Year 9 student of the week goes to Luke in Crew Stan Lee.
Luke you have been nominated by myself and several of your teachers for working so hard this week and term in sessions and preparing for your Passage Presentation.
We have been really impressed with your contributions during online sessions, your improved attendance online compared to the previous lockdown and the mature manner in which you have prepared yourself for Passage.
Mrs Pullham has expressed how proud she is of you and how impressed she is with your attitude to learning. I am looking forward to being a part of your Passage Presentation and hearing you reflect on your journey through XP.
It won’t be long before we return to school. Let’s keep up this impressive attitude to learning when we return to school. It will have a significant impact on your HOWLS and academic grades if you continue the way you have started this term.
Following the closure of our Y9/X25 bubble, we will now move to an online educational provision as shown below – this has proved to be highly effective in supporting students in other year bubble closures as engagement rates have regularly been above 95%.
Here is our protocol for online learning:
all Crew sessions and lessons will take place LIVE via Google Hangout and the timetable is highlighted below.
students will receive input from teachers and have time to complete activities on Google Classroom.
students are registered in Crew (8.30am), at the beginning of the morning session (9.15am) and afternoon session (1.15pm).
all students are expected to join each session. If a student is absent, Crew Leaders will contact home to ascertain the reason why. If a student is unable to join a session, for example, they are unwell, we ask parents to please contact the office.
Crew Leaders and Expedition teachers will send Google Hangout invitations to their classes.
invites for live sessions will be sent through email.
This Friday Crew continues with their first aid for Duke of Edinburgh. Crew looked at what to do when someone is having a diabetic emergency. Crew also independently researched possible causes and treatments of type 1 and 2 diabetes. Crew showed great maturity in group discussions and are well on their way to be trained first aiders. Great work this week everyone!
We have had a fantastic couple weeks back in crew, reconnecting and reflecting on the last few months.
I am thrilled with everyone’s mature and positive conduct regarding “keeping ourselves and each other safe”. Let’s keep up the great work!
With the launch of Mindful Monday crew have been researching a charity that we would like to support through the school year… I am really looking forward to the Grand Reveal, we have had some fantastic suggestions.
And lastly crew have been working on personal pledges to work on during Yr 9 these range from:
Working on passage presentation preparation.
To contribute more in session.
To support our crew ……
Just to name a few, we will be checking in and holding each other to account to reach our goals.
I am really looking forward to leading this fantastic crew all the way to the top of the mountain!
It is wonderful to welcome back our students in Year 8 and 9 today, they have certainly returned with renewed energy and enthusiasm!
Today, is all about Crew. Students have been spending their time today reflecting on the past few months, learning how to keep themselves safe whilst in school and most importantly reconnecting as a Crew.
I have had the pleasure of spending time in each of the Crew’s and it is great to see the students engaged, working collaboratively and happy!