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Trackers hold information drop-in to launch 2014 apprenticeships

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Islanders who are interested in finding out about apprenticeship opportunities with Trackers Apprentice Programme are invited to attend a free information drop-in at Jersey Arts Centre on Saturday 1st March from 5 – 7pm. The event marks the start of Trackers’ three-week recruitment period for apprenticeships starting in summer 2014 and is an opportunity to […]

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Jersey Library expands its family tree research section

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jersey Library is expanding the online resources available free to library members who want to research their ancestry or family tree. In order to meet an increasing demand from the public, the Library Service has now subscribed to two other popular sites, the well-known Ancestry.com and Forces War Records, both of which are free for […]

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Future Finance Invest in Coding Club For Local Schools

Future Finance Invest in Coding Club For Local Schools

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Children at Springfield School will start exploring the world of computer coding this month at a new extra-curricular lunchtime club designed to stimulate ideas and help children put them into practice. The Coding Club has been launched with the support of local charity The White Knight Foundation and has been made possible through the generous […]

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Hautlieu head teacher to retire

| January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lesley Toms, the head teacher of Hautlieu School for the past 18 years, will be retiring from her post at the end of the summer term. Ms Toms, a former Hautlieu pupil herself, will be leaving at the end of the academic year after 39 years in the teaching profession. She began her career in […]

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Planning applications to be made for school improvement projects

| January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Planning applications will be submitted today for building projects that will extend and improve six schools in Jersey. The projects, which were approved by the States last year as part of the 2014 Budget, are: d’Auvergne School: Build seven extra classes at the back of the existing school to meet demand for places from children […]

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Transfer to secondary school gets under way

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jersey’s 10 and 11 year olds take their first step towards secondary school next week when parents are asked to confirm their place at one of the four States 11-16 schools. Parents of children who are currently in Year 6 (the final year) at a States primary have been sent a form from the Education, […]

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Highlands catering students gain insight into life at a five star hotel

Highlands catering students gain insight into life at a five star hotel

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Students from a Highlands College catering course visited the five-star Grand Jersey Hotel and Spa to gain a practical insight into a working hospitality business. The 25 catering students, who are in their first year, were treated to a tour of the hotel, a presentation about the restaurant and its facilities and a complementary lunch […]

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Parents reminded about Reception places – September 2014

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parents who have not yet registered for a Reception place in a States primary school for September 2014 need to contact the Education Department this week in order to be considered for their first choice. The deadline for applications is Friday 10 January 2014. Information on how to register is available from the government website […]

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Dolan Hotels extends educational outreach programme to include Highlands College

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dolan Hotels is extending its educational outreach programme to include Highlands College in 2014. In October, Dolan launched an on-going educational partnership directly linking its hotels and restaurants with the four states funded secondary schools in Jersey. The initiative was set up to support the school curriculum with hands-on experience and to encourage Dolan staff […]

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Chinese students to visit Hautlieu

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

A 101-strong delegation of pupils and staff from Bayi High School, Beijing, China is coming to Jersey in January specifically to visit Hautlieu School. The two schools were officially twinned in 2011 and the Bayi party, which includes the Head and Deputy Head teachers, asked for Jersey to be included in their forthcoming tour of […]

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