End of Year Celebration Trips. 17th (and 18th July)
‘As we approach the end of the third year of The Telford Priory School we are delighted to advise you that a commemorative trip for Staff and Students has been organised, offering an opportunity to spend the day at one of a range of leisure venues on Tuesday 17th July and for those attaining 100% attendance (September through to May Half Term – 25th May, 2018) an option for an additional trip to Alton Towers has also been organised on Wednesday 18th July.
This year we are offering opportunities to visit one of a number of the attractions above, click on the ‘letters link’ to read the details of each trip, including transportation information, prices and deadline dates. Each trip is led and managed by one of our four Heads of House. The number of places for each trip is limited, and you and your child can choose between one of four options.
Those students who choose not to attend any trip will be expected to attend school as usual. Likewise, students will be expected to attend school at the usual start time of 8.25am regardless as to which trip they may wish to attend. The Airspace trip to Wolverhampton will return back to school at approximately 1.00pm. Students will be expected to remain in school for the remainder of the afternoon and will be dismissed at 2.35pm in the usual way. For all students participating in the trips, school uniform will not need to be worn. Details of appropriate casual wear will be released to you in a subsequent letter.
Involvement in the celebratory trips is by invitation only, and if your child has met one of the two criterial outlined blow, they should of retuned home with an individually named letter (a white letter if they meet criteria A below; a blue letter if they meet Criteria B)
Criteria A - (between 16th April and 25th May)
No C5’s given in lesson
Attendance 95% or above
Criteria B - (between 16th April and 25th May)
No C5’s given in lesson
Attendance 100% or above - (specifically between September 2017 – May 2018)
If this is the case, the trip ‘return slip’ stating which end of year trip they would like to attend should of been returned to the individual TRIP LEADER, not necessarily their HoH by the end of Wednesday 6thJune. Your child now has until the end of Friday (8th) to ensure they are returned to one of the following members of staff.
Alternatively slips can be ‘posted’ into a returns box located at Student Reception.
Telford 10 Pin Bowling
Mrs Smith (HoH – Newton)
Wolverhampton Air Space
If your child wishes only to attend the Alton Towers trip (exclusively available to students with 100% attendance all year), slips should be returned directly to Miss Styles (Assistant Principal.)
ALL RETURN SLIPS MUST BE SIGNED AND DATED BY PARENT/CARER
Failure to meet the extended deadline may jeopardise your child’s placement. If this is the case, please ensure you make urgent contact with the trip leader for information.
Trip details and Prices
Trip Option 1: The Drayton Manor Theme Park, Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire
Led by Mrs Pitt (Head of Shakespeare House)
Number of places available: 200
Approximate duration of visit: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Trip Option 2: Water World, Stoke on Trent
Led by Mr Davies (Head of Churchill House)
Number of places available: 100
Approximate duration of visit: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Trip Option 3: Airspace, Wolverhampton
Led by Mrs Young (Head of Elgar House)
Number of places available: 50
Approximate duration of visit: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Trip Option 4: Ten Pin Bowling Centre, Telford
Led by Mrs Smith (Head of Newton House)
Number of places available: 50
Approximate duration of visit: 11.30am – 3.00pm
Additional TRIP 5 Option - Alton Towers (18th July) – exclusive invitation for students attaining 100% attendance since September
Led by Miss Styles (Assistant Principal)
Number of places available: 80
Additional Cost: £27.00
Approximate duration of visit: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Payment for each trip
Payment for individual trips needs to be made via Parent Pay only. Prices were included in the letter your child will have brought home to you – but are also above here on our website.
Payments can begin on Monday 11th June. Payment ‘window’ closes on Wednesday 11th July.
A £10.00 NON REFUNDABLE deposit will secure each place on the chosen trip. May I emphasise the fact that this deposit is ‘non-refundable.’
Many thanks for your support Miss Styles (Assistant Principal/Relationships)
Scientist in the NHS
Here are some of the photos from our NHS trip yesterday. Students travelled to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton and learnt about how cancer develops in the body, and how scientists diagnose it (even getting to see a real tumour in a lung) and treat it. They had a tour of a hospital laboratory, and learnt about the different work pathologists do and what steps they need to take to follow in their footsteps.
We are half way through the latest Attendance Challenge which continues after Half Term until 8th June.
Everyone who achieves 100% will be entered into a prize draw to win High Street vouchers.
The Tutor Group with the highest number of 100% attendees will win an extended break time.
The House with the highest attendance will win a non-uniform day!
Just a reminder that deposits are now due for Prom. If students have any questions about the Prom or their eligibility to attend they should see their Head of House.
PGL Team7 Visit Video
A video of our Team7 adventure weekend and team building trip!
Student Voice Questionnaire 2018
Book Club Update
We are sorry for any inconvenience but our Book club is being cancelled until further notice. We will keep you updated. Thank you.
Shropshire Football Finals (Update)
Well done to the boys last night who beat Thomas Telford (National cup finalists) 2.1 in an excellent game.
Josh Jones, Jordan Bailey, Jake Pagan, Ciaran Fallon, Zak Ball, Toby Brown, Isaac Powell, Reece Hutchins, Corby Edwards, Manraj Nagra, Josh Beamond, Rio Reynolds, Tyler Moran and Josh Maddock.
As per our ssafeguarding policy we have today practised a lockdown drill during the schools break time. All students behaviour was excellent and the drill went really well. All students are back in lesson and working well.
Year 10 and Year 11 Punctuality
Due to the lack of punctuality of year 10's and 11's, as we get closer to the exam period. As from today 2 late arrivals in a week will result in a C5.
Shropshire Football Finals
The Telford Priory School boys football teams are competing in an amazing 6 cup finals this year. Please support our boys.
Thursday 3rd of May – Year 8 – Shrewsbury Sports Village – 19.00 kick off
Wednesday 9th of May – Year 9 – Shrewsbury Sports Village – 17.30 kick off
Tuesday 8th of May – Year 10 – AFC Telford – 19.30 kick off
Wednesday 9th of May – Year 11 – AFC Telford – 19.30 Kick off
Friday 11th of May – Year 8 – AFC Telford-16.00 Kick off
Friday 11th of May – Year 9 – AFC Telford – 18.00 Kick off
Prom Letter 2018
Year 7 Consultation Evening
Just a reminder to all Year 7 parents/carers that we are holding our Year 7 Consultation Evening on Thursday 19th April between 5.00pm and 7.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
Musical.ly app warning
Musical.ly is a free app, which appears to be a harmless and fun application, can pose a serious threat to the safety of children and young people.
Musical.ly is a social network for sharing user generated music and videos. Many children enjoy the ‘lip-sync’ element of the app, as well as browsing videos created by others. Videos are generally shared between groups of friends, and can be saved as private, but the other content is freely available and is not ‘policed’.
The app states that it is not to be used by children under the age of 13, but many children under this age continue to use the app.
Musical.ly links directly to another app called Live.ly, which has no safety setting, and permits anybody to enter into a conversation with the child. Through this, they are at serious risk of being exposed to extremely inappropriate content and conversations.
Please ensure that activity is monitored when a child is using Musical.ly or any other social media platforms or apps.
Good News Video
Our latest Good News Video is now available to view.
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