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Week 15
Week Commencing Monday 15th December 2014
This noticeboard was most recently updated on 15.12.14

Sixth Form PPEs
Pre-public exams will take place in weeks commencing Monday 15th December 2014 for Poetry (Year 12) and Monday 5th January 2015 for Rhetoric (Year 13). Further details, including the exam timetables can be found in the Sixth Form section of this website.

Christmas Lunch
Will be available this Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th December. Tickets are £3.25 and are available from the refectory.

Advent

  • We have produced an online Advent Calendar with a short video reflection for each day in Advent. Our main theme this year is gratitude and you might like to use this to help you reflect on this theme with us during Advent. Online Advent Calendar here.
  • Our main charity focus for Advent is raising money in support of CAFOD's Ebola crisis appeal, please do discuss this with your sons and encourage them to give generously.
  • We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Wimbledon Foodbank please click here for a list of the most needed items.
  • Sixth Form Applications
    The 2015 Application form and Prospectus are now available. Application Form Prospectus
    The closing date for applications is Friday 28th November 2014 for internal students and Friday 12th December 2014 for external applicants.
    Interviews for current Syntax students will take place in February 2015 and for external students in March 2015
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    Figures & Rudiments History
    Figures and Rudiments can now access an online version of their textbook and most homework by logging into www.kerboodle.com  Login details have been given to the students by their class teachers. They should be written in  planners. Homework details will continue to be written on Show My Homework.

    Art
    Last year's Syntax and Rhetoric artwork and sketchbooks are now available for collection from the Art Department, Monday to Friday 9.00am-3.00pm.

    2014 Exam Certificates
    All certificates are now available for collection. Please contact our Exams Officer, Miss Gallagher, 24 hours notice is required. .

    Remembrance
    Our remembrance this year takes on extra significance this year with the marking of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. We have made a dedication for our Roll of Honour as part of the Tower of London Remembers project which you can view here. Our Roll of Honour can be viewed in full here.We have also bought one of the poppies to act as a permanent reminder of our link with the wider national remembrance. Students have been reflecting through our solemn Remembrances services and Mass, as well as special focus sessions. The older students have been watching the excellent BBC Dramatisation "Our World War" which features the heroics and tragic death of an old boy of the College - Maurice Dease VC.

    Head Master's Letter to Parents
    A copy of the October letter to parents is available here

    Extra-Curricular Sporting Activities
    Timetables for extra-curricular sporting activities for each year group can be found at the links below. Please encourage your son to attend. All abilities and levels of experience welcome. Please note that due to staff changes there have been some amendments to the activities in the booklet. These versions are now correct.
    Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Y12 & Y13.

    We are now collecting Morrisons "Let's Grow" vouchers
    From now until the 26th of October, Morrisons will be giving "Let's Grow" vouchers to their customers. As a school we can exchange these for gardening equipment. This will be of great benefit for our garden project which is part of our eco-schools work. We would therefore gratefully appreciate if any vouchers you receive could be handed in by your son to their PSA.

    Y9 MFL Student Exchange Trips
    The MFL Department is organising two Y9 student exchange trips with two Jesuit Secondary Schools in Toulouse - France (Population 1) and in Tudela - Spain (Population 2).
    French Exchange: The exchange will take place from Monday 16th March till Monday 23rd March 2015. Further details here.
    Spanish Exchange: the exchange will take place from Tuesday 2nd June till Monday 8th June 2015. Further details here.
    These exchanges are a memorable experience that will help students practise their speaking skills by immersing them completely in a family. They will have the opportunity to attend school with their new friend and take part on various trips and activities.

    MyMaths
    MyMaths can now be used by mobile devices and Ipads by downloading the free Puffin Academy app. Further details are here and these are also available on the MyMaths website. This is an interim measure until we launch our new platform which will of course be Ipad compatible. We will advise you of the launch date of the new site when it is confirmed.

    E-Safety Advice for Parents
    A page designed to collate E-safety resources which may be of use to parents. It includes videos by the main Internet Service Providers on how to access their Parental Controls, as well as guidance on the use of popular search engines, websites and software. Click here

    Data Protection
    The College's Privacy Notice is available here.





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