Dear Parent/Guardian

We would like to invite you to our Securing Success at GCSE Evening, a practical evening aimed at giving you and Andrew some advice and “tried and tested” strategies that can be used to make a real difference as Andrew is about to enter the most crucial period of his school career.

During the evening you will collect the very important examination entries.  You will also take part in a practical workshop together with Andrew.  This will help you focus, practice and discuss our most recommended strategies to secure your son’s potential at examinations.  This will also be good preparation for Andrew’s mock examinations soon after half-term.  Finally, you will be able to collect a booklet which will include further advice and guidance.

This is a really important evening to help us work in real partnership and secure Andrew’s success at the end of Year 11.  You are invited to arrive by 7:15 pm in the South Site dining area to collect your son’s examination entries.  Following this, your workshop will start and will last no longer than one hour.

We look forward to welcoming you.  We would appreciate it if you could inform us if you are unable to attend by notifying the office on 01603 497711 or via e-mail office@thorpe-st-andrew.norfolk.sch.uk

Yours sincerely

M Hardman

Mr M Hardman

Assistant Principal – Student Achievement

Dear Parent/Guardian

We would like to invite you to our Securing Success at GCSE Evening, a practical evening aimed at giving you and Andrew some advice and “tried and tested” strategies that can be used to make a real difference as Andrew is about to enter the most crucial period of his school career.

During the evening you will collect the very important examinations entries.  You will also take part in a practical workshop together with Andrew.  This will help focus, practice and discuss our most recommended strategies to secure your sons’s potential at examinations.  This will also be good preparation for Andrew’s mock examinations soon after half-term.  Finally, you will be able to collect a booklet which will include further advice and guidance.

This is a really important evening to help us work in real partnership and secure Andrew’s success at the end of Year 11.  You are invited to arrive by 6:15 pm in the South Site dining area to collect your son’s examination entries.  Following this, your workshop will start and will last no longer than one hour.

We look forward to welcoming you.  We would appreciate it if you could inform us if you are unable to attend by notifying the office on 01603 497711 or via email office@thorpe-st-andrew.norfolk.sch.uk

Yours sincerely

Mr Hardman

Assistant Principal – Student Achievement

Newsletter – Issue 9 – January 2015.

Dear Parent
As part of Andrea’s progress towards taking her GCSE at the end of this academic year, Andrea will be taking part in a curriculum morning in the coming weeks.  These days have been chosen to coincide with normal timetabled lessons.
South Site Students: Tuesday 20 January 2015 Period 1 – 4
North Site Students: Monday 26 January 2015 Period 1 – 4
Andrea will be with her usual food, graphics, resistant materials, textiles or computer science teacher and will be completing tasks, as directed by them.
Students should ensure that they have all their relevant work and equipment needed with them. If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.

Yours faithfully

Miss Farrar
Curriculum Leader – Design Technology

Newsletter – Issue 8 – December 2014.

Achievement Newsletter – December 2014.

Today we travelled to Lille (Mr Oussada’s home town) to the Christmas markets.  Mr Oussada showed us the best shops to shop in, and he gave us three and a half hours to go shopping on our own.  In Lille they have a lovely Christmas market full of hand crafted gifts.

Many of us brought wonderful gifts for ourselves, family and friends.  After this we had lunch on the coach whilst traveling to Belgium, to visit a really nice chocolate shop! This was an added bonus to the plan. On the way to the chocolate shop, we took a detour to visit “Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery”.  Many of us went and had a look around the Cemetery, and waited a moment to pay our respects. After our detour we then headed to the chocolate shop “Leonidas” where all of us (teachers included) brought chocolate!  After that we went to visit the wonderful city of Ypres.

Lastly, we had a five course Christmas meal and danced during the Christmas disco, c’était super amusant.

By Maisie Roberts

Today we travelled by coach to Nausicaá, a massive aquarium, where we had time to wander around and visit all the wonderful creatures!  On arrival, we were delighted to see the sign “wifi gratuit”. You could also get up close and touch some of the animals like the rays and a couple of fish. After that we had time to go into the shop and have a look around, then at 12:00 pm we sat in a park and ate a picnic.

After lunch we travelled to Boulogne town centre, here we had about an hour of free time to have a look around the town.

Lastly we went to a bakery (une boulangerie) to learn how bread and croissants are baked traditionally. They told us how long it took to bake and  the difference between traditional hand-baked and industrially baked. Then after that we had a go at shaping our own bread. After this we then swapped (because we were in two groups), and we had a go at shaping croissants. C’était très amusant.

Ce soir, on faut des crêpes !

Les escargots, nous avons mangé des escargots, c’était étrange et bizarre.

Our students are currently on a trip to Le Chateau d’Ebblinghem and writing a blog about their experience, 

HERE.