Weekly Bulletin

w/c Monday 11 december 2017 - (week two)

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WHOLE SCHOOL NOTICES

Monday 11 December

Year 7 Life Skills, selected students (9.45am – 11.35am, Oxted High Street)
Foyles House Assembly (Eden Hall)
KS3 and Year 10 PSHE Session (P4, tutor room)
Year 11 PSHE Workshop (P4, Main Hall)
Sixth Form PSHE Talk (P4, Eden Hall)
VI Awareness Open Lunch (1.35pm, VI Specialist Centre)

Tuesday 12 December

Year 11 Art and Photography Winter Exams
Grants House Assembly (Eden Hall)
Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party (11.35am-1.35pm, Old Hall)

Wednesday 13 December

Year 11 Art and Photography Winter Exams
Year 9 Workshop - Decision Making (P1 and P2)
Stocketts House Assembly (Main Hall)
Year 13 Student Finance England Talk (P3, Eden Hall)
Christmas Lunch (1.35pm, canteen)
UCAS Clinic (3.30pm-5.30pm)
Oxted School Community Choir Rehearsal (6.30pm-7.30pm, Mu1)

Thursday 14 December

Year 11 Art and Photography Winter Exams
Tenchleys House Assembly (Main Hall)
UCAS Clinic (3.30pm-5.30pm)
Year 7 Progress Review Evening (4.30pm-7.30pm, Main Hall, Old Hall, Meridian Hall)

Friday 15 December

Detillens House Assembly (Eden Hall)
Year 11 Winter Exams Results Assembly (Main Hall
Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)

Saturday 16 December

Junior Choir Carol Singing (11.30am-12.30pm, outside Boots the Chemist)

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 website - please note all staff email addresses are now on the parent dashboard under Staff List

Social Media Incident – Letter from Mr Wheatley, Assistant Headteacher

Polite Reminder
Parents are requested not to use the front of school to park to drop off and pick up students.  The front of school parking is for visitors to the school only.
With the exception of Progress Review evenings or any school events, parents visiting the school for meetings with staff should park at the front of school and not use the back car park (accessed via Park Road).

Autumn Term Parental Questionnaire and Feedback
Thank you to those of you who have been able to complete the parent survey that will help us to understand how the Autumn term has gone, what the strengths of the school are and what areas we still need to work on.  If you have not yet had the opportunity to share your views with us you can do so by using the following link: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MJWJ33S   
Mr Milne, Deputy Headteacher

Oxted School Trust
Each year we invite you as parents or carers to make an annual contribution to the Oxted School Trust. There is no set amount but as a guide we ask for £30.00 per child, which is less than £1.00 for each week your child is at school. You may however pay more, or less, if you wish.
Please see the website for more information on what the Oxted School Trust does, ways to contribute and a Gift Aid declaration form to complete if you are a UK tax payer which will enable us to receive an additional 25p for every £1 you have donated.

PE Fixtures – w/c 11.12.17 
Enrichment Programme – Autumn Term
Oxted Running Club - Training is at Oxted every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 3.30pm meeting in Park Road

Oxted School Bluehouse Café – Open Every Tuesday, 3.20pm - 6.00pm
Visit the Bluehouse Café at the United Reformed Church, Bluehouse Lane every Tuesday after school during term time.  It is run by student volunteers for you.  Excellent food and drink at low, low prices!

The Specialist VI Centre will be hosting an open lunchtime on Monday 11 December.  Students and staff will have the opportunity to put on a variety of glasses which simulate various visual conditions and then try to do a number of tasks under blindfold.

Year 7 and Year 8 English classes will be doing their second Star Reader Test on the Accelerated Reader programme for the next two weeks during their Library lesson. This test will provide us with an up to date reading age for each student and will allow us to see what progress has been made since the last Star Reader Test at that took place in September.

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

‘H.I.V.E. Higher Institute of Villainous Education’ by Mark Walden
Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto, a brilliant orphan, Wing, a sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the odds and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E.

