Our year theme is ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go’ and is based on a quote from the Dr Seuss’ poem. Each student is encouraged to make the right choices to direct their future & the footprints that you leave as you keep on moving forward. The poem is one of encouragement to keep moving forward and to be the best they can be, but also highlights that not everything always works out, but that that is okay as long as you keep on pushing forward to overcome those challenges.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
We’ll also link to the Footprints poem and how as we progress through our lives God walks beside us and in the difficult parts of our lives God doesn’t abandon us, but He carries us.
Ultimately, God already knows what choices we are going to make and has set out a path before us, we should seek Him and what He’s planned for us to discover our purpose.
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Year 11 is a most important year as pupils will take their GCSE examinations. The Year 11 team will support and nurture the pupils to ensure that they achieve the highest standards possible. Attendance is a key theme and it is essential that all Year 11 pupils understand the importance of attendance and how absences can affect overall GCSE grades.
Our year group notice board is found near S206 and is kept up-to-date with notices and other essential information, including details of clubs, form attendance and seasonal events. Each form has a notice board in their form room also.
This will be a key focus for Year 11 as in all years. Throughout the year we will have reward lunches and prizes for pupils with 100% attendance and the most improved attendance.
- Pupil of the month certificates and prizes
- Pupils of the term certificates and prizes
- Footprints Draw: each half term pupils who have “Reached a new height” by making good choices/taking the right steps in their lessons., as nominated by their teachers, will be entered into a prize draw
- Form reward (pupils have asked for this during student voice)
Head of Year, Assistant Head of Year and Form Tutors
Head of Year Ms Farnin
Assistant Head of Year Mr Ealey
11A Mrs Rannala
11M Mrs Harding
11R Miss Holt
11S Miss Obi
11T Mr McBurney
11J Mrs Maddox
Oh, The Place You'll Go Poem
Oh, the Places You’ll Go Poem
Adapted for Bellerive Y11 2022-23
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the girl who'll decide where to go.
You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
You're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
And you may not find any
You'll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
You'll head straight out of town.
It's opener there
In the wide open air.
Out there things can happen
And frequently do
To people as brainy
And footsy as you.
And when things start to happen,
Don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.
THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!
You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
Who soar to high heights.
You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Except when you don' t
Because, sometimes, you won't.
But on you will go though the weather be foul.
On you will go though your enemies prowl.
Onward up many a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak.
On and on you will hike,
And I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
And remember that Life's
A Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.
KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!
Be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
Or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your future is waiting.
So...get on your way!
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord, across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my Lord.
After the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that at many times along the path of my life, especially at the very lowest and saddest times, there was only one set of footprints.
This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you, You'd walk with me all the way; but I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life, there was only one set of footprints. I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."
He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you. Never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."