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Penryn College's weekly newsletter for families 
Issue 3  Autumn Term  5/10/16
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This week in our newsletter

  • May we introduce... Paul Walker - our Interim Head Teacher
  • Communication at Penryn College
  • Year 9 Options Evening
  • Half Termly Achievers
  • And so much more!
May we introduce... Mr Walker, Headteacher
What jobs have you done other than teaching?
I did temporary jobs when I was a student – bar work, kitchen porter, even a stint working night shifts in the St Ivel Gold marge factory! My favourite job had to be football coach at the Bobby Charlton Soccer School in Manchester – I did that in my uni holidays and it was great preparation for teaching.

What is your favourite place in Cornwall?  
I like my home patch – living and working in this community suits me to the ground – I consider it a privilege to raise my family and have my dream job on our doorstep. I guess if I had to name a particular spot, it would be Maenporth beach – it’s where my kids played for hours when they were little and I’ve got very fond memories of our time there.
 
What do you like to do when you are not working?  
Like a lot of parents of sport-mad kids, I spend time ferrying them around to matches and practices. I still coach Falmouth U13 football, and keep up the running for fitness. Summer time, we’ll surf – being active outdoors and with my family is what I like best.
Read the full interview with Mr Walker here

Dates and events

Jan 12th
Year 7 Subject Review
 3.45-5.45pm
Appointment bookings now open!

Jan 16th
Year 9 Options Evening
6-8pm

Jan 13th
Year 9 Reports sent home

Jan 20th 
Aspirations Day - parents by invitation only

 Deadline for Head boy & Head girl nominations
All year 10s have had an email
Year 10 End of Semester and Year 11 Mock Timetable

Year 9 Options Evening
Monday 16
th January 

 

We are very keen to see as many parents as possible attend this important evening. Unfortunately due to capacity limits we are only able to welcome the student plus one parent to the main presentation in Kernewek Hall, however other family members attending will be provided tea and coffee in the canteen area during this time. 

The 6pm presentation will be followed by the opportunity to speak to subject teachers in the Street and the TIA.

Facebook Success!

 
Thank you to everyone who liked our official Facebook page after last weeks launch. Over 200 of you have joined us so far! If you haven't already, click the image above or search Penryn College Cornwall on Facebook.
Communication at Penryn College - Read the full story

Year 11 College Applications
 

Year 11 students will be given their college application forms in an assembly on Wednesday 18th January. Copies of the form are also available here.


We strongly recommend that students complete the form and return it to the WRL office in the library before half term as this will ensure an early interview.  

Students who still need support to make their choices can speak to the WRL staff in the library – we’re here to help!

Useful Letter: A reminder of before & after school protocols plus form

Year 7 Literacy Challenge

Last term's final winner was Arthur Plimlott in 7ND


"The thin black lamppost stood out from the ghostly blank snow in the middle of the dense winter forest. The ethereal lighting made for a harmonious gentle show. The soft path of snow led forwards, always forwards till the eye could see no further. Surrounding the pathway was a disturbing sight, being of snow covered branches, fading into shadow, into black. The wooden burden showed only a devilish appearance, against the light within the centre. Something seemed wrong for the lamp cast no shadow, though the forest did. It was as though the black darkness of the evil woods so thick, had stolen all the shadow from the world, like a sort of vampire."
This weeks challenge: A story beginning with "I had never seen anything so disgusting in my life." - Yikes!
Message from IT:
 
Kindly note that due to a technical fault the email for Friday 6th January was not generated.  This fault has now been resolved.  Normal service will resume 13th January.
Walk to School Safely!
 
Please could students be reminded to take extra care when walking to and from school and bus stops after dark, ideally wearing items of clothing with high visibility features.
Half Term Achievers!
Congratulations to all the pupils who were awarded certificates by Mr Paul Walker in todays award ceremony. We would also like to send a big thank you to all the parents who were able to attend. A longer piece on this mornings events will be appearing on the website later this week and linked in next weeks newsletter so you don't miss a thing!
 
Pictured here: Lucy Bates with her well earned certificates.
Sports Fixtures

Football
19th Jan Dev/Perf Squads vs Falmouth - Away

Hockey
12th Jan Yrs 10/11 vs Mullion - Away
19th Jan Yrs 10/11 vs Helston - Home

Swimming
13th Jan - Carn Brea

Ski Clothing

Due to the Ski trip in Easter parents are on the look out for suitable ski clothing.
Pupils attending will be in years 8-11.

If you or your child have any you no longer
need please email:

parentsforum@penryn-college.cornwall.sch.uk 
to be put in contact.

 
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