Weekly Bulletin

w/c Monday 23 january 2017 - (week ONE)

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Monday 23 January

Year 7 Assembly (Eden Hall)
UNA Debating Competition (3.30pm-6.30pm, Whitgift School)

Tuesday 24 January

Year 8 Assembly (Eden Hall)
Year 10 HLP Presentation (10.45am-11.05am, Old Hall)
Year 12 Music Trip (12.45pm-4.00pm, Yehudi Menuhin School)
Year 10 Music Concert (7.00pm, Main Hall)

Wednesday 25 January

Year 9 Spanish Trip (10.30am-3.30pm, Europa Centre, Essex)
Year 9 Assembly (Eden Hall)
Year 11 HLP Presentation (10.45am-11.05am, Old Hall)
Presentation by Anne Dickens, Paralympian (Year 9-Year 13, P5, Old Hall)
Oxted School Community Choir (6.30pm-7.30pm, MU1)

Thursday 26 January

Year 10 Assembly (Eden Hall)
Year 9 Options Evening (5.30pm-8.00pm, Main Hall and Meridian Building)

Friday 27 January

Year 11 Assembly (Eden Hall)
Future Friday Careers Talk (Period 5, Sixth Form Common Room)

Please remind your son/daughter to get into the habit of checking Frog regularly for homework

A full list of tutor groups can be found on the websiteplease note all staff email addresses are now on the parent dashboard under Staff List

Parent Governor Letter - Nominations

The MFL Faculty would love to hear from speakers of French, German or Spanish who would be willing to spare a few hours each week to help work with our students to develop their speaking skills in languages. Please contact Mr Skitt, Head of Modern Languages: mskitt@oxtedschool.co.uk 

Enrichment Programme – Spring Term 

PE Fixtures – w/c 23 January 2017

Oxted Running Club - Training is at Oxted every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 3.30pm meeting in Park Road, at the back of the school by the gates

Maths Trip to Orlando, Florida - last remaining spaces available

Powerful Learner Characteristic: Reflective: Equality, Tolerance and Harmony

  • Equality Definition: the state of being equal, especially in status, rights and opportunities
  • Tolerance Definition: the ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with
  • Harmony Definition: agreement, accord, harmonious relations

The pastoral tutor activity is based on British Values (mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths or beliefs).

Oxted School Library Book of the Week
Available to try in the School Library (if concerned about age suitability please check with the Librarians)

'The Garbage King’ by Elizabeth Laird
This is the story of children who live on the very edge of destitution.  Dani and Mamo, and the gang of street boys that they join, have nothing and share everything.  Their courage, loyalty and determination enable them to survive in the harshest of worlds

World Book Day - Thursday 2 March
The Library will be distributing World Book Day Tokens to use at your local book shop and Free World Book Day Books (1 per KS3 student)  http://www.worldbookday.com/  Students should collect their book either before school, after school, at break or lunchtime. 

Year 10 Vaccinations
A letter has been sent to parents via class tutors/students regarding Final School Booster and HPV & ACWY (MenACWY) vaccinations.  These will take place for Year 10 boys on Monday 30 January 2017 and Year 10 Girls on Tuesday 31 January 2017 in the Old Hall.
Please ensure completed vaccination forms are returned to Pupil Welfare Office no later than Wednesday 25 January.

Easyfundraising – Shop Online and Raise Funds for Oxted School
Why not raise valuable extra funds for Oxted School by using this fantastic scheme when you shop online, you won’t pay a penny more for your shopping, in fact you can even SAVE MONEY as many retailers offer discounts and special offers exclusive to easyfundraising.  Easyfundraising is a shopping directory listing some of your favourite stores including Amazon, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Thomson Holidays, Thomas Cook, Apple, PC World and many others.  Please register online at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/oxtedschool and select Oxted School as the organisation you wish to support.

The Friends of Oxted School run a fantastic prize fund called the Friends of Oxted School 500 Club which gives you the opportunity of winning anything between £25 up to £500 for as little as £15 per number!  If you would like to take part in the 500 Club, please complete and return the forms Friends of Oxted School 500 Club 

If you would like to get involved in supporting the Friends of Oxted School, please contact the school.  New members are always welcome!

Local Events:
The Teen Parenting Course – starting Wednesday 18 January
Stargazing Live – Friday 27 January and Saturday 28 January
Star for a Night 2017 & R & Be Active
Rotary Club of Titsey & District Quiz Night – Friday 10 February
Raw Skills Football Club
Oxted and District History Society

LCA Stage Academy run musical theatre classes at Oxted School in the Drama Studio every Saturday during term time. Classes are available for 3-5yrs (Rising Stars), 6-11yrs (Juniors) and 12-18yrs (Seniors). For more information regarding times and prices, or if you would like to book a FREE taster session, please contact info@lca-stage.com or call 07714276241 - www.lca-stage.com

Oxted School Music Department offer Singing Lessons
Louise Orfila is a professionally trained and qualified vocal coach who teaches pop, musical theatre and several other genres. She can also conduct voice lessons for actors. 
Lessons are available for students from Year 7 to Year 13 and are tailored to each individual student's goals. Whether you would like to build confidence, increase range, develop vocal technique or just sing for fun.
If you are interested in finding out more about lessons, contact Louise directly on 07714 276241 or email her via louise.orfila@hotmail.com

Piano Lessons
There are spaces for any student wishing to learn piano, please contact Mrs Homewood in the Music Department or email  (shomewood@oxtedschool.co.uk)

Surrey Arts currently have vacancies for students who are interested in playing the flute? If students would like lessons please go to www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritage-culture-and-recreation/surrey-arts/music/music-lessons-for-children/about-our-music-lessons#school to apply; keyboard and piano lessons are also available, please contact Mrs Homewood in the Music Department.


YEAR 7 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes  from Mrs McNamara and Mr Stodart
FDT Recipe – Fruit Flapjacks
MFL Parent Guide

YEAR 8 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Murphy
FDT Recipe – Sweet & Sour Chicken
MFL Assessments and MFL Parent Guide 
Oxted & District Junior Football Club

YEAR 9 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Tuesday 24 January Music Concert (7.00pm, Main Hall)
Thursday 26 January Options Evening (5.30pm, Main Hall)
Friday 27 February Future Friday Careers Talk (Period 5, Sixth Form Common Room)
 from Mrs McNamara and Mr Hilton
FDT Recipe - Stir Fry
Curriculum Guide and Option Blocks 
Next Steps 2017
MFL Parent Guide
Any students considering GCSE Music are invited to attend the Year 10 GCSE Music concert on Tuesday 24 January 2017, 7pm in the Main Hall and provides the opportunity for students (and their families) to see the performance aspect of the GCSE Music course


Tuesday 24 January Music Concert (7.00pm, Main Hall)
Friday 27 January Future Friday Careers Talk (Period 5, Sixth Form Common Room)
Parent Notes from Mrs Evans, Year 10 Progress Leader
Work Experience


Friday 27 January Future Friday Careers Talk (Period 5, Sixth Form Common Room)

sixth form

Friday 27 January Future Friday Careers Talk (Period 5, Sixth Form Common Room)