News

Ten Tors Introductory Walk

Sunday 14th October was the introductory walk for the Ten Tors 2019 and a quick change in the weather forecast meant the students set off in wet conditions.  They completed a circular route from Leeden Tor car park with a few route adjustments due to the rivers. For their first walk the students did really well with adult volunteers teaching them about navigation using a map & compass.  The rain cleared away in the afternoon and there were only a few hiccups – 1 walking pole left behind (by an adult), 1 map dropped (by a team) and one lost his sole (luckily just from his boot).

For those wishing to continue there is a meeting, with parents, on Wednesday 17th October, 6.30 – 7.30pm in the main hall.

North Cornwall Book Festival

Fourteen Year 9 students have recently had the opportunity to attend the North Cornwall Book Festival in St Endellion where they took part in 3 workshops hosted by established authors.

The students learned about becoming an author, publishing their own work on Amazon and how to make their own books and pockets for journals out of scraps of paper amongst other things.

Mrs Bertram, Mrs Hodgetts and all of the students thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Year 10 Spanish Visit to Liskeard

On Friday 5th October a group of year 10 students from TCC took part in a languages day at Liskeard School and Community College along with students from Looe Community Academy. We completed different group tasks including interpreting, marketing and translating with other students to practise our Spanish and see how we can use these skills in the working world. At the end of the day some of us got awards for our excellent work.

Written by Caden Mogg.

Miss Murphy and Mr Riley would like to thank the year 10 students involved as they represented our college excellently with perfect behaviour and impressive knowledge of Spanish.

Drop off / Collection of Students – Bus Bay

We would be grateful if parents / carers do not use the bus bay in the YMCA Sports Hall Car Park area for dropping off or picking up their children as it causes an obstruction when the school transport is required to access it. Please use the parking area of the Car Park for the dropping off / collection of students. Thank you for your support.

Police Dog Visit

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

This morning PC Turner-Moore, PC Waters and the police dog Jet visited the College. They visited many classes in a range of year groups and I am pleased to report that the passive dog did not identify any illegal substances.  At Torpoint Community College we will continue to support these visits on a random basis to ensure the College remains a safe place for all students and staff.

Thank you to all students and parents for their support.

Attendance Letter

On Wednesday 3rd October 2018, all parent and carers should be expecting to receive an important letter with regard to student attendance (via their child). This letter explains College expectations of attendance and provides information with regard to their child’s attendance last year (years 8 to 11 only) This letter also provides information on how to contact the College if further information or support regarding attendance is required.

 

Science News

The Gardens for Life was given an extension this year with the added bonus of a council funded allotment.  The students planted a variety of vegetables during July’s Activities Week, one of which was a marrow plant donated by one of the allotments’ committee members.  As you can see from the pictures the allotment is thriving and the marrow weighs in at just under 2 stone.  We have had an amazing crop both from the allotment and the Gardens for Life. Well done to last year’s Year 8 and we look forward to bigger and better for this year’s Year 8!

Next Steps Roadshow

We were delighted to welcome the Next Steps South West (NSSW) Roadshow bus to TCC to work with students in years 11, 12 and 13. NSSW aims to increase students awareness and knowledge about higher education. Students were able to speak to University students, complete personality profiles and find out what university teaching is like by taking part in a seminar about French rap. Students were able to voice their opinions and justify them articulately. Well-done to all targeted students who were invited to the road show. If you want to do some more careers research especially into the benefits of higher education, don’t forget to use the CareerPilot or Unifrog websites.

History Revision Guides

TCC History Department are delighted to announce that our GCSE 9-1 Revision Guides are now available for Year 11 students to purchase from the History Department. In order to purchase this pack of four fantastic guides, parents/carers will need to log in to their ParentPay account, where you will find the option to pay for these. The total cost for all four guides is £9.96.

When payment has been received, the History Department will distribute the Revision Guides to students. Thank you to those who have already paid – those students will receive their Revision Guides this week from their History teacher.

Plymouth City Bus TOR 101, 102, 104

All students who travel on Plymouth City Bus services  TOR101, 102, 104 – Please note that the stop Finnygook Inn (Crafthole) is no longer a stop – the alternative stop is Kimberly Foster close (Crafthole). The bus will not be able to collect any pupils from Finnygook Inn (Crafthole).

Cashless Catering – Spend Limit and Overdraft

Please note there is a daily ‘spend limit’ programmed into the College’s cashless catering system of £5. This can be increased or decreased for an individual student by the parent / carer by making a written request to the College. It is important that student balances are regularly checked as there will be no ‘overdraft’ facility for students with insufficient credit. Any queries regarding this matter should be raised with the Finance Office in the first instance.

Parent Governor Vacancy – September 2018

Click the links below for further information regarding the vacancy for a parent governor at TCC.

Parent Governor Vacancy Letter

Parent Governor Vacancy Nomination Form

Qualifications and disqualifications to serve as a school governor

 

Activities Week 2018 Donations

A massive thank you to everyone who donated craft materials for Activities Week.

As promised here are a couple of photos of some of the items made during the ‘Christmas in July’ activity.

STEM Workshop

At the end of the Summer Term Year 9 students took part in a STEM Energy Quest workshop delivered by an organisation called Tomorrow’s Engineers. They found out about the wide variety of jobs in engineering and the excellent rewards such a career could lead to. They also considered the energy crisis and the need to increase our electricity production from renewable sources as well as testing out electric car models. Well done to all students who took part.