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Newsletter May – Our open day

Written by admin. Posted in Newsletters

A first glimpse for our students inside the walls of Palma College on 25th May during our first  Open Morning.  We feel it is an exceptional environment to study in; a seventeenth century palace right next to Palma Cathedral.  The students will be able to use the city for both study and pleasure during free periods and lunchtimes.  We welcomed not only new students but many of the staff who will be teaching next year, some even flying in from the UK for the event.  They  were delighted to explain all the courses for next session.

The fee breakdown was explained in simple terms to the visitors, an all inclusive fee with no ‘extras’ bills appearing; highly qualified experienced sixth form staff, and no huge add-ons made by charging for examination fees. Students from various schools in Mallorca were in attendance together with parents from incoming international students and also some who were hoping to come straight into the second year of A Levels; unusual but entirely feasible. It is exciting to be able to offer more choice of subjects to the youngsters, especially as the College caters entirely for the post sixteen age group who have historically been ‘tagged on’ to the end of GSCE years.  Our focus on Arts and Humanities offers more choice and variety in A Level subjects.

A second Open Day will be held on Saturday 13th July and we would encourage those who are entering Year 11 in September to come along and find out about what we can offer in Sixth Form.

Newsletter April

Written by admin. Posted in Newsletters

Welcome to the first newsletter of a brand new college.  It is a privilege to be welcoming our students to the only dedicated sixth form college in The Balearics.
Students and staff shall work together to make our environment positive and optimistic, and I look forward to getting to know the students and their families over the coming months.  The two years of Sixth form is a challenging period for any young person, as they are making choices that will affect not only their present, but their immediate future and we, as adults, bear a great responsibility in helping them make the correct choices, and equipping them in skills for life.

I hope our founding students will make the best of their time with us and use this coming term wisely: work hard; take advantage of the enrichment programme; make new friends and most of all help one another to entrench in the college a sense of community and support.