Thursday 22nd February 2018 : School is closed for Half Term Holiday until Tuesday 27th February 2018. School will return on Week B
Last Wednesday, the school’s Christian character and Anglican distinctiveness were clearly evident through the Eucharist and Church Schools’ Conference. For the first time, we welcomed Revd Daniel Valentine, from St Clement’s, Chorlton, who led our Candlemas Eucharist. Following this, we hosted our annual Church Schools’ Conference, with many headteachers and governors from local Church of England schools in attendance. The focus for this year’s conference was ‘understanding Christianity and beyond’, and the main speaker was Lisa Horobin, from the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education.
Read more in the latest newsletter.
From Debate Mate Coordinator, Mrs Emery: “Last Wednesday, Ms Coxon and I took 10 students to the first Urban Debate League fixture of the year at Manchester Enterprise Academy. This event saw Trinity go head to head against other Greater Manchester Schools in two debates. The first motion was ‘this house would ban advertisements aimed at children under 16’ and the second 'this house would give the police full and unrestrictive access to our online data’. The Trinity pupils performed extremely well winning 3 out of 4 of their debates! A special thank you must go to Ore Yakubu and Eloghosa Eduwuirofo in Year 12 and Luke Johnson and T.J. Langslow in Year 11 who were instrumental in preparing and guiding our students who were new to debating this year. Well done to all who took part!”
From Assistant Head, Ms Baxendale, and Head of House, Mr Carter: “Last month, we took ten Year 10 pupils to compete in the annual Kath Fry Challenge for the weekend, a competition open to all schools across Manchester. The Friday evening was spent on a night navigation exercise. One of our students, Abdullah Ahmed, considered the activity “A test of team work, navigation and co-operation”. Eden-Rae Wedderburn exclaimed that Saturday’s snowy mountain walk consisted of “challenging ascents and thrilling snow slides on our descent”. After an action packed Sunday our students still had a full day of mental and physical challenges ahead of themselves. They performed brilliantly with a number of bonus points being scored for the early completion of tasks; their commitment to these challenges was first class.”
Over the past two weeks, I have been meeting with members of the Leadership Team, Year 11 forms tutors, and the Head of Year 11, Mr Zamir, as can be seen in the above photograph, to discuss the progress of every student in Year 11. Our discussions have revolved around mock examination results, estimated grades and attitudes towards work. Following the meetings, support and interventions will be put in place to help our students to succeed. It has been very pleasing to see such a high number of students making progress across many subjects and putting a considerable amount of effort and hard work into their studies. We wish all our Year 11 students well for their continued success over next few months.