05.11.21 Letter to Parents
November 5th 2021
This week has seen a positive return to school. Students appear to be well rested after the half term break and it has been a pleasure to welcome them back.
At the start of the half-term break, you will have received a letter with further information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccination for Children Aged 12 to 15 Years of age as well as the Flu Vaccination. Please note the following dates when replying to the Kernow Health Immunisations Team:
COVID-19 Vaccination for Children Aged 12 to 15 Years of Age
Years 7, 8 & 9 Wednesday 17 November 2021
Years 10 & 11 Tuesday 23 November 2021
Secondary School-Age Nasal Vaccination
All Year groups Friday 10 December 2021
Whole School Attendance
Since school returned in September, there is the renewed drive to ensure that all students are in school every day as long, of course, as they are well enough to attend. We have a whole school attendance target of 96% and in order to achieve this, we welcome your support.
Your child’s Tutor will continue to make first day of absence and welfare telephone calls to you as parents and carers. Please do contact your child’s Tutor if you would like to discuss any attendance or welfare issues regarding your child. We hope that this is viewed as a supportive measure as we seek to work in partnership with you.
Every day in school really does count. The more students are in school, the greater the opportunities to take part in all that Falmouth School has to offer. This includes, of course, not only the taught curriculum but also the extra-curricular activities that we promote as part of our Elevate programme.
First Lego League - Building a robot to meet the Cargo Challenge
It is with pleasure that we announce a fantastic opportunity for Year 7 students to take part in this year's First Lego League challenge to innovate, code and create a range of solutions. Watson Marlow, our local manufacturer, are sponsoring us this year and the game board is ready for action! The Cargo Game Board has 15 challenging problems to solve and needs a strong team of ten pupils solve them. The Game Board welcomes all to who relish the idea of designing robotics and coding as well as creating a project idea for the community. If you think that your child would be interested in taking part, please join Mr Cilia and the Design
Technology Team in Room L5 after school Wednesday. There are prizes and medal to be won and January is the regional deadline to be held at RNAS Culdrose.
As we are all aware, the internet has become a powerful tool to connect and to share ideas and opinions. During the Pandemic, social networking sites grew in popularity and many of us used them to communicate with family, friends and others.
The vast majority of people who use social networking show respect in their communication with others and this is something that we must encourage to show our children and young people that we are positive ‘digital role models’. However, like other aspects of society, there are people who disregard the rules set.
As a school, we encourage parents and carers to support us with the education and wellbeing of their children and if at any time, you feel that you would like to discuss matters with us, I would ask you to make contact with your child’s Tutor in the first instance.
As a community, we should all frown upon the use of social networking sites by those who criticise and make unsubstantiated comments about the school. Those of you who have contacted me already, will know that I am only too keen to engage with parents and carers either in person or via the telephone.
In other school news, I have been delighted to write to many of you following receipt of staff nominations regarding the commitment, progress, achievement and engagement of our students. This is by far, the most rewarding aspect of my job.
I would like to thank you for your continued support. Stay safe and enjoy the fireworks if you are attending a bonfire night display.
Mrs. de Sousa