Weekly Bulletin

w/c Monday 23 April 2018 - (week ONE)

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Monday 23 April

A-Level Art Exam
Photography Exam
Year 12 BTEC Sports Science Taster Day (University of Brighton)
Year 7 Assembly (Main Hall)
Year 11 History Practice Exam (P5, Main Hall)

Tuesday 24 April

A-Level Art Exam
Photography Exam
Year 8 Assembly (Main Hall)
Oxted School Trust Committee Meeting (6.00pm-7.00pm, Meeting Room)

Wednesday 25 April

A-Level Art Exam
Photography Exam
GCSE Drama Exam
Year 9 Assembly (Main Hall)
School Council Meeting (P3, G12)
Silver DofE Training (3.30pm-4.45pm)
UNA Debating Competition, Oxted Team A v Team B (4.00pm, Library)

Thursday 26 April

A-Level Art Exam
Photography Exam
Year 13 Geography Exam Conference (London)
Junior Maths Challenge (P1, Old Hall)
Year 10 Assembly (Main Hall)
Year 13 Commendations (10.45am-11.05am, Library)
Sports Award Evening – invited students (6.00pm, Main Hall)

Friday 27 April

A-Level Art Exam
Photography Exam
Year 11 Assembly (Main Hall)
Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)

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

Are you interested in being a School Governor?

Protecting your Child against Measles

Get into Teaching – Open Morning, St Mary’s Junior School, Thursday 26 April

Ski Trips 2019 and 2020
USA Ski Trip 2019 
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)

Italy Ski Trip 2020 
We have booked with Inter-Ski, an excellent, well-organised company that we have been travelling with for many years.  Although this seems a long way off, it is a very popular resort and in order to secure a hotel in the centre of the town, we have to book so far in advance.   Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Bennett (lbennett@oxtedschool.co.uk)

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 23 April 2018

Summer Enrichment

Cheerleading Level 1
With effect from Thursday 26 April, Cheerleading Level 1, coached by Miss Smith, has been moved to Thursday lunchtime.  This is due to a change in the enrichment programme for the summer term.   We apologise for any inconvenience that this change may cause.
Current members of the Cheerleading Level 1 team should confirm that they will attend on Thursday lunchtime so that Miss Smith can prepare for the Nationals in July.

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!

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

‘Wild Boy’ by Rob Lloyd Jones
When a murder occurs at the fair, Wild Boy, a boy with a unique appearance and unique gifts, is hastily accused. He must use his powers of deduction to save himself.

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:
DofE Volunteering
Drugs Workshop – Wednesday 25 April
Children’s Mental Health Talk – Tuesday 1 May
Specsavers Surrey Youth Games – Saturday 23 June and Sunday 24 June
Summer Reading Challenge 
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
Technology Materials Letter 
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 – Practical Design Test - Students need ingredients for their chosen special diet or cultural dish

YEAR 9 – All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Murphy
Technology Materials Letter 
FDT Recipe – Fine Dining Practical Test choose from either Mini Whisked Sponges, Mediterranean Vegetable Filo Baskets, Cranberry and Chicken Cups or Fresh Fruit Tartlets


Friday 27 April Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)

Parent Notes from Mr Hilton, Year 10 Progress Leader


Monday 23 April History Drop Down (P1-P4), Practice Exam (P5)
Wednesday 25 April GCSE Drama Workshop
A/A* Sociology Workshop (3.30pm-4.30pm) open to all Sociologists with a particular focus on the top end grades
Silver DofE Training (3.30pm-4.45pm)
Friday 27 April Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)

Parent Notes from Mrs Evans, Year 11 Progress Leader
English Literature Workshop, previously postponed due to poor weather, will be running on Monday 30 April, from 6.30pm-8.00pm in the Meridian Dining Hall
Spring Update 
Year 11 Prom – payment deadline Friday 27 April 2018
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 
Combined Science Workbook


Monday 23 April to
Friday 27 April
A-Level Art Exam
A-Level Photography Exam
Monday 23 April Year 12 BTEC Sports Science Taster Day (Brighton)
Wednesday 25 April Year 12 Assembly (Old Hall)
Thursday 26 April Year 13 Geography Exam Conference (London)
Year 13 Commendations (10.45am, Library)
Friday 27 April Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)

Sixth Form Parent Notes 
Year 13 Graduation – payment deadline Thursday 14 June