Weekly Bulletin

w/c Monday 26 June 2017 - (week ONE)

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Monday 26 June

Year 11 DofE Silver Walking Practice
Year 12 Mocks
Year 10 Innervate Workshops
Year 8 HPV Vaccinations (second dose)
Grants Junior Prize Giving (8.45am, Main Hall)
Year 7 Assembly (Eden Hall)

Tuesday 27 June

Stocketts Prize Giving (8.45am, Main Hall)
Year 8 Assembly (Eden Hall)
Friends of Oxted School – ‘School Fest’ (Gates open 6pm, Meridian Plaza) Please note this is now a ‘bring your own alcohol’ event

Wednesday 28 June

Tenchleys Junior Prize Giving (8.45am, Main Hall)
Year 9 Assembly (Eden Hall)

Thursday 29 June

Detillens Junior Prize Giving (8.45am, Main Hall)
Year 10 Innervate Workshops
Sixth Form Induction Day - external students only (9.00am-1.00pm)
Year 10 Assembly (Eden Hall)
Year 7 Life Skills – selected students (Oxted High Street)
Year 10 Grants Boat Trip (5.00pm, London)

Friday 30 June

Year 9 Battlefields Trip (Ypres)

Saturday 1 July Year 10 French Trip Departs for Normandy
Sunday 2 July

Year 10 French Trip (Normandy)
Year 12 Gold DofE Training Day

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

Enrichment Programme – Summer Term 

PE Fixtures – w/c 19 June 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

SWOTS Early Bird Sale 2017 Discount Offer

Powerful Learner Characteristic: 
Collaboration - Working together to be polite, courteous and use good manners

Before Easter Oxted launched our core values of RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY.
Oxted community, staff and students need to work collaboratively to ensure students’ behaviour is positive and that our students are respectful to staff and also to members of the public in the local community.
Fundamental to this is that students are courteous, polite and use good manners at all times. Simply saying ‘hello’, ‘please’, ‘thank you’ and holding doors open for others are just some examples of how we can all make a positive impression.

Silver DofE Practice Expedition
The Silver DofE practice expedition takes place this weekend from Saturday 24 June to Monday 26 June. Participants should meet on the KS3 playground at 8.15am on Saturday.
Parents and students have been emailed all the detailed information about the weekend. If you have not received an email, or if you have any questions please contact Miss Aldersley (kaldersley@oxtedschool.co.uk).

Junior Prize Giving – Monday 26 June to Thursday 29 June
Parking for those parents who are coming to Junior Prize Giving will be available on the grass area of the KS3 playground which should be accessed via Park Road only.

Summer Art Exhibition 2017
There will be a private viewing on Tuesday 11 July from 5pm in the Old Hall for all Year 11, Sixth Form students and their parents.  The exhibition will be open to the public from Wednesday 12 July to Friday 14 July (school hours only). We will be showcasing GCSE and A-level Fine art, Art and Design and Photography work.


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

‘Trash’ by Andy Mulligan
Raphael is a dumpsite boy.  He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping next to it.  Then one unlucky-lucky day, Raphael’s world turns upside down.  A small leather bag falls into his hands.  A bag of clues – a bag of hope.  A bag that will change everything. Soon Raphael and his friends Gardo and Rat are running for their lives.

Summer Reading Challenge
Every year Surrey Libraries run their Summer Reading Challenge with the help of young volunteers. They are again looking for young volunteers aged 14-25 to help support this year’s reading challenge in their Surrey Libraries, including Oxted Library.  Volunteering is a great way for young people to gain skills and experience, to add to their CV and applications, and to talk about at interviews.  For further information about volunteering and how to register, please see the link below:


Message from the English Dept - Book Returns
As you will be aware, the English department on occasion loan reading books out to students. These are usually returned to us but there are a number of books missing this year, most notably a number of copies of 'The Maze Runner' and 'The Hunger Games'. 
Please could you assist us in checking to see if your son or daughter has inadvertently kept any school texts at home. If so, please could the book(s) be returned as soon as possible to the English Department so that other students can read them.

Italy Ski Trip 2018 
There are still some places available on the Ski Trip to Pila in Italy during February Half Term 2018.  This is open to any student in current Year 7 to Year 12.  This is a very popular trip so if your child would like to go, please complete the forms attached to the letter and return it to the Finance Office as soon as possible.  Any queries, please email Mrs Bennett on lbennett@oxtedschool.co.uk

Humanities Week
It will be running from Monday 3 July to Friday 7 July 2017. There will be a huge amount of competitions, assemblies, lunch time lectures, movie nights, challenges and other interesting things going on, ranging from talks on Spartan Conquests to Sporcle competitions or a Da Vinci Code movie night.
Last year we managed to get over 550 students to participate in various different events and we would like to top that this year.
To that end, the Humanities Department is making a plea/request. Last year, we managed to coax some volunteers into presenting an assembly to a group of Year 7 students. One of the assemblies was personal reflection on their visit to Antarctica! It was great and the students really loved it. So we would like to see if there are any other parents or friends of parents out there that would like to come in and share some of their experiences or expertise on the world, the past or philosophy. 
Please don’t worry about presenting...we will help!  If you are interested or have any ideas please contact Christian Henk at the following email address: chenk@oxtedschool.co.uk

The Friends of Oxted School Ball – Friday 13 October 2017
The FOXS ball will be held at Westerham Golf Club on Friday 13 October 2017 from 7.30pm.  Tickets are £45 per person to include a welcome drink, 2-course meal and DJ for the evening.  Tables are made up of 10/12 people.  To book a table, please complete the booking form attached.  For more information, please contact ncw1971@live.co.uk

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 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:
LCA Musical Theatre Summer Workshop 
Ghetto Film School – ‘Want to make Movies?’ 
Selsdon Little League Football
Oxted & District Junior Football Club 
The Piranhas Swimming Club
Edenbridge Town Brass Band
The Teen Parenting Course
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


YEAR 7 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Mr Stodart  
Humanities Trip
FDT Recipe –   Pasta and Cheese Sauce

YEAR 8 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Murphy
Camp Kit List
FDT Recipe –  Sweet and Sour Chicken
Oxted & District Junior Football Club

YEAR 9 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Mr Hilton
GCSE English Texts
FDT Recipe - Lasagne/Moussaka


Parent Notes from Mrs Evans, Progress Leader



sixth form

Parent Notes from Sixth Form Team
Year 12 Parent Information Evening (Higher Education) – Wednesday 5 July