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Issue 7
Wednesday 17th December 2014
Message from Adrian Price, Principal - ‘It always seems impossible until it is done’ (Nelson Mandela)
A year on from the passing of Nelson Mandela and these wise words still resonate. This has been a hugely important term in
the life of Tenbury High. We have welcomed new staff, embarked upon a new partnership with Ormiston and continued
our journey to outstanding and beyond. The achievement of our pupils is now above the national average, the quality of
teaching is very good and I have utmost confidence that pupils are benefitting from all our efforts. The staff at THOA work
incredibly hard and it is wonderful to see their work being rewarded and the school full of confidence. Well done everyone.
At the same time as securing rapid school improvement we have remained the small, personable, inclusive and unique school
of old. This has been so evident recently with our involvement in the Remembrance Day services and Mistletoe Festival. I
was particularly pleased that so many pupils took part in the Christmas Truce performance and to see that every pupil in year
9 had a piece of Mistletoe art work on display in the town. I was delighted with the Mistletoe jewellery partnership work led
by Miss Cartwright which involved some of our pupils working with St Michael’s pupils. A fabulous cross-curricular
community project which ended with some fantastic jewellery which will be displayed in town. Well done to all those
involved! I love Christmas in Tenbury. Thanks to everyone for the fantastic Christmas hampers. Thank you to the Tenbury
Town Band for a wonderful Christmas performance last Saturday night! We have our Talent Show on Thursday and our
superb THOA Carol Service is at St Mary’s Church on Friday at 2pm; please come and join us. I also hope to see some of you
on Sunday evening at the St Mary’s Church Carol service.
Pupils start back to school on Tuesday 6 January which will be a normal school day.
Thank you for your support. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope that 2015 is good to us all!
Fabulous memories made at the Mistletoe Festival held on 6th December 2014
We are very grateful to the following organisations for sponsoring the Buzz - thank you
Supermarket & Catering Butchers
Market Street, Tenbury Wells
T: 01584 810351
Specialist in quality used commercial vehicles
Station Park, Station Road, Hartlebury, DY11 7YJ
T: 01299 251087
M: 07831 570117
E: [email protected]
Local Locksmith in Tenbury Wells
No call out charge – free quotes and
T: 01584 819963
M : 07805 233196
Thursday 18 December
Friday 19th December
Monday 5th January 2015
Tuesday 6th January 2015
Friday 23rd January 2015
Tuesday 27th January 2015
Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Tuesday 28th April 2015
Tuesday 5th May 2015
School Talent Show
Church Carol Service – 2.00 pm (families welcome to join the service)
**Break up for Christmas**
Teacher Training Day – no pupils in school
**Pupils return to school**
Non-school uniform for the best attending Learning Mentor Group
Year 9 Parents’ Evening
Year 11 Parents’ Evening
Year 8 Parents’ Evening
Year 7 Parents’ Evening
PTFA Christmas Hampers – amazing!
1st - JKL
3rd - GVSJ
2nd - BSM
Making hampers is something that we take great pride in at THOA! This year the competition amongst Learning Mentor
groups was extremely fierce. Sixteen fabulous hampers were presented which were judged on content and style. All the
hampers were prizes at the successful PTFA Christmas Bingo held at school on 4 December.
Thank you very much for all your generous donations.
We are proud to present the final pieces of jewellery produced
by THOA pupils and St Michael's College students who have
worked together over the last few weeks to develop and make
jewellery with an international theme suitable for sale at events
such as the recent Mistletoe Festival.
Instrumental lessons are on offer in a variety of instruments at THOA:
clarinet, flute, saxophone, voice, piano, guitar and drums. Beginners
welcome. Try something new in the New Year; ask Mrs Nolan for a
letter to begin lessons.
PTFA dates for your diary:
 Thursday 8th January – 7.30 pm PTFA AGM
 Minibus Lottery- There are balls still available - £4 per month.
All proceeds to towards running and maintaining the
minibuses. For information please contact:
Katie Powis 07711 388831 or Lisa Whitney 07805 375677
Happy Christmas and thank you for your continued
Confidential Advice from your School
Drop in and see the school nurse every
other Wednesday lunch time in the
Apex or Conference Room
Congratulations to
Hannah Evans who has
recently passed her
Grade 5 Saxophone
Exam. Well done!
Sweet/Cake Containers
Childline Contact Numbers
0800 1111
0800 400222
Local Police: 101
Poppy Appeal 2014
We would be very grateful in the Food
Department for your post-Christmas used
sweet/cake/icecream containers. They are
extremely useful for our pupils to transport
their cooking safely home. Thank you – Mrs
NSPCC Contact Numbers
0800 800500
0800 056056
[email protected]
THOA - PE Fixtures
Up-to-date information can
be found on the PE Blog:
Thank you – THOA
raised an amazing
£239.05 for the Royal
British Legion.
Safeguarding (Child Protection Information)
Designated member of staff responsible for
safeguarding: Mrs J Herschy
Deputy: Mr A Price
T: 01584 810304
Governor: Mrs C Wallace - 07867468908