Pupil and Parent Bulletin

Week A - Week commencing 18th March 2019

The Hive (Vocabulary inter house competition) – Round 1 (from 11th – 22nd March

10A/Ca1 & 9D/CA1, Hospitality & Catering Trip to Petroc – 25th March
Slips need to be returned by Monday 25th March. See Mrs Fawcitt if you require another hard copy. Electronic copy sent via parentmail.

Forthcoming Week

 

Monday 18th March
Endeavour Assembly
Y11 Performing Arts Exam (Drama Studio) All day.
Chess Club open to all at Lunchtime
Y6 Transition Information Evening, 6pm Sports Hall – Finish 7.00pm (Leaders helping meet 5.30pm)

 

Tuesday 19th March
Resolution Assembly
No Lunchtime film club due to Music Exams.
Y11 Music Practitioners Exam, Drama Studio & P2
GCSE Art Students Afterschool Art Club, A2 with TK
Film Animation Afterschool Club
Y7-10 Netball at Park School, Leave 3.10pm Return 5.30pm
Y7 Rugby Boys at Park School, Leave 3.10pm Return 6.00pm

 

Wednesday 20th March
Discovery Assembly
Y9 Rugby at Okehampton College, Leave 8.45am, Return 3.45pm
Y9 Boys & girls Dip/Tet/Pol & Meningitis immunisations (Day 1) Room D1
X4 Y9 MFL Speaking Competition, Pilton School, Barnstaple
Afterschool Out of Blue Course at Bideford Fire Station – 10 wk. course. Week 6. Leave 3pm.
Afterschool Table Tennis Club – Some spaces still available
Afterschool Badminton for all ages – everyone welcome.

 

Thursday 21st March
Endurance Assembly
Y9 Boys & girls Dip/Tet/Pol & Meningitis immunisations (Day 1) Room D1
X4 Y9 & Y11 – UK Maths Challenge, M6 (Periods 5&6)
Lunchtime IntoFilm Club – Avengers Infinity War
Afterschool Volleyball Cancelled due to Ardeche Information Evening
Ardeche Information Evening, Sports Hall, 4.30pm
School of Rock Rehearsals, 2.10pm – 5.30pm
Afterschool English revision available for all with your english teachers
Y7 Netball Training afterschool (CDF)
Y8 Rugby at Park School, 3.10pm Return 6.00pm

 

Friday 22nd March
GCSE History revision, 3.10pm-4.00pm – Aimed at Y11 but other years welcome.

 

Saturday 23rd March
School of Rock Rehearsal, Drama Studio 10am – 4pm (AMP)

 

Sunday 24th March
School of Rock Rehearsal, Drama Studio 10am – 4pm (AMP)


Information

 

Crisp packet recycling

Please make sure that all empty, clean crisp packets (not just Walkers!) are put in the green recycling bin by the J block entrance doors.

 

Year 10 Work Experience

Most of Year 10 have now organised and secured their work experience – well done!  For the few of you who haven’t managed this yet, you need to see Mrs Peters as soon as possible please.

 

Easter MFL Speaking Workshops

All Year 11 MFL students studying French and Spanish have been sent home a letter via parentmail inviting them in for a one day workshop on Monday 8th April, helping them prepare for their MFL speaking exam taking place after Easter. Please return the paper copy to Mr Anderson/Mrs Mounce by Thursday 4th April.

 

French & Spanish Speaking Exams

  • Spanish speaking exams: Thurs 25th April 5+6, Fri 26th 1+2, 3+4. Tues 30th April 5+6

  • French speaking exams Wed 24th April Periods 3 & 4, Thurs 25th April Periods 3, 4, 5 & 6. Mon 29th April all day, Tues 30th April Periods 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Pupils will be given their exact time slots nearer to the exams.

 

Netball

Arrangement of the games that were supposed to take place last week have now been rearranged for Y7-10 on the following dates:

  • Park school-19th March leave school 15.10 and leave Park 5.20ish

  • Bideford College- Tues 2nd April leave school 15.10 and leave Bideford 5.20ish

Art Exam Dates
Fine Art Paper 8202
AQA GCSE Art & Design

  • Y11A – 23rd & 24th April

  • Y11C – 25th & 26th April

Community Volunteering Opportunity

Our local library in Torrington would like to recruit some young volunteers to help out at weekends and all year round.

By volunteering at the library you will develop new skills, meet new people and help others visiting the library.  If you would like to know more please pop into the town library or visit Mrs Leonard if you are interested.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is still stuck on what to do for their Duke of Edinburgh volunteering section.

 

Dinner Money

A reminder that the default maximum spend in the canteen or vending machine is £4.50 per day. You are not allowed to spend over this amount even if you have money left on your account. Some people will have a smaller allowance as your parents’ may have reduced the amount you can spend in a day.  If you need to check what your allowance is for the day, please pop in to Mrs Faulkner in the Finance Office.

If your parents would like to change your allowance more or less than the default, please ask them to call Mrs Faulkner on 01805 623 531 ext. 229 or email rfaulkner@gts.devon.sch.uk

 

Save the dates

Athletics League

  • Athletics League Round 1 - Wednesday 24th April 2019 (3.10pm-6.45pm)

  • Athletics League Round 2 - Wednesday 5th June 2019 (3.10pm-6.45pm)

  • Athletics League Final - Wednesday 12th June 2019 (3.10pm-6.45pm)

  • Athletics League Final Reserve Date - Wednesday 19th June 2019

All Day Athletics Events

  • Wednesday 15th May- Athletics ND School Championships (all day - Braunton)

  • Saturday 8th June –Athletics Devon County Championships (all day – Exeter)

Journeys Poster Competition

Get creative and enter the British Science Association’s annual poster competition, on the theme of journeys.  This year’s competition is being kindly supported by Guinness World Records. You can make a poster about anything involving journeys.  The five best posters from our school will be entered into the UK-wide competition with a chance for pupils to win an array of prizes including a special Guinness World Records Prize.

Deadline: Please hand to your tutor by 9.10am on Friday 29th March so they can pass to Miss Neve-Scott for judging and submission to the competition.

  • Entries must be 2D and submitted on one side of A4 or A3 paper only.

  • Work must be original and created by the student.

  • Posters must include the following information on the back of the poster

    • Entrant first name

    • Year group

    • Tutor Group

Fixtures

 

W.B. 18/03/19

Fixture

Year Group/s

Opposition

Venue

Time

Approx return time

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

Netball

7-10

Various

Park School

3.10pm

5.30pm

Tuesday

Rugby

7

Various

Park School

3.10pm

6pm 

Weddnesday

Rugby

9

Various

Okehampton College

8.45am

3.45pm

Thursday

Rugby

8

Various

Park School

3.10pm

6pm

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning

WB 25/3/19

 

 

 

 

 

W.B. 25/03/19

Fixture

Year Group/s

Opposition

Venue

Time

Approx return time

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

Netball

7

Various

Park School

12.15pm

4? Depends on how they do

Wednesday

Girls Rugby

7-10

Various

Topsham RFC

8.30am

3.30pm approx

Wednesday

Rugby

9

Park School

Bideford RFC

3.30pm

6.45pm

Thursday

Football

7&8

Various

Torbay Leisure Centre

8am

5pm approx

Friday