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‘Queen of Teen’ author Cathy Cassidy visits FHS

We are delighted to be joined by this talented and charming best-selling author on Wednesday 3rd February. To date, Cathy Cassidy has written almost 30 young adult fiction books which have touched the hearts of tens of thousands of people.

This visit will see Cathy talking about her popular ‘Chocolate Box’ books, as well as
captivating the audience as she shares her journey from journalism through to internationally recognised author. Her teenage fans will also be treated to some top tips for friendships and daydreaming!

All our Year 7 and 8 girls will be attending this fascinating session along with Elmfield students and Year 5 & 6 pupils from local primary schools. After the talk, they will have the opportunity to ask Cathy questions, before being able to buy the book, which can then be signed by Cathy herself.

Visit www.cathycassidy.com for a peek into Cathy’s world where you can read her blog, enter competitions, view a special YouTube channel where fans can go behind the scenes and meet the characters in their awesome video blogs, and uncover ideas for fun friendship activities!

 


St John’s academy chorus through to the finals

The St John’s Academy Chorus has been selected as one of the finalists in the
Barnardo’s National Choral Competition and is one of only six secondary age choirs in the country to go through.

The chorus will be singing in the Finals at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 9th February.

The choir is directed by St John’s Director of Performance Mr Max More.

We wish the team the very best of luck!


Planting memories at Fairfield High School

New students have been putting down roots at Fairfield High School by planting fruit trees. Each Year 7 tutor group has a tree they can watch growing over their five years at the school in Horfield. Alongside the trees, the students have buried time capsules, which they will dig up in 2020. These contain photographs and messages that the students can eventually keep as mementoes of their school days.News - FHS Tree Planting Image

The record number of 11-year-olds who have started at Fairfield this month have benefited from the school’s unique transition programme, designed to prevent the traditional dip in performance that often happens in the first year of secondary education.

The programme includes one-to-one appointments, picnics, after-school clubs and a free two-week summer camp. There is also a website created by last year’s new arrivals, full of tips and reassurances for children moving up from primary school.

And, as mums and dads are often more nervous than their offspring, FHS holds weekly parents’ teas where Year 7 families can catch up with teachers and find out how the children are getting on.

Principal Catriona Mangham said: “We really believe that moving from primary to secondary school should be a seamless experience. We make every effort to know and understand the needs of individual children before they officially start. We want every family to be part of the Fairfield family.


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