Weekly Bulletin

w/c Monday 19 February 2018 - (week two)

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WHOLE SCHOOL NOTICES

Monday 19 February

Foyles House Assembly (Main Hall)
Year 12 Assembly (Old Hall)
Year 11 English Language Workshop – sets 1 and 2 (6.00pm, Meridian Dining Hall)

Tuesday 20 February

Year 8 Options Assembly (P2, Main Hall)
Grants House Assembly (Main Hall)
Iceland Trip Parent Information Evening (6.00pm, Main Hall)

Wednesday 21 February

Stocketts House Assembly (Main Hall)
Year 7 Family Learning Event (6.00pm, Meridian Dining Hall)

Thursday 22 February

Prospective New Parents School Tour (9.00am-10.00am)
Year 11 RE Cohort B Drop Down (P1-P4, Main Hall)
Tenchleys House Assembly (Main Hall)
Parent Meetings Available with the Headteacher (3.00pm-4.30pm) Please contact Mrs Everall to book an appointment
Primary School Roadshow (3.15pm-4.15pm, Lingfield Primary School)
Year 12 Progress Review Evening (4.30pm-8.00pm, Main and Old Halls)

Friday 23 February

Year 11 RE Cohort A Drop Down (P1-P4, Main Hall)
Year 9 Inter-House Cross Country - compulsory (P1) - CANCELLED
Year 8 Inter-House Cross Country – compulsory (P2) - CANCELLED
Detillens House Assembly (Main Hall)
Year 7 Inter-House Cross Country - compulsory (P3) - CANCELLED
Sixth Form and KS4 Inter-House Cross Country – optional (lunchtime) - CANCELLED
Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)
Friends of Oxted School Quiz Night (7.30pm for 8.00pm start, Main Hall)

Saturday 24 February Rotary Youth Speaks Competition (Old Hall)

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

Change to the School Day (September 2018)

Update on Changes to Girls' Uniform (September 2018)

Safety of our Students
Please note that parents cannot drive on to the school site to drop off or pick up students.  Restrictions are now in place and only parents with agreed permission will be able to come on to site at this time.  Bluehouse Lane also has parking restrictions and these should be adhered to.  Thank you for your support in ensuring our students are safe on their way to and from school.  Mrs Euridge, Headteacher

Friends of Oxted School Quiz Night – Friday 23 February 2018 - SOLD OUT

Equipment for Learning and Presentation in Books
The first week back after half term (w/c 19 February) we will have a whole school focus on Equipment for Learning and Presentation in Books. Please ensure that your son/daughter has the equipment that they need to learn effectively. As a bare minimum, they should have a pen, pencil, ruler, and eraser. Further details are provided on the Home School Agreement. Please also encourage them to go through their books over half term to check their presentation is up to scratch: titles and dates underlined, work labelled as CW (classwork) or HW (Homework), pencils used for drawing diagrams, rulers used for drawing straight lines.

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.

Enrichment Programme - Spring Term

PE Fixtures - w/c 19 February 2018

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!

Teacher Training: Make a Difference (RESCHEDULED DATE)

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 Wall’ by William Sutcliffe
In an isolated town that closely resembles the West Bank, thirteen-year-old Joshua discovers his world may not be at it seems, his people may be aggressors rather than the victims and he must forge his own sense of right and wrong.

National Theatre Live Performance - Macbeth
A National Theatre live performance of Macbeth is showing at Oxted cinema on Thursday 10 May.  This would be a great opportunity for the students to see the performance that is fully sold out in the theatre.   www.everymancinema.com/oxted/film-info/nt-live-macbeth-2018

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:
Yoga for Teens  
Pre-Teens Parenting Course – starts Tuesday 30 January
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

Friday 23 February Inter-House Cross Country (P3)

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Mr Stodart
Design the Logo for Future Friday 
Summative Tests 
Technology Materials Letter 
FDT Recipe – Fruit Salad (new rotation, Technology groups Te4 will now be doing food)
World Book Day - students are invited to dress up as their favourite character for World Book Day on Thursday1 March.  Students are invited to go to the library at break and lunch on this day to have their photo taken. Those who choose not to dress up to celebrate World Book Day are expected to wear full school uniform
Students will be reading for the first 15 minutes of all lessons during the week beginning Monday 26 February to celebrate World Book Day.  A reading book must be brought to school every day of this week to ensure that all students can make the most of this opportunity

YEAR 8 - All recipes are on school website and FROG

Tuesday 20 February Options Assembly (P2)
Friday 23 February Inter-House Cross Country (P2)
Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Wheeler
Design the Logo for Future Friday 
Curriculum Changes 2018-2019 
Options Evening – Thursday 15 March
Camp 2018 
Technology Materials Letter 
FDT Recipe – Pancakes - all ingredients will be supplied at school (new rotation, Technology groups Te4 will now be doing food)
Students will be reading for the first 15 minutes of all lessons during the week beginning Monday 26th February to celebrate World Book Day.  A reading book must be brought to school every day of this week to ensure that all students can make the most of this opportunity

YEAR 9 – All recipes are on school website and FROG

Friday 23 February Inter-House Cross Country (P1)
Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room)

Parent Notes from Mrs McNamara and Miss Murphy
Design the Logo for Future Friday 
GCSE Options Curriculum Guide 
Technology Materials Letter 
FDT Recipe – Enzymic Browning Experiment - all ingredients will be supplied at school (new rotation, Technology groups Te4 will now be doing food)

YEAR 10

Friday 23 February

Inter-House Cross Country (lunchtime)
Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room

Parent Notes from Mr Hilton, Year 10 Progress Leader

YEAR 11

Friday 23 February

Inter-House Cross Country (lunchtime)
Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room

Parent Notes from Mrs Evans, Year 11 Progress Leader
Year 11 Prom – payment deadline Friday 27 April 2018
All Subject Revision Lists 
Course Guide Information & Provisional Exam Dates 
Silver DofE Award 
Science Booster

SIXTH FORM

Monday 19 February Year 12 Assembly (Old Hall)
Thursday 22 February Year 12 Progress Review Evening (4.30pm-7.30pm, Main and Old Halls)
Friday 23 February

Inter-House Cross Country (lunchtime)
Future Friday (P5, Sixth Form Common Room

Sixth Form Parent Notes
Work Experience 
Work Experience Presentation 
Year 12 Progress Review Evening – Thursday 22 February