Weekly Bulletin

w/c Monday 25 september 2017 - (week two)

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Monday 25 September

Prospective New Parents School Tour (9.00am-10.00am)
Year 11 Geography Field Trip (Brighton)
Foyles House Assembly (Eden Hall)
Sixth Form Assembly (Old Hall)

Tuesday 26 September

Year 11 Geography Field Trip (Brighton)
Grants House Assembly (Main Hall)
KS3 VI Students Sailing (Chipstead Lakes – 12.30pm-3.00pm)

Wednesday 27 September

Year 11 Geography Field Trip (Brighton)
Stocketts House Assembly (Main Hall)
PSHE Session (P2, Tutor Rooms)
UCAS Clinic (3.30pm-5.00pm Sixth Form Study Room)
Senior Prize Giving (6.00pm, Main Hall)
Oxted School Community Choir Rehearsal (6.30pm-7.30pm Mu1)

Thursday 28 September

Prospective New Parents School Tour (9.00am-10.00am)
Year 8 Girls HPV Vaccinations (Old Hall)
Tenchleys House Assembly (Main Hall)
Detillens House Assembly (Eden Hall)
‘Anything Goes’ School Production Meeting for ALL cast members (3.30pm-5.00pm, Main Hall)
UCAS Clinic (3.30pm-5.00pm Sixth Form Study Room)
Year 7 Foyles Benchball Tournament (3.30pm-5.00pm, Gym)
Year 7 Detillens, Stocketts & Tenchleys Roller Disco (3.30pm-4.30pm, Sports Hall)
Year 9 Family Learning Event (6.30pm-7.30pm, Meridian Dining Hall)

Friday 29 September

Whole School Sponsored Walk – please see notes below

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

Communication with Oxted School Staff 

PE Fixtures – w/c 25.09.17 
Enrichment Programme – Autumn Term
Oxted Running Club - Training is at Oxted every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 3.30pm meeting in Park Road

Caterlink message regarding canteen cards

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!

Important Reminder
Thursday 5 October (early closure, 12.35pm due to Open Evening) and Friday 6 October (INSET day)

School Photographs – Year 7 and Year 12
Photo proofs have been distributed this week.  If possible, please place your order online (instructions are on the proof).  If you are unable to order online, please return the proof with your payment to Reception no later than Thursday 28 September.

‘Anything Goes’ - School Production
Thursday 28 September - ALL cast, everyone please to come along, meeting in the Main Hall at 3.30pm until 5.00pm. Lots to get going on!

Friday 29 September – Whole School Sponsored Walk raising funds for our Enrichment Programme
Sponsored Walk, Sponsor Form, Gift Aid Form 2017

Students should arrive at the normal school time (8.40am) and go straight to tutor rooms to be registered.  All House walks will depart approx. 9.00am and will return to school approx. 2.30pm-3.00pm.  Students must be registered at the end of the walk before going home.
Students must remember to bring a packed lunch and drink (no fizzy drinks).  Students who receive free school meals, will have a packed lunch provided; this will be collected from the canteen by the House teams.  Students must wear appropriate footwear for walking across fields.  Please check the weather forecast – if wet, please ensure students have a waterproof jacket; if warm and sunny, please ensure students have a hat and sun cream.
Students who are not walking should arrive at the normal time, in full school uniform with their equipment and work to do for the day.  They should go to their tutor room to be registered and then go to the Meridian IT area where they will be supervised for the day. Students must bring a packed lunch with them as the canteen will not be open.  They will work in the Meridian IT area until the end of the normal school day.
Please remember that sponsor forms need to be handed into Tutors on Thursday 28 September.  The forms will be returned to students on Friday duly signed once the walk is completed.  Sponsor money should be collected and handed in to the Finance Office no later than Monday 30 October

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

‘Beast’ – Ally Kennen
Stephen's always in trouble or on his way to trouble. But none of these problems compare to the problem of The Beast, a fierce crocodile that he's been taking care of for years. The Beast is Stephen's biggest secret, and also his biggest challenge.

Scholastic Book Fair

Year 7 and Year 8 Accelerated Reader

The Friends of Oxted School Ball – Friday 13 October 2017
The FOXS ball will be held at Westerham Golf Club on Friday 13 October 2017 from 7.00pm.  Tickets are £45 per person to include a welcome drink, 3-course meal and DJ for the evening.  Tables are made up of 10/12 people.  To book a table, please complete the booking form attached.  For more information, please contact ckent@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.

Local Events:
Showtime Performing Arts Academy 
LCA Dance Academy 
Contemporary Dance Classes

YEAR 7 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara  and Mr Stodart  
FDT Recipes –  Fruit Crumble
Parent Information Evening Presentation

YEAR 8 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Wheeler
FDT Recipe – Popcorn Chicken - Groups 8T (Thursday Period 4) and 8U (Tuesday Period 4) ONLY
Parent Information Evening Presentation

YEAR 9 – All recipes are on school website and FROG

Wednesday 27 September PSHE Session (P2, Main Hall)

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Murphy
FDT Recipe – Cheesecake - Group 9S (Thursday Period 3) ONLY
Parent Information Evening Presentation
Guest speakers, The Teenage Cancer Trust, will be presenting to Year 9 as part of their PSHE session.  This is a generic presentation that delivers key messages about cancer and empower all students with information for them to look after their health both now and in the future.  www.teenagecancertrust.org/

If any Year 9 students are interested in taking GCSE Music or would like a concert to watch as part of your Artsmark Award, the Year 11 GCSE Music class are giving a concert on Tuesday 3 October 2017, 7pm in the Main Hall. The concert is free, but there will be a retiring collection taking donations to the music dept. at the end if you wish to contribute. Please come and watch particularly if you are interested in GCSE Music.


Parent Notes from Mr Hilton, Year 10 Progress Leader
GCSE Music Students
As part of your course you must attend at least one Year 11 concert (as an audience member). There is a year 11 concert on Tuesday 3 October at 7.00pm in the Main Hall. It is free, but there is a retiring collection where you can donate to the music department. If you cannot attend this concert you must attend the concert on Tuesday 20 March 2018.


Parent Notes from Mrs Evans, Year 11 Progress Leader
GCSE Music Students
Your first concert of the year (you were informed in June) is on Tuesday 3 October, 7pm in the Main Hall. All students need to perform one solo and one ensemble. These must add up to 4 minutes (at least) in length and you must have a score for EACH piece you are playing. These will count as your performance grade for your mock exam, therefore no score or performances that are too short will mean a mark of 0. The concert is open to parents and relatives, there will be a retiring collection at the end for the music department.


Monday 25 September Sixth Form Assembly (Old Hall)
Tuesday 26 September Oxford School’s Debating Competition Meeting (Lunchtime, Library)
Wednesday 27 September UCAS Clinic (3.30pm-5.30pm, Silent Study Area)
Thursday 28 September UCAS Clinic (3.30pm-5.30pm, Silent Study Area)

Parent Notes from Sixth Form Team
Parent Information Evening Presentation

2017-2018 Oxford School’s Debating Competition
We have been invited as a school to take part in the Oxford School’s Debating competition this year. We can enter a maximum of three teams, if you are interested can you please come along to the Library on Tuesday 26 September at lunchtime to find out a bit more.  Debating is a challenging and very rewarding experience, but more importantly it looks really impressive on those personal statements.