AVS Newsletter January 19 2018

AVON VALLEY SCHOOL MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER Fortnightly News 19th January 2018 Dear Parents and Carers, Firstly, a rather belated Happy New Year to you all. I hope that you had a lovely Christmas holiday and enjoyed the time with family and friends. Two weeks into the spring term, the holidays already seem a distant memory and we have definitely ‘hit the ground running’ with the Year 11 students as they enter the last full term of their education at Avon Valley. I was pleased to meet with year 11 for an assembly this week and to be able to remind them all of the importance of staying focused on achieving their best and taking advantage of the support offered. Year 11 Parents and Carers, your children will never be as supported as they are now in terms of their academic progress – please do continue to encourage them to work with us and liaise with the school if you have any concerns. I know that many of you joined us for our fantastic production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ last term and saw the immense talent that our students have. You all know how important the Performing Arts are to the school, and I am delighted that this term both yr 7 and yr 8 have the opportunity to be involved with live theatre. You can read more about yr 7’s opportunity to be involved with the RSC’s rehearsal of Romeo and Juliet later in this newsletter, whilst yr 8 will form the audience for ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’ a production that shows social history from World War 1 to the 1940’s through the eyes of Private Tommy Atkins. To finish on a rather disappointing note, I have been contacted three times this week by local people who are having issues with our students on their way home from school. All students are being reminded through assemblies of our expectations and the need to behave as a responsible citizen, and I would be grateful if you would reinforce this at home, reminding your sons and daughters that if they are caught behaving inappropriately, the school will sanction them for bringing our school’s very positive reputation into disrepute. Alison Davies Don’t forget to follow @AvonValleySch on Twitter and AvonValleySchool on Facebook for up-to-date information and news