Weekly Parent Bulletin

Friday 15th July 2022

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING NEXT WEEK'S FORECAST FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES

With mindfulness of the forecast for high temperatures over the weekend and at the start of next week, we want to reassure parents that measures are in place and adjustments are being made to planned activities, in order to ensure students' well-being during the hot weather.

Please can we ask parents to ensure that students attend school with a refillable water bottle - we will be encouraging students to keep hydrated and to take opportunities at break and lunchtime to refill bottles.

Students will not be expected to wear ties and may undo their top shirt buttons. Skirts (of an appropriate length) and tailored shorts are already part of school uniform and we would encourage students to wear them if they have them.

Classrooms will be well-ventilated and students will be encouraged to seek shade at break and lunchtimes.

Planned outdoor activities have been reviewed, risk-assessed and, where appropriate, adjusted, in keeping with County guidelines. Adjustments may include reducing strenuous physical activity whilst in the sun and increasing opportunities to be in shaded areas. If your child is involved in an outdoor event such as the Year 7 activity days or Year 8/9 Sports Day, please ensure they have suncream, a sun hat and plenty of water.

REMINDER: Upcoming Dates and Events

Tues 19th July: Y8 & Y9 Sports Day (participating students only)

Mon 18th - Thurs 21st Jul: Year 7 Activity Days (J Band 18th/19th, K band 20th/21st)

Thurs 21st Jul: Sixth Form Prom

Fri 22nd Jul: Last day of term (1.10pm finish)

Reminder of arrangements for the last day of term - Friday 22nd July:

  • Last Day of summer term - school day finishes at 1.00pm for students in Year 8 & 10 and 1.10pm for all other year groups.
  • Buses pick up students at 1.10pm.
  • If your child does not use a bus, please arrange for their safe travel home at the relevant times as outlined above.
  • Due to the earlier finish, the canteens will be providing extra food at break time, so if your child is eligible for free school meals they should collect them at this time.
  • UPDATE: After a request from the School council we have agreed that the last day of term can be a non-uniform day to raise money for the school council's chosen charity.

NEW: Reports

Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 12 reports are now available on SIMS Online for both parents and students to view. If you have difficulties logging in, please contact: secretary@bodmincollege.co.uk

NEW: Activity Week- Year 7

Next week, Year 7 will be completing their activity week. On Monday and Tuesday, 7.1-7.4 will be on activities and 7.5-7.9 will have lessons as normal. On Wednesday and Thursday, the opposite will happen.

Students have been provided with a kit list depending on their activities. It is essential that they are all dressed in appropriate clothing for physical activity. Please ensure your child brings a packed lunch if they are going off site. Next week is set to be really hot so sun cream, sun hats and plenty of water are a must.

NEW: Paris Trip

The Paris trip was launched to all year 7 students this week and will take place from 10th-13th March 2023. Letters have been sent to parents of year 7 students for consideration over the summer holidays. Parent Pay will begin accepting deposit payments at the start of the new academic year.

REMINDER: Period Products

Bundles of period products will be available for students to take home over the summer holidays. They will be under the table in reception (as usual) so please let students know to keep an eye out for them. Students DO NOT need to ask to take them, they can help themselves.

Students can also access the products through their tutor, HoY, reception and the medical room as usual.

REMINDER: Roadworks

We have received notification from South West Water that they will be carrying out essential drainage works on the triangle of Respryn Road and Lostwithiel Road starting on Monday 11th July. Please be aware that this will cause some disruption when dropping off and collecting students. There will be 3-way traffic lights in operation for approximately 9 weeks.

NEW: Exam results webinars for parents and carers & University Transitioning

Anna Freud, the National Centre for Children and Families are holding free webinars for all parents and carers of children in Year 11 and Year 13 receiving their exam results this summer.

The exam results webinars are taking place from 1st to 12th August, and will provide parents and carers with strategies to support the mental health of young people who are waiting on their results.

As well as exam results webinars for parents and carers, they will also be holding a series of webinars for young people who are starting university this autumn.

These webinars will share tips for young people on managing their wellbeing in the first few weeks of university, what to expect in the transition period, and who to contact if you want to talk to somebody.

https://www.annafreud.org/training/training-and-conferences-overview/online-conferences-webinars-and-events/free-exam-results-webinar-for-parents-and-carers/?mc_cid=19213b1703&mc_eid=e1d942d453

SUMMER HOLIDAY OPPORTUNITIES

NEW: Adventure Week - Free Holiday Activities in Bodmin 1st - 4th August

Curious School of the Wild will once again be offering Free Holiday Activities in Bodmin during the school holidays.

The theme of their activities this summer is #Adventure Week. They will be setting up camp, building dens, learning outdoor skills and crafts and cooking on the camp fire. There will be plenty of time for free play and hanging out in the hammocks.

  • Dates: Monday 1st August to Thursday 4th August
  • Times: 10am-2pm
  • Location: Berrycoombe School Field, Berrycoombe Vale, Bodmin, PL31 2PH
  • Ages: 5 to 17

Sessions booked up very quickly last summer and they will be prioritising bookings from children living in Bodmin and the surrounding areas this week.

Book via the Active Cornwall Time2Move Holiday Programme Link https://playwaze.com/curious-school-of-the-wild/ukk21kxul7fjbt/session-display?eventid=PhysicalEventSeries/61313-C&d=null

Anyone with queries, unable to book online, or without an Activity Code from Active Cornwall who would like to attend the sessions should email catherine.selby@curiousschoolofthewild.com

Looking forward to seeing you at our #Adventure Week!

NEW: Summer Holiday Meal Savings

Please see below detailing places where children can eat cheaply or for free (with a paying adult) in the school holidays.

NEW: The Charles Causley Festival of Arts and Literature

This community festival is running from 29th-31st of July in Launceston and on Saturday boasts a day packed filled with completely free events happening in Launceston town centre. This festival has for years been a family favourite, with readings, performances and artwork taking over the streets of Causley's hometown.

They are also running digital events, including poetry readings, on Zoom on Saturday 30th. Please do see the website for more information on this and a programme of events by following this link : https://causleytrust.org/joining-our-2022-festival-from-afar-take-a-look-at-our-digital-programme-30th-july/

NEW: Free Activity Week for Young People

Please see this flyer for more details on a exciting FREE summer activity week coming up from Monday 8th August open to those aged 15-24, currently unemployed and not in education.

Participants will get a City & Guilds accredited employability qualification in the morning and take part in fun, free activities in the afternoon. These will include VR, Newquay Aquarium, yoga on the beach, trampolining, and beach games. Morning learning is based in our classrooms in the centre of Newquay and activities will be in the local area. Lunch is provided. Only 20 spaces available, book now to secure a place - cornwallskills@wrecltd.co.uk or call 01637 801004