Worth the wait! #MoreThanACollege
I hope you are all enjoying a WELL DESERVED rest and enjoyed the FANTASTIC weather we had last month – I certainly did! The holidays are always a time for REFLECTION for me, reviewing the previous year and setting my mind to the next academic year. There will be a lot of changes on return to the college in September, NEW FACES, NEW ROUTINES AND NEW FACILITIES. But one thing remains the same, the ABSOLUTE PURSUIT FOR EXCELLENCE in all that we do!
Our end of year STAFF CELEBRATION was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE – great food, dancing and singing, a FANTASTIC way to round off a very hard year and THANK staff for their continued DEDICATION to our College.
Work doesn’t stop at our College during the holidays. In fact, it is one of our BUSIEST periods as we get ready for the NEW starts in September, but also wait with EXCITEMENT for the exam results of our students. Yes, it will be DIFFERENT to what a ‘normal’ exam year would look like, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the results are the product of EXCEPTIONALLY HARDWORK by students and staff, and we treat all ACHIEVEMENTS with the utmost IMPORTANCE. For us, results are not just grades, we also look at the QUALITY of the EXPERIENCE that students have enjoyed on their journey at the college. We want to ensure everyone leaves with GREAT MEMORIES, having gained NEW SKILLS and are WELL-PREPARED for their next steps, whatever they may be.
We have, for the first time, run a SUMMER SCHOOL for A-level students. Staff and students have spent the first 3 weeks of the holidays REVISING and getting PREPARED for next year. HARD WORK and DETERMINATION always pays off!
We have been running GIRLS BASKETBALL COACHING and are looking forward to setting up a team next year. Our FOOTBALL TEAM have been out and about playing matches and attending coaching sessions. Such an AMAZING college, why wouldn’t you want to spend your SUMMER holidays here?!
I am already so EXCITED for September, ready to meet our NEW staff and students and unveiling our NEW COLLEGE CHARTER in place, which sets out what students can expect from the College and what the College expects from students.
I cannot wait to get back to see how the outdoor courtyards have turned out….I deliberately don’t look while the work is taking place, so it’s an EXTRA SPECIAL SURPRISE when they are done.
ENROLMENT starts on 12th August – my FAVOURITE day of the year, waiting with ANTICIPATION to find out who is joining us and getting ready to get to know everyone in September – this is the BEST part of my job because it’s all about the PEOPLE who make up #TeamHaringey6!
Enjoy the rest of the Summer break and make sure you take some downtime – you are going to need all your STRENGTH because next year is going to be EPIC!