The Children’s Book Award is the only national award for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children. It is owned and coordinated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and is highly respected by teachers, parents and librarians. It has brought acclaim and strong sales to past winners such as J.K. Rowling, Patrick Ness, Andy Stanton, Malorie Blackman, Anthony Horowitz and Michael Morpurgo, who has won a record three times. The award has often been the first to recognise the future stars of children’s fiction and has the ability to turn popular authors into bestsellers.
A dedicated website www.fcbg.org.uk/childrens-book-award showcases all the shortlisted titles and featured authors.

Easyfundraising – Shop Online and Raise Funds for Oxted School
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Oxted School?

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

 It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

  1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/oxtedschool and join for free
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping
  3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Oxted School will be really grateful for your donations.  Thank you for your support.

Local Events:
Harry’s Youth Centre 
Showtime Performing Arts Academy 
LCA Dance Academy 
Contemporary Dance Classes 
East Grinstead Swimming Club

YEAR 7 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Mr Stodart
Technology Materials Letter 
FDT Recipe – Fruit Crumble
The Children’s Book Award is the only national award for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children. It is owned and coordinated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and is highly respected by teachers, parents and librarians. It has brought acclaim and strong sales to past winners such as J.K. Rowling, Patrick Ness, Andy Stanton, Malorie Blackman, Anthony Horowitz and Michael Morpurgo, who has won a record three times. The award has often been the first to recognise the future stars of children’s fiction and has the ability to turn popular authors into bestsellers.
A dedicated website www.fcbg.org.uk/childrens-book-award showcases all the shortlisted titles and featured authors.

YEAR 8 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Wheeler
Camp 2018 
Europa Visit – deadline Wednesday 20 December
Reflection Task Post Grades 
Technology Materials Letter 
FDT Recipe – Fresh Burger
The Children’s Book Award is the only national award for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children. It is owned and coordinated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and is highly respected by teachers, parents and librarians. It has brought acclaim and strong sales to past winners such as J.K. Rowling, Patrick Ness, Andy Stanton, Malorie Blackman, Anthony Horowitz and Michael Morpurgo, who has won a record three times. The award has often been the first to recognise the future stars of children’s fiction and has the ability to turn popular authors into bestsellers.
A dedicated website www.fcbg.org.uk/childrens-book-award showcases all the shortlisted titles and featured authors.

YEAR 9 – All recipes are on school website and FROG

Friday 15 December Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Murphy
Europa Visit – deadline Wednesday 20 December
French Trip – Letter of Interest
Bronze DofE Award 
Technology Materials Letter 
FDT Recipe – Cheesecake
The Children’s Book Award is the only national award for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children. It is owned and coordinated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and is highly respected by teachers, parents and librarians. It has brought acclaim and strong sales to past winners such as J.K. Rowling, Patrick Ness, Andy Stanton, Malorie Blackman, Anthony Horowitz and Michael Morpurgo, who has won a record three times. The award has often been the first to recognise the future stars of children’s fiction and has the ability to turn popular authors into bestsellers.
A dedicated website www.fcbg.org.uk/childrens-book-award showcases all the shortlisted titles and featured authors.

YEAR 10

Friday 15 December Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)

Parent Notes from Mr Hilton, Year 10 Progress Leader
Work Experience – deadline for returning forms Monday 5 February 2018

YEAR 11

Monday 11 December PSHE Workshop (P4, Main Hall)
Friday 15 December Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)

Parent Notes from Mrs Evans, Year 11 Progress Leader
Sixth Form Taster Lessons 
Progress Review Evening (Detillens & Foyles) – Wednesday 20 December
Progress Review Evening (Grants, Stocketts & Tenchleys) – Wednesday 20 December

SIXTH FORM

Monday 11 December Sixth Form PSHE Talk (P4, Eden Hall)
Wednesday  13 December UCAS Clinic (3.30pm-5.30pm, Silent Study Area)
Thursday 14 December UCAS Clinic (3.20pm-5.30pm, Silent Study Area)
Friday 15 December Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)

Parent Notes from Sixth Form Team
Sixth Form Christmas Disco