SIXTH FORM BULLETIN – Week Beginning 3rd October 2011 OCTOBER OPEN EVENINGS ALL STUDENTS, Y12 & Y13, ACTING AS GUIDES SHOULD ATTEND ASSEMBLY ON TUESDAY 4 TH OCTOBER Please note that next Wednesday 5th will be a 3 / 2 split P1 9 to 10am, Break at 10.00am P2 10.20 to 11.20 P3 11.20 to 12.20 Lunch at 12.20pm, PM Reg. 1.15 to 1.25pm P4 1.25 to 2.25, Students leave - no P5 GIRLS SIXASIDE FOOTBALL If you are interested in joining a girl’s football team come along to the meeting on Monday 3 rd October at break in the resource room. Izzy Maclean, Captain, and Mr Carter, Manager, are looking to recruit a new team in preparation for their first tournament which takes place on 22nd November. CREATIVE WRITING CLUB KS3 Well done to Georgina Braggins, Rosie Gibson and Deme Turner, year12, for starting a KS3 Creative Writing Club. We wish them every success with this new venture. SIXTH FORM CHARITY COMMITTEE (SFCC) Following the success of last years committee a new group has been formed with the aim of raising as much money for charity as possible. President Jess Sumby, year13 and Vice President Chris Holdys, year12 have put together a group of 16 6 th form students and have numerous events planned beginning with open evening next week where we hope to raise money for MIND. We would appreciate your support and will keep you updated. Damini Kotecha y13. ST ALBANS CATHEDRAL EDUCATION CENTRE ANNUAL SIXTH FORM CONFERENCE. This year the ‘Question Time’ themed event will take place on Thursday 24 th November from 9:45am to 12.30. The conference offers students the unique opportunity to debate ethical, political and global questions with a platform of high profile speakers. For more information please see Mr Grantham. UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY TASTER CONFERENCES The University of Nottingham taster courses in December for year 12 students considering studying the following courses: Medicine, veterinary, business and management, physiotherapy, chemistry, forensics, criminal law, physics. These are 2/3 day courses giving students an insight into life at university studying these types of courses. We always get very positive feedback each year from students who go who feel they help them decide on their chosen degree subject. Please see the careers board in the lower area in the common room or me for more info. Julie Calder NETWORK NEWS WIRELESS The school has had a new wireless system installed that should now allow coverage across the whole site. The last few black spots are being addressed over the coming week. This will allow 6th form students and staff to use laptops and phones should they wish to connect wirelessly. On Tuesday 4th October the network office will be based within the sixth form block between 10am and 11am to allow 6th students to sign up for use. Please allow students to pop along during this period should they have a laptop with them. Staff may also pop along to connect if they wish too. Nick Goodwin, Network Manager AMNESTY SOCIETY Please can you remind your forms about Amnesty Society which is being held on Wednesdays at 1.40pm. Originally, it was aimed at years 1013 (mainly because of some of the difficult issues involved), but there are quite a few from lower years have shown an interest so we're opening it up to anyone interested in raising awareness about Human Rights. Amnesty's 50th birthday is on the week of the 5th December and society members are already looking to plan assemblies, readymade resources for form time's 'thought/issue of the day', library displays and a special speaker's corner about Human Rights. The society needs more students to get on board and help out with these ideas and share their own. Miss Hill
GLAXOSMITHKLINE WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITES – 13 TH TO 17 TH FEBRUARY 2012
Please see Julie Calder for more info. Deadline for applications is 1 st November. If you have already expressed an interest please return your forms to Julie ASAP. APPLYING TO OXFORD UNIVERSITY Public meeting for pupils in years 11,12 and 13, their parents and teachers Hertfordshire county schools. Our main speaker is Dr Giovanna Scataglini Belghitar, Deputy Admissions Tutor, Balliol College. She will be supported by a panel of three current undergraduates from St George’s Harpenden, Watford GS (Boys) and Roundwood Park School, Harpenden. Dr Belghitar will speak about the nuts and bolts of applying to Oxford including the nature of the interviews. The undergraduates will take part in a Q&A session about the reality of life at Oxford.7.00 pm, Thursday 29th September, Stanborough School, Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YR MODEL UNITED NATIONS (MUN) The first meeting for this years MUN will be at the beginning of October. If you are interested in joining in please sign up on the sheet in the lower area of the common room. More details to follow. Ollie Knight, year 12. PHILIP ALLAN SCIENCE REVIEWS If any sixth former is studying science and would like to take out a subscription to Biological Sciences Review, Physics Review and/or Chemistry Review please see Mrs Stingemore for a form. Prices are very reasonable and these Philip Allan Reviews are recommended by our Science Department. Thank you. Mrs Syme CHLAMYDIA SCREENING ‘Many thanks for you help and support at the event held at your school on both on Tuesday and today. As always it was a pleasure talking to your students, they displayed a mature attitude to the screening and subject matter. They are a credit to your school. There were approximately 100 pupils present for the Year 13 talk and we received 50 screens. For the Year 12 talk there were approximately 115 present and we received 67 screens. An excellent result!’ Lara Burrough, NHS Hertfordshire AUTUMN CONCERT You are warmly invited to attend our Autumn Concert on Tuesday 22nd November at Broxbourne Civic Hall. (Please note this is a change of date from the original one on the school calendar) The concert begins at 7pm and will feature many of our school ensembles. COMMON ROOM Please help our cleaners by putting all of your rubbish in the bins and putting the chairs on the tables at the end of each school day. Thank you LEAVING SITE Can we remind all students that if you are leaving site during lesson time you are expected to sign in and out at main reception. You must also have completed an authorised absence form in advance. These can be collected from the Sixth Form Office. More details can be found in the student information booklet. PARKING There is NO student parking on site Please remember if you drive onto the premises you will be asked to leave immediately and this could result in you being late. Please allow plenty of time to find appropriate parking off site. Can we also remind students that the Main Entrance to the school is for visitors only. EXAMS NEWS Requests for January retakes must be submitted by October 14th. YEAR BOOK (YEAR 13) If you are interested in helping set up a year book group please speak to Chloe, Kathryn, Emily or Louise Do Something Amazing...GIVE BLOOD 96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood. Please don’t leave it to someone else. HERTFORD THEATRE, THE WASH, HERTFORD. Tuesday 1st November 2011 IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEAS OR SUGGESTIONS FOR OUR BULLETIN PLEASE CONTACT LYNN SALT.
SIXTH FORM IMPORTANT DATES Assembly Tuesday 4th October Open Evening Wednesday 5th October 6.30pm to 9.00pm Inset Thursday 6th October Open Evening Thursday 6th October 4.00pm to 7.00pm 6th Form Open Evening Thursday 17th November 6.00 – 9.00pm Autumn Concert Tuesday 22nd November