Last week UCTC enjoyed a really exciting visit from the Google Cardboard Virtual Reality team. Over 500 students had the opportunity to try learning with virtual reality content in the classroom and more than ten adventurous teachers also took part in the day. Experiences included virtual field trip to the Amazon Rainforest, Chernobyl as well as a tour of the human intestinal tract.
Politics year 13 students at UCTC, Lucy Owens and Casper Goodliffe, were chosen to talk about the Clinton v Trump presidential debate yesterday, 27th September 2016, on BBC radio. The interview with BBC's Danny Pike lasted five minutes. In their discussion Lucy and Casper were confident and articulate when it came to dissecting the proceedings of the debating event and represented UCTC with great maturity.
We are now offering two weeks of 'Open Fortnight Tours' where you can tour the College with a member of our Headship Team during a normal working day. Tours will run from Monday 26th September through to Friday 7th October and will be at either 9.10am or 11.30am. There will be the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
There was much joy and pride as students at Uckfield Community College opened their GCSE results. The long wait was over and the happiness the students felt as they realised that their hard work had paid off was immense. Joining in their celebration were many parents and staff who had supported them on their first five years of secondary school.
Just a reminder of some advice to all parents/carers and students about being safe coming to and from school in the darker, winter months. Wear something bright, and always have working lights/reflectors on your bike when cycling. More information here.
Bus service alteration
Slight changes of timings for the 31 Bus Service from 14th November 2016. We have been advised that timings on 31 bus service between Haywards Heath and Uckfield Bus Station will be very little changed although you may wish to note that the 15:45 from Uckfield Bus Station to Maresfield, Newick, North Chailey and Haywards Heath is revised to depart from the Bus Station at 15:50pm.
Mock examinations date change
Please note that the December Year 11 GCSE mock exams will now be being held between the 14th and 20th December inclusive (moved from 12th to 16th December inclusive).
Upcoming PTA dates
Next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday 27th September 2016, 7.30 pm in the Reading Room PTA AGM will be on Tuesday 1st November 2016, 7.30pm in the Reading Room
Austria Ski Trip 2017
Friday 31st March 2017, returning on Saturday 8th April.
There are still some places available for next year's ski trip. No experience required! This is an amazing trip where you will get to have great fun on and off the slopes. There's skiing, sledging, racing, bowling, swimming, sliding, quizzing, eating, shopping, relaxing, laughing (lots) and snowballs (lots and lots). All in a safe, fun environment. Get your deposits in via ParentPay ASAP if you would like to take part. Any questions, please see the letter attached to the previous notice or email Mr Harvey.
Battlefields Trip 2017
The Battlefields 2017 trip is now on Parent Pay. Open to all current year 8 students. Dates are 10th - 11th February, 2017. Once again, first come, first served. Information Letter
ParentPay information update
Important: To pay for school meals, parents need to click ‘Pay for items’, then 'View details and pay' after topping-up My Account. For more information, please click here.
Bus timetable change
School Transport - UCTC4 Buxted and Hadlow Down. Changes of pick times from Monday 18th April 2016 please see timetable here