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Swimming and Netball Update

At the U16 Netball Tournament at Kinver on Thursday 13th October,Holy Trinity's combined Year 10 & Year11 team played the following schools:

Kinver Won 18-0
Ridgewood Won 14-2
Crestwood Won 13-3

Through to the Semi Final we played well but sadly lost to Dormston 4-11

3rd / 4th play-off Holy Trinity v Ellowes Hall Lost 6-8

Miss Williams was pleased with all players who performed extremely well, particularly as most of the team are in Year 10.

 

Swimming: Tuesday 4th October Holy Trinity Junior and Intermediate swimming teams traveled to Malvern College to compete in the West Midlands Schools Swimming Championships.

Over 43 schools participated from across the West Midlands.

Holy Trinity Junior Team achieved:

8th Place in the Freestyle Relay
7th Place in the Medley Relay

Congratulations all.

Mrs Thomas

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Swimming – 1st Place In West Midlands

Fantastic news for our Swimmers as our combined Year 9 and  Year 10 Swimming Team have achieved 1st place in the West Midlands.

Swimming in the ESSA qualifying round at Malvern College on Tuesday 11th October, Holy Trinity entered the Medley and Freestyle Relay.

We now have to wait to see if our times are in the Top 30 schools in the Country.

The final will be on the 19th November at the London Aquatic Centre.
Well done all!
Mrs Thomas
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Sports News

Holy Trinity School's netball teams playing against Ellowes Hall School on Tuesday 11th October played well and came away with wins in all 3 matches.
 
Year 11 HT won 23 - 14
Year 9 HT won 14 - 12
Year 8 HT won 15 - 3
Well done and congratulations to you all.
Mrs Thomas
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New Library Opened by Celebrated Children’s Author

Holy Trinity School hosted celebrated children’s author John Dougherty on National Poetry Day, Thursday 6th October, to officially open the Primary School’s new library.

As the day progressed the author met and spoke with pupils from every year group, telling them stories and singing his infectious and cheeky songs to the children’s great delight, before meeting parents and opening the School’s new library facility and taking part in a mega book signing session.

Born in Northern Ireland, John is a successful children’s author, poet, songwriter and former primary school teacher, with his first book ‘Zeus on the Loose’ published in 2004 and shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award for 'an outstanding first novel for children’.  He is best known for the fabulously funny ‘Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face’ stories. Currently there are five books in the series, with the sixth; ‘Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Great Kerfuffle Christmas Kidnap’ published this week.

Holy Trinity Teacher - Librarian, Miss Slack, commented: “The day was a huge success; laughter rang through the concert hall during each of John’s entertaining performances and the level of support from families at our opening was phenomenal.

“John’s ‘opening’ speech was very appropriate; a library is like Dr Who’s Tardis… reading takes you everywhere… and now our pupils have even greater access to a wide range of quality literature in an enticing environment.”

The Library received financial support from the School’s PTA who donated £2,000 to purchase library books, on top of £100 they had already donated to each class-teacher so that they could create a unique book zone in every classroom, and parents generously donated 'preloved' books to the library project.

Working with highly skilled teams on the new Primary School Learning Centre, Peters Books & Furniture created the library designs and Associate Interior Solutions installed the bespoke library furniture and flooring, the project was also helped and supported by staff from Kidderminster Library.

A huge vote of thanks to everyone involved and who have helped and supported this project including parents, the PTA, John, Alan, staff and governors for their support, Chef Simon from MiQuill Catering for his delicious canapés and last but not least, Miss Slack who has spearheaded this project brilliantly and who has spent many long hours over the weeks and months to ensure Holy Trinity's wonderful new library was ready and opened on time.

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KS2 Harvest Festival Assembly

We warmly invite all KS2 families and guests to our annual Harvest Festival Assembly on Friday 7th October at 8.45am - with the assembly this year presented by KS2 children.

This assembly and associated donations are an invaluable contribution to a very important local cause “Age UK”, Stourbridge.

Therefore, we would be grateful for any tins, packets and bottles which can be brought into school from now so that we can get ready for our display in assembly. Please can fresh produce be brought into school on the 7th October.

May we also remind Parents, Grandparents and other guests that you are welcome to join us and stay for refreshments afterwards which are kindly provided by the PTA.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you.

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Playground Ribbon Cutting Gets Pupil Seal of Approval

Organised by the school’s Parent and Teachers Association (PTA) at Holy Trinity School in Kidderminster, local builders merchant Thompson & Parkes was the guest of honour in the opening of the school’s newly constructed primary school playground.

PTA Chair, Mrs Michelle Howles, commented: “We wish to thank everyone who has helped, donated and supported the PTA with this project including our main supporter, builders merchant Thompson & Parkes who joined us and helped to cut the ribbon at the official opening of the playground.”

