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Highlights of the Year

Monday 17th July 2017

Click here to download the Highlights of the College Year Newsletter...

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Important dates for the summer.

Sunday 16th July 2017

Results days Results will be available for collection between 9.00am – 11.30am in the Post 16 Centre on: THURSDAY 17th AUGUST 2017 - A Level Results THURSDAY 24th AUGUST 2017 - GCSE Results Specialist teachers and the Examinations Manager will be present on result day to answer any queries you may have. If for any reason, you are unable to collect your results in person and you wish someone else to collect them on your behalf you will need to supply a signed letter of consent, naming the person you wish to collect your results for you. This person should...

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Chinese students visit the College

Saturday 15th July 2017

Last week, our students in the College were joined by 15 students from China. They studied a range of subjects, and accompanied students in Years 8, 9 and 10 to lessons. One of our Year 10 students, Thomas Fogg, summed up the experience saying, "Throughout last week, several students from China attended my lessons and had a taste of life as a Year 10 student in the UK. They experienced a range of different lessons: learning about geography and culture in our French lesson; making a model of the brain in Biology and performing various experiments in Chemistry. It was a pleasure...

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Royal Visit to Porthleven

Saturday 15th July 2017

On Wednesday 19th July, Natalie Williams, one of the College's Post 16 Pastoral Support team, and Robyn Pickering, a current Post 16 student, met both Prince Charles and Camilla due to their involvement in the local community. Robyn is a member of the Porthleven Gig Club. In addition to her role in the College, Natalie is an active volunteer Coastguard with the Porthleven Team....

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“Team Helston” comes second in the country!

Friday 14th July 2017

Team Helston secured 2nd place out of over 300 schools nationally who took part in the IET Faraday Challenge. The final involved both a design challenge and a presentation. In the morning, students had to design a product which included coding a 'BBC micro:bit' to enhance the performance of a Land Rover BAR boat, which had recently represented Great Britain in the America's Cup; the oldest international sporting trophy. The students designed the 'KNOT WATCH' - a training, communication and safety watch for use on board the boat. Following the design stage, the team delivered a Dragons Den style presentation...

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Special Educational Needs workshop

Friday 14th July 2017

On Friday 7th July 2017, the SEN department hosted a Parent Information Workshop for parents of students with Special Educational Needs in Years 6 and 7. This workshop provided parents will the opportunity to have an informal chat with the SEN team at the College and access the provision available. Students demonstrated various intervention programmes and were on hand to help answer any questions and discuss their experiences. The event was well attended and we received positive feedback. Similar events will run throughout the next academic year so please do keep an eye on our website for further information and...

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Students form an 'Interact' club

Thursday 13th July 2017

A group of students have recently started an 'Interact' club here at Helston Community College. Interact is a youth run club developed by the Rotary Club. It is a group of likeminded students who meet during lunchtimes to raise money and help charities. Every year, Interact fundraises for a local and an international charity, improving the lives of those in the community and those in other countries that are less fortunate than ourselves. This year, our international charity is Kisumu Children's Trust who run an orphanage in Kisumu, Kenya. Recently, the Children's Trust won some money to set up a...

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Summer Concert

Tuesday 11th July 2017

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Pre-ordered uniform is now available for collection.

Friday 7th July 2017

The College would like to inform parents and carers that any uniform which has been ordered through the College will be available for collection from 7th July. Please collect the items between 2:00pm and 4:15pm from the North Site reception....

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Bloodhound team in the national final

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Over the last few months some of our budding engineers from Helston Community College have been competing in the Bloodhound 'Race for the Line' project. The students had to design and build a rocket car out of Styrofoam to a strict set of regulations. The models were then raced using miniature rocket engines with the fastest team deemed the winners. Helston Community College managed to win the local and county competitions. This resulted in the team being invited to the national finals at Santa Pod raceway along with 29 other teams. The top prize was a trip to South Africa...

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