Weekly Bulletin

w/c Monday 17 july 2017 - (week two)

FLEXIBLE CURRICULUM WEEK

Please make sure that your child brings water every day
In the event of warm weather please provide sunscreen and a hat every day
Students are required to bring basic equipment with them when they are on school site – pens, pencils and paper

 

WHOLE SCHOOL NOTICES

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, including Oxted Library.  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.  For further information about volunteering and how to register, please see the link below:

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries/volunteering-in-libraries/current-volunteering-opportunities-in-libraries/summer-reading-challenge-and-surrey-reads-volunteers

Library Stock Take
The Library will be closed for stock take until Thursday 20 July.  The Library will re-open on Friday 21 July to allow students to take out holiday reading. If students require extra reading material for the summer holidays, please ask them to come and speak to the Librarians on Friday 21 July for an individual reading interview.

Italy Ski Trip 2018 
There are still some places available on the Ski Trip to Pila in Italy during February Half Term 2018.  This is open to any student in current Year 7 to Year 12.  This is a very popular trip so if your child would like to go, please complete the forms attached to the letter and return it to the Finance Office as soon as possible.  Any queries, please email Mrs Bennett on lbennett@oxtedschool.co.uk

Transport Arrangements for Friday 21 July (early closure for students on site)
All contract buses/coaches will be at the rear coach park at 12.35pm, ready to depart at 12.45pm.  Where possible students should try to arrange a for a lift home.  All students should be off site by 1.00pm

  • 357 (Caterham) WILL NOT RUN AT LUNCHTIME
  • 609 (South Godstone, Blindley Heath, East Grinstead) WILL NOT RUN AT LUNCHTIME
  • 610 (South Nutfield, Smallfield and Burstow) WILL NOT RUN AT LUNCHTIME

Southdown buses are timetabled PUBLIC services, therefore students may need to make alternative arrangements for getting home.  The following buses run from OXTED but they are likely to be over-subscribed:

  • 410 (Godstone, Bletchingley and Nutfield) departs outside Pizza Express at 12.59pm
  • 410 (Hurst Green) departs outside Sainsbury’s at 1.00pm
  • 236 (The Grasshopper and Westerham) – departs at 1.20pm outside Sainsbury’s
  • 595 (The Ship, Tatsfield and Westerham) departs outside Sainsbury’s at 1.37pm

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 7.30pm.  Tickets are £45 per person to include a welcome drink, 2-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 ncw1971@live.co.uk

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Local Events:
Year 7 Football Club 
LCA Musical Theatre Summer Workshop 
Ghetto Film School – ‘Want to make Movies?’ 
Selsdon Little League Football
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

YEAR 7  Parent Notes

Monday 17 July
to
Friday 21 July

Carousel of Curriculum Based Activities - Students will need to be at school at the normal time.  Students have been issued with a timetable which will show the room for each session.  Students can wear their own clothes.  The canteen will be open for a limited service for students at break and lunchtime

Monday
17 July

Day of Sport - students should wear full PE kit for the day
Students have been issued with a timetable which will show where students will be for each session.  The canteen will be open for students at break and lunchtime.  Please make sure they have plenty of water, sunscreen and hat if the weather is warm

Tuesday
18 July

Howlett’s Zoo
Students should meet at the Eden Building at 8.30am for a prompt departure at 8.45am. Expected return time will be 5.00pm, traffic permitting. Students may wear their own clothes.  Students are required to bring a packed lunch, including a drink (no fizzy drinks).  Students entitled to Free School Meals should collect their lunch from the canteen at 8.30am.  Students can take a camera with them to photograph the animals.  Please check the weather forecast and ensure that students have the appropriate waterproof clothing, sunscreen, hat, sensible walking shoes etc

English/Media Day
Students should meet in the Main Hall at 8.45am, where they will complete the first part of this session before being split into groups. Students may wear their own clothes

