Weekly Parent Bulletin

Friday 20th May 2022

REMINDER: Upcoming Dates and Events

23rd May: Exam Season continues

Mon 30th May - Fri 3rd Jun: Half Term Holiday

Mon 6th Jun - Fri 10th Jun: Year 12 into 13 Entry Exams

Thurs 17th Jun: Year 11 Celebration Day

REMINDER: Consultation on PSHE/RSE

As a part of your child's education at Bodmin College, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. PSHE education is the curriculum subject that helps provide young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives furthering their development into responsible global citizens.

Your child currently studies elements of PSHE through curriculum subjects including but not limited to RE, Science, IT and PE. The PSHE policy and curriculum at Bodmin College are currently under review and from September 2022, PSHE will feature more heavily as part of your child's tutor programme with many aspects delivered by their tutor and head of year, alongside visiting speakers.

As a school, we are committed to working in partnership with parents and as such I'd like to invite you to be a part of our consultation on PSHE. The short survey which can be accessed here https://forms.office.com/r/47FfKG20jw will give you the opportunity to share your views on our current provision as well as shape our future curriculum. Our students will also have the opportunity to formally share their views too. Deadline for completion is Wednesday 25th May.

I thank you in advance for completing this survey and I look forward to writing to you again soon, following the review, where I can share an updated policy with you. Mrs Armstrong.

NEW: 6th Form Student Council

We are pleased to announce that Year 12 have elected their Student Council for 2022/23.

Voted in as President is Marlie Phillips and the Vice President is Sam Dean.

The Secretary is Ellie Rundle and the committee are Freya Speer, Mawgan Rogerson, Miguel Pestana, Alfie Dawes, Jodie Houlihan, Holly Bowden and Archie Coultas. This a strong Student Council and we are excited to see their contribution to life in the Sixth Form next year.

NEW: Vaccines Information Sheet

This FAQ sheet is from Kernow Health, the School Immunisation team. This covers questions that the team are often asked, particularly by parents of Year 9 and 10 students.

NEW: Catering Assistant Vacancy

Aspens are currently recruiting a catering assistant here at Bodmin College. Please see here for more details.

NEW: Opportunity of the Week, Summer School 2022 - Monday 25th - Thursday 28th July

This exciting project is designed for students in Year 12 who may be interested in studying Education and Teacher Training. This will take place at Plymouth Marjon University from 09:00 - 16:00 each day, with some activities running during the evening on selected days.

Free breakfast and lunch are provided each day for participating students.

Marjon Summer School is a FREE opportunity for students to discover what it is like to study Education and Initial Teacher Training-related courses at the university level.

Flyer

More information - https://www.marjon.ac.uk/visit/schools--colleges/summer-school/

Application form - https://forms.office.com/r/yLbZS34890

Deadline to apply - Friday 24th June 2022

There are 36 places available and there will be no selection criteria unless we are oversubscribed, so anyone interested in teaching can join us!

NEW: Kernow Connect

From 25th April, the way in which you can access support through Kernow Connect is changing. These changes have made to ensure that young people receive more timely support. Please see link below.

Support | Action for Children

NEW: Half Term Activities

With half term just around the corner, North Cornwall Rocks have produced a guide for families with some local events and ideas of places to visit over the break.

NEW: Community Day in Falmouth

On May 21st, Falmouth University are hosting a Community Day. As well as the Showcase exhibitions, there will be garden games, crazy golf and activities for all the family. Workshop activities include screen printing, riso printing, life drawing and more.

Music and entertainment, student art sales, garden tours and a plant sale.

All activities are FREE.