Please do share details of the achievement accompanied by a photo.
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:
Following two sell out evenings of House drama which saw the Year groups coming together to choose, cast, rehearse and perform five amazing performances, we are so excited to announce that tickets will soon be on sale for our annual production - We Will Rock You.
A collaboration between drama, music, art and technology departments as well as between Victoria College and Jersey College for Girls, this is set to be a fantastic week of entertainment.
Please save the date - more information and how to reserve your ticket coming soon!
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:
Year 7 parents are reminded to please complete the music instrument hire form sent last week.
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.
We have had a number of emails and expressions of interest in the proposed Iceland Trip in the summer of 2023. Sadly after confirming dates and flights, we received a phone call from the travel agent last week that the cost of flights on our planned route had increase significantly. The trip remains very much on, however the department is working hard to find alternative arrangements to get us to Iceland at a realistic price point. Not unlike events elsewhere, we plan to get back to you shortly with a fully costed plan.
Y9, HPV Vaccination, Friday 4 November
On Friday 4 November 2022 the Nursing Team will be in College to deliver the 2nd dose of HPV vaccination to the Year 9 students
Y9, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Enrolment
'Choose the things you love to do or try something completely new, help your community, test your limits, enhance your skills, and grow your confidence.' [Duke of Edinburgh's Award Programme]
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award programme is a fantastic programme open to all Year 9 students at Victoria College. To find out more and enrol, please click on the link below:
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.
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.
Starting after half-term the Geography department will be running a weekly workshop (Tuesday lunchtime) for pupils preparing for their GCSE's this summer. We'll be in NB2 (Geography classroom) details have been published in the school calendar and in the pupils Show My Homework page.
Year 12 students will be taking part in an employment exercise which involves a 1:1 interview with a representative from an industry in Jersey.
Please click on the link to find out more about this opportunity.
In recent years, a number of Victoria College and Victoria College Preparatory School staff have taken part in ‘Movember’ - an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. We will once again be taking part in this initative this year, growing moustaches of varying sizes, shapes and quality, and we are also inviting our Sixth Form students to take part.
As well as fundraising during the moustache-growing effort, we will also aim to educate students and engage them in conversation on the above mentioned topics. We will do this through assemblies and tutor-time content. We are hopeful that our continued efforts to highlight such issues will encourage young people to be open to discussing and tackling such problems.
If Sixth Form students would like to take part in this wonderful initiative, we will ask them to attend a sign-up meeting on Tuesday November 1st in the Great Hall at break time. During this meeting we will ask boys to contribute a minimum of £10.00 to our fundraising efforts, the same amount that staff will pay. This can either be paid in cash or using our online donation page. We will arrange photos during Movember so that we can track the progress being made by those taking part. Those not participating should continue to adhere to the usual Sixth Form policy for facial hair.
Money raised will be donated to Movember UK. You can find out more about the work that they do to support Men’s Health here. Should you wish to support the Victoria College students and staff with their fundraising by donating, then you can do so here.
As always, please do not hesitate in contacting me either via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you wish to discuss this further.
Y13, Mock Examination Timetable
Please find the links below to the letter and mock examinations timetable which will run from Wednesday 18 January until Thursday 26 January 2023.
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.
Congratulations to Diarmid - overall winners of House Drama 2022! What fantastic performances over the last two nights. House spirit was alive and the atmosphere was truly fantastic. Save the date for We Will Rock you - 5-8th December 2022! #aspirational https://t.co/GXCXZJCP3c
For the first time in four years - House Drama 2022! What a brilliant job the students have done to choose, cast, rehearse and perform these plays! Brilliant leadership from the Sixth Formers involved and such phenomenal teamwork to pull off such fantastic performances! https://t.co/EsoSkcYQoi