Weekly Bulletin

w/c Monday 26 February 2018 - (week one)

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Monday 26 February

Year 7 Life Skills (9.45am-11.30am, Oxted) – selected students
Year 7 Assembly (Eden Hall)
Year 13 Assembly (Old Hall)
Primary School Roadshow 3.30pm-4.30pm, Dormansland Primary School)
Year 11 English Workshop (6.00pm-7.00pm, Meridian Dining Hall)

Tuesday 27 February

Year 11 Spring Exam - Maths Paper 1 (9.00am)
Year 9 Girls Final Booster Vaccinations – CANCELLED BEING RESCHEDULED
Year 8 Assembly (Eden Hall)
Year 12 Commendations (10.45am, Library)
Year 11 Spring Exam – English Paper (11.35am)
Parent Council Meeting (6.00pm-7.00pm, Old Hall)

Wednesday 28 February

Year 11 Spring Exam – Maths Paper 2 (9.00am)
Team Maths Challenge (9.00am-3.30pm, Holy Trinity CofE School, Crawley)
Year 9 Boys Final Booster Vaccinations (Old Hall)
Year 9 Assembly (Eden Hall)

Thursday 1 March

WORLD BOOK DAY – see separate notes below
Year 11 Spring Exam – Maths Paper 3 (9.00am)
Year 10 Assembly (Eden Hall)
School Council Meeting (11.35am, G12)
Primary Schools Roadshow (3.30pm-4.30pm, St Stephen’s CofE Primary School)

Friday 2 March

Year 12 Apprenticeship Fair (Emirates Stadium)
Prospective New Parents School Tour (9.00am-10.00am)
Year 11 Assembly (Eden Hall)

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

Year 9 Final School Booster Vaccinations
Year 9 girls final school booster vaccinations due to take place on Tuesday 27 February have been cancelled by the 0-19 team. This will be rearranged for a later date.
The boys final school booster vaccinations will take place as arranged on Wednesday 28 February

Change to the School Day (September 2018)

Update on Changes to Girls' Uniform (September 2018)

Uniform Reminder - Footwear
We would like to remind parents that trainers are not to be worn in school. All students are required to be in a smart black leather dress shoe. Students will not be allowed to wear any form of black leather trainer including, but not exclusively, Converse, Vans, Adidas, Stan Smith or Nike Air Force One’s.
Students who, for medical reasons are unable to wear a smart dress shoe must provide medical evidence

Safety of our Students
Please note that parents cannot drive on to the school site to drop off or pick up students.  Restrictions are now in place and only parents with agreed permission will be able to come on to site at this time.  Bluehouse Lane also has parking restrictions and these should be adhered to.  Thank you for your support in ensuring our students are safe on their way to and from school.  Mrs Euridge, Headteacher

World Book Day - Thursday 1 March
All students are invited to come and collect a free World Book Day book and book voucher from the library.
Books include Andy Griffiths, Treehouse, Jaqueline Wilson, Butterfly Beach, Michael Grant, Dead of Night and Michael Morpurgo, Best Mates

Students are invited to dress up as their favourite character for World Book Day.  Students are invited to go to the library at break and lunch on this day to have their photo taken. 

Those students who choose not to dress up to celebrate World Book Day are expected to wear full school uniform

Year 7 and Year 8 students will be reading for the first 15 minutes of all lessons during the week beginning Monday 26 February to celebrate World Book Day.  A reading book must be brought to school every day of this week to ensure that all students can make the most of this opportunity

USA Ski Trip 2019 
After a very successful Italy ski trip, the USA Ski Trip 2019 is now open.  This involves, five days skiing in Killington and a day in New York, shopping and sightseeing.  There are limited places so book your place now.  Any questions, please contact Mrs Bennett (lbennett@oxtedschool.co.uk)

KS4 Girls PE Kit

Future Friday Schedule – Spring B

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.

Enrichment Programme - Spring Term

PE Fixtures - w/c 26 February 2018

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!

Teacher Training: Make a Difference (RESCHEDULED DATE)

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

‘Fighting Phantoms’ by Zachary Sherman
In late 1970, Lieutenant Donovan sits aboard an aircraft carrier waiting to fly his plane over the skies of Vietnam. Then the call comes in--a Marine Recon unit has taken heavy fire and requires air support.

Carnegie Reading Award – invited students

National Theatre Live Performance - Macbeth
A National Theatre live performance of Macbeth is showing at Oxted cinema on Thursday 10 May.  This would be a great opportunity for the students to see the performance that is fully sold out in the theatre.   www.everymancinema.com/oxted/film-info/nt-live-macbeth-2018

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 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:
Yoga for Teens  
Pre-Teens Parenting Course
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
Design the Logo for Future Friday 
Summative Tests 
Technology Materials Letter 
FDT Recipe – Tomato Sauce
Carnegie Reading Award – invited students

YEAR 8 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Wheeler
Options Assembly Presentation 
Options Curriculum Guide (Year 8 into Year 9)
Progress Review Evening (Detillens & Foyles) – Thursday 8 March
Progress Review Evening (Grants, Stocketts & Tenchleys) – Thursday 8 March
Options Evening – Thursday 15 March
Design the Logo for Future Friday 
Camp 2018 
Technology Materials Letter 
FDT Recipe – Popcorn Chicken and Sour Cream Dip
Carnegie Reading Award – invited students

YEAR 9 – All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Murphy
Design the Logo for Future Friday 
Technology Materials Letter 
FDT Recipe – Chinese Stir Fry
Carnegie Reading Award – invited students


Parent Notes from Mr Hilton, Year 10 Progress Leader
KS4 Girls PE Kit


Monday 26 February English Workshop (6.00pm-7.00pm, Meridian Dining Hall)
Tuesday 27 February – Thursday 1 March English and Maths Spring Exams

Parent Notes from Mrs Evans, Year 11 Progress Leader
Year 11 Prom – payment deadline Friday 27 April 2018
KS4 Girls PE Kit 
GCSE Combined Science Practical Work Book 
All Subject Revision Lists 
Course Guide Information & Provisional Exam Dates 
Silver DofE Award 
Science Booster


Monday 26 February Year 13 Assembly (Old Hall)
Friday 2 March Year 12 Apprenticeship Fair (Emirates Stadium)

Sixth Form Parent Notes 
Year 12 Work Experience