World Book Day

World Book Day is on Thursday 1st March.  Please encourage your son/daughter to visit the library.  We have activities taking place throughout the day and the Library Managers are happy to assist students with finding a suitable book to borrow.

Reading Breakfast. Students and staff are invited to a reading breakfast in the library between 8.15-8.45.  All they need to bring is a book!  Croissants, tea, coffee and juice will be provided.  Spaces are limited so if your son/daughter is interested please ask them to sign up with one of the Library Managers by Monday 26th February.

Short Story Readings. The Library Team will circulate a short story split into 5 parts and ask teachers to read aloud the relevant part (i.e. part 2 in period 2 etc)  at the beginning of their lesson to all year groups.

World Book Day vouchers.  Your child will receive a £1 WBD voucher which can be used in participating book shops.

There will be a second hand fiction book sale, all day in the library, 50p per book, all proceeds will go to Book Aid International.  Book donations from parents and students would be greatly appreciated.  Please bear in mind any books donated should be appropriate for Trinity Students.

Lunchtime Book Quiz – organised by the Library Ambassadors.  Students are encouraged to participate and will need to collect a library lunchtime pass at break as normal.  Winners will receive a prize.  Students are advised that it will be a computer free lunch in the Library on World Book Day.

Years 7 & 8 Fancy Dress.  Students may come to school dressed as their favourite book character.  If students would like some guidance with this please ask them to speak to their English teacher or one of the Library Managers.  Prizes will be given for the most creative or imaginative costume.

Years 8 and Above.  On World Book Day, borrow a book from the library and receive a sweet treat!

To view a printable list of all these activities please click here.

Trinity celebrates Robert Burns

Mr Fisher’s Year 7 form gave a very informative and lively Faraday House Assembly on the life of Robert Burns and Burns Night on 26 January. Luckily, we were able to share the occasion with Wilberforce.  

Our guest to the Assembly was Pipe Major James Moffat, who only hours earlier had been playing at a Burns Night function in London. Pipe Major, dressed in the piper’s ceremonial uniform played for the students. After a slide show on the life of Robert Burns by 4 students Mattie Thomson, Luke McWilliams, Luke Hackshall, and Freya Unsworth there was a re-enactment of the traditions of the meal on Burns Night. Pipe Major led the procession of the haggis, carried by the chef Korban Mullick, and followed closely by 4 students from 7SFI. The whole audience clapped. Pipe Major addressed the haggis in Gaelic with students and staff in awe of the spectacle before them. 

The Selkirk Grace was said by Ava Withey in a flawless accent, and the students were played out to the sound of ‘Scotland the Brave’ following a presentation of thanks by Ethan Ditchfield and Faraday ‘Star’ Eloise Mugilston. Pipe Major commented the following, “I enjoyed visiting your school. I thought the children made a very good job of their presentation and everything seemed to go smoothly. The atmosphere around the school seemed very calm”. 

Mrs Hussey would like to thank all of 7SFI, Mr Fisher and Pipe Major James Moffat for allowing us to celebrate Robbie Burns in style.

Expansion Consultation Update

Thank you to everyone who came to the expansion consultation on Tuesday 23rd.  It was really good to see you, and to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

For those who could not make it please find below a copy of the drawings that were presented at the evening and a KCC feedback form.

This feedback form seeks input only on the plans, not the principle of expansion.

If you wish to comment on the principle of expansion, please respond to the document sent out at the beginning of January by Dr Lattimer or email him at office@trinitysevenoaks,com.  If you wish to comment on the plans, please use this feedback form.  Any returns should be sent to the school by Friday 9th February.  We will send them onto KCC on your behalf.

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Sporting Success

We are pleased to be kicking off 2018 with some great sporting news in football, netball and rugby.

Football:

We are delighted to announce that the Year 8 and Year 10 boys football teams have won their leagues, both unbeaten!

The year 7 boys football team also enjoyed some success finishing second in their league and securing their place in the Final which will take place in May.

Netball:

Our Year 9 and Year 10 Netball teams have won the Netball league. This is the Year 10’s second year in a row of being unbeaten. There will not be a Final, however, we will present medals to them during their HOK assembly once they have arrived.

Rugby:

We have nominated three Year 8 students to be entered into the Kent Trials for Rugby; Juan Barnard, Toby Goodman and Harry Fulcher.

Outstanding Inspection

We are delighted to have achieved an outstanding inspection grade, following our recent  Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).

Trinity School was found to be an outstanding church school and scored the highest grade in all of the following inspection areas:

  • The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Trinity School as a Free School with a Christian foundation;
  • Meeting the needs of all learners through its distinctive Christian character;
  • The impact of collective worship on the school community;
  • The effectiveness of the religious education;
  • The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school

There is a firm focus on both academic attainment and progress and on students’ personal development and wellbeing. Its Christian ethos is well expressed through, the Trinity Way, which has five key elements: truth, excellence, love, leadership and service (TELLS). These were refined recently to ensure their continued relevance to the school as it grows. They are very well-known and lived out by staff and students. Love and service are very well expressed and linked to a Christian understanding in the minds of many students. For example, a Year 10 student reflected, ‘Christianity is about love – God’s love in sending Jesus and our love for him and for our neighbours’.

