Mrs Millar's Blog May 2021Posted on 26th May 2021
As another term comes to a close, we can reflect on the amazing achievements of the students, despite the continuing difficult times we all face.
Last weekend 18 of our year 11 students were finally able to complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition. Despite the horrendous rain and wind, they maintained their sense of humour and worked together to successfully complete their two days of walking, cooking and camping. A huge thank you to FOSH (Friends of Stradbroke High) who purchased us some new tents – they were certainly tested in the elements!
Jessica Brown, year 10, was recently announced as the winner of her category in the Young Enterprise – Young Money Challenge 2021. There were over 2500 entries who had creative and thoughtful ideas for money management and health and wellbeing, so to win is an amazing achievement. Congratulations to Jessica, we are really proud of her!
Year 11 have, like students across the country, faced unprecedented challenges in relation to their examination grades. It has been hard for them and I would like to thank them for the resilience and determination they have shown while producing all the evidence needed. We will be very sad to see them leave us on 11th June, but we send them onto their new challenges with our best wishes for the future. I hope they will look back fondly on their time at Stradbroke.
Our final parents’ evening for this academic year, for year 7, will take place on Monday 14th June. This will be held virtually, and more information will be sent to the relevant parents in the next few days about how to book appointments.
We are excited to be able to welcome year 6 for their intake day on 1st July, and I know that everyone will make them feel welcome, but also continue to respect the need to maintain our year groups’ social bubbles. This will be an excellent opportunity for us to meet and get to know our new students and for the students to feel more at ease in what will be the next step in their educational journey.
Year 10 have their mock examinations starting on 21st June. This will be their first opportunity to undertake assessments in the formal environment and whilst we all need a break over half term, they also need to be doing some revision and preparation if they are to show how much we know they have achieved this year.
Hopefully, the weather will start to feel more like summer next week, and we can all get outside and enjoy some fresh air and activities with family and friends. Please remember to keep completing the covid tests on a Monday and Thursday and register the results with both the NHS/Government and the schools dedicated result email (firstname.lastname@example.org).