- Making £nds Meet thank yous
- House Competition Sponsors and thanks
- Music Theory lessons available after school
- Staff Vacancies for 2 Foreign Language Assistants
- Are you interested in becoming a teacher? Do you know anybody who might be?
- Homework update & Broadening Horizons advice
- 2nd hand school uniform shop open after school on 23 Sept
- Pate’s Equestrian Team call out for competitors
- Upcoming Events
- Important notice re infectious diseases
- Student achievements
- Please park considerately
- Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead – tonight and tomorrow night in PAB @ 7pm
- Sports fixtures kick off this weekend! Follow on Twitter @PatesSport
This morning’s entertaining assembly was led by the sixth form Wellbeing Committee, who presented their manifesto for this year, their term of office. Their projects include improving the school’s carbon footprint, by looking at various waste materials and rainwater collection for our toilet facilities. Students can look forward to lunchtime relaxation and mindfulness sessions, as well as TPM activities aimed at improving student health and wellbeing. This committee means business, and I have no doubt our students will benefit from their ideas. I look forward to hearing more about their work over the coming months.
I would like to say a huge thank you to those who have sent in donations to our Making £nds Meet Appeal over the summer holidays; these donations are vital for us to continue providing the education that your children deserve. I will reply in person to all of them in due course and there will be more about the Appeal next week.
House Music Wednesday and Thursday 28th & 29th September: Tickets have now sold out for both evening performances; matinée tickets are still available (28th September @ 2pm) at the time of writing. Please click here to buy tickets.
I would like to express my gratitude to our House Sponsors for supporting this year’s round of House Competitions. My thanks go to:
- Montpellier Lodge supporting Beaufort
- Harrison Clark Rickerbys supporting Gloucester
- Willans supporting Pembroke
- MD2MD supporting Richmond
- Evans Jones supporting York.
Our current financial pressures would mean that House Competitions, as we know (and love) them, would be significantly curtailed, if we didn’t have this external support. Thank you!
1) German Foreign Language Assistant
Hourly Rate £14/hr, approximately 12 hrs per week
October 3rd 2016 – June 2nd 2017 fixed term contract
2) Spanish Foreign Language Assistant
Hourly Rate £14/hr, approximately 8-10 hrs per week
October 3rd 2016 – June 2nd 2017 fixed term contract
The ideal candidates will be native speakers (either German or Spanish respectively) with a keen interest in youth culture, current affairs, politics, film and literature and may too already be familiar with the topics we cover in the 6th form particularly.
Please click here for full details of the role and how to apply.
Are you interested in becoming a teacher? Do you know anybody who might be?
2nd hand school uniform: For all those with an immediate or future need for items of school uniform, please be aware that our well-stocked Uniform Shop will be open on Friday 23rd September from 3pm for 45 mins. Just arrive at the main reception and you will be directed from there.
The Schoolcomms issues we had last week should now be rectified but please let us know if you are still having issues.
Tues 4 Oct: School finishes early at 2pm (buses will arrive early). This is the date of our annual Open Evening and we would be grateful if parents could make a note and allow the students to either stay on or come back into school to act as tour guides for our visiting families. More to follow on this – we rely heavily on students to act as Pate’s ambassadors for the open evening and your support in this is very much appreciated.
Wed 5 Oct: Parents’ Association AGM 7-8pm in the Art Gallery: please do come along if you can, meet our super PA team of parents – HAVE FUN AND SUPPORT YOUR PA!
Thur 6 Oct: Y12 Parents’ Social Evening 6.30-8.30pm, entrance via the Art Gallery.
SPECIAL OFFER: Tickets to see Wi-Fi Wars, showing at Cheltenham Town Hall on Tuesday 27th September, for a special 2-4-1 rate. It is a live comedy game show, targeted at young people (11+), where the audience gets to play along via their own smart phone or tablet, using our Wi-Fi and some very innovative technology. The guys who host the show have just won the Guinness World Record for most people to ever simultaneously play Pong and the show received a 9/10 rating on ‘Kids Rated’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6xlVXJg7Xs. It is also very impressive tech wise as the boys created and developed it all themselves. They talk a lot about the tech and make it interesting, understandable and encourage everyone to ask questions, so it has an educational element. PLEASE USE THIS PROMOTIONAL CODE (WIFI241) online at www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk or via our box office.
Congratulations to Faith Innes (Y10), who has for the second year running won a prestigious Art Prize with the Royal Horticultural Society. She not only won the First prize, she also won the overall ‘Junior best in class’. The theme was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 100 years since Roald Dahl’s birth and here is Faith’s winning entry:
This is the time of year when it is useful to mention to parents about parking in the surrounding streets. With lots of traffic coming and going from school it can be challenging for our neighbours and it is therefore very important that cars park considerately – please NEVER block driveways and keep noise levels to a minimum. Your support in this is very much appreciated.
Just a reminder of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Tom Stoppard): student production directed by Amelia Yates (Y13), performing tonight and tomorrow 16th & 17th September at 7pm in the Performing Arts studio. Tickets are free, just turn up! Do come along and support our sixth form Theatre Studies students in this highly impressive endeavour. The students have put many hours into rehearsing and the performance will be graded as part of Amelia’s Extended Project Qualification. All the best to them with it!
Finally, I would like to wish the boys rugby teams good luck in their first Saturday block of fixtures tomorrow morning against Beechen Cliff, Bath. Also just a reminder to all the parents and students to check fixture lists and team sheets on www.patessport.org and to follow the latest Pate’s sport news on our twitter account @PatesSport.