Students are developing as considerate and confident young people. Based on its Christian foundation the school has supportive pastoral systems, and there is a calm and purposeful learning environment. These enable pupils to demonstrate at least good progress from their various starting points. The vast majority of students are happy in school which impacts positively on high attendance.

The full report can be found here.

 

 

Faraday’s House Day

Faraday’s House Day 2017 – 22nd  November 2017

£1541 raised for Charity!

Faraday’s House Day was a fantastic event.  Students were able to enjoy homemade cakes, popcorn and candy floss at break and lunchtime.  Everyone was able to participate in a number of different activities; sending a candy cane to their friends and loved ones, stopping Father Christmas falling down the chimney and trying their hand at winning £5 on the higher or lower card game. Freddie Watford, despite feeling quite hot, looked particularly festive in a Santa costume and managed to sell an additional £98 worth of raffle tickets, adding to the £323 of tickets already sold.

Whilst Christmas songs rang out, students spent their money on various stalls including ‘Throw the ball in the Snowman’s mouth’, ‘The Shuffle Board’, & ‘Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar’ to name but a few.

The response from all students was amazing and Faraday can be very proud of its achievement. Students displayed innovation, leadership skills and a strong community spirit. The total amount raised was £1541, (Raffle – £421, Activities – £624 and Own Clothes – £496). This is a fantastic amount and will be shared equally between Faraday’s two chosen charities, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.

The raffle was drawn in the House Assembly on Monday, with Adam Bignell providing a drum roll for each one. The prize winners are below and a huge thank you goes to our generous sponsors who provided the prizes for the raffle:

  1. GoApe Vouchers
  2. Tamarind Restaurant, Kemsing
  3. GoApe Vouchers
  4. Jumpin Voucbers
  5. Chelsfield Lakes Golf
  6. McDonalds’ Sevenoaks
  7. Pollhill Garden Centre
  8. Tour Kent Air Ambulance HQ
  9. McDonald’s Vouchers
  10. Stag Theatre Family Cinema Ticket

 

  1. Gracie Jordan
  2. Sam Bryan
  3. Lucy Townsend
  4. Rory Pocknall
  5. Ginny Colenbrander
  6. Matthew Ayres
  7. Rory Pocknall
  8. Tom Mitchell
  9. Tristan Branes
  10. Tegan Shield

 

Mrs Hussey would like to thank everyone who supported the day including parents who bought raffle tickets and made cakes; students and staff who came in early to set up and help throughout the day; students who created their stalls and the finance staff who counted numerous coins.  Last but not least thanks goes to Father Christmas, who with the help of his merry Elves, cleared up at the end!

 

Speakers for Schools Initiative

Trinity were proud to host Professor Sadie Morgan as part of the Speakers4Schools initiative.

Sadie, whose architecture practice dRMM won the Riba Stirling Prize winning architecture for their role in the Hastings Pier, spoke to the whole of Year 10 and the GCSE Year 11 class for Design and Technology.

In an inspiring lecture with slides and anecdotal evidence, Professor Morgan spoke with humour, honesty and a passion about her life as an architect. The students were treated to view a sliding house, a flash mob dance on ‘The steps to nowhere’ outside the Tate Modern and the design process for the Hastings Pier.

Students were given the advice to ‘take all opportunities that come your way, as you never know what it might lead to’; a reference to Sadie’s chance conversation that led to her sailing with Sir Ben Ainsley.

After the talk, there was a Question and Answer session. Pictured above are the Year 10 students who asked the questions together with Professor Morgan, Edward who as sound manager did a grand job and Mrs Hussey who organised the talk.

Professor Morgan is the chair of the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two and a board member of the national Infrastructure Commission UK. She is also one of the Mayor’s Design Advocates for the Greater London Authority and works regularly with Sadiq Khan.

Arts Award Centre

We are pleased to announce that we are now a registered Arts Award centre!

We are currently delivering the Bronze Award programme as a co-curricular club on Wednesdays after school with 20 students in year 8 who are exploring with portraiture, architecture, illustration and much more.

If any other Year 8 students are wishing to attend they can still sign up by speaking with Mrs Rayfield.

Japanese Club

This Wednesday in Japanese club we were cooking some traditional Japanese food: Okonomiyaki.

This is a type of Japanese pancake. The students spent the week before learning some cooking vocabulary and how to use chopsticks and then put this all into practice this week.

The students, with the help of our visiting Japanese teacher Mr Inoue, did a brilliant job of making the food. And it was delicious!

Students who are interested in learning more about Japan and its culture should come along to club on Wednesday afternoon in G5.