Students get involved in mentor time creating an insect house for the pollinators, as part of their Skills Jersey Eco project. They will be educating other students on the importance of pollinators next term, sharing the goals of education.
IB students get involved in Costa Rica, working on eco projects and learning about students at Costa Rican IB schools.
Students raise £790, topping last year’s total of £685, on Jeans for Genes non-school uniform day, and hear about the amazing work the charity does protecting Article 24: the right of children to the best possible healthcare. Thanks to Mr Swanwick for his help in organising the event, and our student, parent, and staff cake bakers.
Y13s led a fundraising day in aid of Shop Mobility Jersey, who provide scooters and chairs for the disabled, and Team trees, who aim to plant 20,000,000 trees globally by 20. They organised a £1 donation for non-school uniform, a cake sale, reduced mobility obstacle course, a 5-a-side football tournament, and karaoke.
Year 10 students represented member states in debating the Israel Palestine conflict, in a mock UN meeting chaired by IB students.
ICT Department organised a speaker from Infrasoft Tech, India, to explain how technology is used in Business
Students were invited to take part in Art workshops, with fashion designer Kyle Moody, themed around mental health.
Christmas jumper day raised £285 for Jersey Hospice Care, who support those experiencing life limiting and threatening illnesses, and their families.
Students were invited to participate in a panel on road safety.
Students took part in a focus group with Michelle Moffat, Policy Principle for States of Jersey. She considered their view on which services children used should be responsible for considering children’s rights.
24/01/20- Mr McSherry and his team of volunteers ran a debate in the Y12 assembly on whether the UK should strengthen its ties with the EU or UK. Well-researched arguments were presented on both sides, considering revenue from exports to ease of travel, work and driving abroad. Well-timed for Brexit 31/01/20!
“I’m delighted (at last), to be able to share with you a link to the finished Children’s Rights Awareness e-learning course. Unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic prevented its completion until the end of last year. We are hoping to publish the course early in the new year to support our colleagues across the public sector to develop their understanding of Children’s Rights.
Later this year we are expecting to introduce a new law which will create a legal duty for Ministers, States Members and public authorities to consider children’s rights in the course of their work. This e-learning module will provide a foundation for everyone supporting Ministers and States Members to fulfil this duty and demonstrates the Government of Jersey’s commitment to fulfil its responsibilities under Article 42 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
I wanted to thank you all again for your invaluable contributions to the course; whether it was agreeing to be photographed or filmed, producing the still images or video interviews, or supporting the development of the course structure and narrative. We simply could not have done this without you.”
Email from Michelle Moffat on student’s contributions
Y11 ran their charity day for WIRES (An Australian Animal Charity) and the Australian Bushfire Emergency Appeal. Thanks to everyone who ate them out of cake at the bake sale!
Dr Sutton, Honorary Lecturer at University of Nottingham Medical School, visited to deliver extension opportunities for Biologists and Psychologists on Forensics, Mental Health and Neurology. He also delivered an excellent assembly on the biological effects on Ketamine, Skunk, and Ecstasy, helpful students make informed decisions about Class A and B substances.
Mr McSherry ran the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner Courtroom Challenge for Y12 & 13, on Privacy laws
Y12 ran their charity day raising money for JAAR and the World Land Trust, organising a cake sale, quiz, guess the number of sweets game, and animal print day. Congratulations go to the Y12 charity committee who organised the event and advertised it to the school in assembly.
Art students exhibited mental health inspired costume designs. Explore the link below for more information, and a photo of Lili (Y13) explaining her piece.
Mourant Psychology essay competition , including students at Hautlieu, De la Salle, Victoria College, JCG, and Beaulieu entered their essays on mental health, judged by prominent Psychologists in the Prison services and Educational Psychology, as well as a Senior Adviser from the Education Department.