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Week 1

Welcome Back… to the New School Year

Week 1 – Friday 3rd September 2021

Hello Everyone! It is with great delight that I welcome everyone back to the new academic Year in Holy Trinity College. The Summer holidays are well and truly over and I hope you managed to relax and have quality time with your family. Sadly, we are still living in a Covid world, but as a school, all our health & safety procedures are in place and we certainly hope there will be very few disruptions to our childrens’ education and enjoyment in school. Another exciting year has begun!

But first, a quick recap of a very busy Summer – Summer Schemes for Years 8 and 9, Transition scheme for our new Year 8 pupils, 500 Cyle Challenge to raise funds for our school build, ‘Betty’ auctioned off by the Agriculture Club and then brilliant A Level and GCSE results – and you think we had a summer holiday!!

We are so proud of our fantastic girls and boys who worked so hard to achieve incredible results in their A Level and GCSE Exams. What a tough 18 months they have had, in and out of school, but they kept their focus and determination and their hard work has paid off. Well done girls and boys but also our super staff who supported you so well and your parents/guardians who encouraged you along the way. Success richly deserved.

Very proud A Level Students

Happy GCSE Students

All Year Group Inductions were completed this week and it is just great to hear our young people’s voices in the classroom and corridors again. That is what school is about! It is so good to be back and reignite that passion for learning. And, we met our new Year 8 pupils this week too – a few weeks after their brilliant Summer Scheme. It’s as though they were always here – not a tremble amongst them - but happy excited smiles! They all looked so smart in their new uniforms too. They certainly have made a great impression upon us all.

The year ahead is going to be very busy; there will be pressure on Exam Groups; the well-being of our pupils and staff will be a priority; relationship building will be key - with our peers; our teachers and support staff; liaising with contractors to commence our new school build very soon; remain a Covid-free environment with very few disruptions; and reigniting the passion for learning will be essential.

I wish our school community a happy and fulfilling year at school. We expect our pupils to be respectful; to be safe; to be responsible; and to be a learner. Work hard and enjoy your success!

It’s great to be back again and by writing this Blog, I hope to give you a flavour of what is in store throughout the year – an insight into the daily hustle and bustle of life within. Be sure to join us!

Isabel Russell

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