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Whole School Bulletin

w/c Monday 21 January 2019 (Week Two)

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If you have updated your email address recently please contact Claire Kent, Communications Officer

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

Individual members of staff can be contacted by emailing the initial of their first name, followed by the surname.
For example John Smith's email address would be jsmith@oxtedschool.co.uk

When sending an email to a member of staff, please copy Claire Kent, Communications Officer: ckent@oxtedschool.co.uk

PLEASE SEE THE DROP DOWN MENUS ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE FOR YEAR INFORMATION

Calendar

Monday 21 January

Year 11 Assembly (Main Hall) 

Tuesday 22 January

Year 8 TEEN Tech Event (selected students) (Surrey Sports Park)

Prospective New Parents School Tour (9.00am-10.00am)

Year 10 Assembly (Main Hall)

True Adventure Meeting (3.30pm, Old Hall)

Parent Forum with Mr Bond, Head of School (6.30pm-8.00pm) 

Wednesday 23 January

Year 8 Spanish Europa Trip (Europa Centre, Essex)

Year 9 Assembly (Main Hall)

Oxted School Community Choir Rehearsal (6.30pm, MU1) 

Thursday 24 January

Wellbeing Parent Forum (9.00am-10.00am, Old Hall)

Year 7 and Year 8 SEN Parent Coffee Morning (10.45, Old Hall)

Year 8 Assembly (Main Hall)

Rotary Youth Speaks Competition (3.30pm, Library)

Year 13 DofE Gold Training (3.30pm-6.00pm)

Year 9 DofE Bronze Training, Group A (3.30pm-6.00pm)

Year 10 GCSE Drama Performance (3.30pm, Drama Studio)

Netball Tour Parent Information Evening (6.30pm, MDH) 

Friday 25 January

Year 13 Music Workshop Part 2 (Yehudi Menuhin School)

Prospective New Parents School Tour (9.45am-10.45am)

Year 7 Assembly (Main Hall)

Year 11 Road Safety Presentation (P3, Main Hall)

Future Friday (P5, G12)

Year 9 DofE Bronze Training, Group B (3.30pm-6.00pm) 

Whole School Notices

Our staff really do love getting positive feedback. If there is something that a member of staff at
Oxted School has done which you are really happy with, please do let them know (
thankstaff@oxtedschool.co.uk)

Letter from Chair of Local Governance Board

Future Plan Update – January 2019
Please find linked to our bulletin this week a report from our Future Plan Working Group.  Their update includes details about communication improvements, staff recruitment and retention updates. 
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via ckent@oxtedschool.co.uk

Wellbeing Survey
Thank you to those parents who have already completed the wellbeing survey. It's not too late...the survey closes on Monday 21 January, please click here 
Following on from the e-safety parent information evening in December, this term we are hosting two Safeguarding and Wellbeing coffee mornings. The aim of these sessions is to share with parents our plans to promote emotional welling across the school.  The first of these on Thursday 24 January from 9.00am until 10.00am and Tuesday 5 February from 9.00am until 10.00am. 

Would you like to meet our new Head?
Parent forums are available with Mr Bond, Head of School on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 22 January 2019 (6.30pm–8.00pm)
  • Tuesday 29 January 2019 (9.00am–11.00am)
  • Wednesday 30 January 2019 (6.30pm–8.00pm)ADDITIONAL DATE!
  • Wednesday 6 February 2019 (9.00am–11.00am)
  • Thursday 7 March 2019 (9.00am–11.00am)
  • Friday 15 March 2019 (9.00am–11.00am)

If you would like to come along to any of these forums, please contact Mrs Everall (01883 712425) or email yeverall@oxtedschool.co.uk

Humanities Week - Monday 11 February to Friday 15 February
Calling any parents and carers out there who have a passion for, interest in or occupation involving Humanities in any way... Would you like to come in and deliver a seminar, an assembly, a lesson or have a discussion with some sixth form students?  If the answer is yes, and you can spare some time, please get in touch with Mr Henk, Head of Humanities chenk@oxtedschool.co.uk

DofE Parent Volunteers Required
We are looking for volunteers for help on the DofE Bronze and Silver expedition and training days. 
The Training days for Bronze will be on Thursday 24 January and Friday 25 January after school for 2 hours, also on Saturday 27 April and Sunday 28 April (9am-3pm) at school.   The Silver training day will be on Saturday 23 March (9am-3pm) at school. 
We would like the volunteers to help the students learn to put up tents, use a compass, learn about basic first aid, map reading and how to pack a rucksack.
The expeditions will take place on 18-19 March, 15-16 June, 10-11 July, 22-23 July, 24-25 July
Parents can help during any of these days by manning a check point, handing out water, walking with a group or helping with outdoor skills.
If you are interested or would like to find out more, please email Mrs Banwell (lbanwell@oxtedschool.co.uk) or Mrs Taylor (ctaylor@oxtedschool.co.uk)

PE Fixtures – w/c 21 January 2019 

Enrichment – Spring Term – new clubs added!

German Club – Our German Language Assistant is starting a German Club on Tuesday lunchtime in F13.  German language knowledge is not a requirement – there will be games, culture, cooking, films and much more!  Students will have the opportunity to connect with our partner school in Saarland through sending letters and SKYPE calling

Oxted Running Club - Training is at Oxted every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 3.10pm meeting at the back of school. New runners are always welcome.