Thorpe Park - students should meet on the KS3 playground at 8.30am for a prompt departure at 8.45am. Expected return time will be 5.30pm, traffic permitting.
Students are required to bring a packed lunch, including a drink (no fizzy drinks). Students entitled to Free School Meals should collect their lunch from the canteen at 8.30am. Students in possession of a MERLIN PASS must bring their card as it is necessary to gain admittance.  Please check the weather forecast and ensure that students have the appropriate waterproof clothing, sunscreen, hat, sensible walking shoes etc

Wednesday
19 July

Sutton Life Centre
Students should meet outside the Eden Building at 8.30am for a prompt departure at 8.45am. Expected return time will be the end of the school day, traffic permitting. Students may wear their own clothes.
Students are required to bring a packed lunch, including a drink (no fizzy drinks).  Students entitled to Free School Meals should collect their lunch from the canteen at 8.30am.  Please check the weather forecast and ensure that students have the appropriate waterproof clothing, sunscreen, hat, sensible walking shoes etc. 

Thorpe Park
Students should meet on the KS3 playground at 8:30am for a prompt departure. Expected return time will be 5.30pm. Students may wear their own clothes.
Students are required to bring a packed lunch, including a drink (no fizzy drinks). Students entitled to Free School Meals should collect their lunch from the canteen at 8.30am. Students in possession of a MERLIN PASS must bring their card as it is necessary to gain admittance.  Please check the weather forecast and ensure that students have the appropriate waterproof clothing, sunscreen, hat, sensible walking shoes etc

Language Olympics
Information for the Language Olympics, including which computer room to go to, has been included on individual timetables

Thursday
20 July

Sutton Life Centre
Students should meet outside the Eden Building at 8.30am for a prompt departure at 8.45am. Expected return time will be the end of the school day.  Students may wear their own clothes.
Students are required to bring a packed lunch, including a drink (no fizzy drinks).  Students entitled to Free School Meals should collect their lunch from the canteen at 8.30am.
Please check the weather forecast and ensure that students have the appropriate waterproof clothing, sunscreen, hat, sensible walking shoes etc

Film in a Day
This will take place in the Eden Hall. Students should arrive in the Eden Hall at the beginning of the school day. The workshop will finish at normal school time

Carousel of Activities
Information for the Carousel of Activities, including which sessions and rooms to attend, has been included on individual timetables

Friday
21 July


(12.35pm finish)

Football/Rounders Tournaments
Information for the Football/Rounders Tournament has been included on individual timetables

Film Session - An age-appropriate film will be screened in the Eden Hall for all Year 7 students

 

YEAR 8 - Camp Briefing Notes    Camp Kit List      Parent Notes

The Royal Opera House trip on Wednesday 29 November 2017, is now full. We have started a reserve list please email Mrs Seymour lseymour@oxtedschool.co.uk if you would like your son/daughter to be added to it.
Monday 17 July to
Friday 21 July

Camp at Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre, Beaulieu, Hampshire

Drop off by 8.30am coaches depart at 8.50am prompt
Drop off and pick up via Park Road only – car share where possible, it will be very busy on Monday morning – please allow extra time.  Unfortunately parents will only be allowed to drop off, this is due to the amount of traffic on site on Monday morning

** Please make sure that students have sunscreen and a sun hat **

A reminder that no large suitcases should be taken to camp - students will be required to carry their own bags

Homemade cakes should be dropped off in the large grey crates outside the minibus garages

Anticipated arrival back on Friday 21 July will be between 2.30pm and 3.30pm (depending on traffic).  Parents will be sent a text message when students are on their way back to School

YEAR 8 – NON CAMPERS

Monday 17 July
to
Friday 21 July (12.35pm finish)

Carousel of Curriculum Based Activities - Students will need to be at school at the normal time.  Students have been issued with a timetable which will show the room for each session.  Students can wear their own clothes.  The canteen will be open for a limited service for students at break and lunchtime

Monday
17 July

Pre-bake-off PSHE Session
Information for the PSHE Session has been included on individual timetables

Year 8 Bake-off
The Bake-off will take place in G3 and T4 during sessions 2 and 3

Tuesday
18 July

English/Media Day
Students should meet in the Main Hall at 8.45am, where they will complete the first part of this session before being split into groups

Wednesday
19 July

Language Olympics
Information for the Language Olympics has been included on individual timetables

