The last week of a busy half-term

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This is one of the longer half-terms in the academic year and I would like to start by thanking you for your good manners, politeness and positive behaviour over the last seven weeks. I know that we all don’t get everything right all the time – and I include myself in that – but we must all remain determined to do better when we get things wrong. My message in assemblies this term has been about kindness, respect and hardwork. We must keep all those things uppermost in everything we do.

Our College and the community

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I wanted to start by thanking all the students who helped on the open evenings we had over the last two weeks. We had two very busy evenings – one for year 6 and also for Year 11. Lots of families and students came to visit our College and what impressed them most, as always, was your behaviour, manners and politeness – thank you. I’d also like to thank the students who helped by giving tours to Year 6 students and their parents – parents were very complimentary about you.

A short but busy week

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I hope you all had a very good longer weekend. Last week was very busy in the College. We had 270 year 6 students in College, which definitely made it feel very busy! I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you who were involved in the day as helpers, but also to everyone else for making the year 6 students feel really welcome.

Maintaining a good start

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I remain incredibly impressed by the way you are working in lessons. I have been into several classes this week and have seen you working hard and making progress. Well done and keep it up! One of our values is achievement and within this, there is the statement: we do what it takes for as long as it takes. I am pleased to say that I am seeing this in lessons – it is important that we all work to maintain and improve these high levels. You do not get to the top, or stay at the top without putting in maximum effort all the time. Whilst I have seen you working hard, I will challenge you all to work even harder.

A great start – well done!

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I will start this week by saying well done to you all. I have visited several lessons this week and in every case I have you working hard, behaviour well and being respectful – thank you and keep it up! One of our key priorities for this year is independence. In order to do your very best you must make sure you look back through your books to make sure you remember everything you have been taught. Tutor time next week will focus on teaching you the skill of note taking, which I would ask you to then use in your lessons to help your learning. 

Welcome back to a new school year!

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I’d like to start by welcoming you all back to a brand-new academic year. It is great to have you all back with us again and I hope you all had a good and relaxing holiday and are now feeling refreshed and ready for the year ahead. I am hugely impressed, as always, by the way in which you have started the academic year. I have visited several classrooms and in each case, I have seen you working hard, behaving well and making good progress. Thank you and well done.

Doing something different

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Last week was activities week, a week where you are given the opportunity to learn something different from the normal timetable you follow. There was a variety of things for you to try, including archery, taking part in a historical re-enactment, the whole College participating in creating an art jigsaw collage, making pizzas, Bushcraft, various sports, visits to National Trust properties, making masks in English, different experiments in science and residentials to the New Forest, West Dean and also Barcelona. It was a very busy, and I hope, enjoyable week!

Activities week – something different

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Activities Week 2019 is nearly upon us and it is jam packed! Activities Week is where we go beyond the timetabled curriculum and give you opportunities to do something different. On Monday, those of you who are on-site will take part in a sponsored walk around Midhurst, raising funds for Sussex Snowdrop Trust; it’s really important that we support local charities in this way and it is key to our value of ‘respect’.  During Tuesday to Friday, there are several activities challenging for you to experience to develop your mental and physical abilities.

Sponsored Walk

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Our values of respect, happiness and achievement are incredibly important to our College. It is important that we all demonstrate these at every opportunity. This means we should respect each other and treat one another the way we want to be treated. We should commit to work our hardest to achieve our very best and that we should promote happiness through being tolerant, pleasant and polite at all times. These values underpin MRC and the way we work – we know we don’t always get it right, but our focus always be on ‘doing the right thing’.

Celebrations this week

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There is a lot to celebrate this week! We had our awards evening on Wednesday last week, which was incredibly well attended. We gave out our highest number of awards ever on the evening, which is testimony to the hard work and good effort you are putting into your work. It is also great to have the opportunity to share your successes. Well done to all.

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