The full college uniform is to be worn fully and properly between home and college each and every day. The vast majority of our young people are great in all of these areas – however, a minority continue to let us down and must not go unchecked. A number of formal uniform checks will be added to the daily checks conducted by form tutors over the coming weeks.

Valentines disco Valentines disco for year 7&8 students on Friday 8th February from 6.30-8.30pm. Tickets £4 each with refreshments on sale during the evening. Letters will be sent home this week.

Exam Dates and Results Spring & Summer Exam Dates

24th May 2013 (Inset Day) Public Exams

Last GCE Exam - 24th June 2013


Last GCSE Exam - 26th June 2013

Y10 Mock Exams - week commencing 11th March 2013

GCE: ENGB1 - English Language; MM1B & MD01 - Mathematics.

Y12/13 Mock Exams - 21st to 27th March 2013

Y7,8,9 Mock Exams - week commencing 17th June 2013

Draft March & Summer timetables on College Website

GCSE: A293 - Business Studies; 5MU03 - Music.

Results Days

A-level (8:30am) & AS-Level (11am): Thursday 15th August 2013

GCSE (10:00am): Thursday 22nd August 2013

Calendar Term

College Opens to Students

College Closes to Students


Monday 7 January 2013

Friday 15 February 2013


Tuesday 26 February 2013

Thursday 28 March 2013


Monday 15 April 2013

Thursday 23 May 2013


Monday 3 June 2013

Tuesday 23 July 2013

Reminder INSET Days: Tuesday 7 May 2013 following May Day is an INSET day. Please note that Friday 24 May and Wednesday 24 July are also INSET days and that students finish for Whitsun Half term on Thursday 23 May and for Summer on Tuesday 23 July.

ATTENDANCE MATTERS AT ALL HALLOWS This week the college attendance has been 93.6% – slightly up on the previous week which is largely down the efforts of Year 10. Since September 2012 our college attendance is 94.2% (up on the same time last year by 3%). Year 7 – 95.1% going down Year 8 – 94.5% going down Year 9 – 93.9% going up Year 10 – 94.2% going up (BY 2.5% WELL DONE) Year 11 – 90.3% going down The importance of full attendance is known to students and we ask parents to keep us regularly updated if their child is absent and for staff to keep talking about attendance with students in their classes.

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