The students and form tutors of Key Stage 3 are really excited to being working on the projects for the Geo-Science Fair 2015. You will find more information about this in the article below but each form will be competing against each other to produce the best entry. The theme this year is “Disasters” and each form has been allocated something different to present. Students will be working hard during form time, PSHE, homework and over the holidays to prepare the best interactive and informative presentation that will be showcased in school on 21st August in the afternoon. Parents will be invited to attend the fair with more information coming home nearer the time.

Our Cross-Curricular Activities (CCA) programme for Term 3 has just been launched and students are busy making their choices from the wide range of exciting clubs offer. It is great to have a number of new clubs available this term including a Zumba Dance Club run by students in year 8 as well as Traditional Malaysian Games and a School Production Club which aims to design, prepare, rehearse and perform our first school production early in 2016.

Since receiving their Term 2 report cards last week, students have been busy reflecting on their progress and meeting with their form tutors to discuss their thoughts. Every student in Key Stage 3 will set 2 “Personal Learning Targets” for term 3 to help them to move forward. These targets will be set in conjunction with their form tutor and will be SMART targets (see image). These will be reviewed in September and finally at the end of the academic year. We will be encouraging students to share these targets with their parents to involve them in the process so they can also help the students to reach their goals.

Year 9 students will receive their iGCSE subject choices form today. This is a very exciting and sometimes challenging time for these students as they begin to prepare for the next step in their academic lives. We would like to encourage both parents and students to come and speak to subject teachers if they have questions or concerns next week during the "iGCSE drop in sessions" running from 7th to 9th July from 3.30pm to 4.30pm in Room 105 on the 1st floor opposite the library. These sessions are for the discussion of iGCSE options only and we look forward to seeing some of you then.