As a church school, we are expected to have a “Christian character” and “Anglican distinctiveness”, features which are enshrined in our aims, mission, ethos and values.
During the working day, these expectations are also promoted by collective worship, celebration of Christian festivals and Eucharist services.
Our first Eucharist service of the year was, as usual, well attended by students and led by Rev’d Simon Gatenby of Christ Church, Brunswick, supported by Trinity Chaplain, Rev’d Steve Birkinshaw.
Just over one week into the new school year and Trinity students have responded well to the challenges and opportunities facing them. Whether it be starting a new school, a new year, the beginning of GCSE courses or the final year of compulsory education, the start of term has, dare I say, been calm and controlled.
School blazers (Year 7, 8 and 9) are now in the majority and, in September, 2015, will be extended to Year 10. In the early morning and late afternoon, Oxford Road and central Manchester is a sea of red and black as Trinity boys and girls make their way to and from school.
A good start, therefore, and one which we plan to continue in the weeks ahead.
For parents of children in Years 5 and 6, our organised tours of the school begin next Tuesday and continue every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, upto Thursday, 23rd October.
To book your place, telephone or e-mail Ms Elaine Brown on (0161) 226 2272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tours begin promptly at 9.15am and finish at 11.00am. A great opportunity to see the school at work by visiting lessons, speaking to students and staff.
Our Open Evening this year is on Thursday, 25th September. Introductory talks by me at 6.15pm, 6.45pm and 7.15pm, followed by opportunities to see the school and meet students and staff.
No need to “book”, just turn up at your preferred time.
Welcome to everyone as we begin a new school year and, in particular, to our 240 Year 7 boys and girls who, we hope, will have success and enjoyment at their new school.
The photographs, above, show Year 7 as they arrive and experience their first high school assembly and act of worship. What more appropriate hymn to begin the year with than “One More Step Along The World I Go” as we face the challenges and opportunities of a new school year.
Our aim, as ever, is to establish the conditions within which effective learning can take place and, thereafter, to provide the opportunities that will enable all of our students to flourish and grow.
Good luck to everyone for a successful year.