Archive for September, 2014

First week of term

Last week, all Concord students had their first full week of school. 7:50 breakfast, 8:35 registration, 40 minutes lessons all the way until 4:00pm. All of you are probably still having some hard time trying to get used to the busy routines after a long and relaxing holiday (I hope it’s not just me).

On Monday however, we got to skip period 9 (woop woop!) because of the enrichment fair where students have the opportunity to join different after school activities and clubs such as choir, Charity Club, Outreach Society, Debate Club, Fashion Show, Chess Club, sports team etc.

On Wednesday, instead of going to sports like we did in Form 3 and 4, now we are in Form 5 we get to go to town, but this week the form 5s did the Morrisby Test which would help us determine which career suits us best. It took us a little over 4 hours to complete the test, but with the supervision of three nice invigilators, the test wasn’t so bad after all. In fact, I am actually looking forward to the results. I think that it would be interesting to know what kind of jobs I should go for in the future.

On Saturday, we had our first Saturday test of the year. I am sure most of the new students were feeling a little nervous, but it’s okay! Because us old students felt the same too, it certainly felt weird to be doing tests in exam conditions for the first time after so long. I always see going to town on a Saturday afternoon as a treat for being able to sit through 1-2 hours at the sports hall, my friends and I decided to have lunch at a Thai restaurant and went grocery shopping after.

However, it is wrong to think that Sundays in Concord would be boring. There are many things that you could do: trips to the cinema, shopping trips to cool places like Liverpool or Birmingham and even volleyball practices in the evening every Sunday night; It even gets pretty intense sometimes!!!

Have a lovely term!

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Brandy Chu Form 5

Posted on: Sep 24th 2014 in General

The Start of a New Year

Coming back this year has been a really exciting journey – especially when compared to my first time arriving at Concord last year. About the same time a year ago, I was terrified of making new friends, leaving home, learning new things, and adapting to the change in environment. Thankfully, I was greeted by the most welcoming group of prefects and I could not have wished for any better. This year coming back, everything was more relaxing. I knew most of the old students, and the college was basically home to me. Arriving and being able to meet friends and teachers we haven’t seen for the whole summer really brought back memories. Along with the old, there were many many new students who joined the college. Everywhere I went, I’d see new faces, and to my surprise – all have adapted very quickly.

As the week went on, there were many events that took place. The new students gone through a series of prefect orientations which includes many ice breaking games and even a high ropes  course on campus led by teachers. As soon as all of the students were back, we all had the absolute joy of unpacking.

After the first couple of days of settling in, the whole of lower school and most of upper school took a day trip to Alton Towers. Looking around, it was funny how everywhere you went, you’d see people you knew from Concord, all having fun and enjoying their last “free” Saturday. Following, we went back to school and watched the ‘son et lumiere.’ There were montages projected onto the back of the main hall and fireworks which were then held after by a professional, award winning pyrotechnics group. It was nice to have a glimpse of Concord in the past 65 years and the fireworks themselves were very astounding. To end the eventful day, the first ever disco of the year was held in the West End and as you went in, you’d hear people singing, dancing, and enjoying themselves very much.

What a great start to the year.

Sabrina Lai Form 5

Posted on: Sep 16th 2014 in General