Weekly Bulletin

w/c Monday 27 november 2017 - (week two)

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WHOLE SCHOOL NOTICES

Monday 27 November

Year 11 Winter Exams
Foyles House Assembly (Eden Hall)
Year 12 Assembly (Common Room

Tuesday 28 November

Grants House Assembly (Eden Hall)

Wednesday 29 November

Stocketts House Assembly (Eden Hall)
Tenchleys House Cake Sale
UCAS Clinic (3.30pm-5.30pm)
Oxted School Community Choir Rehearsal (6.30pm-7.30pm, Mu1)
Friends of Oxted School AGM (7.30pm, Old Hall)

Thursday 30 November

Tenchleys House Assembly (Eden Hall)
Year 8 Commendations (10.45am-11.05am, Library)
UCAS Clinic (3.30pm-5.30pm)
Year 10 Progress Review Evening (5.00pm-8.00pm, Main, Old and Meridian Halls)

Friday 1 December

Detillens House Assembly (Eden 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

Kik Messenger App – please see attached letter concerning Kik Messenger

Safeguarding Statement and Prevent Strategy

Communication with Oxted School Staff 

Parent Meetings with Staff
Parent meetings with staff are by appointment only, and normally require 2 working days’ notice.  If you wish to speak to a member of staff, in person, please contact them directly to book an appointment.

PE Fixtures – w/c 27.11.17 
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, 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!

Friends of Oxted School Annual General Meeting
The Friends of Oxted School will be holding their AGM on Wednesday 29 November from 7.30pm in the Old Hall.  Parents who are not involved with the Friends of Oxted School are welcome to come along and hear about the great fundraising work the FOXS have been doing.

Anything Goes’ –Rehearsal Schedule

‘Anything Goes’ – Tuesday 5 December to Saturday 9 December 2017
Performances start at 7.00pm with the exception of the Saturday matinee which will begin at 1.30pm

Tickets are on general sale to the whole school from the Finance Office at break and lunch times only.   Tickets are £7.50 each for adults and £5.50 for children and students.  Cheques should be made payable to Oxted School.  If payment is made in cash, please ensure the students have the exact money as the Finance Office do not hold any change.  Please note that, once purchased, tickets are not transferable to another day.

Friends of Oxted School plea for help…..refreshments for the school show
We are looking for any parents are willing to help serve refreshments at the school show (Tuesday 5 December – Saturday 9 December).  Please email oxtedschoolrefreshments@hotmail.com if you are able to offer any help during this time.  Thank you for your support.

Tenchleys House Cake Sale – Fundraising for MIND and Prostate Cancer
On Wednesday 29 November, Tenchleys House will be running a cake sale for their two charities; MIND and Prostate Cancer.   We would like to encourage as many of Tenchleys students to get involved, and would like each student to bring in cakes to sell.   There will be a competition for the best home-baked cake.   Please ask students to bring the cakes to Tenchleys House office on the morning of Wednesday 29 November.

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

‘The Owl Service’ by Alan Garner
This book reignites a legend in the Welsh valley where Alison, Roger and Gwyn are on holiday for the summer. This is a tragic tale of a star-crossed romance and a woman's unspeakable punishment

The Children’s Book Award is the only national award for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children. It is owned and coordinated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and is highly respected by teachers, parents and librarians. It has brought acclaim and strong sales to past winners such as J.K. Rowling, Patrick Ness, Andy Stanton, Malorie Blackman, Anthony Horowitz and Michael Morpurgo, who has won a record three times. The award has often been the first to recognise the future stars of children’s fiction and has the ability to turn popular authors into bestsellers.
A dedicated website www.fcbg.org.uk/childrens-book-award showcases all the shortlisted titles and featured authors.

Children in Need
The PE department would like to thank all of the KS3 students who donated money to the Children in Need charity last week.  Girls were allowed to wear onesies and play in a netball tournament.  The boys wore football shirts and could choose to play dodgeball or in a football tournament.  Overall we raised £367.

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, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

 It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

  1. Head to https://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:
RNIB Bowling – Saturday 25 November
Holland Junior School Christmas Tree Sale 
Christmas Tree Sale for Clockwork Charity 
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
Pupil Library Assistant 
Year 7 Technology Materials Letter 
FDT Recipe – Fruit Salad (students who have been doing Textiles will swap to Food this week)
The Children’s Book Award is the only national award for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children. It is owned and coordinated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and is highly respected by teachers, parents and librarians. It has brought acclaim and strong sales to past winners such as J.K. Rowling, Patrick Ness, Andy Stanton, Malorie Blackman, Anthony Horowitz and Michael Morpurgo, who has won a record three times. The award has often been the first to recognise the future stars of children’s fiction and has the ability to turn popular authors into bestsellers.
A dedicated website www.fcbg.org.uk/childrens-book-award showcases all the shortlisted titles and featured authors.

YEAR 8 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Wheeler
Pupil Library Assistant 
Year 8 Technology Materials Letter 
FDT Recipe – Pancakes - ingredients will be provided at school (students who have been doing Textiles will swap to Food this week)
The Children’s Book Award is the only national award for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children. It is owned and coordinated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and is highly respected by teachers, parents and librarians. It has brought acclaim and strong sales to past winners such as J.K. Rowling, Patrick Ness, Andy Stanton, Malorie Blackman, Anthony Horowitz and Michael Morpurgo, who has won a record three times. The award has often been the first to recognise the future stars of children’s fiction and has the ability to turn popular authors into bestsellers.
A dedicated website www.fcbg.org.uk/childrens-book-award showcases all the shortlisted titles and featured authors.

YEAR 9 – All recipes are on school website and FROG

Friday 1 December Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Murphy
Bronze DofE Award 
Year 9 Technology Materials Letter 
FDT Recipe – Chicken in Black Bean Sauce (students who have been doing Textiles will swap to Food this week)
The Children’s Book Award is the only national award for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children. It is owned and coordinated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and is highly respected by teachers, parents and librarians. It has brought acclaim and strong sales to past winners such as J.K. Rowling, Patrick Ness, Andy Stanton, Malorie Blackman, Anthony Horowitz and Michael Morpurgo, who has won a record three times. The award has often been the first to recognise the future stars of children’s fiction and has the ability to turn popular authors into bestsellers.
A dedicated website www.fcbg.org.uk/childrens-book-award showcases all the shortlisted titles and featured authors.

YEAR 10

Thursday 30 November Progress Review Evening (5.00pm-8.00pm, Main, Old and Meridian Halls)
Friday 1 December Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)

Parent Notes from Mr Hilton, Year 10 Progress Leader
Work Experience – deadline for returning forms Monday 5 February 2018
GCSE Sociology Revision Guide

YEAR 11 - winter exams

Friday 1 December Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)

Parent Notes from Mrs Evans, Year 11 Progress Leader
Media Studies GCSE Deadlines

SIXTH FORM

Monday 27 November Year 12 Assembly (Common Room)
Wednesday 29 November UCAS Clinic (3.30pm-5.30pm, Silent Study Area)
Thursday 30 November UCAS Clinic (3.20pm-5.30pm, Silent Study Area)
Friday 1 December Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)

Parent Notes from Sixth Form Team