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Dear Mr Lewis


Following your external validation, your school has achieved the Bronze Mark for  the Sainsbury’s School Games.

Well done!

Best wishes,

The Sainsbury’s School Games Team

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Principal's Message

We are now in a position to issue lockers to Year 7 and 8 students. This will take place on the following days:

Monday 20 October – Anderson House

Tuesday 21 October – Gainsborough House

Wednesday 22 October – Penrose and Rendell House

Thursday 23 October – Wolsey House

If students wish to secure a locker, they must bring with them a £5 deposit and their student planner.

Lockers will be issued from the Student Payment Centre during Break 2 only.

Now, aside from day to day matters, I was delighted to see so many of our students involved in the recent Year 6 Open Evening, showcasing their excellent work and reassuring prospective students and parents about life at Thurston Community College.  I would personally like to thank our Head Students, George Tuvey, Rebecca Riches and Reuben Cone, who each spoke so eloquently about their experiences at the College.  I would also like to recognise Tom Shea and his Car Parking Team, together with the Student Guides, who were on hand to show our visitors around.  Finally, my thanks and congratulations to the brave students in Years 7 and 8 who spoke to a packed house, only three weeks after starting at Thurston Community College: Alice Hood, Emily Silkstone, Phoebe Trueman, Daniel Foskett and Connor Yarrow.  They were all a credit to the College.

Here are some comments I received from parents following the Open Evening:

“…such an inspirational school.  My daughter lit up last night, I can't quite remember seeing her so enthusiastic and confident in herself, and your students are an absolute credit to the College.”

“…I came up to the Open Evening and I was blown away by what I saw and more importantly so were my kids - we arrived at 6.30pm and didn't leave until 9.00pm, and even then we didn't get to see everything.  The displays that you put on were amazing and inspiring, and the students were so helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic.  Friends I met along the way had nothing but praise for everything too. I doff my hat to you all.”

“…The staff all seem very enthusiastic and friendly and the students helping out were all fantastic and very confident and bubbly.  A special mention must go to the students (years 7 and 8 -  I believe) who did presentations in front of all us parents - what a daunting thought that must have been for them!”

To close, I would like to thank staff for their commitment and enthusiasm, not only on Open Evening, but in all of their efforts to ensure that our students receive nothing but inspirational teaching and a nurturing environment at Thurston Community College.

Have a great week!

Helen Wilson

 Week 1