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School Bulletin

w/c Monday 14 January 2019 (Week One)

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Whole School Notices

Monday 14 January

Parent Forum with Mr Bond, Head of School (9.00am-11.00am, Old Hall)

Year 11 Assembly (Main Hall)

Primary Schools Boys Football Tournament (Oxted hosting)

Friends of Oxted School Committee Meeting (7.30pm, Meeting Room) 

Tuesday 15 January

Prospective New Parents School Tour (9.00am-10.00am)

Year 11 Food Technology Trip (Bore Place)

Year 10 Assembly (Main Hall)

Year 10 Music Concert (6.00pm, Drama Studio) 

Wednesday 16 January

Year 9 Assembly (Main Hall)

Oxted School Community Choir Rehearsal (6.30pm, MU1) 

Thursday 17 January

Year 9 Scholars Programme Launch (selected students) (University of Cambridge)

Year 11 Safety Presentation (P1-P3, Main Hall)

Year 7 Commendations (10.45am, Old Hall)

Year 8 Assembly (Eden Hall)

School Council Meeting (P3, Old Hall)

Year 12 DofE Gold Training (3.30pm-6.00pm)

Friday 18 January

Year 7 Assembly (Main Hall)

Future Friday (P5, G12) – please see further note below

 

Letter from Mr Bond, Head of School

Future Plan Update
Following feedback last term in our Future Plan survey , please see our Communication Summary

Knowledge Organisers

Oxted School Young Carers Letter and Information Sheet

Parent forums are available with Mr Bond, Head of School throughout the Spring Term:

  • Tuesday 22 January 2019                       6.30pm – 8.00pm
  • Tuesday 29 January 2019                       9.00am – 11.00am
  • Wednesday 6 February 2019                  9.00am – 11.00am
  • Thursday 7 March 2019                          9.00am – 11.00am
  • Friday 15 March 2019                             9.00am – 11.00am

If you would like to come along to any of these forums, please contact Mrs Everall (01883 712425) or email yeverall@oxtedschool.co.uk

PE Fixtures – w/c 14 January 2019 

Oxted Running Club - Training is at Oxted every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 3.10pm meeting at the back of school. New runners are always welcome. 

Future Friday – Hair and Beauty
Hair and Beauty Salon Manager – Jo Hardardt from Elements Salon in Oxted will be talking to students about the competitive sector of Hair and Beauty. The Salon has also generously offered work experience and part time jobs to students in the past so please encourage students with a genuine interest in this area to sign up.

Reigate & Banstead Writes Competition
Budding authors in Reigate and Banstead are invited to enter the ‘Reigate and Banstead Writes’ competition, managed by Warwick School and open to children aged 10 to 14 years.
The writing competition is asking for stories from children who live in the local area. Stories can be about anything - they can be funny, fantastical, adventurous, set in the past or an account of real life events such as a day out with friends. It doesn't matter what they are about - but they must be very clearly set in the Reigate area.
Stories should be up to 1,000 words. The first prize is a Kindle Paper White and there are further prizes for the four selected runners-up. The closing date is Thursday 28 February. Entry form, rules and information sheet

Year 7 - All Recipes are on the Website and FROG

Parent Notes
FDT Recipe – Cheese Pasties 
Letter from Geography Dept
Excelsior Reading Award 2019

Year 8 - All Recipes are on the Website and FROG

Parent Notes
FDT Recipe – Carrot Cake Muffins 
Letter from Geography Dept 
Excelsior Reading Award 2019

Year 9

Parent Notes
GCSE Music - Important Dates
All GCSE Music students are expected to attend Senior Choir on a Tuesday lunch time as part of their weekly homework (this is set on Frog) to help with their music theory skills.
On Tuesday 15 January, 6pm, Drama Studio, GCSE Music Year 10 concert. Free entry with retiring collection to fund new guitar amplifiers. Compulsory for all Year 10 music students.
On Tuesday 19 March, 6pm, Main Hall. Year 11 final concert. All GCSE Music Year 11 students to perform their chosen ensemble and solo performance pieces for their exam. Free entry with retiring collection to fund new guitar amplifiers. Compulsory for all Year 11 music students.
On Tuesday 2 April, 7pm, URC, Spring Concert. Senior Choir Performance.

English Literature 
As you are aware, we have extended our GCSE course to be taught over three academic years. Our Year 9 students, as part of their Literature course, will be studying a modern text this term. 
Our accelerated sets, 9A/En1, 9B/En1, 9A/EN2 and 9B/En2 are going to be studying Lord of the Flies by William Golding. If your child would like a copy of the text to assist their studies, revise from and to annotate over the three years, we recommend the purchase of this particular edition: Faber & Faber: ISBN: 0-571-19147-9. Also, you may be interested in purchasing the CGP text guide: ISBN 978-1847620224 for extra support. 

All our other groups will be studying the play Blood Brothers by Willie Russell. If your child would like a copy of the text to assist their studies, revise from and to annotate over the three years, we recommend the purchase of this particular edition: Methuen Modern Play (Modern Classics): ISBN 978-0-413-76770-7.  Also, you may be interested in purchasing the CGP text guide: ISBN 978-1782943112 for extra support. Both of these books can be found on Amazon (follow each link) and in many bookstores

Year 10

Parent Notes 
Letter from Geography Dept

GCSE Music - Important Dates
All GCSE Music students are expected to attend Senior Choir on a Tuesday lunch time as part of their weekly homework (this is set on Frog) to help with their music theory skills.
On Tuesday 15 January, 6pm, Drama Studio, GCSE Music Year 10 concert. Free entry with retiring collection to fund new guitar amplifiers. Compulsory for all Year 10 music students
On Tuesday 19 March, 6pm, Main Hall. Year 11 final concert. All GCSE Music Year 11 students to perform their chosen ensemble and solo performance pieces for their exam. Free entry with retiring collection to fund new guitar amplifiers. Compulsory for all Year 11 music students.
On Tuesday 2 April, 7pm, URC, Spring Concert. Senior Choir Performance

Year 11

Parents Notes 
Letter from Geography Dept – emailed home 8/1/19 – New and Improved Geography Frog Page 
NCS Presentation 
GCSE Music - Important Dates
All GCSE Music students are expected to attend Senior Choir on a Tuesday lunch time as part of their weekly homework (this is set on Frog) to help with their music theory skills.
On Tuesday 15 January, 6pm, Drama Studio, GCSE Music Year 10 concert. Free entry with retiring collection to fund new guitar amplifiers. Compulsory for all Year 10 music students
On Tuesday 19 March, 6pm, Main Hall. Year 11 final concert. All GCSE Music Year 11 students to perform their chosen ensemble and solo performance pieces for their exam. Free entry with retiring collection to fund new guitar amplifiers. Compulsory for all Year 11 music students.
On Tuesday 2 April, 7pm, URC, Spring Concert. Senior Choir Performance

Sixth Form

No Parent Notes
Pathway Parent Event – Ask the Ambassador
Curious about what student life at the two of the world’s top universities is like? Want to understand the nuances of the application process?
Caterham School have extended an invitation to our Year 12 students and parents to attend their annual talk from Richard Partington (Master of Churchill College, Cambridge) and Mark Wormauld (Senior Tutor at Corpus Christi, Oxford). This is scheduled for 7.15pm on Thursday 24 January in the Humphreys Theatre at Caterham School.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Mrs Cooper (scooper@oxtedschool.co.uk) so we can advise the organisers of likely numbers.