Please do share details of the achievement accompanied by a photo.
All Years, CCF Biennial Review
On Friday 7 October, we welcomed Colonel Rob Guest TD to conduct a review of the CCF. This process occurs every two years. However, because of COVID, our last review was in 2019. Colonel Guest is currently the Colonel Cadets at Headquarters South West.
Colonel Guest was welcomed to the College by the formation of a Halberdier Guard and parade of the Cadets in the Quad. He then conducted a tour of activities by each section, Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force within the College estate. He observed leadership tasks, fieldcraft, our shooting range, flight simulator and archery. In the afternoon, he was escorted to view our Army Section Cadets learning about the history of the Militia at the Jersey Field Squadron and RN/RAF activities of abseiling and military history at Noirmont.
I understand that Colonel Guest greatly enjoyed his visit to the College, and we now await his formal report. Thank you to parents/guardians for ensuring their child looked smart for the morning parade.
Squadron Leader Simon Blackmore
All Years, VCPA Social & Quiz, Thursday 17 November, 7pm
Parents and staff are warmly invited to take part in the Social and Quiz taking place on Thursday 17 November at 7 pm in the Great Hall. The evening will be hosted by our Quizmaster Extraordinaire, Mr Griffin, with a drink and snacks on arrival and prizes throughout. Tickets £10. For more information and to book please click on the link below:
All Years, A message from the Public Health Department
The Public Health Department invites you to join in Jersey’s first Big Health and Wellbeing Conversation. Starting on Monday 10 October (World Mental Health Day) and finishing on Friday 21 October, the team will be hosting an online survey and having in-person conversations across the Island.
We will be asking Islanders what works to protect and improve their health and wellbeing, and what they would like to see from the Government of Jersey. The feedback from Islanders will be used to shape Jersey’s Public Health Strategy.
You can join the online conversation at gov.je/healthconversation. This can be completed in English, Portuguese, Polish or Romanian. The survey will be promoted through posters, postcards and on social media.
Please do consider taking the time to engage with the conversation and complete the online survey yourself and with your children at home. Feel free to forward the Big Health and Wellbeing Conversation to anyone else you think may be interested in having their say.
Your views will improve our understanding of the community and will help plan for future improvements in Islanders’ health and wellbeing.
All Years, House Drama, Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 October, 6pm
Victoria College presents House Drama 2022!
We are proud to say that this is the first year in a while that we have been able to continue with the event without restriction, and we have some fantastic plays for you over both nights. This year we will see reigning champions Bruce try to take back the overall winners award as they go head-to-head against Diarmid, Braithwaite, Sartorius and last year's second place House, Dunlop.
Each house will stage a twenty-five-minute performance that they themselves have selected, cast, marketed and rehearsed.
This is a charitable event seeing all proceeds from ticket sales going to our selected house charities. Please click on the links below to book tickets.
All Years, Nearly New Uniform Shop, Saturday 15 October, 9am
Please note that the shop will be open this Saturday 15 October between 9 and 11am.
All Years, Technic Lego Donations
To support the teaching of mechanical systems to Y7 and 8, the DT Department are on the hunt for Technic Lego. If you have any unwanted Lego that you can donate, please do drop it in at reception with your name. Thank you!
All Years, Nasal Flu Vaccination, Thursday 3 November
The Nursing Team will be in school on the morning of 3 November 2022 from 8.30am onwards to administer the Nasal Flu Vaccination to Year 11 students and any student that missed their vaccination on 11 October 2022.
Students will be asked by their respective teachers to make their way to The Great Hall at a designated time, where the Nursing Team will administer the vaccine. Alternatively, there is a drop-in clinic at the Outpatients Department at the Jersey General Hospital on 4 November 2022 from 2.00pm until 4.30pm. Please click on the link for further information:
Y7 - New Parent Meal Date Change, Thursday 10 November, 6.30pm
The VCPA Y7 Parents’ Meal has been postponed to Thursday 10 November. The evening is a great initiative to bring together all the new Year 7 parents, at the same time providing an opportunity to meet their sons' tutors and teachers.
The cost of the evening is £20 per head which includes a two-course meal and drinks.
Last year we introduced Career Guidance meetings for all Y9 students which were well received and very successful. We are, once again, going to undertake interviews next month. These will be very informal and conducted by a senior member of staff.
To access the questionnaire which students will be asked to complete before the interview, please click here.
Y11 Invitation to the Sixth Form Open Evening
Year 11 students and parents are warmly invited to attend the Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 15 November. This evening will provide you with the information required to make an application to Victoria College, as well as offering you the opportunity to speak to as many subject teachers as you may wish to, to assist you in deciding which subjects to choose for A Level studies.
For more information, please see the attached flyer and letter, which includes information about how to register for this evening.
Y11, Trident Work Placements, Monday 10 - Thursday 20 October
We would like to wish all of the pupils well in their placements. Trident is a fabulous opportunity for young people to learn about the world of work; the Year 11 pupils are gaining valuable experience across a variety of different placements including: finance, retail, education, construction and law, amongst others. The Trident program for Victoria College pupils runs from Monday 10 October until Thursday 20 October due to the additional day's holiday recently announced.
Y12, Art Exhibition at the Jersey Library
A number of Year 12 students have put together a selection of their artwork which will be on show at the Jersey Library until 22nd October.
The exhibition is located on the third floor. Congratulations to William Wheatley, Freddie, Lucas, Dakai Todd, Finn Englebrecht-Kotze and Cameron McAlister on their very first exhibition.
Y12, Sixth Form Common Room Enhancement Fund
Whilst the College is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Sixth Form building and certain facilities, the students have been keen to have a direct input into the incidental enhancement of their own area. To this end we are implementing a one-off £10 subscription which will give them a fund for the two years that they are in Sixth Form. Please find out more in the linked letter.
Over the coming year lots of information on careers opportunities will be advertised in this newsletter. Students will have a whole host of opportunities to choose from, including medical workshops, work experience, careers fairs, and several 'lunch and learns' both at school and at company offices. Please do encourage your son to attend some or all that are relevant to him.
And here they are! Year 10 students just about to set off on their Duke of Edinburgh's expedition. Good luck to the staff and boys! All very excited! Watch this space for more photos. @VCJ_Headhttps://t.co/UGmEIDm2Pe
This was some of the most fun I've had in this job! Great to take some challenging questions from @victoriacollege 6th form students.Hot topics included the hospital, students bus passes and party politics.Hope we can do this kind of thing more often. https://t.co/RHT9W2Qb8K