Please do share details of the achievement accompanied by a photo so that we can celebrate these successes at school.
All Years, Social Media Updates
Every week, the College shares news as it happens across its social media platforms. Please do follow Victoria College on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram for the latest news and action!
All Years, Clubs and Activities Coming Next Term (17 April - 26 May)
The college is delighted to continue to offer the pupils such a wide range of amazing opportunities next term on top of all the Sport, Drama, Music, Duke of Edinburgh, CCF, academic clubs and trips that will also be running.
Please click on the link below to find out more about times and locations of clubs, how to sign up and details of a brand new exciting club!
Clubs & Activities - Summer Term
All Years, Strategic Plan 2023 - 2028, Student Survey
A survey asking students to help us design the College's 2023-2028 strategic plan has been on SMHW this week. It is very important that everyone takes a few minutes to complete it. With the students input, we can really work together to make the College the very best it can be.
There are also opportunities for students to join a focus group later this term to give more detailed feedback. Please do encourage your sons to complete the survey - their feedback is very important to the future of our College.
All Years, Upcoming Music Events
1. Choral Showcase, Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March
Jersey Eisteddfod has not been able to offer school and youth choir performance opportunities since 2021 and the close of the Opera House, and they have missed hearing young voices sing.
On Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 March 2023 they will be holding a “Choral Showcase” at St Helier Methodist Centre. Youth choirs will take centre-stage throughout the day which will be divided into three sessions: 9.30 -11.30, 13:00 -14:30 and !6:00 -18:00. VCJ choirs are very much looking forward to taking part on Wednesday 15 March at 16:00. All parents are welcome.
2. Ralph Vaughan Williams Strings Ensemble, Saturday 25 March
Following the success of projects like our concert with the Harmony Men and the inter-school GCSE Music Conference, the Music Department of Victoria College is looking forward to hosting the ‘RVW Strings Project’ on Saturday 25 March. This will be an exciting collaboration between various Island schools, the Jersey Academy of Music and experienced string musicians from the JSO, endorsed by the Creative Island Partnership & Jersey Music Association. Students of string instruments around the Island will have the opportunity to rehearse the ‘Concerto Grosso’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams and perform it in the beautiful setting of our Great Hall.
To register, please click here.
Ralph Vaughan Williams Strings Ensemble Flyer
3. Bandtastic, Wednesday 29 March
Come to hear the Victoria College Concert Band, La Ronde Concert Band and the JMS Concert Band playing a rich variety of pieces on their own and together, in a jamboree of music. Highlights will include music from film and stage: Mamma Mia, Star Wars, Dam Busters. Tickets available from Wednesday 8 March. Watch this space for more information.
4. Salisbury Cathedral Choir Tour, Thursday 30 and Friday 31 March
Two wonderful evenings of entertainment not to be missed. Please click on the link for more information:
Salisbury Cathedral Choir Tour Dates
All Years, Jersey Art Eisteddfod
The Jersey Eisteddfod Secondary Section is open for parents to view at the Royal Jersey Showground from Thursday 9 March (10-6pm) until Sunday 12 March (10am - 4pm). All Secondary schools across the Island, who have wished to participate, will be showing their artwork including Photography and textiles submissions. There are also primary arts and amateur arts sections.
All Years, Art Competition Call for Artwork
With over 20 students registered already for our inaugural ArtEquals project alongside 11 local artists, we are very excited about our exhibition and auction this summer. Ian Rolls, Nick Romeril, Glen Fox, Jools Holt, Robert Allen, Katherine Cadin and Charlotte Hotton are a few of the names who have kindly offered to get involved. Watch out for more news about them soon. Please do encourage your sons to get involved; we're looking for as many contributors as possible - they can work at home or go to the art department at lunch time to work on their project.
As well as providing the boys with a great opportunity for creative reflection, ArtEquals will kick-start the fundraising for The Victoria College Wellbeing Garden and allow the students the opportunity to keep up to 50% of their sale proceeds!
Parents who wish to get involved, either donating artwork for the auction, creating your own artwork to exhibit, volunteering at the event or even helping secure corporate sponsorship should reach out to Emily Sweeny (email@example.com).
All Years, Donation of Children's Old Glasses
A team of Ophthalmology professionals from Jersey are visiting Lahore in Pakistan later this month to undertake visual screening in schools and orphanages. They are hoping to take as many pairs of children’s old glasses (or those belonging to small adults) with them, so they are asking parents to donate any old pairs that children do not need any more. If you have any to donate, please kindly put them in the box at Reception.
Y11-Y13, IoD Accredited Internship
Last 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
Y11-Y12, Higher Education Fair, Thursday 16 March
This year's Fair will take place on Thursday 16 March at Hautlieu School; over 35 universities and colleges will be represented from on-Island, the UK and further afield. More information is available via the link below:
Higher Education Fair Letter
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
Please check your son's bistro card value and ensure it is topped up. Currently, only bistro cards are accepted.
Monday 13 March
The big count is on. Thank you to all the students who 'dressed down' today and brought in some money to buy a cake! There are QR codes up all over the site and around the Langford to make it easy to donate or please follow the link below:https://t.co/IYkFbsfDHu @VCJ_Head https://t.co/bOIsSOs66r
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French trip to Rouen: our students are all making the most of this opportunity with their peers from @jcg_live
, speaking lots of French with their host family and being wonderful ambassadors for Victoria College. They have had lessons, explored Rouen and made macarons! @vcj_head https://t.co/38pUx7bVEG
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Our preparation for Rosslyn Park stepped up tonight with three Rugby Sevens games against JRFC Colts. Some fiercely competitive Rugby was played. One win, one loss and a draw and a huge boost for confidence and team spirit. First outing for the new kits too. @RathbonesGroup https://t.co/cDgV9kkPFs
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