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  • Humanities Week News
  • House Swimming Gala results
  • Spring Fair – Donations welcome
  • Performing Arts Showcase – Wed 28th Feb @ 7pm
  • Calendar Update
  • Outdoor Education / DoE / CCF Update
  • Cars on Site

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We currently have two parent governor vacancies: Please follow this link for full details, job description and self-nomination form. The deadline for nominations is midnight on Wednesday 21st February.

In assembly this morning I was delighted to present Rugby Colours in recognition of commitment and achievement in Pate’s rugby, and also to officially thank PE staff for all their commitment, training and running fixtures throughout the season. Please follow this link to see the Awards. Shortly after assembly PE staff set off with students to the Austrian Alps on their annual ski trip, and over the weekend our cadets will be off skiing with the CCF.  My thanks to all the staff involved in running these trips.

Humanities Week 2018: Students have participated in a wide range of activities linked to this year's theme of ‘GeoPolitics’. Students had the opportunity to attend a lecture from the National Council of Women which commemorated 100 years of the Women's Vote and brought this topic up to present day (please follow this link for more information about the National Council for Young Women).  Y7 took part in a Spirited Arts activity exploring what it means to be human; Y9 in a 'Digging for Victory' in today's world which culminated in the winners of a slogan competition having the opportunity to make a legendary Woolton Pie. Y10 continued to support Amnesty international, writing persuasive letters to support a wide variety of causes. Thank you to the Humanities teachers and Y12 students for collaborating to provide such a variety of opportunities for the students this week.

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Pate's marked the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 - the first in a series of milestones in the fight for democratic equality with a series of lunchtime activities organised by Year 12 Politics students. This included a passionate debate with the teams arguing for and against the motion, 'This house believes that we have gender equality today, 100 years after the vote', a sign design art competition for the Suffragettes and Suffragists and a cake sale that raised money for a local refuge. It was fantastic to see the Y12s get so enthused about the campaign for universal suffrage and commemorate the occasion. Our Member of the UK Youth Parliament for Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, Harriet Hards (Y13), was interviewed by The Big Issue and you can read the feature on her priorities for Feminism today – here

On Wednesday, Year 12 politics students went to Cheltenham Ladies' College to hear a talk from Professor Matthew Flinders from Sheffield University. He offered an interesting insight into his reflections on the campaigns and outcome of the 2017 General Election, and on ideas of populism versus popularity. It was fascinating to hear about how he believed Labour's 'glorious defeat' had come about and how the political climate has changed over recent years to allow for the rise of a smaller party, UKIP, in 2015, and the reasons behind the rise of populism in politics. It was particularly useful as it directly links to our course on democracy, and was an exciting opportunity to further develop our arguments, viewpoints and opinions.

"During Thursday Lunchtime this week, a mix of Politics, History and Geography students from Y12 & 13 were lucky to receive a talk from former Colonial Officer John Smith CBE, who had served the British Empire in Nigeria, The Solomon Islands and then The Gilbert and Ellice Islands. Tasked with de-colonisation, Mr Smith's role was to train locals into efficient administrative staff - and was clearly a job he took great pride in. While accepting the many atrocities which occurred under British rule, Mr Smith offered a positive view of imperialism and the way he and his colleagues had prepared and developed these men into new leaders to rule prosperous and modernised nations. We can only thank him for talking to us, as personal experiences such as his are so interesting, and incredibly rare to hear."  Harry Folkard 12R1

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Well done to everyone involved in the swimming gala over the past fortnight and congratulations to the PE Department and Heads of House for once again masterminding this spectacular event. Thanks also to Mr Nigel Hosken for keeping score! Here are the final results: 4 House Competition – Juniors (Yr9) and Inters (Yrs 10&11) - 4th York 296pts; 3rd Gloucester 304pts; 2nd Richmond 323pts; 1st Beaufort 367pts. 5 House Competition- Minors (Yrs7&8) and Seniors (Yrs12&13) - 5th York 283pts; 4th Gloucester 300pts; 3rd Beaufort 304pts; 2nd Richmond 316pts; 1st Pembroke 338pts. Individual awards will be presented after half term.

