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HEADLINES:

  • Target 2.0 Team makes Bank of England History for Pate's
  • Staff Vacancy – Reprographics Coordinator (part-time)
  • Forthcoming Events:
  • A Night at the Theatre – Wed 22nd June @ 7.30pm in PAB
  • School Sport Celebration Evening – Tues 28th June @ 7pm in main hall
  • Junior Concert – Thurs 30th June @ 7pm in main hall
  • Pate’s Summer Exhibition - Wed 6th July @ 4.30-7pm in Art Gallery
  • Calendar & Trips Update
  • Sports Update
  • Vote for your school library

Yet again the winning Pate's Grammar School Target 2.0 team of Sam Cole, Annabel Manley, Jack Sherer-Clark and Ollie Wallbridge have made history! They are the first ever students to be allowed to post to the Bank of England's esteemed Bank Underground Blog. Please find the article here entitled "If Pate’s Grammar School set UK Monetary Policy…". The editor of the Blog emailed to say "I just wanted to thank you the team for submitting your fascinating post. When we discussed it in the editorial board meeting I made the point that it was FAR better than anything I could have dreamt of writing at your age. Someone asked me how it stood relative to what I could do now, and I had to admit that the same was still true… So it really is impressive.” Congratulations and very well done to the team and to Katherine Fey for helping them to achieve this accolade.

Staff Vacancy: Reprographics Coordinator (part-time, term time only). We are looking a Reprographics Coordinator to support staff and students in their reprographic needs and also ensure that photocopiers and supplies are maintained. This person will be part of the front office team at school and there will also be school Reception cover required on an ad hoc basis, as well as a variety of other school office duties. Hours of work will be 08:30-11:30 Monday to Friday, although some flexibility will be required during busy periods. Please follow this link to the school website for full details and an application form, which should be emailed to Stephen Locke, Bursar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) along with an accompanying letter explaining why you would like to be considered for this post. The deadline for applications is midday on Tuesday 28th June and interviews will take place during week commencing 4th July.

Forthcoming Events:
A Night at the Theatre – Wed 22nd June @ 7.30pm in Performing Arts Studio: Come along to hear songs from the musicals sung by students from Years 9, 11 and 12, and to hear and see monologues and duologues acted in a revue of student talent and interest. The evening begins at 7.30pm and will last no longer than a couple of hours. There will be pre-show, interval and post-show refreshments available. It all takes place in the intimate and relaxed surroundings of the Performing Arts Studio (plentiful parking, loos and refreshments!). Tickets cost £3 and are available online (here).

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School Sport Celebration Evening – Years 7-10, Tuesday 28th June 2016 - Main Hall 7-9.30pm.  We would like to invite all pupils and parents with any connection to sport at Pate’s in Y7-10 to our “School Sport Celebration Evening”. The event will begin at 7pm in the main hall at Pate’s on Tuesday 28th June and finish by about 9.30pm. The PA will be serving drinks and snacks during the evening. The captains and players of our teams will present a review of their season, with players’ player of the year presentations and any trophies celebrated. Please follow this link to reserve your free tickets for this event. Looking forward to a sporty evening… from Mr Dandy and the PE department.
Junior Concert - Thurs 30th June @ 7pm:  Tickets are now on sale for the end of year Junior Concert – this is the culmination of a year in the life of our orchestras, ensembles and choirs, and such a pleasure to see how our musicians have progressed over the year, both individually and collaboratively - it is a fantastic evening of musical entertainment. Tickets costs £6 (adults) and £4 students and are available to buy in advance (here) or on the door.
You are warmly invited to attend the Pate’s Summer Exhibition in the Art Gallery on Wednesday 6th July 4.30-7pm. The exhibition will showcase this year’s sixth form work and includes video, photography, textiles, painting, sculpture and ceramics. The exhibition will be open and available to view between 6th and 14th July.

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Calendar Update:

  • Cricket week at Pate’s – 20-23 June: all are welcome to join us in the tent to enjoy some cricket fixtures, as follows:
  • - Head Master’s XI vs students – Mon 20th June from 1pm
  • - MCC vs Pate’s – Thurs 23rd June from 11.30am
  • Early finish at 2pm (buses will arrive early) – Tues 21st June (teacher training).
  • INSET Day – Fri 24th June – no students in school (other than exams)
  • Rugby Tour Parents’ Information Meeting – Monday 27th June @ 5.45-7.15pm (school hall)
  • Cern Trip Parents’ Information Meeting – Tuesday 28th June @ 6-7pm (Art Gallery)

Trips this week:

