Ibstock Community College Newsletter - January 2019

Anne-Marie Blewitt, Executive Headteacher and Sophie Williams, Head of School


Dear Parents, Carers, Students and Friends,

Welcome to the January edition of our newsletter. All of the team here at Ibstock Community College hope you have had a great start to 2019.

The start of our new term has been about getting back to business in the classroom with students in all year groups working hard with their teachers to continue with their learning journey this academic year. At Ibstock Community College, we firmly believe that hard work in the classroom is the most important aspect of college life as it leads to the amazing opportunities we want for our students. In order to support this, Mr Hemmerman has launched a project called Routes to Resilience. The aim of the project is to encourage us to develop within ourselves the characteristics of resilience, creativity and imagination, respect, courage and risk taking and listening and communication in order to be the best we can in both life and education.

January is the month of remembering the Holocaust. At Ibstock Community College we have supported this through assemblies and activities during tutorial. We feel it is so important for us to learn about and remember the victims of the Holocaust and to educate the people within our community of the importance of challenging racism and prejudice when we see it take place.

To go alongside this, we will launch our key message for the rest of the academic year of respect for all. This is to ensure that we create the best possible environment for both staff and students to experience and enjoy. I am grateful for your support in this and hope you will discuss with your child the concept of respect for all in our daily lives.

Being well and truly into the coldest months of the year, just a polite reminder about the importance of hats, gloves and a warm coat when travelling between lessons and during break time and lunch time.

Many thanks for your continued support.

What has been happening at Ibstock Community College

Loughborough University visit

On Friday 11 January 10 students in year 9 who have represented numerous College teams over the last two and a half years spent the day with the Loughborough elite on a 'high attainer day'. The day visit included a nutrition talk, a visit around the campus seeing the gym, tennis, netball and badminton centres. They met current students to discuss about university life. They saw a few famous stars at the track! Students did different types of fitness testing with year 1 Loughborough sports students. The day finished with a game of handball against students from Ivanhoe.

Swimming Gala

On 29 January our inter-house champions represented the College at the level 2 School's Sports Partnership Swimming Gala.

Hosted by Ibstock Community College, Castle Rock, Newbridge and Ivanhoe were all competing. Ivanhoe proved to be the toughest rivalry. Ibstock won the open races finishing in the top two of 8 out of the 10 races!

Ibstock won by one point to qualify for the second consecutive to represent North West Leicestershire Schools Sports Partnership at the level 3 county competition at Uppingham Sports Centre on Thursday 21st March.

Well done in particular to captain Alicia Massie who won 3 individual races and had already done two hours training 5-7am that morning!

Breck's Last Game

Next week students will be watching "Breck's Last Game", a dramatised film based on the real story of 14 year-old Breck Bednar. Students will watch the video in their tutor groups and discussed the issues raised.

This will also be discussed during our assemblies next week during Safer Internet week.

Please visit our website next week to view the PowerPoint which includes the film and discuss the issues raised with your child.

Upcoming dates

SOIREE production - Thursday 7 February

Year 9 Bank of England careers assembly - Monday 11 February

Badminton: Bosworth Academy v Ibstock Community College - Wednesday 13 February

February Half Term Monday 18 - Friday 22 February

Year 7 Sporthall Athletics at Castle Rock school - Wednesday 27 February

For further dates and information please visit http://www.ibstockcollege.leics.sch.uk/content/calendar.php

Contacting the college

Tel: 01530 260705

Email: icc.admin@ibstockcollege.leics.sch.uk

Website: www.ibstockcollege.leics.sch.uk

Medical Conditions

If you child has any medical issues/conditions that we are not aware of please can you inform the college.

Individual Health Care Plans - if you child has an IHCP please notify us of any changes so we remain up-to-date with your child's medical needs. Likewise, if your child has been diagnosed with a new medical condition, they may need an IHCP putting in place.

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