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, 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:

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

Carnegie Book Awards

TCC Students have recently taken part in the Carnegie Book Awards hosted by Notre Dame School. The students were given the book ‘Bone Sparrow’ by Zana Fraillon to read and perform a presentation on in front of the rest of the schools attending.

This was TCC’s first year at the event and the girls really enjoyed the day.

Plymouth College Of Art BA (hons) Fashion Show

On 14th June the Year 10 textiles students visited the Plymouth Creative School of Arts to see the Plymouth College of Art’s BA (Hons) Fashion Show titled ‘Galvanise’ which celebrated the work from this year’s graduating class. All the projects had a running ‘Industrial’ theme, yet there was a variation of different colours, textures and materials used. Our students really enjoyed the show and were really motivated by the garments that were showcased.

Post 16 Art Exhibition Viewing

On 14th June 2017 the private view for the Post 16 Art Exhibition took place in the College’s Kensa Gallery. We had a really great turnout with lots of really positive comments from everyone who attended and some very proud parents and carers.

The Post 16 art students really excelled with their art projects this year and we could not be more pleased with the artwork displayed in the exhibition.

We would like to thank all the visitors, students and staff who attended the exhibition and of course we also would like to thank the students for being such a pleasure to teach and for working so hard and being so enthusiastic.

Thank you to all in making this exhibition a success!

Discover Day at Exeter University

On Wednesday 14th June a group of Year 10 Students attended a Discover Day at Exeter University to find out more about the benefits of studying for a degree, what  life as a student is like and the main considerations to take into account when choosing which university to attend and which degree programme to apply for.

Students completed a tour of the campus and took part in academic workshops. Their conduct throughout the day was a credit to the College.

Well done to all who took part.

Year 8 Garden’s For Life Poster Competition

Year 8 started their weekly gardening programme during science lessons on their return to school after the Easter holidays. The first job was to sow seeds indoors and to learn how to work outdoors in the garden. Part of this was a homework to make a poster to be entered into a competition for the best entry. Students used a range of techniques from ICT to making a collage, felt tips and pencils to an original cut out design. These were  on display during our Open Evening on the 6th June and now within the department.

The seedlings have now been transplanted outside – peas, bean, courgette and pumpkins with carrots, radish, lettuce and beetroot being sown outside direct. Some classes are growing potatoes as well.

Appreciations must go to the members of the Science Department for facilitating this unique educational experience, especially the team of Science technicians who are essential for the well-being of the students plants (regular watering/pest watch) and the garden area in general.

The winners of the competition were:

Kate Teppin

Brandon Calver

Jess Welch

Joe Fiore-Smith

Louisa Maunder

Liam Salt

Lewis Cook

Eleanor Hardie

Eliza Baker

Allister Starkey

Jake Beck

Marcus Lazenby

They each received Merits for their efforts and an edible treat for break time.

Well done Year 8!

Table Tennis News

Torpoint Community College Table Tennis team members played at the S.E. Cornwall Table Tennis Match organised by Geoff Cadwallader of Crafthole and District Table Tennis Club on Tuesday, 12th June 2017.

Players were:

Cailan, Josh, Jennifer and Edward

The matches were well contested with Cailan and Josh coming 2nd to the Crafthole Team in the ‘A’ match and Jennifer and Edward winning the match against Crafthole and narrowly being beaten by

Well done to all players,

Chris Goodman

Year 4 – 6 Students and Parents Science Night

Parents Evenings

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 7 and 8 students, letters will be coming home this week regarding the upcoming Parent’s Evenings on Tuesday 20th June (year 7) and 27th June (year 8) between 4pm-6.30pm. It is vitally important that your child makes appointments with their teachers as soon as possible. This evening will provide you the opportunity to discuss the progress in all subjects with the individual subject teachers. We are very much looking forward to seeing you at your child’s Parents Evening at TCC.

TCC Fashion Show 2017

TCC’s Cirque du Rouge Fashion Show tickets are now on sale from the school reception or from Miss Bell.

A Level and AS Level Art Exhibition

RRS Letter to Parents