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Michaelmas Term

Racial Justice Sunday O Lord, we consider your wonderful world and its beautiful people created in your image. We thank you for the splendour of its diversity and the fact that our country is now a microcosm of the world with people from all places, with different faces, sharing the same spaces. By your Spirit, inspire us to work for a time when all your people will be able to take advantage of the world you created.

Friday 6th September 2013

Plain Sailing for Hannah!

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Hannah Bristow in Year 10 joined the RS Feva Sailing World Championships in Grossetto, Italy this summer. We are delighted to announce that Hannah and her crew won! They are now the RS Feva World champions! The RS Feva is a 2 person sailing dinghy that is one of the Royal Yachting Association selected boats that target sailing development leading to Olympic level racing. The RS Feva is the junior small boat (Skiff) that the RYA use for juniors up to the year they turn 15. Well done Hannah - your college is proud of you!

Sunshine, Smiles and Success for Sixth Form Students at All Hallows

Parents as Partners: A New Term

It was sunshine and smiles for Sixth Form students at All Hallows Catholic College as they collected A Level results supporting the college’s reputation for nurturing outstanding academic achievement for all. With an overall pass rate close to 100% and with over 60% of students receiving A*-B grades, nearly all students met or exceeded their challenging targets.

Flying High with GCSEs at All Hallows All Hallows students are flying high following an excellent set of GCSE results for the Class of 2013. 88% of students gained five or more GCSE results at A*-C including 66% with English and Mathematics. ‘Achievement for all’ also figures strongly at All Hallows with all students regardless of ability or learning challenges gaining one or more qualifications and academically gifted students clocked up super results with twenty three students gaining 8 or more A*-A

Uniform and Equipment: All students should have returned to College wearing the correct, full uniform and be carrying the correct equipment in a bag appropriate for College. Year 7 and 8 students should be equipped with the College bag displaying the BEC logo. A full list of uniform and equipment expectations was sent to parents together with the end of year report. Student Planners: Parents are requested to check student planners regularly and sign them once weekly. Student Absence: Parents are requested to contact the College on the first and every day of a student’s absence. If no explanation is received by 11am, the College will contact parents in the first instance by mean of mobile ‘phone text message or voicemail broadcast. Family Holidays: Legislation has now changed in English schools and from 1 September 2013, no entitlement will be given to parents to take their child on holiday during term time. Consent will only be given in exceptional circumstances by the principal. Please support the College with this new legislation and ensure your child's full attendance at College

Alumni News Sam Tye has graduated from The University of Sheffield with a 2:1 in Maths and Economics. He has secured a trainee accountant position in the City of London. Alice Fitton has graduated from Lancaster University with a BA Geography (Hons) 2:1 Degree.

Student Arrivals and Departures Will parents please note the following:- All students should enter and leave via the 'bus turning circle'. - If you are collecting your child by car, please arrange to meet them away from the College in a side street and not in the 'bus turning circle'. - Please do not arrange to collect your child from the Brooklands Avenue carpark. Taxis - Students who are collected by taxi should follow the same procedure i.e. at the 'bus turning circle' unless approved differently by the SENCO, Mr. Diamond.


Attendance matters at All Hallows Year 7 - 95.9%

97.00%

Year 8 - 96.0%

95.00%

Year 9 - 92.4%

93.00%

96.00%

94.00%

92.00%

Year 10 - 92.4%

91.00% 90.00% YEAR 7

YEAR 8

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

We completed last year with 94.6%. We aim for 97%. Parents are politely reminded to avoid absence unless it is absolutely necessary. Holidays will not be authorised from 1st September 2013 under new legislation on all English schools. Requests for holidays must still be made in writing to the appropriate Key Stage leader (Mrs Garvey KS5, Mr Blades KS4 and Mr Diamond KS3), but in the vast majority of cases they will be unauthorised. Medical absence will continue to require medical proof and appointments should be made, where possible, outside of the College day. Please consider if a whole day of absence is absolutely necessary for medical appointments, or can part of the day be missed instead? The link between attendance and achievement is well researched and documented and students should be aiming for an attendance rate of no less than 97% over the year. Thank you for your continued support with this importance issue. Calendar

Term

College Opens to Students

College Closes to Students

Michaelmas

Tuesday 3 September 2013 (Year 7, 12 and 13 in only) Wednesday 4 September 2013 (All students in)

Friday 18 October 2013

Christmas

Monday 28 October 2013

Thursday 19 December 2013

Epiphany

Monday 6 January 2014

Friday 14 February 2014

Easter

Wednesday 26 February 2014

Friday 4 April 2014

Whitsun

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Thursday 22 May 2014

Trinity

Monday 2 June 2014

Tuesday 22 July 2014

The following are the dates for training days in 2013-14. Students are not required to attend on these days. Monday 24 February 2014 Tuesday 25 February 2014 Tuesday 22 April 2014 Friday 23 May 2014 Wednesday 23 July 2014

Newsletter 4 09 2013  
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