  • 19th- 25th June Yr7 trip to Normandy
  • 17th June – Yr8 DT Workshop – 10 students
  • 20th June – Yr11 Thorpe Park

Sports Update:
School Sport Celebration Evening – Y7-10, Tuesday 28th June 2016 in Main Hall @ 7-9.30pm
- A reminder that we would like to invite all pupils and parents with any connection to sport at Pate’s in Y7-10 to our “School Sport Celebration Evening”. The event will begin at 7pm in the main hall at Pate’s on Tuesday 28th June and finish by about 9.30pm. The Parent's Association will be serving drinks and snacks during the evening. The captains and players of our teams will present a review of their season, with players’ player of the year presentations and any trophies celebrated. Please follow this link to reserve your free tickets for this event. Looking forward to a sporty evening… from Mr Dandy and the PE department.
Sports Team Photos: Summer team photos will be taken as follows and we would be grateful if you could make a note that students need to bring their kit in on these dates:
- Y7 & Y8 - Tuesday 5th July 9-11.30am 
- Y9 & 10 - Wednesday 22nd June 9-11.30am.
Hopefully the summer photos will be available to order before the end of the term
OPRO Mouthguard fitting in September: The PE department would highly recommend all pupils who participate in rugby and hockey to protect themselves by wearing a mouthguard. Order mouthguards in advance & book your child's moulding appointment here: http://mouthguards.opro.com/custom/order)- the moulding will take place by OPRO staff in the Outdoor Education Building on Wednesday 7th September from lunchtime. (To see the full range of OPRO mouthguards please check out their website here.)
Boys’ Minors Athletics Championships:  This week saw the annual Boys’ Minors Athletics Competition take place at a very wet Prince of Wales Stadium. This is the competition where Y7 and Y8 boys compete in the full range of events for their school’s year group team. The competition started brilliantly for Pate’s with many boys making it through their heats and into finals on the track. In the field, there was just as much success with lots of athletes picking up points in their events. Unfortunately, an unprecedented decision had to be taken to abandon the competition when the rain storm started and failed to relent. Luckily, the organisers decided that enough results had been recorded for decisions to be made as to the outcome of the competition. We are delighted that Pate’s boys were crowned champions in both the Y7 and Y8 competitions. Clearly this means that when the points were added together Pate’s retained the Boys’ Minors shield for the 16th year. Special mentions should go to Thomas Stevens (Y8 1500m “B”), Daksh Bagi (Y8 Long Jump) and Olly Hepburn (Y7 Javelin) who all won their events. 
Many congratulations to all the Pate's athletes who competed at the County Athletic Championships on Saturday. There were some fantastic performances with many Pate's athletes now crowned County Champion. Possibly the most impressive individual performance was Mel Bird who not only won the shot and discus but broke a Competition Best Performance, throwing the discus over 35 metres! As a result of their performances, the following have been selected to represent Gloucestershire Athletics Team in Exeter this coming weekend. We wish them all the very best of luck:
County Girls: Jade Gough (IG 1500m), Alex Quinn-Savory (SG 400m), Bethan Moor (SG 3000m), Mel Bird (SG Shot and Discus) and Ellen Thrall (SG Hammer).
County Boys: Jack Musselwhite (JB 300m), Rory Cawkwell (IB 100m and 200m) and Jacob Pickering (SB 3000m).

Our school library needs you! Help us win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for the school library - and get £100 for yourself! Just vote for Pate’s Grammar School online (here), it only takes a minute. Thank you.

Year 7 & 8 have finished their end of year exams, and Year 7 all went to Drayton Manor yesterday to celebrate. Similarly our Year 11s have finished their GCSEs and will celebrate with their Prom tonight at Hatherley Manor, followed by a trip to Thorpe Park next week. Well done to the students who have organised the Prom and thanks to Mandy Lane and Fiona Hutton-Potts for so generously supporting them. The Year 7 Normandy trip sets off this weekend and Y8 go on their summer camp. The end of exams heralds a well-earned relaxing wind-down to the summer term, with lots of fun classroom activities, sport, trips, events and shows for our students to look forward to and enjoy. Well done to everyone for giving their best in the exams and to parents for supporting them.

Finally, congratulations to Dan Gilchrist (Y12) on winning the MMA Hibbins Essay Competition (http://www.mma-online.org.uk/hibbins-essay-competition-2016/) . Dan fought off competition from all over the country with his Webern analysis. His winning essay will be published in the 'Ensemble' journal and he receives £200.  Congratulations to him on this outstanding achievement.

I hope the rain holds off for the cricket next week and hope to see some of your there.

Yours sincerely

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Russel Ellicott
Head Master

 

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