Weekly Bulletin

w/c Monday 16 OCTOBER 2017 - (week one)

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WHOLE SCHOOL NOTICES

Monday 16 October

Year 7 Assembly (Main Hall)
Sixth Form Assembly (Eden Hall)
Future Chef Competition (3.30pm-6.00pm, G3 and T4)

Tuesday 17 October

Prospective New Parents School Tour (9.00am-10.00am)
Year 13 ‘Create Your Future’ Exhibition (London, Excel Centre)
Year 8 Assembly
VI Students Sailing (12.30pm-3.00pm, Chipstead Lakes)
Sixth Form ‘Masquerade’ Party (6.45pm-10.15pm, Grasshopper Westerham)

Wednesday 18 October

Year 9 Assembly
UCAS Clinic (3.30pm-5.30pm, Silent Study Room)
Year 7 Parent Information Evening for invited parents (6.00pm-7.00pm, Main Hall)
Oxted School Community Choir Rehearsal (6.30pm-7.30pm, MU1)
Friends of Oxted School Informal Information Evening (7.30pm, Meeting Room)

Thursday 19 October

Prospective New Parents School Tour (9.00am-10.00am)
Year 10 Assembly (Main Hall)
Year 11 Commendations (10.45am-11.05am, Old Hall)
School Council Meeting (Period 3)
UCAS Clinic (3.30pm-5.30pm, Silent Study Room)
Sixth Form Open Evening (6.00pm-8.30pm)

Friday 20 October

Year 11 Assembly (Main Hall)
End of first half of Autumn term (normal finish time)

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

Safeguarding Statement and Prevent Strategy

Communication with Oxted School Staff 

PE Fixtures – w/c 16.10.17 
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
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!

Maths Trip to Florida - Easter 2018
Due to unforeseen circumstances, two places have become available on the Maths trip to Florida at Easter 2018.  If your child is interested in this opportunity, then please contact Miss Aldersley (kaldersley@oxtedschool.co.uk) for further information.

Italy Ski Trip 2018
There will be an information evening for all students and parents who are going on the ski trip to Italy in February 2018 on Tuesday 17 October at 7pm in the Old Hall.  We will provide you with all the information about the trip and there will also be a chance to try on ski equipment (salopettes, ski jackets etc) which will be available to hire through Inter-Ski.  If you have any questions, please email lbennett@oxtedschool.co.uk

True Adventure Summer 2019
During an extra assembly this week Year 10 and Year 11 students watched an inspirational presentation from True Adventure. The expedition experience True Adventure offers provides students with a wealth of new skills which they will find invaluable in school, at university and in the world of work.

We are very excited about the next expedition which will take place during the summer of 2019 and will take the students on an expedition to Swaziland and Mozambique. What sets this apart from other school trips is that the students will have the added responsibility of fundraising and they will lead the expedition whilst in Swaziland and Mozambique. This fantastic opportunity will give the students to do something really unique that will make them stand out from the crowd.

Students have been given letters inviting parents to an information evening on Wednesday 18 October at 7.30pm in the Meridian Dining Hall.  Reply slips needs to be returned to tutors as soon as possible if you wish to attend to find out more about True Adventure.

‘Anything Goes’ - Rehearsal Schedule

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

‘Boy in the Tower’ by Poppy Ho-Yen
Ade loves living at the top of a tower block, but one day other tower blocks start falling down around him. Strange, menacing plants appear. And now his tower isn't safe anymore. Ade and his mum are trapped and there seems no way out

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.

Local Events:
LCA Half Term Drama Workshop
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
FDT Recipe – Basic Cheese Sauce Served with Pasta and/or Vegetable

YEAR 8 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Wheeler
FDT Recipe – Bolognese Sauce or Chilli Con Carne

YEAR 9 – All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Murphy
Progress Review Evening (Detillens & Foyles) – Thursday 2 November
Progress Review Evening (Grants, Stocketts & Tenchleys) – Thursday 2 November
FDT Recipe – Not cooking this week
Three spaces are still available for the Textiles side of the Harry Potter Studio Tour trip on Monday 5 February 2018. To confirm your son/daughter's place a signed permission slip needs to be sent in ASAP to sshillito@oxtedschool.co.uk or handed in to Miss Shillito in G1. No money to be sent at this stage.

YEAR 10

Parent Notes from Mr Hilton, Year 10 Progress Leader
Spanish Exchange 2018
We are very excited about the next True Adventure expedition which will take place during the summer of 2019 and will take the students on an expedition to Swaziland and Mozambique. What sets this apart from other school trips is that the students will have the added responsibility of fundraising and they will lead the expedition whilst in Swaziland and Mozambique. This fantastic opportunity will give the students to do something really unique that will make them stand out from the crowd.
Students have been given letters inviting parents to an information evening on Wednesday 18 October at 7.30pm in the Meridian Dining Hall.  Reply slips needs to be returned to tutors as soon as possible if you wish to attend to find out more about True Adventure.

YEAR 11

Thursday 19 October Commendations (10.45am-11.05am, Old Hall)

Parent Notes from Mrs Evans, Year 11 Progress Leader
We are very excited about the next True Adventure expedition which will take place during the summer of 2019 and will take the students on an expedition to Swaziland and Mozambique. What sets this apart from other school trips is that the students will have the added responsibility of fundraising and they will lead the expedition whilst in Swaziland and Mozambique. This fantastic opportunity will give the students to do something really unique that will make them stand out from the crowd.
Students have been given letters inviting parents to an information evening on Wednesday 18 October at 7.30pm in the Meridian Dining Hall.  Reply slips needs to be returned to tutors as soon as possible if you wish to attend to find out more about True Adventure.

SIXTH FORM

Monday 16 October Assembly (Old Hall)
Tuesday 17 October ‘Masquerade’ Party (6.45pm-10.15pm, Grasshopper Westerham)
Wednesday 18 October UCAS Clinic (3.30pm-5.30pm, Silent Study Area)
Thursday 19 October UCAS Clinic (3.20pm-5.30pm, Silent Study Area)

Sixth Form Key Date 2017/18