College Newsletter Friday 30th January 2015

Date: Friday 30th January
Week No: 18
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Principal Surgeries
Following the success of our ‘Coffee, Cake and Communicate’ mornings, we are now holding weekly surgeries for parents to meet with
a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Any feedback welcome, or let us know what we can do to help you. This week’s surgery will
be on Tuesday 3rd February between 11.45am and 12:30pm.
If you would like to attend please contact Katie Bartlett on [email protected] to book a slot.
Map Design Competition
Design a new student friendly map for CEC
First Prize is a £20 Amazon Voucher for the person or team that wins. All entries must be handed into Miss Bartlett in reception by
Friday 13th February alongside a completed entry form. The map needs to show all areas of the school and will be used for staff,
students and visitors. Judging will take place in the week after half term by Year 6 pupils from our local primaries.
Good Luck!
Disney Information
The trip to Disney operates on a block booking system. The first 20 places are first come, first served and allow the trip to go ahead.
Students after the first 20 will be on a waiting list and will be booked in blocks of 10 students. These places are also first come, first
served. The trip has a maximum capacity of 50 student places. To book a place students need to hand in a completed consent form to
Mrs Rann at break time. Places cannot be booked through form tutors or at reception.
The deposit of £50 must be paid by 20th March. This can be paid in instalments or as one payment.
Any queries please contact Jo Gibson on [email protected] or by phoning 01983 203156.
Year 7 Disco
Year 7 Disco. Friday 13 February 7-9pm. The Year 11 Prom Committee are holding a disco for Year 7 as a fundraising event. It will take
place in the Creative Zone and tickets will be priced at £3 and this includes refreshments. These can be purchased from Mr Hughes in
the PE Office at lunchtimes from Monday 3rd February.
Girls Football News
Last week saw the U13 girl footballers playing their last two league matches against Carisbrooke and CTK.
Against Carisbrooke, our girls were constantly on the attack with the majority of play in their opponents half. In fact they did everything
right except score that illusive goal, with several attempts hitting the woodwork or being saved off the line.
Playing CTK was a different matter, with 2 goals conceded in the first half - despite some brave goalkeeping by Zoe. The second half was
far more even with attempts on goal at both ends yet, despite some great attacking work from the Cowes girls, it was CTK who sneaked
in another goal just before the final whistle. Good game, though, with next year's U13 team really starting to take shape!
Squad: Zoe Paris, Charlee Roberts, Isabella Howell, Sapphire Rushton, Jennifer Markham, Brooke Norman, Daisy Wilds, Ruby Horner,
Charlotte Sollars, Holly Bartlett, Jess Clarke, Lialani Durno and Kiri Ebbs
Calendar of Events
Tuesday 3rd February– Year 10 Drama Performance
Wednesday 11th February– Development Day
Monday 16th– Friday 20th February– Half Term
Wednesday 25th February– Year 10 Parents Evening
Thursday 19th March– Year 8 Parents Evening
Lunchtime Sports Clubs
College News
Badminton—All Years (Sports Hall)
Table Tennis– All Years (Sports Hall)
Basketball—All Years (Sports Hall)
Progress Mentor Telephone Numbers
Britannia– Mrs V Lewis & Mrs J Rudd– 203131
Endeavour– Mrs S Pritchett– 203130
Enterprise– Miss R Lunness– 203126
Shamrock– Mrs C Davis– 203127
After College Sports Clubs
Bournemouth Snowtrax Trip
Just a quick reminder that the Bournemouth trip on Friday 17th
July is now full.
Netball– All Years
Football– Years 7-11
Boys Cricket– Year 7 & 8
Boys & Girls Rugby– All Years
Girls Football– All Years
6th Form Sport
Sports Leaders
Girls Hockey
GCSE Coursework Catch Up
Resistant Materials GCSE
GCSE coursework support for Resistant Materials is available
after college on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The
deadline for the practical element of the coursework is Friday
13th February.
Oasis Stars
Chloe Harmsworth has had 100% attendance on Lexia, so a big
well done for the effort she has put into her work. Ryan PorterDavies has done some very good independent work in Oasis this
week, working hard and managing to achieve a lot of work in the
sessions he has been in.
After College Clubs
Oasis Homework Help Sessions
Art Club
Letters given out this week:
Go Ape Visit– Miss Vidovic
Please email [email protected] for any
additional copies.
Wednesday Oasis Homework Help Sessions
Geography Support Club for Controlled
Oasis Homework Help Sessions
Ukulele Club
Minecraft Club
Word of the Week
Correlation - A link between two things.