SPRING FAIR DONATIONS WELCOME: please could you send in any items for raffle hampers and tombola – any of the following is ideal: chocolates, sweet treats, biscuits, bottles, unwanted small gifts, toiletries, etc. The Spring Fair is just around the corner – 10th March – and an army of volunteers were in school today sorting books of raffle tickets into envelopes ready to distribute after half term. Thanks to the sixth formers who took the opportunity to serenade them with a surprise love song – I am sure that is something they won’t forget in a hurry!

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Performing Arts Showcase Wednesday 28th February @ 7pm (Hall): Tickets are now on sale for this variety show of talent from all year groups. Please join us for an evening of great entertainment – pre-theatre and interval refreshments kindly provided by our Parents’ Association. Tickets cost £6 (adults) and £4 students and are available online (here). 

Calendar Update:

  • Sun 18 Feb – Choral Concert rehearsal for parents 7-9pm (school hall)
  • Mon 19 Feb – INSET DAY (no students in school)
  • Tues 20 Feb – School restarts (Y12 out on Work Experience Week)
  • w/c 26 Feb – Pate’s Reading Week
  • Tues 27 Feb – Y8 & 9 Girls HPV vaccinations NB **Y8 to return signed consent forms**
  • Wed 28 Feb – Performing Arts Showcase @ 7pm (tickets here)
  • Mon 5th Mar – Y8 Grade Cards
  • Tues 6th Mar – Y7 Grade Cards
  • Tues 6th Mar – School Photographer (Y7,11 & 13 class groups + Y11 & 13 whole year groups)
  • Tues 6th Mar – Y8 Parents’ Evening 3-7pm
  • Wed 7th Mar @ 6.30pm – Y12 Speaker – Andrew Spencer (Cambridge University)
  • Thurs 8th Mar – Y7 Pizza & Onesie Night (after school until 7.15pm)
  • Sat 10th Mar 10.30-12.30 - PA SPRING FAIR

Outdoor Education Department - Update

Trips: There are now only limited spaces for our trips to Nepal 2018 and Canada 2019, please book to avoid disappointment. Full details can be found at www.patesgsdofe.org

Duke of Edinburgh: All Bronze level participants who have completed Core Skills who have not already signed up now need to sign up for their Day Walks which are set for weekends in early March. They also need to be considering their choice of date and then signing up for Planning Days, Practice Weekends and Assessment Weekends. There are limited places for all of these, so will be allocated on the basis of first come/first served. Sign up is via the links at http://www.patesgsdofe.org/bronze
All Silver and Gold level participants also need to be considering their choice of date Practice Weekends and Assessment Weekends. There are limited places for all of these, so will be allocated on the basis of first come/first served. Sign up is via the links at http://www.patesgsdofe.org/silver or http://www.patesgsdofe.org/gold

Combined Cadet Force:

  • Gloucestershire Joint Services Cadet Committee are hosting a Spring Skills Competition on 04 March 2018. All interested Cadets please sign up online at www.pgsccf.com
  • CCF FTX 16-18 March 2018, this open to RAF as well as Army Cadets.
  • CCF Annual Inspection is being held on 19 April 2018, full details will follow soon.
  • CCF Summer Camp is being held at Okehampton 23-29 June 2018, booking is now open on our website (here). 
  • CCF Skiing Trip to Bavaria 16-23 February 2019 is now open for booking. THIS IS OPEN TO ALL YEAR 8s WHO ARE PLANNING TO JOIN THE CCF IN SEPTEMBER 2018. HERE

Cars on site: Due to the building project at the front of school, spaces for dropping off and parking are restricted, which is interrupting the flow of traffic at drop-off and pick-up times. Please could we ask that drivers be considerate, as follows:-

  • Rather than driving along the front of school with buses in the morning please keep left (one way loop) and exit the second gate (next to caretaker's house)
  • Please do not pull over and block traffic at entrance / along the front of school
  • Please avoid driving onto the school site if possible. Thank you for your support.

Finally, I would like to wish all Pate’s families a restful and happy half term.  Please see the Sports Review below.

