As we come to the end of the school year, and bearing in mind what is referred to as our “Christian character and Anglican distinctiveness”, focus this week is placed on Mondays Eucharist service. We welcomed Revd Falak Sher from St Werburgh’s, Chorlton, and Church of the Ascension, Hulme, to lead our service. The reading was taken from John Ch 15 v 12-17, with the associated theme that God’s love is all around us and that we can give “respect, dignity and love to each other”. In doing so, we can “grow in love”. Also, in the photographs above is a newly appointed Trinity governor, the Venerable Karen Lund, Archdeacon of Manchester.
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In this, the penultimate edition of the school newsletter for 2016-2017, it is appropriate to remind ourselves of what has been achieved in recent years and the level at which we are working. Details can be found on the inside pages. Prior to all this, however, is to ensure that the pre-conditions for effective learning are in place; that we have a situation in which students feel safe, secure, cared for and happy and are able to concentrate on their work. Boys and girls at Trinity clearly want to be here and value their education, as our current attendance of 96.8% for this school year shows.
The final Friday in June is inevitably a time of mixed emotions for all Year 11 students as their eleven years of compulsory education come to an end. Last Wednesday evening, many of our Year 11s attended their “Prom” at the Britannia Hotel in Northenden followed, on Thursday, by the Final Year 11 assembly and act of worship, shown above, held in the school main hall. The Trinity Sixth Form means, of course, that most of our Year 11s will be returning to us in September. Pictures showing these two key events can be found on the inside pages of this weeks newsletter. A fitting finale for a very good year group.
With the explanation, below, from teacher of science, Mr McFadden:
“Last Thursday, Trinity took part in “ChemQuiz”, a regional chemistry competition run by the Royal Society of Chemistry. We were one of 40 teams competing to be selected to go through to the national “Top of the Bench” competition. It was a great day for our four students who took part in a round of chemistry knowledge tests, a laboratory investigation and a series of exciting chemistry demonstrations. The team is pictured outside the Chemistry Department at Manchester Metropolitan University, holding their ChemQuiz 2017 mugs which they received for taking part. The team was made up of Huw Richards and Jan Wos (Year 8), Felix Graf Von Ballestrem (Year 9) and Kayla Princewill (Year 10).”
The sciences - biology, chemistry and physics - are strengths of the Trinity curriculum, not just at GCSE, but at GCE advanced level in the Sixth Form.