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THANK YOU for being such a good teacher! I will miss having your lessons!

Thank you for giving me a great start at TCC History and for being a great teacher.

I just wanted to thank you for being such an inspiration to my son. He has thoroughly enjoyed your lessons and has progressed so much with you.

I hope you have a lovely and restful holidaAccey.

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Miss Helen Wilson, Principal
Principal's Message

15 September 2017

I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to all of our students who sat public examinations this summer.  Students in both Year 11 and Year 13 worked extremely hard and gained some fantastic outcomes.  I would also like to thank their teachers and support staff and their parents/carers and wider families, whose steadfast support and encouragement undoubtedly contributed greatly to this success.

Year 11 students who sat their GCSEs have now moved on to the next step of their career path, steps which I know are many and varied.  I am delighted that the majority of these students have joined our Sixth Form and started the new term in Year 12 at Thurston Sixth: Beyton Campus.  Others achieved the grades needed to progress to alternative centres of further education, apprenticeships and employment.  Every student is important to us and success comes in many different guises, however I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the 33 students who each achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade A or equivalent.  14 of these 33 students achieved 9 or more GCSE passes at grade A (or equivalent) or better; an amazing accomplishment!

I am equally proud of the accomplishments of our Year 13 students who completed their A-Level studies at Thurston Sixth: Beyton Campus this summer.  Every one of them gained the grades required to embark upon their chosen next step, whether that be employment, apprenticeship or university.  Once again, there were some remarkable achievements; 12 students achieved three A-Level passes at grade A or better!

On a different note, away from the focus of examinations and on to the wider education of our young people, this year Thurston Community College will again be running our extensive variety of clubs and activities during break times and after school.  The activities range from sailing to juggling; from Latin to historical research, with some activities, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Award Programmes, leading to formal recognition.

‘Headspace’ affords an opportunity to host visiting speakers who provide inspirational lectures on a variety of stimulating topics.  Our first Headspace event of this year is on Thursday 28 September at 15:40 in the Hall of Thurston Sixth: Beyton Campus.  I am delighted to welcome John Levy, Director of Friends of Israel Educational Trust who will share his knowledge and opinions, leading to a discussion on the subject of conflict in the Middle East.  If you would like attend this event please contact Mrs Debbie Thomas, PA to Vice Principal, on 01359 234557.

On a final note, having led assemblies for all Year Groups in this, the first week of the new academic year, I would like to say how impressed I have been by the attitude and behaviour of our students.  Well done – keep it up!  Thank you to staff, parents/carers and families for your support in ensuring such a positive and inspirational start to the new term.

Helen Wilson


Week 2

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