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National STEM Challenge success!

Saturday 26th November 2016

We are delighted to announce that six of our students visited Humphry Davy School on Thursday, to compete in the National IET/Faraday STEM Challenge. The brief was to design and make a product, to improve crew or boat performance on GB's America's Cup Challenge - BAR Land Rover, which will be helmed by Sir Ben Ainslie.  The students used coding to program a BBC Microbit to monitor stress on the mast, and a training aid for the crew.  The students worked tirelessly throughout the day, and presented their idea 'Dragons Den' style, fending off some pretty fierce questions!  The team scored 95/100,...

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Children in Need total

Saturday 26th November 2016

We are pleased to announce that due to the excellent fundraising efforts of our students, the College raised over £1300 for Children in Need last Friday. Mrs Laban, Director of P16 was thrilled by the efforts of the Post 16 students, who in the space of 30 minutes, raised £120. Well done to all, and thank you for your time, effort and generosity....

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Students' artwork displayed in local business

Saturday 26th November 2016

A selection of work created by our young artists has been displayed in the window of Randle Thomas solicitors. The display involves a selection of Year 12 photographs, as well as a large abstract painting by Year 13 BTEC Art student Ella Blatchford. There is also a selection of clay tiles created by our Year 8 students. These tiles were inspired by Van Gogh's landscape images. The artwork will be on display for the Helston Christmas lights switch on, and throughout the Christmas holidays. Merry Christmas from the Visual and Performing Arts faculty....

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Gymnastics success for HCC student

Monday 14th November 2016

We were delighted to hear that last Friday, Matthew Heaney competed in and won the National Grade Finals, as both an individual gymnast and as part of team. He competed at the Club Level 6 grade and came away with the individual gold medal and the team gold. This means he is the Club Level 6 National Champion and part of the National Champion team which is an incredible achievement. This has been Matthew's most successful year, as he now holds 4 titles for his age level: South West Champion, London Open Champion and the two titles he won on...

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Dyslexia Revision Workshop

Friday 11th November 2016

We recently hosted another revision workshop for parents of our KS4 students. The focus of the workshop was on revision strategies, which can help Dyslexic students with their exam preparation. The afternoon was hosted by our Dyslexia Champion Mrs Caroline Bloor and the County Dyslexia Adviser Jo Davidson. The afternoon was very well attended, with students and parents going home with new ideas and strategies to try out.  There will be further workshops coming up in the spring term. Many thanks to the students that helped organise the event. If you would like any information about the workshop, or any...

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Year 8 Music Concert (one evening only)

Tuesday 8th November 2016

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Transition Project

Monday 7th November 2016

HCC Transition Poster In order to help smooth the transition process when your child moves to secondary school, we are running a series of taster sessions throughout this academic year. The sessions are intended to provide a positive experience of secondary school and an opportunity for your child to meet staff and become more familiar with the buildings and layout of the College.  As these sessions are running after School, your child will have an opportunity to become familiar with Helston Community College in a more informal and relaxed way. Each session will focus on a different subject and the...

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Dyslexia Awareness Week Competition winners

Monday 7th November 2016

Year 7 pupils took part in a story writing competition to raise awareness of Dyslexia. The standard was very high and it was difficult to choose a winner Olivia, Alaia and Summer won a prize for their tutor group – Alex was the overall winner with her beautiful story about a plant's journey from seed to flower. The year 7 entries also helped the College win a prize at the County Dyslexia Conference. Well done and thank you to everyone who took part. Please click on this link Supporting Dyslexic Learners  for details of Dyslexia Workshops....

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Newsletter - October 2016

Friday 21st October 2016

Our first half-termly newsletter for this year can be downloaded from this link. ...

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Anti-Bullying Champions

Wednesday 21st September 2016

Helston Community College is proud to introduce our recently appointed Anti-Bullying Champions. The students had to apply for the position by way of written application and then go through the interview process with a senior member of staff.  All students did extremely well and were complimented on their very articulate applications and the excellent representation of themselves during interview. Here at Helston Community College the happiness and wellbeing of students is as important to us as it is to the students, which is the reason why it was decided that the College and students would work together, to combat negative issues within...

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