Dear Parents, Guardians and Friends
I hope you all had a good relaxing half term.
42 Year 10 and 11 students spent the break skiing in Claviere, a resort on the French/Italian border. They had a lovely time! Thanks to Miss Shephard for organising the trip and to the staff for giving up their half term break. Miss Shephard said the students ….and staff…were a pleasure to be with and it was the smoothest ski trip ever.

Mrs Whitehouse, Head of Biology, was delighted with the Olympiad results. The biology Olympiad exam (two 45-minute multiple-choice papers) challenges and stimulates students with an interest and knowledge in biology. One student achieved a gold award, three achieved silver and one was awarded bronze. Seven students were highly commended. Well done to all the students who sat the challenge.

 

So …what’s on in the next few weeks?

On Saturday, a Wassail ceremony is going to be held at the community orchard in Winnersh, which is going to be restored by local volunteers, including some of our students. Anybody interested in gardening is welcome to join Amrita and her volunteers on Saturday for the ceremony.

The annual Friends of The Holt quiz night is on Friday 27th March. Every year we have teams of regulars alongside teams of new parents and friends. It is a cheap Friday night out and your teenage children will relish being left at home on their own for an evening! New parents are very welcome and if you don’t know people to make up a team, email into school and we will set you up.

Next week is National Careers Week and Mrs Hart, our careers lead, has organised a full programme of lunchtime seminars and speakers in assemblies. We advertise to our students on daily briefing but attendance to the seminars could be so much better. Please can you remind your daughter to attend seminars of interest – (she can eat her lunch at the seminar) – the speakers are passionate about what they do and give a wonderful insight into different careers.

DAYASSEMBLYLUNCHTIME SEMINAR
MON

Year 7

Anna-May Hicks

BEAUTY

All Years

Sgt Kristian Oldfield

ARMY      ROOM SS1

TUE

Year 8

Lauren Trigg (Alumni)

REAL ESTATE

All Years

Bharti Dhir

SOCIAL WORKER         ROOM SS1

WED

Year 9

Suzanne Trigg

COMPUTING

All Years

PC Collinson

POLICE FORCE      ROOM SS2

THU

Year 10

Sian Lehrter

BANKING/FINANCE

All Years

Sumera Iftekhar

ADVIZA/ASK APPRENTICESHIPS     ROOM SS1

FRI

Year 11

Fiona Kellow (Alumni)

SOLICITOR

All Years

Joanna Lupa

ATOS RECRUITMENT – GRADUATES   ROOM SS1

Finally, the school production takes place next week – Beauty and The Beast. Tickets are £4.00 for children/students/pensioners and £7.00 for adults. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. It really is an enjoyable experience so do come along with your children, friends and relatives. Grandparents always have a lovely time at these events. Tickets are easy to book just follow the link and pay online. If you cannot attend, please encourage your daughter to go along with friends – it is a wholesome evening out with live entertainment and makes a change from screens!

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Lots going on and we are looking forward to meeting you at these events.

Have a good week

Anne Kennedy

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