September 2018

The Zimbabwe Medical Centre Appeal

‘Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

(Matthew 25:40)


Dear Parents/Carers

There will be a non-uniform day this Friday 21st September to raise money to help build a new medical centre in a small village in Zimbabwe.

Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College has made links with people from a village called Nyandoro, in the Nyanga Province of Zimbabwe. The people living here are experiencing severe poverty and welcome any help and support they can get. The village is home to families who live in simple huts and houses which they build themselves.



September 17th 2018


Dear Parent,


I hope that you have had a wonderful summer break and have had the chance to relax and enjoy quality family time. I am pleased to be able to report that students are continuing to make excellent progress to their GCSE courses and I trust that they are now settled into classes.


I cannot emphasise enough that the need for constant revision of new learning is crucial to ensure success in the 2019 exam series. There are many resources available within college and online that students should be using to their advantage. Many individual subject teachers and areas have their own subject specific learning tools and websites. Please encourage your child to utilise as many of these resources as often as possible and please note the revision calendar which will be updated as the year progresses.

10th September 2018      


Dear Parents/Carers ,


Welcome back to all students. We trust that you have all had an enjoyable summer holiday, spending quality time with your friends and family. Year 10 is a particularly important year, as your child has officially started the content crucial for their GCSE examinations. We have had another outstanding year in regards to exam results.  The students and our staff worked incredibly hard to ensure that they could commence the next chapter with the highest grades possible. A good relationship between school and home is crucial for this, so we try to ensure that there is clear communication between school and you.


7th September 2018


Dear Parent,


I would like to welcome back Year 9 after the summer break.  I hope that everybody had a restful holiday.  It is a pleasure to see students returning to school looking so smart – I know that they are looking forward to the new challenges that lie ahead in Year 9 and to making their option choices later on this year.


Dates for your diary are as follows. Week beginning 22nd October is Assessment Week. Friday 26th October – Monday 5th November is half term, and Year 9 parents evening this academic year will take place on 4th December 2018. Wednesday January 16th 2019 is the date for our options evening - you will be receiving information in due course about option choices and how our options system works.

I hope that you and your family have had a relaxing and restful summer break. It is lovely to see all our year 8 students return to College this week refreshed and ready to continue their studies at Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College.

I am looking forward to working with you and your children to build upon the successes of last year which saw


Overall attendance across the year being 96%

Over 97% of all effort and behaviour grades awarded across the year’s reports being good or outstanding.

25 students achieving 100% attendance across the entire academic year.



As a College, we recognise the significant contribution that you make towards your child’s achievements and attainment and we thank you for your ongoing support.


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