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Farewell Mrs Goodman

A farewell and presentation to Mrs Chris Goodman this afternoon who is leaving the College after a teaching career that has spanned nearly 40 years. We would like to offer our sincere thanks and gratitude to Chris for all that she has contributed to the College and the local community over many years and we wish her the best of luck in the next chapter of her life.

 

Torpoint End of Year Rewards

All year students at Torpoint have been working hard to gain Merits. This week students have been issued with their merit money which students could then spend in the Torpoint Merit Shop. A variety of stationery was available for the students to buy or the students could exchange their merit money for some raffle tickets to win some amazing prizes kindly donated by local companies, businesses and tourist attractions.

There is an End of Year assembly taking place today where students will be recognised and rewarded with prizes for the most merits and  100% attendance. The Merit Raffle prizes are also being given out.

Torpoint Community College would like to kindly thank the following for their very generous donations as without them this event would not be possible:

TCC Prom 2017

Year 11 students at Torpoint Community College have recently attended their leaver’s prom which was once again held at the College.

This year the Sixth Form Common Room was transformed into a ‘Great Gatsby’ theme with red, black and gold accessories to complement a marquee attached to the outside area which was adorned with balloons by Kardkadia. The students enjoyed a soft drink cocktail bar, buffet provided by Tina Crago the College canteen manager, sweet table, dress up photo booth and disco by Zak Nicholson as well as photography by Andy Campfield who stepped in at the last minute to cover the student formal photos. Photos can be ordered via Andrew Campfield’s Facebook page.

Many prizes were awarded throughout the evening: Prom King was awarded to Noah Rees and Prom Queen was Katie Harvie; best transport to Kheefer Brindley ; Cutest Couple to Rob White and Meg Crago; Disco Dude was Alex Richardson; and finally Disco Diva was Rachel Gordon.

Prom organisers Jenni Howard, Julie Haggerty and Teresa Hodgetts said that a great time was had by all students and staff that attended and once again the sun shone for another successful prom.

Ten Tors or Duke of Edinburgh Equipment

Could all students who have borrowed equipment please return it to College as soon as possible.

Many thanks

Mrs Porter

Fashion Show 2017

This year’s Fashion Show was a real celebration of the creative and performing arts here at TCC. The show featured textiles work from KS3, GCSE and A Level students, who modelled the garments very professionally! There were also musical items from our very own TCC Stage Band and soloists.

The second half of the show celebrated the film Moulin Rouge. This consisted of a mix of songs, drama and dancing both from our talented College troupe of 16 students and a fabulous guest appearance in the Argentine tango by Mr Pease and Susie Mackenzie. The show was rounded off by the traditional staff walk down with the male staff looking smart in their top hats and tails and the ladies in dresses from Jane Louise gowns of Liskeard.

We also had an exhibition in the entrance hall of some of our GCSE and Post 16 Art and Product Design work.

Thank you to all staff and students involved in helping and supporting this year’s fashion show; you made it the success it was!

Miss Bell

Gardens For Life

Year 8 have been working very hard in the gardens for life growing vegetables, with most being harvested this week. The Science department are extremely thrilled with the amazing crop that has been produced this year. Well done year 8!

The Family Foraging Kitchen

Year 9 Food Preparation and Nutrition students have taken part in a food foraging trip with the Family Foraging Kitchen. The workshop took place on the school grounds itself, where the children safely explored basic wild edibles and participated in an outdoor cookery class, making ‘Wild Study Snacks’. These included Banana & Wild Seed Slices and Sweet Potato , Dandelion & Dock Leaf Patties.

Information sheets were given to all the students on the day and the children were able to take these home to share with their parents and carers as well as providing a record of all the wild plants that they studied during the day and the recipes for the snacks that they created.

The session was designed to address where food comes from, health, nutrition, cookery skills and healthy eating. Furthermore, to raise awareness of nature deficit disorder and thus encourage children to have less screen time and spend more time outdoors learning about and respecting our natural environment.

Vix, Founder and Chief Executive of The Family Foraging Kitchen, also discussed in depth the nutrition of the plants students picked and the history surrounding them. Furthermore, she discussed exciting and tasty recipes that use these ingredients and the health benefits of each plant studied.

Of course, there was a serious aspect to the trip and Vix highlighted in detail the dangers of simply picking any flower or plant that line our hedgerow. She spent time pointing out flowers and plants that were bad for our health and stressed that students must only forage for food with a trained professional and only eat items when they are 110% sure of what it is.

A fantastic, informative day was had by all involved.

Mrs Donald

 

Passive Drugs Dog Visit

As you are already aware the College takes the safeguarding and health and well-being of our students and staff very seriously.

