Celebration of Excellence
New Parents' Orientation
The Geoffrey Brown Auditorium
Community Services Hours Due
Grade 12 Baccalaureate Service
Last Day for Grade 12
CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, Queen’s College High School will hold its Annual Celebration of Excellence at 1:00 p.m. in The Geoffrey Brown Auditorium. During this time, students who received one or more A’s in last year’s BJC and BGCSE examinations will be recognized and honoured. Parents of these students are invited to attend and are asked to be seated by 12:50 p.m. Individual letters of invitation were sent home with students earlier this week.
SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING
The Annual ‘Service of Thanksgiving’ for the Graduating Class of 2018 is scheduled to be held on THURSDAY, May 03, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Methodist Church, Shirley Street. Students will report to school as normal on that day and will be transported via the school bus to the church. We wish to invite family members to join us on this momentous occasion. All other High School students will be dismissed at 12 Noon on that day.
LAST DAY FOR GRADE 12
Friday, May 04, 2018 is the last day for Grade 12 students. Students will be allowed to wear jeans and their Graduation T-shirt, at no charge.
BGCSE, BJC AND END-OF-YEAR EXAMINATIONS
The official schedules for the BJC and BGCSE Examinations were distributed on, Friday, April 13, 2018. Parents are to ensure that students place these important schedules in a safe place that they may be easily seen each day. Parents are also encouraged to make several copies of these schedules as only one copy is given to the student. Further, to note the day and times of their child’s examination (s). Students must be present for all examinations that they are taking and are to report to the examination room at least 15 minutes before the start of their exam in full school uniform. Examinations missed cannot be made up.
End-of-year exams Tentative Schedule:
Grade 7: May 31 - June 8
Grade 8: May 28 – June 8
Grade 9: May 28 – June 8
Grade 10: May 31 – June 8
Grade 11: May 30 – June 8
Exams will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. daily, please ensure that all students are on time for the beginning of school, as no extra time will be given to late comers. As a reminder, students whose fees are outstanding will not be permitted to sit internal examinations.
GRADE 11—Students taking 5 or more BGCSEs will begin study leave on Friday, May 04, 2018. Students taking less than 5 BGCSE Exams will have the day off before the exam and 45 minutes off after a morning exam. Students return to school after their last exam.
GRADE 8/9 BJC STUDENTS- Study leave begins Thursday, May 24, 2018 for Grades 8 and 9 students taking five or more BJC’s (not including BJC Art). Students are to return to school after their last exam (45 minutes after, in the case of a morning exam and the next day, in case of an afternoon exam).
Students taking external examinations this year should take advantage of all review classes offered in their discipline. The list of review classes has been emailed to all parents. Please collect one from the office if you have not received it.
NEW PARENTS’ ORIENTATION
The High School will hold its Annual Parents’ Orientation on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in The Geoffrey Brown Auditorium. All parents of students who will be new to our High School in August 2018 are expected to attend, as important information regarding their child’s curriculum, support service and expectations of Queen’s College High School will be covered . Parents of our Grade Six Primary Years students must also attend this meeting. An important packet will be distributed.
Q BOOK: Teasing & Bullying
The following is the school’s policy on teasing and bullying. It will be strictly adhered to in the coming weeks: Q Book 4:15 “All students have an equal right to learn in a non-hostile environment. Bullying is strictly prohibited. Students engaging in such acts will be severely disciplined. This may include being suspended or expelled. Teasing, jeering, badgering, spreading rumors, tampering with another’s property, playing tricks and harassing are considered forms of bullying. These may also include acts that are verbal, non-violent, written, drawn or transmitted via computer. Those who instigate fights, etc. through teasing/bullying will also be suspended.”
College Road Trip 2018
‘See You at Work’ T-Shirts are available in the High School Office at the cost of $15.00 come and get yours today. Cost: $15.00
Coursework deadlines are fast approaching. Students should make every effort to complete coursework to a very high standard, otherwise, they may be withdrawn from the examination.
BGCSE & BJC PRACTICE PAPER BOOKLETS
All students sitting BJC & BGCSE examination this year are required to purchase practice paper booklets in the subjects for which they are testing. Booklets are available in the High School Office.
