Weekly Bulletin

w/c Monday 18 June 2018 - (week two)

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Monday 18 June

Public Examinations Continue
Year 12 Entrance Exams
Year 8 End of Year Exams
Year 7 PSHE Workshop (P1-P4, various classrooms)
Foyles House Assembly (Eden Hall)

Tuesday 19 June

Year 12 Entrance Exams
Year 8 End of Year Exams
Grants House Assembly (Eden Hall)

Wednesday 20 June

Year 12 Entrance Exams
Year 8 End of Year Exams
Stocketts House Assembly (Eden Hall)

Thursday 21 June

Year 12 Entrance Exams
Year 8 End of Year Exams
Prospective New Parents School Tour (9.00am-10.00am)
Tenchleys House Assembly (Eden Hall)
Carnegie Reading Award Workshop (1.35pm-2.20pm, Library

Friday 22 June

Year 12 Entrance Exams
Year 8 End of Year Exams
Sports Day – see notes below

Saturday 23 June Silver DofE Practice Expedition (Hampshire)
Sunday 24 June Silver DofE Practice Expedition (Hampshire)

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

‘Gizmo’ – Dog Letter

Meeting Pastoral and Academic Needs – Letter from Mr Milne, Deputy Headteacher

Urgent Changes to School Communications
One of the biggest changes to UK data privacy law came into effect on 25 May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation, also known as GDPR, means that you will have more control over how your data is used. And it ensures that organisations protect your personal data better. To reflect these changes and new obligations, we have updated our privacy notice which now tells you what we do with your personal data, how it is used and your rights as an individual under the new law. The new privacy notice is now available on our school website http://www.oxtedschool.org/222/consent or you can contact us and we will send you a copy of it.
It is important that you take action, by clicking on the appropriate consent as this new format requires active consent, not just implied or assumed by the parent or the school.  If you do not give consent, we may not be able to communicate with you according to your preference, which may cause future inconvenience to both parties.  It could mean we would be unable to send out any form of communication to our parents if we have not received active consent.
Regarding the question around biometric data, at Oxted School we do not currently use biometric data.  An example of biometric data is finger print technology which may be used when ordering school lunches.
Please note, even if you have given consent previously for photo consent, you MUST respond to this request again via this link.  You can request a paper copy to give your consent if this is easier for you – this message applies to ALL parents.

Maths Trip, Orlando USA – Easter 2020 (current Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9)

Digital Parenting helps you to get more involved with the technology that young people enjoy. It’s all about building children’s confidence and resilience so that they get the very best out of the fast-moving, awe-inspiring, sometimes overwhelming digital world www.vodafone.com/content/digital-parenting.html/

E-Safety Parent Information Evening – Tuesday 10 July 2018
In this digital age we are constantly trying to keep up the latest technological developments that our children are dealing with on a daily basis.  With this in mind Oxted School will be running an E-safety evening for parents and carers on Tuesday 10 July from 6pm in the Main Hall.  The evening will be used to discuss latest developments and offer advice on how to deal with situations relating to E-safety.
Please find attached a list of some of the latest apps that our students and children may be using.  They include a number of apps that parents need to be aware of. 
If in the meantime you have any questions, or just wish to discuss any elements of E-safety, please contact Mr Edwards (tedwards@oxtedschool.co.uk)

The National Online Safety Organisation have created a FREE guide for schools, parents and carers about Instagram – the app with over 800 million monthly users.
The guide informs parents and carers about the issues associated with Instagram and contains useful tips about how you can help protect your children when using the app.  The free guide for parents can be found here
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Edwards (tedwards@oxtedschool.co.uk)

Flexible Curriculum Week
Year 7 and Year 9 parents are reminded that the remaining balance for flexible curriculum week should be paid in full asap. The deadline was Monday 4 June.
Parents who have made payment online and have not returned the reply slip should do so as a matter of urgency.  If the reply slips are not returned, students cannot be taken off-site.  Thank you.

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.

Creative Role Models Needed!
Do you work in the creative industries? Do you have a career that uses creative skills?
If so I would be delighted to hear from you, I am looking for a few parents to come in to school to talk to the students about their roles for approx. 15-20 minutes during the w/c Monday 2 July for our Creative Arts Week.
If you are able to offer some time, please email Mrs Seymour lseymour@oxtedschool.co.uk

Sports Day – Friday 22 June
Students who are competing in any sports day event should wear their PE kit to school (white polo shirt, black shorts/skorts, and trainers).  Students will need to bring their books/equipment for the lessons they will be attending.
All competitors get 5 House points for competing (5 points per event). Further points will be awarded for final positions that go towards the overall House competition.
Students not taking part in sports day, should be in full school uniform.  They can bring something showing their House colour (flag/poster/banner) to support their House runners in the afternoon.  The usual sanctions will be in place for students not competing in sports day who do not wear full school uniform.  Students not competing will still need to bring their PE kit for their normal timetabled PE lesson.
The weather forecast at the moment is for sunny intervals (220), therefore please ensure that students bring sun cream, hat and plenty of water with them.

