Preparations continue apace for examination students, and a particular note of thanks to members of staff who are giving up evenings and weekend time to offer preparation and revision sessions to our students. It is much appreciated, I know.
Away from the exam hall, we are planning for our summer learning sessions, which take place during the final week of the academic year. As well as Welsh Baccalaureate projects, applications to university or elsewhere for Sixth Form students and GCSE taster days for current Year 9 students, we will be running Sports Days as well as adventurous activity days for a wide range of students. More detail to follow closer to the time.
Finally, the selection process for the next team of Head Students has taken place, which is a process led by the existing student postholders. Our next newsletter will contain the announcement of the students that have been appointed to these important positions. Many congratulations to them, and to everyone who applied.
Over the last couple of weeks we have seen a significant increase in the amount of students that are calling home directly and arranging for a parent or carer to come and collect them when they are feeling unwell. We have a protocol that we must follow to ensure that students are seen by healthcare and first aid trained staff as quickly as possible. This is imperative in making sure that we can provide the best wellbeing support that we can.
The correct procedure for any student feeling unwell is to let a member of staff know immediately. The staff member can then alert the Wellbeing Team, and we can provide the appropriate healthcare support, including a phone call home to arrange for the student to be collected, if deemed appropriate. If you could reiterate this correct procedure to your child, we would be very grateful. We will also reiterate this process to students in school.
Important Information - Y11 and Y13 Lunch Accounts
As Year 11 and Year 13 students are coming close to the time they will be leaving school, if they have a negative balance on their lunch account they will be referred to the School Reception in order to contact home to have their ParentPay Account topped up.
If your child no longer uses the Food Hall and they have an overdrawn balance, please arrange to settle this account. The Food Hall staff will update their system to clear the overdrawn balance which will result in you no longer receiving overdue balance reminders through ParentPay.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Finance Office.
Thank you for your support.
On Sunday 1st May MCSBC competed at its first regatta of the season at Evesham Sprint Regatta. It was a successful day full of racing with multiple crews reaching finals and the Club coming away with four wins. Our winnings crews were:
J18 4x- Tom Powell, Tom Coates, Elliot Lynch-warden, and Jack Bufton
J18 1x Tom Powell
WJ18 2x Halle Unsworth and Harriet Morgan
WJ16 2X Seren Van der Horst and Violet Holbrow-Brooksbank
The Club is racing again in just under two weeks’ time at Avon County Regatta on Saturday 14th May.
Summer Term Extra Curricular Clubs & Activities
Please click on the link below to access the Clubs on offer this term:
Last term's topic for Science Club was space. The students started off looking at parachutes to return a shuttle to Earth and progressed to building Biodomes for Mars. To finish the topic, the students received a talk from Tyler Olson, an aerospace engineer who is a contractor for NASA.
On Tuesday, 3rd of May, Science Club met, full of excitement for a video call from the USA. Tyler started by explaining his experiences at university, then his career in aerospace engineering and finished with his role with NASA. He emphasised the importance of engaging in extra-curricular activities at both school and university and shared his experience of building two satellites for university competitions that were sent into space, with varying success.
Following the main talk, the floor was opened to our curious Science Club. The students came ready with lots of questions about aerospace, NASA and everything space related. Daniel Grey (7CW) was on top form with the most challenging question. Gaia McCafferty said "We listened to a fantastic talk about NASA and everything space, from rockets to asteroids. I loved learning all about space and NASA". Our budding young scientists left inspired and full of enthusiasm. We look forward to seeing where their curiosity takes them.
Y11...Last chance to purchase
There are just a few days left to order your Yearbook.
As indicated in previous newsletters, the closing date for orders is Wednesday 11 May so if students wish to receive one at the end of their time with us, it is available on Parentpay now. Once the order is placed with our Yearbook supplier, we won't be able to increase the order so please don't miss out.
If the item is missing from your Year 11 Parentpay account, it will be because you have already purchased it but if you have any queries, please don't hesitate to ring and talk to Mrs Baker.
UKMT Maths Challenge
Last term, a number of Year 9 students sat the UKMT Maths challenge (a National challenge). These students all achieved a certificate. Bronze means you are in the top 50% of competitors in the UK, Silver means you are top 25% and Gold in the top 8%. Well done to all who competed and congratulations to those who received certificates. Students in the top 25% completed a follow on round. In the follow on round Lily Pearce achieved a Merit, which means she was within the top 25% of those competitors, which was fantastic!!
Gregory Young Gold
Harry Acaster Silver
Thomas Beard Silver
Rhys Doubtfire Silver
Owen Lloyd Silver
Lily Pearce Silver
Ruby Ashplant Bronze
Ruby Barrington Bronze
Will Fleming Bronze
Albert Kent Bronze
Jayson Roberts Bronze
Griffin Rowe Bronze
Tommy Rowley Bronze
Tomos Russell Bronze
Elsa Sims Bronze
A Moment of Reflection
This poem was written by Year 8 student Rosie Carman, in response to an RE lesson focused on Children in War.
More Success for Tia Samuels
Following Tia's successful trial for Gloucestershire County, she was part of the U15 Dings Crusader's tour last weekend.
The team won all three games on Saturday followed by a win on Sunday with Tia scoring the winning try.
Tia was awarded the Player of the Season trophy.
A Week in Pictures
School Absence Line
Reporting an absence
Please note that the direct number to report your child's absence is 01600 775284. Please note this is an answerphone which is available 24/7 for you to leave a message.