Applications for Year 7 in 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

Those of you with younger children currently in Year 6 at Primary School will already have completed their CAF form and submitted this to the Local Authority for consideration.
This is to remind you that children applying for a place at S. Peter’s Collegiate School will also have to complete and submit a Supporting Evidence Form direct to the school.
As the SEF is such an important part of the application process requiring significant input from parents/carers and a faith leader PLEASE allow ample time to complete it before the deadline.
The SEF form and guidance on how to complete it can be found on the school website under Admissions
The deadline for submitting the SEF is 4pm on Monday December 3rd.

Espionage came to S. Peter’s

Espionage came to S. Peter’s this week as Business Language Champions and language analysts from GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) hosted ‘The Word is not Enough’. Our expert guests shared their stories about using language to work for multinational companies and to set up and expand their own businesses around the world, while GCHQ staff talked about their role in national security and the training opportunities offered there.

10 teams from 6 schools across the country were tasked with cracking a drug smuggling ring after being trained in encryption and decryption and getting to grips with basic Korean, Mandarin Chinese and Arabic. They used these skills to decode audio messages and coded clues, eventually releasing the staff who had been ‘kidnapped’, and finally presented their findings to the panel of judges in French, Spanish or German.

Pupils had some down time in the afternoon producing GCHQ board games and taking the opportunity to talk to our guests, and the day finished with the presentation of prizes. We’re delighted to say that S. Peter’s Spanish team Alastair Dobie, Devan Whitehouse, Priyanka Ajnat, Ella Humphries, Ben Lloyd and Joe Hardy came 2nd, with the German team Rebekah Rowley, Naomi Hardwick, Anastasia Burgess, Leo Tonks, Olivia Beech and Molly O’Shea also scoring highly in the challenge.

Thanks to everyone at Business Language Champions and GCHQ for this fantastic opportunity.

http://business-language-champions.co.uk/

https://www.gchq.gov.uk/who-we-are

 

Christmas Card Sale

Christmas Card Sale in school , Starts 26th November , all proceeds go to the School council.

Y12 Parents Evening

Y12 Parents Evening Thursday 15 November in the Sports Hall.
Letters handed to students. Please ask your son/daughter to make appointments with subject staff.
Please see letters attached.

New Parent Governor

We are pleased to announce the result of our election for parent governor.

Elected:
Mr Raphael James

We would like to thank those who put their names forward and are sorry that there were insufficient places for all those interested this time.

MACMILLAN World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Event

MACMILLAN World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Event

Staff and students pulled out all the stops to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Our year 7’s incorporated European languages day into it by baking a fabulous array of European cakes for a ‘Bake Off’. These were then sold to fund raise for Macmillan.

Staff too played their part by baking cakes and donating raffle prizes, then paying for the privilege to eat the cakes and buy raffle tickets. Our Sixth Formers sold samosas for the more savoury amongst us.

In all we raised a fantastic total of £492. Truly amazing!

What a TEAM effort!

WELL DONE TO ALL

Sixth Form Open Evening Letter

Dear Student, Parent / Guardian,
You are warmly invited to attend our forthcoming Sixth Form Open Evening. This year it will be held on Thursday October 18th starting at 6pm in the school’s sports hall.

UCAS Application Process

The UCAS application process has officially opened. Below are two links with detailed information on the application system helping students through the process.
1. The parents section of the UCAS website.
2. A downloadable document for parents and guardians.
All students also have a paper form to complete, this will need to be handed in to Mrs Leek once students have started their online application. Students will then meet with a member of staff to check their application and make any amendments. Students will then have a final meeting before their application is sent off.

Internal Deadline for applications into school are Friday 26th October.

https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-university/ucas-undergraduate-advice-parents-and-guardians

https://www.ucas.com/file/185091/download?token=4Pf51fWt

Christ Church Concert

A Concert of Music provided by S.Peter’s Collegiate School Musicians