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    Miss Baggott (Please read Thursday) Knit and Natter lunch time activity for Staff and Students starting next Thursday 6th Oct
    by Laura Baggott (Teacher) - Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 9:22 PM

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    MUN Research Sessions
    by Susan Collinson (Staff) - Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 2:54 PM

    Attention ALL MUN Delegates - don't forget there are 2 more research sessions taking place in IT1 next Tuesday and Wednesday from 3pm to 4.30pm.  ALL delegates are expected to attend at least 2 out of the 4 available sessions.

    Happy Researching!

    Mrs Collinson

    MUN Co-ordinator

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    Y7 & Y8 Punctuation Show
    by Mrs H Hutton - Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:38 AM

    The Punctuation show took place on Tuesday 27th September.  Thanks to all the students who have brought their slips and payment in so far; if you haven't already done this, please make sure you bring these in by Tuesday 4th October.  Links for the letter can be found on this page.

    Mrs Ward

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    Year 11 Science exams
    by Mrs H Hutton - Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:28 AM

    Double Science students will be sitting two GCSEs :

    • GCSE Science - Separate exams in Biology B1, Chemistry C1 and Physics P1 in May 2017
    • GCSE Additional Science - Separate exams in Biology B2, Chemistry C2 and Physics P2 in June 2017

    In order to emulate this spacing of Science GCSE exams, our ...

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    Music Notices
    by Ross Walker (Teacher) - Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 8:16 AM

    Ceilidh Band is on at lunchtime today in Room - please can we all be there!


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    Yr 10 & 11 Netball Match
    by Beverley Edwards (Teacher) - Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 8:06 AM

    Good Morning,


    We have Yr 10 & 11 netball matches this Thursday at home. Please can I see all players from both teams in the PE Office during  Registration this morning for a brief meeting.

    Thank you

    Mrs B.J. Edwards


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    by Katie HEIGHES (Student, D 04, Yr11) - Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 6:19 PM

    Hello everyone, 

    This is just a reminder that Marie Curie and Kilby speakouts are this morning (28th September) in the drama studio so please send your reps down now. 


    Harry and Flo 

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    Ocean Stars/CPS students
    by Wendy Haynes (Staff) - Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 12:50 PM

    Would all students going on the Sri Lanka trip this October go to Mr Taylor's tutor room - 39 at morning registration.

    Thank you


    Mrs Haynes

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    Mufti Day for Ocean Stars/CPS
    by Wendy Haynes (Staff) - Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 11:20 AM

    On Thursday 29 September we are holding a mufti day in aid of Ocean Stars.  As you will know from the recent assemblies the team are leaving for Sri Lanka on 19 October this year and we have had a fund raising target of £8,000.  Well, we have absolutely SMASHED that total and currently we have ...

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    Geography Year 11 Miss Chidgey
    by Rachel Chidgey (Teacher) - Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 9:23 AM

    Controlled assessment catch up today (Wednesday) 3-4.30 IT2

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    PE Interhouse Competitions Year 7-9
    by Samantha Campbell (Teacher) - Monday, 26 September 2016, 6:02 PM

    All students in years 7-9 will take part in their first interhouse competition on the following dates.

    Year 8 - Wednesday 28th Sept P5/6

    Year 9 - Thursday 29th Sept P3/4

    Year 7 - Monday 3rd Oct P3/4

    All students in the specified year group will attend PE during those lessons. Please bring ...

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    Book of the Week
    by Paula Ward (Staff) - Friday, 23 September 2016, 3:39 PM

    Boys Don't Knit (In Public) by T S Easton

    Ben Fletcher must get to grips with his more 'feminine' side following an unfortunate incident with a lollipop lady and a stolen bottle of Martini Rosso from Waitrose. All a big misunderstanding of course.   To avoid the Young Offenders unit, Ben is ...

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    Word of the Week
    by Paula Ward (Staff) - Friday, 23 September 2016, 3:34 PM

    The winner of last week's word of the week is: Lucas Buck of S03 for the following sentence: "by pure serendipity, Reading FC won the match 2-1, after receiving a red card before half-time." 

    Word fo the week for the week commencing 26/1/09/16 is:

    Astronomical: adjective

    1. relating to astronomy

    Meaning: "He was making astronomical observations using his telescope."

         2. extremely large (of an amount)

    Meaning: "The fee for using the swimming pool was astronomical."

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    yr 8 computing revision
    by David Lugg (Teacher) - Friday, 23 September 2016, 11:25 AM

    A number of useful revision materials for the year 8 computing skills assessments next week, can be found on the computing year 8 section of moodle.



    Mr D lugg

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    by Mrs H Hutton - Thursday, 22 September 2016, 3:51 PM

    Moodle is available for all students to use and staff will be setting homework via the site.  It can be found at - student log in details are the same as those used for school computers.  If you have any queries, please see me in the library.

    Mrs Hutton


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    Prepared and Ready to Learn - Punctuality
    by Mrs H Hutton - Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 9:45 AM

    For the week commencing Monday 26th September,
    the "prepared and ready to learn" focus will be on punctuality to school

    Well done to all students who have arrived in school with plenty of time each morning so far this term.  Now we are back into the routine of school, please ensure that you allow enough time to arrive on foot or by car (making allowances for traffic congestion) so that you are lining up for tutor time before the first bell! 

    Please see this link for full details of this strategy

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    Book of the Week
    by Paula Ward (Staff) - Monday, 22 August 2016, 5:17 PM

    Boys Don't Knit by T S Easton: T+

    "After an incident regarding a crossing guard and a bottle of Martini & Rossi (and his friends), 17-year-old worrier Ben Fletcher must develop his sense of social alignment, take up a hobby, and do some community service to avoid any further probation. He takes a knitting class (it was that or his father's mechanic class) with the impression that it's taught by the hot teacher all the boys like. Turns out, it's not. Perfect."