Dear students, Congratulations and Welcome to Year 1!
This will be a year filled with countless discoveries and experiences both inside and outside the classroom. It is a big step for you, as you move from Elementary school to High school but you mustn’t worry because we know how you feel and we are here to guide you every step of the way.
Here is some valuable advice that will prepare you for a successful school year.
First of all, we expect you to be respectful and thoughtful towards others. You must be aware of all the school rules and follow them at all times. You can find the school rules and regulations here on our website, in the Parents and Students Handbook. Here, at the Academy, we take our students’ behaviour and appearance very seriously.
Secondly, it is important that you are organised and attentive to your studies.
Homework is a set regularly and must be done. Get into good studying habits from the beginning by revising your class notes on a daily basis. You will be given the Academy Planner to note down all homework, tests and project deadlines.
Year 1 is also a time to meet new people and form long lasting friendships. Your fellow classmates, just like you, are ready for exciting, new beginnings and are looking for new friends to share them with. These bonds with your fellow students are what make your school journey even more meaningful and enjoyable.
There will be numerous events and club activities throughout the year, such as Sports day, the Brotherhood and Valentine’s parties, the year one excursion and Weir camp. Not only are these fun and unforgettable experiences, but such events bring you closer to your fellow classmates. You also get to know your teachers outside of the classroom too!
Finally, I would like to end by quoting our school motto which is ‘To Grow and to Serve’. Here at the Academy we offer you the opportunity not only to succeed academically but also to become considerate, caring individuals and citizens.
Do your best and strive to reach your full potential. Your mentors, teachers, and I are all here to guide you on your way.
So, welcome once more and let’s embark on our new adventure together!
Head of Year 1
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 24 746 357