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Weekly Words from Mrs Rogers

Every week the Bulletin newsletter is sent home from the School Office highlighting important forthcoming dates and events, along with a round-up by Mrs Rogers and the team about the week gone by.  Read below recent messages from the Head's desk.

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  • Mrs Roger's Words Summer Week 4

    Published 20/05/22, by Anneliese Brackin

    This week I challenged Year 12 to ‘step up’ now that Year 13 are on study leave and focused on their exams. And stepping up encompasses a variety of expectations.

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  • Mrs Rogers' Words Summer Week 3

    Published 13/05/22, by Anneliese Brackin

    Friday 13 is synonymous with bad luck and while I am not superstitious, today I do feel unlucky;  Year 13 has officially started study leave and I will miss seeing them all every day!

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  • Mrs Rogers' Words Summer Week 2

    Published 06/05/22, by Catherine Corrigan

    A growth mindset, teamwork and leadership are some of the most important competencies employers look for when recruiting.

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  • Mrs Rogers' Words Summer Week 1

    Published 29/04/22, by Anneliese Brackin

    A sincere thank you for the significant and mature contribution by our Heads of School, Student Leaders and musicians who participated reverently and respectfully at our Commemoration Service just before the Easter break.

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  • Mrs Rogers' Words Lent Week 11

    Published 01/04/22, by Catherine Corrigan

    April Fools’ Day, or All Fools’ Day, gets its name from the custom of playing harmless practical jokes. It has been celebrated for centuries but its true origins are unknown.

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  • Mrs Rogers' Words Lent Week 10

    Published 25/03/22, by Catherine Corrigan

    Year 12 students took full advantage of speaking with student ambassadors from a variety of universities at the Higher Education Exhibition this week.

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  • Mrs Rogers' Words Lent Week 9

    Published 17/03/22, by Catherine Corrigan

    ‘Don’t tell me how talented you are, tell me how hard you work.’ (Arthur Rubinstein). I would add it’s not just about working hard, but working ‘smart’ or effectively too.

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  • Mrs Rogers' Words Lent Week 8

    Published 10/03/22, by Catherine Corrigan

    ‘Can we support the families of Ukraine in some way?’ This was the first matter on the student’s agenda at my weekly meeting with our Heads and Deputy Heads of School on Monday.

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  • Mrs Rogers' words Lent week 7

    Published 04/03/22, by Catherine Corrigan

    Whenever we measure ourselves against any kind of benchmark in life we learn so much from the experience and from the resulting feedback.

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  • Mrs Rogers' words Lent week 6

    Published 18/02/22, by Hayley Johnston

    It is easier to plug gaps in competence than it is to plug gaps in character. Sixth Form subject teachers are experts in their fields and are highly skilled at imparting the knowledge, understanding and application strategies students need, not just to succeed in exams but also to succeed in life. Integrity, humility, kindness, resilience and generosity are difficult qualities to teach but the Sixth Form Team are adept at engineering situations and opportunities in which students can build these and other essential characteristics.

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  • Mrs Rogers' words Lent week 5

    Published 11/02/22, by Hayley Johnston

    ‘Superb. Excellent. Brilliant. Amazing. Clear and direct. Really engaging. Very professional. Easy to understand. What an awesome lady! Very good. Very entertaining. Great balance of seriousness and humour. Marilyn knows about life and is not judgemental.’ These are student comments following an engaging and accessible presentation on healthy vs toxic relationships, delivered by founder and CEO of ‘Freedom from Abuse’, Marilyn Hawes, pictured below with Charlie and James. An important part of our work with students is to empower them, to highlight how and why they should be the best version of themselves and to signpost help and support when it is needed, and Marilyn made an invaluable contribution to this on Monday. Another student said the talk was ‘hard-hitting but it needed to be - we are teenagers! 

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  • Mrs Rogers' words Lent week 4

    Published 04/02/22, by Hayley Johnston

    ‘Always remember you matter, you’re important and you are loved, and you bring to this world things no one else can.’ Charlie Mackesey has the knack of conveying deep, profound messages in such simple words and the students are very aware of my affinity to this and other optimistic yet realistic sentiments of his.

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