News

Open Evening for September 2020 admissions – Tuesday 11th June at 6:30pm. Please come along and learn about our great College.

We also have Monday afternoons as “open afternoons by appointment”. If you would like to visit the College for a tour please contact the College and ask for Mrs Blandin-Neaves.

Sports News

Congratulations to Year 7 student Olivia who plays for Plymouth Argyle under 12 girls and has recently played in the County Cup for her Saturday Team, Signal Box under 12 girls. 

Olivia played in the County Cup final on Friday 17th May. Her team went on to win 4-2 with Olivia scoring a hattrick and being awarded player of the match; a very proud moment for her parents. She then travelled straight to Liverpool with Plymouth Argyle. Olivia and her team played against Everton and Woolton FC where they came away with a 5-4 defeat against Everton and a 9-0 win over Woolton FC. Woolton FC was the childhood team of Steven Gerrard which was exciting for the girls. 

Well done Olivia!

iDEA Awards

More fabulous students have received iDEA awards from Buckingham Palace this half term. iDEA helps young people learn how to make, create, build and shine in the digital world.

A special mention to Kieran and Harry who have now gained their silver award  in addition to their bronze! Well done to all the students for their hard work and effort.

May Half Term – Essential IT Maintenance

Please be aware that during the May half term break major maintenance works will be undertaken on the College’s IT systems. Unfortunately over this period staff will not have access to their user accounts and emails until they return on Monday 3rd June.

Depending on the status of the works during this week emails sent may be returned to the sender. For any safeguarding concerns or to contact the SENCO or Head Teacher in an emergency please use the following number: 07999514014.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Ten Tors Challenge 2019

A massive well done to everyone who took part in The Ten Tors Challenge this year. The students have been training hard since October with the support of a great group of adult volunteers and older pupils.  The sun was shining on Saturday morning as they woke at 0500hrs and, whilst waiting at the start line, they were entertained by a parachute display before the guns went off at 0700hrs.  The teams of six then set off from Okehampton Army camp to walk 35 miles visiting 10 Tors plus other check points.   

Unfortunately the team entered under the PSCA late on Monday were unable to finish, but they should be congratulated on their efforts. All teams had to complete the challenge by 1700hrs on Sunday in order to obtain a medal and the two Torpoint Community College teams completed their 35 mile routes at 1324hrs and 1610hrs.

It is a huge achievement to be able to be able to start the Ten Tors Challenge, and Mrs Porter and her team of volunteers are proud of all those who took part. There will be a slideshow /presentation evening on 22nd May at 6pm in the Sixth Form Common room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Athletics News

TCC athletes have continued to train hard this week on high jump, long jump, throws and hurdling. Our teams have mostly been selected for the Year 7 and 8 Cornwall Championships on Tuesday 4th June at Par Track and for the Year 7 Plymouth Championships at Brickfields Track on Wednesday 5th June. It’s going to be a tiring few days for our Year 7s.
Please return selection letter consent forms by the deadline so reserves can be notified if any athlete cannot take part.
If students haven’t been selected yet keep training as we also have the South East Cornwall Super 8s on Wednesday 12th June.
Monday lunchtime practice will focus on long jump and relay and Tuesday lunchtime on high jump.

Miss Milford and Mr Evans

Gardening For Life Poster Competition 2019

Well done Year 8!

The entries this year included some truly outstanding efforts.

The first prize had to go to the super 3D collage in mixed media by Ella. The second prize from Charlie would have easily been the ‘best of the crop’ in previous years. Three third prizes were awarded as the entries were so good:- Rylee, Toby and Holly.

Highly Commended for their efforts were: James, Ella-Rose, Kayleigh, Heidi, Newlyn, Isabella, Bridgette, Rosie, Kaytie and Keeley.

All of the students named above will receive merits, edible rewards and have their work put on display within the Science Department.

Volleyball

Year 9, 10 and 11 students have been able to experience a new extra curricular activity at the college in the form of volleyball. Being coached by former Marjons University Head Coach Alan Lemin, so far 16 students have attended sessions with the target of a regular volleyball team involved in matchesagainst local schools in Cornwall and Plymouth. Students in those year groups are welcome to attend on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 – 4:30pm.

Year 10/11 Netball

Year 10/11 girls recently took on Looe Community Academy in a friendly fixture at TCC. In an evenly contested match, Torpoint showed great enthusiasm and teamwork that eventually led to them being successful 32-22.

