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School closed to Year 10 students - Monday 26th June

posted Jun 23, 2017, 7:09 AM by J Grant

I am writing to inform you that school will be closed to all Year 10 students on Monday 26th June. This will give students the opportunity to prepare for their Pre Public Examinations that begin on the 271h June. It also means that students who may be celebrating Eid al fitr have the opportunity to participate fully in the celebrations.

Please let us know if you have any concerns about these arrangements. The school will remain open for other year groups. The Duke of Edinburgh trip will continue as planned.

Thanks for your continued support.

Yours faithfully

Mr R Trafford
Principal


Professional Development Day - Friday 30 June 2017

posted Jun 23, 2017, 7:01 AM by J Grant   [ updated Jun 23, 2017, 7:11 AM ]

As you are already aware, a number of days in each school year are assigned to staff training and are crucial in supporting our work to continue to raise standards of attainment and care for all students.

I would therefore like to inform you that Holyhead's next Professional Development day will take place on Friday 30 June when the school will be closed to students.

The school will re-open to students on Monday 3 July when all year groups are asked to report at 8.40am for the prompt start to lessons at 8.45am!

I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your support as we move the school on to even greater achievements.

Yours faithfully, 

Mr R Trafford
Principal

Year 8 - New Intake Day

posted Jun 20, 2017, 12:44 AM by J Grant

Dear Parent/Carer,

Re: New Intake Day - Wednesday 5th July 2017

Holyhead will be holding the last of its three New Intake Days for this year on Wednesday 5th July 2017.

Students currently in Year 6 who are due to begin their education at Holyhead in September will visit the school for the day to help them to get accustomed to student life here.

We aim to provide all new students with a very positive experience of the school and many special activities are currently being prepared.

In order to free up staff and facilities, we are proposing that Year 8 students remain at home on that day. Your co-operation with this request is greatly appreciated.

This is a busy time for primary schools as well and we ask that students do not visit their ex-primary school on this day.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully,

Ross Trafford
Principal

Year 7 - New Intake Day

posted Jun 20, 2017, 12:38 AM by J Grant   [ updated Jun 20, 2017, 12:41 AM ]

Dear Parent/Carer,

Re: New Intake Day - Wednesday 12th July 2017

Holyhead will be holding the last of its three New Intake Days for this year on Wednesday 12th July 2017.

Students currently in Year 6 who are due to begin their education at Holyhead in September will visit the school for the day to help them to get accustomed to student life here.

We aim to provide all new students with a very positive experience of the school and many special activities are currently being prepared.

In order to free up staff and facilities, we are proposing that Year 7 students remain at home on that day. Your co-operation with this request is greatly appreciated.

This is a busy time for primary schools as well and we ask that students do not visit their ex-primary school on this day.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully,

Ross Trafford
Principal

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Student Support and Welfare - Punctuality

posted Apr 7, 2016, 12:10 AM by J Grant

Dear Parent/Carer,

I would like to thank all parents and carers for supporting our drive to improve punctuality. Very few students are now arriving later than 8.45am.

From 11th April 2016 we will continue to operate the same system of detentions for all students who come late but in order to ensure that lessons are able to start promptly at 8.45am we are asking that all students arrive on site by 8.40am each morning​.

Please reinforce with your son/daughter the need to be in school by 8.40am. Any student arriving through the school gate after this time will deemed to be late. This slight adjustment in time is to enable them to have arrived at their lesson, ready to begin their learning at 8.45am. By working together we can ensure the best possible start to every day for all of our students and make sure we maximise their learning opportunities.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully,

Adrian McLean
Vice Principal – Student Support and Welfare

Student Support & Welfare - Student hairstyles

posted Apr 7, 2016, 12:05 AM by J Grant   [ updated Apr 7, 2016, 11:49 PM ]

Dear Parent/Carer

We have high standards and expectations regarding our students uniform and thank you for your support with this. It has become apparent that a small minority of students have chosen to have inappropriate hairstyles with bright coloured extensions or hair dye.

I apologise to the vast majority of parents who might wonder why we are sending yet another reminder. Unfortunately, every term we return to find that a very, very small number of students have chosen to have inappropriate hairstyles or colours over the school holiday period.

We have been very clear about what is acceptable at Holyhead and what isn’t. This is done via letters to parents, through the school passport and through regular assemblies. Guidance is also posted on our school website in our uniform policy. We endeavour to be as reasonable as we can with regards to what is and is not acceptable, whilst still allowing students to have some individuality. Hair must be one, natural colour.

I understand that some parents may ask how a haircut/hairstyle can impact on learning. Our response to this is clear: having ‘rules’ makes life easier for everyone and it creates a safer environment. Avoiding extremes of hairstyle means that all students look smart and professional and this impacts on the reputation of the school and the students. If our school reputation is good, students are more likely to get college or work placements in future. Having rules means that boundaries are in place and it teaches students that life and work involves boundaries for all of us. Over 95% of our school population will not be affected in any way by this.

On Monday 22nd February 2016,​ when students return to school after the half term break, any students who do not adhere to the rules will remain off timetable until their hairstyle/colour meets our school policy.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries in respect of the above arrangements and thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely

A McLean
Vice Principal: Student Support & Welfare

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