This morning the College invited the passive drugs dog with PC Steve Waters and I am pleased to report that the drugs dog did not identify any illegal substances.  We will continue with these searches on a random basis to ensure the College remains a safe place for students and staff.

Thank you to all students and parents for their support in this.

Student Leadership Team

The College is pleased to present our Student Leadership Team:

Head Boy and Head Girl – Jacob Adams and Adelina Babii

Deputies – Sam Johnston and Jess Mason

The Head Boy and Head Girl along with deputies were chosen from our current Year 10 students. The Student Council ran assemblies to publicise the positions and encouraged students to apply. We received some brilliantly written applications from a wide range of students, any of which would have carried out the Head Boy or Head Girl roles splendidly. The successful candidates were decided after votes from the Student Council and from staff at the College.

Our Head Boy, Head Girl and with their deputies, have already been getting stuck into their new roles taking part in a wide range of events. This has included speaking at our recent Open Evening for prospective new students (coming from 17 primary schools) and our Transition Evening for our new Year 7 students, as well as welcoming our parents for Year 7 and 8 Parents Evening and attending a training session with our College Leadership Team on Prevent.

Our Head Boy, Jacob Adams said “I am really looking forward to my new role. Being Head Boy will give me the opportunity to promote the College and be an active link between students and the school management.”

Our Head Girl, Adelina Babii added “It is a great chance to be a role model to our younger students and to reassure them if they have any anxieties. I think we hold important positions and hopefully we can set a good example around the College.

IMPORTANT IMMUNISATION REMINDER – Monday 3rd July 2017

Please be aware that the following groups of students who missed the first round of the School Immunisation Programme: Year 8 girls, Year 9 boys and girls and Year 11 boys and girls are due to receive their immunisations on Monday 3rd July 2017 providing they have returned their consent forms.  If you have any questions regarding the vaccinations please visit http://www.kernowhealthcic.org.uk/service-delivery/school-immunisation/parents or call Kernow Health on 01872 221105/221106.

Thank you.

Free Careers Booklet for Parents!

Produced after National Careers Week, a 12 page booklet called “A Guide For Parents: Steering your teenager toward a job and career” is available free for parents.  It helps parents to get their teenagers engaged with careers information and services available to them and with building employability, application and interview skills. The major contributors were Nick Newman, founder of National Careers Week and  Jon Gregory, Careers Trainer & Writer, Editor of Win-That-Job.com, National Careers Week Ambassador, and Careers Expert Panel Member for The Guardian, with additional contributions coming from the John Lewis Partnership, as a major employer.

Here is the link for you:  http://win-that-job.com/parents-guide

End of Term Early Closure – Buses

Dear parents/carers.

On the last day of term, Friday 21st July, the College will be closing at 1.30pm.  Stickers will be placed in Student Planners on Monday 26th June for you to sign if you give your child permission to leave College at 1.30pm.

Unfortunately Citybus are unable to put on any buses at 1.30pm.  Parents/carers will need to arrange safe transport for their child if they wish to leave at 1.30pm.

The regular school buses will run from College at 3.30pm and students who wish to travel on that bus will be kept safely in College until 3.20pm.  If any student fails to get their sticker signed by their parent/carer and their tutor, they will be required to stay in College until 3.20.

Gymnastics Success

Year 7 student Emily competed in the Amigo Series Floor & Vault Gymnastics Competition in Camborne in May and came 1st for the 13+ age group, she also came 1st at Penzance Floor and Vault competition in February half term in the 13+ age group.

Well done Emily!

End of Term Early Closure
A reminder that TCC will be closing early at 1.30pm on the last day of this term, Friday 21st July.
Stickers will be in planners from Monday 26th June for parents/carers to sign for permission for students to leave/not leave early.
Any students that do not have permission to leave will be supervised in College until the usual finish time of 3.20pm.

College Open Days

Spare School Uniform

Dear Parent/Carer of Year 11 students

Now your son / daughter has finished their exams we would be grateful if you would consider donating any school uniform you do not wish to retain so it can be used to help support students still at the College.

We would welcome PE kit, blazers, ties, shirts, trousers, skirts and or shoes. Any items you wish to donate can be passed to the College’s main reception.

Thank you in advance for any support you can offer.

Race For Life 2017

The College had 12 students volunteer to support the 2017 Race for Life on Plymouth Hoe on Sunday 18th June. The day started with students assembling the race banners and also included some volunteers being interviewed by the ITV crew. The students manned the race finish handing out water and medals and presented the projected fundraising totals to a huge crowd. They worked very closely with the event managers and gained an excellent insight into what is involved when organising events on this scale. It was a hot and tiring day but I am sure that all the student volunteers will agree it was very rewarding event to be involved in. I hope that Torpoint Community College students, past and present, will continue to support this worthwhile cause.

Well done student volunteers…

Mrs Goodman