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Priority Notices

English Matters

Ms Merryweather

English matters drop-in sessions start on Monday 3.35-4.45 in A116 for any students who feel that they might like some help or advice with a particular aspect of English.
Speak to Miss Merryweather for details

Explore on Monday lunchtimes

Mrs Cochran

Does God Exist?, What is the meaning of Life? 
EXPLORE your beliefs.
If you'd like to make new friends and have some fun go to Room A103 on Monday lunchtimes.  Bring your lunch. For students in years 7, 8 and 9.

Cyber Security Competition

Mrs Cochran

The NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) is running a national competition for Year 8 girls (CyberFirst Girls Competition).

Information can be found at https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberfirst/girls-competition

Entries have to be teams of 4. Deadline for entry is 21 January 2020.

Contact Mr Thompson (A34) for more information.

Duke of Edinburgh Drop in Wednesdays

Mrs Thompson

Duke of Edinburgh drop in sessions are open every Wednesday after school until 5pm, for those students who would like to work on their award, Mr Sharp is available to help in A20.

Science Support on Tuesdays in B13

Mr Thompson

Do you need help with your Science revision?  Come to B13 on Tuesdays 3:45-4:45pm where there will be staff to help you with your subject specific questions.  Bring your revision guide and revision cards so we can help you even more.

Degree Apprecticeship with

Mrs Cochran

BT have a number of apprenticeships available including software engineering, network engineering, research innovation and cyber security. Some of these are based in Ipswich but others are further afield. Starting salary at £21,000. See attached sheet for details.

Old Burians Award

Mrs Cochran

One of our students was recently awarded £350 for a volunteering project in France to help develop their language skills. If any student wishes to apply for funding towards a project that they are considering undertaking, please see the website: http://www.oldburians.org.uk/charitable-trust-awards/

Work Experience Opportunity

Mrs Cochran

Interested in gaining some work experience? Event in Ipswich 23 January 2020 at Trinity Park. Please see further details attached. Deadline for applications is 15 December not 15 November as detailed on the application form.

Sixth Form Christmas Show

Mrs Cochran

Sixth Form Christmas Show - Thursday 19 December at 2pm

Tickets on sale now for Sixth Form only.

See Daniel Bellamy or Patrick Laycock in the Foundation Room to get your tickets. 

Tickets £4 each.

Zumba on Monday lunchtime!

Mrs Cochran

Staff and Sixth Form 
Come to Zumba 1.20pm Monday 16 December in the Dome.
£3 per person. Pay on the door.
Money to go to the May Ball fund.

KOOTH - Online Support Service

Mrs Cochran

There is a new online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service for young people aged 11-18 called Kooth. The aim is that young people in Suffolk will be able to access free, safe and anonymous online counselling, which they can access on the go through their mobile device, 365 days a year.

Please see the following link for further information...


Extra Curricular Clubs

Mrs Cochran

Please see attached for details of all current Extra Curricular Clubs (lunchtime and after school).

Cyclists be aware

Mrs Cochran

Do you cycle to school?  Please remember to put lights on your bike now it's getting dark after school so other road users can see you!

Badminton Club cancelled

Mrs Cochran

There will be no Badminton Club after school on Thursday 19 December (last day of term).

Podcast of the week

Mr Nichols

Seriously-A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds. No subject is too strange, no idea too weird. Released twice a week.
Topical for election week: The Unheard Third…
Adrian Chiles speaks to habitual non-voters. What’s keeping them from the polls and who or what might entice them to cast their ballot?

Thought for the Week

Mrs Cochran

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings”
Salvador Dali 

Assemblies this week

Mrs Cochran

Monday 9 December: PD Day - school closed for students

Tuesday 10 December: Hengrave in LH & Elveden in PAC

Wednesday 11 December: Wyken in LH & Kentwell in PAC

Thursday 12 December: Melford in LH & Ickworth in PAC

Friday 13 December: No Assemblies

Thank you from the Royal British Legion

Mrs Cochran

Thank you from the Royal British Legion for raising £148.30 by buying poppies for the Poppy Appeal this year!  

KEVIS Election Results

Mrs Cochran

Change UK - 2.24% (23 votes) 6th

Liberal Democrats - 3.4% (35 votes) 5th

Conservative Party - 10.12% (104 votes) 4th

Monster Raving Loony Party - 11.87% (122 votes) 3rd

Labour Party - 26.75% (275 votes) 2nd

Green Party - 42.9% (441 votes)  1st

Total number of votes = 1,028
Spoilt Ballots = 22

Will Riches