News

Ten Tors Training – 2nd December

The weather on Dartmoor was once again wet and miserable as students and volunteers set off from Postbridge for the Christmas walk.  They were unable to cross the rivers, which meant a short walk over waterlogged & boggy moors before returning to Postbridge. However, they successfully completed the parts of the walk that they will need to do on the main event.  Well done to everyone. The next walk is planned for 13th January with training taking place on Saturday 8th December between 9am – 1pm.  Students will need to bring all the kit they have so far including their walking gear.

Activities Week 2019

The Activities Week booklet for 2019 will be out on Wednesday 5th December.

Please note that activities are allocated on a strictly first come first served basis and they are numbered in the order that the activities forms are returned to reception.

An electronic version of the booklet will also be available on the College website on Wednesday.

Year 10 Parents Evening

Year 8 and 9 Immunisations

The College has recently received information from Kernow Health regarding HPV vaccinations planned for all Year 8 and 9 girls, and the Meningitis ACWY, Tetanus, Diptheria and Polio vaccinations for all Year 9 girls and boys. These will take place in the College on Monday 21st January.

Letters explaining the immunisation programme will be given to students to take home to parents/carers; these include details on how to access the online consent form which must be completed no later than Monday 14th January 2019. These letters can also be found below…

HPV Y8 & Y9 GIRLS

Meningitis ACWY & DTP YEAR 9

Please note any student without consent will not be immunised.

Make a Noise Anti-bullying Survey

Dear Parent/Carer

 If your child is currently in Year 8 they will have been taking part in a trial of the Make a Noise anti-bullying reporting and information tool.

We would very much value your feedback and would appreciate it if you could spare 5 minutes to complete the online survey.

 Please follow the link below and enter the College ID code 1795 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MaNparentsW2?schoolid=1795

 The link will expire on Friday 30th November 2018

 Thank you for your time.

 

Science News

Miss Carr’s Year 13 A Level Biology students enjoyed dissecting kidneys recently in order to support their work on Kidney structure and function. They practised their dissection and biological drawing skills.

 

Ten Tors Training – Sunday 18th November

The third Ten Tors training walk was successfully completed last weekend in much drier conditions than the previous walks.  Although it was cold everyone did very well, with just the odd mistakes.  They set off from Pork Hill Car Park and finished near Willsworthy.

Coming up we have the Christmas walk on Sunday 2nd December, with the training and planning meeting on Wednesday 28th November at 3.30pm.  There will also be a training session on Saturday 8th December at the Family Centre (Hub). 

Netball News

Torpoint vs Looe 19-7

The winning streak of our College netball teams continues this season with the Year 7 green team beating Looe 19-7 this week. Captained by Freya and Maisy our team played with confidence and communicated well on the court. Lily and Ella’s defence was effective at stopping Looe from getting the ball in to shoot. Freya and Maisy’s efforts and movement on the court was really effective and, along with Roxie, their accuracy in shooting gave the girls a good lead by the end of the second quarter. Sian and Megan worked hard on the wings to get the ball in to the D. Well done to our new players, Skye, Ella, Bridie and Flo, who played very well in their first College match. Congratulations to Freya who was nominated as Torpoint player of the match.
Team: Sian, Megan, Roxie, Maisy, Freya, Lilly, Ella, Skye, Flo, Bridie

Next fixture : Year 7 red team and Year 8 team at Liskeard on Thursday 29th November

Miss Milford

 

Health and Wellbeing Fair

Students in Years 7-13 all had an opportunity to visit our Health and Wellbeing Fair that took place in the College last week. Approximately twenty outside agencies were represented from across the area. Students got to circulate the stalls chatting with a range of professionals, including educational psychologists and youth workers, about their how health and wellbeing issues impact their lives. It was brilliant to  see We-Do-Football, Plymouth Raiders and Cappola Performing Arts School encouraging the students to actively  learn how they can raise their fitness and energy levels. The Sugar Smart Team also arrived with lots of food for thought to go alongside the free fresh fruit and water provided by our College fresh produce supplier. It was also fantastic to see our local RBL and Blood Bike team chatting to the students about their role within the community.  All of the students were well behaved, with a special mention to our School Council and TCC PRIDE group who helped run stalls all afternoon.

Next year we want to extend the time of the event even further to allow more parents and primary students to get involved. If you are interested in joining us for next year’s Health and Wellbeing Fair please contact Ms Childs childs.j@torpoint.cornwall.sch.uk

SWI Uniform Message

Message from SWI(our uniform suppliers)

As part of our continued investment in market leading IT and E-Commerce platforms we will be upgrading parts of the website and IT system over the next few weeks.

Due to this we will not be taking orders for 1 week starting on Monday 19th November. We have selected this week due to the low order volume to minimise disruption to schools and parents/carers.

The new system will not affect the way you place your orders in the future and from Monday 26th November business will resume as normal.

In the meantime could you please advise all parents that should they be thinking of placing an order in the near future to do so before Monday 19th November.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

Lauren Monks
Customer Account Manager
E: lauren.monks@swi.co.uk | 
T: 01928 752 321

Science News

Miss Carr’s Year 7 Science group used skittles to demonstrate diffusion in a recent Science lesson.  They are now going to apply their new knowledge of diffusion to their work on cells.

Year 7 Science

Students in 71A Science have produced amazing work for the Cells topic. They have dissected a chicken wing to find out more about how cells become tissues and work together, and have investigated diffusion using Skittles. Students have put a jaw-dropping amount of effort into their homework to make a model of a cell. A fantastic variety of models were brought to class, including a fantastic plant cell cushion,  3 scrumptious cakes,  red blood cell cookies that were eaten and enjoyed by all and some thoroughly welllabelled and researched models. Well-done 71A. Mrs Bray.

 

 

 

Science News

Miss Carr’s Year 7 class have been learning all about cells.  Some fantastic models were made for homework and brought in for all to enjoy.  Students had been very creative this year and special mention goes to the students who made cakes or cookies, printed a t-shirt, recycled a Halloween pumpkin, made a Christmas decoration and creatively used a block of wood with some fishing tackle!  A fantastic effort – well done Year 7.

Ten Tors Training – 4th November

The second Ten Tors training walk was a wet and misty one, but the students did very well at the weekend.  They set off from Two Bridges and, with the support of adult volunteers, learnt about; navigating in poor visibility, crossing rivers and keeping safe.  All teams finished at Holming Beam before the weather conditions deteriorated even further.

The next walk is on Sunday 18th November with training and planning on Wednesday  14th November, 3.30 – 5.30pm in the main hall.  

Basketball-a-thon

On Tuesday 30th October students at Torpoint Community College held their first basketball-a-thon. Challenging themselves to maintain one game of basketball for 12 hours, the students were fundraising to develop the outdoor basketball facilities at the College. Starting at 9 am at the Torpoint and Rame Sports Centre, everyone involved worked collaboratively to create a fantastic atmosphere and students successfully completed their 12 hours at 9 pm with the support of Plymouth Raiders, TCC teachers, YMCA staff and parents and carers. A high standard of basketball was on show throughout the event and the black team eventually triumphed over the reds 395 points – 367 points. With over £300 raised thus far through the event the students at Torpoint Community College have once again demonstrated their determination and commitment. Thank you to everyone who generously donated both their time and money towards the event. Any future donations towards this project would still be gratefully received.

Year 12 A level Biology

Year 12 A level Biology students looked very smart in their new lab coats today.  They worked with precision and skill in order to extract the DNA from some onion cells.  One group of students produced the best results I have ever seen. 

Miss Carr