That was a really exciting two weeks until the end of term. We had a range of activities going on around school.

Year 8 gifted and talented students visited our partner school in Tremblay for two nights and three days to build relations across the channel. Year 9 had a charity cake sale to raise money for two worthy causes: The Grace Crocker and Cerebral Palsy charities. Year 10 had an Activity Day and their English Literature mock exams in preparation for their exams in June. Year 11 had interviews for Hautlieu, a visit to the higher Education Fayre, the States Greece Voting theatre visit and a prom fund raising cake sale. The corridors are still ringing with the sound of Mr Webster selling raffle tickets! The photos were taken for all year groups and we look forward to seeing the results of the amusing faces pulled by the staff and students in the ‘silly’ versions. I was delighted to find that we have 181 students with 100% attendance this term. That is an excellent achievement and I thank all of those individuals for ignoring their sniffles and braving the cold weather to make it in every day!

Two events made me especially proud of our students. The Eisteddfod was held at the Jersey Agricultural show grounds and our students excelled in the Art and Photography sections. Special mention must go to Anita Tavares who received student of the week for her gold award. The Jersey Music Service also held a concert at Fort Regent on 24th March and this showcased the talent of many of our musicians.

Over Easter I hope you followed the escapades of our ski trip to Austria. The students posted numerous videos on our Facebook page so go and take a look if you haven’t already. They survived the trip and arrived back safe and sound on Friday night. Also over Easter, many of our students have attended the JCG revision classes. JCG were kind enough to offer four bursaries to our students to attend numerous sessions for free. Thanks you to Miss Gomes, a former Le Rocquier student and teacher, for arranging this.

Year 11 should be busy preparing for their summer exams. Revision should be well under way and we have a competition running on our homework platform; Doddle. The students have two challenges to take part in:
The Easter Challenge Leader Board: which runs for 2 weeks of the Easter holiday and looks at how many resources students have completed on Doddle.
The Final Sprint Leader Board: runs from 16th April – 6th May and looks at how many resources students have completed on Doddle.
The top 3 students nationwide will receive an Amazon Fire 7 Tablet, with runner up prizes for students in the top 10.
I would encourage all students to get their heads down and focus in the last six weeks until their exams begin!

Three events are taking place after Easter that I would like you to note. Firstly we have the States Elections taking place with our very own Mr Ward standing for election. We would like to wish him the very best of luck in his campaign. I would also urge you to support our two exciting Performing Arts productions taking place after Easter. The students have been rehearsing tirelessly for Bugsy Malone (Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th April) and the Dance Show (Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th May). Tickets for both events are on sale in the school office and your support is always appreciated to make these events successful, so recharge your splat gun, start your vocal warm up and dust off your leg warmers and tutu!

Enjoy the rest of the holidays.
Sam Baglin.