Please do share details of the achievement accompanied by a photo so that we can celebrate these successes at school.
All years, Parents Safeguarding Seminar, 6-7pm, Tuesday 31 January
After positive feedback from our first session, held in September, we will be repeating our Safeguarding Seminar for parents. The evening will be a chance to discuss the major risks to safeguarding and wellbeing in our students, some of the ways we are seeking to address them within College, and how as the adults in the conversation we can work together. The Senior Safeguarding Team will share important information and terminology to best equip parents in supporting their sons. Please sign up here.
All Years, Art Competition Launch
How would you/ your child like to have his artwork displayed alongside local artists in a professional exhibition next summer?
VCJ eagerly awaits the launch of a new competition in January, which will give our students the chance to step away from their screens and immerse themselves in art, a force for wellbeing.
The resulting exhibition and auction in June, will kick-start the fundraising campaign for The VCJ Wellbeing Garden.
For corporate sponsorship opportunities, email Foundation & Alumni Officer, email@example.com, otherwise watch this space!
All Years, Uniform Policy
As we start the New Year, may we please remind parents and students about the Victoria College uniform policy. Students are ambassadors for the College and dress and behave in a way that reflects the standards and values we seek to achieve. For more information, please access the link below:
We have recently added a page to our College website to clarify how and where Lost Property is collected and returned to students. From early next week, a gallery of unnamed items will be included for parents to browse and claim. Please direct any questions to Patrick Crossley, Deputy Head (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please can we remind parents that names should be clearly marked somewhere on everything your boy brings to school, especially more expensive items like coats. We have a large number of branded clothes that we can't reunite with the owner as there is no name. Likewise, all PE kit, including footwear, should have the name sewn in or written in permanent marker.
All Years, Volunteers Needed!
The VCPA are looking for a team of parent helpers to run the Nearly New Uniform Shop from September 2023, or before. Coordinator extraordinaire, Hilary Morris, will be leaving the School and a replacement team is urgently needed. If you are interested please email VCPAChair2@gmail.com.
All Years, a Message from our School Counsellor
I would like to invite your son to take part in 4 small group sessions of a therapeutic board game called "Anger Defuser". The aim of the game is to learn to reduce angry outbursts and enable students to support each other. The game is suitable for young people between 8 and 18 years old. To find out more and sign up please see the letter below.
School Counsellor - Anger Defuser Game Parent Letter
All Years, Dunlop Charity Raffle
Dunlop House is beginning 2023 with a fundraising raffle event to raise money for our chosen charity Macmillan Cancer Support Jersey. Students can buy raffle ticket strips for just £1 each with various prizes to be won.
If you wish to donate a prize, please email Head of Dunlop House, Maria Innes - email@example.com - by Friday 3 Feburary.
Tickets will be drawn during the week commencing 6 February. Thank you for your support with this, it is for a very good cause!
All Years, Parent Governor Nominations
Y7-Y10, Activities Week, 17-21 July 2023
This is the final week to make option choices before confirmation of places. Please read carefully and ensure you have made 3 activity choices with your son, before Sunday 15th of July, if you have not already done so. There is a wonderful range of activities available to suit a wide variety of interests. Failure to make any option choices by the deadline will result in your child being placed in on-site activities at the College during the week. For any further information needed on Activities Week please email Head of Clubs & Activities, James Townsend - firstname.lastname@example.org
Activity Week Booklet 2023
Y10, Letter of Introduction
Y11, Guidance Interviews - January & Feburary 2023
All Year 11 students will undertake a guidance interview with one of the following: Ms Varney (Head of Year 11), Mrs Job (Head of Careers), Ms Murphy (Deputy Head of Sixth Form and Head of UCAS), Mrs Palfreyman (Head of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning), Mr Crossley (Deputy Headteacher) or Mr Falle (Head of Sixth Form) from 26th January to 1st February. The objective of the interviews is to discuss their A Level options and to assist them in making informed choices. They will be informed of these meetings via their tutor.
We are pleased to be able to provide on site parking for students who ride mopeds/motorbikes to school. If your son is parking his moped on the school site, please read the attached document regarding expectations and requirements.
Moped Registration Parent Letter
Y11-Y13, IoD Accredited Internship
Earlier this year, The Institute of Directors Jersey, in partnership with Skills Jersey and Jersey Business, and in collaboration with Haute Vallee School and Victoria College launched a new scheme called the IoD Accredited Internship.
This scheme seeks to encourage students from Years 11 to 13 to gain valuable work experience in Hospitality and Retail on a casual basis, primarily weekends and school holidays. While undertaking this paid employment students will also work towards receiving a certificate accredited by the IoD. For more information about this and how to sign up please follow the link below:
IoD Accredited Internship Letter to Parents
Y12, Higher Education Information Evening and Examinations
Later this term we will launch the university application process with Year 12. As part of this process we would like to invite all Year 12 parents and students to attend an information evening, which will outline the support available and key information for parents and students. Further information is available in the attached letter, along with information about the Pre-Public Examinations that Year 12 sit in the summer term.
Higher Education Information Evening Letter
Y12 & Y13, Heart Screenings - Neil Hussey Heart Charity
Please see attached information about the Neil Hussey Heart Charity initiative, which will allow approximately 24 Sixth Form students to take part in a heart screening event in February and March. Following sign ups before Christmas, we have just 10 places left on this initiative for this year.
Heart Screening Parent Letter
Please check your son's bistro card value and ensure it is topped up. Currently, only bistro cards are accepted.
Monday 16 January
We are delighted to announce the dates for our Year 5 Experience Days: 6, 7 & 8 June 2023.Year 5 students are welcomed into Victoria College to experience a taste of the outstanding education that the College provides. Please register here: https://t.co/YX7OMK7KNF @VCJ_Head https://t.co/73GNwrTkfm
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So excited to be part of this fabulous competition being run by Ashburton Investments. 22 teams from 6 Jersey schools have each set up 5-stock portfolios and will be monitoring them over the next 6 months!! Good luck to all involved.First update - Friday 13th January! @vcj_head https://t.co/yHTqv5Lx8Y
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