External examinations are fast approaching and will begin in May. We are asking all students to begin preparation in earnest during their Easter break. We are encouraging all parents to assist their children in formulating a study timetable that will facilitate review of all work covered thus far, ensuring that students are as fully prepared as possible for success in these important examinations. Counsellors are also available to assist with this.
Parents are asked to ensure that their children have a comfortable area in which to study, away from distractions such as the television. We also ask parents to limit the use of the computer and cell-phone to make sure the maximum use of the time off.
SWEATERS & JACKETS
Parents are reminded that only the school approved sweaters and jackets are to be worn during cold weather. You are asked to refer to the Q Book if in doubt. Please ensure that your child/ward has the correct jacket or sweater.
EXTRA ACCESS CLASSES
TThese classes began on Monday, January 22, 2018. Applications are available at the High School Office. Classes run from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Please note that the students on academic probation must register for at least two classes. These classes are strongly recommended for students sitting BJC and BGCSE examinations this Summer.
THE Q BOOK AND SCHOOL RULES
We urge all parents and students to read thoroughly all of the rules and codes in this year’s Q book. Many rules have been amended and new rules have been added. Not knowing what the Q Book says will not be accepted as a defense if rules are broken. There will be no exceptions to the rules, codes and standards outlined in the Q Book.
CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
Cell phones and other electronic equipment are prohibited on campus. This includes iPods, iPhones, iPads, cameras and other electronic gadgets. Any item found or seen anywhere on campus, including down the drive will be confiscated i.e. will not be returned.
Some girls are wearing uniforms whose hems are above their knees. Hemlines should always be worn one inch below the knee. We have also had to ask several girls to revert to their natural hair colour and some boys were sent home to rectify their hair length. Hair is to be properly groomed at all times. Makeup is not allowed. Black tennis shoes and Vans are not allowed in school. Only black leather shoes, that may be polished, are to be worn. Please refer to the Q Book for all uniform/hair policies.
DELIVERY OF ITEMS TO STUDENTS
The staff in the High School Office will not be able to deliver money or items (e.g. Lunch Boxes, P.E. Bags, Homework and Home Economics supplies) left in cars or forgotten at home. The constant delivery of these items negatively impacts the office. Parents are asked to ensure that students are organized and that they arrive at school with all that is required.
THE HOMEWORK CENTRE
The Homework Centre is open each afternoon between 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the High School Library. Peer tutors will be on hand to assist students and, at least one staff member will be present.
GLAT results are available at the Primary Years Office. Parents of Grades 4 and 7 are asked to collect their GLAT results. Parents must sign to indicate that they have received the results. Results WILL NOT be issued to students.
SOUNDS FROM THE STARS AND SONGS FOR THE SOUL CD’S
On sale are two amazing CD’s which feature Queen’s College students both past and present. You will be delighted by the gospel anthems that are beautifully performed as well as several popular secular tunes which are professionally performed. These are available from The Galaxy and the High School Office. Cost $20.00.
QUEEN’S COLLEGE PROJECT EUROPE 2018
QC Project Europe is proud to announce the launch of its 2018 summer adventure to Europe. This exciting journey open to students in Grades Five and up (and their parents and rela- tives) has us return to the countries that we first visited in 1996 when the programme was initiated. The trip will include 4 nights in Madrid, 2 nights in Barcelona, 3 nights in Paris and 5 nights in London. In Spain we plan to visit the medie- val town of Toledo and the burial fortress of El Escorial. In Barcelona we will view the Sagrada Familia Cathedral and Parc Guell as well as the Olympic Stadium. Paris will offer stops at the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe and a visit to Euro Disney (Paris). London holds the promise of theatre at the West End, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and tons of opportunity for shopping.
For a more detailed itinerary you may visit the trip website at http://www.harttravelpartners.com/queenseurope and regis- ter on line there. Mr. Deane (in charge of the trip) also has information packages which you must collect from him. With a deposit of $150 (due 3rd February) and $312 per month (x16), this once in a lifetime experience can be yours. Please do not hesitate if you are interested. Email Mr. Deane at email@example.com Places on this trip are already being booked in advance.
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