There is a correlation between bad behaviour and under
Top Attending Tutor Groups
The Finance Office is open to take money for trips etc at break
time and after college. We kindly ask that you remind your child
of this so that they do not miss lesson time.
Below are the top attending tutor groups for week commencing
19th January:
If your child is unwell and unable to attend college please call the
absence line on 203101 each day of their absence before
8.30am. The Local Authority have advised that we also need
parents to send in a written reason for their child’s absence upon
their return to College. Thank you for your support with this.
Year 7– Mrs Doherty with 97.6%
Year 8– Mrs Rouse with 98.2%
Year 9– Mr Wright with an amazing 100%
Year 10– Ms O’Shea with 98.0%
Year 11– Mr Shreeve with 96.3%
Congratulations to all of these groups!
Year 10 Drama Performance
The Year 10 GCSE Drama students will be performing 'Dreams and Nightmares' on Tuesday 3rd February from 7pm to 8.15pm. There
are four groups who have all created their own improvised performance piece. This is their first performance in front of an audience so
please come along and support them in the Drama room. Admission is free.
Dining Hall Menu
The menu for next week will be...
Black Bean Chicken
Sausage and Mash
Roast Pork
Curry Club
Fish & Chips
Crepes Florentine
Vegetarian Sausages
Pasta Bake
(Meat and Vegetarian)
Cheese & Onion Pasty
Year 11 Study Weekend
Letters are now available for the Year 11 study weekend. The study weekend is Friday 20 th to Sunday 22nd March. During the weekend,
students will be attending study sessions for their core and optional subjects as well as participating in some activities at Kingswood. The choice of activities will be done on a student vote but the activities they can vote on include an obstacle course, go-karts,
archery, zip wire and leap of faith. For more information about Kingswood activity centre please visit their website http:// There will also be evening activities for the students. This study weekend aims to provide
students with a valuable learning experience to help prepare them for both their exams and coursework during Year 11, arguably the
most important year of their school life. This is a very important visit that has been arranged as a result of student feedback on what
would help them achieve their full potential in Year 11.
If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Miss Gibson on the Academy telephone number or email
[email protected] .
Disneyland and Paris Trip: 24th – 27th January 2016
We are pleased to provide the details of our forthcoming educational trip to Disneyland and Paris. The proposed dates for this trip are
Sunday 24th – Wednesday 27th January 2016. This trip is open to all current year ten students (these students will be in Year 11 at the
time of the trip) and sixth form Business students.
We have worked hard to ensure that this trip is as cost efficient as possible. The cost will be £280 in total, which includes all travel, hotel
accommodation, transfers, insurance and breakfast. Please note that our accommodation is bed and breakfast, therefore, money for
food will be required on the trip, which will be approximately £30. A deposit of £50 is required to secure a place on this trip. This must
be submitted by Friday 20th March 2015. The remaining balance of £230 must be paid by Friday 26th June 2015.
You can pay by instalments for this trip. Money can be given towards the balance of this trip to the finance office at break
time anytime between now and the final payment date of Friday 26 th June. If you need a longer payment plan then please get
in touch with me on 01983 203156 or by email on [email protected]
The trip will involve Business and Maths seminars, a day trip to Paris and time in Disneyland Paris. Outcomes of this trip are to support
students with their level two business course and GCSE in maths. The seminars and workbooks are tailored to our student’s needs.
Students will need their own passport and an EHIC card for this trip. We can sign student photos at college for this. EHIC cards are available free of charge from the following website
Please note: deposits are non-refundable once a booking has been made with the travel company. If a student is unable to take part in
the trip after further monies have been paid, the school will endeavour to recoup costs on the student’s behalf. Please note that in the
majority of cases this is not possible, owing to group booking terms and conditions and cancellation fees.
Message from Mrs Kelly
The College library is, at lunch and break times, a technology free zone. This has given rise to a huge surge in the playing of traditional
board and card games. (along with a noticeable improvement in social interaction)
If anyone has games they no longer need, Mrs Kelly would be very grateful for them. The most popular game at the moment is
‘Squares’ (where coloured plastic squares have to be moved in sequence to a certain position)
Children have started to reserve this game for future break times, so if anyone has, and no longer wants, the game – we would be
eternally grateful!
Also in huge demand are: Uno, chess, draughts, cluedo, monopoly and playing cards.
Thank you for any donations you can spare
Business Studies Information
Business coursework catch up for years 10 and 11 are Wednesdays 2.45– 5pm in ED12 and Thursdays 2.45-5pm in ED12.
Key Dates for Business:
Tuesday 10th February– RO62 Coursework Deadline
Thursday 5th March– Exam RO61 Results Day
W/C Monday 27th April– RO63 Coursework Deadline