Discovery College Newsletter – Spring 2019
Dear Discovery College,
Many thanks to Mrs Hayes and Ms Castle for putting this publication together. Usually Mrs Whelan creates the newsletter but as she is currently on maternity leave with her new daughter Dotty, Ms Castle has stepped in and has done admirably.
End of Year Exams
The end of the spring term is a period of transition for many students at Homewood with Year 11 and Sixth Form students already starting their terminal exams. The forthcoming summer term in Discovery College also has some key events taking place.
Year 7 and 8, will have their end of key stage assessments between the 18th and 27th June. These will be for core subjects only (English, Maths and Science) and will be completed in the Sports Hall for Year 8 but within normal lesson time for Year 7. Year 8 will also try out their GCSE Options during Year 6 induction week from Monday 1st to Friday 5th July, unless they are lucky enough to be on the China trip.
Year 7 Festival of Learning
Secondly, Year 7 have already started to prepare for their festival of learning, which is an opportunity for parents/carers to come into Homewood to celebrate and reflect on their child’s work in their first year in the form of a student led conference. There will be a letter about this next term, but the events are planned for both the 10th and 17th July, 3pm to 4pm.
We will also be asking for students to come in and help with Open Morning on Saturday 22nd June, to show Year 5 parents around the school and talk about their experience of Homewood. Students will receive a letter about this before the end of term.