Issue 12: 01.12.2023
Coming Up Next Week…
Year 11 and 12 Mocks:
Continue this week until 8 December.
A Christmastide Celebration: Saturday 9 December
A seasonal concert in Coventry Cathedral including performances by Heart of England Students from Choir, Chamber Choir and Score singing groups. Saturday 9 December 6pm. See poster for more details.
School Christmas card Photographic competition! 6 December
Each year we produce an official school Christmas card and this year we’re looking for a photograph to use for the card. An excellent opportunity for students to submit a photo which depicts the season of winter/Christmas. Closing date: Wednesday 13 December.
Year 10 Food Sales
Food made by year 10 students continues to be sold during lunchtimes in H109. Cookies (2 for £1) Tuesday 5 December. After that it will be mince pies on Friday 15 and Tuesday 19 December. Bring £1 to purchase a bake!
Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Evening: Monday 11 December 7:30pm-8:30pm
Students from last year’s programmes will be receiving their certificates and the Gold students will present on their summer canoeing expedition experiences.
Year 8 Assessments
Year 8 Classroom Assessments: from Monday 11 to 17 December
Sixth Form Open Evening 2023
Wednesday 13 December 2023 18:00-20:00. For students looking to join us in September 2024 for post 16 education after GCSEs.
Christmas Concert: Thursday 14 December, 19:00
Thursday 14 December, 19:00 – Hall. Tickets (£3/£4) available from Ticket Source
Choir Performance at Cannon Park: 15 December
The choir will be singing at Cannon Park in Coventry on the morning of 15 December
Careers Live Talks and Video library
Speakers for School Live broadcasts – a great way for students to hear leading figures on a range of topics with an opportunity to ask questions via a Q&A. See the Live Broadcasts Schedule or on the Library drive. Regular updates weekly. Students can register for talks by selecting ‘other’ rather than teacher.
- Year 10 Maths: Wednesday (Week 1) 15:30-16:30 – room H121, JW
- Year 11 Maths (Ratio and problem solving): Thursday 15:30-16:30, H121. Click/tap for session details…
Balsall Common Bugle and Meriden Magazine
Keep a lookout for the latest editions of the Balsall Common Bugle and the Meriden Magazine with lots of local news and our very own pages.
Clubs, Activities and Revision and Study Sessions
Check out the new Clubs and Activities page on our website to see a list of extra-curricular opportunities for students. It includes all sorts of clubs including sports clubs, performance clubs and revision/study sessions. Updated weekly.
Careers: Up-coming Events
- Years 7-9 – Careers lessons in PSHCE
- Years 10 & 11 – Application and CV writing workshops – rescheduled for after Christmas
- Year 12 – Whole year group trip to Coventry University. Date tbc
- All Students – Apprenticeship and T-Levels assembly – January 2024
- Term Ends: Friday 22 December 2023
From the Heart: Well-being Podcast
From the Heart discusses Connecting to the Positive: seeing the good in ourselves and others. With our Well-Being Practitioner Mrs Troughton and guest Mr Ritchie. All our episodes are available on SoundCloud.