- Welcome back - new year, new term … new build!
- Parking on school site
- Pate’s Partners – Business Breakfast 25 Jan @ 8am (book here)
- National Council of Young Women visiting speakers
- Pate’s “Obble” Hats have arrived (order yours here)
- Calendar Update
- Y10 & Y11 Girls South Africa Sports Tour LAUNCH – sign up by 29 Jan
- Lost Property on display
- Extra-Curricular Achievements
On the fifth of January, Pate’s was lucky enough to host two speakers from the National Council of Women: Barbara Maddison and Jenny Raw. The event, which took place during lunchtime, in association with the Amnesty International Group and the Feminist Society, attracted a diverse range of like-minded individuals. Barbara Maddison introduced the non-governmental organisation, outlining the history of the National Council of Women, which spans over one hundred years. It was founded in 1895 in response to the poor working conditions faced by British women. Different groups from around the country unified to form what would later be known as the National Council of Women. Jenny Raw then spoke about her experiences with the National Council of Young Women – formed more recently – and the amazing opportunities this had afforded her. Though only eighteen, she has already addressed the organisation’s national conference, and the Commission on the Status of Women’s UN conference. As students, this was truly inspiring to hear, and helped many of us to realise that age is not a limiting factor to activism. We hope that the talk will help more people to get involved with the work that this fantastic organisation does, and we cannot emphasise enough our gratitude for this wonderful opportunity. Ellie Cheslin Y12
The “Obble” hats have arrived and are available for collection, once purchased via school gateway (here). As part of the fundraising for South Africa 2018 tour, also supporting The Oddballs charity to raising awareness of Testicular Cancer, our rugby tourists would like you to play your part by purchasing your own Pate’s Obble Hat for only £15. Just pay via School Gateway (here) and we will do the rest! Thank you.
- Y11 Mock exams until 11 Jan incl.
- Y13 Mock exams 9-19 Jan incl.
- Thur 11 Jan – Y9 Options Evening 7-8.30pm
- Mon 22 Jan – Y11 Grade Cards published
- Tues 23 Jan – EARLY FINISH – BUSES ARRIVE EARLY @ 2PM (no cooked lunch service)
- Tues 23 Jan – 6th Form Open Evening 5-8pm
Y10 & Y11 Girls South Africa sports tour 2019 LAUNCH – Please sign up and pay £250 deposit by 29th January.
Lost Property: There is a large collection of watches, jewellery, memory sticks, glasses and other belonging currently on display in Reception. Parents are welcome to come in and browse - please encourage students to check through it as well. Thank you.
Extra-Curricular Achievements: Huge congratulations to our two sixth formers - Kiran Chakraborty, who has been selected for the Gloucestershire cricket tour to Sri Lanka in February, and James Nicholls, who has been selected for the British Cadet Rifle Team, travelling to Canada this summer. These are incredible achievements, and a great testament to the years of hard work both boys have put into to their respective sports. Well done to them!
I am very much looking forward to the completion of our new sixth form centre and senior library, plus the subsequent refurbishment and transformation of the existing sixth form areas and common rooms. The new facilities will be hugely beneficial for the whole school community – we will keep you updated with progress over the coming months. Finally, my thanks to parents supporting Y11 and Y13 students throughout thier revision and exam periods.