3rd April 2020
Update as of 15.14 on Friday 3 April 2020
I hope you and your loved ones are keeping well. I also hope you are making the most of the permitted two hour of exercise to enjoy this stunning weather. If we are to be in ‘lockdown’ I am grateful to be in beautiful Jersey.
What do we know?
Year 11 and Year 13
OfQual issued further guidance today. I’m sure many of you will have seen it.
Key points from OfQual’s letter to parents and students:
Do I need to complete any new work for my school/college to submit a grade?
Can I see the grades my school/college submits for me?
When will I get my results?
Can I take my exams another time?
Students do not need to do anything except keep their brains alert and agile by continuing the online courses we have recommended and those they have discovered for themselves. We are fortunate to be surrounded by intelligent and remarkable young women and just as our muscles need exercise, our brains need feeding with knowledge.
We have taken the decision to cancel Challenge Week this year; disappointing though pragmatic. However, Year 9 DoE students will continue as planned and Mrs Bolton has written to you separately about this. Any Year 12 students who have had their work placements confirmed will also continue unless the student decides they would rather be in College (assuming we are back). We are looking into getting as much money refunded to you as soon as we have straightened out the finances already committed to various providers.
JCG Life is now available on our website. A paper copy should be with you at some point soon though I hope the online version provides a necessary reminder of how things were and how they will be again. Please click on the link: https://jerseycollegeforgirls.com/about-us/jcg-life/
A huge thank you to the team behind JCGTV. Mr Marett, Mr Vibert, Lily D and Amelia B have been brilliant in editing and uploading each day. Thank you to you too for creating videos and keeping us together when we can’t be together. JCGTV will resume after Easter.
Year 11 Prom
We have cancelled the booking for the summer and rebooked for September. You shall go to the ball!
Time to take a break
I am deeply appreciative of the huge efforts our students, staff and I know you too have made in adapting to a new way of learning. Now it’s time to take a well deserved break and get off the screens.
Time for a break also applies to my parental updates. I will resume once the summer term begins. However, the Thursday 8pm applause for our health workers remains. I’ll also be applauding the postie, the shop worker and all those other heroes who are keeping our island going and helping to save lives.
Take care and try not to eat too much chocolate. I’ve noticed how one can surprisingly get through quite a lot during a Netflix binge or indeed that novel I had never got around to reading.