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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

Subject Area Notice From Audience
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:

Year 7 

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.’

Year 8 

Culture – the social behaviour and norms found in human societies.

Year 9 

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

·         Photography

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.

PE TOP

BLUE/GREEN WATER BOTTLE

CLEAR / PINK WATER BOTTLE

SILVER COAT

BLACK ‘JACK WOLFSKIN’ COAT

TRACKSUIT PANTS

BLACK GLOVES

BLACK & GREY GLASSES

BLACK GLASSES

TORTOISE SHELL GLASSES

PURPLE PEN DRIVE

PANDORA BRACELET

FAMILY NECKLACE

MICKEY MOUSE EARRINGS

1 DIAMOND STUD

ARROW RING

NEW ZEALAND KEYRING

2 GOLD CHAINS

DF BRACELET

MOOD RING

CRYSTAL BRACELET

LIPS PURSE

CORE HEADPHONES

CASH

INHALER

BAG OF CLOTHES (LEGGINGS, XMAS JUMPERS)

JD BAG – BLACK / MULTI NIKE TRAINERS

JD BAG – BLACK / WHITE NIKES

REVISION CARDS

BLACK BELT OFF OF A COAT

BLACK GLOVES

BLACK SOCKS

PINK SPARKLE COIN PURSE

PANDORA CHARM

FRIEND NECKLACE

MIXED EAR RINGS

DIAMOND PEN

GREY GAP HOODIE

Mrs Anscombe All Students