Football Boots

Many thanks to Jay Fowle who has provided the PE Department at the college with an array of football boots. This has helped provide spare studded footwear for students that are unable, for whatever reason to attend PE lessons with the necessary boots for football and rugby lessons. If anyone has any spare boots that they would to donate to the college, please feel free to bring them in to reception.

Feasty Mile

Once again the College community has participated in the 5th annual Memorial Mile in memory of colleague Richard Feast. Staff and students ran, hopped, moon-walked and bounced their way around the one mile course on the College site before collecting their memorial medal. At the time of writing this, the College has raised in excess of £1,100 that will be divided between local charity “Jeremiah’s Journey” and to school improvement projects that will be decided on by our Student Council.

Thank you for your support

Mr Evans

Football and Netball Zumba and Golf sessions

Our Year 7-9 Netball Teams 9 and 10 Football teams have impressed us with their attitudes and  commitment to training for the College teams this year so as a reward this week they have had the opportunity to take part in some really fun and challenging Zumba sessions with Suzie MacKenzie and also some Golf  sessions with Jason Avery who coaches at St Mellion. Over 50 of our committed team players took part and gave these sessions a go and it  was interesting to see our feisty games players try more refined skills such as putting and chipping in a variety of game situations in the sports hall.

St Mellion are one of only four Golf Clubs in Cornwall to have been allocated funding to promote ‘Girls Golf Rocks’. To try to get more girls involved in Golf they are running a Free two hour taster session at St Mellion in the half term. If any students are interested they can collect a leaflet form the PE office.

Mr Evans and Miss Milford

Year 13 CTEC Sport 

Our Year 13 A Level sport students have been completing the Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation unit this term. Part of their coursework involves designing a 6 week rehab programme for a chosen sports injury. This week they have been using the treatment room to learn how massage can be used to for injury prevention, preparation and recovery from training and competition, and for relaxation. Several of our Year 13 students have offers for Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy and Strength and Conditioning degrees at University this year so this unit is a good introduction for those interested in a medical and fitness career. Miss Milford

Activities Week Outstanding Payments – Final Reminder

A final reminder that any payments outstanding for Activities week must be settled by this Friday (10th May) or your child will have to be removed from the activity for which money is owing. Activities requiring payment can be found on ParentPay. Should you have any queries please contact Mrs Stone via the College’s main reception. Thank you for your support.

Biology News

Year 13 Biologists recently took part in a prestigious international competition, the British Biology Olympiad – a competition that stimulates students with an interest in biology to expand and extend their talents.  It enables students to demonstrate their knowledge.   Eloise and Grace have been recognised by the Royal Society for Biology for their efforts, gaining highly commended and commended respectively.  Well done to all the students who took part.  Miss Carr

Year 9 Careers Event

Year 9 students took part in a Careers Speed Networking Event on 2nd May where they got to meet a huge range of employers and employees from different organisations, asking questions to find out about their career, qualifications and pathway to employment. The students were very engaged and  several visitors remarked how polite they were – well done to all students! This is part of the College’s work to meet the Gatsby benchmarks for effective Careers Provision. We would like to thank the following for taking part in this event:

  • James Gilchrist – Naval Architect, Babcock
  • Bernadette Parkinson –  Plymouth Construction
  • Fiona Coates and Alan Joslin – Devonport Jobcentre Plus
  • Charlotte Olver – Galliford Try Skills Academy, Exeter
  • Katy Griffiths – Senior Clinical Educator for Theatres at Derriford Hospital – NHS.
  • Adrian Cocks – Project Manager for Gilbert & Goode, Cornwall
  • Hazel Meale – Aftercare Co-ordinator, Gilbert & Goode.
  • Ian Coote – Architectural Technologist for David Wilson Partnership, North Devon
  • Andrew Reed – Site Manager, for BAM Construction, working on Newquay Tretherras School
  • Joselyn Montgomery-Peters, Devonshires Garage owner, Torpoint (and ex pupil)
  • Graham Smith – Fire Fighter (and ex pupil)
  • Sarah Phillips – Chief Executive Plymouth Pavilions (and ex pupil)

The event was organised by the Careers Leader at TCC, Davina Bray along with the College’s Enterprise Adviser, Julie Putman (another ex student!) as well as our Enterprise Coordinator from the Careers and Enterprise Company, David Sellars. We would like to thank Julie for her excellent help and support and links to local employers and organisations – her help has been invaluable this year for the continuing development of Careers Education and provision at TCC. Please contact Davina Bray at the College if you would like to take part in a future careers event or could provide a work experience placement for students.