Thursday
20 July

Carousel of Activities
Information for the Carousel of Activities has been included on individual timetables

Friday 21 July (12.35pm finish) Film Session - An age-appropriate film will be screened in the Main Hall for Year 8 students
 

YEAR 9 - Parent Notes

As you may be aware, in English lessons all students in Year 9 have recently been studying poetry from the AQA anthology. Each student has been issued with their own copy of the anthology to take home. Students have been told that they must also keep their exercise books at home. Please support the students in making sure that your child’s anthology and exercise books are kept securely as they will be needed next year and in the revision for the final English Literature GCSE exam in Year 11.  Thank you, The English Department

Monday 17 July and
Tuesday 18 July

Bronze DofE Final Walking Expedition (Group A)
Monday
17 July

PSHE Session – Drugs Awareness, Careers, Finances
Students will need to be at school at the normal time.  Students have been issued with a timetable which will show the room for each session.  Students can wear their own clothes.  The canteen will be open for a limited service for students at break and lunchtime

Tuesday
18 July

Wembley
Students should arrive at school by 8.30am and meet in the Eden Hall for a prompt departure at 8.45am.  Students should wear appropriate clothing, bearing in mind the weather.  Students should being a packed lunch and plenty of water (no fizzy drinks).  Students entitled to Free School Meals should collect their lunch from the canteen at 8.30am

Carousel of Curriculum Based Activities - Students will need to be at school at the normal time.  Students have been issued with a timetable which will show the room for each session.  Students can wear their own clothes.  The canteen will be open for a limited service for students at break and lunchtime

Wednesday
19 July

Day of Sport - students should wear full PE kit for the day
Students have been issued with a timetable which will show where students will be for each session.  The canteen will be open for students at break and lunchtime.  Please make sure they have plenty of water, sunscreen and hat if the weather is warm

Thursday
20 July

Wembley Stadium
Students should go to IT1 and IT2 at 8.45am, where they will complete a short IT-based activity before leaving on the coach at 9.45am. Students should wear appropriate clothing, bearing in mind the weather.  Students should being a packed lunch and plenty of water (no fizzy drinks).  Students entitled to Free School Meals should collect their lunch from the canteen at 8.30am

English/Media Day
Students should meet in the Old Hall at 8.45am, where they will complete the first part of this session before being split into groups

Thursday 20 July and
Friday 21 July

Bronze DofE Final Walking Expedition (Group B)
Bronze DofE Final Canoeing Expedition

Friday 21 July (12.35pm finish)

Careers Session and Film
Students will have a talk on career opportunities, and then an age-appropriate film will be screened in the Main Hall for Year 9 students



YEAR 10

Parent Notes – from Miss Bergamo
As you may be aware, in English lessons all students in Year 10 have recently been studying poetry from the AQA anthology. Each student has been issued with their own copy of the anthology to take home. Students have been told that they must also keep their exercise books at home. Please support the students in making sure that your child’s anthology and exercise books are kept securely as they will be needed next year and in the revision for the final English Literature GCSE exam in Year 11.  Thank you, The English Department

Monday 17 July to Friday 21 July Work Experience – all students out on work placements
 

YEAR 11

GCSE Exam Results Day – Thursday 24 August
Sixth Form Enrolment – Friday 25 August and Thursday 31 August
There are two dates that students can choose to enrol for Sixth Form; Friday 25 August from 9.00am until 3.00pm and Thursday 31 August from 9.00am until 3.00pm, enrolment will take place in the Old Hall.
It is vital that students have their GCSE/BTEC results slips with them to enable us to confirm their place on their chosen courses, or to discuss alternative courses. If students have any concerns i.e. that they may not have met specific entry criteria for example, guidance and support will be available and is a normal part of the enrolment.
If students are unable to enrol on either date, please contact me. If you do not enrol or inform me that you are unable to do so, it will be assumed that you no longer require a place in our Sixth Form. If students have already made a decision to study elsewhere, please let the Sixth Form team know as soon as possible
Help with Travel Costs for Sixth Form Students
 

sixth form

Monday 17 July to 
Friday 21 July
Work Experience – all students out on work placements