from Damien Kearns, Principal
It is my pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to you and I hope that you will find all the necessary information that you require about our school and our unique approach to education. The High School opened in September 2012 and we have now reached the stage in our development where we have 550 pupils in years 7-11. Our sixth form largely comprises our own students, though we do also benefit from students joining our sixth form from other schools. In total, therefore, we have approximately 660 pupils that benefit from our virtues-led approach to education that nurtures both the minds and hearts of our pupils.
Some helpful online tips for Parents about the App - 'House Party'
Yesterday we hosted Hazrat Khadijatul Kubra Girls School for a day of interfaith activities and workshops as a part of '3 Faiths Forum'. Both schools had a wonderful time
Today UCAS Apply 2020 was launched with our Year 12s and they've taken the first step towards starting their applications for universities. Over the coming weeks they will research potential universities and courses, compile their UCAS applications and write their all important personal statements. This can be a daunting time for any student, but equally so for their parents/guardians. With this in mind, please make use of the information that is available (see below link) for parents and guardians, explaining the UCAS application process and how you can support along the way. https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-university/ucas-undergraduate-advice-parents-and-guardians As always, we encourage our Year 12s to make use of the Open Days that universities put on, as it gives a real sense of what university life and study is like. Most universities have these on weekends, so that families can attend. The University of Birmingham has an upcoming Open Day on Saturday 29th June. More details on how to book an Open Day can be found here; https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergraduate/visit/opendays/index.aspx Alternatively a list of all Open Days can be found here; www.opendays.com Whilst university is not the route for everyone, we will also be offering support and guidance to our students on the alternative post A level routes that exist, including apprenticeships. Where certainty does exist, however, is that securing the best possible outcomes at A level will be key in opening up as many opportunities as possible, with the AS results released on August 15th representing a significant measure of progress to date. Kind Regards, Mr Ruhe Assistant Principal, Head of Sixth Form
Our School is currently partnering with Renaissance Learning to bring the fun and interactive online reading bank 'myOn' to our Library lessons. Reading never stops with myON and is engaging with all our students at all levels
Some great news to share on our first day back, students from Ms Moody's Y7 Form who have been working exceptionally hard with their reading on Accelerated Reader this year, have now received 'Master Class' Accreditation, making them one of the top performing classes in the country. Well done! http://www.renlearn.co.uk/honour-roll/
Exciting May Bank Holiday Weekend Youth Project, 'Positioning Youth to Prosper' Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May COGOP Community Centre, Broad Road, Acocks Green. B27 7UZ. The project will emphasise on Education, Training, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Business. There will also be a variety of activities such as Drama / Dance / Music / Sports / Fitness Training / Laser / Bowling / Games etc. See poster for further detail.
"In contemplation we feel the entire universe and farthest goal deep inside ourselves. When we are contemplating, we feel that we are holding within ourselves the entire universe with all its infinite light, peace, bliss and truth." SRI CHINMOY #Nishkampassport #Contemplation https://t.co/zaBZGELPVa