Parent and pupil newsletter 11 Jan 2019

//Parent and pupil newsletter 11 Jan 2019

Parent and pupil newsletter 11 Jan 2019

Christmas celebration

Our Christmas celebration on Friday 14th of December was a great success, Students and staff read and sang a series of pieces explaining the meaning of Christmas and the reasons we celebrate in the UK. Its was great to see the skill and enthusiasm on the part of the students, and their performances were very impressive. It was good too that a number of parents were able to be there to join in and to support their children. We want this event to become a part of the tradition at Bales College so we look forward to seeing you all next year!

New sports programme for spring term

Students in years 7 to 11 will begin a new sports programme this week with details given below. Once again there will be a series of coaching and practice sessions, matches and final assessments. The aim is to give all students experience of different sports so they can experiment and see where their skill and expertise lies. Year 7 & 8 will continue with their swim sessions on Monday morning with the girls swimming first.

Sixth form sports

Sixth form sport will be slightly different this term; the Tuesdays sessions will alternate between sport based activities in the sports hall and sessions in the gym at Moberley Everyone Active.

March and April – admission days for 2019 entry

We will be continuing our expansion of the school by holding two more admission days for year 7 admissions for 2019. Potential students will attend school on Saturday mornings and sit three admission tests in maths, English and verbal reasoning. Whilst the students complete their tests parents will have a presentation about the school from Mr Yearsley and Dr Ben Moore. Test results are used to help us make an assessment of the potential of a particular student and we then hold interviews with parents and students. Any offer letters will be sent out within a couple of weeks for a September start.

Admission days Sat 9th March Sat 27th April.

Key Dates

17th Jan – Yr 7@ and Yr8 Theatre Visit
23rd Jan – Yr7 & 8 Sports Hall Athletics Competition
11th Feb – Assessment week
18th—22nd Feb – Half term
8th—22nd April – Easter Holidays
8th—12th April – Holiday revision classes Yr 11 & Yr 13

23rd April 2019 – Summer Term begins 8.45am

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