29th March 2021
HAVE A LOVELY EASTER BREAK!
The Easter break starts on Good Friday the 2nd April and the summer term starts on Monday the 19th April.
After Easter, we are all back to face-to-face lessons INCLUDING TUTORIALS.
Classrooms for breaks and lunchbreaks!
room 11, 13, 14.1, 14.3, 16
101, 104, 105,106,107,110
maths room S10
Tutorial hut rooms 61-63 except Thurs & Fris
Covid 19 Testing
You should continue testing at home twice a week (3-4 days apart)
SET REMINDERS ON YOUR PHONE SO YOU DON'T FORGET!
Please collect your second home test kits for use over the Easter break. You will need to do this during your last face to face week before we break up. You can collect them every day at break time and lunchtime from today from the Student Common Room (next to the canteen).
Tutorials this week
Year 1 groups:
1:1s with your personal tutor (Check your My Varndean home page)
Year 2 groups:
Job interviews & 1:1 support
Meet the new SU!
Congratulations to all of the students who took part in our SU elections. It was a very close competition and a brilliant campaign. All of the results are here but particular congratulations to our two Presidents Jack Pattison and Robyn Read.
Let's make Varndean more sustainable
We are gathering student opinions on sustainability, and what you think the college should do to become more sustainable. So it would help us enormously if you could complete this short survey: Varndean College Sustainability Survey
Peer Mentors & Mental Health First Aiders for 2021-22
We are looking to recruit and train 15 volunteer Peer Mentors/Mental Health First Aiders for 2021-22.
You will join the team of Peer Mentors where you will work with new students helping them settle into college and provide support throughout the academic year.
You must be willing to commit to attending monthly meetings, organising half-termly mental health events and supporting the Wellbeing Team.
You will be trained in Mentoring Skills and Youth Mental Health First Aid.
We welcome applications from resilient students who have excellent listening, communication and organisation skills.
If you are interested, please apply by writing a covering letter and answering the following five questions:
a) Provide three reasons why Varndean College will benefit from having Peer Mentors and Mental Health First Aiders.
b) What three skills do you have to be a good Peer Mentor/Mental Health First Aider?
c) Suggest three ideas that could be used to help promote and raise awareness of positive mental health at Varndean College.
d) Respecting confidentiality, describe a time when you have helped someone. Explain what a difference it made to them.
e) Please include any other relevant information that demonstrates your suitability to the role.
Send your letter of application to Helen Chong email@example.com by midday Monday 26 April.
The course dates are:
STARTS: 19th April 2021
ENDS: Jan 2022
TO ENROL ON THE COURSE, EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
CLUBS & SOCIETIES - What's on this week
Please see the link to see what societies are currently running and email the lead person if you are interested in finding more about it or joining to receive a google classroom link
Please email the Careers team to book an appointment or if you have any enquiry
University. Apprenticeships. Gap years.
There are so many different paths your students can take after school or college. But discovering the right option for them takes research.
University of Hertfordshire
Take a look at what we've got coming up!
To find out more and book your place visit
Our latest competition, which focuses on Film, Media & Performing Arts, launches on
1 April 2021
There are arts vouchers for the top three entries, the winning entry getting £100 and second and third places getting £50 and £25 respectively – so it’s definitely worth taking part!
DE: Direct Employment
Careers Team Mock Interviews - 29th & 30th & 31st March
If you would like the chance to practise a few interview questions and get some feedback please email email@example.com and put 'INTERVIEW' as the email subject. The careers team will then send you a google form so you can choose your time slot.
Become a HR Apprentice. You’ll create better collaboration between the different business lines in HR support offerings and drive value add through consistent HR guidance for our UK based client groups.
Close date: 9 April 2021
Start date: September 2021
Global Technology or Operations Apprenticeship
Close date: 1 April 2021
Start date: September 2021
Location: Horsham, West Sussex
Job opportunities Job Hunters!
Remember that the maximum number of hours per week should be 10hrs otherwise it will affect your learning at college!
Please note the library will be closed during the Easter holidays this year. We will re-open on Monday 19 April and look forward to seeing you then - Happy Easter everyone!
NEW BOOKS THIS WEEK
NEW EBOOKS THIS WEEK
NEW ON CLICKVIEW THIS WEEK
The Shawshank Redemption Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (15)
Sully: Miracle on the Hudson The story of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. (12A)
Misery After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the "care" he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. (15)
My Feral Heart Luke, an independent young man with Down's syndrome stumbles upon a wild and life changing friendship. (12A)
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do all we can to help.