Welcome back to a new term - a very Happy New Year to everyone!
2017 was positive at MRC for lots of reasons. Several of our students are now at great Universities, we achieved our best GCSE results in years and our best A-Level results ever. Just as important as this is the work you did and continue to do for our College community: we raised several thousands of pounds for charities and every day, I see students supporting and helping one another. It is essential we all commit to continue to do this as it makes our College and environment much better. Last year, you also had a big say in the way you want the College to look and feel now and in the future and you chose our values for the College. A new year is a good time to remind everyone what it is we are working to achieve in our College. We want to develop every member of our community academically, personally and socially – giving you the skills and qualifications you need to be successful in the future.
There are many things to look forward to this year as we work to make the College better. We have a different activities week with work experience, residential visits and enrichment opportunities in College. We will also ask you to work together to update to the MRC Experience and Pledges – to make them things that you want to achieve throughout your time at College. We will also keep challenging to do the right thing all the time and push you in lessons, including doing your best work all the time – this is the best way to help you do well in your exams. My assemblies this week will focus on new beginnings at the start of the new year, with a focus on ‘being better today than we were yesterday’ – something we can all focus on doing. We do what it takes for as long as it takes applies to achievement, but it can also be applied to friendships and determination to succeed no matter what we are doing. Set yourself the challenge of doing this, all the time.
Happy New Year to you all!
This term has gone by very quickly and there is a lot to reflect on as we approach the Christmas holiday.
Well done and thank you to all for a really positive first week back!