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Industrial Action: Thursday 10 July 2014

Friday 4th July 2014

After careful risk assessment and in consultation with the Chair of Governors it has been decided that the College will be OPEN for students in Years  7, 8, 9 and 12 and closed for Year 10 students on Thursday 10th July 2014....

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Cornwall School's Sailing Competition

Thursday 3rd July 2014

Year 9 students Lily Medlicott and Amy George have recently taken part in the Cornwall School’s Sailing Competition. The girls competed against eight other teams in their class (mirror), and with conditions challenging (wind force 5/6 moderate to rough) the girls did exceedingly well coming away with bronze. Well done girls on this fantastic achievement....

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New HCC PE Kit

Wednesday 2nd July 2014


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Southerly Point' Co-operative Education Trust Summer Fete

Wednesday 25th June 2014

  The 'Southerly Point' Co-operative Education Trust, of which our College is a proud member, will be holding its first ever Summer Fete on the South Site field between 11.00am-1.00pm on Saturday 5th July. There will be something for everyone, including BBQ food, drinks, music, stalls, tombolas, competitions, a bouncy castle, wet-sponge throwing, face-painting, nail-painting and more! Entry is free, with on-site parking available. This is one of the Co-operative School Council's first projects and so it would be great to have a good turnout from students, staff, parents and the local community. Of the money raised, one-third will be...

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Year 13 Presentation Evening

Wednesday 25th June 2014

        Students were awarded subject prizes as well as individual awards for outstanding achievement and contribution to the College. The success of the Post 16 cohort was acknowledged by a speech from Student President Lily Potter and Vice President Josiah Haslam, who addressed the main hall full of proud parents and teachers.  Together they highlighted the positive contribution the year group have made and shared some fond memories before wishing them well.  Then keynote speaker and retiring Headteacher, Dr McGovern, gave an inspirational, insightful and humorous speech before wishing them well for the next chapters of their...

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Co-operative School Council (SKIP)

Friday 20th June 2014

A polite reminder to all students that if they would like to stand for election to represent Helston Community College on the Co-operative School Council ('SKIP') next year, they are invited to submit a 'manifesto' of up to 200 words, which may include:  Why they would like to be on the Co-operative School Council next year Any personal qualities which they feel would make them particularly suited to this position Any evidence to demonstrate this, e.g. extra-curricular activities, positions of responsibility previously held One or two things that they might like to do if they were elected, e.g. campaign for greater...

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Opportunity to order new blazers through the College

Thursday 19th June 2014

It is that time of year when we place our annual order for the new Year 7 students joining us in September.   Further to a number of requests last year, we are opening up this opportunity to the whole College.   The blazers are Teflon coated and machine washable; they can only be obtained through the school and we offer them at cost price.  They are available in a wide range of sizes (28 – 46 inch chest) and 2 different shapes, tailored to fit boys or girls.  Students can try blazers for fitting with Mrs Graham from 8.15am, at...

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P16 student is one of six in the country to gain Scholarship

Friday 13th June 2014

Jake started his application to the Royal Navy in November of 2012, applying to become a Pilot under the Sixth Form Scholarship Scheme. The first hurdle for Jake was the Initial Psychometric tests, conducted at the Armed Forces Careers office in Redruth.  Jake gained his required score in these, and so went on to complete the Initial Fitness Test, which comprised of a 1.5 mile run.  Next, Jake sat a Sift Interview with a current serving officer, to assess his suitability to attend the Admiralty Interview Board.  Being successful at this, Jake's next challenge was to pass the Flying Aptitude...

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Year 10 students experience a day at Culdrose

Wednesday 11th June 2014

Six intrepid young Engineers were at Culdrose all day on the 10th June.  After a detailed briefing in the ops room where they were set to task of rescuing a grounded Merlin Helicopter from inside enemy territory.  A crane was required to lift the stranded Merlin onto the back of a low loader to allow it to return to base. Although this was a training exercise, the manner in which it was delivered gave it a real sense of what it is like in the services dealing with engineering problems. During the day the students were also given a tour...

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What a trip!

Monday 9th June 2014

               On Wednesday 4th June, thirty six students and three members of staff started an adventure, a very early adventure, leaving school at 4am.  The group was off to London to the Science Museum in the morning and then a West End production in the afternoon. Upon arriving at the Science Museum, the very first exhibit we saw was Trevithick’s Steam Engine – which immediately made the group feel proud to be from Cornwall!  The party was split into three groups spending 2 ½ hours in the museum.  On the ground floor the students were inspired...

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