Weekly Parent Bulletin

Friday, 30 April 2021

REMINDER: Upcoming calendar dates

Monday 3rd May - May Bank Holiday

Thursday 6th May - Year 7 Parents' Evening

Friday 21st May - Year 13 Celebration and Leavers' Day*

Wednesday 26th May - Year 11 Celebration and Leavers' Day*

*Please note that some Yr 11 and Yr 13 students will still be required to attend college up to the 18th June for assessment purposes.

NEW: Parent information - Years 10 to 13 exam grading

Following the Virtual Information Evening for parents/carers which took place last week, a recording of the session is now available on the college website here. Please be aware that one of the slides used in the presentation should read "to ensure that students are not disadvantaged" rather than "to ensure that students are disadvantaged." Furthermore, parents/carers may access the college's assessment policy for AS/A-level and GCSE grading here.

NEW: School Immunisation Programme - HPV, DTP and Meningitis ACWY

Reminder letters have been emailed to parents of students in Years 8, 9 and 10 today, regarding forthcoming immunisations taking place in school against the Human Papilloma Virus (Years 8/9) and Diptheria/Tetanus/Polio and Meningitis ACWY (Years 9/10). If you are unsure if you have already given consent for your child to receive their immunisation, please contact Kernow Health using the contact details in the letter. It is an 'opt-in' service so please be aware that your child will not be vaccinated unless you have provided consent.

NEW: Thriller Live Theatre Trip - Wednesday 12th May 2021

Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, the Theatre Royal Plymouth has cancelled the performance of 'Thriller' on the 12th May. Mrs Groom will be in touch with all students signed up to the trip and all payments will be fully refunded. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

NEW: STEM Careers Live - Cornwall Council

Cornwall Council will be streaming a number of live sessions on their Facebook page related to STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), with engaging talks from organisations across Cornwall. These are taking place on Saturday mornings at 9.30am and can be accessed live here or caught up with on the Cornwall Careers Hub page here.

REMINDER: Non-Uniform Day - Friday 30th April

Today is our non-uniform day in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance and Shelterbox. To make a donation to either charity, please use the following links:

https://cornwallairambulancetrust.org/donate/

https://www.shelterbox.org/donate/

REMINDER: Accessing home-testing kits

All students should now have been issued with their additional lateral flow testing kits. If any student has not received their tests, they should see Mr Morris in his office, which is opposite the PE Office by the Sports Hall, at either break or lunchtime. Sixth form students can collect testing kits from the Sixth Form Office. Students should continue to test twice weekly on a Sunday and Thursday evening - including Sunday this Bank Holiday weekend.

Don’t forget to record ALL Home-Test results in TWO ways:

1. NHS: https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

2. Bodmin College: PARENT/STUDENT Covid19 Home Self-Test Result Reporting

To inform us of a positive test result, contact us on 01208 72114

Out of Hours Covid Line: 07826 637936 / 07780 051728