Weekly Bulletin

w/c Monday 22 may 2017 - (week ONE)

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WHOLE SCHOOL NOTICES

Monday 22 May

PUBLIC EXAMS CONTINUE
Year 7 Assembly (Eden Hall)

Tuesday 23 May

Year 8 Assembly (Eden Hall)
Year 7 Life Skills – selected students (High Street, Oxted)

Wednesday 24 May

Year 9 Assembly (Eden Hall)
Oxted School Community Choir Rehearsal (6.30pm-7.30pm, MU1)

Thursday 25 May

Year 10 Assembly (Eden Hall)
Parent/Carers Meetings with Mrs Euridge (12.30pm-2.20pm).  Please contact the school if you would like an appointment
Oxted School Trust Committee Meeting (6.00pm-7.00pm, Meeting Room)

Friday 26 May

Year 13 Leavers’ Assembly (11.00am, Eden Hall)
Future Friday Careers Talk (Period 5)



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 22 May 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

Powerful Learner Characteristic: Reflection and Growth Mindset
Reflection is key to success in our education and our lives. We have to think about or reflect on both our successes and also on things that didn’t go so well. Such as: What made that successful? How can I repeat that in another subject? Or alternatively what was the reason that didn’t quite go as planned? How could I improve that next time?
If we always think we can’t do something we can enter a fixed mindset and avoid tasks or give up easily. Being reflective and having a growth mindset allows us to bounce back from any failure and explore how we can get better.

Fidget Spinners and the Impact on Learning
An increasing number of students are arriving in school with fidget spinners. These are a distraction to learning and can be dangerous.
Some students have said that they are being used to relieve stress/anxiety. Our Social, Emotional & Student Wellbeing Team are happy to recommend other methods that can be used by students to manage stress/anxiety. 
Fidget spinners are banned from Oxted School. Any fidget spinners being used will be confiscated. Thank you for your support in this matter.

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

‘Secrets of the Henna Girl’ by Sufiya Ahmed
Life as Zeba knows it could be over for good … Zeba Khan is like any other sixteen-year-old girl:  enjoying herself, waiting for exam results … and dreaming of the day she’ll meet her one true love.  Except her parents have other plans.  Zeba’s world is shattered.

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. Volunteers help sign up children to the challenge, encourage reading, support the library and deliver children’s activities. This is a great opportunity for students to gain some valuable skills and stand out from the crowed, all while helping support their local library.

Italy Ski Trip 2018 
After another successful ski trip to USA at Easter, our next ski trip is to Italy during February half term, Saturday 10 February until Sunday 18 February 2018.  There are still some places available on this trip

Humanities Week is Back! It will be running from Monday 5 June to Friday 9 June 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

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:
Oxted & Limpsfield Music Society -  Music Recital – Thursday 1 June
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

Flexible Curriculum Week 
FDT Recipe – Tomato Based Sauce
Technology Project Materials Letter 
MFL Parent Guide 
We would like to encourage students to visit the website www.freerice.com. There is no cost for students to log on and they do not need to register, although they can if they wish to. There are questions to answers on a range of different subjects, but with a twist; every time a student correctly answers a question Freerice donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme. Please encourage your child to have a go.
 

YEAR 8 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Murphy
Camp Kit List 
End of Year Exams 
MFL Assessment Information
Sample English Exam Paper 
FDT Recipe – Popcorn Chicken
Technology Project Materials Letter
MFL Parent Guide 
Oxted & District Junior Football Club 
We would like to encourage students to visit the website www.freerice.com. There is no cost for students to log on and they do not need to register, although they can if they wish to. There are questions to answers on a range of different subjects, but with a twist; every time a student correctly answers a question Freerice donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme. Please encourage your child to have a go.
 

YEAR 9 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Friday 26 May Future Friday Careers Talk (Period 5)
Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Mr Hilton
Science End of Year Exam
Flexible Curriculum Week
FDT Recipe - Cheesecake
Technology Project Materials Letter 
MFL Parent Guide 
Additional Opportunities for Year 9 in Flexible Curriculum Week
The Drama department are offering a Theatre trip to see Wicked in London on Wednesday 19 July and a trip to Harry Potter World on Thursday 20 July.  If your child is interested in going on one of these trips please email ppower@oxtedschool.co.uk to register their interest.  If we have sufficient numbers we will then send a letter home detailing the cost of the trips.

We would like to encourage students to visit the website www.freerice.com. There is no cost for students to log on and they do not need to register, although they can if they wish to. There are questions to answers on a range of different subjects, but with a twist; every time a student correctly answers a question Freerice donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme. Please encourage your child to have a go.

All Year 9 students who have opted for GCSE Music are expected to perform in the KS3 Concert on Tuesday 13 June, 6pm in the Meridian Dining Hall. This could be a solo, or an ensemble with another member of the class (if you are not sure who else is in the class please contact Mrs Homewood). Students will receive a letter with a reply slip. If you need accompanying please ask Mr Roberts or Mr Quenault as soon as possible.
These students should also purchase an ABRSM Theory book if they do not already own one. There are grades from 1-8, students who are starting from scratch with reading music and the rules of theory should purchase grade 1. If students are unsure which grade, Mrs Homewood has a selection of them they can look through to check which is most suitable. Students should be attending Mr Roberts' Theory Club after school on a Tuesday until 4.30pm, particularly if they are starting from Grade 1 to help them prepare for the course.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Homewood


YEAR 10

Friday 26 May Future Friday Careers Talk (Period 5)
Parent Notes from Mrs Evans, Progress Leader


YEAR 11

Friday 26 May Future Friday Careers Talk (Period 5)
Parent Notes  from Miss Bergamo, KS4 Achievement Lead
Year 6 Student Ambassador Programme
Maths Checklists – Higher and Foundation 
To support your child in the run up to the exam season starting we would recommend the following revision guide, calculator and pencil case set all of which can be purchased online from Amazon: Higher: Workbook, Foundation: Workbook, Calculator, Pencil Case with Maths Set 
Science Key Messages 
Geography Support Calendar
Geography Mock Revision List 
Week 18 - English Revision Tip 
Preparing to Revise
Exam Timetables
 

sixth form

Friday 26 May Year 13 Leavers' Assembly (11.00am, Eden Hall)
Future Friday Careers Talk (Period 5)
Parent Notes  from Mr Bennett
Year 13 Year Book – payment deadline Friday 26 May
Year 13 Graduation Ceremony – payment deadline Friday 23 June