Parent Bulletin

What parents need to know about virtual reality

Virtual reality has been around, in various rudimentary forms, since the late 1970s. After a prolonged gestation period, however, the technology’s march to the mainstream has begun to gather momentum in recent years. The UK government, for example, is predicting a meteoric 78% rise in spending on VR and its stable-mate AR (augmented reality) by …

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Creative Arts Costume Department Request

We are busily preparing costumes for the upcoming Hunchback of Notre Dame production. If any parents or carers have any old duvet covers that are no longer needed, please may we request that they are donated to our costume department? They can be dropped off at the School Office. Thank you for your support.

What parents need to know about cross-platform sharing of inappropriate content

Anyone can post anything online. It’s simultaneously one of the internet’s most joyous qualities and one of its greatest perils. For every upload that’s heart-warming, helpful or just plain hilarious, you’ll find – unfortunately – an equal amount of content that is shocking, frightening or upsetting … particularly to young eyes and ears. Some of this material is …

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Year 11 Laptops

A reminder that all student laptops (and charger unless you intend to transfer ownership) need to be returned on or before 23 June (the day of their last exam). If you wish to retain the device for future use, please pay the £10 transfer of ownership fee (to comply with HMRC Gift Aid rules) via …

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What parents need to know about Discord

Launched in 2015, Discord has steadily emerged as a major player in the online communication marketplace – certainly as far as gamers are concerned. Indeed, with the ability to coordinate gameplay and talk tactics with multiple fellow players in real time, it has also become the collaborative platform of choice for many professional e-sports competitors. …

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Online Safety for Under 5s: 10 Top Tips for Parents and Carers

While not directly relevant to our students, many have younger siblings and cousins. For today’s pre-schoolers, digital devices are as much a part of their everyday entertainment as Lego and colouring books were for previous generations. With many parents and carers having justified concerns, however, over problems like exposure to inappropriate content and picking up …

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