Sixth Form Induction Details 27th and 28th June 2018

All students who have applied to join the sixth form at Verulam in September 2018 will undertake a two day induction on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th June 2018. This will provide the following opportunities:

  • A double lesson in each of your subject choices
  • To collect summer work set in taster lessons. This work will be research based is to be completed during the summer holidays and submitted during enrolment on in September
  • To meet teachers, tutors and students, both external to Verulam and those who will study here from consortium schools
  • To familiarise yourself with the sixth form centre and sixth form teaching areas
  • Collect your post sixteen stationery and tie

Where do I go?

Induction starts at 8.30am Wednesday 27th June in the hall. You will be met by one of our current Year 12 students who will provide you with your induction timetable.

What should I wear?

We expect all sixth form students to set an example to the rest of the school through their high standard of business-like dress and the way they present themselves. During induction you are expected to wear smart business dress.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Notepad and pens – you will be completing work in your lessons.
  • Lunch or money for lunch. Hot and cold drinks and snacks are available in the sixth form centre at break and lunch.

What time will I finish? 

On Wednesday afternoon we will finish at 4.30pm. We will finish at lunchtime on Thursday.

How do I get to Beaumont/Sandringham? 

If you are studying a subject at Beaumont or Sandringham minibuses run at break, lunchtime and Wednesday afternoon then break and lunchtime on Thursday.

We look forward to seeing you on the 27th and 28th June. If you have any further queries please email [email protected]

Sixth Form Application Form

 

News from Mr Ramsey

Leadership Changes

I would like to congratulate Mr Bullock who has been appointed as Headteacher of Onslow St Audrey School, Hatfield from the 1st September 2018.
We are, therefore, currently recruiting for a new Deputy Headteacher who will be responsible for the personal development, behaviour and welfare of students and for promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural growth of the school. The successful applicant will lead on all pastoral aspects of school life and also be responsible for staff training and development.

Mr Bullock will continue as Deputy Headteacher until the end of the summer term.

Staff Changes

I would like to welcome Ms Martin who has joined the Technology Department following the departure of Miss Flather. We are also joined by Ms Fletcher in Modern Foreign Languages who has replaced Miss Blyth. Ms Chirchi is now Head of Modern Foreign Languages.

Spanish trip to Santander

Over the Easter break, Mr Fletcher led a party of Year 10 and Year 11 students on an exchange to Santander which was organised in conjunction with St Albans High School for Girls.

Students stayed with their Spanish exchange partner and enjoyed visits to numerous local attractions including the renowned Santander Aquarium.
As this was a home stay, students embraced Spanish lifestyle to the full enjoying chocolate con churros for breakfast and sitting down for dinner at 10pm in the evening. Some of the boys were surprised that dinner frequently consisted mainly of fish, vegetables and omelette!

Towards the end of the week, the students also visited Bilbao where they enjoyed a tour of the Guggenheim museum and attended a football match.
This immersive experience provided a fantastic opportunity for pupils to develop both their language skills and their understanding of another culture. On their return to the UK the Languages Department have been very impressed with the development of the boys’ speaking and listening skills.

All the students were unanimous in recommending this exchange programme to younger students. We hope that the exchange will run again next academic year.

Headmaster’s Commendation

I would like to commend the following pupils for their outstanding achievements last term. Congratulations to:
Max Dermitzakis and Jean Esterhuysen for their outstanding performance in their French oral assessment.
Charlie Taylor for his excellent work in the RE Holocaust Memorial project.

I would also like to celebrate the achievements of two outstanding cyclists. Archie Peet for his performance in a National Road Circuit event and to Oliver Stockwell who was the winner!

P A Ramsey

Verulam Cricket Club

Parents and staff cricket

Not played for years? Why not try some weekday evening social cricket? We need some more players for this season, especially parents of younger year pupils. We have about a dozen fixtures through the summer against other schools and social teams. All Verulam parents, staff and friends are very welcome. Our promise:

  • No minimum commitment.
  • Full kit bag available.
  • Potential to practise in the nets first.

Information regarding End of Summer Term and Start of Autumn Term Arrangements

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