Yours sincerely

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Russel Ellicott
Head Master

 Pate's Sports Weekly Review

Sat 03 Feb 2018 - Sat 10 Feb 2018

Basketball

 

Time/Date

Team

Venue

Opponent

Result

Report

 

16:00 Mon
05 Feb 18

Boys-U18A

Home

Archway School

HWO

   

16:00 Tue
06 Feb 18

Boys-U18A

Home

Wycliffe College

Lost : 52 - 76

   

16:00 Tue
06 Feb 18

Boys-U15A

Home

Cotswold School

Won : 41 - 36

   

16:00 Wed
07 Feb 18

Boys-U14A

Home

Cleeve School

Won : 40 - 38

   
   

Cricket

 

Time/Date

Team

Venue

Opponent

Result

Report

 

12:00 Wed
07 Feb 18

Girls-U15A

Neutral

tbc

Won

Pate's 86 - 7 vs Cheltenham Ladies College 74 - 8 - Won

Pate's 75 - 5 vs Winchcombe 60 - 7 - Won

District Ladies Taverns Champions

 
   

Football

 

Time/Date

Team

Venue

Opponent

Result

Report

 

10:00 Sat
03 Feb 18

1st XI

Home

The King's School, Worcester

Lost : 0 - 3

   

10:00 Sat
03 Feb 18

2nd XI

Home

The King's School, Worcester

Draw : 2 - 2

   

10:00 Sat
03 Feb 18

Boys-U15A

Away

The King's School, Worcester

Lost : 1 - 3

Goals:
Sittampalam

MVP(s)
Laurie Ewles

 

10:00 Sat
03 Feb 18

Boys-U15B

Away

The King's School, Worcester

Lost : 0 - 3

   

10:00 Sat
03 Feb 18

Boys-U14A

Away

The King's School, Worcester

Won : 5 - 2

Goals:
Cheslin, Wood(2), Watson(2)

MVP(s)
Ryan Watson

 

10:00 Sat
03 Feb 18

Boys-U14B

Away

The King's School, Worcester

Canc : -

   

14:30 Tue
06 Feb 18

Boys-U14A

Away

Prince Henry's High School

Lost : 1 - 5

Goals:
Wood

MVP(s)
Oli Hepburn

 

14:30 Tue
06 Feb 18

Boys-U14B

Away

Prince Henry's High School

Lost : 0 - 1

   

14:15 Wed
07 Feb 18

1st XI

Home

All Saints' Academy

Won : 7 - 1

   

14:15 Wed
07 Feb 18

2nd XI

Home

St Edward's School, Cheltenham Boys-U18A

Post : -

   
   

Hockey

 

Time/Date

Team

Venue

Opponent

Result

Report

 

14:30 Wed
07 Feb 18

1st XI

Home

The King's School, Gloucester

Lost : 0-6

   
   

Netball

 

Time/Date

Team

Venue

Opponent

Result

Report

 

16:00 Tue
06 Feb 18

U13A

Away

Balcarras School

Won : 41 - 3

   

14:30 Wed
07 Feb 18

1st VII

Home

Hereford Cathedral School

Won : 16 - 15

MVP(s)
Rosanna Crabb-Lahei

 

14:30 Wed
07 Feb 18

2nd VII

Home

Hereford Cathedral School

Won : 24 - 23

   

14:30 Wed
07 Feb 18

3rd VII

Home

Hereford Cathedral School

Won : 34 - 7

   

14:45 Thu
08 Feb 18

U15A

Away

Hereford Cathedral School

Lost : 8 - 11

MVP(s)
Mahek Bhalla

 

14:45 Thu
08 Feb 18

U15B

Away

Hereford Cathedral School

Won : 12 - 6

MVP(s)
Holly Haines

 
   

Rugby Union

 

Time/Date

Team

Venue

Opponent

Result

Report

 

10:00 Sat
03 Feb 18

U12A

Away

QEH 7s

See report : -

QEH 7s - Waterfall tournament, 4 pools of 3 teams

4 Pate's House Teams - Beaufort Gloucester Richmond Pembroke/York

4 Katherine Lady Berkeley House Teams

4 QEH House Teams

Overall standings -

Richmond 5th Place - Silver Trophy Winners

Beaufort 6th Place

Gloucester 11th Place

Pembroke/York 12th Place

 

16:00 Thu
08 Feb 18

U12A

Away

Balcarras School

Won : 15 - 10

   

16:00 Thu
08 Feb 18

U12B

Away

Balcarras School

Draw : 20 - 20

   

 

 

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