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Wednesday, 11 January 2012
COME & LEARN SOMETHING NEW FOR THE NEW YEAR WITH
DEVON ADULT & COMMUNITY LEARNING
Whether you would like to expand your knowledge or develop a new skill for the new year we have something for you. We run FREE UKonline courses to get you started with computers. If you want to expand this knowledge we offer follow on sessions in the internet; email or wordprocessing. There are Digital Photography courses for those with a basic understanding of computers who would like to learn how to make better use of their digital camera and to improve composition and general camera techniques. Arts & Crafts form a large part of our programme and we have on offer many different art forms including drawing for the petrified; watercolours for mixed abilities; painting flowers. Crafts offered include indigo dyeing, spinning, dressmaking and creative textiles. Not much time to spare and going to France for you holiday? - we are offering a one day course in March to get you started with the basics. There is also an advanced French conversation course as well as continuing beginners French. If you need to improve or update your Maths and English skills or be better equipped to help your children we offer FREE courses. If English is your second language we have sessions especially for you; if you have a learning difficulty or disability we have a programme designed for you. For those looking at courses in the workplace we are offering a new course - Developing Customer Service Skills, as well as Emergency First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene. The Alexander Centre in Tavistock offers a varied programme delivered by qualified tutors, who are there to help learners realise their full potential. Course listings are available from the Alexander Centre, the local library or on line. To enrol you can come into the centre, where our friendly staff will be pleased to answer your questions, phone 0845 155 1014 (charged at local rate) or NEW for 2012 enrol directly from our website.
Kelly College is a friendly, co-educational boarding and day school, providing an excellent and fulfilling all-round education, taking boarders from the age of 8. We offer a seamless transition from Kelly College Preparatory School, for ages 3 to 11, to Kelly College, for ages 11 to 18. We are situated in a beautiful setting in the Tavy Valley, just outside Tavistock, overlooking Dartmoor. ‘Kelly Prep is a very happy, unpretentious school… with an overall sense of decent and excellent preparation for the next stage.’ – Good Schools’ Guide December 2011 Our principal aims are to encourage the pursuit of excellence and the development of the whole person, in caring and nurturing surroundings. Children can achieve their true potential within a balanced and supportive environment, developing their individual talents. We balance a high standard of academic schooling – in 2011 again achieving 100% A Level pass rate – with a strong commitment to extra curricular activities such as the Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Ten Tors Challenge. The Preparatory School is holding two Open Mornings on Friday 27th January and Friday 9th March, from 10.00am to 12.00pm, so please contact us for more information. Individual visits and taster days/nights are also available at any time so please contact Mrs Sally Kinsey at the Prep School on 01822 612919, email@example.com or Registrar Mrs Kirsten Bailey at the Senior School on 01822 813193, firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit. Scholarships and awards are also available in many subject areas.
Open Event at Duchy College Duchy College will be throwing open its doors (January 21st) to give prospective students of all ages the chance to explore the College and its facilities and get the advice they need for their future career. The event will run from 10am until 12pm on Saturday 21st January at both Rosewarne (Camborne) and Stoke Climsland (Callington) campuses. Those who attend will be able to get a feel for student life when they meet staff and students, visit departments and gather information from tutors on the range of courses and specialist facilities available at the College. The College offers both full and part-time courses in Agriculture, Animal Care & Veterinary Nursing, Business, Childcare & Playwork, Countryside & the Environment, Equine Studies, Floristry, Food Manufacturing & Technology, Forest School, Horticulture, Land-based Engineering, Outdoor Pursuits, Public Services, Sports and Skills for Life. Helen Fuller, from Callington has recently completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Animal Care at Duchy College, Stoke Climsland, and has now secured employment at the College as an Animal Care Technician said: “I really enjoyed my apprenticeship and I gained confidence by supervising groups, and the people I work with are really nice and supportive.” Duchy College also offers University courses, from Foundation Degrees to Research Masters. Duchy College student Kate Seers completed a Foundation Degree in Equine Sports Performance & Coaching and has returned to study the BSc top-up in Equitation Science. Kate said: “I wanted to gain a degree as I want to be a coach and own my own equestrian centre. The course was very interesting; we apply the mechanics of the course to how we teach so it all makes sense. The facilities here are also really good and we have our own cafe – just for university students.” Andrew Counsell, Head of Duchy College, said: “We have an excellent range of specialist courses at Duchy College and our land-based provision has been recognised by Ofsted as outstanding. Our tutors are specialists in their fields and enjoy passing on their knowledge to new learners.” For more information about our Open Events that are held throughout the year, and to find out which campus to visit please call 0845 605 0455 or visit our website www.duchy.ac.uk
It’s Time to Think About the Future With the New Year here, it’s time for young people to start thinking about the options available to them when they leave school this summer. To ease the process City College Plymouth is holding a number of open events - aimed at school leavers and their parents - throughout January, February and March. Choosing what and where to study is a big decision. Our open events are one of the first steps in helping people choose the course that may change their life and get them that job they always wanted! Visitors will have the opportunity to find out more about the range of courses on offer, meet the teaching staff, tour the College facilities and meet current students to chat about College life. For further information please contact the College on 01752 305300, or take a look at the College’s website - www.cityplym.ac.uk/events - where you will find full details about the open events and how to register your attendance.
ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL
St Joseph’s School in Launceston is a small Independent Day School founded in 1915, which is in the process of becoming fully co-educational by 2014. In response to this, the School has recently experienced one of its most successful periods to date. In September 2010 boys were accepted for the first time into Year 7 when, after a lengthy review, it became evident that only a move to co-education throughout the School would equip all the pupils with the life skills needed to achieve the excellent standards expected of them. In March 2011, the School won the Independent Schools Association’s most coveted award, the Award for Excellence. The citation reads: ‘In recognition of outstanding public examination attainment in 2009 and 2010, excellent Key Stage 2 results, National recognition for music and ballet, contribution to the community through charitable fund- raising, high achievements in individual and team sports, success at all levels in the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme and a significant rise in pupil numbers’. Then in November 2011, the School won the Outstanding Progress Award at the Education Business Awards in London. This was a particularly prestigious achievement as the School had been identified independently of any nomination and included Schools in both the private and public sectors. Head Teacher, Mrs Rowe said ‘The awards reflect continued outstanding GCSE and Key Stage 2 results as well as top sporting and musical achievements. We have now built a team of pupils, parents, staff and Governors who all work towards achieving, and sustaining, the quality education and outstanding pastoral care that we provide. Many of our classes are nearing capacity with more interest in Year 7 2012 than we have places for. It promises to be a very exciting year ahead.’ As a result of these successes, there is considerable demand for places in 2012 and 2013. The school welcomes visitors to share in its unique atmosphere. Taster days are available throughout the year and scholarship awards are also available for both Junior and Senior pupils. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Registrar, Rebecca Walker on 01566 772580 or via the website email@example.com
KELLY PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Kelly College Preparatory School are holding their next ‘Open Mornings’ on Friday 27th January and Friday 9th March 2012. Do come along to meet our staff and pupils and see our vibrant and exciting school, located in a stunning setting. Kelly College is a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 3-18 years of age (Preparatory School 3-11 and Senior School 11-18). Boarding at Kelly College is also available for pupils in Years 3,4, 5 and 6 of the Prep School. The schools are on separate sites, less than a mile apart and the Prep School pupils are able to take full advantage of the facilities at Kelly College Senior School. The first few years of a child’s education are hugely important and should be a time of encouragement, excitement, stimulation and enrichment. At Kelly College Prep School our principal aim is to encourage the pursuit of excellence and the development of the whole person in a caring and supportive environment. We seek to instil in the children a sense of curiosity and confidence so that they can drive their own learning and make the most of their ability wherever it lies. The school’s ethos is to seek high academic standards whilst giving children a caring, happy and adventurous start to their education. We pride ourselves on having a welcoming family environment – our strong pastoral care is key. ‘Kelly Prep is a very happy, unpretentious school, which in it’s beautiful rural surroundings strives to inculcate a love of learning, a genuine sense of community within and without the school, an overall sense of decent and excellent preparation for the next stage’ – Good Schools Guide – December 2011. The Prep School has impressive facilities. There is a very well equipped laboratory for Science, a studio for Art and Design Technology, a music room with additional instrumental teaching rooms, a newly refurbished ICT suite and library as well as a Learning Development Unit. The school also has a ‘Family Lounge’ where parents are very welcome to come in for a coffee at drop off and pick up time. Sports facilities at the Prep School are excellent, with pupils also having access to the swimming pool, astroturf and gymnasium at the Senior School, as well as the Kelly Adventure Centre. For further information regarding their Open Mornings or you would like to arrange a visit please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01822 612919, www.kellycollegeprep.com
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