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We hope everyone enjoyed the TT holiday. Normal school uniform rules apply now that the holiday is over. Please watch out for announcements about the Memorial Walk, our biggest charity event, which is on July 9 this year.
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Memorial Walk - 9 July 2013
Every two years since 1991 we have done a charity walk involving the whole school. We walk to Port Soderick via the Marine Drive, have lunch there, and return inland by road and footpath. The walk ends opposite the NSC swimming pool car park, and students may be collected or walk home from there. The first students (Year 7) finish between 2 .00 and 2.30. The final groups usually finish by 3.00. Those students wishing to return to school to catch a bus will be escorted..
The walk commemorates those connected with the school who have lost their lives, both students and staff, and we usually raise very large sums for the charities the children choose. Each child will be given a card to collect contributions. All money should be passed to the form tutor as it is collected. Permission to walk stickers will be in planners from June 17th and should be signed by parents as soon as possible.
We will postpone the walk if the weather is bad, but will go if the forecast is for an isolated shower. Students should wear suitable clothing, including a waterproof coat if it looks like rain. It is very important that they wear comfortable shoes, such as trainers. Sandwiches, crisps and drinks will be on sale at Port Soderick or students may choose to bring their own food. Packed lunches will be provided for those who have free school meals.
Some children who have injuries or on-going medical conditions may not be able to complete the whole walk. We can arrange for them to do part of it, or assist in the organisation in some way: their names should be given to their Head of Year as soon as possible.
Thank you in anticipation of your support.
Assistant Head Teacher
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Ballakermeen High School is a fully comprehensive secondary school serving Douglas, Isle of Man. There are over 1500 students aged 11 – 18.
Centrally located on a secure, single site we enjoy a reputation for high academic achievement, excellent pastoral care, and a proud record in sport and the arts. Our facilities are outstanding and include a swimming pool, sports hall, extensive ICT suites, laboratories and a theatre.
Ballakermeen High School has recently celebrated a Silver Jubilee, and for 25 years we have succeeded in meeting the needs and aspirations of our students and their families. Although we are a large institution we are a close-knit community where many kinds of success are celebrated and every individual is valued. We are proud of our listening relationship with parents and the way in which we develop our staff to provide the best in learning opportunities. Quite simply, we are passionate about learning and about helping our students to make the most of their time with us.
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P. A. Burnett
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