April 2021-Principals Blog
Crack open those Easter Eggs!
Everyone knows by now that I love a new beginning, so I take every chance that is thrown at me to start afresh! April (and Easter) bring us further occasions for HOPE, RENEWAL and NEW LIFE – the clocks have gone forward, the evenings getting longer, daffodils are blooming and yet ANOTHER excuse to eat CHOCOLATE!
The return to college in March was INCREDIBLE - getting back into our WONDERFUL college environment and spending time with my FAVOURITE people, our AMAZING students and staff!
The BUSINESS BREAKFASTS with the Principal are going down a STORM – loads of students and staff in the NEWLY EXPANDED Hart and Hive, munching our way through the breakfast DELIGHTS that Shaj and his team have prepared for us. So far, we have had pancakes, croissants, fruit and a cooked breakfast - YUM!
The mass WORK EXPERIENCE was EPIC! Thanks to all of the FABULOUS professionals who committed their very PRECIOUS time to carrying out work-related activities with our INCREDIBLE students – too many organisations to mention here!
Our EXTREMELY TALENTED FUTSAL STUDENTS have literally been KICKING IT OUT OF THE PARK, achieving their Youth Diploma in Coaching – CONGRATULATIONS, guys!
The last day of March in College was probably my FAVOURITE, because I had the absolute PLEASURE of receiving a presentation from our MAKE IT HAPPEN team representatives with proposals for making our college an even more SPECIAL place to be. I just SWELL with PRIDE when I see the level of PROFESSIONALISM and PREPARATION that went into their session – you couldn’t possibly say no to these OUTSTANDING young people who are always looking for ways to make our college (and the world) a better place #TeamHaringey6.
April begins with a very well-deserved Easter break, but #TeamHaringey6 keep marching on through the holiday period – work now starts on our FANTASTIC new outdoor spaces, while students and staff are attending all manner of ACHIEVEMENT and ENRICHMENT workshops.
As soon as we return, we are inviting students to join our new SUCCESS and ASPIRE HIGHER programmes, designed to give our students even more of an EDGE than they already have and ENHANCE their LEARNER JOURNEY records.
We are SUPER-EXCITED for the launch of the 6th edition of our HARINGEY UNCHAINED creative arts magazine. Our UNBELIEVABLE students have worked TIRELESSLY, with students from Durham University and Russell Safe College in New York, to bring us this EXTRA SPECIAL digital edition - we didn’t let the little matter of lockdown stand in our way!
We are BUSY wading through the ENORMOUS amount of applications and offers for our students joining in SEPTEMBER (can’t wait to meet you guys!), and are already planning our NEW COURSES for 2022/2023…..everything is very well-prepared at our college, which is what makes us so SUCCESSFUL!
I want to wish everyone a VERY HAPPY EASTER. I hope you enjoy some rest and recuperation - you will need your ENERGY for what promises to be a THRILLING summer term at Haringey 6th Form College………the one where EVERYTHING comes together – watch this space!