Home-School Weekly Update
School notices for week commencing: 20th January 2020
Quote of the Week
‘Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.’ Ghandi
|Health Services in Schools||Students can access support from Health Services in schools at the following drop in clinics: Youth Worker & School Nurse Drop In – Monday Lunchtime in B101
Sexual Health clinic– confidential service- Monday Lunchtime in B101 Brook – Wednesday Lunchtime in A128
|Mrs Jones||All Students|
|Health & Safety Notice||As a reminder, students are not permitted to use aerosols or perfumed body sprays in school. We have students and staff that suffer from medical conditions such as asthma and skin allergies that can be aggravated by such sprays. In order to keep our school community safe, it is important that you adhere to these school rules. Students found using aerosols or sprays within school will have the items confiscated during the school day.||Miss Whelan||All Students|
|Literacy Focus||Are and Our – Are is a verb. It is the present tense of the verb to be, which means to exist or engage in something. Whereas, the word “our,” is used to refer to something belonging to, or associated with the person speaking and other people.||Miss Crawford||All Students|
|Word Of the Week||English Word of the week:
Prophetic – Accurately predicting what will happen in the future.
E.g. While Madame Zahra claims she has prophetic visions, none of her predictions have ever been correct.
Maths Word of the week:
Key Stage 3
Translate – To move from one place, or condition to another. In Maths we Translate a shape/object/graph by moving it by a horizontal and/or vertical direction.
Key Stage 4
Continuous – Data that can take any value within a range.
History Word of the Week:
Barons – A member of the lowest order of the British nobility. Baron is not used as a form of address, barons usually being referred to as ‘Lord.’
Culture – the social behaviour and norms found in human societies.
Terror – intense, sharp, overmastering fear or any period of frightful violence or bloodshed likened to the Reign of Terror in France.
|Miss Crawford||Years 8,10 & 11|
|Sixth form Mindfulness sessions||Sixth Form Mindfulness sessions will take place each Wednesday lunchtime in A104 at the very start of lunch. All welcome! Miss Folan.||Miss Folan||6th Form|
|Musical Theatre Company Performance||Musical Theatre Company Performance at the Gladstone Theatre – 29th January
Please can students in Musical Theatre Company bring back their permission slips to Mrs Henderson to perform at the Gladstone Theatre on Wednesday 29th January.
|Mrs Carney||All Students|
|Theatre Trip||Woman In Black Theatre Trip – 28th January
Please can GCSE and A level Drama students remember to bring back their reply slip and money to Student Services for the Woman in Black theatre trip on Tuesday 28th January.
|Mrs Carney||GCSE Drama Students|
|Manga Club||Manga Club will be on a Monday and Wednesday after school in E107 with Miss Haworth.
Please feel free to come along and join us.
|Miss Haworth||All Students|
|Lunchtime Activities||Tuesday 21st January – Karaoke (Years 9 & 10) in the gym
Wednesday 22nd January – Karaoke (Year 7 & 8) in the gym
|Mrs Carney||Years 8-10|
|Student Artist of the month||The Art Department is launching ‘Student Artist of the month’
The competition will run each month and a ‘winner’ and ‘runner up’ will be chosen in the following categories:
· KS3 Art and Textiles
· KS4 Art and Textiles
You can enter work completed outside of school or in your Art/ Textiles lessons
Deadline for January: Wednesday 29th January
Submit your work in the post box in E205
Ensure your work is labelled clearly with your name and form
Winners work will go on display on the art corridor and will receive a certificate and prize.
|Mrs Taylor||All Students|
|Lost Property||All items that were handed in to Lost Property in OCTOBER will be on display Mon, Tues and Weds of this week only.
It will be outside B209, please see Miss Phillips or Mrs Segar if you would like to claim any of your lost items.
BLUE/GREEN WATER BOTTLE
CLEAR / PINK WATER BOTTLE
BLACK ‘JACK WOLFSKIN’ COAT
BLACK & GREY GLASSES
TORTOISE SHELL GLASSES
PURPLE PEN DRIVE
MICKEY MOUSE EARRINGS
1 DIAMOND STUD
NEW ZEALAND KEYRING
2 GOLD CHAINS
BAG OF CLOTHES (LEGGINGS, XMAS JUMPERS)
JD BAG – BLACK / MULTI NIKE TRAINERS
JD BAG – BLACK / WHITE NIKES
BLACK BELT OFF OF A COAT
PINK SPARKLE COIN PURSE
MIXED EAR RINGS
GREY GAP HOODIE
|Mrs Anscombe||All Students|