College News 7th December 2018
Headteachers message - Advent Service at the Cathedral
On Tuesday I was fortunate to attend the Church of England primary schools advent service at Leicester Cathedral where an number of College students performed absolutely brilliantly. We were very pleased to receive the following positive message from the Diocesan Board of Education and I thought it worth sharing this one from Carolyn Lewis who is the Diocesan Director of Education in Leicester, and also a member of Lutterworth Academies Trust:
This morning a number of Lutterworth College students attended the DBE’s annual Advent Service. The service is mostly attended by children from our primary schools and we usually ask students from one of our secondary schools to contribute in some way.
I have to say that your students excelled themselves! They sang ‘Prepare ye the Way of the Lord’ beautifully in a way that required great confidence and self-assurance. They also gave a drama performance which had the children and adults alike both laughing and reflecting on what it meant for Mary to be told she would have a son called Jesus who would be the saviour of the world.
With all good wishes
Diocesan Director of Education
And from Andy Heafford, the Education Officer at Leicester Cathedral.
3 days on from the DBE Advent service, I feel prompted to write to you to applaud the staff and pupils who took part in the service. They were all a talented bunch – more than this though, their air of positivity and “can do “ attitude was a great credit to themselves and the school. Clearly much work had gone into this involvement and we deeply appreciate that. The Cathedral was really just the host for this event – the work was done by your staff and students – nonetheless the quality of what was done deserved such a venue.
Please pass on my congratulations and thanks to the staff and pupils.
With best wishes
Hence, a massive thank you and congratulations to Faye Hodges and Richard Rolfe and to the following students:
A few reminders for next week - Tuesday is Christmas Dinner
And next Friday 14th December is a non-uniform day (Christmas Jumper theme) for a £1 or £2 donation to charity.
Have a great weekend searching for your best Christmas jumper!
School legacy display
A group of Duke of Edinburgh students are in the process of creating a Lutterworth College (Grammar) legacy display and they are looking for any old photographs of staff, students, events, the buildings etc. If you have any to donate or that can be borrowed for scanning and returned please could you let Mr at the College Bailey firstname.lastname@example.org know!
Medic Society Club
Starting from next week, there will be a new Medic Society Club for those who are interested in careers in medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry. It is an opportunity to gain insight into these careers, prepare for what to expect, talk with others who are interested and learn from the professionals themselves when they come and visit to mentor us. It will run every week 2 Tuesday lunch in S1 from 1:30 - bring your lunch!
Pre Public Examination changes
The timings for the school day during the PPE’S will be:
- Period 1: 8.40-9.40am
- Mentor: 9.40 – 10.00am
- Period 2: 10.00 – 11.00am
- Break: 11.00 – 11.20am
- Period 3: 11.20-12.20pm
- Lunch: 12.20 -1.00pm
- Warning Bell: 1.00pm
- Period 4: 1.05- 2.05pm
- Warning Bell: 2.05pm
- Period 5: 2.10 - 3.10pm
The new timings are now in place up to & including Wednesday 19 December
In order to try and keep noise/disruption to a minimum the following will be put in place for the PPE’s:
- The corridor in the reception block where Dance & the small gym are located will be closed to students –can staff please assist with ensuring that students walk around the outside of the reception building.
- Both gyms will be out of bounds to students. Students must not use the gyms as a short cut through the building
- Students can only visit the PE office during break & lunch
- When using the PE changing rooms students must be as quiet as possible and keep conversation to a minimum
Phone App warning for parents
Please take a look at the image below, this has been circulated by Surrey Police.Statistics show that approximately 40% of smartphone users of secondary school age are using Social Media for around 3-5 hours per day. Parents that understand what some of the applications are that are installed on these devices can really help tackle issues such as cyber-bullying.
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6th-20th December – Pre Public Examinations (Year 11 & Year 13)
7th December – FOLC Christmas Quiz
11th December – Year 11 (2017-18) Awards Evening (6.00-8.00pm)
13th December – Parents Engagement Evening 4/9 (3.30-6.30pm)
14th December – NUD ‘Christmas Jumper Day’
18th December – Year 13 (2017-18) Awards Evening (6.00-8.00pm)
20th December – Last Day of Term - Finish 1.30pm
21st December – Teacher Training Day
22nd December – 6th January 2019 – Christmas break
7th January – First day of term / students return
4th February – Parental Engagement Evening 5/9 (3.30-6.30pm)
12th February – Year 8 Options Advice Evening (3.20-7.30pm)
15th February – Year 8 Options deadline
16th – 24th February – Half Term break
The theme for next week is a Musical showcase and assemblies (Part 2) will be led by Mr Lubkowski and our Chaplaincy team
“Because it's there” George Mallory