Taking nearly two-years in the planning, the PTA held numerous events to raise the money needed to construct the playground, with work beginning during the summer break. The project was funded, designed and installed by the school’s community for the benefit of the children, without Government funding or grants.

As major redevelopment works throughout the school and Sixth Form Centre near completion, the newly installed 18-piece playground is a welcome addition to the expanding primary school, whose pupils this year attained above county and national expectation in reading, writing and maths.

Headteacher Mrs Pamela Leek-Wright commented: “This is the second project of this nature undertaken by the PTA and one that demonstrates the deep sense of community within the school.

“We are extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated group of people who work tirelessly in helping to enrich the educational provision for our students and we are incredibly grateful to Thompson & Parkes for donating the building materials which ensured this project could go ahead.”

 

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Holy Trinity School Celebrate Students GCSE Results

Students at Holy Trinity School in Kidderminster are celebrating with 85% of students gaining 5, A*- C grades, including English and Maths, at GCSE following this year’s examination results.

Top performers were Eloise Dukes, Lara Fryman and Katerina Bard who between them achieved 30 GCSE subjects at A* / A grades.

The best performing department overall was the Art department which achieved 100% A*- B with 90% of grades A*- A.

36% of all Holy Trinity students attained A and A* grades whilst 70% of all students achieved A*, A and B grades.

Holy Trinity School’s Headteacher, Mrs Pamela Leek-Wright, stated: “We are delighted that our students have achieved personal success enabling them to take the next step forward.

“We congratulate each and every one of them, and their individual achievements are positive testament to the dedication and hard work of both students and Holy Trinity School staff.”

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Holy Trinity School’s A Level Success

Holy Trinity Sixth Form students achieved an impressive set of A Level results. All Year 13 students from the Kidderminster based school gained University places or chosen work placements.

Amongst the highest achievers were:

Head Student Grace Roberts who will study Geography at Aberystwyth University.
Bethany Whiston to study Psychology at Aberystwyth University.
Hannah Powis to study English Literature at Oxford Brookes.
And Georgie Sloane will study Biomedical Science.

Head of Sixth Form, Dr Melanie Hinton, commented: “It is all down to the hard work, dedication and support shown by our staff and our small teaching groups that has enabled our students to achieve such a pleasing set of A Level grades.”

Holy Trinity School’s Headteacher, Mrs Pamela Leek-Wright stated: “Our students have again delivered a good set of results, and we are all delighted for their personal success and congratulate them all.”

 

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Holy Trinity School PTA Break Ground Ready for New Playground

The Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) at Holy Trinity have finally started work on a new children’s playground which they plan will be fully open in time and ready for the new school term in September.

PTA Chair, Mrs Michelle Howles, commented: "This community project has been entirely funded, designed and installed by the school’s community for the benefit of the children, and unusually for a project of this kind, undertaken without any Government funding or grants.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generous building material donations provided by Gary Watts at local builders merchant Thompson & Parkes, as it meant that this community build, which was supported by over 50 volunteers, could go ahead.”

Over a period 18-months the PTA held film nights, cake sales, Christmas and summer fayres, organised mothers and fathers’ day gifts, gave away tubes of sweets in return for the empty containers being returned full of 20p’s and so many more fundraising community activities and events besides.

As pupil numbers increased, the need for a second primary school playground became more and more evident and so began the PTA’s fundraising campaign which has resulted in a new 18-piece playground which will benefit the school’s student community for many years to come.

Added Mrs Howles: “This is the second time the PTA has successfully built a playground of this sort at the school, and we are extremely grateful to so many local suppliers who have generously helped with this project including M&M Timber, Fast Fit, Thomas Vale, Hire It and of course our main supporter, Thompson & Parkes.”

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World Challenge 2016 Swaziland

A team of year 10 and year 11 students from Holy Trinity are taking part in a 2 week World Challenge venture to Swaziland in Southern Africa in a joint expedition with Alcester Academy and as in our previous World Challenge expeditions they will be undertaking community work as well as a four day walking expedition.

They arrived safely in Swaziland on Monday evening of the 18th July and although a little late due to their flight from Heathrow being split into 2 flights all went well.

HT Team Leader, Mr Jackson commented:

"Food was good on the 11 hour flight and I think everyone had some sleep on our 777 plane. We were allocated a later flight time of 10 pm, which therefore put everything 3 hours behind schedule, which meant we were putting our tents up in the dark last night - it goes dark at 6pm so this was a bit of a challenge!

Everyone had soup and a roll last night and they have enjoyed porridge or cereal this morning..

The students are now shopping for their food for the next 4 days.

The team have all opted for 4 single day walks, instead of a continuous 4 day expedition. So we will be leaving the tents and kit securely each day and returning each night."

We wish Mr Jackson and all students and staff taking part our best wishes and we will keep you posted with any and all news received from our HTS team, care of Mr Jackson!