PE Fixtures - w/c 18 June 2018

Summer Enrichment

Oxted Running Club - Training is at Oxted every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 3.30pm meeting in Park Road

PE Kit Expectations

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!

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

‘Just in Case’ by Meg Rosoff
Follows the life and loves of fifteen-year-old David Case, as he struggles to take control of his life.

Creative Arts Festival and Friends of Oxted School ‘School Fest’ – Wednesday 4 July 2018
We are delighted that the Friends of Oxted School have teamed up with the Creative Arts Faculty to showcase a fantastic musical festival.  Live music will be provided by our talented school musicians and local band Roxted will be closing the event. A BBQ and licensed bar will be available. Entrance to the event is free, and is open to everyone. Gates open from 6.00pm, live music until 9.30pm.

Second-Hand Uniform
The Friends of Oxted School are collecting second-hand uniform from parents/students who would like to donate it back to the school.  Please leave with Reception clearly marked for FOXS.

Creative Arts Week takes place from Monday 2 July to Friday 6 July.  There will be lots of different ‘arts’ related activities to be part of both at lunch, after school and in the evening. There will be everything from Shakespeare and Music concerts on the decking, to workshops and caricature drawing.  A full programme of events will be published shortly.

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:
East Grinstead Swimming Club – Trials 17 June, 22 July and 16 September
Citizen Aid – Tuesday 10 July
Jetstream Big Band – Sunday 15 July
Trainee Customer Service Vacancies Available
Ravery’s Hairdressing Apprentice Required 
Manic Monsters Job Vacancies 
Raw Skills Football – recruiting for U13s
Lingfield Football Club – recruiting for Year 8 (2017/18)
Oxted and District Junior Football Club – recruiting for U16s
Eden Valley Museum – Free Guided Walks 
DofE Volunteering 
Specsavers Surrey Youth Games – Saturday 23 June and Sunday 24 June 
Hillcrest Netball Summer Camp 
Summer Reading Challenge   
Yoga for Teens    
Pre-Teens Parenting Course
Harry’s Youth Centre  
Showtime Performing Arts Academy  
LCA Dance Academy  
Contemporary Dance Classes  

Oxted Phoenix Badminton Club invites players with previous experience to join them.  New term starts 2 September, Sunday evening 7-9pm Oxted School Sports Hall. Please contact Mike 07534 925411 - text or call

Summer Reading Challenge
Every year Surrey Libraries run a Summer Reading Challenge for young children. They are again looking for young volunteers aged 14-25 to help support this year’s Reading Challenge.  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.  More information and to register: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries/volunteering-in-libraries/young-peoples-awards-and-challenges-libraries-volunteering

YEAR 7 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

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

YEAR 8 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Wheeler                                 
FDT Recipe – Vegetable or Chicken Curry - 8S, 8T and 8U ONLY (NOT 8V - Friday Period 5)
Camp Kit List
KS3 History - During Summer B Year 8 will be studying the Holocaust as part of their provision in Key Stage 3 History. This is obviously a very poignant and sensitive subject which the History team have delivered to Year 9 in the past. Due to the proposed changes to curriculum time next year, we felt it essential that students are taught this topic.  Nevertheless we will continue to do so in a manner appropriate for Year 8.  If you have any questions please do contact either Mr Harney Head of History, or Miss Donaldson Deputy Head of History and Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator
English Revision Resources
Geography Revision Resources
History Revision Resources
RE Revision Resources
Mathematics Revision Resources
Chemistry Revision Resources
Biology Revision Resources
Physics Revision Resources

YEAR 9 – All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Murphy
FDT Recipe – Swiss Roll - 9S, 9T and 9V ONLY (NOT 9U - Friday Period 4)


Parent Notes from Mr Hilton, Year 10 Progress Leader
Combined Science Practical Work Book – deadline Friday 13 July

YEAR 11 - GCSE Exams continue

NO parent notes from Mrs Evans, Year 11 Progress Leader
English Revision – uploaded to Frog 
Countdown to Math Exams  
All Subject Revision Lists   
Updated Course Guide Information & Provisional Exam Dates  
Example Revision Timetable (morning sessions) 
Example Revision Timetable (out of school) 
Geography Revision Information  
Science Plan   
Science Revision Support

The purchase deadline for leavers’ hoodies has been extended to Sunday 22 June to accommodate further orders.  Please visit www.schoolleaverscompany.co.uk/shops/SL42616 to place your order.

SIXTH FORM - gce exams continue

No Sixth Form Parent Notes 

Medicine UCAS Day
On Wednesday 25 July at Imperial College, London students in Year 10 can learn all about the UCAS personal statement, interview techniques, UKCAT preparation, work experience and everything they need to know to successfully apply to medicine.  If any students are interested in a career in medicine they you can sign up here if they wish to attend.
David Hamilton, The Premed Projects Team, 15 Queen Square, Leeds, LS2 8AJ
E: info@premedprojects.co.uk   W: www.premedprojects.co.uk