Last week, our various school Advent services organised on a Year basis were led by Deputy Head, Mr Nicholls, and School Chaplain, Revd Steve Birkinshaw. Welcoming Jesus into the world, into our city, our school and our lives was the theme, supported by readings from the Books of Isaiah and John, and the famous Advent hymn:
“O Come O Come Emmanuel”.
The final words of the services were particularly thought provoking; “...And if we can keep Christmas for one day, then why not for always?”
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Last Thursday we had our first Year 12 parents’ evening, as the above photographs illustrate. The students in the Trinity Sixth Form have now settled into a good work routine and are using the excellent Sixth Form Centre facilities to positive effect. Head of Sixth Form, Ms Tattum, welcomed parents and students to the event and Sixth Form subject teachers were on hand to give advice and encouragement. Applications to join the Trinity Sixth Form in September, 2017, are now being received and the deadline is 31st January, 2017.
Members of the Student Council were high profile in promoting this theme, and in wearing their distinctive “hoodies” around school. Beth Presswood and Daisy Robinson did a fantastic job in addressing all year assemblies, and members of the Sixth Form were available at the “anti-bullying” kiosk in the Greer building. Our school aim states that we provide an environment in which young people are “safe, secure, valued and happy.” There can be no place whatsoever for any form of bullying at Trinity. Fridays assemblies coincided with our non-uniform day in support of Children in Need. Photographs of this can be found further in the newsletter.
An extremely important time of year for our Year 11 students, so it was encouraging that 90% of parents attended last weeks parents’ evening. All Year 11s should be revising thoroughly in order to do well in their forthcoming GCSE mock examinations. Key diary dates for our Year 11s are as follows: